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    09-17-2018, 04:22 PM
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    09-13-2018, 10:51 AM
    I like the idea of walnut polishing media - you don't have to worry about where the shot are going. Shoot in any direction and no way it's going to get to house next door. I just might have to get me some walnut media and play with that in .38...
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    09-12-2018, 09:28 PM
    Now that sounds like a LOTS of fun. What are you loading the BlackHawk with? This the .44 mag? Shot loads? #9 shot?
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    09-12-2018, 09:26 PM
    KenH replied to a thread Rc Tester for lead??? in Cast Boolits
    Randy, not sure what you mean by calibrate my machine. No calibration involved - well, other than the calibration I do for Rc testing and that's already done for Rc testing. All it has to do is put the 150kg pressure for 60 seconds, then use...
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    09-12-2018, 03:23 PM
    KenH replied to a thread Rc Tester for lead??? in Cast Boolits
    For an update on the lead hardness testing using the Rockwell tester. I found this page: https://www.gordonengland.co.uk/hardness/brinell.htm That has the formula to calculate the test, and even better a calculator on the webpage. I made a new...
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    09-11-2018, 03:47 PM
    Many years ago my wife and I were walking thru the grocery store and happened to see cans of chili, they had both with beans and without beans. She looked and says "Look, that can is most expensive and it doesn't even have beans!!" While I "can"...
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    09-07-2018, 04:47 PM
    KenH replied to a thread wild turkeys? in Cookin' Recipe's
    The best wild turkey I've ever ate (I've ate quite a few) was where Mama cut the breast meat into strips, battered 'n fried like chicken strips.
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    09-06-2018, 10:56 PM
    KenH replied to a thread More Woodworking questions. in Our Town
    Rosewood...... Firewood??????? Sacrilege!!!!! I've worked Rosewood a good bit and have read it's a mild irritant, but it's never really bothered me..... Of course I do have a mild case of COPD these days. Always figured it was from all the...
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    08-31-2018, 03:58 PM
    Yep, drilling 'n tapping a set screw is the way to go. I think Lee is dropping the ball by not having the setscrew in his molds from start. How much extra could it cost?
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    08-31-2018, 03:55 PM
    KenH replied to a thread Lyman mold in Casting Equipment
    Thanks for the replies - I wasn't sure how the pin was put in. I've got the bullet cavity cleaned up nicely now by using 8,000 grit paste on a cast bullet from mold chucked into drill motor. Bullets now drop nicely from mold - almost doesn't even...
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    08-31-2018, 10:58 AM
    KenH started a thread Lyman mold in Casting Equipment
    Hello, a question for ya'll. I've acquired an old Lyman 358156 mold and the top is sorta buggered up just a tad. The mold is usable as is but I'd like a nice pretty smooth top. I'd like to refinish either with a fly cutter or a surface grinder. ...
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    08-23-2018, 07:45 PM
    OK, I was confused (easy for me) since your subject had 300BO listed. Then down in the body you listed the 30-223. The 30-223 is a new cartridge to me - that would be a good round. Actually better balisticaly than the 300BO. I think I like...
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    08-22-2018, 09:22 PM
    That gageshop has some of the best prices around on pin gauges! I wish I'd known that before I finished up my set. I've got two sets, up to 1/4" and 1/4" to 1/2" and boy are they useful! I'd like to have the 1/2" to 5/8", but might wind up geting...
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    08-22-2018, 09:10 PM
    There's a lot of difference in a 300BO and a 30-223. Which is it?
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    08-21-2018, 08:40 PM
    Here's a set for <$100. I seriously doubt 1/2 thou will make that much difference, but am open to convincing.
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    08-21-2018, 12:42 PM
    Just buy the full set of pin gauges from 1/4" to 1/2". Those will run around $100 for a decent set. There was a link to a nice set for $100, but don't remember where. By the time you add up all the pin gauges listed for the two calibers you've...
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Did LOTS of casting in '70s and burn LOTS of powder. Not so much lately, but still enjoy reading.
Baldwin Co, across bay from Mobile, AL
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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