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  • kevin c's Avatar
    Today, 02:39 AM
    I don't push them too hard (900 fps) but my 9mm 147's, made of 95-3-2, with two coats of HiTek don't lead my factory Glock barrels at all, and have the accuracy I need for the action pistol sports.
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    Today, 02:24 AM
    I weigh out 5 1/2# of raw casts into each of many containers. Each batch separately gets their (measured) initial coat and drying, and is also baked, recoated, dried and rebaked separately. A little OC,maybe, but as mentioned above, it's...
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    Yesterday, 08:27 PM
    The range lead I got from my club's berms averaged 2% Sb and no tin, so I added a bit more Sb and Sn to make the 95-3-2 alloy I prefer. I've read here that I could have just run hotter to get the fill out, but I have the tin and went that route. ...
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    Yesterday, 08:03 PM
    I had problems logging on, though I could visit as a guest if I cleared cache, shut down and rebooted. Another member here, though, had zero problems logging on, standing right next to me with his phone. All OK now. Some techie guys I know, when...
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    Yesterday, 07:51 PM
    kevin c replied to a thread Ingot Mold Questions in Cast Boolits
    I do like the new Cast Boolits molds a lot: easier to cast up, as RogerDat notes, a good shape and length for preheating on top of the pot, big enough to quickly refill the pot, but not so big as to be awkward to handle or to cool the melt too much....
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    Yesterday, 07:42 PM
    Mounted LED strip lights over the benches. The good news is, now I can see! The bad news is, now I can see! The amount of junk cluttering the bench tops is amazing...
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    Yesterday, 07:10 PM
    Props to you, very cool (I gotta admit, I don't think I could bring myself to sell all my molds, even if I were to be sitting on ten years' supply of everything I shoot).
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    10-21-2019, 03:19 AM
    kevin c replied to a thread pewter find in Lead and Lead Alloys
    That's a good thought. Thanks, jsizemore!
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    10-20-2019, 02:52 AM
    kevin c replied to a thread pewter find in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I've never tried auctions. I usually am in and out of most thrifts and estate sales quickly (unless there are a lot of interesting books). Wouldn't an in-person auction require time to review lots, waiting for the ones you're interested in to come...
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    10-20-2019, 02:20 AM
    I'm sure the departed father/father-in-law would have wanted a better price, but still would be glad to know that the stuff went to a caster rather than the dump. If I have the grace to know when I might be moving on, I'll try to plan ahead so...
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    10-20-2019, 02:06 AM
    kevin c replied to a thread It's back working in Our Town
    Yes to all the thoughts that ran through other members' heads. I have a friend log on right next to me on his phone while I couldn't. Some web savvy friends said something about partitions being distributed on different servers with vbulletin...
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    10-15-2019, 03:54 PM
    I thought you were a jackalope kind of guy...
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    10-15-2019, 12:57 PM
    That'll be the satisfying kind of sweat that comes out of a good job/deal well done. And, yes, 500# plus of lead would be hard on my back.
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    10-15-2019, 12:45 PM
    The trublu can wait. Best thoughts, wishes and prayers to Donnie and his family sent.
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    10-15-2019, 12:34 PM
    I still get mine, ever since I got the press all those years ago. New, larger format now, it seems.
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    10-14-2019, 02:36 PM
    kevin c replied to a thread pewter find in Lead and Lead Alloys
    The nicer the neighborhood, the greater the chance of finding pewter at an estate sale, but also the higher the price. I try to hit estate sales that I find in on line sites with pictures showing stuff that I actually want, like tools, libraries...
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    10-14-2019, 02:17 PM
    Yeah, I've found your comment to be on the money just about all the time. There's something to be said about the country of origin as well. So far I haven't found any real pewter from Mexico, India, Hong Kong or China. Lead with a smidgeon of...
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    10-14-2019, 01:55 PM
    Welcome! Fortune Cookie's videos were worth reviewing for me when I was getting started. Other resources with much of that information and more can be found here and on the LASC site. Voracious reading on these sites plus YouTube videos like...
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    10-14-2019, 01:35 PM
    kevin c replied to a thread Another new caster in Cast Boolits
    Of course, starting out by striving to improve technique and quality will pay huge dividends in the long run, and being a perfectionist means that there's a never ending journey to the perfect boolit to be enjoyed. It's good, however, to remember...
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    10-13-2019, 04:16 AM
    kevin c replied to a thread Another new caster in Cast Boolits
    You should have seen my first casts. No keepers; they all went back into the pot.
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    10-13-2019, 04:13 AM
    So... "Patience, grasshopper..." ;^]
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    10-13-2019, 04:10 AM
    kevin c replied to a thread Another new caster in Cast Boolits
    Welcome. There's plenty to read in the stickies and the links in them that will help you in your quest to cast better and better boolits (though the one shown is not too shabby!). Don't hesitate to ask questions. Someone who has had the same...
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    10-13-2019, 03:59 AM
    Here's a heads up on Holland Boone polished pewter, which apparently isn't. I found a bread tray at GW, that was a heavy, thick cast piece, polished to a good shine. Dull sounding when tapped. The sticker said Holland Boone Polished Pewter of...
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    10-13-2019, 03:10 AM
    kevin c replied to a thread pewter find in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Wow, very well done. I just hit an estate sale today where the agent wouldn't budge from $20 for five pewter mugs weighing maybe 3 1/2 # and a couple mini muffin tins. No sale. Ah, well. Other times I've done much better, but I don't think I've...
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    10-13-2019, 02:55 AM
    I don't see the blue (Tru Blu?) yet in the color options on Donnie's site. Is it the glitter that makes the blue color lighter?
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    10-11-2019, 02:38 AM
    No grease or road grime, baling wire, rusted bolts, chewing gum or cigarette butts. Not too shabby at all.
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    10-11-2019, 02:35 AM
    Cga, that looks...substantial. Well built. Even the cut on the propane tank pot looks really clean and even. Did you cut the top so it fits as a lid resting inside the flange?
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    10-11-2019, 02:27 AM
    Different loads in the same chambering, a his and hers thing, or both?
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    10-09-2019, 05:38 PM
    Should have asked up front: the new colors, including the new blue, are powders, right?
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    10-08-2019, 04:49 PM
    Not to be too personal, but do you have any physical constraints? Some aspects of casting can be changed to make things easier if you do. For instance, if standing while casting is tiring, maybe sitting might allow you to cast longer (do take...
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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