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    11-09-2019, 08:21 PM
    redhawk0 replied to a thread WTS: Brass #2 in Swappin & Sellin
    #8: 516ct 380 Auto (Multi) $30 shipped I'll take this...PM coming. redhawk
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    11-08-2019, 11:20 AM
    This ----^^^^^----- Same problem for me until I scored both sides. redhawk
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    11-08-2019, 08:37 AM
    I don't trust pulled powder of any sort...I use it for lawn or garden fertilizer. (high nitrogen) redhawk
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    11-08-2019, 08:26 AM
    What did the early settlers use? I can picture them sitting around a campfire casting lead boolits over the flame...but then did they smear them with bacon grease or some lard? I hope its not off topic...just curious is all. redhawk
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    11-04-2019, 07:06 PM
    redhawk0 replied to a thread lever love in Leverguns
    Nice Bambi....congrats. redhawk
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    11-04-2019, 05:28 PM
    I have both a 16 gauge and a 12 gauge....you can't always go by color code of the shell. I have purple and red 16 gauge....but I also have green and RED 12 gauge. I have to be VERY careful...a 16 will slip into the barrel in front of a 12...
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    11-04-2019, 04:03 PM
    I agree with Sig....I have Honeywell programmable 5/1/1 day...can't remember the model 8000? maybe....anyway...I had a set that lasted me 20 years and I got tired of reprogramming it twice with every time change (I'd switch the time in March...then...
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    11-01-2019, 03:07 PM
    redhawk0 replied to a thread Cooking on cast iron in Our Town
    I'd say stop using PAM and start using canola, corn or olive oil. NEVER put soap on your cast iron. If the pan isn't seasoned in yet...start by putting a generous coat of canola oil on it and put it inside your hot grill for about 45...
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    11-01-2019, 09:53 AM
    I agree...the one I got from him was perfectly packed as well. The mold itself was very well cared for. He communicated in a timely manner through PM as well. It was a perfect transaction with him. redhawk
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    11-01-2019, 09:18 AM
    OK...so I have been finishing the painting job on the Pantry that I've been working on for what seems like forever. I got the Backdoor painted yesterday but the two window lights at the top had plastic trimwork (paintable) held in by 8 gold colored...
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    10-31-2019, 04:20 PM
    I have a Taurus 85 and I like mine. It's shot hundreds of 38+P rounds without a hiccup. My only complaint has been the weight. Its the 2" model but its all steel....so its just a touch on the heavy side for my liking. Otherwise...its been a...
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    10-31-2019, 03:09 PM
    Someone in the good old USA must be able to make them....I'm surprised you had to go to China in the first place. Knowing that they are from China...I'm canceling my order. redhawk
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    10-31-2019, 11:38 AM
    For me...the Ruger MK-II. It seems like it just magically fits together...but then you can't pull the bolt back....restart....restart....restart. redhawk
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    10-31-2019, 10:24 AM
    I agree with shopdog...if you have access to your drain's cleanout....get the garden hose and run it down the drain through that cleanout....if you don't have a faucet connection in your basement for the hose, you can use the drain of your hot...
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    10-31-2019, 10:06 AM
    9 and 40 brass is plentiful for sure....here is what I'd do. I'd take the 2 - 55 gal drums to a scrapper and sell them....then take that money and offer up the rest of the brass on the Helping Hands forum. The scrap sale would pay for the postage...
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    10-30-2019, 11:01 AM
    To eliminate any wax build up in the barrel...try Powder Coating. Sorry....I couldn't resist. redhawk
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    10-30-2019, 07:22 AM
    I prefer the clamp style lock ring for all my die bodies except the Lee Factory Crimp Dies. Especially for my FL sizer dies. Once set...they don't need to be moved and I have no desire to set it up every time I hit the press. I do make...
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    10-29-2019, 12:41 PM
    I likely will do a video....I have a propane tank pot. 12" diameter and 3" deep gives me about 100 lbs. Like you said...it may take quite a bit of shreds to get enough carbon to clean that much lead. I'll likely have to call the fire department...
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    10-28-2019, 07:06 PM
    Yeah...I understand that...just seems a waste to shred all that material then throw it out. Like I said...it was just a thought. I'll try it...but not for awhile. redhawk
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    10-28-2019, 06:46 PM
    I got this brilliant idea (seriously subjective) ...but unfortunately it's been since my last smelting. I thought...I have a paper shredder that seems to always be full. Has anyone ever tried shreds as a flux? I'm not sure how effective it...
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    10-28-2019, 04:17 PM
    #5 arrived today...beautiful mold...well cared for...Thanx. redhawk
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    10-28-2019, 08:17 AM
    redhawk0 replied to a thread steam boiler sight glass in Our Town
    The tube that feeds the sight glass is clogged. If you can get the top of the sight glass holder off...pull the tube (clean it out its probably rust colored)....then try to clear the tube feeding it. I'd be willing to bet its clogged with rust. ...
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    10-28-2019, 07:14 AM
    The sacrifice was because Jesus was a sinless man/God....He hung on that cross and bore the sins of all mankind and at that point God the Father for the very first time turned his back on Jesus..."My God, My God, Why have you forsaken me?" The...
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    10-28-2019, 06:53 AM
    Thanx for the morning laugh....that's a beautiful answer. Lloyd....is there some sort of gravy that goes with them...can you share the recipe...I love this type of food. redhawk
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    10-27-2019, 04:00 PM
    redhawk0 replied to a thread Craters in my ingots in Cast Boolits
    Here is the process I've been using.....someone add comments if I miss something. melt your dirty metal Skim off the garbage that floats to the surface Stir with a slotted SS spoon Skim off the garbage that floats to the surface (continue...
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    10-27-2019, 02:57 PM
    redhawk0 replied to a thread Craters in my ingots in Cast Boolits
    Did you flux the pot either with a commercial flux or sawdust? Did you recombine the fluxed alloy using wax? These are important steps to getting good clean consistent alloys. The craters look like the alloy had some contaminate in it and it was...
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    10-25-2019, 03:52 PM
    I keep individual materials in muffin tin or ingot form....then I'll mix up an 80-100 lb batch and pour that into corn cob molds...The only thing I use the corn cob mold for is mixed alloys...so I never get them confused. (They are also marked). ...
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    10-25-2019, 01:58 PM
    Not in the reloading room...but finally had a "nonwindy" day to melt some lead. I melted and poured about 175 lbs of soft lead today. I love my 2.5 lb - 50 cent muffin tins. redhawk
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    10-24-2019, 04:28 PM
    redhawk0 replied to a thread Gas Check Tarnish in Gas Checks
    Brass is a combination of Copper and Zinc....Zinc is an "anti-corrosive" additive as well as a hardner. Its in small quantities, but its enough to keep the tarnish rate much lower that pure copper. redhawk
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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