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    Today, 05:38 PM
    If it is good clean sheet lead, that is a VERY decent price!!!!! Not much involved in re-melting into usable ingots. I have process many hundreds of pounds of clean Pb sheet and pipe purchased for a buck and it re-melts very fast. Forget all the...
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    Today, 05:31 PM
    I have not had ANY leading in the past 4 years in ANY gun barrel using PC....on properly fit cast boolits. That is the key. I limit velocity to ~1900FPS for PC. Some go higher. I don't. I use commercial FMJ's for hi velocity rifle, which is mabe...
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    Today, 03:06 PM
    NLG (no lube groove) boolits are designed EXPRESSLY for use with Powder Coating....NOT grease. I have NLG molds for 223, 9mm, 38, 40, and 45 cal and can see absolutely NO difference in performance. Just use your standard groove boolit molds you...
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    Today, 02:55 PM
    If they are lead, YES! Get all you can. Don't waste time asking us. I thought they went to Zn sometime back. Check with HCl acid. If Pb, get 'em.
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    04-21-2018, 12:13 PM
    I bought, several years ago, about 90# of what the scrap yard and I thought was simple Pb pipe. 1/2” diameter and sort of stiff, all coiled up in a roll. Got it home had discovered it was pure Sn refrigeration piping they used back in the early...
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    04-21-2018, 12:01 PM
    I also ask......why the heck to you think you need such hard boolits!?!?!?!?! 10-12 works for 90% of what I shoot. PC = NO LEADING/NO GREASE/NO SMOKE when shooting. Just follow correct loading techniques. You didn’t say anything about your...
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    04-21-2018, 11:48 AM
    If your boolits are fit correctly.......NO LEADING! I switched from grease lube to powder coating 4 years ago and have not had one single incident of leading in ANY of my many cals I load for. PC is your answer to lead-free, grease-free, smoke-free...
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    04-20-2018, 07:37 PM
    Yes!!!!!!!! Lino goes a VERY long way. I cut off 1” of the stuff to sweeten my 20# pot all the time. It is easy to cut off and measure that way. I check with my Cabine tester and it always comes within 0.3% of where I want to be on...
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    04-20-2018, 03:58 PM
    I have used TiteGroup, ETR7, Clays, RedDot, and several other powders listed in the loading books. Just follow correct loading proceedures and the load data available in the books! I NEVER publish my load data on public forums. Banger
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    04-20-2018, 12:45 PM
    If beeswax, you can tell by the smell off of a fresh surface. Either cut thru one or shave deep in the side and take a good whiff. Paraffin has relatively no smell but pure bees wax has a unique sweet "yummy" odor. I have some of it that is over...
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    04-19-2018, 06:50 PM
    Most large commercial jobs like that are bid out for removal and no amount of brewskis and donuts will get you anything. Best bet is to find where they are hauling it to (local scrap yard) and buy it there for probably a buck a pound for pure Pb. ...
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    04-19-2018, 06:44 PM
    It's all in the thickness. I use different cutting tools for each. I have cut Pb sheets from 1/16" thick to 1.5" thick. Each demands a different tool to get it done efficiently and with as little "sawdust" as possible! banger
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    04-19-2018, 01:50 PM
    My wife used to work for a financial concern and they bought trunk lines in major cities to appear like local calls. Not hard to do at all. And perfectly legal. Not-so-honest concerns can "spoof" the system with fake numbers. That is NOT legal...
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    04-19-2018, 01:36 PM
    Always keep linotype in it's NATIVE format.........."lines-o-type". That way everybody in the future knows what it is. Anyone can cast anything in home-made ingots and say it is lino!!!!!!! Don't melt the lines down! I just whack off a piece of...
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    04-18-2018, 03:32 PM
    In a word(s)......................HECK YES!!!!!!! Messiest procedure I ever performed, short of the frontal-lobotomy I once performed.....or was that a bottle-in-front-of-me? I forget. But it is very messy and I now use PC for all my loads. I...
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    04-18-2018, 03:25 PM
    Got one just a few minutes ago from "Microsoft". A local number with a horrible thick India accent! Told him I still used a kerosene powered abacus and iron gall ink on parchment that still worked just fine..............and he hung up REAL FAST! ...
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    04-18-2018, 03:21 PM
    Clean EVERYTHING that touches your boolits.....from you hands to sizing dies and loading equipment. If you went from grease to PC, you probably have residual grease in the dies or equipment. A one time GOOD cleaning is all you need. Acetone or laq...
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    04-17-2018, 05:43 PM
    Ignore all that stuff from "Microsoft". They, like the IRS, do NOT call you!!!!!!!!!!!! I get 3-4 of those a week on my office lines. If you want to have some fun, tell them you are running Win 2.2 and it still works!!!!! Also for carpet...
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    04-16-2018, 01:18 PM
    Yes you must oil your molds. I use PAM. And COOL the mold with ice cubes rubbed along the bottom and sides. You want a COLD mold. And use a HMG gun that has a trigger feed so you can injection mold the slugs. Pushsing a stick in with your thumb...
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    04-16-2018, 01:08 PM
    You are using the old one just like most of us use an electric hotplate. I have been pre-heating all my molds on a lab grade electric hotplat for years. And I use it to preheat feed ingots also, shortening the recovery time of the pot. Preheating...
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    04-16-2018, 01:01 PM
    The PC just floats to the top. Once it is cured, it cannot be re-liquified so it will not “mess up your pot”! I have melted down a full 20# pot of coated slugs and just skimmed off the black garbage on the surface. Treat them as dirty Pb. ...
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    04-15-2018, 09:17 PM
    PC is just a clean no-smoke/leading replacement for grease on PROPER FIT lead boolits. PC just replaces the grease. NOT a miricale cure for ill-fitting boolits. Make sure you check the fit of your barrel. Slug it! PC will not solve bad fit!!!!!!!!
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    04-15-2018, 09:13 PM
    Probably the only thing you can do is to convert your old oven to a proportional integral derivative (PID) control with a K thermocouple to monitor the internal temp. Still no guarantee it will work for what we need. Best bet is to forget buying...
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    04-15-2018, 08:43 PM
    bangerjim replied to a thread Spring? in Our Town
    88 degrees here. Citrus trees in full bloom. Smells with strong blossom perfume out back. Many other trees in bloom. Wife’s roses in full bloom. Tomato plants in full bloom. Bees buzzin’ in the Chinese chestnut tree blooms. It is spring here in...
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    04-15-2018, 08:32 PM
    I have been doing the extra weight in the nose of of HMG cast boolits for many years. Definitely increases the accuracy and punch of the HMG. Just be careful....they DO go thru steel garage doors. Don’t ask me why I know! I use 22 air pellets...
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    04-13-2018, 02:18 PM
    I use both but am VERY leery of anything connected with Google/FaceBook/Twitter/etc! Privacy & search records stored for 7-10 years? None of their business. I use IE for 90% of my net business. Only use Chrome when some stupid site is not...
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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