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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    12 lbs. of near Linotype alloy. Had some spacers in it that I'm guessing were fairly high tin/lead alloy. BNE tested it at: Sb 10.4% Sn 5.1% Pb 84.5% Linotype would be 12/4/84 So the tin part bumped up which drove down the percentage...
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    Yesterday, 10:20 PM
    Cast a couple dozen Lee .562 round ball to see if they were a snug but not overly tight fit in 20 gauge with a wad. Now going out to do a couple hundred because they fit very well.
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:02 PM
    My advice is to stay onthe mild and conservative side with heavy bullets in the 9mm. I load 3 grains of Bullseye with a 147 cast in my 940.
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:42 PM
    1:40 casts well, giving good fill-out of the mold cavities and is economical. Casts much better than pure lead, but is not too hard for use in muzzleloaders or cap & ball revolvers. Ideal at black powder cartridge velocities with either BP or mild...
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    Yesterday, 02:50 PM
    Yours looks like a clone of mine which was tweaked by Sandy Garrett at NoVA Gun Works. Maybe we should "breed" them 8-)
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:26 PM
    Colt Detective Special prior to 1972 IS NOT +P rated. Authoritative source info: http://www.grantcunningham.com/2006/05/can-my-colt-use-p-ammunition/ Colt says: Post-1972 (shrouded ejector rod) models: The owner’s manual says that these...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    04-20-2018, 11:31 PM
    X38SPD Winchester factory load chronographs 880-890 fps from 3" barrel S&W Model 13 with 0.006" cylinder gap. You can duplicate load with Speer 158 SWCHP component bullet and 4.2 grains of Bullseye 5.2 of Unique, or 5 grs. of AutoComp.
    37 replies | 715 view(s)
  • RogerDat's Avatar
    04-20-2018, 10:56 PM
    The concept that you can't take an alloy back apart certainly has merit as a consideration. I keep the majority of my components separate but.... When I make Lyman #2 I'll end up having it gunned a couple of times to adjust the alloy until it is on...
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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    04-20-2018, 06:21 PM
    Just as everyone knows the silver content of a 1969 Kennedy 1/2 dollar everyone knows the alloy content of lines of type form of lead. It may be a bit lower on the Sn and Sb than the posted values of 4/12 but not by too much or they wouldn't be...
    16 replies | 367 view(s)
  • RogerDat's Avatar
    04-20-2018, 06:03 PM
    I'm thinking hang it above pot and hit it with one of those 50,000 BTU torch wands from Harbor Freight so that it drips and flows right down into the casting pot, arriving pre-warmed and everything. Then take the torch out and kill weeds in the...
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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    04-20-2018, 05:58 PM
    you can either try to work your way up the chain by asking the trucker who hauls it where it goes and who it gets delivered to and so on until you get to someone that can make a deal OR you can find someone near the bottom that has the pull to just...
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    04-20-2018, 05:47 PM
    Me I thought it was mosquitos when I saw the title. But my wife puts the humming bird feeder up. We like to sit on porch and watch them zip around, they get pretty rowdy trying to drive each other off.
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    04-20-2018, 05:03 PM
    Looks very much like a .255 Jeffery Rook http://www.cartridgecollector.net/255-jeffery-rook
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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    04-20-2018, 03:33 PM
    And it is almost the weekend. Great time to buy that .308 sorted clean brass. Bump.
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    04-20-2018, 11:31 AM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread 32-20 bullits in Cast Boolits
    My two Colts from the 1920s both have .315 cylinder throats and I load bullets as - cast and unsized at .314". These are loads I shoot in my Colts and Savage Sporter: Bullet, Little Dandy#, Pdr. Chg.____Colt Police Positive 5”______Savage...
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    04-20-2018, 12:06 AM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Herters beam scale in Pay It Forward
    I've decided to put up some premium alloy but have to get some in a box, weigh it then post it here.
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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    04-20-2018, 12:00 AM
    Ding! Ding! Ding! and we have a winner. The .562 ball goes through about like loading a muzzle loader +/- a bit. As soon as I get a chance to mark a dowel as a depth gage to leave enough hull for crimping I'll be loading a couple of them to test....
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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    04-19-2018, 06:51 PM
    I use file handles, they are about like the wood handle on a mold. Some the ferrule tightens to squeeze down on the tang. My biggest problem is storing files so they don't get banged together. I put them on a piece of cardboard but every so often...
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    04-19-2018, 06:06 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread My USPS story. in Our Town
    I had one single clerk in a fairly large post office who really didn't like my boxes of lead. One time she wouldn't take a SFRB because "it had tape all over it". What it had was fiber tape on all folds/corners, and over the label it had clear...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    04-19-2018, 02:30 PM
    I use this bullet in the .45 Colt with BP and with SPG lube there is ample lubrication to prevent foul-out in the Marlin Cowboy lever actions. Also very accurate and a good field bullet when cast 1:40 tin-lead
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    04-19-2018, 11:09 AM
    3 grains of either 231, WST, HP38, or AA#2, or 2.4 grs. of TiteGroup should all work in your LCP with the Lee 95RF.
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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