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    10-15-2020, 09:24 PM
    Can you post a picture of the motor and how it is mounted?
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    10-10-2020, 05:27 PM
    Does anyone know the approx rpm of the motor? any case tumbler motors rpm would get me in the ballpark.
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    10-09-2020, 05:53 PM
    I'm totally glad that those of you that had good luck with their tumblers are happy. LUBEDUDE, thats crazy how that CV-500 lasted for a week in the summer heat! I sure hope that Dillon is straight up with their other equipments warranties.
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    10-09-2020, 05:45 PM
    The guy i bought it from didnt use it himself, he said he plugged it in and it worked, In which it did for me also, just slowly. The guy wouldnt have paid attention to the rpm, it vibrated thats all he was concerned with. So I should be mad at...
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    10-09-2020, 05:25 PM
    I tried to call Dillon. I was on hold for over 30 mins. I gave up for now. Does anyone know the rpm of the motor? If I can find one that has the same or close rpm, diameter shaft and will physically fit underneath, I will fabricate and weld up a...
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    10-09-2020, 12:26 PM
    I think Dillon should at least guarantee the motors for as long as the original manufacturer engineered them to last. I bet that most of the motors, at least the defective cv-500 ones broke way before dillon or the manufacturer thought they would.
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    10-08-2020, 07:15 PM
    I bought a used dillon cv500 case tumbler and before I could get one load of brass done it started going slow. it wouldnt shake enough to clean the soot off the cases. This tumbler is almost new, its in perfect shape. you can tell it was rarely...
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    10-01-2020, 11:51 PM
    Over time, is there any white corrosion bleeding out of the ammunition? I've soldered various things for outdoor and indoor use thinking i cleaned all traces of flux off, later to find out there was white crap seeping/growing on the objects. What...
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    09-29-2020, 01:18 PM
    I uncoiled a lot of the corroded 60/40 acid core and stuffed it into one of my dirty smelting pots. The amount of bubbling acid was incredible. I thought about letting it burn off, but instead I scooped it off the melt. What was different and...
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    09-28-2020, 09:30 PM
    I run the shot 45's through a sizer die and reloaded them. They shoot pretty darn good
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    09-28-2020, 09:27 PM
    Like BK7 said, theres no way you can sift wet or dry clay very efficiently. either pick up from the top of the ground or use water to make the clay into thin watery clay and pour that liquid through the 1/4" screen
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    09-28-2020, 09:00 AM
    Utah, If you go back and read, I stated "chances are" he cuts corners. A lot of the times when something is cheaper, corners were cut on quality. I'm sorry if I offended some folks. Also there was a poster that has been in contact with him. He...
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    09-27-2020, 01:35 PM
    If the clay is almost pure, wet, it will be gobs of goo. dry it will be like rocks. What i did was load up material from areas that seem to have good concentrations in 5 gal. buckets and take home. with a hose, squirt water in the bucket and...
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    09-26-2020, 05:12 PM
    I think i answered my own question. I got one of my 5.7x28 brass that is ready for cores to make .308 bullets. I stuffed several cut pieces of the acid core solder into the case/jacket and proceeded to heat it with a propane torch. the solder...
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    09-26-2020, 04:14 PM
    I got ahold of a good amount of 60/40, 70/30 and 50/50 acid core solder. What is your opinion on using this tin/lead/acid fluxed solder cut up, weighed and torched for bonded cores? Would that Acid be too corrosive for the bullet? or the rifle...
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    09-26-2020, 08:54 AM
    So, typically the larger number is the tin content?
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    09-25-2020, 09:14 PM
    Plumbers must have used this stuff back in the day for house plumbing. now the solder is lead free.
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    09-25-2020, 08:34 PM
    I picked up a crapload of old acid core solder some is 50/50 some 70/30 and 60/40 Is this lead to tin ratio? is the higher no. typically the lead? I'm gonna burn the acid out of it outside with my turkey cooker burner and my old smelter pot. ...
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    09-25-2020, 08:22 PM
    bigjake replied to a thread Mining lead in Lead and Lead Alloys
    If you cant find a shooting range to dig for bullets do what I did when I was hard up for lead. First junk yards; do it yourself auto salvage yards. you can pluck your wheel weights and pay min. prices. Second; trap/skeet ranges. try and locate old...
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I'm married, for 30 yrs. I have two sons born '93&'95 I have one pet a dachshund, I call her simply "wiener dog"
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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