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  • Echo's Avatar
    Today, 11:43 AM
    Echo replied to a thread Any HAM's here? in Our Town
    My original rig was a Knight All-band RX and a - fooie - I can't remember - HA! ART-13 w/813 final. Ended with a Hammarlund HX-50 with the aforementioned boots and a Drake 2B Rx...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 10:30 AM
    An extreme test for this is to put a bit of lube (a chunk the size of a boolit) on a paper towel, then set it on the dash of a closed up car on a sunny day. Look and feel if any oil migrates to the towel.
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    Yesterday, 06:22 PM
    Echo replied to a thread Any HAM's here? in Our Town
    Ex-W5HZM here - was fairly active until I got assigned as a communicator into the 'Looking Glass' ABNCP project. Only operational job I had in USAF, but using radio all time kinda killed my enthusiasm. But I had built my own Boots for my SSB rig -...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:27 AM
    Yesterday, I didn't have time to search for the recipe for 666+1 see post #5 http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?232371-Hey-357-maximum-lubes&p=2653932&viewfull=1#post2653932
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    Yesterday, 12:07 AM
    If I were making a boolit lube to fit your parameters "I like that it is an easy formula to make, just a few common ingredients and relatively quick to make". I'd use 357Maximum's recipe for 666+1, AKA: Satan's lube. But it does get soft in high...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    05-22-2018, 02:56 PM
    I hope you don't get discouraged easily. When I first started casting, before I ordered a Lee bottom pour pot, I tried to cast a few with a Lee ladle and a old used 45 cal 2 cavity Lee mold. I didn't have any success, but I was doing this while...
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    05-22-2018, 01:57 PM
    Echo replied to a thread Lead smear on block in Cast Boolits
    Well, I cast some - the ones from the OK cavity turned out OK (not great - needed more heat), but the ones from the repaired cavity, not so much. Good (?) bullet in front, others behind. And had to beat the **** out of the mould to get the front...
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    05-22-2018, 01:05 AM
    Echo replied to a thread 44 mag pistol groups in Cast Boolits
    One thing to remember re grip - the grip should be fore & aft, not a circular squeeze. Finger tips should be loose, even floppy...
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    05-22-2018, 01:00 AM
    Echo replied to a thread 44 mag pistol groups in Cast Boolits
    Four words encompass 90% of pistol shooting: Front Sight And Squeeze. Focus on the front sight, and I mean CONCENTRATE on the front sight - notice how sharp the upper left-hand corner of the front sight is! Concentrate - and Squeeze...
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    05-22-2018, 12:54 AM
    Echo replied to a thread Lead smear on block in Cast Boolits
    I'll try casting some boolits tomorrow AM & see what's los - thank you all for your advice...
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    05-21-2018, 04:24 PM
    Echo replied to a thread Lead smear on block in Cast Boolits
    Well - that makes sense to me. The torch didn't touch it, and I found that interesting. Your explanation rings the bell. I guess I'll leave it as is, and see what kind of boolits it throws.
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    05-21-2018, 04:21 PM
    Echo replied to a thread Lead smear on block in Cast Boolits
    I got it this way on eBay...
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    05-21-2018, 10:08 AM
    pkchwy, welcome to the forum. Judging from your previous posts, I assume you are lube-sizing in a Star. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?360594-M-A-Systems-Collator-for-the-Star-Sizer&p=4365759&highlight=#post4365759 Too much lube...
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  • Echo's Avatar
    05-20-2018, 03:46 PM
    Echo started a thread Lead smear on block in Cast Boolits
    How to get it off? Tried brass brush, no joy, tried scraping w/pocket knife, no joy, tried heating with torch and hitting w/brass brush, no joy. How do it?
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    05-20-2018, 02:56 PM
    A duplicate... can't delete, don't know how, not easily determined in edit mode... I had a Lyman 4-banger 429244 mold that I had never used, and put it on eBay, sold it - and will get it back in a couple of days. Top of the blocks were chipped, so...
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    05-20-2018, 02:15 PM
    I have this 429244 4-banger that I had ever used, and put on eBay, and sold - and will get it back in a day or so. The blocks are chipped on top (minutely, of course, I never noticed), but can't cast good boolits. My idea is to give it to a...
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    05-19-2018, 04:02 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Thank you NOE in Cast Boolits
    You'll like that one, I have cast thousands of boolits with my 5 cavity RCBS clone mold...mine come out a bit heavy using 94-3-3 alloy, and weigh about 60gr with GC installed.
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    05-19-2018, 11:07 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Hubris in Cast Boolits
    I suspect the issue could be that the RCBS boolit fits your Rifle's throat better than your NOE copy. You may or may not get the NOE to shoot as good as the RCBS in your rifle. Boolit molds can have slight variance from mold to mold, even from...
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    05-19-2018, 10:46 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread lawn rolling in Our Town
    To properly solve your problem, you need to find the cause. For instance, my Lawn/garden has a lot of night crawlers...large night crawlers. They make my lawn bumpy. It isn't that noticeable until we get a dry spell, which isn't that often in...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 10:38 AM
    It sounds like more of a scheme to sell a newsletter. https://clark.com/scams-rip-offs/what-are-freedom-checks/
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 12:33 PM
    In Glencoe...a running gas engine and wurr of the blades of a lawn mower is like a siren's song :lol: it seems once someone starts mowing, the whole neighborhood gets out there and mows. I don't have much lawn, most of my yard is garden. I...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 12:14 PM
    When I read the title, I though you found some alloy with 86% Sb :lol:
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 11:25 AM
    I'll take the Ideal. PM sent
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    05-17-2018, 12:13 PM
    Echo replied to a thread How do you cook bacon? in Our Town
    Microwave on a bacon cooker. Two butcher slices topped with a paper towel. Three minutes gets them nicely crisp, to go with my 3-egg omelette with a heaping tablespoon of diced jalapeno stirred into the eggs, and a small handful of shredded cheese...
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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