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    Yesterday, 01:09 PM
    Last week, I finished loading a bunch of 41 mag ammo, that I had cast for. Most of the boolits were cast in the last year. But as I was reorganizing the storage area, I found some that I cast in 2011 from a Saeco 411 four cav. mold, the batch was...
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    02-25-2020, 03:16 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Ornery Brass in Cast Boolits
    If the primers aren't crimped and/or sealed, then I suspect corrosion. Did they spend anytime on the ground at a outdoor range, being subjected to rain or dew? The only other thing I can think of, is wet tumbling and not being dried out completely...
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    02-25-2020, 03:07 PM
    I've never met Tom Foolery, but I did date his cousin Ballyhoo Flimflam :bigsmyl2:
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    02-25-2020, 12:23 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Bee's wax in Boolit Lube !
    That will result in a lube very similar to NRA 50/50 ...So yes, it will work well as a boolit lube, but you may need to modify your technique to apply it.
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    02-23-2020, 12:12 PM
    I lube all types of molds with a Sprue plate lube, the one I use is similar to a fully synth two stroke oil.
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    02-22-2020, 06:31 PM
    You are correct, I have it mixed up. Oops. :oops: I will admit, this is my assumption. I have a few old Ideal GC style molds. When I install the old style brass GC's and run the GC'd boolits through a Lubesizer, the GCs go on nice & square...
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    02-21-2020, 10:39 PM
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    02-20-2020, 11:27 AM
    Bzzt, welcome to the forum. That's a good question, maybe send a private message to Gunload Master. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?49968-Site-Auctions-Paypal-Check-MO-out-to-Willy-Snyder
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    02-19-2020, 12:17 PM
    I agree with Winelover. The other factor he doesn't mention, is the water warms as more boolits are dropped in. Oven heat treating, all the boolits go into the water at the same time, water is the same temp, which makes for uniform hardening. ...
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    02-19-2020, 11:45 AM
    You could devise a vibratory gravel sifter (electric or manual), but there would probably be so much powdered lead in the mix that could become airborne, I would think it would be too risky (healthwise), for the reward.
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    02-19-2020, 11:37 AM
    Yesterday, I also was pondering the meaning of life, the universe and everything. I was loading some 410610 (a 41 cal SWC very similar to the 35 caliber 358156). The previous day, I had worked up a load to Max for my 3" 657. The GC'd 410610...
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    02-19-2020, 11:17 AM
    Old Ideal/Lyman GC's were designed for boolits that were cast from old ideal molds....and some old molds marked Lyman. If you measure the Shank on boolits from older Ideal/Lyman molds, they are a tad larger. The Thin Ideal/Lyman GC are made from...
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    02-18-2020, 03:18 PM
    I am loading a batch of 'snappy' 41 Mag today. I loaded several different charges of 2400 in some test rounds yesterday, to work up a load. I wanted to find the limit for my 3" 657 with the Lyman 410610. and the winner was 17.7 gr. It was 15...
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    02-18-2020, 12:35 PM
    For years, I've coated automotive battery terminals with standard grease, with one exception, it worked just fine. I don't grease or coat the GM style side terminals, they have never severely corroded for me, maybe a better design being on the...
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    02-18-2020, 12:21 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Knee surgery in Our Town
    Thanks for commenting on your results. While I have heard many positive stories, I also had a close friend who had poor results like you, she was a life long farmer's wife and wasn't afraid of work or some pain, but her issue was the Knee got...
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    02-18-2020, 12:01 PM
    While I am like most others in this thread that said, if no prices, I usually just walk on by...but I am also like you and am wondering why someone would take the time to setup at a gunshow and not price items. One small show in rural...
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    02-16-2020, 03:17 PM
    22LR ammo is dirty, the best thing I did with my Mk II was install a trigger shield.
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    02-16-2020, 03:03 PM
    Long skinny boolits are the most difficult to cast, and the 30 cal 230gr is probably the longest to dia ratio boolit out there. If you have wrinkles, your mold is not hot enough, you can only keep it hot by casting at a fast pace, Is the Hollow...
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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
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