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  • Mitch's Avatar
    04-25-2018, 09:19 PM
    welcome to the madness John Happy to see you were not hurt.The cold pot is the hey here with anylead that has anything on it in it or dirty.
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    04-12-2018, 08:52 PM
    I just sent an order to LBT this week. some here may not remember or be old enough the days when your stuff did not come the next day or 2.Or haveing to fill out a orderform with a pen.this where Veral still is so we all wait and for good reason.Is...
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    04-11-2018, 11:05 PM
    Well now i guess it is all a ballpark figure in the end.Now the question was about the math.I have found the roto formula to be close enough for the purpose of casting boolits.If you all want to get into it deep have at it.
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    04-10-2018, 09:33 PM
    Basic Rules for Hardening Lead- For every 1% additional tin, Brinell hardness increases 0.3. For every 1% additional antimony, Brinell hardness increases 0.9. For a simple equation, Brinell = 8.60 + ( 0.29 * Tin ) + ( 0.92 * Antimony this...
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    04-09-2018, 04:32 PM
    40sand9s replied to a thread Kids Target Ideas? in AirGuns
    My brother and I had 2 sets of cheap plastic soldiers that we would lay out and we each had our own colors. We would take turns firing a shot and whoever shot toe others army down first won.
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    04-09-2018, 02:22 PM
    if you are hesitant but it doesn't sound like u really want to pull you can always load some lighter and work your way up. Just remember though while it is a pain to pull it is much more painful to find out the hard way you should have.
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    04-07-2018, 01:20 PM
    I would ask more questions.Did the guy selling them make the weights if so what did he are takeing some risk here of zinc the $1.25 is way to hi if you do not no what is is.Most of the pulling and race car guys dont pay any...
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    04-07-2018, 12:00 PM
    The pistol club I belong to has several thousand rounds shot at it per month in the various pits. The first day my brother and I scrounged we got 3 half gallon juice jugs full in about an hour and a half. That was a lot of work, now we just settle...
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    04-07-2018, 11:38 AM
    I buy hornady 55 grain 223 for rifle but for pistol I don't bother to weigh individual boolits. I do however weigh the whole batch after a casting session, it gives me a sense of accomplishment
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    04-07-2018, 11:30 AM
    Like many others when I started I would use scrounged boxes but they started falling apart. I just couldn't justify the cost of buying containers when I was also stockpiling components and getting new equipment. Now I use a combination of ammo...
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    04-07-2018, 11:21 AM
    I usually just use a flat headed screwdriver or old knife. For larger globs that somehow make their way to the floor when making ingots I pinch them with a pair of pliers and they pull right up
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    04-07-2018, 12:50 AM
    I always seem to start of with lee's just to see if i like it then get nice molds, currently using noe
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    04-07-2018, 12:17 AM
    I cast a couple hundreds of pure in a 5 quart dutch oven which took a while. I have a propane tank that I'm going to cut once I have more range scrap and think that should be much faster.
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    04-07-2018, 12:08 AM
    The last time I bought several thousand I had good luck at NE reloading, they have sales all the time but really I just price places out and buy from whoever is cheapest at the time.
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    04-06-2018, 11:45 PM
    I have shot a lot of hi-tek bullets in 9 and mine did have a smell especially when shooting fast. They smelled like burnt plastic but it wasn't too bad. I did have a couple RO's question what I was shooting though
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    04-04-2018, 11:14 PM
    I started with a lee classic turret then later upgraded to a loadmaster. After frustration I'm back to the turret
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    04-04-2018, 10:58 PM
    My thought is everything has a health risk, I just bake them outside, preferably on a windy day and don't worry much about it. I do the asbb method though so much less dust than spraying.
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    03-31-2018, 12:22 PM
    Mitch replied to a thread Score in Lead and Lead Alloys
    That is a nice find.That is one thing that has helped me find lead to.Ask or tell everyone you know you are looking for lead.Lead can come from places and people you never dreamed of.Now you need to get to work lol.
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    03-29-2018, 01:12 PM
    The ones I have stick together I just set to the side and keep for practice ammo. They work fine but just in case I won't shoot in a match. I can't tell a difference when I shoot them and the round is still more accurate than I am though so this...
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    03-28-2018, 05:07 PM
    Great Find.+1 on cheching id your scrap yard will take the jackets.the 2 i deal with the most will not.still lookin for place that will.Happy smelting.nothing like to sound of the burner smelting all the great lead!!!!
    12 replies | 764 view(s)
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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