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    Yesterday, 05:49 PM
    I got sick of using pins so I just don't now. Works fine just doesn't clean inside but I'm not concerned with the insides as much as some folks.
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    11-20-2017, 02:54 PM
    Gave up on PC when I tried hitek the first time. It’s much easier, MUCH faster and with zero waste. I like it a lot.
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    11-19-2017, 11:51 PM
    Yes it’s a Kel-Tec. It’s super fun to shoot. For sure the softest shooting 308 made. But similar burn rates aren’t the whole story. This powder is wierd bulky tubes, has a strange density compared to a lot of powders. I’ve read up as much...
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    11-19-2017, 10:23 PM
    If you dont know, the RFB is a revolutionary design. It’s a bull pup 308 rifle with gas piston cycling and a very interesting method of operation. Due to the various design elements they can be tricky to load for and a bit finicky. I finally...
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    11-19-2017, 02:16 PM
    I know my hot tub temp goes up when the ambient temp goes down. With my body completely under water it shouldn’t make a difference what ambient temp is, yet, it does. 102° summer, 104° spring and fall, 106° winter. Seems to be a similar...
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    11-15-2017, 01:06 PM
    Drew P replied to a thread Chrono help in Cast Boolits
    ive tried all distances from 10-30’, although thisfirst shot on the new unit was maybe less than 10’
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    11-15-2017, 12:24 AM
    Drew P replied to a thread Chrono help in Cast Boolits
    that makes a lot of sense. I may try that. Takes portability and setup time down a notch tho
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    11-14-2017, 09:28 PM
    Drew P replied to a thread Chrono help in Cast Boolits
    Also, I’ll add that the reason I chose this model was it was the cheapest chronograph available. I was able to shake 90$ free for the tool. Much more than that and I’d probably be ******** about not having a chrono instead of how crappy the cheap...
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    11-14-2017, 09:26 PM
    Drew P replied to a thread Chrono help in Cast Boolits
    THere are several ways to use leds and in their basic function they are all DC and smooth light that I’d guess is ideal for anything like these chronos. However, the implementation of them in our homes means they need to be able to use AC power and...
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    11-14-2017, 12:07 PM
    Drew P replied to a thread Chrono help in Cast Boolits
    Ah ha okay. Must be the lighting then. I had heard about the fluorescent issues but not leds yet. Let me do some experimenting and get back with y’all. Thanks.
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    11-14-2017, 03:34 AM
    Drew P replied to a thread Chrono help in Cast Boolits
    Tried the ole pumpmaster on it and no luck. 3 bbs and one pellet but nothing registered on it. Maybe I’ll put a halogen work lamp on it and see if that helps.
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    11-13-2017, 11:56 PM
    Drew P replied to a thread Chrono help in Cast Boolits
    they run paintball guns at 300now?! Back when I was a kid, when paintballs were new, I thought we were running them a lot closer to 200 and those would still raise a nasty welt on a young boys back!
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    11-13-2017, 11:53 PM
    Drew P replied to a thread Chrono help in Cast Boolits
    no fluorescents allowed on my property these days. Shop is all led. Haven’t tried this new unit outside yet but man I’m sure disappointed. I’ll put a new battery in it although I think this one is still like new from the troubleshooting on the...
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    11-13-2017, 02:22 PM
    Drew P started a thread Chrono help in Cast Boolits
    So I have had one of these Caldwell chrono for a while and it would always give bunk readings and I had pretty much given up on it because I was never confident in its performance. Sun, cloud, indoor outdoor never could make a correlation. Did a...
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    11-13-2017, 12:57 AM
    Cool thanks! I downloaded an app called office suite that claimed xls compatibility and sure enough it works great. Totally awesome thanks and thanks to bumpo
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    11-12-2017, 07:41 PM
    I reluctant,y started casting, not really wanting to, but wanted the savings for my high volume pistols. Well, as soon as I started I realized I was having flashbacks to being a kid playing with solder and melting metal in dads shop. You know...
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    11-09-2017, 10:49 PM
    ^^^ what he said. I mix n match too. Redding is great for rifle. However, for pistol I think Dillon has a few good gimmicks going for them. I like the Spring loaded decapper very much. Also the reversible seating plug, and the quick cleaning...
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    11-05-2017, 10:10 PM
    Yeah I guess that smaller ball makes the difference. I thought I was using the larger one during those tests.
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    11-05-2017, 09:09 PM
    That looks cool, but for me, most of my calculation happens on the iPad these days, even though I have a really nice computer directly to my left lol. So a web based or app based calculator would work best for me. Anyone know of one?
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    11-04-2017, 05:12 PM
    You don’t know how good I am with a pair of calipers! I’m definitely within .010 ...
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    11-04-2017, 01:30 PM
    I’m using dial calipers. I feel I can get within .006 or so that way. Smaller ball possible but wouldn’t 500-1500 kg push a smaller ball straight through the ingot?!
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    11-03-2017, 08:30 PM
    I played with the numbers until I got a result of 5 BHN and that would’ve required 300lbs on the scale so I don’t think the scale is that far off.
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    11-03-2017, 08:29 PM
    So, I have some mystery leads that I smelted up a few weeks ago. Some was selenium alloy, some was seemingly pure, and some had about 3% antimony. So I have a bath scale, and arbor press and a 3/4” steel ball bearing. Using these to exert 205 lbs...
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    10-31-2017, 01:54 PM
    Drew P replied to a thread Lead exposure in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Never use anything OSHA says as safe. That agency has no interest in your health at all, their only goal is to reduce insurance costs for companies.
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    10-31-2017, 11:24 AM
    Long horns are sharp. They use them by charging past you, then they drop to their knees and stab backward. The death matches are quite dramatic and take days.
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    10-31-2017, 11:22 AM
    Yes the idea was to remain hidden inside a car maybe so they don’t associate the shots with the humans, although if this particular animal is a bit more timid that wouldn’t be a bad thing as we are not sure he won’t attack at some point which could...
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    10-30-2017, 04:41 PM
    Ha yes this is a weird one I know. The squeeze chutes won’t work because oryx will freak out and injure itself or worse. They don’t submit ever. When we feed them their grain treats they will come close, you could maybe touch a horn or head...
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    10-30-2017, 01:07 PM
    Okay I’m guessing this is a new one to the community, let’s see. I have a friend who owns a herd of African oryxes. They are a gazelle like creature with long scimitar horns. Lately one has been more aggressive and they can be quite dangerous to...
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    10-29-2017, 11:23 AM
    An easy lead test also is to drop pieces on concrete. Alloyed harder lead will ring, soft lead gives a thud sound that is clearly dead soft. Why does everyone say use bees wax instead if any old wax? Is bees wax really different for our...
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    10-28-2017, 12:51 AM
    Yes recoat as soon as they are cool. No the coating does not reliquify after first cure. Usually undersize is not an issue when coating because the coating ads .002-.004”. So size issues might be oversized areas but not under. Usually...
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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