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  • Echo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:54 PM
    Echo replied to a thread Dang! in Cast Boolits
    These handles are probably Lee - but I tried some other Lee's, and they were too thick to fit in the handle slot. And these looked like they had been thinned so they COULD fit. I won't ask Lee to replace something that was modified for a job they...
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    Yesterday, 10:39 PM
    Echo replied to a thread Dang! in Cast Boolits
    Powder metalurgy - they make briquettes in the correct shape, then bake them to finish the process. Good for many things, but NOT STEEL!
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    Yesterday, 10:37 PM
    Echo replied to a thread Dang! in Cast Boolits
    Thanks, beagle - I'll remember - maybe... my memory got shot off in the war. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it!
    10 replies | 478 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    while I prefer traditional lube groove style boolits, If I were to load some of those Lee TL boolits, I'd use 240gr SWC data...try the Starting load and work up, as with most any other cast boolit load.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    The two different savage 340 rifles that I owned, both had issues with feeding ammo from the Magazine. I read plenty of posts in a few different forums that the 340 is notorious for magazine problems. Anyway, new replacement magazines solved my...
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    Yesterday, 01:17 PM
    If there wasn't such a partisan force at work, I could possibly get on board with Anthropological Global Warming, but because of the politics behind the push to control people for the sake of an alleged climate crisis, makes me believe the claims...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:01 PM
    Most commercial bullets that are advertised as hard cast are typically 92-6-2. Which is 6% antimony. Lyman #2 is 5% antimony. If you are wanting something like 20:1 for BPCR, I would think that even getting the percentage down to 2% antimony...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:50 AM
    I picked the first few cherry tomatoes this week. I expect the larger tomatoes to kick in next week. the Okra is getting real close as well
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-19-2018, 11:10 PM
    Just a guess here, but two things that pop into my mind. 1. Typically a cast boolit with a copper GC is lubed...I suspect the lube may inhibit copper fouling. 2. Typically a cast boolit with a copper GC will obturate to seal the bore, whereas...
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    07-19-2018, 10:59 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Old Bore mirror in Our Town
    "Barrel-lite" ...My go-to tool for bore illumination
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  • Echo's Avatar
    07-19-2018, 02:48 PM
    Echo started a thread Dang! in Cast Boolits
    I bought a set of Lyman molds (4-banger, 358495) complete with handles, on eBay. Got them for a pretty good price, because I thought I could separate them and make a couple bucks. I've learned to check molds out before selling them, so I fired up...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-16-2018, 10:46 PM
    The Med flat rate box will hold more the 70lbs of ingots, but 70lbs is the maximum USPS will allow you to ship in one. With tight fitting ingots, you can fit 20 lbs of ingots in a small flat rate box, and you can fit 6 small flat rate boxes in a...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-16-2018, 10:39 PM
    I empty my Lee pot all the time. Since my pot is bolted to the bench, I just drain it through the bottom pour spout into a ingot mold, when no more lead comes out, I make a cross in the remaining lead and shut off the pot. When cool, I can just...
    13 replies | 361 view(s)
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    07-16-2018, 01:30 AM
    I guess the original recipe had Gum Spirits of Turpentine instead of odorless mineral spirits. I had Gum Spirits of Turpentine laying around, so that's what I've always used in my Ed's Red...I kind of like that smell. BUT, the question is, does...
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  • Echo's Avatar
    07-15-2018, 07:11 PM
    My son mistakenly went off on a job leaving his RCBS tumbler running. A few days later, when he got home, he went to the reloading shack, and the tumbler was sitting there going ' Hmmmm'. He gave it to me to fix, I called RCBS, told 'em the story,...
    15 replies | 335 view(s)
  • Echo's Avatar
    07-15-2018, 07:02 PM
    I have 2 Lachmillers bought used - they are basically the same as the RCBS LAM. I believe they are the better of the two, more robust to my thinking. I also have a Star I use a lot, even for rifle boolits, but I generally use the Lach's for GC...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-15-2018, 11:36 AM
    You surely might be right, with your thoughts conveyed in your first sentence. >>>BUT, you also give evidence to the contrary...meaning, I'd bet dollars to donuts that if that TV thief also grabbed a bag of Cheetos and a loaf of Bread, that he...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-15-2018, 11:21 AM
    The Craftsman tools arrived Thursday. Nothing on the box mentions Greenlee. ...Sadly, the tools are not as described, they are not NIB. There were a couple things indicating they have been used. besides a fine saw dust on the tool handles,...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-14-2018, 09:49 PM
    If there is air movement where you are casting or if you are casting outside in a breeze, then the pour spout can be susceptible to freezing.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-14-2018, 09:20 PM
    With a rare exception or two...I prefer tools (and guns) to look stock...and it is more than OK for them to look used. that's my 2
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-14-2018, 12:56 PM
    self defense against what? I prefer heavy...like the Ranch Dog RF 190gr cast with a hard alloy and Hot load for MAX penetration...you never know when you might need to disable a Chevy V8, LOL.
    55 replies | 1421 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
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