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  • lwknight's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:52 PM
    Are you saying that the antimony did dissolve in the lead before you added any tin? Or were you talking about the superhard?
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  • white eagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:44 PM
    like asking which kid you like the best molds have different applications what might be good for my pistol I may choose and prefer another manufacturer for a rifle can't pin it down that easily that said we are fortunate to have at our...
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  • RP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:38 PM
    Just my thinking when they start sitting on the racks and people are not buying them up like bread and milk on days they are calling for snow in the south the price will start getting back in line. 22 rounds I seen here are 10 bucks for 100 cci 33...
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    Yesterday, 04:48 PM
    A couple years back I had a scrap yard hit me up for like $1.50 per pound and I told him that I was thinking more like $0.85 for all of it. He sent me to his bigger yard where I got a 2,400 pound gaylord. Low and behold there was 60 pounds of high...
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    06-26-2017, 10:08 PM
    The finning means a tiny flake of something stuck to the mold. Inspect very carefully. it is probably a small flattened blob of alloy preventing the mold from closing completely. It could even be that you might need a dab of lube on the alignment...
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    06-26-2017, 10:02 PM
    That purpley color only means that pure lead oxidizes really fast. Not an indicator of having been too hot but indicates pure lead. It won't do that if you pour in in a cold mold but your ingot might be ugly.
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    06-26-2017, 09:49 PM
    You are coming up with about 4% antimony and 5.4% tin. You might be able to spare some tin and still get the same results unless you are using more tin to make the bullets tougher so they won't fragment so bad.
    9 replies | 157 view(s)
  • lwknight's Avatar
    06-26-2017, 09:13 PM
    You should not have to melt the antimony. The tin will dissolve it like water does salt. It is hard to melt antimony. Now for the question that I cannot answer: How much antimony will the tin hold before it quits dissolving it? Also I know that...
    9 replies | 157 view(s)
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    06-25-2017, 08:25 PM
    Over the years I bought Midways boxes as they are reasonably priced. I now buy only the MTM boxes as they are practically indestructible. I have dropped full and partially filled 100 rd boxes from Midway and thet break if they hit a hard surface....
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  • white eagle's Avatar
    06-25-2017, 08:03 PM
    not trying to reinvent anything just heeding sage advice is all
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  • white eagle's Avatar
    06-25-2017, 06:46 PM
    2 cav aluminum 431 Keith boolit weighs in @ 247 gr.with an alloy of 50/50 ww/linotype
    3 replies | 137 view(s)
  • white eagle's Avatar
    06-25-2017, 06:44 PM
    white eagle replied to a thread 50/50 in Lead and Lead Alloys
    thanks for the info
    2 replies | 122 view(s)
  • white eagle's Avatar
    06-25-2017, 03:29 PM
    Mountain Molds I ordered a mold early this week and it was here by Saturday not only fast but man oh man can this cast no cleaning no nothing just melt and pour casting keeper boolits from the git go no flippin mold prep,seasoning or what...
    3 replies | 137 view(s)
  • white eagle's Avatar
    06-25-2017, 03:24 PM
    white eagle started a thread 50/50 in Lead and Lead Alloys
    ww/linotype what is the estimate on bhn tried to open the calculator but no luck
    2 replies | 122 view(s)
  • white eagle's Avatar
    06-25-2017, 12:19 PM
    thanks for re-posting not going to take it
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    06-25-2017, 11:23 AM
    296 for full power loads . I have found 296 to be more versatile than the 2400 so to save shelf space I just quit buying 2400. 231 or unique for medium and plinking. I never could tell a difference between unique and 231.
    76 replies | 7183 view(s)
  • Chili's Avatar
    06-24-2017, 11:58 PM
    I just picked up 6 pounds of SR4759, all one lot from a gun shop that is closing. Got for $20/pound Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
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  • RP's Avatar
    06-24-2017, 11:57 PM
    Adding WWs to melted lead will save time on sorting its getting the lead off the ceiling that takes forever the cement floor is not as bad. It seems no matter how long I leave a bucket of WWs sitting in the shop to make sure they are fully dry there...
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  • white eagle's Avatar
    06-24-2017, 11:46 PM
    Newly added: $75 Shipped Custom Leaf spring forged hunting knife with mule deer handle. HIGHLY polished blade! You can see your refection like a mirror. Razor sharp blade. I met the maker at a local rendezvous and picked up some of his knives....
    5 replies | 588 view(s)
  • white eagle's Avatar
    06-24-2017, 11:41 PM
    how do you think a 44 cal wadcutter saboted in a 50 cal muzzleloader would perform on whitetail deer I shot some today at the range and they grouped really really good I believe they weigh around 210 gr or so
    5 replies | 158 view(s)
  • white eagle's Avatar
    06-24-2017, 11:36 PM
    well we have all heard it from ol Jim "44 Man" on using fed primers I though yeah yeah sure thing primer is a primer rite? I did a test today for myself I have a load of 23.0 gr.imr 4227 with winchester primers and fed 150 match primers and the...
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  • RP's Avatar
    06-24-2017, 12:32 AM
    May be over cooking the powder. I have found with some powders if you cook them longer the color changes mostly it gets darker. Or in a more simple term you burnt them lol.
    5 replies | 303 view(s)
  • white eagle's Avatar
    06-23-2017, 11:15 PM
    Machinist,Bricklayer 10 for the first 20 second now retired
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  • white eagle's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 03:29 PM
    don't know a hoot about mauser actions but I do know AI versions of cartridges I have had 2 and still own 1( a 220 swift ai and a 280 ai ) that said a competent gunsmith will chamber the rifle so a factory cartridge can be fired in a improved...
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  • white eagle's Avatar
    06-20-2017, 11:29 PM
    I got 950 or so with that load in the special I had a 4.5"flattop it was an accurate load too so ol Skeeter was on to something
    10 replies | 495 view(s)
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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