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    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    RedRiver replied to a thread Soft lead? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I've never had any dirt in my xray lead. Sometimes there is a bit of sheetrock bit that floats like crazy. Personally, I've never had to flux xray sheet or stick on. The paint burning in the xray lead and the adhesive on the stick ons burns real...
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    Yesterday, 09:29 PM
    Not pure. Color of the ingots shows that. My guess would be 1/2% tin. I'm not an expert, but I have melted several tons of lead and know what to look for.
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    11-04-2017, 09:04 PM
    It was sprinkling, not raining. I should clarify. I then put on some thicker clothing and my mask and decided to pour into the muffin tins. Don't so that. Had to just pour just a tablespoon in to boil the water all out then filled them out....
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    11-04-2017, 08:51 PM
    Was melting down a batch of wheel weights a couple weeks ago. Had all the clips out then the rain got a bit harder. I was done for the day. We've all heard the stories where a drop of sweat hits the pot and boom, lead everywhere. I call B.S.. ...
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    10-30-2017, 02:25 PM
    RedRiver replied to a thread Bull X Boolits in Cast Boolits
    That's them. Shiny with blue lube. Thank you very much.
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    10-30-2017, 12:21 PM
    RedRiver started a thread Bull X Boolits in Cast Boolits
    Got an old box of these from a friend. So old that the lube is peeling out. 158 grain swc. Anyone know the lead alloy these are made of? If not, I will just sent some into get tested. They are really hard.
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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