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  • Freightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:48 PM
    First rain since last September thank you God!!!!!!!!!
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    04-12-2018, 09:01 PM
    Freightman replied to a thread Gas-Oh-Leen in Our Town
    Sorry to learn the prices ours is up also paid $2.27 today
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  • Mitch's Avatar
    04-12-2018, 08:52 PM
    I just sent an order to LBT this week. some here may not remember or be old enough the days when your stuff did not come the next day or 2.Or haveing to fill out a orderform with a pen.this where Veral still is so we all wait and for good reason.Is...
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    04-12-2018, 01:34 AM
    Would work great for .358 jackets. For 30 cal would require a lot of effort to get down that small. Bt
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  • Mitch's Avatar
    04-11-2018, 11:05 PM
    Well now i guess it is all a ballpark figure in the end.Now the question was about the math.I have found the roto formula to be close enough for the purpose of casting boolits.If you all want to get into it deep have at it.
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  • Mitch's Avatar
    04-10-2018, 09:33 PM
    Basic Rules for Hardening Lead- For every 1% additional tin, Brinell hardness increases 0.3. For every 1% additional antimony, Brinell hardness increases 0.9. For a simple equation, Brinell = 8.60 + ( 0.29 * Tin ) + ( 0.92 * Antimony this...
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    04-10-2018, 08:53 PM
    Yes, pretty busy machine dies at the moment. But feel free to call and leave message, I'll get back as soon as I can. BT
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    04-09-2018, 06:21 PM
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  • Mitch's Avatar
    04-07-2018, 01:20 PM
    I would ask more questions.Did the guy selling them make the weights if so what did he are takeing some risk here of zinc the $1.25 is way to hi if you do not no what is is.Most of the pulling and race car guys dont pay any...
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    04-02-2018, 01:46 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread My Work Order List in BT Sniper
    Starting a run of new dies. A week long stretch or more of doing nothing but boring bullet cavities in dies. Will be making many different dies and calibers to include my BTsniper premium dies, BTSimple and a few new PBSniper dies. Brian
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    04-01-2018, 03:27 PM
    When you guys say "could not get to work" what do you mean? Not accurate? Did not cycle? Did not feed? seated too deep? etc....?
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    04-01-2018, 12:36 AM
    I have read the pistol length gas system is best to cycle the 300 blackout.
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    03-31-2018, 10:58 PM
    It's full 30 cal diameter at .308 but it has a longer 10s ogive nose to it. I'll have to look into 300 black out abilities. People are shooting 220 grain Sierra match kings right? This bullet is no longer then the 220 SMK. I'll have to do some more...
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    03-31-2018, 02:10 PM
    This project of PC and swaging cast boolits has always been in the back of my mind. Meatpuppet here has been showing me a lot of what is possible in my dies so I figured I better give it a try too :) A thank you to him for posting his results as it...
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    03-31-2018, 01:53 PM
    Lee 230 grain 30 cal, Smoke's blue, gas checked and swaged in simple 30 cal swage die! Before and after! Brian
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    03-31-2018, 01:49 PM
    A little something I have been working on :) Brought up the idea of swaging cast lead boolits for better accuracy many years ago. Always new it worked well as I would use the lead boolits to set up my swage dies and check for proper diameters,...
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  • Mitch's Avatar
    03-31-2018, 12:22 PM
    Mitch replied to a thread Score in Lead and Lead Alloys
    That is a nice find.That is one thing that has helped me find lead to.Ask or tell everyone you know you are looking for lead.Lead can come from places and people you never dreamed of.Now you need to get to work lol.
    8 replies | 459 view(s)
  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    03-29-2018, 11:15 AM
    Can be done with one simple die on any decent press. Just need the die and base punch. Only take one stroke of the press.
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  • Mitch's Avatar
    03-28-2018, 05:07 PM
    Great Find.+1 on cheching id your scrap yard will take the jackets.the 2 i deal with the most will not.still lookin for place that will.Happy smelting.nothing like to sound of the burner smelting all the great lead!!!!
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  • Mitch's Avatar
    03-27-2018, 05:30 PM
    I still find ww here but the % of good lead has gone down in the last 6 or 7 Years.I would say i use to get about 80% now arounf 60 to 75 % on the last bucket.I find alot more SOWW then i use to.I have always hit the scrap yards that will sell and...
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  • Mitch's Avatar
    03-24-2018, 10:53 PM
    Mitch replied to a thread scrap yard haul in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Oklahoma Rebel The pipe i have seen is anywhere for pure to close to close to it 2 batches i had tested by a member here were around .5% or less of both antimony and tin> so for most of boolt casting close enough.testing with my LBT hardness...
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    03-24-2018, 04:57 PM
    Freightman replied to a thread HARBOR FREiGHT in Our Town
    Been using the spotting scope for several years works fine. They have gone up as I paid $29.88
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  • Mitch's Avatar
    03-23-2018, 10:18 AM
    Mitch replied to a thread Scrap Yard Lead in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Yes scrap yards with no XRF.I dont know of one that has one in my area.This can be good and bad.Good when they get something with alot of SN and SB in it and they do not be better and seel it for the same price.bad for us being we dont know for sure...
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  • Mitch's Avatar
    03-22-2018, 06:53 PM
    Mitch replied to a thread Scrap Yard Lead in Lead and Lead Alloys
    myself i stay away from ingots made by somone els at the scrap yard you have no clue what they are made from.I keep more to things i know what they are.
    7 replies | 397 view(s)
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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