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  • kmw1954's Avatar
    12-07-2019, 01:10 PM
    Fair enough and thanks for the heads up. My comment is knowing the state of lead availability here in Wisconsin it would be a shame to sell it to a scrapper/recycler as here in Wisconsin lead is treated as a hazardous material and the commercial...
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    12-06-2019, 05:54 PM
    Damn things are too expensive already I don't need to pay someone else to shell them for me.
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    12-06-2019, 04:48 PM
    For which process? Polishing or Fluxing?
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    12-06-2019, 03:18 PM
    Thanks Eddie17, that may be a better use than using as a polishing material. Do you still grind them up or use whole?
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    12-06-2019, 02:03 AM
    Hey, it's all in good fun right! I am just one of those types tat hates to waste anything. Also being retired I have more time than I know what to do with and yes I am always curious.
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    12-06-2019, 01:57 AM
    If you are not interested in this please share. Down here in the southern portion of the state it is getting harder to find and depending on where this is located I would be willing to travel for it. If interested in helping out a member drop me a...
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    12-06-2019, 01:34 AM
    I really appreciate all the comments. How this topic ended up here in the Molds sub-forum is beyond me. I thought I put it in the reloading forum. If a mod would like to move this to a more appropriate sub-form by all means please do. Like I said...
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    12-05-2019, 02:15 PM
    Looking for thoughts on this. I am an ardent eater of Pistachio nuts, love the things. When I finish I am left with a big pile of shells. Has anyone tried crushing these up and using them in their tumbler? I am going to try this as soon as I get...
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    12-05-2019, 02:00 PM
    Measure works fabulously with the powders I listed in my post even down to the smallest .30 cavity to fill small light charges of AA#2 in the 380. As for the chain pull it just does not work with a rotating turret.
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    12-05-2019, 11:54 AM
    Instead of using the Auto Disk measure maybe you should look for a Lee Perfect Powder Measure. It is a drum type measure and is hand operated. They can be bought new at Titan Reloading,...
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    12-05-2019, 02:59 AM
    Right with ya here. My clumsy fingers can't work a smart phone. Heck I don't even own a Cell Phone that's how much of a dinosaur I am.
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    12-05-2019, 02:49 AM
    tazman after checking my log I have 3 powders that I have run thru the Disk; AA#5, Silhouette and HP-38. The only one that was right on was the Silhouette in the #.34 cavity The worst was the AA#5 in the #.34 which was off by .4gr., light.. With...
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    12-04-2019, 09:35 PM
    I have 3 of these measures and can say with complete honesty that the data sheets do not match the actual weights dropped. Best thing to do is to set it up with the powder you want to use and just start dropping charges. I recorded more than 50...
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    11-29-2019, 01:30 AM
    ATM I only have one example of a 45 mold and that is a 2 cavity Lee 452-200 SWC. I just got it and have 20 test samples finally loaded up for testing. These are a single lube groove but I am trying these tumble lubed with 45-45-10
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    11-28-2019, 01:06 PM
    A joyous day to all. As at our house today will also be about those that are missing from our table. Brandon we miss you.
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    11-27-2019, 01:59 PM
    Phlier, very well put! Mixed press benches can live happily together. I have a JR3 press, a Lee 3 hole turret and a Lee Pro1000 and like you they all get used differently and yes they do get used. I wish I shot enough to warrant a 650/750 or 1050...
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    11-27-2019, 12:00 PM
    https://www.rotometals.com/ladles-furnaces-for-casting/ Not sure if this is what you are looking for.
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    11-27-2019, 11:40 AM
    Don't know about the Hornady press but on my Lee Pro1000 I have started placing the bullet after the bullet comes out of the die after the powder drop and before it advances to the last position. Yes it makes it a bit harder to see the powder...
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    11-27-2019, 11:30 AM
    I am going to go out on a limb as say I think you are going to have a hard time finding a mold for that lil 25. Not much call for it and honestly it might be hard to find commercial 25cal pistol bullets let alone a mold. Though I wish you luck and...
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    11-26-2019, 03:15 AM
    I just finished loading up 20 45acp with some new cast 200gr SWC from a Lee mold. Loaded these in R-P cases with left over S&B LPP.. Powder to start is HP-38 @ 4.6gr with an OAL of 1.235".. The length was taken from Lyman Pistol and Revolver load...
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    11-26-2019, 03:01 AM
    Yes I am running a 3 hole turret and a Pro1000. I had the Pro first and then bought a very nice NOS still in the box 3 hole to accompany the Pro only to find that the dies run backwards from each other and also the die set depth in the tool head is...
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    11-25-2019, 11:59 PM
    The old 3 hole turret press is completely disco'd as are all parts and support. Fortunately the plastic ratchet used in the Pro1000 is the same part.
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    11-24-2019, 12:19 AM
    So many of us are envious of those like yourself that are fortunate enough to be able to take advantage of that. Good job and enjoy!
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    11-22-2019, 04:53 PM
    Tom W., I can totally relate. After 12 stents and a triple bypass I don't have the strength and stamina I once had. My last session I was able to drop about 400 104gr .356" before I had to quit. Nice thing is now I have a new Lee Pro IV pot that...
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    11-21-2019, 10:25 AM
    Thanks draconic, I use to load only 148gr WC and 158gr SWC for a Mod. 19 Smith but never anything as light as this bullet. I now have a Mod64 Smith to load for.
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    11-21-2019, 02:17 AM
    Thanks Don for the response. So I guess I should get specific and ask if anyone is loading this bullet with HP-38 or AA#2 in 9mm and 38 Spl?
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    11-21-2019, 12:45 AM
    What are you loading those 105's into? 9mm, 38/357? I ask because I have a handful that were going to go into a 380 but I then decided against it. If into a 38 what are you loading it with?
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    11-15-2019, 02:43 PM
    Charlie B I am happy to report that I just took down both pistols and the barrels of both are very clean. Just also realized that these bullets that I am using are not a Tumble Lube design and do have a large lube groove if that is what you are...
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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
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