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    Today, 12:49 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Opinion Needed in Cast Boolits
    You should be able to size that much without issue. I've sized bullets of wheel weight alloy .004 before on my Lyman 450.
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    Yesterday, 10:11 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Target suggestions in Our Town
    I dont have any ranges to visit here, but thanks for the comment Wayne.
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    Yesterday, 07:14 PM
    I have often wondered about a1680 in both 44 mag and 30-30. I don't have any to use up but have seen it. Thanks for this thread and all the info. Bazoo
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    Yesterday, 06:49 AM
    I started thinning out my stuff a few years ago when I retired. I sold almost all of the electrical inventory out of my shop along with several tools. I cleaned out my closet and drawers and sold or gave away a bunch of knives and belt buckles. I...
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    06-14-2019, 03:50 PM
    Thanks for the reply Binky. Just a couple days ago I shot my first cast loads through it. I don't remember the charge but it was 3031 and a 31141. I made up 5, and figured I'd clean it real well first. To my surprise my bore is pitted. Lots...
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    06-13-2019, 10:54 PM
    The oxidation that's migrated to the jackets I would think should be removed but just on the tip won't hurt anything other than being ugly. I've used my oily gun cleaning toothbrush to remove oxidation from jacketed bullets hollow points and it...
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    06-13-2019, 03:52 AM
    Lees manual does not give data specific for their bullets. They do offer cast data, but it's acquired from the powder manufacturers, same as their jacketed data. The Lee manual is available free but I can't link it on the wife's phone.
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    06-13-2019, 03:46 AM
    Thanks for the comment bedbugbilly, and all. I need to get another copy of the Lyman 3rd, it was great. I do have it downloaded on the laptop but it ain't the same. The Lyman 47 and 48 handbooks are drilled to be put in a binder. I've...
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    06-11-2019, 10:40 AM
    lightman replied to a thread quiet rv generators in Our Town
    I'm not a generator expert but I've been around a lot of them. Hondas are quiet and usually easy to start. Most of the guys that I know that don't have a Honda want a Honda.
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    06-11-2019, 09:13 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Image Test in Testing Area
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    06-11-2019, 09:11 AM
    lightman started a thread Image Test in Testing Area
    Last years Sunflowers.
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    06-11-2019, 04:30 AM
    Congratulations on loading and shooting your first handloads! And good on you for involving your Family in your hobby.
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    06-10-2019, 10:44 PM
    I'm not using them wet, she uses them and let's them dry and I'm using them as normal patches. Thanks bedbugbilly.
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    06-10-2019, 10:41 PM
    I've read the Lee manual second edition. It doesn't list their lead bullets specifically because their data is just copied from various bullet and powder manufactures and not from their own. Cast data in rifles doesn't make much difference with...
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    06-10-2019, 10:31 PM
    The benefits of sizing first is you'll have little to no lube on the nose of the bullets. If you lube then size you'll have lube pushed on all the bullet noses and it'll have to be removed with a solvent soaked rag. You can use something for lube...
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    06-10-2019, 07:52 PM
    There's a swap box in the PIF section with a lee auto disc measure in it.
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    06-10-2019, 07:50 PM
    I'm sure Lyman takes note that those here suggest their manuals but not their new moulds. They probably figure if they can't sell moulds they aught to atleast sell a mess of handbooks.
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    06-10-2019, 03:30 AM
    Thank you Kevin.
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    06-09-2019, 09:53 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Hog hunting in Cast Boolits
    Good on you for being his mentor and friend.
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    06-09-2019, 09:35 PM
    Well my silicone oil finally gave out on the trigger/sear. I have now turned to graphite and it's the best so far. I removed the trigger and colored the trigger where the sear rubs, the sear knotch and the sear itself. Been dry fired a good 50...
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    06-09-2019, 09:20 PM
    The wife has gestational diabetes. Diabetes runs in her family so it might not go away. Well she uses CVS and gets cvs brand alcohol prep pads for her testing. I noticed they were just a little over 1" square but 1/16+ thick. Looks like a...
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    06-09-2019, 07:49 PM
    In your situation, to own a handgun that you can make ammo for, crazy expensive will be that price paid in sure. If I'm not mistaken, those of y'all that own them, can't carry or hunt with handguns. Will this change for a handgun like you are...
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    06-09-2019, 07:05 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Lacquer in Gunsmithing Tips & Tricks
    I use lacquer for furniture. What you say about ease of application vs results is why it's used in the furniture industry. The reason it's not widely used in firearms is because it won't hold up to any abuse. Expansion and contraction will cause...
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    06-09-2019, 06:42 PM
    44 Russian is sparsely available in the US, I suspect you'd be able to purchase a box somewhere in Canada. 44 Russian is from 1870 and is the parent of the 44 special in 1907. Well within your western timeframe.
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    06-09-2019, 01:01 PM
    lightman replied to a thread .22 caseless ammo in Vintage Ammo
    I would love to have those to add to my collection. If you find them please keep me in mind. As a rookie collector I occasionally ship or receive ammo. A while back I shipped some and went into a UPS store. The clerk at the counter was in the...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    06-09-2019, 11:24 AM
    Yes, that would work too. Maybe even a little less type.
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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
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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