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    11-20-2019, 02:36 PM
    The BATFE is explicit about licensing required for manufacturing ammo for sale and explicit about manufacturing ammo for "personal use". The wrinkle comes that BATFE doesn't define "personal use" . The reloader using their ammo is likely ok but what...
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    11-10-2019, 02:30 PM
    Idz replied to a thread Funny money in Our Town
    the law is: Federal law permits color illustrations of U.S. currency only under the following conditions: Currency reproduction dimensions 1) the illustration is of a size less than three-fourths or more than one and one-half, in linear...
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    11-09-2019, 06:29 PM
    My Mark IV is picky about ammo. Rem golden bullet misfires about 4/100 but Federal works fine. I also look for rub marks on the bolt and use a toothpick to put a tiny amount of white lithium grease anywhere that rubs and a drop of gun oil on the...
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    11-08-2019, 03:21 PM
    A good lead cleanup solution is TriSodium Phosphate (TSP). The EPA used to recommend it until the greenies decided it causes cancer. Interestingly, even though the EPA is now against TSP it is still an approved FDA food additive.
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    11-08-2019, 03:17 PM
    The OSHA rules "action level" is 60 micrograms/deciliter of blood the ok to continue working is less than 40. The required accuracy of the blood lead testing is +/- 6. Some doctors subscribe to the California theory that everything is bad for you...
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    11-05-2019, 05:56 PM
    Thanks for the suggestions. It looks like JB Weld is rated for 500F continuous and 600F for 10 minutes so it might work. If not I'll pin them. I like the Lee mold because we'll process 300-500 lbs at a time and other molds get real heavy towards the...
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    11-04-2019, 07:35 PM
    After casting 2 tons of ingots the handles on my Lee ingot molds are loosening up. I am thinking of making some new handles unless somebody has a better idea. Thanks in advance.
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    10-25-2019, 06:13 PM
    Outer's has discontinued the Foul-Out (probably due to the lead acetate toxicity) but thanks to https://www.frfrogspad.com/homemade.htm here are the solution formulas " Just for those of you with curious minds, the Outers CopOut Plus solution...
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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