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    Today, 04:41 AM
    In time the pot drip will give you an even cooler lead sculpture. Don't smelt in the casting pot and keep it clean, you will prevent most drips.
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    Today, 04:37 AM
    Great score. I don't think any of us could pass up on that deal. "I'm wondering about those powder tricklers though... Are they supposed to have some sort of top that goes on them? Seems like an open top like that would be a bit too subject to...
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    Yesterday, 03:59 PM
    Back in the 60s in Asia I borrowed a native friends muzzleloader. They Used a Large cap from a sheet of caps covered with aluminum foil for detonation and a toothpaste tube cover attach with a rubber band to hold the hammer off the cap. We made our...
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    Yesterday, 02:44 PM
    I use 7# in a 2 gal DIY tumbler, it works great so I haven't tried any other weight. For rifle, I de-prime first, Fill to near the top with hot water, A pinch of Lemishine or citric acid (depends on how hard your water is and a couple squirts of...
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    Yesterday, 02:38 PM
    9X18 05/50 blue/silver different light makes a difference And no, I haven't culled them yet. I usually cull when resizing but these load as cast so---- I cull when I load
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    Yesterday, 01:40 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Today's best deals: in Our Town
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    Yesterday, 04:55 AM
    RWP Wilton “ARMETALE” is not Pewter Items marked RWP by the Wilton Company of Pennsylvania. These Wilton items are not pewter or antique. They are made of ArmetaleŽ, a non-toxic aluminum-based alloy trademarked by the Wilton company and suitable...
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    Yesterday, 03:17 AM
    Grmps replied to a thread 503 service unavailable? in Our Town
    There is nothing there, what's wrong with you guys!!!!! JonB_in_Glencoe Moderator "That is a error message for the large banner ad."
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    Yesterday, 03:13 AM
    Welcome to the forum Coyoteklr, Smoke is a Vendor/Sponsor here that sell Powder Coating and BB's for powder coating Currently, you can order 3 - 1/3 pound bags (sample packs of PC) or as much as you want and ASBB's If you click on Forum at...
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    11-20-2017, 09:33 PM
    What is this??
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    11-20-2017, 03:57 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Today's best deals: in Our Town
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    11-20-2017, 02:04 PM
    Walter, have you played with the preheat in the oven method like Elvis ammo?
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    11-20-2017, 01:09 PM
    I opened a 308 to 3095 and have been happy with the results. Yes I either powder coat or HiTek coat everything. I'm not a fan of lube
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    11-20-2017, 12:58 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Today's best deals: in Our Town
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    11-20-2017, 03:35 AM
    docmagnum357 PM sent
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    11-19-2017, 09:07 PM
    the shelf unit is made out of 3/4 ply ( HD has some nice 3/4 zebra ply for under $30) and is 2 ingots deep. Yes it is a PITA to reach the back ones on the bottom level
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    11-19-2017, 03:02 PM
    I built a storage unit for behind my casting area for everyday use And some behind my :oops::groner: casting area that needs cleaned AGAIN :( (need to restock the COWW) the rest are in milk crates, ammo cans and wooden boxes made for...
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    11-19-2017, 02:25 PM
    +1 It's actually cleaner than range scrap and a lot of misc alloys we find to smelt.
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    11-19-2017, 01:46 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Today's best deals: in Our Town
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    11-19-2017, 01:35 PM
    + on Evapo-Rust Just used it on a #55 powder measure. The only thing it's harmful to is rust 1 gal home depot 22.95 1 Qrt. HF 8.99 1 gal 25.99 I stuck the #55 in my PC oven after rinsing well and towel drying for 30 min @150°
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    11-19-2017, 01:26 PM
    .357 downloadable load manual https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AElJK0B10qTCJGA&cid=BCEBAFA0D477B7A9&id=BCEBAFA0D477B7A9%21243&parId=BCEBAFA0D477B7A9%21238&o=OneUp
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    11-19-2017, 05:33 AM
    Grmps replied to a thread Today's best deals: in Our Town
    Oster 6-Slice Convection Toaster Oven (Brushed Stainless Steel) $36.35 + Free Shipping Amazon has Oster 6-Slice Convection Toaster Oven (Brushed Stainless Steel, TSSTTVRB04) for $36.33 when you apply the $8 off coupon found on the item page....
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    11-19-2017, 04:54 AM
    no interest this month?
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    11-19-2017, 04:52 AM
    Grmps replied to a thread Already ruined a mold in Cast Boolits
    Get the mold hot, open the mold and flood the inside with lead building up a good pile of lead then pop it off. this should remove any lead in the groves.
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    11-19-2017, 04:00 AM
    In Europe, they use it for roofing on large structures. One structure had a big fire and there was lead pouring out the downspouts.
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    11-18-2017, 10:16 PM
    New ppu brass not clean, has brass dust/grit and can ruin dies. You should tumble and debur before using to be on the safe side. A friend scratched up 2 dies before he figured it out
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    11-18-2017, 10:10 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Today's best deals: in Our Town
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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