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    09-09-2018, 12:51 PM
    Go on McMaster Carr website and find elevator bolts. Several variations available.
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    09-09-2018, 10:53 AM
    I started with ladle pour and a colman stove with good results although it was slow. A year or two later stepped up to a bottom pour furnace and never looked back. Eventually purchased a second bottom pour furnace and run both at the same time....
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    09-09-2018, 09:59 AM
    There is a seller on evilbay with a jig for cutting 308 type cases. I purchased one for making 45acp shot shells. I had to modify it slightly to allow it to cut short enough for the intended purpose, but it works well. Do a search for 308 or 7.62...
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    09-09-2018, 07:51 AM
    I would do the muriatic acid test. I did a experiment a while back where I intentionally melted a very small amount of zinc into known pure lead. I believe it was about 2 lbs of lead and about 1/4 oz. of zinc. I made a ingot with the mix and after...
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    09-08-2018, 08:26 AM
    I started processing range scrap a while back and have found the same as you with unrecovered lead remaining in the dross and jackets. I have a large re-melter and when I accumulate a 5 gal bucket of dross and jackets I toss all of it into the...
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Life long shooter, reloader and have been casting since 1989. Played with 1000yd benchrest, shotgun/handgun bowling pins, and IPSC for a few years each.
North East Pennsylvania
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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