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    Yesterday, 06:15 PM
    Amazing how all these pictures are so beautiful. I'm weird huh?
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    Yesterday, 06:12 PM
    I'd like to see one of those gadgets print lead boolits! I can imagine it printing them 100 at a time...heck, get that gizmo to PC them while your at it! . . . :bigsmyl2: Might be a joke now but in the future...who knows!
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    Yesterday, 05:56 PM
    I just cast and coated/sized these yesterday to try in a new barrel in the 1911. Never hardly ever shoot over 215g.'s but thought these would be fun to experiment with...
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    Yesterday, 12:20 PM
    I posted this poll > < 'The Devil's in the Details' > that deals with all the various methods in our PC'ing...
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    Yesterday, 11:24 AM
    OS OK replied to a thread Charge!!! in Coatings and Alternatives
    That's interesting...I immediately thought to myself that was due your your winter being 'cold and dry' but then I noticed you are down there in the 'tropics'...what are your winter conditions? Being raised in Texas I assume that the summer is hot...
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    Yesterday, 10:43 AM
    OS OK replied to a thread Charge!!! in Coatings and Alternatives
    You've gotta video this one...guaranteed to go viral! It won't be the container breaking open but...your wife's response as she kicks you to the curb! . . . :bigsmyl2:
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    Yesterday, 09:17 AM
    "For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth." —John 4:24 Worshiping God is not about having a great voice or talent. It is about having your heart in the right place. That is what God is interested in more...
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    11-18-2017, 05:13 PM
    I get what your saying, I just can't relate to the term 'skidding' when it comes to this situation. When I hear the term 'skidding' I immediately think of a driver slamming on the brakes and see a long track of rubber laid down on the just...
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    11-18-2017, 07:52 AM
    Good contemplation...have to mull a bit, hmmmm....OK, Depends on the length of the chamber. I would use a profile that comes within .020" or so of the lands when fully seated in the could be looking at anything from 170~200...
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    11-18-2017, 07:45 AM
    You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created." —Revelation 4:11 One of the fundamental differences between people and animals is that animals don’t...
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    11-18-2017, 06:32 AM
    OS OK replied to a thread Rainbow Boolits in Cast Boolits
    Yep...sawdust in the pour pot is flirting with trouble...however when smelting I use it by the handful, even start out throwing a handful under the Pb before it melts. In the pour pot I like just the paraffin...the idea is to separate oxygen from...
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    11-17-2017, 10:25 PM
    It's obvious that the 9 BH is too soft but with these latest pictures I think you have nailed it thinking too abrupt of an angle on the lands and that throating will solve the problem with this latest blend. We have DougGuy, I think is is his...
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    11-17-2017, 09:14 PM
    Dibs for third choice on rotors? After the others have chosen...10 & 14 are the ones I'm interested in. thanks...c h a r l i e
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    11-17-2017, 04:26 PM
    As that coating is being pushed laterally with the Pb...I think it is uncovering uncoated Pb, then the gassing is vaporizing molecules of Pb that gets laid down on the barrel. Our PC method of coating I think has some stretching and forgiving...
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    11-17-2017, 03:58 PM
    Excellent post...welcome aboard. Empiricle evidence, can't beat it huh? Classic definition/example of 'skidding'... Wish I could help with the hiteck but have never used it...I PC mine and always shoot around 12 BHN and don't have this problem,...
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    11-17-2017, 02:13 PM
    We have either...too much time on our hands or we are slowly loosing our minds . . . :bigsmyl2: But in my case . . . prolly a bit of both!
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    11-17-2017, 02:05 PM
    Yeah...sorta, but if what you describe was going on...that Pb that was stripped by the lands would look like a junkyard in there and the next subsequent rounds would iron it down to where it would be atrocious. A continuous depositing. In a case...
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    11-17-2017, 01:53 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread AR generational gap in Factory Rifles
    I think that has a lot to do about 'why' us ole greybacks are not so fond of the black rifles of today...just that memory. The other was, they took an M14 out of our hands...what we trained and certified with and handed us a 'Mattel' toy feeling...
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    11-17-2017, 01:44 PM
    I use a Q-tip to do that.
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    11-17-2017, 01:15 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread AR generational gap in Factory Rifles
    I think the VN problem was solved by chroming the inside of the barrel and chamber. If I remember, they would seize up overnight from humidity and having a round in battery. Not sure...but think so.
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    11-17-2017, 01:11 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread Smelting pot in Lead and Lead Alloys
    D are OK in my books...if fact, you just made it to the front of the list!
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    11-17-2017, 01:07 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread Mold Preheater in Casting Equipment
    Well, don't forget that you need to get that sprue plate up to the same temperature also, otherwise it will act as a chiller to the Pb you pour into the mould...wrinkles will appear even though the mould blocks appear to be hot enough. I ended up...
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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