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    Today, 12:14 PM
    Wet Cooling the mold: fill a shallow pan with old washcloths/rags or until they are above the sides of the pan, fill the pan with water, set hot mold on the washcloth the mold is closed tight and full of lead there is no way water can enter the...
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    Today, 12:01 PM
    Almost everyone I've seen who quotes their bake time for PC is well below factory specs for required bake time to achieve full cure. Many You-Tube PC'ers make pretty boolits that are ARE NOT fully cured trying to save time. You may/are trusting...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Today, 07:09 AM
    I'll take #1 Ruger SR9 includes mag loader, please. I 'll be sending a PM, pronto.
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    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    Nah... If you have kids, or plan to have some in the future, you & they will likely appreciate your not selling them off, along with the other stuff. ;) Just a suggestion, but you do as ya like. :)
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    Yesterday, 08:20 PM
    JBinMN replied to a thread shedding in Hunting with CB's
    This late afternoon/evening I took my drive with the dogs & traveled some of the gravel back roads. no "2 tracks" this trip. Still way too muddysnowy/rough for this feller... I saw over 75-80 deer of all sizes/ages, and most were within 100 yds...
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    Yesterday, 07:56 PM
    Thanks for the reply! I was leaning towards thinking that, but wanted to know for sure from you, in case there was something I had posted, rather than the OP, that you were addressing in particular. :) For me... I was not offended in any way...
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    Yesterday, 03:52 PM
    Just in case anyone is interested right now & since dverna just mentioned it... ;) https://www.midwayusa.com/promo/primers-powder-0319?utm_source=campaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=main-image-link&utm_campaign=alliant-powder-nohazmat
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  • Conditor22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:29 PM
    I've found that unless your shooting competitions or long distance you won't notice a 5% weight difference. do a test, load 10 with the exact same weight boolit and load 10 with random weight boolits. put them in bags and have someone label the...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:27 PM
    Yes I have thought about that, but although I know a few reloaders, they are not interested in going any further than that. I only know of one feller who casts boolits & he doesn't do casting or smelting much anymore since his dad died a while...
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    Yesterday, 02:12 PM
    This is a rough, budget prototype I threw together and have sized tens of thousands of boolits with. I bought a heavier duty press to upgrade the entry level lee press but haven't had to. I've even used a cheater bar on this a couple times when I...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:11 PM
    After reading the replies so far, my question would be, "So how does it shoot for ya?". ;) G'Luck! & have fun! :)
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:02 PM
    I enjoy casting and loading & shooting up the resulting boolits.. I do not enjoy smelting into ingots. The difference being that I get to see more boolits to load with casting, I only get to see ingots with smelting & even though I know that...
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    Yesterday, 01:31 PM
    ▲▲▲TM-902C Digital LCD K Type Thermometer Meter Single +Thermocouple Probe US Measurement range: -50C to 750C (750C 9/5) + 32 = 1382F ▲▲▲ $3.85 ea shipped chaep thermometer for casting pot if you get a longer thermocouple ...
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    Yesterday, 01:21 PM
    Happy St. Patricks Day! :) :drinks:
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    Yesterday, 11:01 AM
    JBinMN replied to a thread 38 Loads in Cast Boolits
    From what I just looked up... If you are using a 38 Special, then your 148gr, BBWC are over MAX. according to Alliant for their BE powder & that firearm platform. They are likely high for even a P+ load in 38 Spec.. You are below suggested load...
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    Yesterday, 10:26 AM
    MT Gianni made it a point to start his comment the way he did & I was not sure to whom he was referencing. Why does it matter? Because I was curious to know... Why you felt the need to ask your question escapes me. I do not see why it would...
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    Yesterday, 09:04 AM
    Last Summer was the last time I was in a store(Fleet Farm) that sold powders, & they ranged from $19+/- to $27+/- IIRC. per pound or 14 oz., depending on mnfr.. As well, IIRC, primers were sold at around $4+/- . The price of a pound of 2400...
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    Yesterday, 07:41 AM
    To whom are you addressing? The OP, or me? Since we both have join dates of 2017? The OP posted the topic & I posted just prior to you.
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    03-16-2019, 08:08 PM
    I always wondered if folks doing the group buys would share if what they had hoped for was a good thing as an idea to try, but turned out to be more of a "flop" than was expected. Have not heard of that much here. Folks like to talk about the...
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    03-16-2019, 08:00 PM
    JBinMN replied to a thread shedding in Hunting with CB's
    Deep snow in some areas, & flooding in some areas as well. Maybe later in a week or so around here in my area of MN. I have health issues that limit my getting around in the woods & hills like I used to, do when I was younger & more fit &...
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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