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    02-23-2018, 09:23 AM
    bbogue1 replied to a thread Re: a great day in Our Chapel
    Teachers are very special people. Teachers who teach difficult subjects are real jewels. I am so very sorry for your loss. God, be with GW during this time of need. Please press close and give him assurance and peace throughout the days ahead....
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    02-22-2018, 08:39 AM
    bbogue1 replied to a thread PID Pictures in Casting Equipment
    Looking for an enclosure I came across a kids lunch box. I wanted two PIDs in one box. One would control the mold hotplate and other would control the bottom pour pot. Works great. Both RexC100's. In the picture I was still testing them and had...
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    02-22-2018, 08:16 AM
    I realize the name or brand is a Warren-Pondsness 800B, but, What is it? It looks like an early turret for shotguns.
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    02-21-2018, 01:22 AM
    Thanks for posting this. I use a 45 and was unaware of the pressure screw issue. I installed a heater because I was afraid to torque the screw in cold lube. Now my problem is I forget to unplug it once it is warm and my lube gets too hot and...
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    02-20-2018, 10:02 AM
    I keep a couple of used circular saw blades to spread out the heat. I do like the thermocouple screwed into the heat diffuser. When you're preheating ingots do they significantly reduce the work the pot has to do to get the alloy up to temp so...
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    02-19-2018, 01:38 AM
    Fun, Congrats to the winners. I missed it by 194. so close and yet so far. Great contest, thanks.
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    02-17-2018, 08:09 AM
    I am missing out here. I can cast but have no book to "teach" me the nuances and no reference to look up the mold I am reading about. I am selling some things to buy Lymans latest, but, this would be better, judging from the comments. I'll raise...
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    02-15-2018, 06:45 PM
    bbogue1 replied to a thread Powder Coat to PIF in Pay It Forward
    You got it Bruce, Now you have to PIF something. It is always fun to see what is PIF'd.
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    02-15-2018, 10:12 AM
    I have 4 ounces of HF red to Pay Forward. Double bagged and ready to ship to the first person who says "I'll take it. " and sends me a PM.
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    02-14-2018, 07:08 PM
    Welcome to castboolits. Please ask questions. I've been the beneficiary of George and I am learning day by day. You're in the midst of some of the smartest people who know so much and, here's the best part -- they are willing to share correct and...
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    02-13-2018, 08:58 AM
    For a box I used an old metal lunch box and I've used a metal candy box. The box needs to be big enough to hold the PID 6X2X2 inches and the SSR 2X2 inches and enough room to get your hands in. Add room for the connection strip if you wish to use...
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    02-13-2018, 08:39 AM
    I bought some red glitzy wrapping paper at Dollar Tree. I plan on spray gluing it to cardboard then covering it with spray glue. The last layer will be plastic wrap over the spray glue then paint it black. Scribe the target on the black paint. Am...
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    02-13-2018, 08:14 AM
    I'll take it, PM on the way
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    02-13-2018, 12:04 AM
    Make a slug, slug your barrel and send the slug to Dardas Bullets who will mic them to four decimal places then recommend what size is best for your barrel, make your bullets +.001 to .002 larger than your barrel, PC them then size them to the size...
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    02-12-2018, 10:37 PM
    Sheesh I started reloading a little over a year ago, so, $41 per 1000 is the going rate including sales tax. Someday I'll probably be paying $141 and not think too much of it. (:veryconfu Hmmmm.. Could be as soon as a couple years after the next...
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    02-11-2018, 11:35 PM
    I use my PID for smelting,casting and PCing. Makes each process sooo much easier. If you decide to build your own and want to use a REXC100 I can give you the schematic, some photos of mine and a little advice, but, I cannot help after the sale...
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    02-11-2018, 09:51 PM
    For fun I asked My wife, Donna and she said "who cares"with a flip of her hand. After we talked she said it had to be alot. We talked and came up with the number 5460 total, so I am submitting 2730 as her number.
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    02-11-2018, 09:25 PM
    My best guess based on the possible volume and that some are one size and some are another is 2787
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    02-11-2018, 11:15 AM
    bbogue1 replied to a thread Remington Arms bankruptcy in Our Town
    Filing for bankruptcy generally means they plan to reorganize under the watchful eyes of the court. Their judge will seek the opinions of others before allowing changes. It all depends upon what the parent company will allow Remington to submit to...
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    02-10-2018, 04:39 PM
    Lawerance Berkley National Laboratory says at the temperature of solder melting (620-700 degrees) and with the boiling point of lead at 3,164 degrees the vaporization point is significantly higher. Simply avoiding the odor (ventilation - stay up...
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    02-09-2018, 03:19 PM
    Great answer. I'll have that bag o donuts on Monday morning when I go see him and we'll start with my offer of doubling the money to 10 cents.
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    02-09-2018, 11:33 AM
    Picked up a 5 gallon bucket at a car dealer yesterday. It was 3/4 full and weighed 81 pounds. After separating the junk I ended up with 24 pounds of COWW, 24 pounds of SOWW and 33 pounds of unusable zinc, steel, nails and screws. I still need to...
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    02-07-2018, 10:22 PM
    This has been so much more than I expected. Thanks all of you. I will start by loading some 160 gr SWC with 2.2 then up by .2 grams for a series of 4 different loads. I don't have Bullseye but the next powder on the relative burn chart is 700X, I...
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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