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    Today, 03:01 AM
    Grmps replied to a thread Death warmed over.... in Our Town
    +1 on MaryB. Your body is still recovering from the "plumbing" work and possible antibiotics from that. Taking a lot of meds weakens your immune system. you need to baby yourself until everything "evens out" again
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    Today, 02:54 AM
    if the seller won't refund you contact Amazon directly
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    Today, 02:51 AM
    Avenger, try pointing the rifle up between each shot to see if powder locations have any effect if it does then maybe you need poly filler. Nice job asmith80 shows what can be done when someone reads and follows the instructions
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    Today, 02:34 AM
    the Lee 6 CAV TL452-230-2R with either HT or PC coating works well in all my guns
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    Yesterday, 08:24 PM
    No longer to bake for me, 489 grn 45/70 same amount of time as 90 grn 356, as long as the poundage is correct. We go by weight not mass. If you think about it hard it doesn't make sense but it works. IF a baked boolit doesn't pass the wipe test,...
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    Yesterday, 05:46 PM
    An economical and fairly accurate hardness tester is Sketching Pencils PENCIL HARDNESS VERSUS LEAD ALLOY HARDNESS Pencil BHN Common Alloys 6B 4 – 5 Pure lead, lead wire, sheet lead 5B ...
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    Yesterday, 05:27 PM
    I've worked outside most of my life. In the summer, what I found works best for me was: I would mix frozen concentrated pink lemonade and water according to the instructions, then I would add 75% of the Gatorade powder recommended to add to water to...
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    Yesterday, 05:07 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Any other Jeepers here? in Our Town
    That's age speaking Larry. I was going to get a hog when my last kid graduated university but..... I'll stay with my truck.
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    Yesterday, 05:03 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Edit Post in Cast Boolits
    Don't mess up:holysheep[smilie=l: I'm using chrome and win 10 and just edited this
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    Yesterday, 03:26 PM
    With all the adds and now this, I wouldn't trust my pictures on PB. The next step might be, suddenly, NO_MORE PB with no access to anything you haven't saved
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    Yesterday, 03:08 PM
    You think they did this because: 1) the site was getting totally slammed by everyone pulling their pictures off 2) they were losing ALL/MOST of their patrons and this gives them a year + to figure out a better solution.
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    Yesterday, 02:50 PM
    Avenger442 I'm sure your inspecting each bullet carefully for any flaws, try weighing each bullet and only keep the ones in a certain range to help prevent fliers
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    Yesterday, 02:36 PM
    TG, I have looked into this but haven't pulled the trigger yet since I have a progressive. I liked LEE Auto Bench Prime $28.99 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5CSkxpomJk Lee Precision Auto Prime Shell Holders $15.99 from Amazon with...
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    Yesterday, 04:33 AM
    2.5 kg = 5.51156 lb Trevor, did you do this in your coating machine? if so how many seconds did you run it after adding the ht coating?
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    Yesterday, 04:30 AM
    Check this out for help with coating http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?204174-simple-Hi-Tek-coating&p=4074376&viewfull=1#post4074376 pd.dangelo3006 I am curious where you got the instructions you followed. I'm sure Joe (HI TEK)...
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    Yesterday, 04:22 AM
    To make your coatings thinner, use less solution per pound of bullets. 1 mil to 1 pound is standard, try a little less if this is too thick for you or you could add 10% more acetone or denatured alcohol, this slows the flash off time and also...
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    07-19-2017, 09:06 PM
    You can find links to many online free load data sites for cast bullets here http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?337910-CB-load-data-online-sources&p=4086919&viewfull=1#post4086919 http://stevespages.com/224_5_55.html ...
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    07-19-2017, 09:00 PM
    I don't know where you got the instructions. you should coat 1 mil solution to 1 lb of bullets, a little lighter on the first coat helps with the adhesion. Your coating looks too thick to me! You are correct, to thick coating will cause flaking...
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    07-19-2017, 05:18 PM
    I have found that Hi-Tek coating adds .001 to .0015 after applying 2 coats. Pc can add under .001 to over .003 depending on the powder
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    07-19-2017, 04:58 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Rounded bands ok? in Cast Boolits
    how may boolits did you cast? did you preheat the mold? pour fill-out could be from a cold mold You need to either add some tin/pewter to help the lead flow better or turn up the pot temperature. they will shot safely but may not be quite as...
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    07-19-2017, 02:21 PM
    Average average size.........Brand.........#...............gr .......cast size....nose.....alloy 0.356.......lee-6....356-125 2r....129.07.......0.358.......rn........ww
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    07-18-2017, 05:21 PM
    Before you buy anything from Cabellas go to raise.com. You can buy gift certificates for up to 14% off face value and use online or in store as cash. It only takes a few minutes to get the code. I think you made a good choice, with the 10 you...
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    07-18-2017, 03:40 PM
    This might work. for regular bollits I add a coat of powder-coating or hi-tek coating to gain in diamiter. powder coating is easier for small batches and different powders go on thicknesses
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    07-18-2017, 03:27 PM
    The OP is asking for: "a good sturdy UNCOATED 155gr gas checked .308 bullet that can go 2500 fps using: super hard, Linotype, pewter/Tin for alloys in his lead. We need to read the question completely, make sure we completely understand it...
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    07-18-2017, 03:58 AM
    Rust Remover “Machinist Workshop Magazine” did a test on penetrating oils. the torque required to loosen them. Nothing: 516 lbs WD-40: 238 lbs; PB Blaster: 214 lbs; Liquid Wrench: 127 lbs, Kano Kroil: 106 lbs (ATF)/Acetone mix (50/50): 50...
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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