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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:17 PM
    I agree with Winelover. The other factor he doesn't mention, is the water warms as more boolits are dropped in. Oven heat treating, all the boolits go into the water at the same time, water is the same temp, which makes for uniform hardening. ...
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    Yesterday, 11:45 AM
    You could devise a vibratory gravel sifter (electric or manual), but there would probably be so much powdered lead in the mix that could become airborne, I would think it would be too risky (healthwise), for the reward.
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    Yesterday, 11:37 AM
    Yesterday, I also was pondering the meaning of life, the universe and everything. I was loading some 410610 (a 41 cal SWC very similar to the 35 caliber 358156). The previous day, I had worked up a load to Max for my 3" 657. The GC'd 410610...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:17 AM
    Old Ideal/Lyman GC's were designed for boolits that were cast from old ideal molds....and some old molds marked Lyman. If you measure the Shank on boolits from older Ideal/Lyman molds, they are a tad larger. The Thin Ideal/Lyman GC are made from...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    02-18-2020, 03:18 PM
    I am loading a batch of 'snappy' 41 Mag today. I loaded several different charges of 2400 in some test rounds yesterday, to work up a load. I wanted to find the limit for my 3" 657 with the Lyman 410610. and the winner was 17.7 gr. It was 15...
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    02-18-2020, 12:35 PM
    For years, I've coated automotive battery terminals with standard grease, with one exception, it worked just fine. I don't grease or coat the GM style side terminals, they have never severely corroded for me, maybe a better design being on the...
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    02-18-2020, 12:21 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Knee surgery in Our Town
    Thanks for commenting on your results. While I have heard many positive stories, I also had a close friend who had poor results like you, she was a life long farmer's wife and wasn't afraid of work or some pain, but her issue was the Knee got...
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    02-18-2020, 12:01 PM
    While I am like most others in this thread that said, if no prices, I usually just walk on by...but I am also like you and am wondering why someone would take the time to setup at a gunshow and not price items. One small show in rural...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    02-16-2020, 03:17 PM
    22LR ammo is dirty, the best thing I did with my Mk II was install a trigger shield.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    02-16-2020, 03:03 PM
    Long skinny boolits are the most difficult to cast, and the 30 cal 230gr is probably the longest to dia ratio boolit out there. If you have wrinkles, your mold is not hot enough, you can only keep it hot by casting at a fast pace, Is the Hollow...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    02-16-2020, 01:45 PM
    My opinion, The boxes are not perfect enough to be collectible...for that vintage, it's all about the box. Shoot the ammo, and put your favorite boxes in a shadow box in your man cave ...and give away or throw away the rest.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    02-16-2020, 01:03 PM
    That is a good thread, with lots of good info tucked in here and there...but dang, there is a lot of posts to read through :shock:
    14 replies | 735 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    02-16-2020, 12:51 PM
    Since Lightman gave you a bunch of helpful hints. I will offer one, and it's an unusual one. Put out one item on the edge of the table as a "Gotcha item". If you are alone at the show, be sure to get the person at the next table in on the...
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    02-15-2020, 11:32 PM
    This ain't the original, but it's where I first heard of 666+1 and with 357Maximum's user name in the title, it's easy to search and find, so I have referenced this thread many times, when this subject comes up....
    14 replies | 735 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    02-15-2020, 02:54 PM
    I am no expert on the PC, But as I understand it, correctly applied PC is super slippery, more so than Lube. I'm just thinking out loud here, but you don't mention cleaning the barrel. Maybe the residual waxes from BLL are being polished into...
    24 replies | 776 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    02-15-2020, 02:28 PM
    Soap Lube (AKA: soap based Grease) needs to have been cooked Hot, like 460 Hot, for the Soap to "emulsify" into the oil/wax mix and become a Grease. Maybe a smaller percentage of soap in the mix will emulsify at a lower temp? I'm not sure? But I...
    14 replies | 735 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    02-15-2020, 11:45 AM
    Here's a list ;) http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?154184-Lee-6-Cavity-Handle-interchange-Use-list
    6 replies | 180 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    02-15-2020, 11:15 AM
    Mostly, I use the Lee turret and pro auto-disk mounted to the Turret. But for pouring powder for small batches of Rifle ammo, I have a Herters powder measure with a DIY bracket that I clamp onto the edge of the bench during use...stores nicely on...
    25 replies | 643 view(s)
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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
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