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    Today, 07:36 PM
    http://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=49600&page=3 Has what purports to be the skinny on why no Berdan primers and how they might be purchased via Australia. If I might offer no zombies a suggestion, take said primers to a gun show. You...
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    Today, 06:21 PM
    Ditto - I have that search open myself. I did find a box for sale at a gun show from a person getting out of reloading Berdan. But online? Not so much. Saw something online about PMC can be called but would only ship orders of 5,000 or more but...
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    Today, 12:11 AM
    I put wood boards under the legs of the bigger shelf to avoid concentrated pressure on concrete floor by spreading out the weight a bit but I'm thinking some folks need to worry about just the total weight sitting on their floors. "wow that is...
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    Yesterday, 11:13 PM
    Best Buy computers are the same deal. Even if the brand and basic model are the same you will find they have a slightly different model number because they are made exclusively to Best Buy specifications and price point. So a Nikon Scope may be...
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    Yesterday, 06:59 PM
    I have a wally world fish fryer, square with straight legs and it has handled better than 100# Of course I gave the dear wife the cheap aluminum pot that came with it. I have had that dutch oven totally full of lead Closer view, the rusty...
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    Yesterday, 06:53 PM
    D Crockett is one for sure. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/member.php?12975-D-Crockett
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    Yesterday, 06:48 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread H&R handi 44 mag. in Factory Rifles
    Lee makes a decent one. https://www.titanreloading.com/lee-precision-reloading-equipment/lee-molds/bullet-molds/44-special-44-mag-4440/lee-dc-mold-tl430-240swc- Or the 6 cavity version of it. I like the tumble lube design. Also works well with...
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    Yesterday, 06:41 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread been on a roll!! in Our Town
    I'm pulling for you. Don't know if I'm encouraged since you finally got some relief or scared witless that my one surgery was only a moderate success. Did cut down on the pain and I can do stuff like walk around a gun show for an hour or so...
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    Yesterday, 06:36 PM
    Pewter will be stamped Pewter or Zinn (tin in dutch or german) If it isn't stamped it isn't pewter. Pewtex is not pewter it is harder aluminum stuff. Pewter handles and any attachments will be soldered on, not screwed or riveted. Pewter is too...
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    Yesterday, 04:27 PM
    I use a marker but I have started stamping awhile ago, at least on the larger ingots, using a cheap stamp set from Harbor Freight. I try to keep up an inventory list of lead in an Excel spread sheet I maintain with Open Office Calc (free software). ...
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    Yesterday, 03:03 PM
    No 40-82 hiker I'm more of a fall back source if nothing else worked out, looks like OP has things lined up so he's good. Which means I'm good. Thoughtful of you to put that in there. I meant it to be a soft offer. I can, so I would but glad to...
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    Yesterday, 02:57 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Soft lead? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    X-ray lead shielding has a government standard so will always be very close to pure, if not pure lead. I believe it wasn't allowed to be from scrap since the "shielding" per inch was based on pure lead. You really don't want to melt scrap in...
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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    11-19-2017, 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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    11-19-2017, 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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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
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