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  • F_L's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:07 AM
    ALL SOLD I will have some more of the sailboat keel lead processed in a few days. Thanks everyone, F_L
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  • BNE's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:25 AM
    I typically do 500 to 1000 at a time. I think it’s funny that so many have posted pictures of their “pile of bullets” after a casting session. I have a bunch of those pictures as well. A lot of work and love go into those piles.
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  • F_L's Avatar
    01-15-2019, 09:50 PM
    Lot 1 Keel lead -2 boxes left
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  • F_L's Avatar
    01-15-2019, 02:07 PM
    OP edited for remaining boxes. Lot 1 Keel lead - 4 boxes available Lot 3 COWW - 1 box left
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  • F_L's Avatar
    01-15-2019, 12:06 PM
    OP is edited for the correct number of boxes available. Lot 1 keel lead - 3 boxes left Lot 2 Tin alloy - 2 boxes left
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    01-15-2019, 08:28 AM
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-15-2019, 03:15 AM
    What type of tackle do you use to catch deer??????????? https://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/FAQ__CWD_UP_636379_7.pdf Is a mandatory deer check being established in the area? Not at this time. The DNR’s primary focus for response is...
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  • F_L's Avatar
    01-14-2019, 12:09 PM
    Bump. OP edited to add 2 lots.
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  • F_L's Avatar
    01-13-2019, 12:38 PM
    Bump! 5 boxes left.
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  • BNE's Avatar
    01-13-2019, 08:50 AM
    I have the same gun that the OP mentioned. It is more accurate than me any day with any Bullet / load.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-13-2019, 03:13 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 45-70 in Our Town
    https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2016/8/17/is-the-45-70-govt-cartridge-still-relevant/ http://www.cartridgecollector.net/45-70-government https://www.reddit.com/r/guns/comments/1zy1qh/history_and_development_of_the_4570_government/ ...
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    01-12-2019, 11:56 AM
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    01-11-2019, 05:04 PM
    These are very nice. Been using them for a long time. http://www.stalwartreloading.com/products.html https://www.brownells.com/reloading/case-preparation/loading-blocks/stalwart-wooden-loading-blocks-prod33205.aspx
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  • F_L's Avatar
    01-11-2019, 01:53 PM
    I believe so. Lee 20 lb pot is 4" wide, ingots 3". I have heard of a problem with the 10 lb pot.
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  • F_L's Avatar
    01-11-2019, 12:13 PM
    Edited to add 2 lots. The ingots 3/4" X 3" X 9" and are shipped 4 per SFRB for a total of ~30lbs. All lead tested by BNE. Lot 1: Sailboat keel. 2 Boxes available. Pb = 97.2% Sb = 2.8% Sn = 0% This is the highest antimony level I have seen...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-11-2019, 02:02 AM
    Light strikes could be a sign of long headspace. Same for the primer appearance. The primer backs out with the case forward than get reseated under pressure.
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    01-10-2019, 10:24 PM
    BNE replied to a thread 9mm AR in Military Rifles
    I assembled one for a friend a few weeks ago. I have not shot it, but he loves it. Said it was picky with reloads, but did fine with factory. (I think reloads will work fine, just need to size the cartridge correctly. ) I have one on order now! ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-10-2019, 06:19 AM
    I load for a lot of different rifles in the same caliber bottleneck cases mostly for long range competition. I prefer the Redding or Forster micrometer and neck bushing dies. For 223 and 308 I run Dillon carbide sizing dies. For handgun it is...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-09-2019, 09:32 PM
    You can order some here for $13.00 per 100 http://westernbullet.com/45riflecaliber.html http://westernbullet.com/ly4gr6.html http://westernbullet.com/noe4gr3.html
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-09-2019, 02:38 PM
    I was thinking more along the lines of a chemical analysis using a mass spectrometer or whatever analysis equipment would be best for the task. Until the 1880's BP was the only viable option for BP and the manufacture of it would be at it's...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-09-2019, 01:57 AM
    We still have lots of loaded cartridges from the BP days. I know of at least three kegs of unopened rifle BP from the civil war. A friend of mine is into very old and expensive liquors. I have sampled 200 year old liquors. If we still have 200...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-09-2019, 01:09 AM
    We all agree the BP quality and fouling properties vary depending on manufactures processes. That is true today same as it was in the past. I have often read about the superior powders of the past. With the increased technology the very finest...
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    01-09-2019, 12:41 AM
    For LE write a ticket or citation they need to site what code you allegedly violated. Without that it's not a valid citation.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-08-2019, 06:07 AM
    No https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1011096636/hornady-custom-grade-new-dimension-neck-sizer-die https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1018253567/hornady-match-grade-new-dimension-bushing-2-die-set
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    01-08-2019, 04:19 AM
    Products like Simichrome use 8 to 10 microns sized particles. https://www.gesswein.com/p-5092-simichrome-polish.aspx That puts it at about 1,800 grit https://www.gessweincanada.com/category-s/11328.htm Most custom hand lapped barrels do not...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-08-2019, 03:19 AM
    I find that I can shot quicker and more accurately one handed with the standard Blackhawk grip. Two handed I do better with the Bisley. With the double action grip style 44 Mag is about max for me before it becomes uncomfortable. The Bisley...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-08-2019, 01:03 AM
    Last I read Dug was not reaming them anymore. He purchased a Sunnen hone and hones them now. That is a better method than reaming.
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    01-08-2019, 01:00 AM
    http://trapdoorcollector.com/ http://trapdoorcollector.com/m73.html http://trapdoorcollector.com/m84.html
    27 replies | 768 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