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    Today, 12:20 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Sunrise ...... in Our Town
    Thats nice, Charlie!
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    Today, 10:44 AM
    I guess I kind of dated myself, huh? I still have some of my drafting stuff that I used in college. But I have seen many brushes that are made the same way. I used a cheap 4 inch paint brush for years to sweep out the dirt in the floor of my company...
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    Today, 10:36 AM
    I expect it would work. I also would bet that some of the members here that have lathes would make you a pin for a fair price. I would if I had a lathe.
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    Today, 10:33 AM
    Yeah, so do I. According to Walter Laigh's poll, most casters are older guys. And older guys, well, get old. I guess its just part of the process?
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    Today, 10:24 AM
    Bulldogger beat me to it! But yeah, she sounds like a keeper. I always heard that a pretty lady was more successful scrounging weights at a tire store than a guy would be. Enjoy your date with that special Lady, and kudos for not driving after...
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    Today, 10:17 AM
    I googled Lee melting pot parts to see what it looked like. I looks like you could buy a short extension cord, cut the female end off, and crimp the correct connector on it. On that 120 volt coil you just connect one wire to one end and the other...
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    Today, 10:09 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Sunrise ...... in Our Town
    Yeah, it happens every morning yet we take them for granted. Lots of mornings I greet the sunrise while sitting in my shop door with a cup of coffee. Love to see the sunrise over the lake when we are over at my Sons condo. Love to feel the warmth it...
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    07-25-2017, 06:21 PM
    Nice Score. Free lead is always welcome.
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    07-25-2017, 03:39 PM
    No leaks so far and I did not stake it. I filed the bottom of the casting just enough to make it flat. It sits on an aluminum plate that is part of my heater and that pretty much holds it in place. I think a center punch would do it though.
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    07-25-2017, 09:47 AM
    Just wondering if the brand of primer you are using is the cause and not the brass? I have had this problem a few times when I was forced to use something other than CCI. I have always had fewer/no issues with them than any other brand. It seems...
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    07-24-2017, 09:48 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Got hit last night in Our Town
    Sorry to hear this but glad you were not seriously injured. See a doctor, if just to have a record if anything turns serious.
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    07-23-2017, 09:56 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Walmart find in Casting Equipment
    Let it get a coat of rust on it. It will dump easier.
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    07-23-2017, 09:47 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Tin in Cast Boolits
    David and Firefighter about covered it. New pure tin can be bought, but its pricy. I get good bullets with straight clip on wheelweights without adding any tin. Range lead can vary much more and may require some tin.
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    07-23-2017, 05:25 PM
    Weekly bump. Still hunting for these.
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    07-23-2017, 05:07 PM
    I would definitely spring for the full set. In my experience bottle neck cases are more likely to stretch than straight wall cases. I'm not a big fan of neck sizing. In factory rifles I have seen little or no improvement in accuracy. I have a number...
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    07-23-2017, 04:01 PM
    Thats not a bad deal, really. You can cull the iron and zinc as you pull them so you will be buying only lead weights. If you are young and healthy enough this could be a good deal for you.
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    07-23-2017, 10:08 AM
    I wish I had done this back at the beginning. I have too much of a stash to ever get them all marked now. I've had a few get mixed up over the years. 55 gallon buckets get brittle over time and split. I stack them in plastic milk crates now, so...
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    07-23-2017, 09:48 AM
    lightman replied to a thread I'm tired, a rant. in Our Town
    Thats what I was thinking. I know several people that have had this done. I'm sorry to hear about all of you guys having health problems. Having your mobility impaired is bad enough. Adding chronic pain to things is even worse.
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    07-23-2017, 09:18 AM
    I went back and read the #1 and #8 post again. Those problem cases have to have something in common that we don't know about and that you don't remember. It seems that there is a possibility that you used other primers than CCI. That could be the...
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    07-22-2017, 02:14 PM
    Good on You! You probably still have plenty. I'd probably put up more resistance over the Kubota.
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    07-22-2017, 06:48 AM
    Congratulations on the Score! Gotta love summer in the South! Its gotten hot here too, in the last week. We have had a pretty mild summer though. That could be a good source for you. Take the Guy a box of doughnuts, get you a set of wheelweight...
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    07-22-2017, 06:33 AM
    I would be interested in this too! Please post the info if you are able to find it.
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    07-22-2017, 06:30 AM
    Well, I got it back together yesterday afternoon! Marlin39A sent me the correct size rings (Thanks Brother) for the pressure nut and I found the correct size "O" ring for the bottom seal at the Case/International dealer, after trying 2 different...
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    07-22-2017, 06:11 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Rounded bands ok? in Cast Boolits
    Good Deal! Every mold has a "personality". Sometimes its easy to get one up and running while other times you have to juggle temp and casting speed. Its a challenge for even an experienced caster sometimes. Once you cast a perfect bullet you're...
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    07-22-2017, 06:04 AM
    The old standby 230 grain round nose is hard to beat. Its not sexy and it does not cut nice sharp holes in paper targets but it just plain works. My favorite is the H&G68 or one of its many clones. I don't know if it will work in your Springfield...
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    07-21-2017, 08:40 PM
    Thanks, I thought so. I put them at about 10cents ea plus shipping.
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    07-21-2017, 08:27 PM
    I use a Sinclair hand priming tool. Its a little pricy but its very exact and the feel is great. Before that I used the original Lee tool. I actually have worn out several of those. I like to hand prime vs bench prime because I can do it while in...
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    07-21-2017, 07:48 PM
    Sold to Rich. Thanks Rich!
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    07-21-2017, 02:08 PM
    I have for sale an odd lot of jacketed bullets. I'll take $57 shipped. USPS Money Order or Personal Check. I have described them as well as possible. The Sierra's are in Sierra boxes. The others are bagged individually. 1. 52- 30 Caliber 178...
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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