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    Yesterday, 06:08 PM
    Hossfly replied to a thread Meplat? in Cast Boolits
    Down here in red neck country we just call it flat nose.
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    Yesterday, 06:04 PM
    Well at least you wont have to change primer size, I’ve known at least 2 reloader guys that bought an extra 650 press just for that reason. Me personally have never done it. Only load ‘06 on RCBS single stage and 9mm and .223 on progressive.
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    Yesterday, 05:12 PM
    Hossfly replied to a thread Water drop bullets in Cast Boolits
    Big bore hunting boolits should be soft and slow.
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    Yesterday, 03:38 PM
    Hossfly replied to a thread Water drop bullets in Cast Boolits
    I drop all cast boolits into water bucket, mainly to be able to process faster, also drop tray into water after powder coating. Same reason, I’m not patient, and want to move things along. They do seem to be a bit harder maybe by a factor of 1-2...
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    02-14-2019, 10:27 PM
    I agree with purchasing your own tank, we rented a tank from different LP companies, and your locked in to there price and delivery system, price never goes down. Found old used tank 150 gallon, and a 250 gallon now can shop around and cut price...
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    02-14-2019, 06:59 PM
    Good cheap gloves work best, you ain’t going to tip that Bbl over any time soon but if you could it looses them up with each tilt. I used a shovel with mine along side to loosen to where I could just grab a handful at a time and place on a table to...
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    02-14-2019, 02:10 PM
    I’ve used a method of heat cycling quite a bit over the years. With bolts so seized they were like welded in place. Small torch tip, heat concentrated on screw, heat till almost red, let cool, heat again, let cool, these cycles will generally work...
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    02-13-2019, 10:11 AM
    Hossfly replied to a thread Help a newby out in Cast Boolits
    You can spread cost out over a long period of time, if your going to get all that in short order you might break the bank. Start off with the basics, then add as you go. It’s like buying a complete tool mechanics tool set, some tools you will not...
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    02-12-2019, 09:21 PM
    That looks as about as efficient as your going to get. Very innovative. Good job.
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    02-12-2019, 08:24 PM
    Hossfly replied to a thread Kitchen Light Replacement in Our Town
    Sunco lighting amazon 4 pack LED shop light 4500 lumens day light white. $100.00
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    02-12-2019, 12:53 PM
    Naw, 30 days 1 good post per day you will be up in no time.
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    02-11-2019, 07:15 PM
    I like em all.
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    02-11-2019, 06:44 PM
    Hossfly replied to a thread New Press? in Reloading Equipment
    Id keep the RC for small one of jobs. Very handy to do like said de prime opps. Short runs or load work up.
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    02-10-2019, 06:58 PM
    Hossfly replied to a thread Smoked chicken in Cookin' Recipe's
    I do about 1/2 cup salt to water that just covers bird. Any more and too salty.
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    02-09-2019, 02:42 PM
    Hossfly replied to a thread CastBoolits Down??? in Our Town
    Thought my I pad died, phone wouldn’t work either. Had software up date last night and thought that may have messed it up. Back up now tho just after lunch, been casting this morning, about 100 .30 cail. For 06 and 300 BO.
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    02-06-2019, 10:46 AM
    Hossfly replied to a thread Someday projects in Our Town
    I’ve got so many irons in the fire right now, some of em will probably burn up.
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    02-05-2019, 12:17 AM
    I started out powder coating 9mm, never lubed any, have shot lubed purchased commercial,but since casting have always powered coated. Also .224 with gas checks.
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    02-04-2019, 11:23 AM
    Hossfly replied to a thread Too many Knives ? in All about knives
    I especially like older Buck lock back brass ends, working knife.
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    02-04-2019, 11:01 AM
    Hossfly replied to a thread Too many Knives ? in All about knives
    I like an edge that’s so sharp, when I go to cut hay bale the string just starts parting at 1/2” proximiti to string. I love a sharp pocket Knife.
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    02-04-2019, 10:48 AM
    Hossfly replied to a thread Good Gumbo in Cookin' Recipe's
    Good recipe, only thing I would add is ‘okra’.
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    02-02-2019, 10:15 PM
    Hossfly replied to a thread Cancer in Our Chapel
    Praying for Thomas, can relate as FIL had tumor that Dr. couldn’t remove. The great physician can help and will in his time not ours. Thomas will be in good hands.
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    02-02-2019, 09:58 PM
    Hossfly replied to a thread online handle/username in Our Town
    My dad called me hossfly, I guess cause I would pester him to cock the BB gun my uncle sold to my mother for $5.00 when I was 4yo. And didn’t have the strength to cock it.
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    02-02-2019, 05:28 PM
    Hossfly replied to a thread Source for Beeswax? in Cast Boolits
    I found a bee keeper and what you want to get is the capping wax. Most will have it but just ask if you find one. What I use for fluxing is pine shavings and old candle wax, much cheaper than bee wax.
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    02-01-2019, 10:23 PM
    Hossfly replied to a thread Wisdom in Our Chapel
    I like to learn wisdom from other people and history. Especially older folks, most seem very wise because they have most likely did or tried what your about to do, either succeed or failed. Also reading through the Bible you will find a vast amount...
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    02-01-2019, 07:31 PM
    Won’t work on temp of lead, silver color not good black or dark reads for just referencing, some are real accurate for quick reference.
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    02-01-2019, 07:20 PM
    I’ve built 3 shops and 3 barns, in my married lifetime, keep getting bigger each time. Barns now 40X50’, shop now 40X50’ reloading room 14X32’ and still not big enough.
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    02-01-2019, 11:16 AM
    Thanks, I always wondered about all those numbers as to what they meant, now I know and have printed for my wall. So if any inquiring minds want to know there it is.
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    02-01-2019, 11:03 AM
    Always wanted a lead hammer. Bought the HF hammer with changeable heads plastic,rubber,brass,copper, no lead head. So found a Jack Daniels shot glass, filled with sand from barn lot, impressed hammer head into sand, covered with aluminum foil....
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    01-31-2019, 10:25 AM
    Hossfly replied to a thread 220/240 in shop in Our Town
    Wait till you get the tool and size breaker and wire location for tool requirement. The breaker protects the wire from overload and catching fire.
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About Hossfly
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We ride walking horses, hunt,shoot,reload,and now cast boolits to shoot more,eat lots of deer.also were Christians Bible thumping kind.
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Farmerville,Louisiana
Interests:
Gardening,shooting,hunting,riding horses,raising Orchids hobby greenhousesX2.
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Retired industrial Boiler and A\C Technician

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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