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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:58 PM
    Hard sometimes to tell, but that 20:1 would make some dandy bullets. I noticed a whole long piece of what looked sort of like your 20:1 at the scrap yard. Didn't get it, few days later it was gone so someone did.
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    Yesterday, 08:53 PM
    Might try using a ball bearing to start the rivet rolling over if it is the type with a hollow at one end. Have heard of folks drilling a dimple in one side of a C clamp for the head of the rivet and on the other side weld a ball bearing to clamp...
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    01-22-2018, 07:36 PM
    The good stuff that shows up at scrap yards can really boggle the mind. Good wood stoves, scooters with bad batteries, lawn tractors with some fairly minor malfunction such as blown head gasket. Weights and weight bench? Clearly not broken just...
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    01-22-2018, 07:22 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Antimony in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Hey Banger, good to see you "back on the line" so to speak. Don't hurt the poor fellow. Only his second post, need time to adjust to all of us cranky old guys :-) :bigsmyl2: Crystal ball? Myself I always thought you had Carson's Carnac the...
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    01-22-2018, 06:52 PM
    I would add pay attention to reputation. Deadbeats and straight shooters part of the forum is there for this purpose. There is a link to it in my signature line. People who have been members for a long time, with a fair number of posts provide an...
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    01-22-2018, 02:55 PM
    A good idea is search this forum for solder, pewter, tin to get prices. There is a search forum link above the listings on the right side. Another approach is to look at commercial foundry prices and figure some place around 1/2 to 2/3 of that...
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    01-19-2018, 11:12 PM
    I'm another vote for buy from the vendors here. Solid people to do business with, competitive market, and you can get whatever alloy of lead you could want. Removes one variable from the process and honestly a lot of the country can't beat the...
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    01-19-2018, 10:46 PM
    What he said. Seriously you are going to hate me but if you store the buckets outside they really need holes to drain water or funk city will result. I still bet you hate me less than I envy you :-) DCrockett makes molds and they are for sale...
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    01-19-2018, 10:24 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Antimony in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I can tell you where you download a free lead alloy calculator :-) http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?105952-Lead-alloy-calculators It's an excel sheet with lots of built in math functions to do the work for you. If you don't have...
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    01-19-2018, 10:18 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Okie Score? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    You are such a loyal friend to take all that dirty dangerous lead off his hands like that.
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    01-19-2018, 10:13 PM
    I would go with aluminum. Lee is a good place to start, weight and price favor them. Get a hot plate and a thermometer that goes to 1000 so you can monitor your lead in the melter. I have at least one Lee mold for anything I would reload. NOE...
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    01-19-2018, 01:28 PM
    Would love a picture. So you have different size (diameter) and lengths of conduit? Do you place cases on both ends? I thought it sounded like as one end rotated down you loaded the other end with a fresh case. Templiq 750 at Amazon (you have...
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    01-18-2018, 07:57 PM
    That sounds a lot like a commercial one made in Florida. Also sound a lot easier and faster than my deep round cake pan with water in it on a table top lazy susan. Head can't get too hot because of the water coming at least 3/4 to an inch up the...
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    01-18-2018, 12:22 PM
    I find sizing with Lee push through sizer (or sizing in general) to be more significant than if I use tumble lube (45/45/10) or PC. I mostly tumble lube revolver, PC rifle but sometimes will PC revolver just for the "pretty" aspect. Make neat...
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    01-14-2018, 06:12 AM
    I have a 650. If you want to size decap and prime as a first step, you can have a tool head set up with a sizer die and nothing else. The case feeder makes this so easy. Once that is done, replace the tool head with another that is set up to...
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    01-12-2018, 11:36 PM
    Worth pointing out that when a bunch of snow melts from a warm up the humidity climbs. One has to be super vigilant to avoid the tinsel fairy. Ladles, skimmers, strainers for WW clips, spoons, molds and any lead ingot or scrap lead stored outside...
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    01-12-2018, 11:21 PM
    Gradually harder over time if hardness is alloy derived, soften over time if heat treating or water quenching is source of hardness. Lot of discussion about how much over how long but rule of thumb I recall is 2 weeks for alloy to settle into...
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    01-12-2018, 11:17 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Sorry but I must gloat!! in Our Town
    We are blessed with variety. Like Tuesday it was single digits and the snow which was several inches deep squeaked when you walked on it. Day in a half later it's all melted and you see nothing but grass, mud and lumps of snow where the big drifts...
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    01-10-2018, 03:13 AM
    Well the Forum search in Group Buy Archive yielded nothing for LEE but the Google search found several references. Lee charges ~ $100 set up fee unless minimum order of molds (25) are ordered. Makes it a natural for group buys. Might check...
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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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