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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:12 PM
    I lube all types of molds with a Sprue plate lube, the one I use is similar to a fully synth two stroke oil.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    02-22-2020, 06:31 PM
    You are correct, I have it mixed up. Oops. :oops: I will admit, this is my assumption. I have a few old Ideal GC style molds. When I install the old style brass GC's and run the GC'd boolits through a Lubesizer, the GCs go on nice & square...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    02-22-2020, 12:23 AM
    If you can take the bolt out of it and gain a straight shot at the barrel you could rent a piloted reamer from 4D Rentals and throat it yourself. Manson reamers generally have a 1.5 degree leade on the rifling so you have a 3 degree included angle...
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    02-21-2020, 10:39 PM
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    02-21-2020, 02:50 PM
    LOL^^^^ I'd sail right on that dish!
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    02-21-2020, 01:47 PM
    It comes down to resistance when you question pressure increases because of a hard alloy, and/or smaller throats. It's very obvious that the more the boolit has to be swaged down to go through a throat, resistance increases, which will cause...
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  • fatelvis's Avatar
    02-21-2020, 06:24 AM
    I agree with Outpost. The amount of hardness is very obvious if you size freshly cast boolits.
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    02-20-2020, 11:51 PM
    bdicki replied to a thread help with imgur in Testing Area
    Go to your images and click on the one you want, then on the left click on BB code blue box, chose the size you want at the bottom. Then paste it here. This is large thumbnail.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    02-20-2020, 11:27 AM
    Bzzt, welcome to the forum. That's a good question, maybe send a private message to Gunload Master.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    02-19-2020, 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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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    02-19-2020, 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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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    02-19-2020, 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
    02-19-2020, 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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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    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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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    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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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    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.
    15 replies | 479 view(s)
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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