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  • garrisonjoe's Avatar
    03-22-2020, 08:55 PM
    Real Black Powder will keep ANY lead from being deposited in the bore. The substitute "black" powders - you will have to see. APP is one of the best subs. Stay away from Pyrodex unless you are a fiend at cleaning the fouling out. 777 runs...
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  • garrisonjoe's Avatar
    03-22-2020, 07:52 PM
    If you cast balls out of something harder than soft lead you will wish you hadn't. At least 2 problems occur. 1 - you break your loading lever trying to force the balls into the cylinder. 2 - you cast small enough that the balls are not a...
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    03-22-2020, 07:45 PM
    Same thing. Recycling is reusing them. Is remanufacturing them. Is reworking them. Is recasting them. Trying to discuss metal with most shop mechanics gets you just about what you got told. ;) Good luck, garrisonjoe
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    03-22-2020, 07:38 PM
    NO, the tin does not come to the top as a separate layer of metal! A very fine coating of (often golden color) tin oxide may come to the surface, but, as noted by the testing mentioned above, that's a VERY small part of the tin in the lead...
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  • garrisonjoe's Avatar
    03-22-2020, 04:49 PM
    Very good supplier. Gene Sears and his crew are great folks. Probably have ordered 4 big orders over the last five years. Quick to ship and never had wrong stuff delivered. Great for many shotgun supplies as well. Maybe you will see this...
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  • garrisonjoe's Avatar
    03-09-2020, 07:01 PM
    Do you have a leading-partial serial number or date of manufacture you can share with us? Are you first owner, or do you have a sense of what kind and how much use previous owner(s) had for the gun? Thanks, garrisonjoe
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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