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    03-10-2019, 10:50 AM
    The best fitting patches are the patches you custom cut to size to fit your jag or brush. The the commercial synthetic patches and the patches cut from T-shirt fabric are total ****. The only commercial patches Iíve found that are good are the...
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    03-10-2019, 08:28 AM
    It seems that the lead alloy must have some antimony incorporated in order for the cold water quench to work to harden up the alloy. An unknown lead like range scrap might not have enough antimony. I cast with 20:1 lead:tin alloy at BHN 9-10. If...
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    03-09-2019, 10:43 PM
    You could buy a steel powder compression plug to screw into an expander die body. The 357 Sig not being a parallel sided case may not have an expander die in the set but maybe a 38 Special expander body with a compression plug. See the Buffalo...
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    03-09-2019, 10:23 PM
    I read that dropping a cast lead bullet hot out of the mold into cold water will increase the hardness of the bullet. How these this work? I heat a brass cartridge case neck and drop it into cold water anneal the brass. I though a sudden cold...
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    03-09-2019, 09:17 AM
    RV antifreeze? The stuff to keep the plumbing form freezing or for the windshield? I’ve used General Motors “Opticlean” windshield washer antifreeze it has cleaning capabilities built in. I used it straight as it did not mix with Ballistol. ...
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Canada, Ontario, Durham region
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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