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    02-16-2020, 07:00 PM
    My club has an indoor range with sand collectors below angled armor steel baffles. I snagged a sample of it one day and separated the lumps from the sand and lead dust. Obviously due to striking the steel baffles first there was a lot of lead...
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    02-13-2020, 06:50 PM
    I keep the mold sitting on top of a piece of thin stainless that I use for a cover while the temp comes up. Plus the frosted appearance stayed consistent warm mold or not. I was also pushing the casting so the mold would stay hot enough to fill...
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    02-13-2020, 03:09 PM
    All the strips I've got are wrapped rather thoroughly in brown paper with generous fiber reinforced paper tape. And the wrapping and tape work is very consistent. So I'm thinking it's new stock from a supplier of some sort... although no labeling...
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    02-11-2020, 10:44 PM
    Another 38-55 guy here. Be careful when calling out the chamber and casing lengths. Starline carries two lengths for 38-55. I believe the longer is for the older Ballard single shot 38-55 and the shorter is the later Winchester lever 38-55...
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    02-11-2020, 10:35 PM
    That's a very nice looker and will be superb with the new stock and rubbed oil finish. Sort of a shame not to let it bark now and then though. Some careful and considerate use at the trap range would not put it under too much risk. Even if it's...
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    02-11-2020, 10:29 PM
    Kevin, I tried cleaning a piece of the strip and I have some pool grade hydrochloric on hand. Just left a nice clean surface. No fizzing or eating into the surface. It's like it removed a touch of the slightly grey surface oxide then stopped. ...
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    02-11-2020, 05:54 PM
    OK, so I pulled out an open pack and a new pack and noticed something on the end of the new pack. I don't know why I didn't see this before. So the printing on the ends says 4pt which would be a print size. And likely that makes sense for the...
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    02-11-2020, 12:53 AM
    454PB, it does in fact bend then snap abruptly. It's also only .05" thick and edges are smooth. No lettering and I'd not expect any at that height So it's either material intended as spacers or it is intended as replenishment alloy if it is...
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    02-10-2020, 09:16 PM
    So I've got about 40 or 50 lbs I got for quite cheap of some sort of alloy that was said to be linotype alloy. The alloy is in long strips 24"long by 3/4" wide by .050 thick and wrapped about 20 at a time in brown paper. I tried casting some...
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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