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    Yesterday, 11:11 AM
    I learned on iron, It took a while to learn to use Al. I now prefer Al as it is much lighter and comes in 6 cavity for speed. Get a hot plate to preheat your mold. It works much better than setting on top of the pot, of dipping the mold.
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    01-16-2018, 08:11 AM
    I like the 6 cavity aluminum molds. I have a bunch of 4 cavity iron molds from way back, but I find them too heavy. For my heavy use boolits I use 2 6 cavity molds at the same time. I can get about 800 boolits an hour. 6 boolits every 27 seconds.
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    01-14-2018, 08:26 PM
    farmerjim replied to a thread kitchen cabinets in Our Town
    One other place to check is a firehouse near you. Most full time firemen have other part time ( 3 to 4 days a week) jobs. One that lives near me is a general contractor and a cabinet maker. The firemen will know them even if they are at another...
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    01-14-2018, 01:30 PM
    RCBS tool chucked in a Harbor Freight mini lathe. About 15 9mm per min.
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    01-14-2018, 11:10 AM
    farmerjim replied to a thread kitchen cabinets in Our Town
    I was in the framing crew, so everything was mostly square. Trim hides what is not. My dry wall crew put up 11,000 sq feet of drywall in less than 8 hours for $0.10 a foot. They would have done it faster, but they had to take one of the crew to...
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    01-14-2018, 08:23 AM
    farmerjim replied to a thread kitchen cabinets in Our Town
    When I built my house, I was able to get custom made cabinets made for less than Home depot or Lowes. I have 3 friends that have made them for their camps. It is not that difficult. Installation only took a few hours. It goes much easier with 2...
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    01-13-2018, 01:45 PM
    I have only used the Super 1050, but you can go to Youtube and see videos on the operation of each machine, and some comparing them. They are good equipment and hold their value if you want to trade up.
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    01-13-2018, 12:15 PM
    "2) Station 2: add powder using Lee Autodrum (modified with lighter spring so that it doesn't bell the case mouth)" Where did you get the spring?
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    01-12-2018, 06:29 PM
    "Looking back it's mostly pure lead. Could that be causing the kinds of issues I'm seeing?" No, That would only cause rounded corners, but never did for me when I used 50/50 coww and soft lead. The only time I have gotten what you show is with...
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    01-11-2018, 02:49 PM
    It does look like specks of contaminant. It could be just oxidized alloy that get carried to the bottom of the pot when sprues or ingots are added to the melted lead. I get them a lot toward the end of a 60 or 70 pound casting session out of my Mag...
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    01-10-2018, 11:05 AM
    I raised chickens and Guinea fowl for years. The neighbors young daughter across the street started raising chickens for eggs at $3 per doz. I couldn't feed mine for that little, so I got rid of mine and bought eggs from them. She doesn't do it...
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    01-08-2018, 11:15 AM
    Good boolits from a 6 banger the first cast.
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    01-08-2018, 08:02 AM
    If it doesn't stink, it is good. Expiration date means nothing. One of my friends was on subs , fast attack and boomers, 20+ years ago. Food was the thing that limited the time a sub could be out. Every empty space was stored with food. Eggs were...
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    01-05-2018, 05:38 PM
    I use a small spray of Hornady one shot, it reduces the friction by 75%. Many here use Aqua lube 5000. As its name states it is water soluble. It will not leave a residue if you are going to put on a second coat after sizing. It is avalable from...
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    01-04-2018, 11:12 AM
    Are those imperial gallons?
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    12-31-2017, 03:13 PM
    As all true Southerners, Black eyed peas and cabbage and some meat.
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    12-28-2017, 10:38 AM
    farmerjim replied to a thread Lyman M die in Reloading Equipment
    The M die also opens the case to not swage down a cast lead boolit when it is seated. NOE has expander plugs that are in different sizes that do the same thing.
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    12-27-2017, 05:37 PM
    farmerjim replied to a thread Powder Coat PITA in Cast Boolits
    I was a grain inspector for 25 years. For each sample you handle 1,000 kernels of grain individually with a pair of forceps. I am still good with forceps and can stand them up good and fast. I PC andHi-Tek. Hi-Tek is faster, PC is easier. I like...
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    12-27-2017, 08:57 AM
    Me too. It looks more like Hi-Tek than PC.
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    12-24-2017, 03:59 PM
    They may have too much trouble working it with one hand.
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    12-24-2017, 03:57 PM
    You have to special order them. My 2500 silverado is a 5 speed manual. Crank up the windows and keys for the door. Every car and truck I have bought was a manual trans. The only automatics I have ever had were given to me as pass me downs. It is...
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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