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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 11:22 AM
    Oh...I just realized this was an old thread...well maybe someone will find this curious :oops:[smilie=b::veryconfu
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 11:20 AM
    I got this coupon in a email last week... On sale for only $5 But coupon expires today.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 11:12 AM
    Closing a S&S post is mentioned in the recently updated rules http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?335525-S-amp-S-Rules-amp-Definitons FYI, I have a couple threads that are buried deep in S&S that are still active. I will close...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 10:52 AM
    I'll offer another idea, maybe try using a 500 S&W shell or other 50 cal pistol caliber to make a spring loaded cookie cutter. These were parts I had laying around, but if you are handy you could make one with a brass case a nail and a short piece...
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  • D Crockett's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:50 PM
    Jem102 that is one nice looking set up for a burner. I don't think you will have any trouble in smelting lead on that burner. I have 2 pieces of advise for you (1) get a thermometer and (2) keep your heat between 600 degrees and 750 degrees and...
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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:13 PM
    I don't have what you need, but I need what you have. Can I buy it? My 225 Win is lonely!
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  • D Crockett's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:24 PM
    Jem102 if you can post a picture of the burner that way I can tell you more info than with out one D Crockett
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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:45 PM
    I'll take it if it is 60/40!
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:54 PM
    You have added many good suggestions...but the one I highlighted in red is one that hasn't been mentioned yet. It's surely true with Lee pots, and I'd expect it to be true with other brands as well, as head pressure changes due to mass/gravity. ...
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  • D Crockett's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:57 AM
    D Crockett replied to a thread Lead in Our Town
    Shaper get all the ww you can. in my county I can not get any (thanks to the Ins. co.) they got it to where the scrap yards can not sale to the plubic anymore. it used to be nothing for me to go to a scrap yard and get 500 to a 1000 lbs of ww. now I...
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  • shaper's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:41 AM
    shaper replied to a thread Lead in Our Town
    Went back this morning to return the buckets. They only had half a bucket left. But he said he would hold it for me only. He is a member of the church I go to and I gave him a jar of honey to sweeten the deal. Couldn't hurt.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:14 AM
    the 45-45-10 that I've made, finishes out at the consistency of peanut butter, I use a heatgun (heat the boolits/bowl) to apply it. The first batch i made, I stored in a plastic margarine tub that didn't seal well, as it aged, it got hard. The...
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  • shaper's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:54 AM
    shaper started a thread Lead in Our Town
    Yesterday I got a deal for some lead. When I got home I weighed it. 315 pounds of wheel weights. It came in as 0.13 cents per pound. I didn't need it but couldn't pass it up. He has a lot to get rid of so I may go back and buy more today.
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  • shaper's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:46 AM
    shaper replied to a thread What Do You/Did You Do? in Our Town
    Out of school into the Air Force as a aircraft mechanic for 8 years. Delta Airlines as a aircraft mechanic, non destructive inspector, pre flight inspector, foreman of the inspector department, retired after 31 years. Now I have a powder coating...
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    Yesterday, 08:40 AM
    Welcome We will teach you how to save money by; buying money saving equipment.. Oh yeah in the end you will have save thousands.
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  • D Crockett's Avatar
    06-23-2017, 10:51 PM
    Tripplebeards what ever you dodo NOT HIT THE SIDE OF THE CAST IRON WITH ANYTHING WHILE REAL HOT. I used to use a cast iron pot and smacked it with a heavy spoon and cracked it. a thin spray of lead came shooting out of the crack (what a mess). that...
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  • randyrat's Avatar
    06-23-2017, 06:06 PM
    If you get tired of the smoke give my TAC 1 or TAC X a try, it was made with low smoke in mind.. The ingredients in Ben's Red are not made to burn and when they do they smoke..Sometimes it is the mixture of certain powders and heat/humidity that...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    06-23-2017, 10:32 AM
    long 30 cal boolits can be challenging. You may have a venting problem, On many of my molds, I have used a fine file to 'break' the top edge of the mold to create a vent. also pouring a large sprue puddle...see this thread....
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    06-23-2017, 08:15 AM
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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 04:57 PM
    I'll take 446110! PM tonight from a real PC! Way too slow!
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 11:42 AM
    I was wondering how some of the GC's, that I got from Gavin, seemed to be slightly bent oblong...that make sense.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 11:18 AM
    Speed, welcome to the forum. I moved your thread here. Hope you get the answer you are looking for. Good Luck with the Muzzleloader. Jon PS, PM sent with link redirect
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  • shaper's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 09:10 AM
    shaper replied to a thread My bees are working in Our Town
    thank you for showing your pictures, I haven't mastered the task of getting my pictures out of my phone and on the forum.
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  • D Crockett's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 12:06 AM
    trying something new a med flat rate box with at least $75 worth of things that I have for sale in the vendors section to make this interesting I am not going to tell you what it is but I will tell you that is will be useful to any caster. just...
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  • D Crockett's Avatar
    06-21-2017, 11:46 AM
    thanks mark74a1 for your bid pm me your address and I will do the same D Crockett
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    06-21-2017, 08:58 AM
    I just remembered one sad deal I did... My First AR-15, I traded for it, at the LGS in the late 1990s or early 2000?. It was a low end Bushmaster, retailing around $800. I traded 7 milsurps even up for it. Today, at least 3 of those, are EACH,...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    06-21-2017, 08:49 AM
    Ain't that the truth ! I bought my first gun in the late 1980s. Over the next 20 years, as I became a collector, and selling a gun that no longer was desirable to me, so I could purchase another one, as well as going through several phase shifts...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    06-21-2017, 08:30 AM
    In general, I hate the Phone, but as we all know it's a necessary tool. I don't own a cell phone, and my landline doesn't have call ID. If it is the least little inconvenience for me to answer the phone, I won't, no matter who it is, I just let...
    46 replies | 1097 view(s)
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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
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