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    Today, 10:27 AM
    I'm not a PID expert but yes, it matters. The supply wire from the source and the load wire from the SSR need to be big enough for the intended load. Anywhere from #16, #14 or #12 would work. I'm sure some of the guys that build them will be along...
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    Yesterday, 09:46 PM
    Sending a PM!
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    Yesterday, 02:59 PM
    This is true if you plan to sell. But if I were planning to cast with it I would want it to be in some consistent form. And I'm not going to sort several buckets of type!
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    Yesterday, 02:53 PM
    That was a decent price. Just reinforces what I've said about lead still being out there if you look.
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    Yesterday, 02:43 PM
    Welcome Aboard! Those are pretty good for a first effort. The shiney ones are from the mold or alloy not being hot enough and they are not completely filled out. The dull ones are frosted from being a little too hot but are well filled out. I...
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    Yesterday, 02:20 PM
    I want to sell a nice 4 cavity H&G 68BB mold with handles. $155 Shipped anyplace the USPS will ship flat rate to. I'll take a check or USPS Money Order. I'll be happy to answer questions or send more pictures but the first public "I'll take it" gets...
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    Yesterday, 10:43 AM
    It good to see that you are getting that nice old mold back into useable condition. The H&G molds that I have are a pleasure to cast with.
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    Yesterday, 10:34 AM
    I've never seen zinc in type before. Like BNE said, don't mean it can't happen. I guess nothing is sacred anymore! Like Mary said, do a quick acid test on the suspecting lead before you throw it out or mix it with something else.
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    Yesterday, 10:29 AM
    That could be the haul of a lifetime! Or a bust! The spacers can vary from linotype to almost anything. A quick search can tell you the base alloy of the other different kinds of type. Whatever it is, it could be useable to a caster. Price wise?...
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    Yesterday, 09:49 AM
    Lots of good advice and different viewpoints above. You can buy lead here in the Swapping and Selling section for around a dollar a pound plus shipping. Its already cleaned up and cast into ingots and is usually what it is advertised as. Prices at...
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    Yesterday, 09:22 AM
    I buy quality stuff. When I was working there was no place in my line of work for a cheap tool. It does not have to be SnapOn to be good but they are. Good that is. Garage sales, flee markets and pawn shops are good places to look. Estate sales and...
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    Yesterday, 09:10 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Pet peeves in Our Town
    Pet peeves: 1. Stupid people 2. Lazy people 3. Rude people 4. Inconsiderate people 5. The lottery ticket people that block the doors and pumps at gas stations and play loud radios 6. Unorganized people. You know the ones that don't know they...
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    03-18-2018, 04:55 PM
    lightman replied to a thread lymn #2 in Cast Boolits
    No, not in my experience.
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    03-18-2018, 10:11 AM
    Iím also glad you decided to keep it. Iím betting that it cleans up good enough to use. A sliver of wood will get the lead off of the faces and careful use of a scribe will easily clean up the vent lines. Evaporust is good stuff! A good scrubbing...
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    03-18-2018, 09:59 AM
    It’s a nice looking mold for sure. Hope it cast ok for you.
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    03-18-2018, 09:07 AM
    Nice score! Quite a load of soft lead!
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    03-18-2018, 09:04 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Free lead in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Lots of helpful guys on here! That’s a nice score and like the others said, it’s perfectly safe.
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    03-17-2018, 10:28 AM
    Weekend bump! Still looking for these! Thanks
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    03-17-2018, 10:12 AM
    I was really hoping that 43PU would come back with pictures and details about how he handled and smelted this. I calculated that I could probably have that 28000# smelted into ingots in about 20 days with my set-up and a buddy helping. This is based...
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    03-17-2018, 09:52 AM
    I'll second the suggestion on Midway. They run sales pretty often so keep watching whatever you are interested in.
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    03-17-2018, 09:45 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Greetings in Cast Boolits
    Welcome Back! Life has a way of getting in the way, don't it? Glad to see a Guy finally getting some free time. Have fun shooting those newly cast bullets!
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    03-16-2018, 05:37 PM
    Wear comfortable walking shoes. Carry a small note book to take note of anything that you may want to go back to look at again. Have fun and enjoy the show. There are plenty of places to stay in Tulsa but they fill up pretty fast. I would start...
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    03-15-2018, 05:47 PM
    lightman replied to a thread well done Midway USA in Our Town
    I've been a loyal Midway customer for a long time. The only complaints that I have ever had revolved around shipping. Its good to hear that they took care of things for you.
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    03-14-2018, 03:45 PM
    Thanks again for the suggestions. WD-40 is cleaning it up pretty good. Prolly have to use some Windex to remove that but that should be easy.
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    03-14-2018, 11:41 AM
    While a dollar a pound seems a little high consider that its pretty clean and there should not be much waste. Your wheel weights at 28 cents double in cost if only half are lead. Then you loose around 15% for clips! But, prices and value change by...
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    03-14-2018, 11:23 AM
    She is a pretty quick Wench, thats for sure! Glad it was pretty much uneventful and you were not injured.
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    03-14-2018, 11:16 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Gun show terminology in Our Town
    Cool thread and kind of funny! Rare or collector means over priced to me. After I retired, I cleaned out my gun room, safe, closet, ect and sold off several items that I had no use for. Me and a couple of buddies rented a table at the local show. I...
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    03-14-2018, 09:29 AM
    Like many of you, I entered the Smart Phone world kicking, screaming and complaining! I've gradually learned to appreciate at least some of the things that it can do. The camera is better than the compact Nikon camera that I used to have. The GPS is...
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    03-13-2018, 08:36 PM
    Thats a nice gesture leadman! I also offered to donate some soft lead suitable for a muzzleloader.
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    03-13-2018, 08:30 PM
    Yeah, Nice Score.
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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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