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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    11-14-2017, 06:09 AM
    A load of 3.7 grains of bullseye and a 124 grain bullet will get you a lot of stovepipes on a new crispy gun. I found that both my rugeers it took 4.2 grains to cycle properly. You had the OAL at 1.150 so 4.2 grains will be just fine. I never...
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    11-14-2017, 06:00 AM
    lwknight replied to a thread Chrono help in Cast Boolits
    The led is a big problem for chronographs. The leds are controlled by a PWM that actually flickers the light set intervals to limit the output. That would totally screw with the chrony.
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    11-14-2017, 05:51 AM
    Battery posts are dead soft. The cable ends can be hard or soft. The large factory terminals like you find on a diesel pickup are soft and the cheaper terminals like you find at the O'reilys can be either way.
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    11-14-2017, 02:02 AM
    I agree with Grmps. I store mine in large pill bottles/chemical containers. We used to buy the bulk size bottles of Tylenol. They are marked with hdpe 2, as was mentioned above. Sirgknight ordered some oil bottles online, and broke some bulk...
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    11-13-2017, 11:28 PM
    lwknight replied to a thread 38 Squib loads? in Cast Boolits
    Your 148 grain bullets are too light for 10 grains 2400 powder in 38 cases. You are not getting the powder lit. You need either a faster powder or a 357 case with more powder in it. Also a magnum primer could not hurt either. I had similar...
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    11-13-2017, 01:47 AM
    If you can see the crystals, you have very low antimony. If the flakes are about 1/8" you have far less than 1/2%. Eventually the crystallization visual effect will just look like a satin finish at 2 or 3 percent. After that point you can't tell...
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    10-31-2017, 04:46 AM
    Looks like Lee would change the lock to a crossbolt safety style release. It would probably work better, and be easier to produce. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    10-22-2017, 11:27 PM
    Using antimony in the mix is a way to get the 15bnh without wasting so much tin. Two things that are different. With antimonial lead you can quench to get even harder bullets and they will stay hard till time indefinite but are a bit brittle for...
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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