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  • RP's Avatar
    01-17-2018, 09:37 PM
    Well its already melted and hot adding some oil to flux is not a extra step if you got steel a magnet will pick that out with little effort. Price red brass scrap price and compare. For me it was well worth any extra trouble I made more money off...
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  • RP's Avatar
    01-17-2018, 08:50 PM
    The trick to getting the jackets clean is heat when you are smelting it try fluxing with some used motor oil and let it burn not smoke. This added heat will release the lead a little stirring is all that really needed if you want it to shine bright...
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  • RP's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 10:02 PM
    You can go wrong by not sizing those bullets get something to size them with Lee push threw I think would the be the cheapest way to go.
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    01-13-2018, 02:23 PM
    Progressivess are not for everybody, or eveything. If you can't bring yourself to prime on your progressive press then why bother with it at all? I also only load my mass quantities of handgun blasting ammo on my LNL. Any rifle ammo, hunting rounds,...
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  • RP's Avatar
    01-12-2018, 02:56 AM
    Well I was at Walmart the other day and looking around killing time while waiting on my wife to do the important shopping and found some trays in the grilling section. They are call grilling trays crazy right, They are trays for baking with the lips...
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  • RP's Avatar
    01-08-2018, 08:21 PM
    I use my lyman sizer and removed the center and the levers arm what ever you want to call them so the bullets fall out the bottom. I like the ideal of the lee push threw dies mainly because I want some of the punches for other projects lol.
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  • RP's Avatar
    01-08-2018, 08:19 PM
    I notice some odor with some colors not so much with others my nose is not that great, My wife has a nose that will pick up anything and she has not complained about the smell out in the shop but heck I am out in the shop. To me the odor is no big...
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  • RP's Avatar
    01-03-2018, 01:13 AM
    What I see is you have shot more deer then me this year and I hate you now lol. And some nice looking ones too has to be photo shopped does do not have horns very often. So if I PC my bullets with your special powder will I get more deer? If so what...
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  • RP's Avatar
    01-03-2018, 12:25 AM
    When I first looked at the thread I saw the pistol and I was think what in the heck has this guy done to his pistol lol but a airsoft pistol its not bad looking. Other powders coat better then the HF I have not tried any of Smokes powders but the...
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    01-01-2018, 01:03 AM
    RP replied to a thread Annealing Jackets in Swaging
    I been searching the thread here for a answer and also goggled it, A self clean oven hits 900 plus degrees so annealing brass should not be a problem. I seen somewhere on the site guys doing just that my ? is how are they loading the brass on...
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  • RP's Avatar
    12-30-2017, 10:42 PM
    My sons 45/70 grouped better with PC then the same load same bullet in lube it turned into his go to bullet for that gun
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    12-30-2017, 03:10 AM
    I shot a coon with a 357 loaded with 158 jacketed hollow points. First shot blew him back about 5 feet he kept coming to me 2 shot did the same he still thought it a good thing to keep coming to me 3 shot his back legs no longer worked and most of...
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  • RP's Avatar
    12-30-2017, 02:45 AM
    It is just a coating to lube the bullet as far as it stopping the bullet from expanding that not going to happen. Depending on what your shooting cal weight and critter you may want a softer alloy which the coating will help you with and keep the...
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  • RP's Avatar
    12-29-2017, 11:52 PM
    I was marking mine but got lazy so I now cast my alloys in different ingot types or shapes I put one of each style on the shelf letting anyone know which is which. I keep the bulk in milk crates stored in my shop with a slap the other I store in the...
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  • Dennis Eugene's Avatar
    12-29-2017, 11:44 PM
    PM sent. Thanks
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  • RP's Avatar
    12-29-2017, 11:42 PM
    Best thing is to do small batches until you got it done. I got a lot of range lead about 6 tons and built me a wood smelter with a blower but I have a crane to lift the lead in and out of the fire. I do not think not having a way to lift it out of...
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  • RP's Avatar
    12-29-2017, 11:12 PM
    I am kind of OCD about the finish on my bullets so the extra time it takes me is worth the finish I get standing and spraying sure it may not matter to most but to me it matters alot
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  • Dennis Eugene's Avatar
    12-29-2017, 12:38 AM
    If it still available I will take it. Let me know. Thanks D.C.
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  • RP's Avatar
    12-27-2017, 09:07 PM
    I have preheated my bullets standing on trays then shot them with the gun using old powder that just did not want to work using the static charge. This also helps with the bases and lube groove areas. Only problem I have its hitting the tray on...
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    12-27-2017, 01:23 AM
    RP replied to a thread Christmas rifle in Rimfire Area
    I got a card with three bucks in it because I have made it clear do not give anyone a card without a buck or two in it lol. I did have some very happy grandkids worth more then a gun to me at my age
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  • RP's Avatar
    12-27-2017, 01:21 AM
    My first browning rifle a X bolt chambered in 223. I has the threaded barrel and came with a set of 30 mm rings that fit my night scope used but not fired it appears. The guy that bought it had the rings installed but never put a scope on it and...
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  • RP's Avatar
    12-27-2017, 01:12 AM
    Will it smell like grapes when baking and hows it taste?
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    12-25-2017, 10:00 PM
    I've got one...
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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