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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:47 PM
    I've seen some nice metal shop built stands and a few homemade ones. The main thing is for it to have the clearance to run a tray of cases under it. Some powder measures come with a flat bar used to mount the powder measure to the top of the press...
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    Yesterday, 10:42 PM
    If you seek out the skidder and truck tire shops... your success rate will increase... the "regular" car/truck shops will be up to date on FE and Zn weights... the more remote the shop, the better you will do.
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    Yesterday, 10:36 PM
    Sometimes the good ole days were really the good ole days! I don't remember exactly when but wheel weight alloy changed. Older weights had a little more tin than modern weights. Thats a good score!
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    Yesterday, 10:33 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Tin removal in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Melting it at a higher than normal temperature will cook some of it out. Not all, but some of it. But, tin is considered to be very valuable to us casters and I suggest diluting it with a lesser tin rich alloy to save it. Just curious, what alloy...
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    Yesterday, 10:22 PM
    I agree, those sound like linotype pigs, or bars. Google "linotype" and you can find lots of info. Lino is a good alloy for adding to pure lead.
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    Yesterday, 10:17 PM
    Like the others posted, try a little less pressure or maybe some heat. When I load cast bullets I keep a towel or rag on my knee and wipe the base off on each bullet. Yeah, its a pain. Another step in the process. But, some dies, some bullets, some...
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    Yesterday, 10:07 PM
    Really glad to see you back on the road to recovery. My current shots hurt and leave sore spots. I've gotten where I dread every other day. Its better than the oral stuff that they had me try, it nearly killed me. Praying for you, take care.
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    Yesterday, 09:18 AM
    Would anyone here care to share your pet 223 loads? I'm no newby to reloading or to the 223 but I'm about to rebarrel one of my 223 Varmint rifles and I am interested in exploring some other powders. My varmint load is BL-C2 and one of the plastic...
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    Yesterday, 09:02 AM
    With the proper precautions those cases should reload and shoot ok. But as plentiful as 9mm brass is I would probably scrap them. You can find some interesting stuff mixed up in range brass!
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    Yesterday, 08:56 AM
    Still working on 223's. Probably resize a few hundred more and process them. Maybe start loading the ones that I processed last week while this batch is tumbling and drying.
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    05-20-2018, 04:26 PM
    My biggest regret was a Ruger 22 target pistol made in the 200th year of American Liberty. I have had a few that I passed on buying that I wish I had bought. One was a S&W "N" frame parts gun. I think it was originally a M-28 but it had a 44...
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    05-20-2018, 11:35 AM
    I'll take this: 10mm brass 600 pcs $30 pm on way!
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    05-19-2018, 11:57 PM
    That was a good score! Depending on your age you should consider keeping all of it. That would be a lifetime supply of tin for most casters.
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    05-19-2018, 11:40 PM
    Thats a nice looking pot! You did a good job on it.
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    05-19-2018, 11:36 PM
    It looks like you had a good day! Your bullets look good.
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    05-19-2018, 11:27 AM
    This is what I would do if I had the extra bench space. I would really like to keep the large amount of carbon and stuff away from the ram on my loading press.
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    05-19-2018, 11:20 AM
    Midway gets more than its share of bashing but I've always liked dealing with them. You can get decent pricing by watching their sales.
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    05-19-2018, 11:17 AM
    Dunkem, That is some nice looking welding! Redhawk0, its good to see the caution that you used. I think those spring handles would work fine. Please post some pictures of the finished project. We like pictures, you know!
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    05-19-2018, 11:03 AM
    Trimmed the 700+ cases that I resized the other day and started tumbling them today. Hoping to load them tomorrow.
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    05-19-2018, 10:54 AM
    I would do something like this. That way, if the other party had something interfere there would be a record of sorts showing that I tried and that the deal was ended. Communication is important to me. When buying, I message the seller when...
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    05-19-2018, 10:47 AM
    lightman replied to a thread How do you cook bacon? in Our Town
    Even though I'm eating bacon as I type this, you guys are making me hungry! I'm not much of a cook but I married a great one! She uses different methods, depending on the quantity or if She will be making gravy. A cast iron skillet on the stove top,...
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    05-19-2018, 10:32 AM
    It probably would be easier to list what is not in demand. 9MM, 40 S&W, 223 are everywhere. You can't give 270's and 7MM Magnum away! Most others can be sold or traded. After going through several shortages, not just the last one, I save nearly...
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    05-19-2018, 10:19 AM
    This is really sad. Prayers offered for the victims and their families. I don't know the answer to this problem. More security? Metal detectors at the doors? Stricter and swifter punishment for the perp? Maybe allow the teachers to carry? Allow, not...
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    05-19-2018, 10:02 AM
    lightman replied to a thread lawn rolling in Our Town
    I'm not sure how effective it would be to roll it. I would probably disc or till it and drag something around on it. Around and around and around with a box blade would do wonders for making it flat. When I bought the lot that my house is built on...
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    05-18-2018, 08:02 AM
    Yesterday I resized about 700 223 cases and swaged the primer pockets. Today I'll degrease them and trim them. Got a Prairie Dog shoot coming up soon and have to get ready!
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    05-17-2018, 12:56 PM
    I'm like you, a little surprised in their lack of interest. Besides firearms manufactures, I would think about all of the reloading companies, scope manufactures, ammo companies like Black Hills, powder companies, brass companies, ect. I think you...
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    05-16-2018, 09:12 PM
    PM on the way!
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    05-16-2018, 09:11 PM
    I'll take this: 3 - CH4D Swage die kit, like new - $15 4 - Hornady 40s&w/10mm Bullet feed die #095332, great shape - $10
    3 replies | 294 view(s)
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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
GC Gas Check