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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Today, 03:17 PM
    Yep, they work and fit interchangeably. I use a few in my 450.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 08:47 AM
    It sounds like you are off to a good start. From what you posted I would start with your wheel weights. They are known alloy and have been proven to work well. Read the stickies and learn to sort them. There will be some steel ones, zinc ones,...
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    Today, 08:25 AM
    I've melted a good bit of lead pipe and moisture was never a problem. I cut it up to fit in my pot and load the pot before I light the burner. Any moisture cooks off long before the lead melts. I've even done sink and bathroom traps this way. If I...
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    Today, 07:57 AM
    I was casting with a couple of buddies the other day and I looked over at them and commented that 30 years ago we should have bought a casting machine and each of us should have bought a set of molds. Both of them got a chuckle out of that but both...
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    Yesterday, 11:31 PM
    Thats a good score! If you go back for more you should take those guys some donuts or something. They might be working all over town!
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    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    Being from round these parts, Paradise played regularly on the radio. I know the words and am wanting to learn to play it. One of my favorite songs.
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    Yesterday, 03:04 PM
    closing this thread
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    Yesterday, 02:42 PM
    I think our biggest fear should be legislation. Maybe later on their ability to manufacture will be restricted due to "stay at home" orders or problems procuring raw material. But right now they should be getting rich! I think most of these...
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    Yesterday, 02:07 PM
    lightman replied to a thread First Try in Cast Boolits
    Those look good. Keep doing what you did to get them to come out like that. I agree with the others about smoking molds. I prefer to have nothing near the cavities in my molds. But, others swear by it.
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    Yesterday, 01:53 PM
    Still doing the same things. A little casting, a little loading, some chores mixed in, some cleaning and sorting. A couple of times a week the Wife and I will go for a ride and take my Mom. Pretty soon it will be warm enough that we can ride around...
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    04-06-2020, 10:21 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Electrician advice needed in Our Town
    Thanks for all the replies. I have the ability to wire in boxes and such. I just don't know about wire size and loads for a run like this. I had a former electrician acquaintance look at it once and give me a list of what was needed...
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    04-06-2020, 08:34 PM
    I wish he wouldn't have gotten himself banned, folks like him are the spice of a good forum.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    04-06-2020, 07:45 PM
    You will have to be the one to decide if its worth it. I would secure some lead and a few sources before I invested in a lot of equipment. You might buy enough to get started with while you are looking for a source. Some feel that its actually...
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    04-06-2020, 05:54 PM
    No, the spar t takes a different system where the primer feed attaches to the arm itself.
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    04-06-2020, 03:13 PM
    I see around 50-60% lead from a bucket. I am down to my last bucket so I'll be hunting more soon as the money loosens up a bit.
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    04-06-2020, 03:09 PM
    These are original spartan priming parts. They will clean up good. Only included is what's pictured. Whoever needs them just claim, send me a message with your shipping info, and they will come to your door.
    2 replies | 63 view(s)
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    04-06-2020, 02:36 PM
    Clip on weights are my favorite alloy to cast with. But both clip on and stick on weights are being made from other metals in addition to lead. Zinc, iron and a plastic composite material. There are also some weights that are painted or coated to...
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    04-06-2020, 11:51 AM
    Monday Bump. Make me some offers, you may get a bargain.
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    04-06-2020, 11:34 AM
    lightman replied to a thread 2020 Census in Our Town
    My Wife filled ours out the other day. I never looked at it and She didn't make any comments about it.
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    04-06-2020, 11:28 AM
    This is mostly good advice except for the suggestion for wire size. My calculations show that #10 is not big enough. I don't mean to argue or anything but I've done a lot of this type work. I am a retired Lineman and I was also a Licensed Master...
    65 replies | 1637 view(s)
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    04-05-2020, 07:54 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Tight gas check trick in Cast Boolits
    Thanks for sharing. I have some old ideal checks that are tighter. I've been thinking bout opening them up with a tapered punch because they shave lead when seated. I'm feard that bit of lead will cause leading or accuracy issues in the old...
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    04-05-2020, 03:43 PM
    I was questioning that $200 price tag myself. I'm guessing it was just a figure of speech. But you do have to buy the shell holder while Lee furnishes one.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    04-05-2020, 03:03 PM
    You probably could. I just use my fingertips to put just a little on the neck. Usually Imperial.
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    04-05-2020, 01:48 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread 2020 Census in Our Town
    I would have ignored it except for threat of strangers knocking at our door.
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    04-05-2020, 01:44 PM
    I make dummy cartridges to help setup of the seat crimp die. When I'm done loading and put the die back in the box, I put the dummy it's set for in the die, so next time I know what it's set for. I label my Lyman case trimmer what it's set...
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    04-05-2020, 11:40 AM
    Sunday Bump. This stuff need a new home. Make me some offers.
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    04-05-2020, 11:37 AM
    I wish! Its been years since any of the yards around here would sell to the public. Big corporations have bought all of the small mom and pop places or have put them out of business. They won't even let you walk around and look when you are there...
    7 replies | 261 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