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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Today, 05:59 PM
    Accurate 43-240A or AG for gas checked is worth a look. I had one but it cast large and I sold it. Cast beautifully though. Never ran it through a long gun.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Today, 05:54 PM
    My experiences are much the same as Charlie B. I have though had success using a RN top punch like the 374, highly polished, to self center on the lee 309-150-F and others for which I didn't have a correct punch. It rounds the meplat a bit but...
    6 replies | 147 view(s)
  • poppy42's Avatar
    Today, 04:10 PM
    Well Tazman, When you say old rifles I don’t know how old you mean. I for one would certainly take my Remington 700 that was manufactured back in the 80s over a new one! I guess it really depends on what rifle you’re talking about.
    12 replies | 152 view(s)
  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 12:45 PM
    Welcome Aboard! Thats a great first post! Thats a great score! I would keep going back until I had all of them. Lead weights are still out there but are getting harder to find. Impossible to find in some places. You owe your friend more than just...
    16 replies | 476 view(s)
  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 12:19 PM
    Well my Harvey tool arrived in the mail while I was at deer camp. I only got to play with it a little before my Wife confiscated it and wrapped it up to put it under the Christmas tree. It looks and feels like a well built quality tool. I ordered...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Today, 03:46 AM
    You aught to ask in the S&S section.
    5 replies | 174 view(s)
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    Today, 01:55 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread PIF 4lb Lee melter. in Pay It Forward
    I bought this unit new and used it a few years after my house burnt. Then I found a magnum melter real reasonable.
    5 replies | 101 view(s)
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    Today, 12:07 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread PIF 4lb Lee melter. in Pay It Forward
    You got it SamSackett!
    5 replies | 101 view(s)
  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:57 PM
    For the gas checks from pressman I'm offering a used Lee 4 pound melting pot. Please claim here and don't forget to post a PIF.
    5 replies | 101 view(s)
  • poppy42's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    poppy42 replied to a thread Thinning Alox in Boolit Lube !
    That would be Benís liquid lube. I think you got it confused with Edís red. What is the liquid lube the other is a bore cleaner and lubricant both of them are excellent by the way
    13 replies | 458 view(s)
  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:29 PM
    I think what makes a difference is with traditional lubed bullets there is a lot more lube. LLA itself is probably just as effective as say 50/50 but because it's a thin layer, it doesn't lube as well. My 44 SBH leads badly with LLA bullets but...
    4 replies | 100 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 09:28 PM
    poppy42 replied to a thread Thinning Alox in Boolit Lube !
    Look up the sticky for Ben’s liquid lube
    13 replies | 458 view(s)
  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:07 PM
    Thats a cool find! Especially since they belonged to your Grandfather.
    2 replies | 126 view(s)
  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:02 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Reaming VS Swaging in Cast Boolits
    I prefer to ream but with 6000 to do I would probably swage them. All crimps are not created equal and I don't feel like any one method works well on all of them.
    20 replies | 522 view(s)
  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:56 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Mark your ingots in Cast Boolits
    I agree. I have one that I used as a seat when I was working on the control panels on electric wells. It and a boat cushion was just about the right height to be comfortable.
    51 replies | 1429 view(s)
  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:55 AM
    I would cut them into a length that would fit a flat rate box. That way the buyer can tell that it was originally a linotype bar. Most any type of saw with a course blade will cut them. Catch and save the chips too! By the way, nice score!
    21 replies | 394 view(s)
  • Bazoo's Avatar
    11-26-2020, 07:37 PM
    I don't spill lube on my bench or floor or have lube build up in my dies either when using bullets that have been run through the lubesizer.
    160 replies | 3576 view(s)
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    11-26-2020, 07:16 PM
    It looks like oil contamination to me. Personally, what I do, is after the mould is up to nearly temperature but not quite all the way, I fill the cavities with lighter fluid. It won't burst into flames but do be careful. Fill the cavity full...
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    11-26-2020, 04:10 PM
    The bullets were lee 309-150-F. Far as I know that's not considered a bore riding bullet. I was sent the mould that the bullets in question came from, and lubed with grease they load and shoot fine. Best I've gotten with that rifle...
    160 replies | 3576 view(s)
  • lightman's Avatar
    11-26-2020, 03:50 PM
    About any method you choose is going to be labor intensive. I just put it in my smelting pot, as is, and let it melt. I will light the smoke, if possible, which cuts down on the smoke. About like the adhesive on stick-on wheelweights. Good...
    16 replies | 481 view(s)
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    11-26-2020, 03:43 PM
    Folks talk about lube being messy. Well with my 450, it ain't messy. Pan lubing wasn't too bad either really. I can foresee spilling PC and bbs all over the porch however.
    160 replies | 3576 view(s)
  • lightman's Avatar
    11-26-2020, 03:42 PM
    lightman replied to a thread pure lead? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Like the others have said, roof jacks, sheet lead and most pipe are nearly pure except for the soldered seams. Cable sheathing is soft lead but it most likely runs to about 98.5% pure. It also has soldered seams in places. Stick-on wheel weights are...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    11-26-2020, 03:34 PM
    I save up my scrounged lead all year long and have a big smelt sometime between January and March, after hunting season closes. I also do most of my casting between January and May, before it gets hot. Here in Arkansas it doesn't get as hot as...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    11-26-2020, 03:22 PM
    Thats a very interesting piece. Type metals and letters are getting more and more scarce all of the time.
    6 replies | 442 view(s)
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    11-26-2020, 03:11 PM
    Personally I would take a wire brush in an electric drill and remove that stuff. I would exercise some caution such as wearing a face mask and maybe using a fan and staying up wind of it. Or maybe wetting it down and working on it by hand with a...
    14 replies | 879 view(s)
  • Bazoo's Avatar
    11-26-2020, 02:19 PM
    45/45/10 is LLA and paste wax and mineral spirits tumble lube. I have tried PC'ed bullets in my 30-30. I got plastic fouling and it was harder to remove than lead fouling but not as bad as copper. I only shot like 20 shots. The bullets...
    160 replies | 3576 view(s)
  • lightman's Avatar
    11-26-2020, 01:01 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Mark your ingots in Cast Boolits
    I agree, permanently mark your ingots and leave a ledger with what the markings are. I wish all of mine were marked. Unfortantly most of mine are not marked and there are enough of them that the task would take forever. I save up my scrounged...
    51 replies | 1429 view(s)
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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