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    Yesterday, 10:09 PM
    Thats isotope lead. Used to transport radioactive medicine in. Those make great bullets and the lead is very clean. Good Score!
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    Yesterday, 09:03 AM
    Well, you caught it and thats what counts. And now you have a quality dependable measure to use.
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    08-20-2017, 09:16 PM
    Bought a #43 and a #68 from a member here in a face to face. Thanks, Nick ! Still looking for a #258 and a # 501.
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    08-20-2017, 02:11 PM
    I've loaded and shot lots of HBWC's in a 38 snubbie. They expand easily and are accurate enough to do what a 38 snubbie was intended to do. On a 50 yard bullseye target, you can forget it. But at 7 or 15 yards they are accurate enough. The newer...
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    08-20-2017, 02:04 PM
    I would say those loads look safe to me. The cratering could be the brand or even lot number of the primer or the firing pin/firing pin hole in the firearm. I don't see any flattening around the edges. When I'm working up a load I watch for flat...
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    08-20-2017, 09:45 AM
    I have 3 mixed buckets of this stuff plus 6 or 8 of the 22# bars, or pigs. I know just enough about this stuff to be dangerous! From my research, Linotype will be lines of type. This would print the whole sentence. Composition should be 4%...
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    08-19-2017, 12:22 PM
    A used dryer sheet is what I use too. This seems to be the universal solution to this problem.
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    08-18-2017, 07:00 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Danger! Danger! Danger! in Our Town
    I'm thinking a welding hood should be dark enough to be safe. Does anyone know for sure.
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    08-18-2017, 08:36 AM
    That is a nice looking machine! Its more than most of us need, but it was not intended for the casual reloader either. If you sold handholds at a gunshop or indoor range this would be great. The workmanship and design on that machine looks to be...
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    08-18-2017, 08:20 AM
    I guess it does not bother me to readjust my dies. I have a couple of sets with the spacer as part of the set and I don't remember ever using it. The sizer will stay at the same adjustment while the expander and seat/crimp die will need to be...
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    08-18-2017, 08:06 AM
    That expander/decapper was the way they did it years ago. I'm not exactly sure when they changed it but all of my sets from the 90's on have the decapper in the sizing die and an expander in the 2nd die. This may have been changed to better serve...
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    08-17-2017, 10:17 PM
    I hunted with a guy that was a 'Nam vet that claimed to carry a 60 cal. I think it may be a generation thing. He ID'd my 308 hunting ammo as the size ammo he carried but I never convinced him that it was not 60 cal.
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    08-17-2017, 09:54 PM
    I just seated over 2K worth, in various headstamp 44 mag cases. No real problems, just a few that were tighter or looser than what I call normal. I expect it was the mismatched cases. This 5K lot came up in my normal rotation, having bought them...
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    08-16-2017, 10:19 PM
    I"ve never had a problem caused by my fluorescent light that is over my bench. It started life as a T-12 and was converted to T-8 after they came out. I've had 2 different digital scales on that bench. A Dillon and an RCBS. The light is on the...
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    08-16-2017, 10:01 PM
    I had an idea that using an "O" ring in place of the egg carton material would work but I have not found the correct size "O" ring yet. I'm not done looking, but I did buy a flat base mold that will most likely replace the BB mold in question. I...
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    08-16-2017, 09:55 PM
    Yeah, there is a lot of collective knowledge on here! I'm a veteran caster and I adopted the hot plate idea from the guys on here! I later added a PID to my casting pot, another idea from Cast Boolits. A member here told me how/what to do to replace...
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    08-16-2017, 09:46 PM
    I spray my cast iron ingot molds with whatever type oil that I have laying around the shop after a smelting session. I usually don't bother to degrease them unless they have been idle long enough to collect dirt and dust. Then they get a shot of...
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    08-16-2017, 09:39 PM
    Not in the loading room, but me and Biggin just unloaded the 20 buckets of wheelweights that we bought last weekend. My truck gave a sigh of relief, even if it is a Super Duty! I guess they will sit in a corner of the shop until hunting season is...
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    08-15-2017, 09:57 PM
    First of all, I would buy a good loading manual like a Lyman and start reading. Since your entire equipment list consists of Lee tools look at their case gauge style trimmers. For about $12 you can get set up to trim one caliber and add additional...
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    08-15-2017, 09:28 PM
    This seems a little harsh and uncalled for. The man made a mistake, caught it, and passed on the experience in the hopes that others could learn from it. Glad you have never made a mistake! Mozeppa, Glad you caught this before you were injured or...
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    08-14-2017, 04:08 AM
    I've always used straight clip-on weights for all of my handguns and rifles in 30-30 and 45-70. Your blend is fine if you are that heavy into lino but its not necessary. Most of us don't have that much lino and tend to hoard it.
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    08-13-2017, 12:31 PM
    I'm expecting this haul to provide a very high yield. These are older weights from a guys private stash and a quick look did not find a single iron or zinc weight. I'm sure there has to be a few, but I'm expecting mostly lead. If so, I'll be going...
    8 replies | 591 view(s)
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    08-13-2017, 11:41 AM
    lightman replied to a thread wheel weights... in Cast Boolits
    At $10, you came out ok. Wheelwright yield seems to be a regional thing. Thankfully, the lead yield is still holding up well around here. Steel seems to be replacing Zinc, which I see as a good thing.
    6 replies | 404 view(s)
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    08-13-2017, 09:39 AM
    Just bought 2 H&G molds from a member here. A 68 flat base and a 43, both 4 cavity. And a Lyman 356402 for a buddy, also a 4 cavity. Also a very nice Star sizer! Thanks Nick!
    72 replies | 4685 view(s)
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    08-13-2017, 09:34 AM
    BNE is a good guy to deal with.
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    08-13-2017, 09:33 AM
    My theory is that they, and all lead, will get more scarce and harder to get as time goes on. So, get it while you can! Me and a buddy just bought 20 buckets, right at 2800#. They are still in my truck this morning! Stand by for more smelting...
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    08-13-2017, 09:17 AM
    lightman replied to a thread A nice anniversary .. . in Our Town
    Happy Anniversary! And thanks for the cool story. Me and Mine have #42 approaching. Everything you told the young lady is spot on.
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    08-13-2017, 08:59 AM
    lightman replied to a thread heck of a day yesterday in Our Town
    I'm glad your bad news was not terrible. This is treatable and you can live with. Not being able to drive sucks, especially with fall just about here. Take care of yourself and do what the Doc's say.
    37 replies | 1231 view(s)
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    08-10-2017, 05:40 PM
    My Wife sent off a money order today but she failed to put my handle or e-mail on it. Is there any way to contact Willy and fix this without using snail mail? Sorry, and thanks for any help.
    12 replies | 951 view(s)
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retired guy with kids and grandkids
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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