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    Today, 12:17 PM
    Rule #1 By a safe at least 2-3 times as big as you think you'll need. #2 No safe is totally safe. It is only to inconvenience the would-be thief, and you. #3 All safe locks will eventually need service and it's...
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    Today, 11:22 AM
    Oh...I just realized this was an old thread...well maybe someone will find this curious :oops:[smilie=b::veryconfu
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    Today, 11:20 AM
    I got this coupon in a email last week... On sale for only $5 But coupon expires today.
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    Today, 11:12 AM
    Closing a S&S post is mentioned in the recently updated rules http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?335525-S-amp-S-Rules-amp-Definitons FYI, I have a couple threads that are buried deep in S&S that are still active. I will close...
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    Today, 11:05 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Lead in Our Town
    It's a habit that becomes a lifestyle. I really get "the look" when I stop and pick up WWs at an intersection. I guess at 75 I'm supposed to be more mature. I remember when WWs were thrown in the garbage at every tire service center. They would...
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    Today, 10:52 AM
    I'll offer another idea, maybe try using a 500 S&W shell or other 50 cal pistol caliber to make a spring loaded cookie cutter. These were parts I had laying around, but if you are handy you could make one with a brass case a nail and a short piece...
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    Today, 10:44 AM
    The first 8 years I tried everything available from inventory control at an auto dealership to machine operator, without satisfaction. The next 39.5 was spent as a wood carver/pattern maker/mold builder for a plastics mfg. The third week of...
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    Yesterday, 07:09 PM
    badge176 replied to a thread Wish me luck... in Hunting with CB's
    I'm thinking I'll use my Marlin 1895 in .45-70. I have a number of molds that'll drop in the 300-350g range; gonna go with whichever FP shoots best...
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    Yesterday, 12:54 PM
    You have added many good suggestions...but the one I highlighted in red is one that hasn't been mentioned yet. It's surely true with Lee pots, and I'd expect it to be true with other brands as well, as head pressure changes due to mass/gravity. ...
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    Yesterday, 10:14 AM
    the 45-45-10 that I've made, finishes out at the consistency of peanut butter, I use a heatgun (heat the boolits/bowl) to apply it. The first batch i made, I stored in a plastic margarine tub that didn't seal well, as it aged, it got hard. The...
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    Yesterday, 10:08 AM
    ... :Fire: For sale... (10) pair sets of very nice mold blocks. 3-4 cavity depending on caliber. I did not make these, and do not have any other information aside from they are Aluminum, have all edges chamfered, are machined very well...
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    Yesterday, 10:04 AM
    Looking for best offer on this stock... thanks
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  • fatelvis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:22 AM
    Thanks NothMocc. I ended up calling on my 'Ol buddy Lathesmith again, to save the day! He's making me one in the correct size. Not only does this site teach me a lot about boolit casting/loading, but introduces me to the finest people! Sent...
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    Yesterday, 04:05 AM
    $AU920 in one shop, $AU1100+ everywhere else. Mine is $AU800, a cancelled order. It sucks, but it is what it is.
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    06-23-2017, 11:53 PM
    badge176 replied to a thread Wish me luck... in Hunting with CB's
    The photo on the right was a Sow with three cubs, the center and left photo are definitely different beasts (and no cubs in any of the associated frames)
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    06-23-2017, 11:51 PM
    I put in for my State's 'lottery' for a Bear tag... based on an earlier trail cam pic. I put out my mineral lick with a 'goat & sheep' mineral block and within two weeks I checked the camera...
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    06-23-2017, 05:58 PM
    I survived all the bad habits and unknown dangers of the 40s, 50s and 60s without any ill effects, that are traceable. Either I was tough, or lucky. I carried mercury in my pockets, cast lead soldiers, ate peanuts, road bicycles without a...
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  • PatMarlin's Avatar
    06-23-2017, 03:52 PM
    ... :Fire: Nice stock in excellent condition. Couple edges could use a little touch up. No cracks or breaks anywhere. Nicest Ruger factory stock I've ever seen for this rifle. first $120 takes, plus actual shipping costs and 3% PayPal
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    06-23-2017, 01:21 PM
    Just like with presses and lube sizers, I have enough and then some. You never know when you'll do something foolish or one will break. Over the years I've collected bargains.
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    06-23-2017, 12:57 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Old Pot/Ladle in Casting Equipment
    Or maybe he made sinkers for saltwater use.
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    06-23-2017, 12:36 PM
    I am an older item to some, and I do use some antique tools in reloading. I have also retired some in favor of newer more robust machinery. That said, I also occasionally shoot an Eli Whitney revolver in 32 rimfire. Does that qualify?
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    06-23-2017, 12:07 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Rough start to the day in Our Town
    Using a loud sounding device may make you feel like you've accomplished something, but the transmitted volume is restricyed. Although louder than normal voice, speach is distorted and the volume is reduced in order to protect the equipment. Best...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    06-23-2017, 10:32 AM
    long 30 cal boolits can be challenging. You may have a venting problem, On many of my molds, I have used a fine file to 'break' the top edge of the mold to create a vent. also pouring a large sprue puddle...see this thread....
    53 replies | 1112 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