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    Yesterday, 11:13 PM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread Alloy Temperature in Cast Boolits
    I find that after a full 20# Lee pot has gotten up to temperature, I have to reduce the setting as the level goes down, unless I am adding new lead.
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    Yesterday, 02:28 PM
    If things don’t improve after a few cycles, you can try polishing it with a boolit and polishing compound. Granted, it’s a lot easier to polish aluminum or brass than steel, but you can do it.
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    Yesterday, 02:20 PM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread Alloy Temperature in Cast Boolits
    I guess if you are changing alloys frequently, you may want to empty your pot completely when done casting, but I find it much faster to heat up a cold pot 1/4 full, than an empty one where the ingots have much less surface area touching the pot.
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    Yesterday, 02:10 PM
    I think it helps a lot to use plastic bags and squeeze all the remaining air out of them. My basement is humid. I double bag mine and add silica gel packs. Then store in a non airtight container to protect the bags from getting punctured.
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    Yesterday, 02:01 PM
    If the copper is too transparent, you might try a first coat of white or 50/50 white/copper, followed by a copper coat. Be sure to remove excess powder before baking to avoid too thick of a final coating.
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    Yesterday, 01:52 PM
    There are a lot of variables to consider. Boolit weight, how much water it falls through until it reaches the bottom, how hot the alloy is and how long you wait to empty it from the mould. I’ve had some 500 grain boolits get dents when the water...
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    Yesterday, 01:24 PM
    I assume the investors who bought Remington would keep the brand name for the guns they produced, but what about Ruger who has a well recognized already? Will they keep the Marlin name/brand alive or will they just start using the equipment to...
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    Yesterday, 12:02 AM
    So what is going on at Remington currently? Are any guns being produced? Are we going to see Remington and Marlin brands in the future or will they disappear ?
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    01-24-2021, 04:17 PM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread Pressure washers in Our Town
    If you get a powerful one, be careful using it on your car. Windshield wipers, plastic trim, etc.
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    01-24-2021, 04:09 PM
    Don’t do it!
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    01-24-2021, 03:42 PM
    Sounds like the Lee boolits are designed for Alox type lube.
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    01-24-2021, 03:32 PM
    Don’t forget that they may not all be the same alloy or hardness.
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    01-24-2021, 03:20 PM
    Anyone ever tried buck and ball on hogs?
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    01-24-2021, 03:12 PM
    Using a drill press for case trimming. That’s actually an interesting idea.
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    01-24-2021, 02:56 PM
    Trivia. A Carcano is what was used to allegedly assassinate JFK. https://catalog.archives.gov/id/305134
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    01-24-2021, 02:35 PM
    I’d say first thing would be to slug the barrel acquire some correct size boolits and try shooting it. See how it shoots and feels to you. A consideration is getting a synthetic stock for it and keeping it sporterized and enjoy it. Probably a lot...
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    01-24-2021, 11:03 AM
    I always thought built in ones were a good idea. They might be cheaper in the long run. If I had the space, I would build one I could walk into and store other valuables too. Just dreaming.
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    01-24-2021, 10:50 AM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread Looking for a Truck in Our Town
    Something I’ve never understood, why are there Chevy and GMC trucks? Isn’t Chevy part of General Motors?
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    01-22-2021, 11:29 PM
    I just got a Lee .575 472 gr minie ball mould. Haven’t tried it yet.
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    01-22-2021, 10:59 PM
    How many people save their Lee mould boxes? Especially, those from the ones that come with handles. I store my moulds in a big Tupperware container and not in their original boxes. Iím starting to have a lot of boxes. I break them down so they store...
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    01-22-2021, 10:18 PM
    For me the biggest benefit with different colors is being able to tell difference grain sizes apart, before and after they are loaded.
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    01-22-2021, 10:11 PM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread Looking for a Truck in Our Town
    No one has mentioned how well their trucks hold up to corrosion. Especially if you live in the snow belt, where they use a lot of salt. Any brands better than others in that respect?
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    01-22-2021, 01:45 PM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread Looking for a Truck in Our Town
    I was always more or less a Ford truck guy. I’m retired now and don’t need a truck, but I’ve only heard good about Toyotas. I don’t know about prices, but if I were to buy a truck today, I think it would be a Toyota, if I could afford it....
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    01-22-2021, 01:11 PM
    I think Smokes sells a variety pack of colors to get started with. I’ve never used clear, but you have a point, that it will be more difficult to see less than perfect coating.
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    01-22-2021, 01:04 PM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread Do you scrap in Cast Boolits
    I have lots of different containers with boolits in them. Different sizes, weights, sized or not and PCed or not. I make sure I put a piece of paper in each indicating what they are. When I get down to less than six or so, I usually put them in the...
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    01-22-2021, 12:46 PM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread Swiss vs Goex in Muzzleloading.
    I found some. Thanks for the help.
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    01-22-2021, 12:34 PM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread Swiss vs Goex in Muzzleloading.
    What I’m looking for is an equivalent to Goex FFF in Swiss. Buying online you don’t often get to see a picture of the powder. If I want FFF Should I look for no. 2 Swiss?
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    01-22-2021, 02:19 AM
    What is the equivalent of 2F and 3F Goex powders in Swiss brand powders? I am in France and the local Vectan brand of BP doesnít have an equivalent of 3F. It goes from 2F to 4F and I would like to try out some 3F. I can get Swiss brand here, but am...
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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