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    Today, 04:04 AM
    I don't normally sell COWW lead. The price I pay around here to buy it is too high for there to be any profit, and hauling 60+ lb. boxes into post office is a PITA. That said if you get stuck and don't find anyone else PM me, I could sell you a...
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    Today, 03:55 AM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Today my coydog in Our Town
    In order to love our dogs as well as they love us requires us to outlive them by many years. We aren't as good at loving as a good dog so we have to do it long after they are gone in order to catch up. Sometimes we have to start measuring up to...
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    Yesterday, 05:25 AM
    Contact member BNE he will test a small sample with an XRF machine. He charges 1# of lead per sample to be tested. Might be sort of busy around the holidays but send him a PM. An XRF test is the only way to know exactly what you have. With all...
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    Yesterday, 05:15 AM
    +1 on having a hot plate, get the temp knob right and you can even take a break without having to re-prep you mold. The ones that are a solid surface work best. Around $20 at the big box stores. Block of 2x4 under the handles to keep the mold...
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    11-17-2017, 09:43 PM
    Now for the really high dollar question. Is there a difference between your group as a scope owner and a scope buyer? That is do you now buy scopes in a different class than you already own? Either up or down. That cheap slug gun scope that I...
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    11-17-2017, 01:58 PM
    Me too, or a tooth pick, I call the ones I make that are gloss black with bright colors flicked on them Jackson Pollack bullets. Wife has these Q-tips that are sort of pointed and compressed a bit, I borrow them when I can. Dip tip in powder and...
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    11-17-2017, 01:48 PM
    The price makes them hard to justify as a "need" because the cost is close to what the dies would cost to just do it on a press. Even a cheap C press for ~ $36 plus used dies would tend to make more financial sense.... unless you have a yen just to...
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    11-16-2017, 07:55 PM
    Still have them on their website https://leeprecision.com/reloading-kits/
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    11-16-2017, 07:28 PM
    I think in other areas my experiences support Uncle R's where just a notch or so above cheap can reside some good quality at an attractive price. His $169 - $200 range for scopes is a lot like other purchases. Tools, camping gear, camera gear. ...
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    11-16-2017, 02:03 PM
    maybe if alloy was binary Pb & Sb but throw in some Sn or As and even small amounts will change the grain structure. I think the reason hardness testers are so vital is one doesn't need to know the alloy for many applications. Just need to know...
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    11-16-2017, 01:56 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Smelting pot in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Don't forget the copper jackets have some scrap value, how much is a question but some, even dirty copper will bring in some cash. Help pay for the propane.
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    11-16-2017, 01:37 PM
    Well one more thing I now know to check for. Thanks. I had a seating problem with military crimp brass, but it was visibly obvious once I looked at the FTF heads. Primers still high after strike, re-try always fired since the first strike pushed...
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    11-16-2017, 01:36 AM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Smelting pot in Lead and Lead Alloys
    You might try a plate under it as a base, maybe with a side bent up as a wind screen, even 10 gauge plate welded to the bottom of all legs would prevent spread legs. Add a strip of stock up the side of each leg from base to ring with some welds to...
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    11-16-2017, 01:14 AM
    I think that satin finish is what I was describing as "buttery". I like your word better. I like the tink sound that satin finish ingots make when you knock them together.
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    11-15-2017, 10:33 PM
    Nice problem to have. Great selection of pretty projectiles. But I'm not jealous :mrgreen: Not much anyway.
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    11-15-2017, 09:34 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Lee .357 Bulits in Cast Boolits
    Plus 1 from me too. Powder coat if you want to push it a bit. Sized post PC it has proved to be a most accurate .38/.357 bullet. Better than store bought. The flat nose allows it to be used in lever action if you should someday be so inclined. ...
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    11-15-2017, 09:01 PM
    I was recently looking at shotgun slug scopes, found a review, price ranged from Simmons to Nikon or $50 to $190 with Bushnell and Monstrum in the middle. http://www.reloaderaddict.com/best-slug-gun-scope-shotgun-optic-review/ Now I'm sure there...
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    11-15-2017, 08:37 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Today's best deals: in Our Town
    I'm going to subscribe to this thread in the forum so I get notified of additions. This thread is a Great idea!
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    11-15-2017, 04:58 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Wasn't gonna tell ya... in Our Town
    Wait how much is the Ohio Lottery? We talking millions of $$$ vs a great score of reloading and casting stuff? Tough call that one. How many pounds of the HVAC bucket of WW's where zinc or steel? I need to do some calculating.
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    11-15-2017, 04:42 PM
    I'm in the zero category, that would be folks that every time they think about getting a scope because open iron sights are getting harder to use with time (I think the metal gets fuzzy or something) They seek out the wisdom of experienced people...
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    11-15-2017, 02:29 PM
    Thanks for the clarification. At one time I had noticed that amount of bullet showing was different even through COAL stayed the same, untrimmed brass was the reason, thought it might apply here. That brass length difference in my case became...
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    11-15-2017, 12:04 PM
    You say seating depth is that based on Cartridge Overall Length? Or amount of bullet seated/showing? Might be a silly question but are your cases all the same length? I get consistent COAL and depth with a Lee Turret but it is different...
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    11-14-2017, 09:21 PM
    I would say get to know her a bit, that may inform you of how to finish out her name. I think our standard pup Binka will end up with Little Monster as the rest of her name. They socialize with the other pups, learn to be bite inhibited (no...
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    11-14-2017, 03:22 PM
    Tried out the used RCBS Berdan primer removal tool I picked up at a gun show. Works really well. Pulled primers on 50 8mm mauser cases and from same source as tool I have a little over a 1000 Berdan primers of correct size. Looking at 250 1x cases...
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    11-14-2017, 02:33 PM
    See that is the nice part about reloading components can become different cartridges. If that Unique powder is going into shotgun shells its not going to count for as many as it will make in pistol rounds.
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    11-14-2017, 12:06 AM
    Thing about self sufficiency for "zombie apocalypse" or supply in the face of government restriction is it presumes we would use our supplies in same way we currently do. I expect if the components or ammo became scarce we would be more judicious...
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    11-13-2017, 06:47 PM
    I think you are a bit high on your estimate. $98 for the caliber die + $4.95 for the ejector arm which you only need one of no matter how many calibers. Not sure what shipping is but think it's SFRB with some added insurance. Still well short of...
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    11-13-2017, 06:07 PM
    No doubt, dragons seem to sell really well.
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    11-10-2017, 06:48 PM
    I make .224 caliber 70 grain out of Lyman #2 and Powder Coat (PC) and get no leading at full loads of Varget. No crono but it's going fast enough for zombie apocalypse, never fails to cycle. My use case is fast twist so heavier bullet. 55 grain...
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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
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