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    Today, 09:14 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread linotype? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    If this information doesn't get you there just ask and someone will be glad to help you.
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    Today, 08:41 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread linotype? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    olfarmer - welcome to CB If you decided to start casting to save money, forget it. You won't, you'll just shoot more. Linotype is around 19 BHN (hardness) with the 45/70 you are looking at closer to 10-12 BHN You can go 10 # pure, 2# linotype...
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    Today, 07:47 PM
    Can you measure the spacing (center to center) from the rear hole D&T'd in the front receiver ring to the hole in the rear receiver ring?
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    Today, 07:35 PM
    leathersmith55 - welcome to CB If you decided to start casting to save money, forget it. You won't, you'll just shoot more. Short answer, the softer the lead/alloy the heavier the boolit. Published load data is just a starting point. Every...
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    Today, 04:31 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread best place to buy.... in Cast Boolits
    Cabelas often has Sellier & Bellot Primers for around $20 a brick One of the best firearm related search engines on the internet. Has current lowest prices available from many suppliers.
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    Today, 02:58 PM
    I flux with pine sawdust every time I fill the pot. burn it to a char mix in first with a potato masher to get it distributed through the pot top to bottom, then with a wire wisp to blend it all in. I end of with a layer of grey granules on the...
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    Today, 02:36 PM
    PC & HiTek Have a lube-sizer and alox but didn't like the mess
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    Today, 02:29 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread 30/30 lead in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Unless the bore of your 30-30 is larger than normal you should be fine. Have you slugged the bore or done a chamber cast on the gun?
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    Today, 02:20 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread WTB WW lead in Swappin & Sellin
    Did you try "the captain" VS
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    Today, 02:33 AM
    or how little you know about sewing machines :)
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    Today, 02:19 AM
    wintys -------- welcome to CB Casting boolits (lead bullets) properly is a science, once you know the basics, not a hard science. There is a lot of good information here 1. Boolits need to be cast...
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    Yesterday, 09:47 PM
    With a bottom pour pot, you don't have to worry about the dross on top since the lead comes out the bottom. There are members here that swear by the dipper method, in dipping you need to keep the top clean. Both work, I find bottom pour more...
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    Yesterday, 07:38 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Pet peeves in Our Town
    I use the free APP from Helps with spelling and some grammar, the paid APP does a lot more. Sometimes the connection between my brain and fingers doesn't work so good. When autocorrect changes what I mean when I...
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    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Costco Hotdogs in Our Town
    I hope that's only in HI. If it's not Polish, it's not worth eating.
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    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Rough Winter in Hunting with CB's
    that's where the umbrella pole goes↑↑↑↑▲▲▲
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    Yesterday, 03:49 PM
    Sometimes you can tweak the metal "fingers" at the top of your mag to point the boolits up a little higher when chambering That boolit shoots great @ 200 yrds Good Brass for conversion ADI PERFECTA Aguila PMC A USA PS FC PSD GFL RA
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    Yesterday, 03:16 PM
    +1 on what Buckshot said. It depends on where you live and the climate as to how thorough you need to be. Dry Climates little to no care needed super damp climates coat in oil (I like Kroil) wrap in VCI paper and store in a plastic organizer.
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    Yesterday, 03:02 PM
    I'm glad you found a way to make HF PC work for you I used to double up on the Ziploc bags (didn't like cleaning powder out of the tumbler/vibrator when the boolits wore through the bags) and do several colors at a time. some people stick...
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    Yesterday, 02:40 PM
    I like to dump them onto a folded towel or mesh basket/tray and separate them with a gloved hand. IF they stick to the baking tray, light taps on the bottom will dislodge them without damage. The main causes of sticking is not removing all the...
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    03-19-2018, 10:31 PM
    ^^^^^^^^^ this ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ no need to waste money when it's this easy.
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    03-19-2018, 07:03 PM
    Just chiming in here, since I use the Lee Loader. Someday I have dreams of a fancy press, etc. But it was a budget fight to get my Lee (+powder, boolits, primers...) so not happening anytime soon. My usually thrifty, pinch-penny wife "couldn't see...
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    03-19-2018, 05:54 PM
    John will be missed. I always appreciated the time John gave and the advice. R.I.P.
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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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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