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    Today, 12:26 PM
    Beef Lard? seems like it'd work. Long before I was a boolit caster or a reloader, I shot some Muzzleloaders, I was told Bear Grease is a good patch lube and was given a sample. I liked how well it worked for me, so a year later, I got some Bear...
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    Today, 12:11 PM
    I learned a lesson about Jeeps from the 1980s. I owned a couple of them. The way the suspension is designed, it's kind of a backwards design that it makes you feel all the bumps. My Boss at that time was a 4x4 off roader in the 70s and he...
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    Yesterday, 11:03 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Beeswax QC? in Boolit Lube !
    I just had to bump this old thread, as I stumbled on it while searching for something else. I have often wondered about variations in Beeswax.
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    07-12-2019, 04:15 PM
    I bought some vintage boxes of extruded Lead alloy wire for swaging. The boxes were marked 97% PB and 3% SB. As I understand it, 97-3 that's been extruded is work softened and is nearly the same hardness as pure lead, until it is melted or heat...
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    07-12-2019, 03:54 PM
    PM sent
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    07-12-2019, 03:51 PM
    I moved your post and renamed your title. A WTB post needs to be in this forum. If you want to start a discussion about casting or loading cast, please do that in a different section as we don't allow general discussion on S&S posts. Good...
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    07-12-2019, 02:20 AM
    Echo replied to a thread Condom Bullets in Military Rifles
    Give me a price...
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    07-11-2019, 08:25 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Hello, new guy!! in Our Town
    There are hundreds more things to be said. But, as to cutting dies, I thought Duke put it well and I wouldn't simplify his words as much as you have...without adding that you will likely need to discover your own secrets. If you have a talent...
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    07-11-2019, 06:47 PM
    Echo started a thread Condom Bullets in Military Rifles
    I have a pal who has an M1 Garand and a lot of empty brass. I would like to reload some of stuff w/condom bullets, but would like to find some cheap GI 150-gr bullets. Anyone know where I can find some? After we do some, I plan to teach him how to...
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    07-11-2019, 11:23 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Hello, new guy!! in Our Town
    SlowGuyJames, Welcome to the forum. If you choose to order some custom made swaging equipment, be sure to research the seller/maker before sending any money. Making Dies and such can take a long time, expect months or years of wait...
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    07-10-2019, 10:38 AM
    The Star.
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    07-08-2019, 06:09 PM
    Good Grief, that's awful
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    07-06-2019, 05:45 PM
    Theoretically, One thing to worry about with water dropping boolits from the mold, would be hardness consistency in a batch, because as you cast, the water warms up, the boolits won't be cooling as fast in warmer water. I've never investigated...
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    07-06-2019, 05:28 PM
    I have always used RCBS handles with mine.
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    07-06-2019, 05:26 PM
    what needs cleaning? As to the pins, if they have been an issue for you continuously since you bought it new, then I'd polish them (the area where they contact lead), then remove any remaining coating of wax/polish from them, then I'd apply the...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-06-2019, 09:15 AM
    If you want the TC to sense near the bottom, which is ideal, I don't think the braided lead wires on your short TC will handle the molten alloy. Also, if you read near the top, as the alloy level drops, that will be problematic as well. I use a...
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    07-05-2019, 09:48 PM
    see post #71 http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?115724-Project-PID-on-Lee-Pro-4-20-furnace&p=1280118&viewfull=1#post1280118 bpratl mounted one in the center, but it interfered with a certain mold, so he moved toward one side.
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    07-05-2019, 04:44 PM
    I had about 8 lbs of ingots, The ingots were large, and I wanted to make them smaller anyway, plus I wasn't sure if each ingot was the same content either. So I put them in my Lee pot with PID. I think you could probably get close enough with a...
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    07-05-2019, 02:16 PM
    RED BEAR, Regarding the question in your OP, I think you will be fine safety-wise...but it should be stated that typically castboolit loads are lower than J-word loads in published books, because the typical "accuracy range" with a castboolit is...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-05-2019, 01:14 PM
    What are you gonna use it for? If you are just going to use it for blending boolit alloys, you don't need to know the exact percentages. I would just melt all your solder into one large batch, then use the Melt temp-range to guesstimate your...
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    07-04-2019, 12:24 PM
    Oh, as to your question about buying Lead...Buy whatever you can find at a reasonable price locally, sooner or later you will find a use for it, whether it is hard or soft. I use 94-3-3 for Rifle. It can be used air-cooled for low to moderate...
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    07-04-2019, 12:19 PM
    MediocreMan, Welcome to the forum. I'd strongly suggest you start with a low pressure pistol cartridge, like 38 spl or 45 acp. Casting and loading castboolits for Rifle is kind of an Advanced part of our hobby, and you can learn many simple...
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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
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