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    MM that means a lot buddy.At 69 years of age I will be lucky to have another 10 to 15
    years of productive life.I keep trying to learn all I can, & intern share what I have learned
    than carry it to the grave.

    I feel I,m a good man & have my own values.But people do what they do,& I don't feel it is my place
    to slander anyone on any web site.I was told I was banned & if I did not know why I was dumber
    than they thought.

    That hurt,s that people can't respect my feelings, but I have not lived this long with out looking ahead
    & knowing I did nothing wrong.

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    Well my friend Hippie did another corning video.I caution you to use a Ceramic burr coffee grinder thow.

    http://www.amazon.com/Kuissential-Ma...coffee+grinder
    Fly
    Last edited by Fly; 09-12-2014 at 12:33 PM.

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    Well my friend Hippie did another corning video.I caution you to use a Ceramic burr coffee grinder thow.
    http://youtu.be/3c5vKnYmV6c?list=UU4...JL907szrouTFfA

    Now I screen the real find powder first out.I then throw it into the ball mill & use it in my next batch.
    Then I screen threw window screen to get my 3FFFG powder.Anything larger gets ground again onless
    you want 2FFG, then screen threw a larger screen.
    Fly

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    Well I have had a bunch of you wanting me to reconsider making pressing dies.Well I will, but only
    by payment in advance.I hate doing it this way, but it is the only way I can.Cash, check or money order will work.
    My corning, pressing dies are $22 plus $7.15 shipping.

    Just PM me if you want one. Fly
    Last edited by Fly; 09-03-2017 at 12:26 PM.

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    having one already, seems worth it to me. I can see why folks would bug you to make a few more.

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    Hello all,

    For those of you using a ball mill to grind the ingredients to very fine condition, what kind of balls do you use, ceramic, steel, lead ?? Is size critical ? Where do you source them ? Thanks.

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    Straight from my 58 cal roundball mold, cast with hardball lead.

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    In the Harbor Freight mill I had trouble with balls pushing the powder to the ends where it would cake up. I bought some copper tubing and filled short sections with lead, end of problem. I'd sure stay away from steel, too much chance of sparks.

    Bob
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    interesting. I don't have that problem w/ 58 cal RB's. I'd fill it with LEE300 45 cal boolits before I tried the copper, but thanks for the tip. In case it ever does happen in the future.

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    I wonder if anybody has tried one of those new Frankfort Arsenal Rotary Tumblers (heck of an acronym) as a ball mill yet? They're pretty fast and reasonably powerful, it might work.

    -Nobade

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    Never heard of them. You have a web address?

    Fly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiterabbit View Post
    Straight from my 58 cal roundball mold, cast with hardball lead.
    This is what I did as well. Worked good for making powdered aluminum too but took like a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fly View Post
    Never heard of them. You have a web address?

    Fly
    http://www.btibrands.com/product/pla...ry-tumbler-7l/

    They are about $150 from Graf's or other places. Work really well for cleaning your brass cartridge cases, might be tough enough to be a ball mill.

    -Nobade

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    I have used my Thumbler high speed tumbler and it worked well but it is a pain to clean before I wet tumble brass. Plus I usually don't make that big of batches. That thing could probably do 5lbs at a time.

    Bob
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    Powdered nitrate and sulfur. High quality. good stuff...

    Nose Dive


    Cheap, Fast, Good. Kindly pick two.

    PS....http://www.seedranch.com... had lots of neat stuff....ND

    PSS...why add dextrin to BP Mix?
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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