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  • cbrick's Avatar
    Today, 02:07 PM
    With the density of sawdust or the carbon once it's reduced to ash and the density molten lead it is not possible for sawdust to settle below the surface of the melt. Whatever is collecting on the bottom and the sides of your pot is something that...
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    Today, 11:09 AM
    I must be a BSer then. Service numbers came up in a conversation a few years ago, a number I thought I would never forget but I did. I remember the MOS number, 3516 but don't even know what AFSC is. Rick
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    Today, 10:58 AM
    cbrick replied to a thread Diabetes information in Our Town
    Exercise is the single best thing you can do. Diet of course is important but with me the diet isn't as important as exercise which also leads to weight loss, another very important thing in trying to control diabetes. I can't speak to early...
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    Yesterday, 09:22 PM
    Wax will not flux! . . . Wax cannot flux! Why? Because it is not a flux! Wax's and oils will reduce tin back into the melt but cannot flux. Adding 2% tin to WW alloy is very beneficial on several levels. Is it mandatory? No, of course not but it...
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    Yesterday, 07:16 PM
    The Dragon is correct. For my own use I figure anything under about 9 as soft. 10 to about 14 as medium. 15 to 18 as hard and beyond 18 as diamonds and not needed in most cases. Rick
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    Yesterday, 03:48 PM
    LL, your really incorrect in thinking high RPM. With the high RPM motor comes less torque, the motor in mine is an 1800 RPM industrial fan motor from Granger. It is geared down and chain driven for the Forster trimmer shaft which runs at 600 RPM and...
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    Yesterday, 09:25 AM
    Here is an outstanding learning aid and it's free. From Ingot to Target I suggest downloading it and printing it out for future reference. Rick
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    Yesterday, 09:21 AM
    I much prefer the mouse phart class myself but . . . . [smilie=1: Yep, very odd to start with a 110 gr boolit for a 44 Mag. I'd suggest loading two of them in each case and use data for 220 gr. Then expect very little accuracy, it's an up close &...
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    Yesterday, 08:57 AM
    Vegetable oil, paraffin and wax will not flux the alloy. Vegetable oil, paraffin and wax cannot flux the alloy because they are not fluxes. They will reduce tin back into the alloy but cannot remove any contaminates. Use sawdust to flux, it is a...
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    Yesterday, 08:20 AM
    cbrick replied to a thread I am ticked ! in Our Town
    Justified? Fargo? I believe that I am justified in never even hearing of either. I also feel justified in that I don't think I have missed a thing, in that I feel justified in feeling fortunate. Rick
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  • cbrick's Avatar
    04-15-2014, 09:43 PM
    More of a personal decision than anything. I keep my ingots as is and marked what they are. I add tin as I add ingots to the casting pots. If you blend all of your alloy into one thing that's what you have. If you blend the needed alloy as you need...
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    04-15-2014, 07:21 PM
    I can't believe that Western Powders thinks there's lead in a pencil? :veryconfu It says it's a blog, did Western Powders make that statement or someone with their head screwed on backwards. Old wives tales will never die. Rick
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    04-15-2014, 07:02 PM
    I guess that shows that they can do it if they want. That's certainly not my experience with Redding, not even close. I wouldn't have anything new Redding if it was free and stuffed up my hieny, that's how well Redding treated me. Rick
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    04-15-2014, 05:32 PM
    Sorry, I meant 445 Super Mag Brass, not 414 which is 41 Mag. Here is a cut & paste from Starline Brass. 445 Super Magnum Brass, E.T. Gates 445 Super Mag Brass 1.600 - 1.610 O.A.L. Designed by Elgin T. Gates for silhouette shooting, the .445...
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  • cbrick's Avatar
    04-15-2014, 08:45 AM
    Silly kid . . . One shot groups don't count. [smilie=1: Rick
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    04-15-2014, 08:36 AM
    No kiddin huh? A quarter inch is .250" so if your shooting a .308 that is literally a one hole group and even if your shooting a .224 it's still basically one hole. As for me shooting those one hole groups I can say in all honesty that . . . I've...
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    04-15-2014, 08:24 AM
    Trails, your title says "W-W Super 44 Mag Brass?" Is that 414 Super Mag brass? If it is it could be worth a bit more being it's somewhat harder to come by. Rick
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    04-15-2014, 08:13 AM
    tonyjones is the winner at $135.00. Tony, you need to send the money to Willie (Gunload Master), See Site Auctions -Paypal - Check / MO out to Willy Snyder, PayPal or check. Once he posts that he received the funds it ships. Next you need to...
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    04-14-2014, 11:11 PM
    cbrick replied to a thread AR-10 Advice? in Factory Rifles
    Tim, you'll have to ask John. He'll probably want to try some if it's a mold he can get, if it's a group buy that's closed he probably can't but from all the valid info posted in this thread I'm not sure what mold it is. John is doing all the...
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    04-14-2014, 10:25 PM
    Hhmmm . . . Any chance you remember a name for the pony tail? How long ago did this happen? I would be very interested in that info, I'm a part owner of that range and reloading store. Rick
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    04-14-2014, 10:14 PM
    cbrick replied to a thread AR-10 Advice? in Factory Rifles
    Yeah, you keep saying such things and that's about all you EVER say in any of your posts. Highly informative, helpful in the extreme. yeah right. Many times I wonder why you bother to post at all, none of your posts say any more than that. A...
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    04-14-2014, 08:22 PM
    If ya don't want just one cavity HP then I highly recommend Erik at Hollow Point, he has done several for me and he is a true craftsman. You can get Cramer style and or the inset bar which is also Cramer style. For the old Lyman style Buckshot is...
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    04-14-2014, 07:41 PM
    I think it was the 2012 SHOT Show where Lyman introduced it. Or was it the 2011 Show? It been pushed back 3-6 months at a crack ever since. Yep, heat is the very worst thing for electronics and an 800 degree lead melting pot just can't be a good...
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    04-14-2014, 06:45 PM
    cbrick replied to a thread AR-10 Advice? in Factory Rifles
    Ok, see post #35, I added the nose measurements. Not sure but I don't think John has slugged the bore to know what groove or bore diameters are, wish he would. So far he says some of his best groups were with the RCBS - 165 gr Silhouette that...
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    04-14-2014, 03:29 PM
    But Bill . . . It seems that you forgot to bid for the good cause?? :mrgreen: Rick
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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