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    02-22-2020, 03:11 PM
    I've smelted about 5000 lbs of lead from indoor range scrap.Its usually fairly soft, about 8-10BHN, and yields 50-75% lead. I just dump it into my covered propane tank smelter and cook it down. The jackets and trash just float on top of the lead and...
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    02-22-2020, 02:54 PM
    If one was paranoid you could speculate that the liberal push to ban lead bullets (eliminates casting your own), the push towards non-reloadable plastic, aluminum,and steel cases, along with onerous regulations on powder suppliers that drive them...
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    01-31-2020, 03:15 PM
    If its a deep freeze it will last forever. Deep freeze temperatures will kill most bacteria in few days, cooking kills the rest. Flavors may change if its not sealed well and gets freezer burn (de-hydration). Russians have eaten Mammoths frozen in...
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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