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    07-15-2018, 07:11 PM
    My son mistakenly went off on a job leaving his RCBS tumbler running. A few days later, when he got home, he went to the reloading shack, and the tumbler was sitting there going ' Hmmmm'. He gave it to me to fix, I called RCBS, told 'em the story,...
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    07-15-2018, 07:02 PM
    I have 2 Lachmillers bought used - they are basically the same as the RCBS LAM. I believe they are the better of the two, more robust to my thinking. I also have a Star I use a lot, even for rifle boolits, but I generally use the Lach's for GC...
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    07-05-2018, 05:39 PM
    Echo replied to a thread What did you cast today? in Cast Boolits
    Didn't cast any boolits, but smelted some alloy - 15+ lbs 5.5%Sb, 8 lbs Pb, 1.4 lbs 50/50 solder made up about 35 lbs of good alloy. Too Dam hot to be out in the sun very much...
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    06-28-2018, 06:52 PM
    I believe a grain or 2 won't make much difference in 100-yd group size, for most of us, in 165 grain or larger boolits. If we are shooting at 500-yd targets, different story, and samo if we are chasing sub-minute groups.
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    06-21-2018, 06:12 PM
    Throw a used dryer sheet in with the dry tumbler. Catches all the dust...
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    06-21-2018, 05:46 PM
    Back in the day I had great luck with the Lee 140 gr GCSWC in my Blackhawk. And the 358156 is also on my 'Great' list. Both GC designs, and accurate w/15 grs 2400 back then. I now recommend 14 grs for a max...
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    06-21-2018, 05:21 PM
    Echo replied to a thread Uncovered lubed boolits in Cast Boolits
    I bought a SAECO furnace and a box full of solder snippets from an old rummy LGS owner who was retiring. Took 'em home, and decided to check out the solder snippets (about 5 lbs worth). Good thing - I found about a half dozen small primers. Think...
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    06-21-2018, 01:00 PM
    Echo replied to a thread Robocalls in Our Town
    If in front of the TV, I see who/what is calling, and if I don't know them, it rings 4 times and quits. If on the computer, I answer, say 'Hello', and if I get no response in about 2 seconds, I hang up...
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Distinguished Pistol Shooter, Old & Ugly, decided to get into HP w/cast boolits. Have cast awhile.
Tucson AZ
Shooting, vol @ Air Museum


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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