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    Yesterday, 11:08 PM
    Sounds like a good plan too.
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    Yesterday, 03:18 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Texting question in Our Town
    Even so called "dumb" flip phones can text. You press number keys to cycle to the letter. So W is pressing 9 once, X is pressing 9 twice, Y is pressing 9 three times, and Z is pressing it 4 times, then back around to W. Don't recall if the #9 is...
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    Yesterday, 01:32 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Pan lubing newbie in Boolit Lube !
    Lars White Label lubes can be a good source of lube, sells it in blocks as well as the sticks used by lube sizer presses. http://www.lsstuff.com/ his FAQ can give some guidance on a which lubes work well as pan lubes. Block...
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    Yesterday, 10:38 AM
    The larger the primer the greater the probability dear wife will set it off with a vacuum if you don't find it.
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    07-25-2017, 07:44 PM
    I see what I think is some wisdom in using commercial ammo for SD, legal reasons if nothing else and removes any doubt about what performance will be like. Where my titegroup load is different than my unique load a box of commercial will have a...
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    07-25-2017, 12:53 PM
    You could stake them as the military does but I'm not actually going to advocate using a punch on brass right at the edge of a live primer. Just pointing out that is how one could make the primer a tighter fit.
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    07-25-2017, 12:48 PM
    I had a slotted spoon that I ground the tip flatter so I could get the bottom better and get the corner of spoon into corner of pot where bottom and side meet. Use paint stir sticks some also. They tend to burn up pretty fast, especially with...
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    07-25-2017, 12:38 PM
    With things such as picture frames or the frogs where hitting it with a torch it seems to melt like pewter/tin. Fast melt, smooth flow etc. but lacks the pewter stamp I treat it as solder instead of pewter. Goes in to the box with scrap solder of...
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    07-22-2017, 01:33 PM
    The stuff I have was gunned as 5% Sn only difference is I have 11A15A "H" after it rather than "Body" Pretty sure I used some as a 1/2 part of the plain lead in 50/50 plain/COWW to give me about 1.25% Sn for revolver bullet casting. 1 part 5%...
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    07-21-2017, 04:55 PM
    My first thought was "Body" solder. I think I have a bunch of thin rods that are stamped 11A15A will have to check. I know I had that stuff tested so if it has the same numbers I'll know what it might well be.
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    07-21-2017, 04:50 PM
    Pewter has a bunch of different mixes, so I'm guessing the range of BHN is pretty wide. I too picked up a small platter for $1.50 no pewter hallmark I could find but soft enough I could nick with thumbnail, soldered on handles, and with a very...
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    07-21-2017, 04:45 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Eclipse in Our Town
    I'm getting a two-fer. Going down to Tenn. around Knoxville to see one of the kids. Will only have about an hour and a half drive south to be in them middle of the totality. Well that drive time is for "normal" traffic. I figure we better be up...
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    07-21-2017, 04:10 PM
    Not a huge fan of pay pal but as part of going "cash only" online I set up a checking account w/debit just for online purchases. That checking account just for online is what I linked pay pal account to. I move money to the bank account only when...
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    07-18-2017, 06:23 PM
    I ladle cast so no opinion on bottom pour but I think you will like the 20# pot. I try to replace lead at about 1/3 down, I think the larger capacity holds a more consistent temperature. A single pre-warmed 1.5 lb. ingot can be added without a...
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    07-18-2017, 06:08 PM
    I have to agree price can put you in a different league but sometimes the price is really steep to move up a rather modest amount. Redding makes a sizing die for 45 colt at over $100, and RCBS makes one for $34, and that entire Lee set probably ran...
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    07-18-2017, 12:11 PM
    I guess people only buy the .223/5.56 brass in batches once in awhile. I'm set for now myself but I'll bump for brass at near price of buying at a scrap yard + shipping. Around here we pay $1.85 per pound and that 1200 cases would be approx. 16.25...
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    07-17-2017, 12:20 AM
    Well yeah if you wanted to do it the easy way... :mrgreen: At one point I bought 3 bags of commercial just to have them but still like to do what I can to insure a supply of food for the mauser. My one issue still to work out for reforming...
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    07-13-2017, 07:02 PM
    Reminds me of the broad axes used for shaping timbers, they too came in left and right sided versions with the opposite sides flat. Wonder how many of those nice patch knives were screwed up by someone figuring the flat side was a defect? I have...
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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