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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    08-12-2019, 12:48 PM
    Camping memories last more than one lifetime. They are precious to the child throughout their life, and generally passed on to their children. Someplace I have a picture of myself, daughter and grandson at camp with equipment going back another...
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    08-12-2019, 12:29 PM
    Arrived today. A thing of beauty, and the packing reflects the care put into the mold itself. Solid packing. Mold blocks tightly bound together. All free space taken up by tight packed newspaper. Pins well wrapped so they can't move or damage...
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    08-11-2019, 02:02 AM
    Not like you are too far from stores to just walk or ride a bike either.... I have family out in the Pueblo area and up at Fort Collins. Been too Westcliffe a time or two when visiting. Proposed to wife in the top turret of Bishops Castle. As I...
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    08-09-2019, 06:26 PM
    Might check out these folks Gives one a nice idea of pricing for different options and sizes.
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    08-09-2019, 06:11 PM
    I site built a 12 x 16 shed, shingle roof, roll up door. Worked out ok for equipment storage, and am hoping to run power to it this year before ground freezes. Was a good chance to work with grandson on construction project. He learned some...
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    08-09-2019, 05:50 PM
    Wonder if anyone knows the composition of this lead based Babbitt or bearing metal. Ingots stamped Defender Magnolia Metals Company New York. Plenty of internet mention of the product, Magnolia is still in business. However it appears they don't...
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    08-09-2019, 02:25 PM
    Just don't make the mistake of casting up so many when you first retire that all you can do is load and shoot for years after! Need to be able to savor the whole "end to end" experience. I would suggest keeping all the linotype and individual...
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    08-09-2019, 02:14 PM
    I think there may be some difference in performance in auto loaders and bolt action, also there are some different auto loader mechanism to accommodate which may influence how well a certain powder or load works. I tried BL-C3 because it was an...
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    08-08-2019, 06:43 PM
    Varget is the powder that has given the best results in a Ruger Mini-14 with 77 grain cast lead that has been Powder Coated. I do have some 4064 and BL-C3 but the BL-C3 seemed "sharp" and distinctly temperature sensitive. Worked ok just on a hot...
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    08-08-2019, 03:54 PM
    Sorting Wheel Weights while say baking PC bullets is a good combination. Little music or the game on the radio. Not hard work certainly. My time has some value but of late I think WW's are the best value for lead as long as the price per pound...
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    08-08-2019, 12:53 PM
    Does sitting in a chair, drinking a cold beverage while admiring the hoard count as "doing anything with it?" I have considered getting some sinker molds but don't have enough use. I do find the sinkers in scrap lead bins from time to time. Not...
    15 replies | 616 view(s)
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    08-08-2019, 02:33 AM
    USPS flat rate box it doesn't really matter where it goes in the USA it is a flat rate but it can be helpful to put at least a general area in your profile. Might lead to a local swap which saves everyone shipping costs. Notice mine says Lansing...
    4 replies | 451 view(s)
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    08-08-2019, 02:28 AM
    Vendor Sales Ori Solo has generally good brass and good prices. That particular brass has been hard for me to find too. Eventually I will probably break down and buy a bulk amount of Starline so I'll just be done with it. If not loaded hot it can...
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    08-08-2019, 02:14 AM
    Got the invoice via Paypal, paid it and just wondered how people were getting the postal tracking numbers? Mihec sending them via email or paypal? Or some other method?
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    08-08-2019, 02:05 AM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Pewter? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    If the two items weighed 1/2 pound and you got them for $1.50 (half of $3) then you hit the generally accepted "good" price. However on purchases that don't cost much it is really not worth worrying about too much. Even if the total weight would...
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    08-08-2019, 01:53 AM
    I keep some sheet lead on hand for use to pad vice jaws. Or to form a flexible trough for draining fluids like oil or transmission fluid from awkward locations. I'm sure there are some who have a lead block or lead hammer for pounding without...
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    08-08-2019, 01:35 AM
    I'm with the others surface contamination. Doesn't take much for rust to rub off and throw the XRF off unless the sample is scraped to a clean surface.
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    08-08-2019, 01:33 AM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Proven right in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I have an early Coleman Peak 1 which I think is even taller than that stove. It is surprisingly stable. I have often used it with a large 12 cup percolator coffee pot on top without any issues. That is not to say some sort of wood base mount...
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    08-04-2019, 07:33 PM
    Well no one around here that's for sure! We are way past collecting and pretty much setting the bar on hoarding lead.
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    08-03-2019, 01:17 AM
    I'm pretty sure the EPA didn't shut them down back in 1905, the company was purchased from what the post on the companies history was saying. Lead is cheaper to smelt in other countries, partly just because labor and building costs are cheaper, and...
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    08-03-2019, 01:02 AM
    You can often pick up WW lead for around $1 a pound +/- with the shipping in 60 pound plus lots. in the Swapping and Selling forum. Sometimes printing lead such as linotype or mono/foundry type at around $2 per pound. COWW for revolver doubt you...
    10 replies | 780 view(s)
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    08-03-2019, 12:47 AM
    People scrounging for pewter generally try to keep it down around $3 a pound, maybe a bit more if not a large purchase. Figure anything less than $4 a pound is good price for the tin. When selling it in S&S there can be a wide market range. ...
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    08-03-2019, 12:14 AM
    You know what is sort of sad, type in drawers and still organized can have a much higher value than the lead. However it is a specialized market and it is much quicker to find a buyer for the cool empty wood cabinets and drawers, and scrap 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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