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    Today, 10:21 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Wish Me Luck in Our Town
    Thanks Guys. I'm here and all hooked up and my computer logged onto their WiFi just fine. The same friendly Nurse that was here last time is taking care of me again this time. The Wife dropped me off and went to pick up a few things for our kitchen...
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    Today, 10:10 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Rough week... in Our Town
    I hope you fellows that are having troubles all get better. Supermag, watch those falls. A bad fall can be a life changing event. Maybe something like a mini flash light thats easy to carry that can help you see your furry friends in the dark!
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    Today, 07:10 AM
    Yes, I rinse them in cold water.
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    Today, 06:57 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Wish Me Luck in Our Town
    Morning everyone. Shortly I'll be headed back to the Doctors office for the second half of this treatment. If I tolerate it ok I'll get the next full one in 6 months. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Today, 01:53 AM
    Thanks for the replies. That gives me some good hope clearwater. I am looking at the Lyman manual also. Did you get good accuracy with the starting load or did you have to tweak it?
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    Today, 01:37 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread I am so thankful....... in Our Chapel
    Prayers for you.
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    Yesterday, 11:23 PM
    I have a 30-06 and I want to use 30-30 jacketed bullets to download it to 30-30 velocity. I can't find any info on this. There is 168 grain data for the 06 and I have 170 grain bullets. The listed starting load is pretty close to the max 30-30...
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    Yesterday, 09:42 PM
    Send him an email, you can still do that after someone was banned.
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    Yesterday, 09:40 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread PIF swap box in Pay It Forward
    I am a master of boolits.... Maybe it'll transfer over into my boolits here on the farm soon!
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    I'm not sure I understand the question. If you're talking about melting your alloy over and over then yes you will eventually deplete the alloy. Print shops would buy rich alloy to replace what was lost by continuously melting linotype over and...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:31 PM
    Thanks for the replies. I ain't got 2400 although I like it. It was one of the last powders to show back up around here.
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    Yesterday, 07:05 AM
    Another note on the Wash and Wax. I usually buy it at Walmart. I recently ran out and not having a Walmart locally I bought a jug at the local parts store. It was only about 40 cents more than Walmart. Then a little later I was in a Tractor Supply...
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    03-19-2019, 09:01 PM
    The last I bought came from an outfit called Drill Spot and it shipped from Granger. I bought the corncob in the 20-20 grit.
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    03-19-2019, 08:55 PM
    I would not think the zinc would damage you pot or your barrels. Guys that don't sort wheel weights run some risk of a zinc weight getting trapped in the bottom of the pot and getting hot enough to melt.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-19-2019, 01:08 PM
    Powder coat in general. I have a revolver that leads and while I still want to have it fixed so it'll shoot lubed, PC seems like a good solution at present time. I'm looking at black
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    03-19-2019, 08:51 AM
    This is a good point and I agree that this small % is a non issue. I just wonder how many, if any, were missed. A small % won't hurt although I try for zero. I've seen test results showing that up to 5% will still cast well. Personally I would be...
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    03-19-2019, 08:12 AM
    Casting is enjoyable to me and is kind of like therapy. I've gotten where I cast in the shop with a buddy or two. We'll talk and visit, heckle each other about our rejects, ect. I have my PID set for one temperature and don't change it. I'll...
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    03-19-2019, 08:00 AM
    I don't see a wrong answer here. Shoot them if you want to. Personally it don't bother me to melt bullets down and cast what I want out of them. But, I don't see anything about those pictured that would keep me from shooting them as is.
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    03-19-2019, 07:55 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Loose primers in Cast Boolits
    CCI has always been my favorite primer. I just have fewer issues with them than any other.
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    03-19-2019, 12:36 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Lyman Spartan in Reloading Equipment
    I am probably going to cut the ears off my spartan and fit a primer catch. Been thinking on it a while.
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    03-18-2019, 10:36 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Lube size dies in Casting Equipment
    Maybe it's as simple as they were into it a while and bought stuff that just added up to duplicates. Or had a couple sizers going set for different things.
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    03-18-2019, 10:25 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Lyman Spartan in Reloading Equipment
    I use a spartan and I like it other than I don't have a primer catcher for it. I made a wedge to go under it, and I'm working on a mod to keep the handle up better. I've loaded a bunch of pistol ammo and 30-30 on it.
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    03-18-2019, 10:14 PM
    Well the picture failed but I'll upload via the computer shortly. 170 Remington corelokt hollow point B22780. I have 2 3/4 boxes at present. I bought these off the S&S section. I did a little research on them and I think they are from the 70s to...
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    03-18-2019, 04:30 PM
    Does the mark iron out with several loadings or is it there forever?
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    03-18-2019, 04:13 PM
    I look for the acculine press on occasion and would get one if it was a deal. It would be nice for tent camping where you might mount it to a stump over a long camp. I like hand presses in general. One of the things touted about the lee when...
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    03-18-2019, 02:07 PM
    You want to use enough to have suds in the drum when it quits tumbling and you open it. In a 15# drum I use 1 cap full.
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    03-18-2019, 01:53 PM
    lightman replied to a thread tinsel fairy doesnt care in Our Town
    I'm another that does not go full hazmat when casting. When I'm casting I wear glasses, long sleeve shirt, long pants and closed toe shoes. I'll wear about the same attire when smelting except I'll wear boots with the pants legs worn outside of the...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 12:51 AM
    Can anyone suggest to me a 357 magnum load with the 358-140-swc. I have IMR4227, AA9, and w296. I'm going to run them in the wife's 686. Thanks for the suggestion.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 09:41 PM
    I looked into the Lyman convertible hand / bench press but I didn't figure I'd like it as much as the lee hand press. It looks kinda unwieldy and the reversible handles don't look comfortable at all with that blocky nub on the end.
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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