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    Today, 09:43 AM
    FLINTNFIRE replied to a thread Cement mixer cleanout in Our Town
    I used ospho to clean one , the acid attacks the concrete , Gtrubicon posted above try that first .
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    08-06-2020, 02:28 PM
    What molds you planning on ordering anyway ? I am presently waiting on a pair from Arsenal molds for 40 S&W , as my MP mold will not feed reliably in the Smith and Wesson M&P , was thinking of another 45 mold , but still undecided on it .
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    08-05-2020, 02:00 PM
    FLINTNFIRE replied to a thread gun prices your area in Our Town
    Local gun shop has some stuff , but he was telling me there is nothing out there for them to order to replenish , as to gunbroker saw a auction for a sks , had it listed as 7.62x39nato , and it was over 1100 dollars , insane .
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    08-04-2020, 12:27 PM
    I ordered my mold from Arsenal molds , not sure if it is what you are looking for but would not hurt to look at the schematics .
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    08-02-2020, 10:01 PM
    Rock Island is a good one for quite a bit less then your listed amount , have bought 7-8 , of them in 45acp and a couple in 38 super , no issues with any of them and I have owned colt series 70 , Norinco 1911 , Springfield and Safari Arms along...
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    07-27-2020, 02:11 PM
    I always buy when available at at a normal price or the rebates and sales , hence even with all the loading I do I have extras for the future and to keep loading or shooting , I remember saying in several threads last year to buy then as prices...
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    07-22-2020, 05:18 AM
    It worked for him so a big way to go now enjoy shooting what you have coated , Good job.
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    07-20-2020, 04:20 AM
    FLINTNFIRE replied to a thread Echo.....echo..... in AirGuns
    I guess I am wondering why lead free? And I know in Wa. state they have determined air rifles are firearms and I am not allowed to fire mine in city limits . Rats with a pellet gun , been there done that a long time ago with the old pump up pellet...
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    07-20-2020, 04:13 AM
    I will take this sending a P.M.
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    07-20-2020, 12:52 AM
    Glad I am in good company here as I have known people who would not pick up change let alone a once fired case , always makes me smile when I see a pile of shiny brass . I have bought 45 colt and 44 mag and 32-20 brass and it is not cheap ,...
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    07-19-2020, 05:47 PM
    I am a lowly brass scrounger , and proud of being one of us who recycles lead , and brass , I will take all the once fired brass those who do not reload let go to waste , if I can not use it I pass on to those who can .
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    07-19-2020, 05:42 PM
    I have melted lead on a hot plate , but if you keep your temperature setting on medium to low it will not cause any issues with molds , I never found dipping in my pot to be as easy as a hot plate , but different things work better for some then...
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    07-19-2020, 05:38 PM
    Alcohol as in moonshine grade was used as ordnance cleaner , I have used rubbing alcohols to clean oil and powder residue from gun cleaning brushes , and have ran it through a bore to clean out one cleaner before trying something else , it did not...
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    07-19-2020, 05:26 PM
    Those side present no issue at all . You should try one there are plenty of those old tanks out there and they work great for mid to large size melts , I have 4 large ladles that were all for dipping lead and with the sides going down to a curve it...
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    07-18-2020, 11:00 PM
    In my younger days I loaded 110 grain jacketed hollow points with wc820 , was a hot and snappy combo , still have several hundred loaded in boxes , still have a bag of the jacketed bullets on shelf , prefer a heavier weight bullet today . There...
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    07-18-2020, 08:52 PM
    Some one who bought gun show loads on starline brass , their loss your gain , have found it once in awhile someone who does not reload but bought a firearm in a caliber those who cast their own do load .
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    07-17-2020, 03:36 PM
    Preheat mold on a hot plate , I find if its up to temp I can fill all cavities and sprue cuts fine , if you do not have it up to temp fill 1 or 2 and cut and as it gets warmer fill more cavities , have found warming on the hot plate means I can go...
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    07-13-2020, 12:37 PM
    Can you store your powder off base? You do not have where you live listed , maybe someone here could store it for you or get you some when you want to shoot .
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    07-13-2020, 12:35 PM
    Wilco is right , give away money there is a cost and part is money is worth less , yes prices are up , I see guns on gunbroker where people are paying a premium , no thank you , prepare ahead and the time for preparing was before this started ,...
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    07-11-2020, 11:11 PM
    I have never used a thermometer in smelting , I do make sure any wheel weights are lead and no live rounds , then I turn on the propane and keep a eye on the melt , when its range scrap with debris or roof flashing with tar and other stuff on it , I...
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    07-11-2020, 12:31 PM
    All powders are good to stock up on , find a load that works , all components are good to stock up on , and the time to do it is when there is no panic , when there are sales , when you have the spare cash to do so . I found a couple of months ago...
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    07-11-2020, 12:23 PM
    Well I find that there are still some decent buys if one is willing to look and wait , though I have also noticed fewer for sale and higher prices , seems that panic still rules . I tend to see a decent price on components I stock up , have seen...
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    07-09-2020, 12:14 PM
    Had one winchester go off in a rcbs hand priming unit , it can and does happen , as to small primer 45acp it is easy to tell when you go to prime on my square deal b , it is one reason I soldered a piece of wire to the shell locator buttons , have...
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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