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    05-09-2018, 07:30 PM
    dbosman replied to a thread Flux Question in Cast Boolits
    Rather than my opinion, which varies depending on what saw "dust" I have on hand, I'll refer you to
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    05-04-2018, 08:49 PM
    I suggest trying some first. I got some mixed scrap once that contained oakum joints. Some didn't melt in my stainless steel vessel on a gas Coleman stove. I couldn't get the melt hot enough to overcome the insulation of the oakum.
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    04-30-2018, 09:07 PM
    dbosman replied to a thread Is it mold or mould? in Our Town
    As a kid we had four channels. ABC, CBS, NBC and Canada something. I grew up with colour, sulphur, and other English pronunciations as the cartoons were on the Canadian channel.
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    04-30-2018, 09:00 PM
    dbosman replied to a thread Dumb question in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Consistency and repeat-ability matters more to me than absolutes. If it helps remember what got created, then half a pound of lead to one pound of 20/1 is good fine. On the other hand, I've got this really slick digital counting scale ...
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    04-30-2018, 08:53 PM
    Oh, thank goodness and richhodg66. I've settled on 10 gr Red Dot in .30-06 and about 8 in .308. I was embarrassed to admit 13 gr was too stout for my pleasure. I've sold the rifle, but I if I ever get a .223 bolt gun again, I'll start at 3.5 and a...
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    04-29-2018, 08:33 PM
    dbosman replied to a thread Dumb question in Lead and Lead Alloys
    0.6 lbs of lead according to the alloy calculator. Just half makes it 33/1. Presuming the math in the spread sheet is correct.
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    04-29-2018, 08:24 PM
    My favorite bullet for reduced loading is a Lyman 311008 or 311116 GC over Red Dot.
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    04-28-2018, 08:08 PM
    My local metal recycling place charges $0.35/lb for hard lead and $1.00/lb for soft lead, including sheet lead from roofs, walls, and pipe.
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    04-25-2018, 07:51 PM
    dbosman replied to a thread A new to me 45 case in Our Town
    My reading says the brass is manufactured by Winchester.
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    04-25-2018, 07:36 PM
    dbosman replied to a thread Lyman #2 in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Perfect question for the alloy calculator
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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