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    Today, 03:13 PM
    Bump and fixed.
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    Today, 12:10 PM
    I'll take the RCBS 454 Casull Carbide sizer die set. PM coming at you. Edd
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    Today, 12:06 PM
    badgeredd replied to a thread Henry lever actions in Leverguns
    If I am understanding you correctly, your problem is failure to FEED, correct? Edd
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    02-22-2018, 12:35 PM
    badgeredd replied to a thread 32 40 in Case Forming / Re-forming
    I would suggest that you impregnate some fine (400 grit) lapping compound into a few 8mm cast bullets and load them at low pressure/velocity levels (1500 fps or less). I impregnate my bullets by spreading a small amount of lapping compound on a...
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    02-21-2018, 12:00 AM
    Add more tin. 5% should work nicely.
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    02-20-2018, 01:09 AM
    Aside from the hazards, man what a lot of hard , nasty work for so little return and then what do you do with the bones? I agree with others about just selling them and buying some lead.
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    02-20-2018, 12:57 AM
    It is just a colloquial thing for lead cast with love bullets. Either way most people don't really care that much even though some can get testy about it.
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    02-20-2018, 12:49 AM
    James, I'm taking a little different thought on this thing. It sounds like you have the ducks in a row and I fully know how frustrating leading can be, especially when you do everything right. I have come across some supposed to be soft lead that...
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    02-14-2018, 03:09 PM
    Looks like 1680 pounds so I'm guessing 1598 ingots.
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    02-14-2018, 03:05 PM
    This variable depends on your specific barrel. Example: I had 1 barrel that slugged at .356 and a .357 bullet would not chamber. The solution was to get another barrel. The replacement slugged at .3455 and will shoot .355 bullets all day with no...
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    02-14-2018, 02:56 PM
    lwknight replied to a thread I have a question. in Cast Boolits
    I have had to reduce the OAL to 1.115 for my Berretta but the Ruger likes 1.160 just fine. I just ignore the groove and use a taper crimp. At least it cannot likely set back accidentally. I did have to reduce my load for the shorter OAL because I...
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    02-13-2018, 04:50 PM
    I'll go $200 on the Remington 582. Edd
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    02-11-2018, 06:36 PM
    lwknight replied to a thread Remove Live Primers in Cast Boolits
    Just knock them out. Press slowly and in case one does go off, so what? It will just scare you a bit so don't hold sharp objects in your hand. Safety glasses can't hurt.
    42 replies | 1163 view(s)
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    02-08-2018, 10:58 PM
    lwknight replied to a thread Drying Brass in Cast Boolits
    Ah, ha. That's what that is for! Just think, my wife thought it was for shoes lol.
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    02-07-2018, 01:45 AM
    Flaring tool might not be necessary if you have an inside deburring tool. It may be worth a shot if you can get your hands on one. I know that RCBS makes them and I bought mine decades ago so I have no idea about the price. The beburr tool is just...
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    02-07-2018, 01:30 AM
    Thank you Mister 303Guy. That helps substantiate what I thought I knew all along. I never examined recovered rifle bullets but I have a few thousands of pistol bullets from a sand berm. I never did see any signs of erosion on any bases but them...
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    02-06-2018, 10:02 PM
    RochnRoll, you just took a giant step in relations by making an appearance here. If you keep people posted on what is going on, some will want to try the products again.
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    02-06-2018, 09:32 PM
    When I was in trade school we had two 13" Bridgeport gear driven lathes. They had nylon gears. I hated them. Given the choice I always used either the Bridgeport belt lathes, or the big 17" Bridgeport. Only thing with the 17 was, it had no emergency...
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    02-06-2018, 12:02 AM
    I watched a guy light off tracer rounds with a propane torch on youtube. They did not light readily but took a good bit of heating. The bullets had what looked like a reversed gas check so that the pyro stuff was not in direct communication with the...
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    02-05-2018, 10:28 PM
    Shooting ranges just do not make a consideration for people that have proper bullet fit and proper loads. They just assume that you are a leadder poisoning the air.
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    02-05-2018, 10:14 PM
    I for one have not a clue but I bet we can do some googling. If I remember right , I think it was mythbusters that did the flash paper test. I would imagine that the fire is a lot hotter under high power rifle bullets than lead pistol bullets....
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    02-05-2018, 10:09 PM
    I wish we had upvotes. Beautiful cast. Great mushroom and excellent weight retention.
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    02-04-2018, 11:11 PM
    Or 600-700 degrees F.
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    02-04-2018, 09:27 PM
    Probably some truth in this. I have a GP-100 that has fired 1000s of rounds and it does not lead up. The inside of the barrel looks like chrome but I never did anything to it from the factory except shoot a lot. It will get sooty or some streaks...
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    02-04-2018, 09:23 PM
    This has been proven false by pasting magicians flash paper to bullet bases and firing them into recoverable media. The flash paper was not burned. Lead deposited in the barrels is from hot gasses passing around the bullet and vaporizing that way. ...
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    02-04-2018, 12:27 AM
    It seems that the concensus of this group is that 1% tin will cast just fine. My experience is that you need 1% tin to every 3% antimony. Consensus says that extra tin is a waste. My experience is that higher tin contend is beneficial to...
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    02-03-2018, 11:50 PM
    lwknight replied to a thread Linotype in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Actually the surface will harden being a fairly poor conductor of heat thus causing a very liquid middle. I suggest extreme caution in dumping ingots till they are thoroughly cooled. They will break open and dump liquid , hot metal. True that there...
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  • jimkim's Avatar
    02-02-2018, 09:30 PM
    Because chics dig it. I always wanted to, and when my best friend's wife made him sell everything she deemed to be "in the way", I got his equipment for $50.00. That was all it took. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    02-02-2018, 09:25 PM
    I got a responce. Jim: You are correct that we have a new progressive press in the works. It will be a 4 station press that you will be able to customize to be as progressive as you would like. The priming system is similar to the single...
    28 replies | 1095 view(s)
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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
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