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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:39 AM
    This is interesting, found at the bottom of the last page... OSHA ISSUES Tests conducted by OSHA in organ shops that cast lead confirmed that lead is not an occupational hazard, as long as lead melt is kept below 800* F , areas are kept clean,...
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    10-21-2017, 10:37 AM
    Sorry about the extra photos..."Never apppologize, it's a sign of weakness!" John Wayne Besides...a picture is worth a thousand words, you saved a lot-O-time!
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-21-2017, 10:16 AM
    Ya know, those casts alone look to be about 6 1/2 lbs. of Pb...then there's the weight of the fixture... Have you got any good stories about 'flipping' that over you want to share?
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    10-21-2017, 10:06 AM
    Well Grmps...like a dufuss I went out and bought a new convection oven back when I started PC'ing. Went to K-Mart (first mistake) and bought the cheap analogue controlled unit (second mistake) instead of buying the more expensive and slightly larger...
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    10-20-2017, 11:33 PM
    I like your method JB...I sorta do it the same. I make up a string of loads, 10 rounds each level that I want to ladder (test for grouping) and shoot through the chrony at their own individual targets (so that I can physically compare the groups...
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    10-20-2017, 11:08 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread Todays score in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I hope that you are smelting 'like with like' and NOT just blending these various batches together into one big hodgepodge of melt. For instance...I just poured 12# of (63%Sn+37%Pb) solder into 200 & 405 grain 45 caliber slugs. *@ 63%Sn X 200...
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    10-20-2017, 05:37 PM
    Grrrrrr! That dang toaster convection Chineese lying oven is NEXT !
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    10-20-2017, 02:07 PM
    I'm not so sure I get what your saying R5R... I can tell you this from yesterdays first run though. At around 3/4's pot full I started noticing that dumping just 4 or 5 sprue cuts back into the melt, it would drop the temperature around 24~26*F....
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    10-20-2017, 09:51 AM
    We have a Pb calculator available at no charge through a member...'bumpo'...download it here on forum somewhere and works in Excell...it's a dilly, that's where your numbers came from.
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    10-20-2017, 09:44 AM
    I thought I'd be a 'slick willy' and install the thermocouple between the bottom of the pot and the enclosure. You can just see the end of it sticking out on the right of the pot. That causes a 35*F. temperature differential where the pot is...
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    10-20-2017, 09:24 AM
    Initially I was concerned thinking the white plastic trays might scrape off some paint when the boolits fell down into each hole but that is not the case. That was my first impression too, I'm glad you mentioned this...I may just have to give...
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    10-20-2017, 06:49 AM
    Start out with a small batch and write everything down. When you get it all figured out, then make a big batch. Depending on what you are going to use this in, the lanolin may not be needed.. It will give the Paraffin a little stickiness, help the...
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    10-20-2017, 05:25 AM
    Thanks be to SSGOldfart...he and I did a 'horse-trade' and I ended up with a new used PID pot controller. I did several YouTube instructional videos on programming, then had to add a shelf to shuffle things around a bit...then, I threw in a batch...
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    10-20-2017, 04:48 AM
    This looks like a pretty good way to do things...those soldiers are lined up like good Marines...when I'm done setting mine they look like a platoon of drunken Sailors! Oh well...it doesn't matter to me, they get their little selves cooked...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-19-2017, 10:19 PM
    Your alloy is 12.8 BHN if the ingots all weight the same in that 6:1 ratio...1% Sn, 4.29% Sb, .21% Arsenic & 94.5% Pb.
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    10-19-2017, 09:17 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread A real name and State ? in Our Town
    All they have to do is ping that phone in your pocket and they'll know exactly where you are.
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  • randyrat's Avatar
    10-19-2017, 05:49 PM
    Start out with 50% each and a Tablespoon of Lanolin and go from there..You will be close.. Too hard add a bit more Vaseline, bit too soft add more candle wax. Oh one more thing; Let it cool completely before you judge the hardness
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    10-19-2017, 08:50 AM
    I would look at 'ease of use', position and space on the bench it requires, compare the height, width, footprint and especially the mould rests and visualize what would fit your physical and shop needs. Lyman has the PID unit right in your face and...
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    10-19-2017, 08:33 AM
    OS OK replied to a thread Lyman MAG25 in Reloading Equipment
    Tempting...looks like a pretty solid choice...''Pero...es mucho dinero! Doscientos cincuenta y nueve do'lares y cambia!" Lyman products The Lyman Mag 25 Digital Melting Furnace was designed for the high volume bullet caster in mind. With 850...
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    10-19-2017, 04:13 AM
    CASTER OF LEAD replied to a thread My Dad in In Remembrance
    My condolences to yourself and your family.
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    10-18-2017, 01:58 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread A real name and State ? in Our Town
    Well...I wouldn't know about all that as I'm quite sure your info is accurate. This forum and one other, The Art and Science of Casting' are the only social type media I am involved in. I guess I just don't trust too many anymore. When I get an...
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    10-18-2017, 01:41 PM
    I'll take both mould handles. $40.00 shipped. Will a Postal MO do?
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    10-18-2017, 01:32 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread A real name and State ? in Our Town
    I would imagine that the NSA along with a number of other 'Alphabet Agencies' already knows every one of us, bank account numbers, DOB's, job histories, arrest reports, traffic citations, court decisions, religious and or political affiliations, the...
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    10-18-2017, 09:16 AM
    OS OK replied to a thread A real name and State ? in Our Town
    I get your drift...understand too what your driving at. I'm not so interested in personal names as I am interested in what state they live. There is a lot of information to be had about their opinions on things such as lube and hot days...
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    10-18-2017, 08:39 AM
    It does and doesn't look like a Redding but then they change over the years...here's one to compare it to. I bought a new plastic hopper but for the life of me can't remember who I got it from... It's a cool looking old school powder measure but...
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    10-17-2017, 05:16 AM
    CASTER OF LEAD replied to a thread Welp, I'm screwed. in Our Town
    First off , welcome to the forum and the addiction that has absorbed us all in here. Just remember we do this to save money. Lol yeah right. As was stated in earlier posts, start with only a mold or two per caliber, and work with those to start....
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    10-16-2017, 08:46 PM
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?326134-(2)-The-Devil-s-in-the-Details-gt-gt-gt-gt-gt-PC-Coatings-lt-lt-lt-lt-lt ^... The Devil's in the Details>>>>>PC Coatings<<<<< This poll should answer any questions you might have...at least...
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    10-16-2017, 08:38 PM
    I think you can sum it all up with one word... S A T I S F A C T I O N NOW...go make that girl of yours some pink boolits...and show us the pictures! Welcome to the 'Nut House', the biggest bunch of 'Nutty Buddie Caster-Brassstuffers' ever...
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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