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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 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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    Today, 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
    Today, 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...
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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,...
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  • 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.
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    07-14-2018, 12:35 PM
    WOW, I'm not sure what State you are in (I don't need to know), But I use the Coleman WHITE gas stoves for many uses, including Lead smelting. I have collected several old units at garage sales or thrift stoves (for $5 to $10 in Minnesota), many...
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    07-14-2018, 12:14 PM
    ALSO, if you've ever had Cherry Koolaid pickles, they are a tasty combination that seems odd, before you try them. https://tornadoughalli.com/kool-aid-pickles/ ANYWAY, you could alter the Pickleback jello shots, by using CHERRY Jello, to get a...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-14-2018, 12:08 PM
    It's a bit of work, but Pickleback Jello shots are tasty, if you like pickles that is. https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a53363/pickleback-jello-shots-recipe/
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-12-2018, 12:50 AM
    The Lyman Cast bullet handbook 4th Ed. is a great resource for Data. If the exact boolit isn't listed, choose one the same weight and same style...or closest listed. and as always, use starting load and work up.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-11-2018, 02:59 PM
    I can only assume Eric's Hollow point mold service could make your mold a "straight side mould for PC". http://www.hollowpointmold.com/ He lists some fees for similar modifications When you consider the cost of shipping, plus the return...
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    07-11-2018, 12:30 PM
    The Photobucket photo code is technically not deleted, Photobucket is just 'blocking' the code from retrieving the photo. Photobucket has threatened to delete all the free account's on Dec 31 2018, It will be interesting if they follow through, it...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-11-2018, 12:20 PM
    I've found that having a mold "Professionally" fixed or modified is cost prohibitive. I'd suggest keep using it like it is (since you mentioned having success with it) or replace it with the NOE (as suggested by guicksylver). ALSO, maybe there...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-11-2018, 11:58 AM
    This whole thread did two things for me, Get me to send off all my old files to be re-sharpened...and make me think about my very old wood lathe. ...AND now I'm thinking about shrubbery roots, LOL. 30+ years ago, I bought a old old Lathe (it's...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-11-2018, 01:35 AM
    This is what I think also. Glencoe use to have two newspapers. One is still alive, the other one ended a few years after the daughter (of the original owner) passed away at 90+ years old. Anyway, they had a complete linotype setup and I got a...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-11-2018, 01:02 AM
    Yeah, a levergun in a large bore pistol caliber just screams "please shoot heavy cast boolits" I like my Henry (after they fixed it) just as much as my Marlin...but my Marlin is probably worth three times what I paid for the Henry.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-11-2018, 12:50 AM
    Great question. I bought the GC style. Long story... I have several 22 molds...maybe a dozen? ...all GC style. anyway, years ago, I had a Ranch Dog mold 22 cal 50gr RF, tumble lube grooves, plain base. I could cast boolits that looked perfect...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-11-2018, 12:38 AM
    I can't answer your FedEX question...but when my Henry Big Boy steel 41 mag needed some warranty repair, Henry sent a UPS pre-paid shipping label along with instructions on how to package the rifle. BTW, Henry has excellent warranty service.
    42 replies | 1585 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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