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    10-17-2020, 08:22 PM
    ebb replied to a thread fishing sinkers in Lead and Lead Alloys
    They are going to hit the furnace. I think with all the unknowns with my lead i am going to need a hardness tester. the guy that gave them to me takes his metal detector in the ocean and most of the weights are big salt water types. if they were...
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    10-17-2020, 01:26 PM
    The next door neighbor has a metal detector and goes looking for treasure at many local beaches. He gave me all the lead sinkers he had the other day and some more yesterday. I have almost a 5 gallon bucket full. Are they a known hardness or alloy...
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    10-17-2020, 01:21 PM
    Thermometer is here and a single burner cook top with a cast iron deck is on its way from amazon. My coffee can is almost empty and more 357 /158 grn bullets will be needed. My neighbor gave me a bucket full of fishing weights. Are the fishing...
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    10-15-2020, 09:51 PM
    ebb started a thread thermometer in Casting Equipment
    Got thermometer today and I am wondering how to use it to it best advantage. Many pictures on the site and the web show the thermometer sitting in the pot. Can it sit like that the whole time I am pouring or does it have a time limit that it can...
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    10-11-2020, 02:58 PM
    I am using what i think to be pure lead. My first tries were some of my thought to be pure lead and some wheel weights, and i didn't know how to sort the zinc out and made a few pots of lead/zinc oatmeal. So I thought I would cast something I knew...
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    10-11-2020, 12:41 PM
    LO my wife and i have a friend that we shoot archery with that works a second job in Mims. He is the bow guy at the Ace hardware on US1 in Mims.
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    10-10-2020, 10:45 PM
    A 3-9 leupold for my 6 and some boot?
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    10-10-2020, 10:43 PM
    I am thinking that some of my problems are temp related , and i have been casting with out a thermometer. I found a 1000 degree thermometer on Amazon and it should be on the way. Before i cast anymore bullets i will have a thermometer and a heat...
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    10-08-2020, 04:24 PM
    That sounds about right Len. They all came from the mold shinny, and the can was a plastic coffee can that was washed. What lube do you use? I have a lee sizer will it apply the lube as you size, or do I need a different sizer? When I put Alox on I...
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    10-06-2020, 09:49 PM
    I just took a quick look and there are 27 boxes for die sets. 2 are for primer pocket tools and 4 or 5 I have never loaded with them. So it looks like 20. What really surprised me was how many 50 round ammo boxes I have most with loaded ammo or...
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    10-06-2020, 04:23 PM
    I am casting with a 2 cavity mold, its a lee and I had read that the 6 cavity molds are troublesome for a beginner. The bullets did not come from the mold dark grey they were cast some months back and lubed and sized and I put them all in a coffee...
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    10-06-2020, 01:27 PM
    Thanks guys. What made the bullets turn dark almost black?
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    10-06-2020, 10:43 AM
    I loaded some 158 grain bullets that I cast, and noticed some of them look BAD. They were loaded in several sessions last spring and run through a lee sizer and lubed with liquid Alox. Some of the bullets are very dark and some are not. I have no...
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    09-29-2020, 03:11 PM
    I have a 6x glossy Leupold if you have something to trade for it.
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    09-28-2020, 07:11 PM
    I looked at the contact info and found just as you said the maker is in Florida. There is a bunch of small arms makers in that same area now, I have no idea why they are there, must be some county government offering deals to get industry in the...
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    09-28-2020, 06:01 PM
    ebb started a thread Remington rifles in Factory Rifles
    I was reading on another site that some of the parts that were owned by the group that owns Remington were auctioned and the new owners pending court approval were announced today. I can't remember all of it but IIR Ruger has the winning bid for...
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    09-25-2020, 02:56 PM
    ebb replied to a thread Handfull of Hanks? in Vintage Ammo
    Armscor precision must have bought the equipment from Winchester cause they had an H head stamp on the 22mag ammo till the middle 80s that i know of .
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    09-24-2020, 08:17 PM
    ebb replied to a thread Boat oars in Our Town
    Minnkota
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shooting , reloading, wood working, welding
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semi retired carpenter

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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