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    Today, 12:36 AM
    MaryB replied to a thread Silver? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Mercury dimes are my favorite followed by the Morgan Silver dollar but they hold to high of a premium for a junk silver collector like me. American Silver Eagles are nice too and a few years are VERY collectible and carry a corresponding high price....
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    Today, 12:23 AM
    Dang after doing the math I wasn't that far off! I should have subtracted a couple inches for the bare pallet edges!
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    Today, 12:18 AM
    Ballistics gel is probably cheaper, you can mimic bone with the aforementioned plywood or use a real bone(rack of ribs for a typical heart/lung shot)
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    Today, 12:10 AM
    MaryB replied to a thread Truck camper? in Our Town
    Box on my truck is gone... I have been debating building a lightweight camper on the frame... well frame on frame with poly body bushings in between... My family holidays are a 350 mile round trip now and I can't drive that in a day(back issues with...
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    Today, 12:03 AM
    Age old problem with ALL forums. Newbies don't bother to search. But we need to share what we know even if it a repeat over and over. Think of it as teaching a new student every year in school, same curriculum...
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    Yesterday, 05:08 PM
    I would only recommend ultrasonic for smaller batches. The rotary tumblers w/SS pins for large numbers, and vibrators for light duty. The cons are rinsing, dirty water disposal, and drying with ultrasonic and rotary, lead-laden dust from...
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    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
    Can anyone give me a good load , using Unique or similar powder, for flat base, cast bullets in 300, 350 and 405 grain bullet weight? I am wanting accurate loads, that don't kick like a mule. I just traded for a Remington rolling block, made by...
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    Yesterday, 04:42 PM
    I take it you are using short lengths of copper wire. Any particular length, or random? Did you cut with side cutters leaving pinched ends? It sounds like something else I'll just simply have to try since I have what it takes. Necessity might be...
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    Yesterday, 12:50 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Truck camper? in Our Town
    I built 2 covers with 1 1/2" spruce and luan int. covered on the outside with diamond embossed aluminum. Everything glued and stapled or screwed. The glass weighed as much as the cover. You could load or onload from inside by lifting with your...
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    Yesterday, 12:39 PM
    There certainly seems to be a lot of regulars missing here of late. Lots of knowledge gone. The membership numbers don't show it but my memory says so. Some even left on their own for whatever. If we lose the older members we will also lose the...
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    Yesterday, 12:28 PM
    My first rifle (22LR 552 BDL) and shotgun (1100 BDL) were Remingtons but that was late 60s and everything has suffered since then. Glad I still have them since I couldn't afford to replace them. From top of the heap to bankruptcy is a big fall.
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    Yesterday, 11:57 AM
    I would take 2-300 if split up!
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    02-17-2018, 11:15 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Silver? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I keep some on hand just in case. Takes very little room...
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    02-17-2018, 10:45 PM
    Crab apples are smaller, 1 to 1 1/2 inch diameter really sour apples that are very high in pectin so the apple butter thickens better. To sour to eat out of hand but add some sugar and cook them down they are heaven!
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    02-17-2018, 12:39 PM
    1557 Hope you have a pallet jack.
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    02-17-2018, 12:32 PM
    After 4 big cups and the time spent, I bet I know the next thing your gonna do before leaving for work. LOL Sometimes I used to do the same and it required an unscheduled pitstop. Hope you work out the LPP problem.
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    02-17-2018, 12:13 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Gifted hobbyist wanted in Our Town
    While I can't speak for gunsmiths, I'd much rather have a gemstone cut by a talented hobbyist than a commercial or professional. I dare you to find fault with any stone I've cut but can find faults in all "professional" cuts. They can't take the...
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    02-17-2018, 11:39 AM
    These mini loaf pans were the heavier aluminum (not the thin disposable) and at the time I never gave thought to them not being capeable of handeling the heat and weight. They were just another mold size to add to my arsonal of ingot molds. The...
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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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