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    Yesterday, 11:48 PM
    Lead oxidizes but that is on the surface, it is sort of like aluminum in that once covered with oxidation it blocks more oxygen from getting to the metal so oxidation tends to stay on the surface. Melt it, little wax to drive the tin and oxides...
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    06-21-2018, 08:47 PM
    I'll have to look to be sure of the particulars but I have a Lee bore rider design I think is the 329-205 1R GC that is powder coated that I was having some success with at least at modest ranges. Don't think I got past an initial ladder of .5...
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    06-21-2018, 04:33 PM
    Depends on how much you shoot doesn't it? Or if you sell some to buy tools or brass or other reloading goodies. My motto is: All I can afford, and try to have enough primers to send it all down range. Can always trade primers for powder eh? ...
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    06-21-2018, 04:26 PM
    I was going to ask if you size your bullets in a push through sizer. If your bullets are not consistent in size it makes it more likely your crimp die will provide a different crimp some with less crimp will have lower pressure and light load of...
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    06-21-2018, 02:58 PM
    You know if a few casters were to volunteer to berm mine..... ......... and promise not to touch any of that dangerous brass while they are at it.... Well I have a kid down there and certainly wouldn't mind an excuse for a visit.
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    06-21-2018, 12:21 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread White Label Lubes in Boolit Lube !
    Now that you mention it I recall something about selling raw ingredient from their old web site that distinguished it from the "regular" Alox replacement. My guess is they would want to warn people that you can't make bullet lube recipes such as...
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    06-21-2018, 11:36 AM
    RogerDat replied to a thread White Label Lubes in Boolit Lube ! Seems to me White Label Lube is selling Xlox as a tumble lube in the store. Can you post a link to where you saw it listed as NOT a bullet lube?
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    06-21-2018, 11:30 AM
    Comes with free string you can tie around box in order to tell better half that "it followed me home".
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    06-21-2018, 11:15 AM
    ^ +1 Individual letters are typically mono or foundry type, a different alloy than Linotype. A richer alloy because Lino was typed out on a machine, then used to print, then melted to be re-used in the linotype machine. Typical use is printing...
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    06-21-2018, 10:59 AM
    I will put in something of a good word for "parts changers" in that changing a part and/or making adjustments has some value. It can also be a step on the way to becoming a gunsmith just as skut work in a tool room can be a stepping stone to a...
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    06-20-2018, 07:12 PM
    Amazon Prime with "free" shipping may at times cost more than the same item with shipping from a non-prime vendor. Or works out to nearly the same price. Lee makes a decently functional affordable mold. A few of their designs are really very...
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    06-20-2018, 06:53 PM
    As I recall in my research into what works and what doesn't I can suggest avoiding any that star in YouTube videos of them being opened by dropping on floor or with a paper clip. Which is most $99 night stand pistol safes. There was one with a set...
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    06-20-2018, 06:18 PM
    You can get some of that pre-wash goodness from soaking for 15 to 30 minutes in a bucket with a bit of citric acid and soap. Soak, drain, rinse, drain then into the tumbler. I do most of my tumbling downstairs with no sink so pre-soak in garage...
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    06-20-2018, 02:24 PM
    eeeeeeeek! :shock: A truck full of lead and all the powder that would fit in a steamer trunk won't do you any good without primers. If recent events have shown anything they have reinforced the concept of components will get you through times of...
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    06-20-2018, 02:13 PM
    Frankford Arsenal has larger capacity in terms of count. Bigger single drum. Same weight. Handles more longer brass in a single batch than the tumbler. However the double drum harbor freight allows you to do to sizes of brass that might tend to...
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    06-20-2018, 02:00 PM
    Might want to post a WTB in the swapping and selling to explain quantity and need for it to be local or delivered. It just may be that one of the folks selling bulk WW or berm mining will be close enough to work something out. Or check out vendor...
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    06-20-2018, 01:18 PM
    Bump because I'm pretty sure someone can use these if they see them. These DL-105 presses are still around but a 16 gauge kit probably won't come available all that often. Not looking for top dollar, that is why it's make an offer via PM. Happy...
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    06-20-2018, 12:39 AM
    having been against a bit of rust will lead to the Fe, and sand grit or lubricant will give the Si which I would not worry about since the sand floats and gets skimmed off as dross, and lubricant burns off. The percentages of contamination might...
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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
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check