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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:47 PM
    Rcmaveric replied to a thread Another new caster in Cast Boolits
    Welcome to the craft. Lol more competition for lead. Dont get to caught up in perfect bullets. As long as the bases and bands are good the bullets are good enough for plinking. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    Thanks everyone. I will let the wife know. Lol she had all that lead for a month and that ingot mold came in the a week after i left. I spent the last six months reading and taking a notes. I got some sperimenting to do. Sent from my SM-G950U...
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    Yesterday, 01:08 PM
    I have been using the mixing cross for a couple years now. It works. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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  • white eagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:17 AM
    had our first snow yesterday no stick but a sign of things to come need to get ready for hunting and winterize all the summer toys might be to late to cast but with a month or so I think I may cut under the wire[smilie=b:
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  • white eagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:14 AM
    white eagle replied to a thread Doe today in Hunting with CB's
    no shame in filling the freezer and providing for the family no matter how it's done,good job as for cast I had a sweet shooting load for my 358 win always shot real good this year it's all over the place so I ditched it and went like you to...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:45 AM
    Actually Harbor Freight sells a whole kit of O rings for a quite reasonable price. I recently bought it as I was tired of rubber bands on my various tv remotes breaking. The rubber bands keep them from falling on the floor daily where they are...
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    Yesterday, 08:34 AM
    I grew up in a very rural part of northern Minnesota, never saw a vulture until about 5 years ago. They like to roost in the big elm tree's right here in the middle of Fargo. I have picked up several big feathers from when they molt less than 3...
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  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:02 AM
    DukeInFlorida replied to a thread Sawdust in Casting Equipment
    Why waste such an important mineral? Choose your raw material carefully. Plumbers lead, roofers lead = dead soft is a perfect imgredient for black powder projectiles Berm lead (recovered bullets, usually a mix of cast and jacketed) = great...
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    10-12-2019, 11:44 PM
    Awe the circle of life. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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  • Iron Whittler's Avatar
    10-12-2019, 09:15 PM
    I'll take the n.o.e. mold for 50.00, the 25-20 Meister bullets for 30.00 shipped and the weaver bases for 12.00 shipped. PM to follow. :Fire:
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    10-12-2019, 06:25 PM
    Home from over seas safely. Still gonna take some time to get settled in at home and at work. The wife welcomed me home with a few gifts i think all will like. From the lead she scored for me at .40 cents a pound. It came out to 550 lbs of CCOW...
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    10-12-2019, 05:59 PM
    Aluminum conducts heat pretty fast. So they will heat up and cool quickest. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    10-11-2019, 11:32 PM
    I am experimenting with zinc and coppersulfate my self. I am too cheap to order anything from roto metals unfortunately. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    10-11-2019, 10:09 PM
    The shot also has arsenic in it and a decent amount of antimony. You have quite the selection and you can easily make up what ever you needed. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    10-11-2019, 09:22 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Prayer Request in Our Chapel
    God Bless you Richard, and may his peace rain down upon you. Getting old is hard, and I'm only 67. Still lucky in that I can still cast, load and shoot. Just not doing it as often or for as long. Still getting old is not for wussies, there is...
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    10-11-2019, 08:57 PM
    My normal mix is roughly 50% COWW and 50% either soft lead or range scrap with 1% tin or pewter added for fill out. But it does depend somewhat on how hard your pushing them.
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    10-11-2019, 07:25 PM
    white eagle replied to a thread 45/70 kill in Hunting with CB's
    excellent keep after em'
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  • Iron Whittler's Avatar
    10-11-2019, 04:10 PM
    I'll take them. PM to follow. :Fire:
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    10-11-2019, 03:18 PM
    white eagle replied to a thread Cabelas' BS in Our Town
    07/04/1776 been asked many times I always say how kind they are for asking for my I.D.
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  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    10-11-2019, 02:27 PM
    DukeInFlorida replied to a thread Sawdust in Casting Equipment
    So, if I may........ Here are the physics and mechanics for using sawdust and other products when melting down raw lead materials. 1) Raw lead melts at about 700 degrees or so. It varies with other alloyed metals in the mix. So, tin and...
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  • white eagle's Avatar
    10-11-2019, 11:12 AM
    nice shot good one
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  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    10-11-2019, 10:58 AM
    Yay, I got my DHL notice. Mold will be here tomorrow. Thanks, Miha. It's beautiful thing. My set is complete again (38 cal, 44 cal, and 45 cal) I wonder if we all need a 500 mag sized hbwc?
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    10-11-2019, 09:03 AM
    A not as position sensitive in light loads. IE 6.5 grains of Red Dot, and you don't need a filler. Drop below starting loads on slow rifle powder ie 4895 and you will. B Thrifty, you can do essentially the same thing with 1/4 to 1/5 the amount of...
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    10-10-2019, 08:44 PM
    I have A .444marlin in a single shot handi rifle. I started at 13 grains of Red Dot which was was ok. But after 10-12 shors I could feel a flinch coming on and quit. So I did some research for .44mag loads using lighter cast, 200 and 220 gr, 6.5...
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    10-10-2019, 08:43 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Prayer needed in Our Chapel
    Brother Boaz sometimes death is a gift. An end to pain and confusion. I did not cry for the death of either of my parents. I had said my goodbyes years before. Dad was almost 100% blind from Macular degeneration and Glaucoma. He was very...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    10-09-2019, 09:29 PM
    One of my more favored memories is of a morning spent grouse hunting. Started off on sharptails and moved on to ruffed. About 11 am we moved up into a "Pine island". The guys wanted to keep hunting, but we were limited out. So I said lets do it...
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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