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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    05-23-2018, 01:53 PM
    If the powder is unknown you are taking a risk trying to load with it. Load data is for known powders. Figure or guess wrong on powder and use a load you "think" is right is one way to turn a firearm into a pipe bomb. Does make good plant...
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    05-23-2018, 01:48 PM
    I bet they didn't see it in the SOLD section of flea bay. Lot of stuff is offered at high prices, it just doesn't get sold very often. I have been tempted a few times to put up nicer pewter objects at super high prices just to see if someone bites....
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    05-23-2018, 01:29 PM
    Yeah but you are weird (in a good way but still weird) I only paid enough attention to understand how to make "interesting" stuff. Like ammonia and iodine :-) Or everyone's favorite mole and ground hornet remover. 2 KNO3 + S + 3 C
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    05-22-2018, 03:15 PM
    It seems that there are certain questions that keep coming up. This being one of them. The answer was no, is no, and will be no. Even in french they say "Non!" Sometimes I wonder if there should be a sticky that is required reading to post. ...
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    05-22-2018, 02:55 PM
    You have two extra bonus items there. Antimony of course is good and at 7% it will be unlikely to reduce the percentage in any alloy you add the Babbitt to for the tin. Second goody is the copper. Makes a "tougher" bullet, one less likely to...
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    05-22-2018, 02:32 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Tin removal in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Nah we all know our scrap melts are not really smelting but it sounds way cool to call it that so..... :-) In answer to fiatdad having contaminated his soft Pb with harder alloy it sounds like a swap is in order. His hard for someone else's...
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    05-21-2018, 06:12 PM
    Tumble lube works and if you want to push it (or enjoy the smell of burning Alox based lubes) then dip and place in plastic bullet tray from box of bullets to dry/drain. Then through Lee sizer. Nice thick band of lube in each groove. Or for...
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    05-21-2018, 12:49 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Tin removal in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Interesting question. Never heard of folks wanting to take tin out of their casting alloy. Why would you wish to do so? Typically if the tin content is too high then one "cuts" the tin alloy with more plain or WW lead to reach a lower percentage...
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    05-05-2018, 10:11 AM
    While I generally disagree with BIS on all things politics, I greatly respect his firearm knowledge and his ability to administer a “sick burn” as quoted below. This isn’t the pit, and people should be civil here. “I respect your limitations....
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    05-01-2018, 06:01 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Dumb question in Casting Equipment
    Compare this at $22 To this at $42 ...
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    04-30-2018, 01:03 AM
    When I have used the alloy calculator and had the results tested by the scrap yard XRF gun it has been pretty darn accurate on the alloy percentages. I don't have an accurate hardness tester but have on occasion been able to get stuff checked at...
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    04-29-2018, 02:03 AM
    PM sent on 308 brass.
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    04-27-2018, 05:33 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread FS- balls in Swappin & Sellin
    Side note those would also be called #1 buckshot in another application. Just saying if you wanted to do some shotgun experimentation....
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    04-25-2018, 09:34 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Lyman #2 in Lead and Lead Alloys
    You will need some added tin to make #2 from Linotype and COWW's Lyman #2 is balanced percentage of tin and antimony. Linotype has higher percentage of antimony so you have to add some tin. Pewter is easiest but solder will work too. Plug the...
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    04-25-2018, 09:27 PM
    Hit it with a propane torch or melt it into a pot of known plain lead. Alloys will melt and flow. Lead takes more heat to melt but the "unknown" if put into plain lead that is just melted should melt fairly smoothly. Zinc won't melt at lead...
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    04-25-2018, 09:17 PM
    If it can become liquid and boil when placed under molten lead it will generate impressive steam explosion. The dense lead creates a pressure container, the steam a lot of pressure really fast.
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    04-25-2018, 04:39 PM
    Nothing on can really say to facing this sort of loss that makes it any better. Our girl is now over 13 and has had a couple of tumors removed. Still enjoys life, manages to keep the younger pup in her place. The tumor on her leg left the skin...
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    04-25-2018, 04:23 PM
    Titan Reloading sells most of the packaging for Lee dies. Fairly cheap.
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    04-25-2018, 01:07 AM
    RogerDat replied to a thread My new puppy in Our Town
    Gotta love the puppies. Just went through pottie training a puppy, and having to paint hot sauce on any wood furniture I didn't want chewed. Same breed as our old dog but different personality. Each dog is a one of a kind individual that we are...
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    04-25-2018, 12:36 AM
    You know what they say; best time to plant a tree is 10 years ago, second best time to do it is today. Powder coat is pretty easy. Shake in spoonful of powder coat with black air soft BB's inside a #5 plastic container. Bake in a toaster oven...
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    04-24-2018, 09:04 PM
    Swapping and Selling forum will often have tin alloy's or post a WTB (wanted to buy) for soft lead and solder/tin.
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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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