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    Today, 03:09 PM
    I have not tried the basket method. I do stand up of each bullet. Or a cake cooling rack covered with non-stick aluminum foil. I run a finger along the foil between the bars of the cake cooling rack, this gives me a little trough so the bullet...
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    Today, 02:44 PM
    Shooting will tell. If shot with same powder and load it will tell you which bullet works better for that load. A different powder or load amount of that same powder might favor the other bullet. Only if the bullets are identical profile &...
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    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread 10 years in Our Town
    Been my pleasure to put up with you, hope it was mutual at least most of the time, sometimes, occasionally, or at least once or twice sort of... :bigsmyl2:
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    Yesterday, 09:03 PM
    I have seen spots of corrosion on commercial ammo that was stored in a cloth bag in a not climate controlled environment for a fairly long time. Few years anyway. I think the space was sometimes heated but often allowed to be cold or damp. I...
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    Yesterday, 06:48 PM
    It is doubtful the business is designing their own filtering from scratch. My guess is they are purchasing an off the shelf filtering software. The market for that software tends to be very vanilla in what they want to allow. Hospitals,...
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    Yesterday, 06:16 PM
    Lee case lube is a water based lube that washes off with hot water and doesn't interfere with PC after. A thin smear on about ever 3rd one is plenty to keep thing moving smoothly. I go through and treat 15 or 20 and set them to the side to run...
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    Yesterday, 06:05 PM
    PM sent the OP. Just so happens I'm in the midst of stocking up on round ball stash using the recent Group Buy molds from MP Molds. I already had .310 Lee 6 cavity round ball mold from Track of the Wolf. Lee has their #00 string of pearls .33...
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    Yesterday, 12:39 PM
    Duh! the TL designation :killingpc I like Lee mold, find them a good value. I also coat with Powder Coat shake and bake for a lot of what I cast but the speed and ease of squirting a bit of tumble lube on a batch of bullets in a 1/2 gallon zip...
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    02-19-2019, 10:44 PM
    Yes if the bullet has a single or couple of large grooves it is for traditional lube. The thin ridged grooves are for tumble lube. In 6 cavity 40 I only see one at Titan Reloading...
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    02-19-2019, 08:00 PM
    SOWW's are another "keep separate" item for me. I know what they are. Soft lead. I just never got around to using them in casting for muzzle loader. I won't use those for mixing into a big batch of bullet alloy as long as I have other "plain"...
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    02-19-2019, 12:52 PM
    It does sometimes help if you add a general location to your profile. Sometimes it allows for people in the same general area to arrange a face to face sale and avoid shipping. Or even a swap. Closest major city such as my profile, or South...
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    02-19-2019, 12:17 PM
    Lead was common as water pipes in the past. Also as a sheathing for cable which when the copper wire is pulled out to scrap separate as copper can leave the lead covering that looks like lead pipe. These will be dead soft. Gas lines I'm less sure...
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    02-18-2019, 02:17 PM
    I told mine right away and then told her how I missed when they were available before, what a good deal these are, complete with relative mold prices, followed by their advantages for shipping to fund my other reloading projects... eventually her...
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    02-18-2019, 01:37 PM
    If it works it ain't broke that's for sure. I have heard of people using the Harbor Freight grinder stands with some success but would figure the legs designed to allow feet to hold them down would offer an advantage for a compact closet stored...
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    02-18-2019, 11:58 AM
    I sort of thought the whole collection of pictures was supposed to be "casting porn" :bigsmyl2: I have a few pieces I didn't melt and kept but wife doesn't really especially like pewter and gets tired of a piece so pretty soon it ends up on my...
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    02-16-2019, 08:31 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread EBay has checks in Our Town
    I guess for folks with more inventory to deal with a place such as eBay with the additional hassle makes sense. For myself I would always pick here as the first place I would offer an item. Second would be to a vendor or people at a show. On the...
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    02-16-2019, 12:42 PM
    Some good information here. For example IF filled the H&G 6 cavity iron mold would double as a dumbbell for doing 5# curls. :-) I find a 4 cavity NOE aluminum comfortable so given StuBach has almost the same 2 cavity MP brass mold I'm getting at...
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    02-15-2019, 08:40 PM
    Just for the record I went with a 2 cavity GC mold. IF my math is correct it would be slightly less expensive to purchase a second 2 cavity PB mold instead of modifying a 4 cavity. While avoiding the extra weight of the 4 cavity. Reason not to...
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    02-15-2019, 08:11 PM
    Please put me down for one 2 Cavity HP GC all pins included. drccac atty zoomon dott net (48836)
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    02-15-2019, 03:48 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread EBay has checks in Our Town
    Only if you sell there. Like an unreasonable ex the best solution can just be to avoid the problem.
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    02-15-2019, 01:47 PM
    Well thanks one and all. The cost of having the GC shank removed or driving bands increased in size by Eric at hollow point molds is $35 set up + $5 per cavity. Cost of a second mold would be over $100, buying a mold for him to hollow point as...
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    02-14-2019, 11:03 PM
    Have heard that GC base is somewhat iffy for accuracy without a gas check, never tried it myself but that is what many folks seem to think. Problem is I won't need GC nearly as often as I will plain base so if I cast and separate I will just...
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    02-14-2019, 10:43 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread EBay has checks in Our Town
    Another vote for go to swapping and selling and offer them here. Oh wait you might not be able to post WTS if your post count isn't high enough yet. Not sure what that limit is but know they have one listed in the rules thread of S&S forum. ...
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    02-14-2019, 10:37 PM
    Haven't said howdy at you in a good long while so howdy. And thanks for letting me know why the salvation army store never had much pewter for ME! Now that you stopped buying they actually closed down in anticipation of the loss of business I...
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    02-14-2019, 10:26 PM
    Hardball is a cheaper version of Lyman #2 which has approximately the same hardness but with the tin and antimony balanced they alloy with each other and form a different structure than hardball does. Commercial manufactures wanted the hardness but...
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    02-14-2019, 10:14 PM
    I find sorting in a tray on my lap with the sorting containers around my chair to be easy and relaxing. The hand travel to get from lap tray to a pair of dikes in other hand to nip and confirm lead is shorter. I'm doing the visual check to toss the...
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    02-14-2019, 09:51 PM
    I have a mold that has a GC and PB cavity. Was thinking of ordering a 4 cavity or 2 cavity GC mold and having the GC removed from half of the cavities by hollowpointmold. The idea is for much of the time I don't need a gas check but for some...
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    02-14-2019, 02:01 AM
    If you don't have luck finding factory AA boxes available you might try the white boxes and label yourself. Hmm wonder if you could scan a commercial box front and print stick on labels using a computer and scanner? Don't see why not. ...
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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