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    Today, 03:49 PM
    Great deal. Occasionally my friends will bring me mystery lead, this makes good trading stock.
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    Today, 03:45 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread case sizing lube in Cast Boolits
    Pour 1 to 1 1/2 oz liquid lanolin into a red bottle of HEAT and drop a couple boolits in. Mark the bottle. Shake it up an add to your sprayer whenever it gets low. For paste type lube I like mink oil (shoe protector) much cheaper than the name...
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    Today, 03:32 PM
    You are correct, the swirling motion/friction with the #5 (I've heard #2 but haven't tried that) creates a static charge. I have no idea why people are shaking the containers unless it is to get aggression out and ding up the boolits. Many of the...
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    Today, 03:13 PM
    I've seen many of the newer Lyman 4 cavity molds that were over 5 grains off between the cavities. I no longer buy new Lyman If they are different weights they usually are different diameters. If the molds are new and even after it has fully...
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    Today, 11:30 AM
    This will do it just fine...fill the bucket with water (this is where I add the wash-n-wax for the coating of the brass)...turn it a dozen times and you'll not find a single pin even in a bottleneck case. While the brass is in the tumbler just rinse...
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    Today, 09:39 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 8 x 57 in Military Rifles
    Years back I had 2K of the Rem 185 CorLoks. I worked up a load using 47.5 gr of slow burning lot of milsurp IMR 4895 which was very similar in burn rate to IMR 4320. I measured the psi (Oehler M43) using a VZ24 in new condition. The psi was...
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    Today, 06:49 AM
    If you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. MATTHEW 5:23-24...
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    Today, 04:40 AM
    These might work MOLD DC TL356-124-TC https://leeprecision.com/mold-dc-tl356-124-tc.html I just got a 1944 Walther:P-38 i ac 44 series but haven't done anything with it yet.
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    Today, 02:32 AM
    Cover the bottom of the oven with firebricks or some other heat retaining material and it will recover much faster after the door's been open.
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    Today, 02:28 AM
    You are remembering that the 9MM is a tapered case and any over crimping will downsize the boolit. I would assume you are saying the lead is too soft. What are you planning to coat them with? ...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:52 PM
    OK. Thanks! Works for me. :) My boxes for storage of primers & powders are over an inch thick. ;)
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    Yesterday, 07:07 PM
    Color: Ford Dark Blue Gloss Level: Gloss Cure Temperature: 400 Degrees Cure Time: 20 Minutes after flowout Powder Type: Polyester TGIC Finish: Smooth You should have good luck with that, I have not tried that particular one. check this...
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    Yesterday, 03:58 PM
    There are many variables to be considered. relative humidity, #5 bowl, ASBB, cleanliness of the boolits ... I have made HF red work BUT there are so many much better powders out there. Most polyester powders with a gloss of 80% or better should...
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    Yesterday, 02:03 PM
    WTS a 22 win mag revolver Cylinder for a Ruger New Model Single Six Revolver 22LR $65 shipped
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    Yesterday, 12:25 PM
    This may be a dumb idea but, try tilting the mold when you start pouring, see if that improves the fill at the tip. I know with the bottom pour sometime where/how the flow of the lead enters the sprue hole makes a difference. If you decide to...
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    Yesterday, 12:08 PM
    I use the Lee molds. 120 TC & 124 TC in regular lube groove(<I pan lube these) & 120 TC, 124 TC as well as 124 2R, in TL. (<These are tumble lubed in 45/45/10) I had to do some tweaking in regard to BHN, sizing & speed, but I do not have much,...
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    Yesterday, 11:57 AM
    I have always considered "Nominal" to mean "Minimum". Deck boards are usually 5/4"s ( Five -Quarters) or about 1-1/8th inch thick after planing, so they would meet the "nominal" thickness of 1" if you chose to build powder magazine or two for...
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    Yesterday, 11:52 AM
    I have always considered "Nominal" to mean "Minimum".
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    Yesterday, 09:15 AM
    rl69 replied to a thread Gen 3:10 in Our Chapel
    When God told me to go and pray, I hid! I was still doing everything else. I just wasent doing what he asked. It's the biggest problem me and Linda have. We do the things for each other that bring us pleasure. But struggle to do the things...
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    Yesterday, 07:34 AM
    rl69 replied to a thread Gen 3:10 in Our Chapel
    Years back my grandson wasent able to open the storm door to our house,and he wanted out.i took the time encouraging him teaching him to open it on his own. The look on his face when that door opened was worth stoping everything I need to do that...
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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
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