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    Today, 01:22 PM
    Track of the Wolf has brass ones for a fair price of about $6 each
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    Yesterday, 06:41 PM
    A piece of metal to cover the work table top helps. Lead won’t stick to it. I use a cheap galvanized garage floor oil drip tray. Someone else recently said that they use a stainless steel backsplash. Don’t worry about lead fumes. The lead...
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    Yesterday, 06:18 PM
    David2011 replied to a thread Still weird shortages? in Our Town
    Tractor Supply sells a card of assorted small batteries for $4.99 including 2032s if I’m not mistaken. The quantity is generous. Not sure I would use them for important weapons sights but they’re a cheap source for my digital calipers that eat...
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    Yesterday, 02:57 AM
    David2011 replied to a thread Cold over there in Our Town
    I don’t think it mattered where you were. We’re 25 miles from downtown Houston and didn’t have usable cell signal for at least four days. Comcast TV and Internet was down for about 2-1/2 days total but part of that time we didn’t have electricity...
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    Yesterday, 02:40 AM
    David2011 replied to a thread Handloader magazines in Our Town
    Slightly off the subject but don’t store ANYTHING on a USB drive/stick as the only copy. After 25 years in IT, at a minimum I keep data on my computer and on a backup external drive that is not connected except when I run a backup. USB sticks are...
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    Yesterday, 02:13 AM
    David2011 replied to a thread Crazy evilbay buyers in Our Town
    I don’t blame “evil sellers” on EBay when buyers set the prices. All sellers do is offer merchandise. I haven’t needed anything for reloading for some time but have tried to buy a nice old Stanley or Record wood plane. The pricing has gone the...
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    02-22-2021, 07:16 AM
    Do you think that you could type a list of what you have?
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    02-21-2021, 07:31 PM
    You can also check out the “Lead Alloy Calculators” sticky at the top of this section.
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    02-21-2021, 07:26 PM
    All of the pewter and solder I’ve found was at garage and estate sales. One of the $1.00 rolls of solder was a $110.00 roll (at the time) of Brownell’s gunsmith solder. Never have found any at resale shops yet.
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    02-21-2021, 07:19 PM
    I have a nice inventory of pewter, some straight tin, monotype, Linotype, pure lead and COWW. This happened many years ago. I’m not hunting tin; just relating a story of the scrap yard guy.
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    02-21-2021, 07:09 PM
    No need to soak the stick on wheel weights (COWW) in anything. The tape comes off when you melt them. You said, “And if I don’t want to do that I can smelt them out side.” You don’t want to melt wheel weights inside anyway. There’s usually...
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    02-21-2021, 06:19 PM
    David2011 replied to a thread Cold over there in Our Town
    We got through this mess better than lots of the homes in the greater Houston area. We paid attention and made a grocery store run in advance but still weren’t as prepared as we could have been. We didn’t expect to need the generator so we had to...
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    02-21-2021, 05:06 AM
    Sorry; I missed this earlier. Can you explain this thing, “excess of cast boolits”?
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    02-21-2021, 01:50 AM
    I wouldn’t on my Dillons but I have single stage presses and lube sizers. The load on a single stage is centered but on progressive presses it’s a very lopsided load.
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    02-21-2021, 01:43 AM
    My first powder measure was a Little Dandy and I still have it. It’s simple and consistent. I have many more measures now but none are any more consistent than the Little Dandy.
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    02-21-2021, 01:30 AM
    David2011 replied to a thread Shallow Primer Pockets in Our Town
    Hi Frank, Welcome to Castboolits. A Lee universal decapping die might help with the depth issue if you determine that’s the problem. You can grind a slight angle on the tip of a decapping pin to help release spent primers as well. The...
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    02-21-2021, 01:05 AM
    Target COAL: You’re limited by what will fit in the magazine. If it fits in the mag and fully drops in on a plunk test you’re good. Taper crimp to .471” max. I go to .469” with no problems. Best powder: Bullseye isn’t my favorite in the huge...
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    02-20-2021, 10:51 PM
    When I did commercial casting I used 50/50 pure lead/ Linotype and that equals the hardball alloy. It is a very hard alloy that could be cut with a little more lead and still work well. The best thing is that it is easily repeatable .
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    02-20-2021, 01:05 AM
    Thankfully, it only ends when we do.
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    02-20-2021, 12:56 AM
    You’ll really like it in another 15-20 years. Left my snow shovel in New Mexico when I moved back to the Gulf Coast.
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    02-20-2021, 12:47 AM
    David2011 replied to a thread Too much globle warming in Our Town
    I understand very well. I lived in Gladewater, west of Longview, for several years.
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    02-20-2021, 12:32 AM
    David2011 replied to a thread Times are changing in Our Town
    The candy companies have admitted for years (decades?) that they were reducing the size to maintain a price point.
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    02-20-2021, 12:27 AM
    David2011 replied to a thread No more "Throne Time" in Our Town
    Would love to see the video or story but I refuse to go to MSN for anything.
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    02-20-2021, 12:25 AM
    David2011 replied to a thread Outboard Motor in Our Town
    Blackthorn, I just hope I’m doing as well as you at 82. Kudos!
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    02-19-2021, 11:56 PM
    Around Thanksgiving 2016 I was living and working away from home in a small town near Lubbock when a strong Arctic front came through. I was in the Houston area at the time. When I returned I found that everything in the fridge had frozen. The...
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    02-19-2021, 04:15 AM
    Welcome to Castboolits, Keith. The PC is pretty slippery. It might not take too much effort. I size PC with my Star without adding lube of any kind. Never tried it with my 450. Give it a try and see how much effort it takes. If it’s too much,...
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    02-19-2021, 04:06 AM
    I worked in Public Television for 11 years. The University also had/has an NPR station. Can’t stomach any of it. A like minded friend at the TV station told me about Rush in 1989. I listened at every opportunity and will miss his comforting...
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    02-19-2021, 03:43 AM
    David2011 replied to a thread Cold over there in Our Town
    Just before Christmas in 1983 it got several degrees colder in the Houston area. IIRC it hit 9 degrees F. We had none of the power outage and water plant issues that this cold spell has brought. One thing I keep hearing is that third party power...
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For the most part I shoot handgun combat. I use a 1911 and a Dawson built STI Edge in .40 S&W.
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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
GC Gas Check