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  • kevin c's Avatar
    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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    10-08-2019, 04:30 PM
    The only "negative" experience I've had with Dillon was mostly on me when I was a raw novice reloader. The retaining bolt for the shell plate on my SDB had broken and, being completely non mechanical, I insisted to the representative I called that I...
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    10-08-2019, 04:00 PM
    Is the new blue a metallic? It's great looking! Either way, I'll be checking the HPBC website regularly to see if/when it's available (I'd take a 15 oz jar).
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    10-07-2019, 02:44 AM
    I respectfully disagree. It wouldn't have been enough for me if I pass on with a reserve still left if I had to cut back on my shooting to keep that reserve.
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    10-07-2019, 01:41 AM
    I'm OK with flat base, Lakehouse, if it turns out that's the only version.
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    10-06-2019, 06:38 PM
    I use 8 cavity aluminum molds with a bottom pour (old RCBS ProMelt) at around 720 degrees. Usually it's one mold only, with a pour every 20 to 25 seconds (out door casting in the evening in a wind sheltered area, ambient temps 60's to 70's). At that...
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    10-06-2019, 01:45 PM
    Sharing the wealth is good karma. I may do the same, though I have to pay for what I get.
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    10-05-2019, 03:23 AM
    For me, the HF blue 7 mil gloves work better than the black 9 mil gloves. I like them snug for better handling, but the 9 mil gloves are too thick to stretch easily when that tight, so I'll trade the extra protection for better dexterity.
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    10-04-2019, 12:24 PM
    My range is mainly used for action shooting sports: pistol, rifle and shotgun, sometimes combined arms. The bays are also rented out to police agencies and for private instructors for tactical training and quals. All this means that the shooting...
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    10-04-2019, 04:04 AM
    kevin c replied to a thread Ingot Mold Questions in Cast Boolits
    I used to use Lyman and Lee ingot molds, but decided I wanted some a little bigger for casting, and much bigger for base alloy storage. I ended up with some of the Cast Boolits 2.5#x4 ingot molds from the recent group buy, and some small Wilton...
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    10-03-2019, 11:13 AM
    I find lots of unfired rounds in the (mostly pistol) berms at my range, so inspection after screening through my manually rocked 1/4" hardware cloth rectangular screen is a must. The berms are sand and the range surface is crushed stone, no river...
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    10-01-2019, 01:34 PM
    kevin c replied to a thread WTS: COWW Ingots in Swappin & Sellin
    Yeah, I've processed scrap into ingots in similar amounts over a day, and, like you, Alan in Vermont, I was basically non functional the next day. Satisfied with the results of a good day's work, but non functional. Hats off to you.
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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