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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 01:04 AM
    I'm another one that gets my pewerer mostly from thrift stores or garage sales. I have found it from time to time in scrap yards. Sometimes in the cast metals bin along with all sorts of totally worthless pot metal plumbing parts, art objects and...
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    Yesterday, 12:22 AM
    From Modern Reloading 2nd Edition by Richard Lee (of Lee equipment) page 164 a book many have read, especially since it can be found as a free download which is ideal for new casters. ...
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    02-13-2019, 09:03 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Tin ? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I would add if your JK batches are large you can send sample from each to member BNE for testing. That would allow you to know exactly what alloy you have in the unknown junk ingots. The alloy calculator has a spot for enter your own alloy so you...
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    02-13-2019, 08:48 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Tin ? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I sort of agree that if it makes good shooting bullets it isn't "wasted" however one is probably being smart to explore other options that might extend that expensive tin further. Might expect with less tin there could be a need for a bit higher...
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    02-13-2019, 08:04 PM
    I sort of mention this in an earlier post but thought it worth making own post. I think I figured out why the Lee casting manual mentions asking for block tin at the scrap yards as a source of tin. When that book was written body solder, wiping...
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    02-13-2019, 07:22 PM
    There is "Pewter" which is stamped and falls within known parameters for its alloy content. Can vary a bit depending on age, use, source country etc. but will fall within a fairly distinct range of known alloy metals. Mostly tin, antimony, copper...
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    02-13-2019, 06:26 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Check your bank accounts in Our Town
    If my information was being used fraudulently more than once and even after a new card or account was issued I would start thinking that my system was compromised or that I was doing business with a company that was compromised where my number was...
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    02-12-2019, 05:53 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Check your bank accounts in Our Town
    I use a debit card so I can pay cash but the only thing that account is for is online purchases. Money is moved there to make a purchase, the rest of the time the balance is around $30 or less.
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    02-12-2019, 05:50 PM
    Why can't I ever find a zinc WW when I want one? Next chance I get I'm going to test one of those after hitting it with a grinder or file to get to clean metal.
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    02-12-2019, 04:09 PM
    I have had some stamped pewter that had zinc furnishings on it. Handles or trim or feet for example. On one occasion I was hitting the items with a propane torch to chop them into the pot and I torched the wrong item, contaminated a batch. ...
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    02-11-2019, 11:54 PM
    The Lee 8mm is a bore riding design https://www.titanreloading.com/lee-molds/bullet-molds/762-x-39-303-b-8mm/lee-dc-mold-c324-175-1r-mold-dc- As opposed to the Lee heavy 30 caliber which tapers all the way to the tip...
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    02-11-2019, 04:43 PM
    Anything in a large enough quantity to provide consistent brass is good by me. Especially with revolver where the roll crimp depends on brass being consistent. Federal may not be the greatest brass but having several hundred of them makes for...
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    02-11-2019, 04:25 PM
    I would send in a piece of that alloy or one of the bullets to member BNE to XRF test so you can find out what alloy it is you be shooting. Then you can make more of those accurate bullets. :-)
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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
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