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    Today, 05:05 PM
    I have one too!!!!!!! We ARE antiques~~~~! :guntootsmiley::happy dance::2 drunk buddies:
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    Today, 03:01 PM
    Sorry about that. Didn’t mean to confuse neophytes out there. Typing/dictating on an iPhone can sometimes cause errors and brain-flatulants. Live = ball bearings with both thrust and running beaings. The tip SPINS!!!!!!!! Dead = just a hunk...
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    Today, 11:51 AM
    bangerjim replied to a thread to get started in Cast Boolits
    If your lino is still in “lines-of-type” - - - leave them that way!!!!! DO NOT EVER ingotize. Leaving them in the native format preserves the value. If you melt them down, nobody will believe what is in there if you ever have to sell them. And it...
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    Today, 11:41 AM
    They may “look” good but - - - did you do a hammer test????????? Hammer test = Pounding a coated boolit into a small cube and ZERO powder flakes or come off. That is the REAL test.......not some video on the net. Why do professional powder...
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    Today, 11:33 AM
    That will work, as will any dead center for a lathe with a straight shank. I would question the play in point, though. A live center is multi ball bearings designed for severe service in the tailstock of a lathe. In other words NO PLAY or runout. ...
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    Yesterday, 07:15 PM
    I have used T-handle tap holders for over 45 years (!!!!!!)......WHEN they are approriate.....like out in the boonies trying to tap a hole on a lawnmower or other yard equipment. NOT on precision shop projects where I have drill presses and milling...
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    Yesterday, 04:13 PM
    Scraping off the PC is NOT a problem for 95% of coaters. It will NOT come off as long as you have coated properly, cured properly, your dies are not rough and torn up inside, and you are not trying to size from 45 cal down to 30 cal!!!!!!! In...
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    Yesterday, 02:18 PM
    Sounds like a fun project. I have been looking at 3D printers and my son has too. Not for gun stuff, but other items and parts needed around my machine and wood shops. Remember, we here in AZ can buy ANY size mag we want at most gun shows. Even...
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    Yesterday, 12:36 PM
    PC generally adds ~0.001 thickness(on each side) x2 = 0.002 total increase. That thickness will depend on whether you ASBBT correctly (!) or use ESPC. And how you hold your mouth! ASBBT has the largest variations I have seen over the past 4+ years....
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    Yesterday, 12:52 AM
    Should a stayed in bed! NAAAAAAAA. Glad you are doing better. And glad you are joining us “casting fools” ! Bangerjim
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    06-22-2018, 11:53 PM
    Unless they are Muslims!
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    06-22-2018, 11:48 PM
    Most of us do not have/use gel. Only the foresenic labs can afford it! I cast a lot of 9mm, 38, and 45 HPs and try to keep the alloy around 11-12 (Cabine tester) with an extra 2-3% Sn. (I have over 450# of the stuff so that extra Sn does not...
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    06-22-2018, 11:37 PM
    PC is NOT an excuse to NOT use GC’s. If the specs of the boolit you are loading require/suggest a GC, use one.....PC or grease! PC does NOT prevent gas cuttting. It’s merely is a fast and clean and easy way to lube boolits not using old-style...
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    06-22-2018, 11:28 PM
    I see absolutely ZERO differnce between 2 and 6 bangers except the speed. I own almost every 2 and 6 banger mold Lee makes and hate the 2 cavity ones because they are sooooooo slooooooow. But they do not make every profile in 6’s. Silly. ...
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    06-22-2018, 11:20 PM
    No noe should need to tumble boolits in PC containers to get a coating. Shaking up & down for 20-30 seconds should be all that is needed. Putting them in a vibrator or tumbler just wastes time, wears out the container and sluffs off Pb to darken the...
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    06-22-2018, 05:00 PM
    Powder coating is by far the fastest and easiest way to enlarge the diameter of a boolit a few thou. Simple and fast. I have done it many times with excellent results. And NO GREASE NEEDED!!!!! Messing with your molds and "bumping" is a...
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    06-21-2018, 07:12 PM
    Also......whatever the version of type metal you actually do have is.....keep it in it’s original form! DO NOT ingotized it. Once melted down, nobody knows what is in there and the resale value goes to pure lead ( and your word). Levaing it as-is...
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    06-21-2018, 04:30 PM
    Depends on how old your are and how long you expect to live/shoot. banger
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    06-21-2018, 10:59 AM
    Are they cast as long “lines of type” (full words and sentences) or individual alphabet letters? If just letters what you have is NOT linotype. Do some research on the net B4 you start using it. Bangerjim
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    06-21-2018, 10:56 AM
    I quit messing with dirty of WW’s over 3 years ago. Way too much Zn, Fe, and carp in there to bother with. I can get clean pure and alloys from my local scrap yards for $1/#, so why would I waste hours standing over a stinking re-melting pot of...
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    06-20-2018, 01:38 PM
    bangerjim replied to a thread Tinnitus ! in Our Town
    There will be a couple of new generation with hearing damage/loss due to loud concerts and ear buds from MP3 players. I was sitting in a waiting room last week and this stupid teenager (Quick - hire a teenager while they still know everything!)...
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    06-19-2018, 08:09 PM
    bangerjim replied to a thread Tinnitus ! in Our Town
    Protect you hearing! I have been around, as an engineer doing start-ups, power plants, heavy manufacturing plants, noisy equipment, rock concerts (!) all my working life (40+ years). I always either used foam ear plugs, muffs, or even wadded up...
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    06-17-2018, 10:36 PM
    Good sources: Enco Travers ...
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    06-17-2018, 09:24 PM
    Plastic?!?!?!!? My 4 Tarus brand short and long guns have ZERO ZIP NADA plastic anywhere in them! Guess you are looking at the wrong models? I claim no knwoledge of any Tarus semi pistols. I HATE semi automatics in ANY brand and own very few...
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 05:49 PM
    Funny how those that have never owned or even handled a Tarus can bash them so! I own 4 different tarus-made weapons and they have all performed perfectly right out of the box. No fitting and fixing as others moan about. I give a thumb’s up to the...
    30 replies | 658 view(s)
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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
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