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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Today, 04:25 PM
    Brass brush maybe, try the hardwood first. Brass (any ) brush in a power tool had a steel shaft that can harm your mold.
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    Today, 01:00 PM
    That was my question. I understand that knowing the pressure and velocity are important for safety and terminal impact and it's always nice to have a chronograph to test velocity.
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    Today, 12:51 PM
    Load a couple primers from each batch into empty cases and try them in your backyard before you load live ammo. (they sound like a cap gun)
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    Today, 12:48 PM
    New molds occasionally have burs on the edge of the cavities. Get a piece of hardwood or a #2 pencil and rub the edges of all the cavities and see it that helps. IF you do decide you need to polish them, use the hardest alloy you have to cast the...
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    Today, 12:38 PM
    jwhite, IF your oven is a convection oven, you will need to determine the voltage of the fans and power them directly and not through the PID otherwise the constant off-on for temperature control will quickly burn out the fan.
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    Today, 12:33 PM
    The $1,000 question ---- how accurate were they :)
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    Today, 11:59 AM
    Grmps replied to a thread Today's best deals: in Our Town
    https://americanreloading.com/en/72-22-caliber-222-227 Flash Sale 27% Off ALL 223 Projectiles Use code - flash27 Popular Products
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    Today, 08:54 AM
    The SAAMI MAP for the 35 Rem is based on the original ammunition time pressure curve as developed for the Remington for their recoil operated M8 semi-auto rifles. Basically higher pressure loadings in that rifle can cause malfunctions and/or damage...
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    Today, 06:48 AM
    We do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. HEBREWS 4:15 Until we are born again, the only kind of temptation we understand is the kind mentioned in James 1:14,...
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    Today, 03:05 AM
    RIP & Condolences to the family & friends. :(
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    Today, 03:01 AM
    Sad news! :( RIP & Condolences to the family & friends...
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    Today, 01:58 AM
    JBinMN replied to a thread It may be time!!! in Our Town
    Nothing like training for the real deal! ;) Let us know when the day is here, if ya remember! It can get hectic sometimes , so you are excused, by me anyway, if ya forget. :)
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    Today, 01:23 AM
    Active till the end, R.I.P. Grumpa Last 3 posts http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?367605-Help-with-brass&p=4454674&viewfull=1#post4454674 ...
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    Yesterday, 09:54 PM
    JBinMN replied to a thread Apple season! in Cookin' Recipe's
    Missus & I did 20 qts of apples today as a final count. ( 2 5-gal. buckets w/apples even with the top) Got done right about the time the storms hit. Lost 2 qts. to cracking, or we would have had 22. :( Anyway, that was enough for one day. We...
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    Yesterday, 09:47 PM
    OK. Just thought to mention it in case it was a factor. :) BTW, I currently & have been carrying reloads in my 38 & 357 snubbies with the first 5 rounds as 148 DEWC followed by JHP in speedloaders for some time. I am running them at max....
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    Yesterday, 09:20 PM
    I would have a look at what was used for a "test" barrel to get that velocity & compare it to what you are going to be using. IOW, Those fps numbers could have come from a 6" universal barrel, etc. & not a 4" that you might want to use, etc.. ...
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    Yesterday, 08:29 PM
    What I hate is when I misspell a word so badly that it becomes another real word then I'm SOL :(
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    Yesterday, 08:16 PM
    Already happens. ;) NSA ;)
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    Yesterday, 07:48 PM
    It doesn't try to anticipate, It just helps you correct spelling and some grammar. It puts a red line under any of your mistakes/possible mistakes, you hover the mouse over the line and it will show you suggestions to fix it.
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    Yesterday, 06:34 PM
    ↑↑↑neat, but it costs more than the entire project put together.:(
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    Yesterday, 06:12 PM
    Often it is cheaper to send them the bad parts and they will send the new parts back for free.
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    Yesterday, 05:57 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Hi All , in Cast Boolits
    Welcome to CB Max66 Here are a few things I put together to help you get going . If you decided to start casting to save money, forget it. You won't, you'll just shoot more. Casting boolits (lead bullets) properly is a science, once you know...
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    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
    JBinMN replied to a thread Hi All , in Cast Boolits
    Welcome to Castboolits.Gunloads forum! :) Lots of info & experience here! ;)
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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