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    Today, 06:58 PM
    Guess you know more about it than the factory techs I talked to.
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    Today, 05:00 PM
    Outpost75 Attachment 212278 -- Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator Most of Lymans alloy recommendation is Lyman #2 90-5-5 Brinell 15 new caster (all casters) need to slug all their...
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    Today, 04:43 PM
    After cleaning the die, LIGHTLY polish the inside with 1000, 1200 grit sandpaper wrapped around a dowel using the above Q-tip test and looking through the die to check progress. and polish where the boolit goes in with a Dremel, some fine...
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    Today, 04:32 PM
    I really like this light I never have to turn a light on when I go into the garage to do laundry or walk up to a work area and can adjust the brightness and many other details about the light Winplus 45” LED Utility Light with Motion Sensor Your...
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    Today, 03:29 PM
    ShooterAZ replied to a thread Ruger Old Army in Muzzleloading.
    Congrats on your "new" ROA. I love mine. My favorite load is 35 grains (by volume) of Goex 3F, with an ox-yoke 45 cal wad and a .457 round ball. Mine was NIB also, but I did buy new nipples from Track of the Wolf. They are #11 nipples, but Remington...
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    Today, 03:00 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Customer service in Reloading Equipment
    pavementends I'm glad they took care of you, Unfortunately, your experience with Lyman has been the exception and not the rule lately. In years long ago Lyman made great products and backed them with an excellent warranty and customer service. I...
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    Today, 02:32 PM
    Two Barrels Welcome to the addiction. As you probably already know, the google search box near the top right of the forum page and are great resources. Minerat's comment in purple denotes sarcasm I have (and most of us) have...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Today, 02:06 PM
    I typically get 600+ casts out of my 20# pot (.45 @ 200 grain) in just one pot-full of casting. Thats 3 times your, multiply the time it takes you to do it your way by 3. Your conclusion should be obvious to you's about saving...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Antimony in Lead and Lead Alloys
    As with the others more information on what kind of alloy you want to end up with would be helpful? If you want to end up with Lyman #2 alloy or a BHN of 15 +/- You want to add 1 lb of antimony. That would be 3.4 - 3.5 lbs of your nuggets. You...
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    Today, 12:13 PM
    Phil Sharpe states in his Complete Guide To Handloading published in '37 in describing Hercules 2400 powder; "It was designed particularly for such cartridges as the .22 Hornet, 25-20, etc., and here it is at it's best."
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    Today, 11:10 AM
    Great, welcome aboard. Perhaps you could post a video/pictorial post of all your efforts, getting started with the equipment, wins & fails/trials & tribulations of the beginning caster...basically a log of your trip into our craft & the creations...
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    Today, 03:16 AM
    try 10grms to 60 mil less than 1 mil solution to 1 # of boolits let the mix sit at least 30 min aggitate the solution with a couple boolits in the container immediately before applying to boolits use 10 ml syringe to extract 10 mills solution...
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    Yesterday, 10:11 PM
    I would have been happy with dropping them in one at a time from a bunch in my left hand but I kept letting one slip out of the side of my hand into the sized catch bin...then I'd have to go looking for it!
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    Yesterday, 09:59 PM
    $2.99 Goodwill apr 13 oz. ESTANO means TIN -- 97% tin Prepped for smelting and to keep from "walking off"
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    Yesterday, 09:58 PM
    It does mean that literally DCP, but it's also a way of saying farewell or a goodbye.
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    Yesterday, 09:17 PM
    Agreed, with all due respect...the Vaya con Dios part could be left out. That is pretty much saying good bye.
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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