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    06-19-2019, 04:06 PM
    tazman, yeah, Im just trying to figure out why if I put say 19 pounds of lead boolits in that trap, why dont I get at least close to that amount back? And why or where did this strange dross come from? The boolits shot good, sized easy were mostly...
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    06-19-2019, 03:59 PM
    conditor, yeah, it looks similar . I dont know how to post pic and will probably never learn, too old.
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    06-19-2019, 03:57 PM
    My trap looks just like one pictured. The boolits do seem to strike dead on the center of the collector pipe, thats probably why they turn to dust, maybe I need to off set my aiming point.
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    06-19-2019, 03:51 PM
    Ah ****, I just had a really long reply and I did something and now I have to start all over. The 1 pound was an error. Yes, nothing goes in that trap except my own alloy. I buy lyman #2 from MO metals and then I add to it with some of my mystery...
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    06-19-2019, 01:13 PM
    I started out with 18 lbs of fragments from my trap. After melting I end up with 12 lbs of nice looking ingots. I now have 7 lbs of a strange dross. Nothing can get into my boolit trap except the lead I shoot into it. The 7 lbs of dross is real...
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USN 61-67. Heavy equipment mechanic Alaska 20 yrs, retired Alaska Marine Highway steward.
Satsop Wash.
guns casting boolits scrounging for lead, driving my 66 mustang hot rod way to fast for and old guy.
Feeding, cleaning, caring, for 2 riding mules one old horse and 2 miniture donkeys and 1 wife.


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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