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    Yesterday, 05:25 AM
    Contact member BNE he will test a small sample with an XRF machine. He charges 1# of lead per sample to be tested. Might be sort of busy around the holidays but send him a PM. An XRF test is the only way to know exactly what you have. With all...
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    Yesterday, 05:15 AM
    +1 on having a hot plate, get the temp knob right and you can even take a break without having to re-prep you mold. The ones that are a solid surface work best. Around $20 at the big box stores. Block of 2x4 under the handles to keep the mold...
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    Yesterday, 01:05 AM
    Interesting thread... I'm not familiar with the RP9, nor am I with PC. My best results in 9mm with cast have been in NATO STANAG 4090 chamber, with conventional lubricant, shooting as large a bullet as will chamber, best being H&G#7 124 grain at 13...
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    Yesterday, 12:50 AM
    EASY way to make "spreader" loads is to drive a wooden toothpick through the crimp, mash it down as far as it will go, then snap it off and trim flush to the folded crimp with a pocket knife. My Daddy was a clever Redneck and Hillbilly!
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    11-18-2017, 12:27 PM
    IC and FULL is an unusual combination. Who made it? IC and MOD is more common. Have you patterned the gun? If shooting skeet informally, I'd be inclined to keep the gun as-is, more useful for hunting. If your wife doen't hunt or plan...
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    11-18-2017, 11:59 AM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread M1A or Garand??? in Military Rifles
    Garand is not picky to load for with cast. Use ordinary FL resizing dies. You don't need or want "small base" sizing dies. These are a coinspiracy between the die makers and brass sellers to wear out your brass more quickly. DO use USGI...
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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    11-17-2017, 09:43 PM
    Now for the really high dollar question. Is there a difference between your group as a scope owner and a scope buyer? That is do you now buy scopes in a different class than you already own? Either up or down. That cheap slug gun scope that I...
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    11-17-2017, 07:52 PM
    Appears to be British Pattern 58 mag pouch for FAL rifle.
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    11-17-2017, 07:41 PM
    These are loads I've worked up, and which have been tested in multiple pistols, by multiple users. Project was published in The Cast Bullet Association's Fouling Shot magazine. Have NOT been pressure tested, but have been highly satisfactory in...
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    11-17-2017, 01:58 PM
    Me too, or a tooth pick, I call the ones I make that are gloss black with bright colors flicked on them Jackson Pollack bullets. Wife has these Q-tips that are sort of pointed and compressed a bit, I borrow them when I can. Dip tip in powder and...
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    11-17-2017, 01:48 PM
    The price makes them hard to justify as a "need" because the cost is close to what the dies would cost to just do it on a press. Even a cheap C press for ~ $36 plus used dies would tend to make more financial sense.... unless you have a yen just to...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    11-16-2017, 11:24 PM
    The 1:12 will stabilize flatbased bullets up to about 180 grs. subsonic. A 1:10 will stabilize #311299 subsonic.
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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    11-16-2017, 07:55 PM
    Still have them on their website https://leeprecision.com/reloading-kits/
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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    11-16-2017, 07:28 PM
    I think in other areas my experiences support Uncle R's where just a notch or so above cheap can reside some good quality at an attractive price. His $169 - $200 range for scopes is a lot like other purchases. Tools, camping gear, camera gear. ...
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    11-16-2017, 02:03 PM
    maybe if alloy was binary Pb & Sb but throw in some Sn or As and even small amounts will change the grain structure. I think the reason hardness testers are so vital is one doesn't need to know the alloy for many applications. Just need to know...
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    11-16-2017, 01:56 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Smelting pot in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Don't forget the copper jackets have some scrap value, how much is a question but some, even dirty copper will bring in some cash. Help pay for the propane.
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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    11-16-2017, 01:37 PM
    Well one more thing I now know to check for. Thanks. I had a seating problem with military crimp brass, but it was visibly obvious once I looked at the FTF heads. Primers still high after strike, re-try always fired since the first strike pushed...
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    11-16-2017, 01:36 AM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Smelting pot in Lead and Lead Alloys
    You might try a plate under it as a base, maybe with a side bent up as a wind screen, even 10 gauge plate welded to the bottom of all legs would prevent spread legs. Add a strip of stock up the side of each leg from base to ring with some welds to...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    11-16-2017, 01:21 AM
    Don't go below 5.5 grains of Bullseye in standard .45 Colt case.
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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    11-16-2017, 01:14 AM
    I think that satin finish is what I was describing as "buttery". I like your word better. I like the tink sound that satin finish ingots make when you knock them together.
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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    11-15-2017, 10:33 PM
    Nice problem to have. Great selection of pretty projectiles. But I'm not jealous :mrgreen: Not much anyway.
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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