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    Today, 06:38 AM
    O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?ó1 Corinthians 15:55Have you ever been stung by a bee? Itís not a fun experience. But although itís painful for the person being stung, itís fatal for the bee. When a honeybee stings a...
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    Today, 12:41 AM
    Good question but hard to give an accurate answer though. Mine tends to read lower temps. on shiny or reflective light colored surfaces. It reads higher on the dark surface of a steel mold. When I read temps. in the PC oven on clear coated lead vs...
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    Yesterday, 09:32 PM
    This should help to lighten and fatten them at the same time...the harder they are the fatter they come out of the mold and lighter too..
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    Yesterday, 08:48 PM
    There must be a 'full moon' over there in Va., how else could this goof be explained? Maybe he escaped from somewhere. Somebody just lock this dang thread...I give up. We can't get through a full day without this kind of intrusion. This folks...
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    Yesterday, 07:42 PM
    When you run out of powder you thread one of those gorgantious slugs on stick and continue fighting with an 'old school blackjack'! Are you kidding...I have no idea either...what's the wooden plug for? . . . :bigsmyl2: ...
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    Yesterday, 06:14 PM
    Maybe he confuses the 'die' part with 'die casting' which is 'casting' of sorts, only under pressure? I see that spruce thing all the time here too...I figure it's these dang spell checkers, they aren't as well versed in the lingo. Maybe it's a...
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    Yesterday, 03:26 PM
    All this info your getting is spot on...'details, details, details'...the more you document for yourself the more information you will glean later when you have left the range. I have also a notebook that reflects this test and I can make note of...
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    Yesterday, 01:15 PM
    You Mr.Mort are getting very tiring. I've explained before what I mean about...'Monkeying Around' and the context, (pasted in below) plainly shows my intent. Nothing malicious there, period. All my life I've used this term. Trying to manufacture...
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    Yesterday, 06:18 AM
    Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."óJohn 14:6Once when I was traveling, I caught a cab to the airport for my flight home. The cab driverís name was Tom. We were cruising along,...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 11:04 PM
    I made a simple garage for preheating the mold...drilled a hole in the top and put an old oven thermometer on it...
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    03-27-2017, 10:53 PM
    If you are going to Powder Coat or Tumble Lube try this 6 CAV TL401-175SWC Lee 6 cavity block produces a .401 diameter 175 grain Semi Wad Cutter nose bullet suitable for cartridges like 40S&W, 10mm, etc. Bullet Mold lube and handles...
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    03-27-2017, 08:49 PM
    rl69 replied to a thread Your battle rifle in Our Town
    Not realy. if I can have 15 min advance warning we will last a while. My wife can't keep up and I won't leave her. So here we will make our stand and here we will die. But I truly don't see it ever coming to that?
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    03-27-2017, 07:29 PM
    Brass received in fine condition. That makes a lifetime supply for me. Thanks!
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 04:45 PM
    BCB...thanks for posting the pics/facts...what was your lube? Are you getting any leading? How does the pure lead group?
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    03-27-2017, 04:33 PM
    and all this time I thought it was about the base
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    03-27-2017, 04:27 PM
    rl69 replied to a thread For thought and meditation in Our Chapel
    It's about time you started posting again Dennis have you been sick or somthing :)
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 02:35 PM
    Thanks, 44...I'm having a good time, I like to try to 'tinker out the details' that otherwise go unnoticed in general casting. Just trying to put together a thread where a frustrated HP caster might come and figure out what he possibly did...
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    03-27-2017, 02:25 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread My dog jake died today in Our Town
    Sorry 44, there just ain't words to sooth this ache in the heart. We lost our top cat 'Willie' to a Cougar on last Sat. evening, I share your grief! I hope my current dog 'Bubbie' will out live's so hard to let go of these special gifts...
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    03-27-2017, 12:59 PM
    Don't forget that you can adjust the powder charge in very small increments up and down to find out if you are shooting off the barrel node. Your top target looks like a 'right hand shooters' push on the trigger instead of a pull. Anytime you can...
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    03-27-2017, 12:48 PM
    "Uh-Oh! I'm busted!"
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    03-27-2017, 12:44 PM
    Just for giggles...measure the case wall thickness at about 3 different points at the neck too. I too went through all these checks when I got my concentricity gage. Some things we take for granted are just not the facts. Careful though, this...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 11:51 AM
    obsessed...​yeppers, that's me. I've been able to learn so much more about casting, all the little nuances of the variables...little 'ticks' different molds's been an interesting trip.
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    03-27-2017, 11:41 AM
    You stick with whatever you need to do to understand...most have been there and done that, it is how you get a rock solid understanding of all the little nuances of this business. Here's some extra information you might find interesting... ...
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    03-27-2017, 11:16 AM
    OS OK replied to a thread Let's see your stash in Cast Boolits
    JIM...that's what I call a sexy picture, the 5K lb. one...look how nice the triangular ingots stack.
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    03-27-2017, 10:25 AM
    I could have gone all week without hearing from that I have, maybe you'll go back to the pit for a while! In case you haven't noticed...the following was in my reply about the HP'ing kits... I think it's a very fine option for those...
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    03-27-2017, 10:10 AM
    That's awesome having so many suggested loads on the can's label...I wish they'd do that again.
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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