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    01-15-2019, 10:09 AM
    I have checked Facebook Marketplace and have found lead a time or two locally. Scored about 150# of lead from dental foil at a fairly decent price. It cast real good bullets. The last 2 or 3 pieces of pewter I have found have been from Goodwill...
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    01-15-2019, 09:55 AM
    LenH replied to a thread Lyman mold guide in Casting Equipment
    I bought a used ProMelt that had a Lyman mold guide attached using some modified bolts. I have molds that the guide was of no use to me. I removed it and gave it away. I bought an aluminum mold shelf from a guy that had a listing on the swapping...
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    01-14-2019, 10:12 AM
    LenH replied to a thread Sizing for pistol? in Cast Boolits
    I concur with JBinMN. Spot on.
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    01-14-2019, 10:02 AM
    I used to count them but when you us an 8 cavity mold there is a pile of bullets in short order. I usually cast to pots full or close to it, somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 pounds. I usually cull as I am sizing and lubing. On the other hand if...
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    01-02-2019, 12:20 PM
    LenH replied to a thread when to size and lube in Cast Boolits
    Sometimes life gets in my way and I don't get to run them through the sizer right away. I found some the other day that I had cast back in the fall. I got things all set up and ran them trough the sizer and put them in a sealed container ready to...
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    12-26-2018, 12:37 PM
    LenH replied to a thread Write things down!! in Boolit Lube !
    I needed to make up some lube a couple of weeks ago. I couldn't find the recipe but got everything worked out in my head, lucky it was only 3 ingredients. After pouring up a dozen sticks of said lube and went to put them with the 2 I had left....
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    12-21-2018, 10:51 AM
    The ones I have are made from 4" channel about 4" long. They were cut at an angle on the end (not enough by the way) and a piece if angle iron to close the end. The guy that welded them for me used too much heat and the end drew in and now they...
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    12-21-2018, 10:06 AM
    I have had a ProMelt for a while now, that replaced a Lee. I have built a PID and it just made the thing better. I used the PID with the old Lee too, but the ProMelt is a great furnace. I bought mine used but didn't get that kind of deal, but the...
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    12-19-2018, 09:44 AM
    LenH replied to a thread Mould Tappers? in Casting Equipment
    I use a lead hammer that is homemade. I found a sticky on this site. I use a piece of all thread for a handle that I wrap with tape. The body of the hammer is molded out of a copper tee split length wise. I made 2 different sizes one out of a 3/4...
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    12-19-2018, 09:32 AM
    LenH replied to a thread .50 cal.bore brush in Cast Boolits I use them to clean my bullseye .45 ACP. I am nowhere near using up that bag of brushes.
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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