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  • kmw1954's Avatar
    02-19-2020, 03:01 PM
    Welcome to the forum and always looking forward to talking with other Pro1000 users.
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    02-18-2020, 12:02 PM
    I sort everything by headstamp also. Not that I believe it is going to improve accuracy but because I load on a progressive press and by separating it just makes operating the press much smoother. When I reload on the progressive I am loading by...
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    02-17-2020, 08:02 PM
    I guess it's just my perspective then because here in Wisconsin Lead is difficult to come by because Lead WW have been outlawed and unavailable in Illinois for years, the scrap dealers/recyclers will not sell it to the general public because it has...
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    02-17-2020, 07:38 PM
    Well once again this is why I'm asking. My understanding was that pure or near pure lead was harder to find so maybe I was wrong. Also I have never bought lead of any kind so. I know on here there are a few that sell cleaned ingots for about $1.00...
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    02-17-2020, 06:30 PM
    I have thought about that only my thinking is 50/50 range scrap and COWW.
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    02-17-2020, 05:52 PM
    This may be the stretch but I am more thinking of trading it than selling it. Trade for COWW or cleaned range scrap. So know I don't know either what the value of a more pure lead is. I didn't pay for this and am not looking to make a profit on it...
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    02-17-2020, 05:29 PM
    Has any of you fine folks ever try posting lead for trade in the swapping and selling? I have some SOWW and some pure lead flashing that I don't want to mess up. I know pure or COWW are used by many Muzzle loaders or black powder shooters but I...
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    02-16-2020, 12:49 AM
    kmw1954 replied to a thread Mixed ingots? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Once again other than 22LR I doubt there is much hard cast shot here. Mostly jacketed and plated.
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    02-15-2020, 08:48 PM
    I recently received about 60# of range scrap from an indoor range to try out. This was all fragmented stuff and very dirty. After rendering it down and cleaning it I netted about 36# of lead. So I don't know it this is being foolish or not but if I...
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    02-15-2020, 02:45 PM
    TOUCHE!!! Well done. Bravo.
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    02-15-2020, 01:58 PM
    kmw1954 replied to a thread Mixed ingots? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Don I have no doubt the RS will work as I don't think there is anything I'm loading that is over 900FPS or at least not much over. For now my biggest concern is in just finding a steady supply of any lead. So far I have been using the 45-45-10...
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    02-15-2020, 01:06 AM
    kmw1954 replied to a thread Mixed ingots? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Land Owner thank you, great response. GhostHawk and Winger Ed. thank you also what you posted reinforces what I've seen so far. After actually casting up a small pot of the 452-200 with the range scrap yesterday they came out very well. Avg....
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    02-14-2020, 08:40 PM
    kmw1954 replied to a thread Mixed ingots? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I figured this stuff would be soft being as it is coming from an indoor range that is limited to handgun calibers and 22 rimfire. Then from observing the clientele they receive I doubt there is much hard cast shot there. Which brings me back to...
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    02-14-2020, 12:10 AM
    nccaster77 , things are going will. Made some modifications to the wind break I had and it's slow but steady. Also have moved up to a Lee ProIV pot and after using it a bit I am now thinking of moving to the Lee 20# Magnum pot and just ladle cast. I...
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    02-13-2020, 06:28 PM
    kmw1954 replied to a thread Mixed ingots? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    This afternoon I emptied the Lee pot most of the way down and then filled it with the range scrap ingots and after it was melted I fluxed with wax and stirred it in well to try and mix in the last of the WW. After finally getting up to temp and...
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    02-13-2020, 06:11 PM
    Update and correction! I must have forgot how to read a balance scale once it's past 5gr:(. The actual avg. weight I was getting with the COWW was 210.5gr, somehow I added another couple marks.. But I got those sized and lubed and loaded up 20 at...
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    02-12-2020, 07:57 PM
    kmw1954 replied to a thread Mixed ingots? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Greg, I am already familiar with the operation and scale that Lee uses as I use to use one like it when I worked in a foundry years ago. I believe it should be more than accurate for what we are doing. In that foundry I was inspection testing steel...
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    02-12-2020, 06:27 PM
    kmw1954 replied to a thread Mixed ingots? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    One reason to shoot these is that this is a new mold and I am anxious to see if this bullet will work in the 2 guns I have. Second the Lee Pot already has/had the COWW in it and will have to cleaned it out to change over.
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    02-12-2020, 05:31 PM
    kmw1954 replied to a thread Mixed ingots? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Right now I don't have a tester or the pencils but am looking into a Lee tester. I am going out on a limb and assuming that the wheel weight alloy will be much more consistent from batch to batch than the range scrap will ever be due to the...
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    02-12-2020, 03:51 PM
    kmw1954 replied to a thread Mixed ingots? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Since all I am casting are 102gr 380auto, 45acp and soon 358 for a 38Spl nothing is high power, high speed. I am hoping as I progress in this to start coating with either PC or Hi-Tek. But for now I am using the 45-45-10 tumble lube. I may just...
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    02-12-2020, 02:49 PM
    Wow, thanks everyone, this sounds encouraging! Actually just woke up as I was interrupted by a phone call at 5am. Wife was on her way to work and was struck by a deer about 5 minutes from home. The thing crushed in the rear passenger door of my...
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    02-12-2020, 02:35 PM
    kmw1954 replied to a thread Mixed ingots? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I believe that is what I am seeing with the three I have. I have been thinking about what FLINTFIRE said about the pure and was thinking maybe I should see if I can swap it with someone that needs it for either range scrap or COWW's, only being new...
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    02-12-2020, 02:29 PM
    Onelight I cannot agree more with everything you've said. Read the posts on progressive presses and it is almost unanimous on the reason people prime away from the press, or at least one of two reasons. The other being wet tumbling brass and...
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  • kmw1954's Avatar
    02-12-2020, 01:50 AM
    There is a large difference between the Pro1000 and the LoadMaster. I don't own a Loadmaster for many reasons. Now there are also a number of differences and improvements between the old model Pro1000 and the currant updated model. I currently...
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  • kmw1954's Avatar
    02-12-2020, 12:56 AM
    Just finished tumble lubing these and will size them in the morning and then lube them again before loading. Thanks for that rockrat!
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    02-12-2020, 12:00 AM
    Just finished up doing a quick weigh check on these casts and they are running pretty heave. Mold is listed at 200gr but is dropping around 220.5gr so not sure if that is unusual or not when using COWW alloy. Also after some quick math the case...
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    02-11-2020, 09:26 PM
    I'm still shorter than that at 1.112
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    02-11-2020, 08:44 PM
    Thanks guys, but I am much shorter than that! MUCH!
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  • kmw1954's Avatar
    02-11-2020, 08:24 PM
    After finding the Lee 200gr. LSWC wouldn't work in my Witness and XD Mod2 I was offered a mold swap for a Lee 200gr 452 RNFP mold. I received the mold and have already cast 76 good bullets with COWW's and have also already made up a dummy test...
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    02-11-2020, 07:51 PM
    kmw1954 replied to a thread 45acp LSWC, Fail in Cast Boolits
    Just as an update a bullet change seems to have made a world of difference. The new one is a Lee 200gr 452 RNFP. Will be starting a new thread more in line with that bullet. Thanks everyone!
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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