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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 12:19 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Tin in Lead and Lead Alloys
    The yards around here won't sell to the public either. My main source of Tin is from solder. Pewter is hard to find here. Its hurts to see bins full of stuff that you can't get don't it?
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    Today, 11:45 AM
    Like I said back in post #10, its gotten to be a game between me and a few friends. Last week we picked up a total of 53 lead weights and 1 lead anchor. The concrete type anchor that is. There were 2 Zinc weights and maybe 5 steel weights. Its...
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    Today, 07:47 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Shooting Range Closed in Our Town
    Its always sad to hear about a range closing. Anytime I go to a remotely located range I keep a loaded handgun on me and I try really hard to have a buddy or two there.
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    Yesterday, 09:39 PM
    When I use a vernier caliper the first thing I do is close it over the button area of my shirt and clean the lower jaws. This almost always result in it returning to zero. You'd be surprised how much contamination you can pick up out of the air....
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    Yesterday, 08:54 PM
    kywoodwrkr replied to a thread 30 WCF Die in Reloading Equipment
    You might find this link useful. Lot of other 'things' as well. Thanks.
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    Yesterday, 07:06 PM
    Sunday Bump
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    Yesterday, 07:06 PM
    Sunday Bump
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:59 PM
    I'm well beyond having "enough" but I still enjoy a good score. The thrill of the chase, or something like that! Me and a buddy probably picked up 50 weights of various sizes off of street corners last week while just knocking around.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:54 PM
    Same thing here. Our temps are probably like they are where you're at. I've collected enough weights since last winter for a smelting session and a buddy has a large pile of pole top and crossarm pins piled up in my shop waiting to be melted. I've...
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    Yesterday, 02:32 PM
    Being able to handle them quicker would be the only advantage that I can think of. Personally I prefer to leave water out of my casting/smelting routine.
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    Yesterday, 02:27 PM
    You can test the questionable weights by trying to cut them with a pair of side cutters. Lead will cut easily while Zinc will be very difficult to cut. I use a pair of cutters called Dykes, used by electricians. Tel-Tru is a good thermometer for...
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    09-14-2019, 11:01 PM
    Don't forget about RCBS customer service. When I got my scale I sent it to RCBS for inspection. So if you get a deal on a used RCBS scale that's damaged or missing parts it might still be a great deal.
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    09-14-2019, 03:25 PM
    The lee perfect powder measure does well for me. I use an RCBS 505 that I got used. I think that's a good way to go. I agree, A set of Lee dippers will get you going well enough. I still use them.
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    09-14-2019, 12:21 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Cleaning jacketed bullets. in Our Town
    Thanks for the suggestions. Some of them are rifle hollow points. I thought of tumbling them, but I'm afraid grit will get clogged in the hp cavity if I tumble them in media.
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    09-14-2019, 02:04 AM
    I have several hundred jacketed bullets that are older and have some very mild corrosion on them. They are starting to get darker, the lead tips are starting to turn white, and they don't feel slick anymore. I don't want to load and shoot them...
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    09-13-2019, 03:04 PM
    PM inbound. Thanks.
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    09-13-2019, 10:44 AM
    Thought my 9mm/380 expander was history so bought another. Between ordering and receiving found original one in box of misc dies. Would like to trade new 9mm for a 32 ACP(not 32 S&W) or 9mm Makarov expander. If match up is done, each person will...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 09:42 AM
    lightman replied to a thread 197lbs score in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Thats the way you do it. Be forever vigilant. And networking. Get you Friends, Family, co-workers looking for you too!
    13 replies | 507 view(s)
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    09-13-2019, 09:35 AM
    I still sort by hand and probably always will. My pot/burner set-up will easily melt Zinc if the weights are in the bottom of the pot. But, everyone has a method that works for them and thats just mine. I've also sorted enough weights that I just...
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    09-13-2019, 09:26 AM
    Nice Score! And a good price too!
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    09-13-2019, 09:21 AM
    A hot plate should melt smaller amounts of lead but there are better methods. Like Kevin C said, I've accidentally melted ingots while pre-heating them for casting. But, you are going to be restricted by weight limits. If finances allow, I...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 09:12 AM
    I miss "Drill Spot" and those prices. But, the last time I ordered from them I messed up my order (duh) and they sent two bags of media, and I just kept the second one. So, I'm good for a while.
    65 replies | 1742 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