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    Added two new colors to the assortment...

    Yesterday I bought a pound each of PPG PC'ing...one 'Copper' the other 'Brass' ...Was in a hurry to see how they would look so I did 15 each color.
    I'm not sure I like it though...either one?

    Sorry for the glare, shop fluorescents I suppose.


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    They might turn out interesting mixed with some red or black?


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    Cast 150 of these. Now I have to find an unloader for them.
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    Just received the Lee 155 and 160 30 cal Ed Harris styled molds three days ago. Yesterday I fired up the trusty Pro Melt and made about 800 boolits (400 each). I also powder coated the 155's which weighed on average 156.3 grains. Do to honey do stuff the sizing and loading will have to wait for more free time. Main purpose for these boolits is for my sks.

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    Those looks real nice OS OK. I'm curious how they work out.

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    Melted down some range scrap and made 100 Lyman/Ohaus/SAECO ingots
    I have 14 of the four cavity ingot molds so it really speeds things up
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    I have my oven set and all tuned up, waiting for my baskets to arrive and then I will try out the HiTek stuff, also ordered an upgrade kit for my lee pot
    KB5SMG Advanced Class since 1994 - I like 1911s got one in ever cal but 22 TCM


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    Old Bob is going to be 83 tomorrow....

    I drove up country to Volcanoville today and smelted the remainder of Old Bob's wheel weights for him. When it dries up this spring we'll get into his berm where about 120# is waiting there. We generally mine the berm 3 times a year and get about 80# each time but last year we only mined it once so I imagine there's a real treat waiting for us there by now.
    Bob allows the local Concealed cary instructor to bring his students there for their training and qualifying...they bring a lot of Pb and empty brass into the range...gotta love that.
    Below, the large pile is COWW and the small one is SOWW's...stinky, stinky...we did them last. I use a lot of sawdust doing those SOWW's and it tends to bind with and stick to the gummy mess from the stick-on adhesion pads and you can pull that mess out without any trouble or excessive smoke from cooking that stuff down.

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    Bob's holding my sidekick...Bubby. Bob has been loading for more years than I've been alive...I'm 67 in April.


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ID:	188860Gonna do some coating today, I am a little behind on coating
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    Yesterday after work, while the housekeeper was finishing up, I loaded 100 9mm, today I am going to start sizing the last 500 of the 1000 .223's I bought last summer, then find some small rifle primers and get on with the reloading. The Sportsman's and Outdoor show is on at the Expo, so I will have to go see all the "STUFF".

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    Sorted 2 buckets of wheel weights and cast some 405gr pills for my 45/70

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    Finished refurbing this LAM1.




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    I have danced with the Devil. She had excellent attorneys.

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    I sized 500+ .223 empties. Found out that my Lyman heater for my Star lube sizer is dead. I'll deal with that on Monday.

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    I cast 1,000 9mm 125 gr. RN. Now working on 200 gr. 45apc now. Will end up with a couple of 1,000 when finished.

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    Didn't do anything but picked up 1k CCI spp so I'm good for the next couple of months for my 357 Winnie

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    Finished rebuilding the true line jr.

    Lubed and new turret.



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ID:	189100Trying to make a dent in my coating backlog
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    Loaded 150 30-06' with 202 grn cast then deprimed and full length sized a whole 5 gallon of lc and fa 30-06' brass. I then wet tumbled all of it and then polished in dry media. It took all day and I still need to Swage all the primer pockets as it's all once fired. Maybe this weekend coming.

    Oh yeah, did something stupid too.
    Somehow mixed around a hundred 41 Rem mag in with about 500 44 mag brass cases in the vibratory tumbler. That's a mistake I won't make again lol. Them suckers are really close the same size and I do t even own a 41.
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    Put the replacement repair parts into my #2 Dillon 550 press ... tomorrow I'll set it up in .38 Special and take it for a test drive ...
    I may have passed my "Best Before" date, but I haven't reached my "Expiry" date!

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    Well, so much for best intentions ... instead of loading the reloading room got a couple of new additions. My brother-in-law is out visiting with us and he's a top notch finish carpenter. He couldn't help himself and rebuilt two of the sets of shelves down in my reloading room, added new shelves and some pegboard above my workbench out in the garage, and reinforced the heavily overburdended shelves in my wife's clothes closet! Maybe I'll try to set up the dies in the rebuilt Dillon tomorrow after I put everything back onto the new shelves down in the reloading room ...
    I may have passed my "Best Before" date, but I haven't reached my "Expiry" date!

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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