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    Yesterday, 12:44 AM
    Echo replied to a thread mountain lion in NH in Our Town
    Working their way into EVERYWHERE!
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    Yesterday, 12:39 AM
    Echo replied to a thread Stupid Things I Do in Cast Boolits
    I second the motion. I have some "Slow Red Dot" I accidentally made by pouring some Herco into a Red Dot container. Shoots just fine...
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    Yesterday, 12:33 AM
    Echo replied to a thread A bit too hard lol in Cast Boolits
    Mono-type, 9% Sn, 19% Sb, and 'Way Too Hard to cast boolits out of. I use 7 parts WW ingots (35 lbs), 1 part (5 lbs) Mono, and add 1 % Sn for my 'A' alloy, about 2.75% Sn, 6+% Sb, and plenty hard for rifle boolits. Cut it 50/50 w Pb, and add another...
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    10-13-2018, 02:28 PM
    I have used a drop light before, but now I use my hair dryer, on low, for maybe 10-15 minutes, placed about 2" from old Lachmiller.
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    10-13-2018, 02:19 PM
    Echo replied to a thread A thanks to all. in Our Town
    I'm sure most of us believe in Pay It Forward...
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    10-13-2018, 02:07 PM
    Echo replied to a thread Bad Knees in Our Town
    I had cortisone injections in my L4-5 area a couple of years ago. Lasted about 2-3 months, had it again, again lasted 2-3 mos, had it again, no joy. the next procedure I didn't care for, so am addressing L4-5 problem a different way. Regarding...
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    10-13-2018, 01:48 PM
    Echo replied to a thread Well, here I go in Cast Boolits
    I think you must mean single-action...
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    10-13-2018, 01:37 PM
    Echo replied to a thread Carrumba! in Cast Boolits
    Will have to use furnace #3 from now until spring. It will get hot enough to take care of the wrinkles...
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    10-10-2018, 12:00 AM
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    10-09-2018, 11:58 PM
    Echo replied to a thread Carrumba! in Cast Boolits
    Thermometer in pot, running about 720 to start (first pot), higher w/second (LEE), about 720 w/3rd SAECO. third loaded w/'A' alloy (~2+% Sn 6+% Sb. Will try third tomorrow, up to 750+ - first pot gets up to 720 wide open, so I guess I need higher...
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    10-09-2018, 02:03 PM
    Echo replied to a thread Carrumba! in Cast Boolits
    Thanks to all - Sn was added as 50/50 solder - and I will turn the pot up! Yes, cool breeze was blowing that day! Thanks again... Ed, AKA
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    10-08-2018, 04:40 PM
    My friend's Sig loves the Lyman 358242 RN. My mold throws it ~120 grs - Lyman also made it in a 91 grain version.
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    10-08-2018, 04:23 PM
    Echo started a thread Carrumba! in Cast Boolits
    I'm having trouble with a Lee 2-banger that I hadn't had trouble with before. Folds and incidents, with temp ~720 and alloy that hadn't given any trouble before. See the pictures... Two of the four came the same time, different cavities! ***,...
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    09-25-2018, 01:15 AM
    Echo replied to a thread Any HAM's here? in Our Town
    Ex-W5HZM (Hollyhocks, Zinnias, and Marigolds), AKA Whisky 5. Been out of it for decades, but ended with Hammarlund HX-50 w/home-made boots (pair of 811's in parallel, GG, 2,000 volts on the plates, B&W final turret coil set, and a 2D21 wired as a...
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    09-25-2018, 01:04 AM
    What the He}}? On a country road? Letting the kids drive? Great Zot - I would hire her in a heartbeat, for anything she thought she could do. Good for her, and Bad for the Bosses...
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    09-23-2018, 12:36 PM
    Big PLUS ONE!
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    09-22-2018, 10:49 AM
    Three legs aren't all that bad. My Granddaughter has a terrier named Jack that got hit by a car several years ago. Amputated the (front) leg, and he is still getting along fine.
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    09-22-2018, 10:46 AM
    Echo replied to a thread Santa Fe, NM in Our Town
    Roger on Ft Union. We were just there a couple of days ago. Also - ABQQ is not too far, and the National Nuclear Museum there is Flamin' OUTSTANDING! Believe me, it is WELL WORTH THE EFFORT!
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Distinguished Pistol Shooter, Old & Ugly, decided to get into HP w/cast boolits. Have cast awhile.
Tucson AZ
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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