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    02-26-2017, 02:00 PM
    Looks great. Thanks for mentioning that RCBS sends parts out for shipping. I've been missing a cap "forever".
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    02-25-2017, 05:12 PM
    Very accurate and mostly anecdotal. But you'll never seen the results of the ones that might irritate an advertiser. The NRA has been selling my name and address to lots of the remaining publications. (tracked via changing middle initial) and...
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    02-25-2017, 04:54 PM
    I won't encourage polls as in general the data is to build out some database. I've never seen a database that offered a good reason to be on it, let alone be classified by it. Read a couple of thousand posts and you'll get a good understanding of...
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    02-24-2017, 07:43 PM
    I'm wondering if anyone with one of those free Harbor Freight multimeters, happens to have a thermocouple on hand for an experiment?
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    02-24-2017, 07:08 PM
    dbosman replied to a thread Ingot moulds. in Casting Equipment
    I bought one like that, from campus surplus. When full it's HOT.
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    02-23-2017, 10:45 PM
    We'll see. So far, it's three states. http://www.activistpost.com/2017/02/federal-appeals-court-decides-uphold-ban-military-style-rifles.html
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    02-20-2017, 10:26 PM
    The video clearly shows that the battery being dismantled is an older technology battery with removable cell vents so you can top it off with water. It's not the maintenance free type with doped plates that is reported to give off stibnine and...
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    02-19-2017, 04:02 PM
    Not to detract from Ken, but I never thought to write and thank him. C.E. (Ed) Harris is still alive and participating on the CBA forums. One evening I noticed him online and took the opportunity to thank him for making my reloading life better. ...
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    02-19-2017, 03:47 PM
    dbosman replied to a thread Large sheets of lead in Our Town
    If the cutter has large hands, a large set of tin snips works. I have to make the cuts one slice at a time since mine are not quite large enough.
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    02-18-2017, 05:26 PM
    These days, it may be easier to call around to metal recycle-rs seeking one with an XRF "gun" and have what you have, analyzed.
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    02-16-2017, 11:07 PM
    Interesting, since the Winchester site shows. This propellant was developed for Winchester factory-loaded ammunition for 357 Magnum, 44 Magnum, and 410 Bore. Its high loading density provides optimal velocity. 296 is recommended by Winchester for...
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    02-15-2017, 11:23 PM
    Black powder under a glued in thick paper or card wad. The wad will be dangerous for many feet. Starline makes 5in1 blank brass. https://www.starlinebrass.com/brass-cases/5-in-1-Blank-Brass/index.cfm Available by the 100 from...
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    02-15-2017, 11:19 PM
    I'll suggest that .38 mold and see what size bullet it drops for you. Sizing may or many not be required. I use the 9mm ~120 grain bullet in .38s with no sizing. Tinkering with your alloy can alter the bullet diameter.
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    02-15-2017, 11:07 PM
    I was once young and stupid. I got older and a bit wiser. Having had a run in with galvanized metal poisoning (and cadmium fumes once too) I'd advise you to cut and peal the bucket away from the lead, then melt the lead in an iron or steel pot.
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    02-15-2017, 08:23 PM
    Way back when, one of the corner preachers was exercising his right to free speech telling the the ancient tale of $100 street corner Uzis. I immediately offered $250 for any he could provide. Yes, you can hear jaws or lips flapping. ;-)
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    02-15-2017, 08:18 PM
    Extruded pipe can be softer than other sources from work softening. The BHN might be 6 before melting and 8 afterwards. Or so.
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    02-15-2017, 08:13 PM
    dbosman replied to a thread 35 Remington loads? in Factory Rifles
    Some .35 bolt faces and chambers are a bit over size and some .308 bases are a bit undersized. If you get lucky, stock up on that brand brass. Speaking of bolt faces, could a rifle smith open one up just enough for .308 rims? Or do I just not...
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    02-15-2017, 07:53 PM
    These? http://www.froggtoggs.com/mens/accessories/caps-hats-visors.html
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    02-15-2017, 07:51 PM
    dbosman replied to a thread I am pee off in Cast Boolits
    I can't buy or even bid on the contract for a local .22 range due to EPA requirements. I can buy the salvaged lead from the scrap yard that picks it up in bunny suits and respirators, and sells it by the shovel full into my buckets. Oh, well. It's...
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    02-15-2017, 07:46 PM
    I own a single shot bolt action .22LR that doesn't shoot for **** and I stopped caring decades ago. I like it.
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    02-15-2017, 07:39 PM
    I expect Nueces is correct about the demand for body armor piercing. I asked on one forum why people were paying a high premium for steel core .223 bullets. The answer was to pierce blue armor and no one disputed that answer. I can only guess that...
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    02-14-2017, 09:06 PM
    April 2017 "Guns" magazine has a two page article about Turkish made Hatfield labeled 12ga semi auto at $225. and a 20ga single barrel at $99. Supposed to be sold at Walmart. Our local Walmart's only stock ammo and the online Walmart page doesn't...
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    02-14-2017, 08:44 PM
    Something I knew about but hadn't looked at is http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/ for shotgun. Some buck shot data is there, too. I was amazed at the number of combinations offered. If they have actually pressure tested all they offer, Lyman...
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    02-14-2017, 08:27 PM
    Yes. If for no other reason than it's a good read. Every cartridge has a history and details I don't see in any current publication outside "Handloader".
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    02-14-2017, 08:17 PM
    Always try as cast, before resorting to sizing. I'm also now recommending trying as cast and as coated before sizing. This is coming from a guy with three lube/sizers that don't get much use. I used to believe I had to size every bullet. Once...
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    02-14-2017, 07:50 PM
    Ink jet printers need to be used a couple of times a week or the ink dries on the print cartridge or worse, on the print head. We print our photos at any of the mega store. They have superior photo printing for less than it costs for paper and ink...
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    02-13-2017, 07:48 PM
    Neat. Thanks for sharing.
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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