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    08-14-2014, 11:28 PM
    OK, you may want to do a little research reading here on the differences in linotype, monotype, and foundry type. There are very different element ratios in each. For instance, a pound of monotype contains much higher ratios of the valuable tin and...
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    08-14-2014, 11:04 PM
    If it is linotype (with no monotype mixed in), a good alloy that mimics wheel weights is 70% pure lead to 30% linotype. Is this stuff in ingots or letter form?
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    08-09-2014, 10:58 PM
    For anyone that has had problems with crimp creep......check your die expander plug. It should be .448".
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    08-08-2014, 11:41 AM
    My Dad was a Harley guy, and got me interested in motorcycles at a very young age. I bought my first bike at the age of 15 and rode it as my only form of transportation for a long time. Since then, I've owned about 15 different models, but never a...
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    08-07-2014, 11:14 PM
    Some advice from a fellow lefty and .454 shooter.......take off your watch when shooting. I've lost two of them when the little pins that hold the watch band on the watch itself "disengaged".
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    08-07-2014, 11:06 PM
    454PB replied to a thread What went wrong? in Cast Boolits
    Sounds like the boolits where too hot from the mould. I've seen the same result with traditional casting (no water drop) many times. Either reduce alloy temperature, mould temperature, or both.
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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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