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    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    bbogue1 replied to a thread been on a roll!! in Our Town
    My brother had a narrowing of the spinal column near the tailbone. I do too. He had an orthopedic surgeon operate and could barely walk for a year. Then a Neosurgeon operated, cleaned up the mess inside and put him back together. Like you for...
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    Yesterday, 10:24 PM
    I put a box under my table saw and collect the sawdust. Mostly pine, some fir. When I smelt as soon as I start to see melt in the bottom of the pot. I sprinkle a generous handful over the soon to be melted lead. I begin stirring it in deep...
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    Yesterday, 08:02 AM
    I am in, I pick number 4
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    11-21-2017, 08:47 PM
    I'm getting Please update your account to enable 3rd party hosting Must be me because I can't see the photos. I'll check.
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    11-19-2017, 01:00 AM
    Your PC process is Very close to what I do. PCing has had no obvious effect on load. I preheat up to 20 seconds, Cool Whip swirl, dump out onto a screen and sort loose powder from bullets, gently tap the botom of the screen then tip the screen so...
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    11-19-2017, 12:42 AM
    I have a very well used Hamilto Beach convection oven that I took the outside off and bent the temp switch so the contacts never came apart. That way left uncontrolled the oven would continually heat. I have a $12 PID I plug the oven into and let...
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    11-19-2017, 12:29 AM
    Throw some sawdust in with them as flux. It will attract the impurities. Stir your pot well. Remove the burnt sawdust and burnt PC then add more sawdust to keep down the oxidation. I do remelt bad PC always so I can reuse the lead.
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    11-18-2017, 12:42 PM
    I have been diligently learning to reload. It seems when you're retired on a limited income craftiness is paramount since there is very little extra money to afford to properly assemble the necessary equipment. I believe that with some assistance...
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    11-16-2017, 11:18 PM
    PM on it's way
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    11-10-2017, 08:36 AM
    bbogue1 replied to a thread Blazer 9mm in Our Town
    Shipping to Hawaii. Remember their motto? If it fits - it ships anywhere the USPS delivers. If you get mail from the continental US at your house or PO box you'll get FRB's also. Go to ...
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    11-10-2017, 12:11 AM
    Freightman PM'd me, so, he gets them.
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    11-09-2017, 10:33 PM
    I bought some PC from a PC company that purchased way too much for a project 3-4 years ago. They gave me a good price and I bought a pound. I asked how they had stored it and they said keep as much air away from the powder, store it in the house...
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    11-09-2017, 10:16 PM
    Adam_mac84 what does your 9mm barrel slug at and what is the diameter of your bullets you shot last weekend? I am having the same leading problem, however, I am looking to powder coating my remaining .356 bullets to make them bigger. My 9mm...
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    11-09-2017, 09:56 PM
    I was thinking of powdercoating some of the bullets I have that are lubed with wax to do a shoting test. I was thinking about solvents and did a bit of research to find that tolene and xylene are very close to carnuba wax which would make them the...
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    11-08-2017, 06:39 PM
    ChrisC did you ever get yours built?
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    11-08-2017, 06:17 PM
    PID's make casting so much easier, now if I'd just keep the 6 cav mold more level and figure out where the spout is for that first cavity pour. PID's are like cruise control. It takes care of a detail and you can concentrate on pouring.
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    11-08-2017, 06:08 PM
    I received the patches. There sure is a bunch in that box. Seems like I am always looking for some when I clean my guns. I've been reloading with Western 231 powder, which, I reciently found out is a pretty dirty powder. I bought some IMR 700X...
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    11-08-2017, 05:54 PM
    I received a labor of love. A small box of cleaning patches from brstevens. The shooting thing I am always scrounging for. I certainly thank you for them, brstevens. In return I am offering 50 HSM copper plated bullets. Each weighs 124 grains...
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    11-08-2017, 09:44 AM
    I found that while heating the oven I can use the heat during the preheat time to my advantage. When the oven is about 10 degrees above room temp I put the bullets in for 20-30 seconds and pull them out. I bare handed touch them and if they are...
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    11-07-2017, 05:47 PM
    I have a large bunch of lubed .356 diameter cast bullets that lead my 9mm barrel terribly. My barrel measures .356, so I would like to remove the lube and PC them to increase the diameter. Seems like a viable reason to remove the lube, clean the...
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    10-27-2017, 10:08 PM
    Is the Lymans gone to a new home?
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    10-26-2017, 08:30 AM
    bbogue1 replied to a thread Thank you george! in Helping Hands
    George did the same for me a while ago. Find a local mentor who can look over your shoulder and teach you personally. Ask so many questions on this forum to make your head swim. Watch a few Youtube videos, Johnnies Loading Bench and Fortune...
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    10-26-2017, 08:22 AM
    bbogue1 replied to a thread Apology in Helping Hands
    Life definately is not a smooth trail. I a so sorry you are coming out of a life changing eventEven though I am some distance away any way I can help?
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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