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    Yesterday, 07:34 PM
    I read that a drop or two of muriatic on the lead will fizz and bubble if zinc is present.
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    04-23-2017, 11:29 AM
    holsterguy replied to a thread Lead type in Cast Boolits
    This is true R5R. Was going to get a roll of lead free solder at Menards yesterday, and its up to $21 a pound! = $21 for 20-1, 50/50- free. IIRC they are both right around bh of 10, right? I would think that'd be more than hard enough for killing...
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    04-23-2017, 04:38 AM
    holsterguy started a thread Lead type in Cast Boolits
    I'm getting ready to alloy some lead, and wanted your opinions first. I'll be using this for low velocity loads (45, 45colt, 44-40, 38-40, and 30-30). Trying to decide if I should use 20-1 or 50/50 ww, soft. Would there be any plusses or negatives...
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    04-20-2017, 09:44 PM
    Not sure if this counts as to your caliber ?, but I have a 24" rossi octagon rifle, blue and cch, in 44-40. Very accurate.
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    03-31-2017, 04:59 PM
    holsterguy replied to a thread Cheap propane! in Our Town
    I think I read that there is 28 gallons in a 100 lb. cylinder.
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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