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    Today, 05:12 PM
    jimkim replied to a thread Custom sizing die in Casting Equipment
    What size are you wanting? Someone here may have one. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    Today, 01:10 PM
    This is a year old. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    Today, 01:01 PM
    jimkim replied to a thread Custom sizing die in Casting Equipment
    Lee for one. Will google again and post the results. https://leeprecision.com/custom-lube-and-sizing-kit.html Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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  • badgeredd's Avatar
    12-11-2017, 07:53 PM
    Boy!!! That's good to hear!
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    12-10-2017, 09:52 PM
    You can melt it into a manageable ingot and do a water displacement specific gravity test. My bet is 30% lead.
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    12-10-2017, 09:40 PM
    Two things here: 1. Lead is dead and radiation does not stay in lead. ( good grief people) 2. If those blocks were used as shielding for radiological monitoring equipment, they may be "Low-Alpha" lead worth around $100.00 per pound. Or they may...
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    12-09-2017, 09:51 PM
    Thanks. Been working on that. My muzzle measures 0.395" at the muzzle. I didn't think it was full choke, because I have seen them measure 0.375" and 0.383", but someone told me mine was. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    12-06-2017, 09:06 AM
    Just pull it out. It's held in by friction from a spring steel ring. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    12-05-2017, 11:30 PM
    As some of you know, I've been loading brass 410 "slug" rounds(using 38 WCF 200gr data) for a while. I charge the case, and seat a Lee 401-175-TC boolit(no wad, loose powder), in a brass 410 case, and crimp the boolit, to hold it in place. This...
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    12-03-2017, 03:08 PM
    Still probably filled with petrified dinosaur poop for weight. You can melt that stuff out at lower temperatures than it takes to melt the pewter. You still have to cut the metal away to clean the weight goop out.
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    11-29-2017, 01:38 PM
    It is not bad to overheat with the weed burner being naturally aspirated because as soon as it is hot enough to melt , it runs off into the catch container. You might actually reduce some oxides with the flame.
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    11-28-2017, 11:00 PM
    Weed burner works great on any size chunk of lead. Slow to get started but it goes fast once you get it to dripping into a pot or mold. Cheap and simple plus good for many things.
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    11-23-2017, 10:56 PM
    I guess it would be easy enough to just wire tie two TCs together just so they stay out of the way. I was just thinking that two separate TCs would get in a tangle or something. Even better like OS OK said, two in one well would work too.
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    11-23-2017, 05:27 PM
    lwknight replied to a thread Tin Tubes in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Sounds nasty. I would let it go. You might get a few dollars worth of tin if you have a lot of tubes but is it really worth it?
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  • jimkim's Avatar
    11-23-2017, 11:44 AM
    I thought about putting a hole in the base, and bench, under the spout, with a holesaw. Just slide a tray under it, and you're done. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    11-23-2017, 08:49 AM
    I keep saying I'm going to build a, bolt on, repacement valve assembly. A shop, a shop, my kingdom for a well furnished shop! Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    11-22-2017, 11:10 PM
    Can a single TC be wired to operate 2 PID controllers ,or will it mess with the reading if another load is paralleled? I'm going to figure out a reasonable way to use PIDs on a gas smelting pot. It will have 2 gas valves so I can have low, med, and...
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    11-22-2017, 08:20 PM
    That's the one I couldn't find a picture of. Funny thing, when I'm looking for the others, that's the ONLY ONE, that I find. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    11-22-2017, 05:38 PM
    Here's a Bair measure with the rotors, and the newer style Hornady measure. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    11-22-2017, 05:33 PM
    I think there were four different models. I found pictures of two. What does yours look like? I think one of the other two is made like the newer Hornady one. It has a sliding charge bar. I think these two use rotors similar to an RCBS Lil' Dandy. ...
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    11-22-2017, 10:22 AM
    I keep my bulk storage in the field under a tree in the form of #25 bricks. It is easy to count up that way. I use the smaller 3X5 bread pans to make casting alloy ingots. Just put 2 pounds or so in each that way it fits easily into the casting...
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    11-21-2017, 11:53 AM
    The Redding 38 special to 357 magnum spacer is 0.135" thick. Their 44 special to 44 mag spacer is 0.125" thick. I hope this helps. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    11-17-2017, 11:39 PM
    Only 15 pounds is not worth fooling with. I would set it aside to cast fishing weights before wasting more good stuff trying to save it.
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    11-16-2017, 11:58 PM
    The actual length of the probe is only to make it fit the application and means nothing except how deep it will go. The thermocouple is in the tip.
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    11-16-2017, 11:51 PM
    lwknight replied to a thread Chrono help in Cast Boolits
    There are different type power controls on leds. A buck/boost regulator used with batteries will be a smooth pure light. The PWM is the cheapest and most common regulator. Even battery powered leds probably use PWM unless they are a higher end...
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    11-16-2017, 04:51 PM
    You are not going to get anything more than just a wild idea from appearances.
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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