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    Today, 04:02 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Sawdust in Casting Equipment
    I flux my pot when starting or adding, regardless of how clean my lead is. There has been times I didn't flux when adding a few ingots, but I guess those ingots weren't super clean as I started having inclusions.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 02:10 PM
    I have not had to deal with Dillon since Mike died but their CS was the best in the business at one time. Oh sure, there were others just as good. RCBS and Leopold come to mind. Maybe Dillon's deal does have something to do with Ebay sellers? But,...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 01:48 PM
    I have one set that I use with my 6.5-284 match rifle. They produce very straight ammo.
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    Today, 01:43 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Sawdust in Casting Equipment
    I was thinking about how long 2 barrels of sawdust would last me. But if it was free or very cheap and I had the space to store it I would stock up too. I use a hand full, about a coffee cup full, when I'm smelting. I'll flux up to 3 times,...
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    Today, 01:15 PM
    Yeah, it works very well. I'm on a couple of other sites that load slow, the screen jumps around some before it settles, newly opened pages don't open on the 1st thread. Stuff like that!
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    Today, 01:12 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Work in Our Chapel
    Looks like a good day at work to me!
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    Today, 12:20 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Stressing a bit. in Our Town
    So glad to hear that you are doing well. But, not only honor that 10# weight restriction but watch out about over extending and any quick bumb, step, jolt, ect. Walking is probable your best exercise to recover from back sugary with.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 12:11 PM
    I've never sifted for lead at our outdoor range. There was always enough exposed lead to just pick up. Especially after a series of rainy weather. Several 5 gallon buckets and a 2 wheel dolly are a big help. I have sifted the trap at the indoor...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 11:51 AM
    This is a pretty good place to start at. You might even be ok with less linotype. Lino is getting harder and harder to find. I would stretch it as far as possible.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 11:45 AM
    lightman replied to a thread pewter find in Lead and Lead Alloys
    You got the right to brag. That was a heck of a score! I missed 2 estate sales here just recently that I wanted to attend. They were both for well off people and I heard that things went pretty high. Good for the families but not so good for a...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 11:41 AM
    It was an interesting formula but I found the guy hard to understand. Between the accent and the echo my old ears had some trouble.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 11:26 AM
    Soft lead or even wheel weights sell here in the swapping and selling section usually for $1 a pound. Linotype usually goes for more, around $2 a pound. Plus shipping. This is in ingot form. I would try to buy unmelted scrap for less than that. I...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 11:11 AM
    Thats a harder alloy than I usually cast with but a higher pot temp might help. You said you used the same mold recently but was it clean and oil free? Low temps or contaminated mold are the only things that come to mind. And occasionally you...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 10:23 AM
    What a deal! Nothing like being in the right place at the right time. Most of the sales around here are most household fixins and clothing.
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    Today, 10:16 AM
    Thanks for posting. You certainly deserve to be recognized for your thoughtfulness and I'm glad that you were able to read these comments. We're glad our "Buddy" is home and I know that you have to be too! What surprises me is that more guys have...
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    Today, 10:05 AM
    Sadly, so many of the ones that I would have enjoyed meeting have passed away. A few that come to mind are; President Trump Clint Eastwood Tom Selleck any of the members of the group Alabama any of the group The Oakridge Boys Alan Jackson...
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    Today, 09:48 AM
    It sounds like you live in a wonderful place. That would be so cool! But, wildlife can be problematic at times. Bears especially can be a nuisance. They tear up our feeders and eat the treated wood on our deer stands.
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    Today, 09:40 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Cabelas' BS in Our Town
    I guess that would not bother me much. I hardly ever buy factory ammo and then its usually 22 rimfire. I occasionally get carded when we go to a bar or brewery for drinks. I just laugh and show them my DL. I'm 62 and my beard and mustache are gray!...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 09:18 AM
    The 9mm mold is yours, abunaitoo. Responding with a PM. Thanks
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    Still looking for this mold.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:04 PM
    I'm sorry to have not seen this until now. I do still have the RCBS 44-245. I would take $50 shipped. Thanks
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    Yesterday, 07:06 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Another new caster in Cast Boolits
    You're off to a good start. Thats a good looking boolit!
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    Yesterday, 07:01 PM
    Great News!
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    Yesterday, 06:02 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Lost my little buddy in Our Town
    Sorry for your loss. Its hurts to loose a pet.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    Welcome Home! Hope you enjoy your new toys and of course time with that fantastic Wife! Thats a nice stack of ingots, you didn't wast any time getting busy after returning home! Glad you're back!
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:52 PM
    Nice! Very Nice! And yeah, the smile says it all.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    10-12-2019, 09:04 PM
    Sounds like a real pleasant time. Pretty decent pistol shooting. I can hit a 6" plate at 50 with a capable handgun and load. Folks that that caint shoot a handgun hardly believe it. At one time I could hit a coke can at 50 with the single six. ...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    10-12-2019, 06:32 PM
    My experience is that aluminum Lee moulds need to be run a little hotter to keep good fillout. I've cast with an accurate aluminum mould and I felt it didn't need as much heat to stay up to temperature.
    9 replies | 236 view(s)
  • lightman's Avatar
    10-12-2019, 06:48 AM
    lightman replied to a thread PID from OBIII in Casting Equipment
    I have one of his units and I bought an extra probe. I can get the info off of the package for you if it would help. Let me know!
    7 replies | 372 view(s)
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    10-12-2019, 06:43 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Cleaning up lead in Cast Boolits
    I got a coating of gunk in a Dutch Oven that I use for melting small batches of scrap. This was from a mix of rosin and acid core solder. After it cooled I scrapped it with a screwdriver and then got after it with a wire brush powered by a drill....
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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