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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    Today, 02:21 PM
    I have never done any of the things you describe above. I keep my pots clean of any debris in the bottom and have only had maybe a few drips over the years. The amount of service is equivalent to the knowledge and common sense the user has. I...
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    Today, 02:16 PM
    2nd's on that! We do NOT smelt anything! All we do is simply remelt already smelted/processed metal products in our teeny little pots. I have said that for years, but nobody ever changes. And when one of my 3 Lee pots dies, I will just by...
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:50 PM
    Well, I own 3 antique letter presses with over 55 complete fonts (that's over 480# of mono, foundry, and custom-made-for-me lino --- never to be melted down!) of type.....and I can tell you the spacers (called "leading" in the trade) can be anything...
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    Yesterday, 10:37 PM
    Here is AZ we are in the 110-113 range now. VERY low humidity. So I can just lay Pb on the dash of my car and melt it!!!!!! HA.....ha! I do all my remelting and casting NOT in June-Sept. I have an air conditioned shop but the remelting and...
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    Yesterday, 03:58 PM
    I use a VPN, so there is no tracing. I use several different search engines depending on what I am looking for......most people are used to Google.......that's why I mentioned it. banger
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:42 AM
    Don't melt lino! Keep it in it's native "lines-o-type" format....if it's not too late for you. That PROVES it is genuine lino and not some "soup mix" melted into ingots.....if you ever want to sell it. I have several hundred pounds of lino....all...
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    07-05-2020, 01:13 PM
    Remember....................GOOGLE is ALWAYS your friend to ask questions of! ...
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    07-05-2020, 01:10 PM
    Thanks for posting that link! Very educational. Amazing just how much Pb was used back in the early days. It was in everything and everywhere~! Again THANKS! banger
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 03:53 PM
    I own 3 antique Pachinko machines. Those balls are worth FAAAAR more than any silly ammo use you would have. Save them/sell them on ebay - if you have several hundred of them. Especially the ones with the engraved writing on them. banger
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 03:50 PM
    Aluminum - no Brass - no Steel (only own 2 of them, never any more!) - no Steel/Fe molds just do not rust here in the dry desert Southwest! banger
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    07-03-2020, 07:24 PM
    Good grief. What happened to just using plain old sawdust from your shop. I have at least four 5 gallon buckets of the stuff from my saws, thickness planers, jointers, and thickness sanders. I keep it because the wife likes to use it in her...
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    07-02-2020, 02:50 PM
    I state again.......................it's not about the pressure rating or the steel or SST body........it's about the elastomer seals around the stem and other moving parts.
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    07-02-2020, 02:41 PM
    He is saying "No F---ing Good" molds. And the many MANY thousands of good boolits I have dropped, loaded, and shot over the years from Lee molds would tend to NOT agree with him. To each his own. Lee molds are good. Brass molds are far...
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    07-01-2020, 05:07 PM
    NLG ( NOT NFG) molds are a fad of recent years. I personally find no use for the three I have. But Lee will probably catch up to the PC thing in a few years. In the meantime, just cast and PC what you have. I can find no shooting performance...
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    07-01-2020, 05:02 PM
    When I lived in MI and had several acres to mow and a HUGE garden to plow and snowplow a 300 foot driveway(!), I had an 18PH tractor and it had CAST IRON wheel weights I added when needed. No Pb there. (Now I know why I moved to AZ! Sun is easy to...
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    07-01-2020, 12:22 PM
    He was looking at using a GATE valve, not a BALL valve. Still, the garbage sold at big box stores are water valves with brass/bronze bodies with elastomers good to only ~300F, it even that high. It has nothing to do with the pressure rating, it...
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    07-01-2020, 12:12 PM
    I do believe NLCo stands for National Lead Company. Co is short for Company. You have some old Babbitt there.
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    06-29-2020, 11:01 AM
    The temp control of the Lee pots is a bi-metallic switch that measures the temp of the pot, not right in the liquid metal. That is called inferred measurement.....it may be off a bit, but it is ALWAYS off the same amount. A few years ago everybody...
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    06-28-2020, 01:54 AM
    3 Lee pots here.................for years....................two bottom pours and one ladle. Never any problems. No PID controllers here, just the good old dial which I know where to set every time. Perfect pours since the 1st one years ago....
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    06-27-2020, 11:45 AM
    It seems to depend on the company and the type of card. My wife got a rather large payout from her company on a debit card. The money just sits there until she uses it. No fees, no diminishing balances. Just plastic money she can use anywhere...
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    06-27-2020, 11:32 AM
    Mag primers with 1 gn of any fast pistol powder. Never in a 223 or semi auto hand gun! Always in a 38, 44 or 45 revolver. Or a long gun that shoots those cals. banger
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    06-26-2020, 09:01 PM
    ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HMG does not need any lube. It is slick itself and slides down the barrel at low velocities. I use spray-on PAM cooling oil as the mold cavity lube/release and any that is left...........just stays there....
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    06-25-2020, 08:11 PM
    I does seem faster! That coupled with my GigaBlast service, the forms and comments fill in and type themselves B4 I can do it! HA.....ha! Thanks for the upgrade. banger
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    06-25-2020, 01:33 PM
    The problem is your severely under-powered HF cleaner! It's made for jewelry..........not hard-core commercial cleaning like shells and primer pockets. US technology works great, as long as it is applied correctly. You would not put a 5 HP Briggs &...
    25 replies | 786 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
GC Gas Check