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    04-16-2018, 12:53 PM
    bkbville replied to a thread Faulty Lee pot? in Casting Equipment
    You'd need a 600W dimmer, but I don't see how you'll benefit, as you would still have open loop temperature control. A PID (closed loop control) is a better way to maintain and control temperature. Using a PID I would simply bypass the...
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    04-16-2018, 12:46 PM
    I've seen both the heating element and the temp switch on Midway... other than that not much to go wrong with a pot that isn't over heated or placed somewhere rusty. It's a bargain - simply does the job
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    04-16-2018, 12:39 PM
    I'd like to see an actual scientific study done on this - I've been skeptical about wearing out muzzles from cleaning rods and such when they are softer, generally much softer, than the barrel steel... Wearing off muzzle steel from a bronze brush,...
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    04-16-2018, 12:19 PM
    Its good to question what we "know"... there is a lot of good knowledge that comes from old-wives tales and other hand me down knowledge, but some of it is, of course, poppycock.
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    04-12-2018, 11:53 AM
    I make a concoction of the heart of a toad, eye of a newt, seaweed, hair of border collie, scraping of ox-hoof, and ground eel spine, boiled in the darkest swamp water you can find, simmered, and reduced to a paste I then take the paste, throw it...
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    04-12-2018, 11:44 AM
    Unless you're only looking for prototyping the wads,(and then having them made using injection molding for example) I think you'll be disappointed in current 3D printing technology for printing wads. Printing 3D is slow, and a bit imprecise in...
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    04-05-2018, 09:37 PM
    Pits or chamber scratch is most likely the cause.
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    04-03-2018, 11:07 PM
    Very NICE!... and very interested... Could you post more detail - maybe pictures - of your prepared cartridges? Particularly interested in your case length, OAL, and how you seat them, and if you crimp them. I've been forming from 8mm...
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    04-01-2018, 10:37 AM
    You may want to consider a post-war if your looking for a shooter. I have a plainfield that I can shoot without worrying about collector value, and a WWII model that sits in the bank... uh... safe.
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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