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    Today, 08:26 AM
    The Foster's beer I've bought in the last few years was brewed and canned in Texas :shock: The can thickness was same as other American beer and soda pop cans...about .0045"
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    Today, 08:24 AM
    I use a Lyman lubesizer to seat/crimp the GC, with the correct Top Punch to fit the boolit nose.
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    Yesterday, 03:25 PM
    I have some friends that loathe the 40, I hear their reasons (they prefer the 45), but I disagree with them. Most of all, I like the availability of cheap and free 40 brass. ...and I get the case nesting of range brass like everyone else, but I...
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    Yesterday, 03:18 PM
    when I have "sticky" alignment pins, I will remove the handles and try each pin/socket connection separate, to see if it's just one pin that's problematic. Then I clean the pins and sockets well and lube them. Look at them close, look for a burr,...
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    Yesterday, 03:06 PM
    Yes, I lube, then size, then lube again. when it comes to LLA, use as little as possible, some people thin it with MS. I use the BLL recipe, which is one way to thin it. but if you use it straight, I suggest some heat...Bonus, the heat will tend...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:29 AM
    I do size them base first. No wrinkling on base.
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  • Four Fingers of Death's Avatar
    09-24-2020, 10:42 PM
    That would work well, but you'd want to stop using it an hour or so before bedtime, the blue light would interfere with your sleep.
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    09-24-2020, 09:36 AM
    I've used popcan metal to make plain base GCs. I've found the boolit alloy needs to be fairly soft, like about 10 bhn, so when sized, the GC will squeeze into the base band of the boolit, and they stay on quite well. So, depending on what alloy...
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    09-24-2020, 09:21 AM
    Like MBTcustom (Tim) posted about some time ago, It's good practice for someone new to casting Rifle boolits to weight sort a few batches, and even make a graph representation (whether on paper or just using the boolits on the bench). Once you see...
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    09-24-2020, 08:18 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Alloy issues? in Cast Boolits
    I believe it's easily explained Lead-tin-antimony, when cast hot will give a frosted/crystalized look. Lead-tin will not. OS OK, your image is exactly what my 20:1 casts like also.
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    09-23-2020, 07:02 PM
    I'd just put some alloy in there and flux, scrap, scoop ...flux, scrap, scoop ...flux, scrap, scoop.
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    09-23-2020, 07:00 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Alloy issues? in Cast Boolits
    Some stick-on WW have antimony.
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    09-23-2020, 12:32 PM
    This 22 centerfire thread is a fun one. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?123645-Range-report-for-high-velocity-test-of-Bullshops-NOE-107s-and-Lotak-lube
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    09-23-2020, 10:03 AM
    Here is a couple... You might notice accuracy nodes as you work up a load, take notice of them. If you hit some road blocks, be sure to mix things up, like the following... Traditionally, we seat the boolit to engage the lands...if you hit a...
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    09-23-2020, 09:51 AM
    +4 One time, when I swapped lubed, it took about 200 boolits to end the multi-color streaking of the lube. You may need to adjust the heat accordingly. You will like the C-red !
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    09-23-2020, 09:44 AM
    "searching" is an artform. When I need to search for something, I always start with the website's google custom search. then I try the advanced search...this is tricky, and there is a long learning curve to utilize it well. then I'll go to...
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    09-23-2020, 09:16 AM
    I ship items this size in a Padded flat rate envelope, it's about the same cost as SFRB. I package items so they are well protected, before I place them in the padded flat rate envelope.
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    09-22-2020, 10:10 AM
    Many years ago (2012) I made a batch of "up-side-down" bracket-mounts for the Lee classic cast single stage press, using some scrap plate steel that I got at a jobsite for just pennies. The Lee classic, besides having the handle switch from Left to...
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    09-22-2020, 09:55 AM
    The SILE Target grips for S&W model 41 are still available...at a great price. Doesn't any one need a nice set of grips? Bump to top.
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    09-22-2020, 09:46 AM
    It does matter, or maybe better put, it "might" matter...BUT, it will not likely matter until you are shooting beyond 100 yds. Also, any remaining NRA 50-50 in the grooves, should fling off as the boolit exits the muzzle, so then it shouldn't...
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    09-21-2020, 08:27 PM
    what distance? Have you really given a thorough test comparison? or is this just a swag?
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    09-19-2020, 04:57 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread lawn rolling in Our Town
    In my area, bumpy lawns are caused by night crawlers. Now you can roll a lawn, but if you don't get rid of the night crawlers, they will just make your lawn bumpy again. Personally, I think night crawlers are a sign of healthy soil, so I'd never...
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    09-19-2020, 04:42 PM
    How do you know what to size the boolits too?
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  • Four Fingers of Death's Avatar
    09-19-2020, 04:19 AM
    That will sit well atop of it. I have a couple of Ruger American Compacts (223, 308) and was thinking of Timney Triggers. The cheapest I have found them at is $AU440!!!!!! I might be doing a DIY job on them!
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    09-18-2020, 04:54 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Alloy help in Cast Boolits
    "range scrap of unknown hardness" I'm not sure what kind of answers you expect, without knowing what your range scrap is? But here goes, I like to use 94-3-3 for 9mm, as well as, for most "standard level cast boolit loads" in Rifle. Good Luck.
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    09-18-2020, 04:40 PM
    "my Rossi 92" What is the groove diameter of that barrel?
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    09-18-2020, 08:52 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread back surgery in Our Town
    Same here. Also, one specific friend/coworker I know could no longer sit at a desk or work bench without being in pain after the fusion surgery. He had to raise the level of his work bench so he could stand and work. He said he regrets getting...
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    09-17-2020, 09:43 PM
    For smelting lead, I use a Coleman white gas stove and burn regular auto gas in it...just need to clean the generator once in a while. I didn't re-enforce anything, yes it will bend a little when the grate gets glowing red...I just bend it back...
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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