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    01-25-2021, 09:25 PM
    Great bullet, enjoy. That mold in particular is one Iíll likely never part with. Deep pin HP powder coated with a pliable alloy hits hard. Dad has had a ton of luck in pin shoot competitions with them.
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    01-25-2021, 12:20 AM
    StuBach replied to a thread Plastic Boolitz in Cast Boolits
    When I started into Gluboolits I did some testing and with just a LPP in a 45 they can penetrate 10+ layers of box cardboard. I had a stack prolly 15 layers deep I was testing against (remnants of my kidsí cedar fort from Costco) and I would find...
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    01-25-2021, 12:05 AM
    My condolences to his family and friends. As others have said, 55 is way to young to lose a good shooter.
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    01-24-2021, 01:03 PM
    StuBach replied to a thread Plastic Boolitz in Cast Boolits
    Hot glue Gluboolits have an extensive thread on here. Casting hot glue boolits ...
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    01-19-2021, 09:25 AM
    StuBach replied to a thread Lead? in Group Buy Discussion
    Hate to do this but Iím out on this one. Found a closer source so Iím out. Mvintx I did add you to the list in my spot though. If you want to copy the list to add your name you do have to copy the text, the quote feature only works on first...
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    01-16-2021, 08:51 PM
    Iíll take seconds on that if the first offer falls through.
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    01-14-2021, 03:31 PM
    StuBach replied to a thread A thanks . in Our Town
    This sport is fairly unique in that regard I feel. Iíve never known a true shooter who didnít want to share his knowledge and experience. Sure there are yahooís out there who only care about buying the most expensive and showing off but this...
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    01-14-2021, 01:26 PM
    Some WD40 Rust Remover would probably do that metal wonders. Iíve used it to restore vintage planes and it just dissolves rust without damaging metal.
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    01-13-2021, 07:14 PM
    I air cool all my HPs and results are always good. When you water quench you can also end up with extra particulate sticking to bullet (if you have hard water or dusty environment) which can lead to Pc not holding as well in my experience. If you...
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    01-12-2021, 06:31 PM
    StuBach replied to a thread Lead? in Group Buy Discussion
    You want to grab the most recent posting with the list and select ďquoteĒ instead of reply. This will bring that posting into your response, than just add your name and post the updated list.
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    01-12-2021, 07:33 AM
    StuBach replied to a thread Tumble Lube Mold in Cast Boolits
    +1 on the PC. Any type of lube groove can be used with PC including no lube groove. LLA works fine in my experience but itís Smokey. PC will reduce the smoke created.
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    01-10-2021, 01:24 PM
    I did the same research a few years ago. I ended up picking up a used ProMelt 1 to replace my Lee 4-20 and it was a world of difference. Knowing what I know now I wouldnít have ever bought the 4-20 and just gone straight to the PM1 when they...
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    01-09-2021, 01:45 PM
    Gas checks were made by me on a FreeChex III out of .014 inch aluminum I got off Amazon. The checks fit very snuggly and weíre almost impossible to install once both were powder coated. I may need to drop to a slightly thinner material or check...
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    01-08-2021, 10:00 PM
    This may be a long shot but if anyone has a heating plate that fits Star sizers that they no longer need Iíd be interested. Would like to add to my vintage Star but like with many supplies these days I canít find any out there for sale. Please...
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    01-08-2021, 09:17 AM
    Miha is usually pretty good about taking care of customers but he goes through periods where heís hard to get a hold of. Recommend reaching out again via email: sales@mp-molds.com If you keep having trouble shoot me a PM, I have another email...
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    01-08-2021, 12:01 AM
    These do turn out nice, cast up some pentas and some solids and am very pleased. With my 4/4/92 blend the pentas came in right at 242gr and the solids at 251gr. These will do some damage. (Right one has been sized and checked with aluminum...
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    01-07-2021, 08:37 PM
    Iím just going to say welcome to the addiction, watched a little of your intro and will try and watch more later but glad to see you ďbumblingĒ,as you put it, your way through to educate others. Thank you for using your channel to help our hobby. ...
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    01-06-2021, 09:00 PM
    StuBach replied to a thread Hello from a new guy. in Our Town
    Welcome from the great white north (US), AKA Michigan.
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    01-03-2021, 04:49 PM
    Needed to take my mind off of lifeís issues so wife was kind enough to to give me some time to play at the casting table. Cast up a bunch of MP 452-200 HPs and conditioned the new MP 432-259 Larson mold and cast some pentas and some flats. All in...
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    01-02-2021, 01:22 AM
    I custom tuned a beat up Auto Ordinance 1911 several years ago and gave it all the ďbells and whistlesĒ cause I was somewhat new to gunsmith it at the time and this was a fun way to spend bonus checks from work when I was making them. SS Wilson FLGR...
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    01-01-2021, 01:32 AM
    Rona, if you have the mild version, makes for some interesting down time. Take breaks often cause your body is still fighting a virus even if you donít realize it so rest and fluids are your friend. Good luck. What I found that worked...
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    12-30-2020, 09:19 PM
    I hate to admit this but I was that guy many years ago.... Made that exact mistake in a panic buying mode. Box sat on the shelf for years till I came across a trade that worked to my advantage so it ended up a good thing. Not all of these new...
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    12-30-2020, 08:51 PM
    The shotshell primer definitely has a noticeably louder crack but not horrible. I like the shotshell primer concept more for the safety aspect of not getting brass confused but I found that my 45s did perfectly well with normal LPP with a drilled...
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    12-29-2020, 11:37 PM
    StuBach replied to a thread Armed with a model 10 in Our Town
    Revolvers are the original point and click device and the 38 has been protecting soldiers, police, and citizens all over the world for a long long time. As stated by others, there is nothing wrong with this weapon as a defense weapon and if your...
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    12-29-2020, 08:03 PM
    StuBach replied to a thread Down the rabbit hole.... in Our Town
    Mustang, Donít feel out of the loop too much, Iím technically considered a millennial and a tech guy to boot and I have no idea what these games are either. Iím a big supporter of all games though as no matter what they are keeping you mind...
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    12-29-2020, 01:05 PM
    As stated above, if your planning to PC than any sizing die to the correct size should work and push through is easiest. If you plan to Traditional lube or just want the ability to traditional lube than a beat up Star sizer is the best bet by my...
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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