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    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    12 lbs. of near Linotype alloy. Had some spacers in it that I'm guessing were fairly high tin/lead alloy. BNE tested it at: Sb 10.4% Sn 5.1% Pb 84.5% Linotype would be 12/4/84 So the tin part bumped up which drove down the percentage...
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    Yesterday, 10:20 PM
    Cast a couple dozen Lee .562 round ball to see if they were a snug but not overly tight fit in 20 gauge with a wad. Now going out to do a couple hundred because they fit very well.
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    04-20-2018, 10:56 PM
    The concept that you can't take an alloy back apart certainly has merit as a consideration. I keep the majority of my components separate but.... When I make Lyman #2 I'll end up having it gunned a couple of times to adjust the alloy until it is on...
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    04-20-2018, 06:21 PM
    Just as everyone knows the silver content of a 1969 Kennedy 1/2 dollar everyone knows the alloy content of lines of type form of lead. It may be a bit lower on the Sn and Sb than the posted values of 4/12 but not by too much or they wouldn't be...
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    04-20-2018, 06:03 PM
    I'm thinking hang it above pot and hit it with one of those 50,000 BTU torch wands from Harbor Freight so that it drips and flows right down into the casting pot, arriving pre-warmed and everything. Then take the torch out and kill weeds in the...
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    04-20-2018, 05:58 PM
    you can either try to work your way up the chain by asking the trucker who hauls it where it goes and who it gets delivered to and so on until you get to someone that can make a deal OR you can find someone near the bottom that has the pull to just...
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    04-20-2018, 05:47 PM
    Me I thought it was mosquitos when I saw the title. But my wife puts the humming bird feeder up. We like to sit on porch and watch them zip around, they get pretty rowdy trying to drive each other off.
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    04-20-2018, 03:33 PM
    And it is almost the weekend. Great time to buy that .308 sorted clean brass. Bump.
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    04-20-2018, 12:06 AM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Herters beam scale in Pay It Forward
    I've decided to put up some premium alloy but have to get some in a box, weigh it then post it here.
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    04-20-2018, 12:00 AM
    Ding! Ding! Ding! and we have a winner. The .562 ball goes through about like loading a muzzle loader +/- a bit. As soon as I get a chance to mark a dowel as a depth gage to leave enough hull for crimping I'll be loading a couple of them to test....
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    04-19-2018, 06:51 PM
    I use file handles, they are about like the wood handle on a mold. Some the ferrule tightens to squeeze down on the tang. My biggest problem is storing files so they don't get banged together. I put them on a piece of cardboard but every so often...
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    04-19-2018, 06:06 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread My USPS story. in Our Town
    I had one single clerk in a fairly large post office who really didn't like my boxes of lead. One time she wouldn't take a SFRB because "it had tape all over it". What it had was fiber tape on all folds/corners, and over the label it had clear...
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    04-19-2018, 11:03 AM
    If you don't find an available .30 round ball mold check out track of the wolf. They have a 6 cavity .310 round ball Lee mold for a decent price. I picked up one because two pours to do a load seemed better than six pours with a double cavity. ...
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    04-19-2018, 09:42 AM
    My Lee .562 RB mold is due here Friday. I'm going to want to make at least a few right away to check actual fit. Now where is that fingers crossed smiley? YIPPEEE! It came a day early. :-) At least according to the USPS tracking system.
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    04-19-2018, 07:49 AM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Herters beam scale in Pay It Forward
    Wow! Yes! I needed a scale to set up one of the kids for reloading! Will have to go dig out something good for the pay it forward.
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    04-19-2018, 07:42 AM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Computer texting???? in Our Town
    You have to have the phone number AND know what carrier that they get service from. Each carrier (Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, etc.) has their own gateway. You have to send the message to the-phone-number@their-carrier-gateway. That link I posted...
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    04-18-2018, 07:02 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Computer texting???? in Our Town
    yes you can. I don't do it so I can't say how well it works but here is some information. More detail on using the message gateway. SMS is the text message protocol...
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    04-18-2018, 06:02 PM
    Those utility dies for de-priming or Lee trim dies would certainly be a good use for that tray. Also the Lee universal flaring dies. Or the Lyman cut off die for turning 30-06 into 8mm mauser. Come to think of it I DO have a lot of dies that are...
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    04-18-2018, 05:57 PM
    Still I think a 255 grain pill in RFN configuration delivered BMC will pretty much end that persons participation in a robbery. If the perps are persistent enough to not leave dragging the first wounded/dying one with them I would be somewhat...
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    04-18-2018, 02:18 PM
    Bump. Two bags all same headstamp left.
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    04-17-2018, 11:36 PM
    I read all about pan lubing, and then decided I really liked tumble lubing and shake and bake powder coating. :-) The first takes a squirt of alox based lube in a big zip lock bag, tumble and dump on tray. The powder coat is a bit more work but...
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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