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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:45 PM
    TRY CASTING @ 720° If you don't get fill out you need more tin/pewter. I'd suggest you keep mining the berms in your free time and build your stockpile while you can:)
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    Tin/Melting point 449.5°F Were the pewter blocks previously smelted and fluxed?
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:34 PM
    Don't forget those jackets are copper and cleaned up are worth around $1.30 a pound at the scrap yard.
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:29 PM
    I thought Joe said the metallics had a better heat resistance and were better suited for higher velocities.
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:33 PM
    looks like there isn't much difference in mushroom diameter and weight retention between your two alloys.
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:32 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Lyman must hate me in Cast Boolits
    it looks like the pin is not seating completely in the mold, the C clip should be resting on the mold. I gave up on NEW Lyman products many years ago. They must have outsourced their manufacturing. Their quality /quality control has gone down the...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:29 PM
    Wait, I meant LEE 4 20 pot. I believe I have it up and running good now. I melted about 13 lbs of pewter blocks in it all at once. My little spout clogged up really good. I had to tighten my screw up and down pretty tight to get what ever clogged it...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:20 PM
    Yes, its designed to be cam lock but its not. I'm guessing the screw was tapped to far out.
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:09 PM
    That's awesome! I just smelted my original 13 pound pewter batch of 3 oz blocks all together and poured back into 1/2 pound blocks. Im going to burn it all up on my 7.5 BH 16:1 boolits and 80/20 with 6% percent added. I smelted the pewter when...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:42 PM
    I also loaded up some lee 310's for the job as well. I told my little hunter to use which ever boolit he felt more comfortable and accurate with. We were hunting over bait so the farthest shot would have been 40 yards. If It were me Id want my...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:26 PM
    I had three devastator molds in a row that were finning around the hollow point area. I sent the 1st one back to the retailer and the 2nd and 3rd one went to Lyman waiting a month for the testing and returns. Both the 2nd and 3rd both finned finned...
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:10 PM
    " one said they sell all of their used wheel weights to the scrap yard in town. " Ask how much they get, most scrap yards pay around .25˘ a pound. remember current yield after removing FE and ZN (steel and zinc) is around 60%.
    62 replies | 2086 view(s)
  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:43 AM
    Any boolit that will kill a whitetail will kill a bear. They are thin skinned game as well. Just use a boolit that will pass all the way through so you have two bleeder holes. It's very common for bear fat to clog up the entrance and exit holes...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:51 AM
    Why do you think they make you take your glasses off now when you get your drivers licence? It is for the facial recognition software. They need a clear picture of you. Thats why they mail them to us now. Heck Facebook has a really good facial...
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    07-15-2018, 03:23 PM
    I've got 9MM's with 1 "ring", 38 spcl with 1 and 2 "rings", 357 mag and 44 mag with 1 "ring" never treated them any differently.
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    07-15-2018, 02:54 PM
    Vermont's Original Bag Balm Animal Ointment, 8 oz. Tin, For Dry, Chapped Skin Conditions, Lanolin-Based, Helps Keep Skin Smooth and Soft by Bag Balm $9.19 ($1.15/Ounce) NOW Solutions Lanolin Pure, 7-Ounce by NOW Foods $9.94 ($1.42/Fl Oz) ...
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    07-15-2018, 02:40 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Sale/great deal alert in Our Town
    I'm with Beagle 44 and 8MM, a couple boxes/bags of each would be greatly appreciated, please PM me with the cost if available. Thnx Grmps
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    07-15-2018, 01:42 PM
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    07-15-2018, 01:29 PM
    It's a thing of beauty. looked up a youtube and all I can say is wow
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    07-15-2018, 09:28 AM
    A close look at the price tag on top of the can and you'll see "sealed". The LGS owner let met "whip out my pocket knife" and open it because if it was good I was buying it. If it was bad he was throwing it away. Believe it or not but I shoot a...
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April 15, 1947 (71)
About Larry Gibson
My first reloads were with cast bullets in the 30-30 when I was 14.
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Shooting, what else?
Retired U.S. Army. Currently contract Research and development of ammuntion and relaods


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― Nikola Tesla


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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