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    10-20-2017, 04:17 PM
    Been sort of slow responses so bumpity bump bump! Hopefully someone who needs this will see it.
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    10-20-2017, 03:31 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Sticker shock in Reloading Equipment
    I am hoping to add one more press (really just one more!) and that is a Lee Classic cast single stage, used I don't think I save anything really over buying new from Titan Reloading. Assuming I found one offered which doesn't seem to happen all...
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    10-20-2017, 12:59 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Sticker shock in Reloading Equipment
    Actually I would say the consensus is there will be some that bash Lee presses or any Lee equipment in most Forums. With as many or more who refuting those claims. I do not understand how it is that folks don't comparison shop. The used price is...
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    10-19-2017, 08:58 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Sticker shock in Reloading Equipment
    Bummer. I have had pretty good luck but then some items such as lubrisizers or those shot shell loaders are a bit more complex and less robust than what I have purchased. C Press or dies are mostly what I have bought for equipment. Less...
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    10-19-2017, 07:35 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Sticker shock in Reloading Equipment
    I think one might do pretty well with a WTB in the S&S forum at least if anyone was willing to part with a "classic" press. On eBay I look to the sold section and figure the market price from that. If it looks like a good source I'll start keeping...
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    10-19-2017, 06:10 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread X ray in Lead and Lead Alloys
    They can have a film of some sort maybe plastic? That can smell a bit when smelted. Don't want to do this in a casting pot, but then I always use a different pot for smelting than I do for casting. Melting scrap I a casting pot just puts a bunch...
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    10-19-2017, 05:43 PM
    I'm not sure how many I have not anywhere near 1000 but it is less than coffee can full not sure how many are nickel. I'll check and send a PM to let you know what I find.
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    10-19-2017, 03:28 PM
    Nice if one can get a big batch and sort by head stamp. Length can matter for crimping with longer brass getting a different crimp than short brass. A one time trim on straight walled brass isn't necessary but can help get more consistent crimps. ...
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    10-19-2017, 03:19 PM
    Been a week of primer pocket swaging to take the crimp out of military brass in the evenings. Did 500 in .223 so last night I started trimming the brass and it was SO much fun I decided to do smaller batches and savor the joy. Only trimmed 50 but...
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    10-19-2017, 03:04 PM
    I like mine from C&H, I found that a tiny amount of Lee case lube on the expander tip could help with really tight pockets, as could doing a half hard pull to start opening pocket, release pressure, rotate case and do a finish pull to get the...
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    10-18-2017, 04:07 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Please read in Grumpa
    Just nailed the neighbors we had... before we moved! The moved out to a 30 acre farm from Inkster (Detroit suburb) been awhile since that field had anything planted, the former owner was in ill health for several years before his heirs sold it. ...
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    10-18-2017, 02:35 PM
    Use military 30-06 brass with no caliber on the head stamp. No caliber stamped means no false caliber stamped in the modified 8mm brass. Head stamp reads L C 89 then it's not claiming to be any caliber and on the shooter to make sure they figure...
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    10-18-2017, 01:48 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread A real name and State ? in Our Town
    yeah but they probably lost or will lose the file and would have to look it up on Wiki Leaks a month after they gathered it. People say they want an efficient government but I'm not so sure efficiency is always desirable. People get scammed...
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    10-18-2017, 01:38 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread arbor press? in Our Town
    Link to photo?
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    10-18-2017, 11:03 AM
    RogerDat replied to a thread A real name and State ? in Our Town
    The site has areas that are public. Sharing a name and location might allow someone to put that together and look up an address, that along with discussions of numerous owned firearms could encourage less honest folks to target the persons home for...
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    10-17-2017, 07:22 PM
    You done good. My wife is very limited in what she takes from my pewter stash before it becomes a puddle so I offer it to her first, that said if it was really nice, and really heavy it might get to my car by being booted across the parking lot...
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    10-17-2017, 07:16 PM
    I'm one of those ones that does "coins" in mini cupcake or cupcake tins.I eventually found a mold from a vendor named theburpyfrog on eBay that is for duck decoy weights that makes little bars with a "P" in them, I think it is a copy of an older...
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    10-17-2017, 06:59 PM
    Yes it does make nice bullets, and I do confusion well and easily so being confused is just going with my strengths. :-) However a pile melted gets a whole lot smaller, lot of "fluff" to those foils. Still one of the better things one can come...
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    10-17-2017, 06:43 PM
    google using your stamped characters of NF FA 281 which brought up this alloy with a "281" designation. http://www.csalloys.com/products-cerrotu-alloy.html And again the 281 designation is used for same alloy at bottom of this page....
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    10-17-2017, 06:26 PM
    https://www.rotometals.com/pallet-lead-ingots-99-9-1000-pounds-freight-included/ Note the small shelf like end, similar to what your piece has.
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    10-17-2017, 06:24 PM
    The presence of plumbers lead makes me think this is more of the same. BHN hardness check would provide some additional information. Even pencil hardness test to determine if it is anything other than plain lead would help. Counter weights can...
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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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