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    Yesterday, 03:17 PM
    Dre_sa Welcome to CB. I'm PMing some information that will help you cast boolits
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    12-09-2018, 02:54 PM
    Loctite is a temporary solution, due to the heating and cooling cycles it doesn't hold very long. As previously said you have to be 100% sure you have the right tension before it sets up or :(:(:(
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    12-08-2018, 03:14 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread VS: Lead for sale in Swappin & Sellin
    1 ingot = 1 brick. they fill an SFRB so the answer would be 17 $32 for 25# range scrap shipped. my question is are they available now or is it preorder for the 18th--- most likely a typo
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    12-08-2018, 02:46 AM
    9MM has a tapered case. the biggest mistake people make is over crimping the case and downsizing the boolits. Don't crimp any hard than it takes to keep the boolit from moving when you push the cartridge against your bench. pull a crimped...
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    12-08-2018, 01:18 AM
    Put the pressure on E-bay Lee precision had nothing to do with this. They've ALWAYS been nice to me over the years. In the future, you'll find that item are usually cheaper on Amazon, they have free return shipping and better customer service.
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    12-07-2018, 07:19 PM
    Not long ago, I was riding with a friend who recently passed this world, and he commented, "Look at that rainbow! Have you ever seen colors that bright?" I'd been noticing it, too, and simply commented, "Yeah. It's a shame folks have gotten so in...
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    12-07-2018, 07:03 PM
    May her surgery go well and her life be blessed because of it. Amen.
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    12-07-2018, 07:01 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Praise to God in Our Chapel
    If any of us started listing all the things we have to be thankful for, we'd be here forever! Or at least for a lot of years! I am humbled every time I start to try to count my many, many, many blessings. I'll never be able to list or count them...
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    12-07-2018, 06:58 PM
    Every year, I see a little more emphasis on Santa rather than on the Baby Jesus, and this has been going on for many years now. How far will it go before the story of Jesus will be forgotten, or maybe forbidden to be broadcast? I don't know if...
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    12-07-2018, 06:41 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Amazing grace in Our Chapel
    Wow! Very moving. Loved the piano, but maybe it's my old Scots heritage, but the Pipes really make it pierce directly to the marrow of the bones! Lovely young lass playing it, too. Whatever cares I had before logging in here, are now gone. ...
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    12-07-2018, 05:02 PM
    I've heard of people drilling all the way through, taping both sides and using a longer screw. So far I haven't had to do that. I Always start filling the 6 cavity mold on the pivot end, I feel this will put less pressure on the screw by not...
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    12-07-2018, 03:39 AM
    Build a PID to control your casting pot, you'll kick yourself for not doing it sooner. I preheat my molds to apr 300, set my casting pot between 675 and 750 and like to run apr 2% tin for good fill out. this mold has a bevel base and curved...
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    12-06-2018, 08:40 PM
    Wear a pair of nylons under your socks(and thermals). Don't knock it until you've tried it.
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    12-06-2018, 05:56 PM
    The box full of older Lyman steel molds should already have set screws. Check this for your Lee molds ---
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    12-06-2018, 05:35 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread New to reloading in Testing Area
    joshst2010 - welcome to CB. If you decided to start casting to save money, forget it. You won't, you'll just shoot more. Pretty Powder Coated boolits (lead bullets), small comfortable to shoot guns like a 380 (also available in several...
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    12-06-2018, 05:13 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread wtb: RCBS Scale Pan in Swappin & Sellin
    I am happy with this one $7.39 Free Shipping for Prime Members
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    12-06-2018, 02:12 PM
    I read somewhere :killingpc that adding equal parts tin and antimony creates anew "matrix" which is harder than calculating adding tin and antimony individually. That's why they're several recipes with equal parts tin and antimony.
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    12-06-2018, 01:57 PM
    I use and love pine sawdust for fluxing, but, I have found that my fluxing is never complete unless I do at least 1 flux with wax. Wax gets/does something the pine sawdust alone doesn't do. I haven't seen much difference between paraffin and...
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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