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    02-17-2018, 10:45 AM
    I finally made the jump to serious bullet lubing. Ordered a Lyman 4500. My first mistake was ordering the wrong top punch, but that is irrelevant at the moment. I'm trying the lube/size some Lee 429-200-RF .44 mags. They keep getting jammed in the...
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    02-17-2018, 10:35 AM
    Thanks for the input guys.
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    02-13-2018, 05:29 PM
    The first 6 banger I purchased was this little 124 gr Lee TL design. It has cast many a thousand good bullets. Alas, the sprue plate was becoming loose and bullet bases were suffering. I've never encountered this with any of my Lee molds. I saw only...
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    02-03-2018, 10:18 AM
    You need to shop a better yard! My guys don't XRF anything. Recently Scored 40 lbs of 50/50 drippings for $.60 a lb.
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    01-28-2018, 02:57 PM
    I've recently run through my supply of D-Lead soap I use to wash up after smelting/casting. I noticed on a recent Lee product packaging that they suggest using a soap with EDTA or a high phosphate detergent. They also mention detergent used for...
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    01-28-2018, 02:23 PM
    Find the biggest dutch oven you can, scrounge up as many propane tanks as possible, and get ready to put on some muscle. Your land will probably be lead contaminated for the next 50 years from all the dust and spillage, but hey, it'll be worth it! ...
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    01-28-2018, 02:19 PM
    That could very well be. The yard owner usually can give me a hint or two depending on who brings the alloy in. This instance he said it had been there at least a month and he had no idea. I have it all smelted down into Lee 1/2 lb a 1 lb. ingots. I...
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    01-25-2018, 10:02 PM
    Went back today and filled a small bucket. A hair over 50 lbs. I'm guessing it at around 40 lbs when cleaned.
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    01-23-2018, 10:45 PM
    I grabbed something similar a few years ago. These were squares, about 7"x7" with unusual melted out centers. They had a very low melt temp, so being inexperienced I immediately assumed they were high tin. Did some research and I found the same as...
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    01-22-2018, 09:55 PM
    This is the second time I've found solder at this spot. Last time it was a variety, still in wire form. Some was 50/50, some had a rosin core, and I believe some was 20/80 or some lower content tin. I ended up with around 5-6 lbs of clean. If this...
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    01-22-2018, 08:21 PM
    I periodically drop by my local scrap yard to peek into their lead drums. I primarily look for tin or pure Pb as I use range lead for the bulk of casting. Today, aside from about half a roll of solder, everything else looked uninteresting. Then a...
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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