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  • JimB..'s Avatar
    08-09-2020, 12:02 PM
    I use stainless steel ramekins (little catsup cups at restaurants) for casting pewter.
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    08-07-2020, 07:17 AM
    Range toy and reduce/eliminate need for hearing protection. I don’t understand things like slowing 223 down and using it for squirrel, only because the rifle is heavy vs a .22lr. Have never poached, and certainly not a domesticated farm...
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    08-06-2020, 07:48 AM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Long term storage in Our Town
    I use boeshield T-9 for some things, but for things that fit in a 5 gal bucket I seal them up with VCI. Have been thinking about trying Dry Coat, just haven’t. Wax works okay in moderate climates, I wouldn’t rely on it.
    22 replies | 493 view(s)
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    08-04-2020, 03:48 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread safe primer storage in Our Town
    I know, not sure why I said that.
    32 replies | 828 view(s)
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    08-04-2020, 02:22 PM
    Hey @sixshot, just reread my post and I kinda come across as a horses behind. That wasn’t my intention, I wrote the post while doing the math on a post-it note, was really curious how much it would matter. While I reload mixed 9mm brass I scrap...
    13 replies | 598 view(s)
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    08-04-2020, 01:15 PM
    People talk about this, but I wondered if it was really likely to be dangerous, so decided to try some math. The density of yellow brass is 0.306 lb/in^3 which works out to 131.5 gr/cc. Your cases were 11gr apart, which works out to a...
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    08-04-2020, 09:56 AM
    It sucks up the media and returns it to a hopper at the top of the backstop, leaving the lead behind. Promise. Jim
    18 replies | 541 view(s)
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    08-03-2020, 11:49 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread PIF swap box in Pay It Forward
    That’s be awesome! I’ll send you a PM and then just start a new PIF thread referencing you.
    230 replies | 37398 view(s)
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    08-02-2020, 07:35 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread PIF swap box in Pay It Forward
    @Tazlaw, did anyone ever take you up on the 9mm brass? I have plenty of 45acp, but could use a box or two of 9mm.
    230 replies | 37398 view(s)
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    08-02-2020, 11:33 AM
    It is designed to work with a proprietary granular backstop material for which I do not know the density. It sucks up the granular material leaving the lead behind, unless you get aggressive with it and then it makes a heck of a racket as lead gets...
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    08-01-2020, 08:52 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread safe primer storage in Our Town
    Previous owner of mine knocked the joists out of a load bearing wall to make it “open floorplan.” Getting a new header in was no fun. Another house the builder used the wrong joists throughout, homeowners didn’t realize it until after the statute...
    32 replies | 828 view(s)
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    08-01-2020, 08:33 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread safe primer storage in Our Town
    I very strongly suspect it was because builders and general contractors were intentionally doing unsafe but not illegal things to make a buck. You’re right that homeowners do some whacky stuff, but then so do a lot of GCs.
    32 replies | 828 view(s)
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    07-31-2020, 09:58 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread safe primer storage in Our Town
    Agree in part. With large temp swings you may get condensation which will collect in the cardboard packaging causing the primer cups to corrode. They’d probably still go bang, but working with them would not be easy or fun. Easily avoided with a...
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    07-31-2020, 04:03 PM
    Click your name, then User CP
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    07-31-2020, 03:26 PM
    Yes I do. Might need to put a board behind the ingot since the ram doesn’t usually contact the wedge.
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    07-31-2020, 02:41 PM
    Tagged for interest
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    07-31-2020, 10:39 AM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Smelting? Not likely. in Cast Boolits
    I can get behind “refining” and do tend towards precision in language, it was just easy to be snarky.
    46 replies | 1050 view(s)
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    07-31-2020, 09:58 AM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Smelting? Not likely. in Cast Boolits
    Really, I’ve been picturing all the members having ore crushers in their back yards, buildings with furnaces and big slag piles that they routinely dispose of quietly in local forests and fields. Just thought it was either so common that it wasn’t...
    46 replies | 1050 view(s)
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    07-31-2020, 12:11 AM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Leaching Zinc in Swaging
    OP might find this interesting, apparently canada cares about the dezincification of brass. ...
    4 replies | 366 view(s)
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    07-30-2020, 07:29 AM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Leaching Zinc in Swaging
    Maybe take a spent 45acp case, leave the spent primer, tumble it super shiney, stuff a bullet in it, seal the bullet in with lacquer, nail polish, or super glue, then boil it in citric acid for a few hours or a day. Case will be nice and pink on the...
    4 replies | 366 view(s)
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    07-29-2020, 09:23 AM
    JimB.. replied to a thread I made a $9 brush hog! in Our Town
    That is awesome! I’ve been using a saw blade on a straight shaft trimmer, but now I’m going to go find a cheap mower!
    49 replies | 1608 view(s)
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New reloader, not yet a caster. Lifelong student of whatever interests me.
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Wood turning, shooting, reloading
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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