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  • lightman's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 10:09 PM
    Nice score! I wish I could find pewter here.
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    06-19-2018, 08:05 AM
    Yeah, a nice score for sure. I don't use much lino but I buy all that I see. Its quickly becoming a thing of the past.
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    06-19-2018, 08:00 AM
    Like the others have said, you can cut them with several different types of power or hand saws. Or you can use a cold chisel, or a wedge or you can melt them with a torch. But why not go ahead and get a turkey fryer and a propane sized smelting pot?...
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    06-19-2018, 07:50 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Dog opened dove season! in Our Town
    I opened the season the other day with my truck! Really hated it, feathers went everywhere!
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    06-18-2018, 09:47 PM
    I come across them both here and there but not frequently enough to save them. I usually scrap them. If you want me to start saving them for you I will. Whatever the cost of brass is at the scrapyard plus postage and they are yours. PM me if this...
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    06-18-2018, 09:21 AM
    I would buy all of both that I could afford if the price was reasonable. Depending on the intended use you can mix them anywhere from 1 to 1 up to 10 to 1. Linotype is becoming a thing of the past and lead of any kind is getting harder to find at...
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    06-18-2018, 08:49 AM
    I've never melted a powder coated bullet that I know about. But, like the others, it sounds a little mild compared to a 400# pot of dirty wheel weights! I live on a large lot, on the very edge of town, so smoke is not a big deal where I am at.
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    06-18-2018, 08:44 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Camp Chef in Casting Equipment
    Higher BTU would be better. That looks like a good fish cooker but maybe a little light for a pot of lead.
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    06-18-2018, 08:38 AM
    Technically the dirt/dust will not be good for your bore. In reality, I doubt there is really enough to hurt. I probably would put them in the next pot of melting lead.
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    06-18-2018, 08:34 AM
    I don't think the Ax is Redneck, but rather cool! I do have some Redneck tendencies, like the one that Roger posted about with brass on the kitchen counters.
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    06-18-2018, 08:27 AM
    It doesn't get much better than that!
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    06-18-2018, 08:25 AM
    Old primers are collectable but the problem is that its such a small community. There are probably more reloaders that would like to have those for display in their mancaves than there are collectors. You do have a nice collection there!
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    06-18-2018, 08:19 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Opioid/heroin crisis? in Our Town
    I'm not seeing it either. Those death numbers seem kind of excessive to me. The meth and crack heads are pretty easy to spot and we do have a few of those. We probably more dope smokers than I realize but they seem to be more like the social...
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    06-17-2018, 10:50 PM
    Glad it ended well for you. Take care!
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    06-16-2018, 08:00 AM
    I have a Lyman 450 and a Star and I've used the RCBS. The Lyman and RCBS can use the same dies and top punches but the Star dies are different, and more expensive. You can find them on EBay sometimes for a fair price. The linkage on the RCBS looks...
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    06-16-2018, 07:36 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Robocalls in Our Town
    I answered a call a couple of years ago when they first started spoofing the numbers to look like cell numbers. I was informed that I had 4 warrants out for my arrest and that a swat team would be at my house in an hour if I didn't send several...
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    06-15-2018, 11:07 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Howdy from Denver in Our Town
    Welcome Aboard! Might as well buy yourself a mold and a melting pot!
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    06-15-2018, 09:50 AM
    Good Luck with this. I got my first one a few years ago. Now I have several and I'm actively looking for at least 2 more. They really do cast great. I don't own any of the high end custom molds so I can't compare them.
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    06-15-2018, 09:36 AM
    Nice Score! And good on you for taking care of your friends Grandson.
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    06-15-2018, 09:33 AM
    I bet those alloys cast beautiful bullets but they sound awfully hard for my uses. I prefer something in the 96-2-2 or even 94-3-3 range. I get great looking and performing pistol bullets from straight wheel weights at something like 96-2.5-0.5.
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    06-15-2018, 09:23 AM
    Nice Score and at a good price! I would probably cut it even more than 50-50.
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    06-15-2018, 09:19 AM
    I won't offer any legal advice but I hope you find gainful employment soon. I also hope you find a new source for lead. Good Luck on both accounts!
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    06-15-2018, 09:17 AM
    It sounds like a productive days work. Your reward of a shiney pile of ingots is worth it! Your idea of sifting smaller loads is a good idea. Also try to find more buckets and load them lighter. A full bucket is really heavy to carry and load....
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    06-15-2018, 08:21 AM
    Nice looking place. Would love too live on 120 acres with woods nearby.
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    06-15-2018, 08:16 AM
    Glad you were not injured and had minor damage. Lightning is serious stuff.
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    06-13-2018, 08:57 PM
    maxreloader replied to a thread How much tractor? in Our Town
    Spent a day and a half digging out a 36"+ white oak stump with my buddy's mid-sized Kubota. Figga my time was worth more so spent 17K on a Cat 416 and that thing is a BEAST compared to the Kubota. Used Bangor Peavy hooks on a grade 8 chain to pick...
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    06-10-2018, 11:51 PM
    Good luck beefan!
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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