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    Today, 10:37 AM
    Sorry about the extra photos..."Never apppologize, it's a sign of weakness!" John Wayne Besides...a picture is worth a thousand words, you saved a lot-O-time!
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Today, 10:16 AM
    Ya know, those casts alone look to be about 6 1/2 lbs. of Pb...then there's the weight of the fixture... Have you got any good stories about 'flipping' that over you want to share?
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Today, 10:06 AM
    Well Grmps...like a dufuss I went out and bought a new convection oven back when I started PC'ing. Went to K-Mart (first mistake) and bought the cheap analogue controlled unit (second mistake) instead of buying the more expensive and slightly larger...
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    Yesterday, 11:33 PM
    I like your method JB...I sorta do it the same. I make up a string of loads, 10 rounds each level that I want to ladder (test for grouping) and shoot through the chrony at their own individual targets (so that I can physically compare the groups...
    27 replies | 556 view(s)
  • OS OK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:08 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread Todays score in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I hope that you are smelting 'like with like' and NOT just blending these various batches together into one big hodgepodge of melt. For instance...I just poured 12# of (63%Sn+37%Pb) solder into 200 & 405 grain 45 caliber slugs. *@ 63%Sn X 200...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:37 PM
    Grrrrrr! That dang toaster convection Chineese lying oven is NEXT !
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    Yesterday, 02:07 PM
    I'm not so sure I get what your saying R5R... I can tell you this from yesterdays first run though. At around 3/4's pot full I started noticing that dumping just 4 or 5 sprue cuts back into the melt, it would drop the temperature around 24~26*F....
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:51 AM
    We have a Pb calculator available at no charge through a member...'bumpo'...download it here on forum somewhere and works in Excell...it's a dilly, that's where your numbers came from.
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:44 AM
    I thought I'd be a 'slick willy' and install the thermocouple between the bottom of the pot and the enclosure. You can just see the end of it sticking out on the right of the pot. That causes a 35*F. temperature differential where the pot is...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:24 AM
    Initially I was concerned thinking the white plastic trays might scrape off some paint when the boolits fell down into each hole but that is not the case. That was my first impression too, I'm glad you mentioned this...I may just have to give...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:25 AM
    Thanks be to SSGOldfart...he and I did a 'horse-trade' and I ended up with a new used PID pot controller. I did several YouTube instructional videos on programming, then had to add a shelf to shuffle things around a bit...then, I threw in a batch...
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    Yesterday, 04:48 AM
    This looks like a pretty good way to do things...those soldiers are lined up like good Marines...when I'm done setting mine they look like a platoon of drunken Sailors! Oh well...it doesn't matter to me, they get their little selves cooked...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-19-2017, 10:19 PM
    Your alloy is 12.8 BHN if the ingots all weight the same in that 6:1 ratio...1% Sn, 4.29% Sb, .21% Arsenic & 94.5% Pb.
    9 replies | 223 view(s)
  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-19-2017, 09:17 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread A real name and State ? in Our Town
    All they have to do is ping that phone in your pocket and they'll know exactly where you are.
    49 replies | 1154 view(s)
  • Bama's Avatar
    10-19-2017, 05:50 PM
    +1 on Arsenal molds Tried 6 MM bore rider bullets designed for powder coating yesterday. Bullets heavier than any listed for 6x45 so I started with two powders I had used in pass for lighter bullets. Just tried to go low enough charge to prevent...
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  • Bama's Avatar
    10-19-2017, 12:04 PM
    Tried out Arsenals 243 115-NR-BR-GC bore rider bullets yesterday and it is great. IT is designed for powder coating(no groves). I had sized drive band portion to .244 and bore rider to .236 to fit a barrel I am using on a 6X45. With the aloy I...
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  • Bama's Avatar
    10-19-2017, 11:33 AM
    Bama replied to a thread Critique my boolits in Cast Boolits
    Only problem I see is they are not coated and loaded--You did well
    30 replies | 733 view(s)
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    10-19-2017, 09:12 AM
    Hickok replied to a thread My Dad in In Remembrance
    Pat, my condolences at this time of loss for you and your family. God's blessing on you and yours.
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-19-2017, 08:50 AM
    I would look at 'ease of use', position and space on the bench it requires, compare the height, width, footprint and especially the mould rests and visualize what would fit your physical and shop needs. Lyman has the PID unit right in your face and...
    6 replies | 212 view(s)
  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-19-2017, 08:33 AM
    OS OK replied to a thread Lyman MAG25 in Reloading Equipment
    Tempting...looks like a pretty solid choice...''Pero...es mucho dinero! Doscientos cincuenta y nueve do'lares y cambia!" Lyman products The Lyman Mag 25 Digital Melting Furnace was designed for the high volume bullet caster in mind. With 850...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-18-2017, 01:58 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread A real name and State ? in Our Town
    Well...I wouldn't know about all that as I'm quite sure your info is accurate. This forum and one other, The Art and Science of Casting' are the only social type media I am involved in. I guess I just don't trust too many anymore. When I get an...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-18-2017, 01:41 PM
    I'll take both mould handles. $40.00 shipped. Will a Postal MO do?
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    10-18-2017, 01:32 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread A real name and State ? in Our Town
    I would imagine that the NSA along with a number of other 'Alphabet Agencies' already knows every one of us, bank account numbers, DOB's, job histories, arrest reports, traffic citations, court decisions, religious and or political affiliations, the...
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    10-18-2017, 09:16 AM
    OS OK replied to a thread A real name and State ? in Our Town
    I get your drift...understand too what your driving at. I'm not so interested in personal names as I am interested in what state they live. There is a lot of information to be had about their opinions on things such as lube and hot days...
    49 replies | 1154 view(s)
  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-18-2017, 08:39 AM
    It does and doesn't look like a Redding but then they change over the years...here's one to compare it to. I bought a new plastic hopper but for the life of me can't remember who I got it from... It's a cool looking old school powder measure but...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-17-2017, 09:52 AM
    Doncha hate having to smash a perfectly good boolit? I sacrifice another also...I file the side off and do a BHN test after a few days...inquiring minds just havta know...:bigsmyl2:...'Martyr boolits?'
    478 replies | 206090 view(s)
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    10-17-2017, 09:23 AM
    Hickok replied to a thread please say a prayer in Our Chapel
    Heavenly Father, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of Israel, our God, whom we worship, the one true God, incline thine ear to these urgent prayers for this daughter. We ask for your grace and healing mercies, that it may glorify You in...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-16-2017, 08:46 PM
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?326134-(2)-The-Devil-s-in-the-Details-gt-gt-gt-gt-gt-PC-Coatings-lt-lt-lt-lt-lt ^... The Devil's in the Details>>>>>PC Coatings<<<<< This poll should answer any questions you might have...at least...
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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