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    Yesterday, 10:58 PM
    lightman replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Sounds like its coming together.
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    Yesterday, 03:46 PM
    Its certainly does! Its slow to get started sometimes but can continue on for years.
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    Yesterday, 03:43 PM
    I'll 2nd the permanent marking idea. I just started this and wish all of mine were stamped. Before my next big smelt I'm going to buy a couple of cheap sets of stamps and tack weld a couple together. WW, PB, ISO, LINO, ect.
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    Yesterday, 03:37 PM
    Even though I'm not hurting for lead I wouldn't scrap it. I would melt it, flux it, skim it, stir it, flux it, skim it ect several times. Then probably make ingots and slowly blend it in with something else. But I do understand the diminishing...
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    Yesterday, 03:07 PM
    To ladle or bottom pour is a personal choice. I started with a 10# Lyman pot, a Coleman Stove and a Lyman ladle. I moved up to a bottom pour pot and never looked back. Others like to ladle pour and would not consider a bottom pour pot. Good bullets...
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    Yesterday, 03:01 PM
    I usually seat the bullet where the case mouth is near the center of the crimp groove or just slightly deeper.
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    Yesterday, 02:48 PM
    I've never had a real visit from The Fairy (knock on wood) but I have had a hiss or two. But I did experience a Tsunami once when I was casting with a buddy and he turned the pot over! Don't ask!!! 10# of lead hit the ground and splashed up on both...
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    Yesterday, 02:22 PM
    Although that is a fairly small burn please with it closely. Don't mean to nag at ya, just am concerned for a Bro!
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    Yesterday, 02:17 PM
    Whenever I am introducing a ladle, spoon or dipper into molten lead I'll lay it across the pot and let the bowl float on the surface for a little while. Condensation can form on these tools but some things that stick to them can also absorb...
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    Yesterday, 01:30 PM
    Yesterday I did some more cleaning in the gun room. I just posted a bunch of stuff for sale in the S&S section. Rings, bases, parts and stuff that I found on shelves and in drawers. By the time this virus stuff winds I may be squared away! Today...
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    Yesterday, 01:08 PM
    Jon, most welders that I hooked up circuits for ask for a 50 or 60 amp circuit. That would require #6 copper wire. The welder won't pull near that except for a few seconds when you are striking an arc. So your 80amp panel is certainly adequate. The...
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    04-03-2020, 09:38 PM
    I've recently cleaned up the gun room and have some parts, rings and bases for sale. The first public "I'll take it" followed with a PM gets it. Prices do not include shipping but I will ship the cheapest way and combine shipping if multiple items...
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    04-03-2020, 07:56 PM
    Thats about the way we started. A 10# cast iron Lyman pot on a Coleman stove with 1 ingot mold and a soup ladle. Now I use a 400# capacity pot on a 500,000 BTU Jet burner with 8 ingot molds, a nice Rowell Ladle and a nice skimmer. I can process 400#...
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    04-03-2020, 07:34 PM
    Holy Smoke! 2 20mm ammo cans was enough to make me cross eyed!
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    04-03-2020, 07:31 PM
    Thats the way it was here. 3 days of fishing produced a nice mess of fish but it all happened in 30 minutes!
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    04-03-2020, 07:23 PM
    I have tumbled primed brass that was not loaded and I had a few misfires. I don't remember what grit corncob I was using but apparently some managed to work its way into the flash hole. I have also dry tumbled loaded ammo with no problems. No...
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    04-03-2020, 07:07 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Grass lion took a Robin. in Our Town
    I love my cat! But She lives in the house. 100% inside cat! Not out fertilizing the neighbors flower beds or eating song birds. I also love birds. I would be afraid to guess how much we spend feeding them. Sunflower seeds by the 50# sack. Sugar...
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    04-03-2020, 06:59 PM
    There are so many that just disappear and you wonder where they went. Its good, in a sad way, to just know. Kind of like having some closure. I read back on some of the older longer threads, like "do you have a lifetime supply", and wonder at the...
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    04-03-2020, 06:49 PM
    lightman replied to a thread New Round Here in Our Town
    About the same time that I finished typing this yesterday I called the local tire shop owner and ordered a set of tires (ouch) for my Wife's Expedition. This morning I got up early and drove to a nearby town to the nearest donut shop and bought...
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    04-02-2020, 07:47 PM
    lightman replied to a thread New Round Here in Our Town
    Welcome Aboard. It looks like you are off to a good start. Be sure to take care of those guys at the tire store. Something like a box of donuts early one morning or a 6 pack of beer late in the day, if they are drinkers. Maybe throw a little...
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    04-02-2020, 01:49 PM
    I only have 2 presses, a Rockchucker and a 550. They are mounted on opposite ends of my 9ft bench, leaving the middle open for scales, loading trays, powder measures, bullet sizers, ect. I have owned a few other presses but I just don't have the...
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    04-02-2020, 01:43 PM
    Sorry Bud! Life is tough! :drinks: At least I didn't influence you to buy a boat or airplane!
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    04-02-2020, 12:39 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Idaho shake in Our Town
    It's got to be a little scary when the ground under you feet starts to shake. I hope all of you guys in those areas are ok.
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    04-02-2020, 12:03 PM
    You always post a lot of interesting stuff. I broke or wore out several of those Lee hand primers. That old Ideal lube brings back memories!
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    04-01-2020, 06:21 PM
    I just don't know right now. The Lyman has mixed reviews. The ProMelt11 had so many problems that they too it off the market. You still see an original ProMelt for sale from time to time. Magma Engineering makes a nice pot. But its a 40# pot and...
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    04-01-2020, 06:13 PM
    Glad you were not injured more seriously. I'm another that does like you, melting lubed bullets. But I slip them in with a spoon and have a BBQ lighter ready in the other hand. Stay on top of those burns and watch for infections.
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    04-01-2020, 06:05 PM
    Today was nice here too, and tomorrow is forecast to be more of the same. Then the rain will be back for a few days. The Wife went for a short walk here in the neighborhood and sat in the driveway for a while. It needs to dry out here. The...
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    04-01-2020, 02:09 PM
    Just a thought. I think you mentioned being a Lineman in another post? May one of mine about pole top pins? If so, there has to be a piece of channel laying around from a regulator platform or a platform mounted transformer bank!!! Maybe a junk air...
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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