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    Yesterday, 01:28 AM
    Good move you will get a very professional PID that works with a thermocouple that also works.
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    10-15-2018, 09:03 PM
    I fully melted about 10 pounds of alloy, waited 15 - 20 minutes and tested the new spout. Wow poured like new. Unplugged the melter and let the alloy solidify. Heated it up again and set it at 7. When it clicked off reaching temp, I did some...
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    10-15-2018, 10:40 AM
    I have heard of this method. Quarters of the paint stick the long way so they are long and thin right? Thanks, I like being able to scrape all around the spout control rod. Where do you get your paint sticks? While I had the pot apart I...
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    10-14-2018, 09:50 PM
    Found the reason my spout was so cold. Heated up a full pot of lead to 750 F and waited half an hour. Using my digital thermometer I found the alloy was 750 while my spout was 522-515F. I measured the bottom of the pot and it was 700 F. there was...
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    10-11-2018, 06:50 AM
    yup, seems that way, dang persnickety pot. I have cast thousands of pills with this pot and now it is giving me trouble. More heat is the answer. I used to run the pot on 4-5, but now I need to move to 6-7 for the stream to flow correctly. Used to...
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    10-08-2018, 09:20 PM
    If you have a few remaining I would love a box. I am primarily an American Handgunner, and Hangunner fan, however, I enjoy all aspects of the hobby especially the history. If those are already spoken for or none are left I won't even complain. I...
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    10-08-2018, 09:18 AM
    Thanks for the photo triggerhappy and the help everyone. I smelt the dirty COWW in a different melter usually wood fluxing twice. In my casting Lee 4-20 I have spread a bit of wood over the top to prevent oxidation. I did empty the pot, scrub it...
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    10-03-2018, 07:56 AM
    Got a problem I need your help with. I have a Lee Pro 4-20 bottom pour pot. When it works it works great. I smelt ingots and wheel weights in a Lyman Big Dipper. I do not mix COWW and SOWW. I assume the ingots from others are marked correctly....
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    09-30-2018, 07:03 AM
    bbogue1 replied to a thread Oil and gas help in Helping Hands
    You need a good contract lawyer. Can you show you have been getting free gas for any great length of time? Those documents or lack of will be the crux of the argument. A good lawyer will know what rights you have and quite possibly a work around....
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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