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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    Today, 04:41 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Half Moon Club in Our Town
    Ahhhh the infamous "Order Of The Scarlet Crescent" I see. This has eluded me as I am equipped with a judicious amount of foresight, tempered with watching others who weren't so gifted earn theirs....
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 12:26 PM
    Beef Lard? seems like it'd work. Long before I was a boolit caster or a reloader, I shot some Muzzleloaders, I was told Bear Grease is a good patch lube and was given a sample. I liked how well it worked for me, so a year later, I got some Bear...
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    Today, 12:11 PM
    I learned a lesson about Jeeps from the 1980s. I owned a couple of them. The way the suspension is designed, it's kind of a backwards design that it makes you feel all the bumps. My Boss at that time was a 4x4 off roader in the 70s and he...
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  • randyrat's Avatar
    Today, 06:53 AM
    randyrat replied to a thread Beeswax QC? in Boolit Lube !
    That was a ride down memory lane, thanks Jon for pulling that out.. As mentioned the difference between beeswax is perdy much accurate, the two main things that will change is super small particles left after filtering and moisture. I like to buy...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:03 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Beeswax QC? in Boolit Lube !
    I just had to bump this old thread, as I stumbled on it while searching for something else. I have often wondered about variations in Beeswax.
    18 replies | 2667 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:14 PM
    jonp do you have any rusty cast iron cookware? I'd like to know how it works on an old rusty skillet..
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    Yesterday, 12:02 PM
    I would venture to say it's like comparing apples to apples and oranges to oranges. All things being equal, the cast boolit would have less friction in the barrel, which would obviously lessen pressure in comparison to the J word. HOWEVER.. ...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    07-13-2019, 09:08 PM
    YES beans. Couple different kinds.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-12-2019, 04:15 PM
    I bought some vintage boxes of extruded Lead alloy wire for swaging. The boxes were marked 97% PB and 3% SB. As I understand it, 97-3 that's been extruded is work softened and is nearly the same hardness as pure lead, until it is melted or heat...
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    07-12-2019, 03:54 PM
    PM sent
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-12-2019, 03:51 PM
    I moved your post and renamed your title. A WTB post needs to be in this forum. If you want to start a discussion about casting or loading cast, please do that in a different section as we don't allow general discussion on S&S posts. Good...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-11-2019, 08:25 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Hello, new guy!! in Our Town
    There are hundreds more things to be said. But, as to cutting dies, I thought Duke put it well and I wouldn't simplify his words as much as you have...without adding that you will likely need to discover your own secrets. If you have a talent...
    15 replies | 361 view(s)
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    07-11-2019, 11:23 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Hello, new guy!! in Our Town
    SlowGuyJames, Welcome to the forum. If you choose to order some custom made swaging equipment, be sure to research the seller/maker before sending any money. Making Dies and such can take a long time, expect months or years of wait...
    15 replies | 361 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    07-11-2019, 08:44 AM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Traeger Grills in Our Town
    If you want to replace your China made Traeger knock off in a few years, buy one. I bought a used Traeger over 10yrs ago, the steel in the body will last easily another 20-30 years. It's heavy. I have seen the copies, reminds me of the days of my...
    25 replies | 587 view(s)
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    07-11-2019, 07:49 AM
    For the most part you are okay emptying the C:\Windows\Temp directory. You can also go into your browser, in the preferences, and find where you can clear cache. I would not check the cookies box, you will have to input all your passwords again. ...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    07-10-2019, 09:05 PM
    onelight what are you sizing to? If it's .431" and they fit the throats with light drag you are golden. If they won't go, time to make it so they will!
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  • bdicki's Avatar
    07-10-2019, 04:58 PM
    Cowboy dies have a larger expander for lead bullets.
    12 replies | 242 view(s)
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May 31, 1967 (52)
About fatelvis
I love reloading as much as shooting! Casting my own bullets makes reloading even MORE fun!
Elwood, IL
Shooting, reloading, fishing
Union Sprinklerfitter, Welder


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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