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    04-16-2019, 03:18 AM
    I just scored some similar Babbit last week, I put about an ounce in a lee 20lb pot of range scrap and cast some of the best bullets you could want. Regards Stephen
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    04-15-2019, 09:44 PM
    All my big bore steel moulds are single cavity as the weight plays merry hell with my wrists, if I could I would use double cavity, however country gents idea of two single cavity moulds is brilliant. Regards Stephen
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    04-15-2019, 05:30 PM
    You crack me up Sir, Your either a brave man or your wife is not looking over your shoulder. Regards Stephen
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    04-15-2019, 06:47 AM
    Ausglock is pretty much on the money with his advice. I use range lead myself but I am lucky it has a lot of commercial cast in the berms and when I sieve the berm sand I use a screen that lets the .22 stuff fall through, I add a little tin to what...
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    04-15-2019, 02:08 AM
    I unknowingly ate dog once and had this strange need to sit in the middle of the road and, well you get the picture. After some of the things you guys have eaten, MREs would be a blessing I think. Regards Stephen
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    04-14-2019, 11:56 PM
    I find many car wreckers will give it away as will tyre shops, there is that much rubbish in it no one wants to play with it, I am happy I will sort it. Regards Stephen
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    04-14-2019, 08:56 PM
    We loved them over here as well, until our socialist government under the guise of public safety had them melted down and the steel sent to the USA for you guys to make us some less dangerous firearms, and thus grabbing more tax. I wonder do I sound...
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    04-14-2019, 08:50 PM
    There is an Aussie web page but I admit there are more American web pages up there which shows its good stuff. You should be able to look them up under J&M Specialized Coatings PTY LTD there on the web. Phone (02) 6556004 and Mob 0412140821. I just...
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    04-14-2019, 08:23 PM
    It is made in Australia and a quick email to Joe will see it on your doorstep in a few days, it would be rather silly to purchase it from the States if you lived here in Australia. I find it funny that an Australian would think its made in the USA,...
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    04-14-2019, 08:15 PM
    Ozark mike and Old Bearhair you both remind me of a simple time in my life. While I was a young lad in the early 60s I still remember kero being used for lighting and the old wood stove. I remember that near every home had a Lee Enfield, shotgun or...
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    04-14-2019, 08:13 AM
    I agree with all you said Joe, I have used the sulphur method to remove zinc from badly contaminated lead, and it does catch fire and stink no end, it is only in recent months I have learned about the acid treatment from your advice to Petander and...
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    04-14-2019, 07:25 AM
    I recently god some gold dross while smelting range scrap, I thought it may have been sulphur residue from someone trying to remove zinc, seems you have solved the riddle Joe. I have to admit that in the last few years wheel weights and range scrap...
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    04-14-2019, 04:40 AM
    Stephen Cohen replied to a thread I wonder..... in Gas Checks
    This is how we lean by trial and error, a man who has never made a mistake has never made anything. Regards Stephen
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    04-14-2019, 04:36 AM
    I don't have the RCBS but the Lee 158RNFP measurement you want is .351 by my count. Regards Stephen
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    04-13-2019, 09:59 PM
    you could try washing it in alcohol first. I myself would never use a bore snake, I have seen two snap off in barrels and there is the question of the damage they do being pulled out of the muzzle and wearing the crown area. There are those who will...
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    04-12-2019, 08:43 PM
    I say what ever floats your boat is right for you, saying one is better for your purpose than the other, is a bit like saying my wife is not near as ugly as yours, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and old age and failing eyesight helps a lot as...
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    04-12-2019, 09:07 AM
    Put unused Hi-Tek in the refrigerator and it will keep till needed next. Regards Stephen
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    04-12-2019, 12:28 AM
    Stephen Cohen replied to a thread making 38-55 bullets in Swaging
    I am saving both 9mm and 223 for just such use, I seem to remember BT putting up a pic of some 223 shells cut and made into very good 375 so I believe 377 would be a no brainer. The Police use our range for training so no shortage of 223 and 40 sw....
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    04-11-2019, 09:00 PM
    I have been reluctant to comment on this thread as I do not class myself as a true Christian in the true sense of the word. I believe I am a good person and believe strongly in 9 of the 10 commandments, thou shall not kill is the one I have a...
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    04-11-2019, 06:08 PM
    Sadly before I joined this group I had some 2 hundred lb of babbit given to me to make fishing sinkers and gave nearly all of it away, it was not till I was educated here that I found the error of my ways and the lead Gods gave me another chance....
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    04-11-2019, 06:01 PM
    In this country it is illegal to shoot snakes with any firearm especially pistols and it is illegal to hunt anything with a handgun without the proper hoops being jumped to gain one. I did have a go at cans thrown in the air and found my 6'' sw 686...
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    04-11-2019, 05:50 PM
    A lot of women had to be content with a photo of him under their pillow, is this the market Glock are looking for. Regards Stephen
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    04-11-2019, 04:29 AM
    About 30yrs ago I decided to make a few shot loads for my 357 mag, I used the CCI shot shells as a benchmark and shot them at an aluminium coke can at 15yrds and the can was only dented and knocked over, my loads penetrated the can and gave a good...
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    04-11-2019, 04:15 AM
    Thanks for the comments guys, I checked for a reaction with acid and got none, I decided to melt it down into ingots and it was the easiest and cleanest alloy I have ever worked with. I had some range scrap that I had been casting light 38 loads...
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    04-10-2019, 09:00 PM
    A mate turned up yesterday with 75lb of wheel weight ingots and some 50lb of unknown material that originally come from the railways, it is very hard and sounds like Lino when two pieces are hit together. I will try and melt some later today and see...
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    04-09-2019, 06:11 AM
    Maybe you should load him some ammo with full case of bullseye and tell him the heat generated will re weld his bolt lugs, you would be doing your country a favour. Regards Stephen
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    04-07-2019, 08:29 PM
    I don't begrudge anyone their thing, but for me I Hi-Tek my bullets and PC my garden furniture. As others have said, the results you get with Hi-Tek depend on how well you follow simple instructions, I coat 458wm 45/70 460SW 375Whelen 357max 303 and...
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    04-07-2019, 06:40 AM
    It does not matter what country one is from, it is always good to see kids taken into the ethical hunting fold. Well done Kids. Regards Stephen
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    04-04-2019, 11:17 PM
    Stephen Cohen replied to a thread 5mm rimfire? in Rimfire Area
    I was in Darwin Australia with the Army in early 1975 cleaning up after Cyclone Tracy which devastated that town, a mate and I found a gun shop which had an Anschutz 22 magnum which I purchased and my mate purchased a lovely Remington 5mm RF and one...
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    04-04-2019, 11:05 PM
    I chose the 375 Whelen or AI which ever you call it, I chose it because it gave me a good 375 calibre in a much shorter action than the 375 HH, shells are cheap and easily formed with the cream of wheat method or a cast bullet, those who choose one...
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