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Thread: Just wanted to say a big thanks to this site & its members

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    Just wanted to say a big thanks to this site & its members

    I dont know anyone who casts so this site has been of much value. I think i'm set up enough now to really get going on this interesting adventure.
    Burn scares and all on the left hand (glove yes yes....)

    Things i've learned in the last 3 months from here:
    Mining RS, sorting wheel weights
    Difference between mono, foundry, linotype, spacers, hanging ingots; found all of it and stop using babbit ($$$)
    HCL + Zn = bubbles
    Build exhaust fan
    Build PID
    Sn expensive; stop buying solder ($$$), find ---> melt dishes (bought some at an auction this weekend)
    Alloy Calculator (put to much use)
    Powder Coating (tried 6 colours shot all the green ones already)

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    Things yet to try
    Have 5 lbs on Sb to try dissolving in an alloy
    Remove Zn from slight mistake with a small run of ingots


    Anyways thanks again
    mike

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    Welcome to the addiction.

    Be sure to get some nice clothes and a haircut.
    We'll want you to make us all look good when we see you on one of the family interdiction TV shows
    and they try to drag you off to some rehabilitation center.
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    Are you going to use sulfur to remove the zinc?
    Take some pictures and post the results when you're done.

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    And another one trips and falls down the dang rabbit hole. Welcome to the addiction.

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    Welcome aboard, Mike! You'll save money casting........

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    Yup, looks like you are beginning to have a proper setting for this fetish! Make no mistake, it is a fetish and oh man is it fun! I like casting as much as I like shooting and that says a bunch. Have been at if for nearly 30 years, only have 100 or so moulds and sometimes feel almost naked...

    Have fun, pay attention to what your moulds tell ya and make lots of boolits!

    Side note... just noticed this is post 1776 for me... awesome vintage.

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    Welcome.

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    Welcome and enjoy the ride. It's a great hobby to go along with shooting and collecting.
    One round at a time.
    Member of Valley Gun & Country Club. Elysburg Pa. And Zerby rod and gun club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Gebirgsjager View Post
    Welcome aboard, Mike! You'll save money casting........

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    A bigger lie has never been told! Welcome Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Gebirgsjager View Post
    You'll save money casting........DG

    HA!!! Spit, sputter, choke,,,,....... and people say I'm sarcastic...
    Political Correctness and the cancel culture is only allowed to exist because of the coward culture.


    Old age, and treachery will always over come youth, and skill.

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    Howdy. Welcome aboard.

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    ............I don't know ANY of these guys.

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    I'm grateful for this site, The decency and maturity is really appreciated. I'm looking forward to casting 9mm and pc'ing them in Vermont green. also want to cast .410 slugs so I can put my mec to use. I have 4 5gal buckets of range lead, a few bars of tin and a gal of linotype, I've been collecting for a while, just being patient while I research and save for other necessities. Hard to find time to set things up, with the day to day workload, have a 30lb propane tank I need to modify for melting scrap into ingots, anyone use wood for melting heat? my idea is to run a blower on the fire that pulls the fumes off the pot and sends them into the fire. Just so much to set up little time to do it. but I'm young so I have time haha.

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    Welcome! Take your time and enjoy the ride. Been casting for 62 years and I still learn new things every day. I don’t know if I like casting, reloading or shooting the most. Yep you’ll save hundreds of dollars and it will only cost you a few tens of thousands of dollars! Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckshot View Post
    ............I don't know ANY of these guys.

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    Oh, yah you do, Rick. But we love ya anyway!

    welcome to the madness - it sounds like you will fit right in.
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    Welcome to a great site.
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    I cast, shoot, produce, better boolits from info learned at this site.

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    Thanks for the encouragement. did my first HP rifle ones today. 270 lee mold are they suppose to have this ununiform frosting? seems to be one side routinely and just above the top lube grove

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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