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    Yesterday, 08:46 PM
    Lino & Mono type are both lead based alloy used in the printing industry to make type / characters for printed material. Linotype basically consist of 4% tin, 12% antimony, 84% lead with a BHN of around 19 while Monotype consist of 9% tin, 19%...
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  • mac60's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:05 PM
    That's why they sometimes call it "pain lubing". I wouldn't pan lube another boolit if it harelipped Santa Claus.
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    Yesterday, 12:47 PM
    mac60 replied to a thread Any HAM's here? in Our Town
    Was a Coast Guard RM - served at Commsta San Francisco/NMC with control of NMQ and NMW. After I got out I worked as a cw op for KLC in Alvin, Tx. for a few years. Then went to work as a cw op. for WLO in Mobile, Al. where I stayed for 14 yrs. -...
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  • Motor's Avatar
    05-20-2018, 11:06 PM
    Motor replied to a thread Gas checks and pan lubing in Gas Checks
    Then you must either be not lubing or cleaning off the lube before powder coating? Motor
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    05-18-2018, 09:26 PM
    I have read the same thing. I do have a CZ50 in .32 acp and I have a few hundred cases for it. I'd kinda like to go with .32 s&w brass though. If push came to shove I'd sure give it a try.
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    05-18-2018, 03:49 PM
    100 or 200 ought to do just fine.
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  • Motor's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 03:34 PM
    Very nice. Good point about the polymer coverage. Often HF red will "look" spotty too but if look close it's only a lack of pigment not a lack of polymer. Hmm. I never thought of using a styrofoam container. May have to try that some day. Motor
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    05-18-2018, 02:43 PM
    Title says it all. Anybody have any they'd like to get rid of?
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    05-17-2018, 03:14 PM
    I've been using the same pound of HF red that I started with probably 5 years ago. No my bullets don't look a new car but they shoot great. The BBs made a difference for me. I started with .2g white then found some .25g black. The .2g were doing ok...
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    05-17-2018, 03:01 PM
    If they are powder coated they shouldn't need lubed to be sized but there are exceptions. The problem with installing gas checks on powder coated bullets WITH lube is I think the lube gets under the check and the combination of slick PC surface and...
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    05-17-2018, 02:43 PM
    What gas checks are you using? I have had problems installing aluminum gas checks on the Lee 55gr .224 cast bullets. I even attempted to install them bottom side first. What I have found what works the best with aluminum checks on these bullets...
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    05-17-2018, 02:20 PM
    Motor replied to a thread Gas checks and pan lubing in Gas Checks
    The "correct" way is to lube the bullets first. Then install the check with the push through die. Then lube the bullets again. I'm not saying this is the only way. This is the text book way. ;) Motor
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    05-11-2018, 07:57 PM
    You're most welcome Jim. The ejector is a little more difficult to remove on the H&R guns, but certainly not something you can't figure out. To me, it was a nice little project - though I admit it doesn't appeal to a lot of people. Hope you have fun...
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    05-11-2018, 08:51 AM
    The breach of the adapter does have a rim and o-rings to properly align it in the chamber of the shotgun. When the action of the shotgun is opened - if the gun is equipped with an ejector, it will eject (or attempt to eject) the adapter. If the gun...
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    05-05-2018, 01:35 PM
    I baked my first couple batches of bullets at around 450+ degrees till I got an oven thermometer and set the dial on my toaster oven and they shot just fine with no issues. There seems to be a good bit of leeway on time an temperature although now I...
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    05-05-2018, 11:49 AM
    For me I just use PC as a form of lube that has several benefits such as long term storage of bullets ready to load that I keep out in my shop that’s not heated or cooled. I also like the color's as I can use them to designate specific loads for...
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    04-28-2018, 08:59 PM
    When I'm not charging cases I'll have the fan on high - oh, and there's a 52" ceiling fan going too. I like a little air moving.:bigsmyl2:
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    04-25-2018, 06:26 PM
    Yes Sir. I lost all my Gun Digest books in a hurricane, but I recall those two. Have read much of your work and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's nice to have you on the forum. I'll be on the lookout for more of your work in the next GD.
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    04-23-2018, 06:40 PM
    I do remember reading that. Wasn't it titled "The long shooters of pee wee valley"? Enjoyed it immensely. Remember another one you wrote in which a Krag rifle played a leading role - good stuff too!
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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