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    Yesterday, 10:54 PM
    Yes. I tried some unleaded gas in one at one point. I found out very quickly that the gasoline really needed to be filtered for any small particles before it could be used without problems. I ended up rebuilding a generator/needle valve unit because...
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    Yesterday, 03:43 PM
    I always wondered why they changed the label to dual fuel. It never appeared that the internals had changed. I found one of those lanterns you describe at a yard sale years ago. I doubt I still have it.
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    Yesterday, 02:53 PM
    I use a gallon sized bowl with about 4-5 inches of water to quench my boolits. The bowl sits on a stool to my left about the same height as my knees. I fill the mold, wait for the sprue to solidify, turn and open the mold into the bowl of water from...
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    01-26-2021, 08:29 PM
    I own an older NOE 358-135 rf mold that produces boolits much like the one you flattened. They perform great. Good feed and function. Great accuracy. I can even make them up as a hollow point if I wish albeit in a slightly lighter weight.
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    01-26-2021, 06:38 PM
    Here is a link to the Winchester manual mentioned by Wild Bill 7. http://castpics.net/dpl/index.php/reloaders-reference/powder-company-manuals/11-winchester-reloading-manuals/7-winchester-reloading-manuals
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    01-26-2021, 06:31 PM
    I recommend another boolit. That particular tumble lube boolit has a bad reputation for inaccuracy and leading in 9mm handguns. I believe it is because of the lack of larger driving bands to grip the rifling. Powder coating helps a little but not...
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    01-26-2021, 06:11 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Lee 125 in Cast Boolits
    I certainly understand about the weather. We just got several inches last night with more coming next week and more a couple of days later. Lots of things I would like to work on outside but the weather won't allow it. That and I'm too old to force...
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    01-26-2021, 05:49 PM
    I love the idea of being able to increase accuracy by such a simple thing as a clamp on or slide on weight or dampener. Unfortunately, the style of shooting I expect to participate in requires no modifications to the rifle specifically including...
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    01-26-2021, 02:03 PM
    Pour the lino into small ingots. When mixing with range scrap, all it takes to make a good hardenable alloy is no more than one pound to a 20lb pot of range scrap. By water quenching from the mold, a sweetened range scrap boolit will get up near...
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    01-26-2021, 05:36 AM
    I use range scrap for all my handgun casting. Clip on wheelweights will water harden quite nicely for rifle use.
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    01-25-2021, 10:42 PM
    Yes indeed. It makes me wish my eyes were able to properly use open sights. It wouldn't matter though. I still can't hold steady enough to shoot well regardless of how well I can see.
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    01-25-2021, 06:28 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Lee 125 in Cast Boolits
    That should be a good load for the 929. If you have a chronograph available, pleaserun it over that and report. I am curious to see what it does.
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    01-25-2021, 12:45 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Lee 125 in Cast Boolits
    The Hodgdon data site recommends 4.0 grains of Titegroup for a 125 grain boolit loaded to an OAL of 1.125 as a max loading.
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    01-25-2021, 11:57 AM
    1066--- Ah the joys of having a machine shop(and knowing how to use it). Very nice design and execution. I am envious. I am not allowed a moderator/silencer here in Illinois. Against the law and all that.
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    01-25-2021, 11:41 AM
    tazman replied to a thread Lee 125 in Cast Boolits
    The OP is loading for a S&W 929 which is an N frame 8 shot revolver. There is no magazine and no rifling in the cylinder throat to contend with. This revolver headspaces by using moon clips. There is no chamber headspace ring cut into the cylinder,...
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    01-25-2021, 12:45 AM
    My trick would not work for you then. On the eyes changing thing. I am finding that, as I get older, my eyes change faster than they used to. Instead of 5-10 years between needing glasses changed, it is now more like 12-24 months. I am in need of...
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    01-24-2021, 10:54 PM
    I can see how that sight setup would work well. Do you wear prescription glasses? If so, are you nearsighted or farsighted?
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    01-24-2021, 10:45 PM
    I use it in the fourth hole of my turret press. I like to seat and crimp in separate steps. I get more consistent seating depth and cleaner crimp this way. I do the same for all my handgun cartridges whether taper crimp or roll crimp.
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    01-24-2021, 10:38 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Plastic Boolitz in Cast Boolits
    I like the air pistol idea. You can get small steel bullet traps for fairly cheap that can be used indoors to stop pellets easily. I have one and use it with my pellet rifle to get trigger time when the weather prohibits travel to the range. I...
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    01-24-2021, 10:30 PM
    That's a very nice looking pistol. A little research told me it has an alloy frame similar to what the 22A uses. The only concern I have about that is longevity. I doubt a 22lr would put enough strain on the frame to wear it out quickly since the...
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    01-24-2021, 09:59 PM
    OS OK--- I really like the way you set up to measure the location of your weight. Good for consistency. I am looking forward to seeing your results. 303Guy. I have issues with my eyes when shooting with open sights due to vision problems and...
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    01-24-2021, 09:42 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Lee 125 in Cast Boolits
    I get excellent accuracy with my 929. Roughly the same as I get from my K38 Target masterpiece with wadcutters. Due to the way the chamber is cut in the cylinder, you can seat a boolit much longer than you can in a semi-auto pistol. I have loaded...
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    01-24-2021, 01:01 PM
    I am not sure it is the weight of the dampener as much as the material it is made out of. The rubber is supposed to soak up the vibration somewhat, not just weight the barrel. Those rubber rings do work well to dampen vibration in archery so they...
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    01-23-2021, 11:48 PM
    I am not a gunsmith or 1911 mechanic. I had the same problem with a secondhand 1911 I had purchased a while back. I took it to a gunsmith who was very good with the 1911 platform. It took him less than 10 minutes to fix the problem and he used the...
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    01-23-2021, 04:37 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Lee 125 in Cast Boolits
    May be correct for a powder coated boolit. The gun being a revolver, makes a difference. You can seat the boolit as long as the cylinder length depending on which revolver it is. Since the cartridge is loaded into a cylinder, there is no concern...
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    01-22-2021, 08:55 PM
    The only ammo on the shelf at the store where I recently purchased my Aguila match rifle was a couple of boxes of shotshell ammo for a 22lr.
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Long time hunter and fisherman. Recently re-entered reloading and casting for fun and experience after 15 years away.
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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