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    Today, 05:58 PM
    No_1 replied to a thread Asking for prayer in Our Chapel
    Prayers sent.
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    Today, 04:09 PM
    Hi Avenger, I do not think that you hijacked this conversations. I am sure that all who contributors really are upset about such family crisis matters and would not consider any ill feelings towards your posts. I always place family first and most...
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    Today, 04:03 PM
    Petander I sent you a PM.
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    Today, 12:53 AM
    Hello Avenger 442, I am truly shocked and have a great deal of sorrow with this news. Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family. Please keep in touch as possible. Kindest regards to you and your family Joe
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    Yesterday, 09:03 PM
    Elkins45, It may be possible, you may have a special alloy of Lead that has a low melting point. Years ago, where I worked, we had to get a special alloy of Lead, that melted at much lower temperatures than normal alloys. We used this low melting...
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    Yesterday, 01:31 PM
    Thanks for support Slide, you also have done many tests and published results, and all members on this site benefitted greatly. Your work and input is much appreciated.
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    Yesterday, 12:49 PM
    Petander, good points. However, all of these points and publications are based on reproducibility of a specific products finished looks. Many don't care about colour, but you would be surprised at just how many want to get exactly the same...
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    Yesterday, 10:13 AM
    Sounds like it was setup as a prairie dog gun. Depending on??? Prairie dog shootin can burn up a lot of ammo. As to the rifling, does it look to have sharp lands and grooves? or do they look smoothed out.
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    Yesterday, 04:20 AM
    Petander, A local manufacturer coated Jacketed and Plated alloy with our Old Gold coating. The aim was to stop Copper deposits, remove need for corrosive Copper removing chemicals that end up damaging the Bore. It worked great. Barrels were clean...
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    Yesterday, 03:25 AM
    Please refer to attached and determine things for your self. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbYOG5xKTr0 Heat reflecting https://youtu.be/9ru_NYp7Y6c Over Cooked and smash test results
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    04-23-2018, 11:37 PM
    “The Toast Test”. I bought my convection oven years ago. It as dual squirrel cage fans and moves a lot of air. It was sold as a “parts only” oven, but when I got it working, the first thing I did was a “Toast Test”. My oven now makes absolutely...
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    04-23-2018, 09:13 PM
    I don't have any hulls, but I am interested in your Lyman 41 GCs. PM sent
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    04-23-2018, 09:01 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Earth day in Our Town
    I smelted some range scrap (and other lead alloys) yesterday. I got to the wheel weights today...heck, I may make a week of this celebration. just a side note (for conservation purposes): As the fire on my coleman camp stove went out (at supper...
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    04-23-2018, 08:05 PM
    If your 452 die is a RCBS, the answer may be to buy a Lyman 452 die.
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    04-23-2018, 05:31 PM
    Petander, Is your oven fan forced? I am thinking, that if you have fail with solvent test, you are not getting all the loaded coated alloy to correct temperatures. The reason for my thinking this way, is that oven temperatures do not correlate...
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    04-23-2018, 11:24 AM
    This is the correct answer.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    04-23-2018, 10:48 AM
    take a file to the thin stuff. It does look to have the same oxidation as the thick Lead pipe...I'm wouldn't be surprised at all, if it was what Bama describes. FYI: take all the proper precautions (wash hands and such) when handling that...
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    04-23-2018, 09:54 AM
    Could be? I wish I posted a link from where I found that recipe?
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    04-23-2018, 06:08 AM
    This is only complicating your life. Simply use one alloy that was cast, and do your tests with that. Do not quench after baking, and simply fan cool baked alloy. I am also considering, that Water may be forcing its way under baked coatings and...
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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