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  • Walter Laich's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:21 PM
    agree shape if off-putting.
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    Yesterday, 08:18 PM
    I've been known to hit the mold with spray Kroil Oil. That oil doesn't seem to bother the bullet making ability of the mold once it's back to temp. my PID is at 710 so we're close on temps I know for a fact slow pours will give me wrinkled...
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    Yesterday, 08:06 PM
    just checked hodgdon reloading data and found this 9 mm 125 gr bullet HS-6 starting load HS-6: 4.1 gr maximum load HS-6: 5.1 gr
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  • Walter Laich's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:01 PM
    see post just below this for load data question let's run through the checklist have you shot other loads without problems standard vs Magnum or Rifle primers checked to see the diameter of the bullet to see it is what the mold says...
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:50 PM
    Most large commercial jobs like that are bid out for removal and no amount of brewskis and donuts will get you anything. Best bet is to find where they are hauling it to (local scrap yard) and buy it there for probably a buck a pound for pure Pb. ...
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:44 PM
    It's all in the thickness. I use different cutting tools for each. I have cut Pb sheets from 1/16" thick to 1.5" thick. Each demands a different tool to get it done efficiently and with as little "sawdust" as possible! banger
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    Yesterday, 01:50 PM
    My wife used to work for a financial concern and they bought trunk lines in major cities to appear like local calls. Not hard to do at all. And perfectly legal. Not-so-honest concerns can "spoof" the system with fake numbers. That is NOT legal...
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:36 PM
    Always keep linotype in it's NATIVE format.........."lines-o-type". That way everybody in the future knows what it is. Anyone can cast anything in home-made ingots and say it is lino!!!!!!! Don't melt the lines down! I just whack off a piece of...
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  • Walter Laich's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:26 AM
    be careful doing this as I had a bullet hang up in the cavity and the screw went completely through it and ruined the mold
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  • Walter Laich's Avatar
    04-18-2018, 08:56 PM
    not to take anything away from this cause I think it has a 'cool factor' but I drilled out holes with a Forstner bit to make mine. that way I could customize it for the space it was going in
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    04-18-2018, 08:53 PM
    It happens no harm done
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    04-18-2018, 08:50 PM
    I got both for my Pro-Melt. for some reason a bit cheaper than for the Lees. love both of them. The shelf is great to take weight off my repaired (x2) shoulder. lid holds in an amazing amount of heat pricey?--some but it's part of the...
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    04-18-2018, 03:32 PM
    In a word(s)......................HECK YES!!!!!!! Messiest procedure I ever performed, short of the frontal-lobotomy I once performed.....or was that a bottle-in-front-of-me? I forget. But it is very messy and I now use PC for all my loads. I...
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    04-18-2018, 03:25 PM
    Got one just a few minutes ago from "Microsoft". A local number with a horrible thick India accent! Told him I still used a kerosene powered abacus and iron gall ink on parchment that still worked just fine..............and he hung up REAL FAST! ...
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    04-18-2018, 03:21 PM
    Clean EVERYTHING that touches your boolits.....from you hands to sizing dies and loading equipment. If you went from grease to PC, you probably have residual grease in the dies or equipment. A one time GOOD cleaning is all you need. Acetone or laq...
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  • Walter Laich's Avatar
    04-18-2018, 10:38 AM
    I broke down and bought some good ones--amazing to use after the cheap ones you find everywhere they stay hidden from Mrs. as she is known to use almost anything to dig holes in garden
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  • Walter Laich's Avatar
    04-18-2018, 10:34 AM
    also curious as to how this would help the process
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    04-18-2018, 10:29 AM
    I coat then size and am successful I've PC bullets where I have had to blow off the dust and dirt; it's the oil that messes up process
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  • Walter Laich's Avatar
    04-18-2018, 10:26 AM
    have them on my casting pot and PC oven. wonderful invention and was fun to build
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  • Walter Laich's Avatar
    04-18-2018, 10:25 AM
    always great to hear a comeback story bullets look great condor . . . not so much to be sure Cali. is an 'interesting' state
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  • Walter Laich's Avatar
    04-18-2018, 10:15 AM
    another vote for Smoke's I've taken to mixing colors mostly to see what it does. Would say darker colors keep the lead from showing through. The bullet is coated but some folks like them not to show the thin spots = darker ones are much...
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    04-17-2018, 05:43 PM
    Ignore all that stuff from "Microsoft". They, like the IRS, do NOT call you!!!!!!!!!!!! I get 3-4 of those a week on my office lines. If you want to have some fun, tell them you are running Win 2.2 and it still works!!!!! Also for carpet...
    23 replies | 566 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