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    Yesterday, 06:30 PM
    I did the same this past summer. I had a bucket and a half of clip ons, and a half buck of stick ons. I'd had them since some time around 2009-2010. I managed to get all of the clip on weights smelted down into ingots, and I am planning on doing...
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    Yesterday, 02:09 PM
    jdgabbard replied to a thread Boolit alloy price in Cast Boolits
    I usually run those types off by pointing to the sign the city put up that states my neighborhood is a no-solicitation zone, and informing them that I'll be calling the police now. That usually gets them in their cars pretty fast.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:28 PM
    Forget the rope idea. Get some red, brown and yellow leather dye. Mix to match the color, and then use a artist paint brush to duplicate the grain.
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    Yesterday, 01:22 AM
    jdgabbard replied to a thread Boolit alloy price in Cast Boolits
    I mean if it's all you can get it's all you can get you make due with what you have. But the way I see it is that most lead being sold today is basically like eBay pricing. Just some arbitrary numbers that get used because that is what people...
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    01-25-2023, 05:45 PM
    jdgabbard replied to a thread Boolit alloy price in Cast Boolits
    I would be a buyer at that price. I won't buy Rotometals, or anyone else charging $2.50-3/lb, when the spot on lead is around $1/lb. Lead would need to get VERY scarce for me to pay that. Lead is currently at $2226/ton, so that's about $1.11/lb. ...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    01-25-2023, 12:24 PM
    I used to deal with Pacific about ten years ago, and always had good service back then. Too bad things go downhill. When the old Bauska Rifle Barrel Co. was selling out, they had a drawer full of Wildcat reamers John Buhmiller had made. I thought...
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    01-25-2023, 11:59 AM
    Toss the whole mess in Evapo-Rust for an evening, scrub with a toothbrush the next day. Inspect the mold halves to see how bad they are. If beyond repair, toss and buy a new one. If not too bad, scrub the mold with some baking soda and a...
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  • jdgabbard's Avatar
    01-24-2023, 02:25 PM
    With the exclusion of obviously issues, such as the stepped brass pointed out above, I have found very little difference between headstamps in handgun cartridges. Groups shoot more accurately than I can shoot with a pistol. And I can regularly...
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    01-24-2023, 01:04 PM
    I don't know, I have mixed feelings on that line of thinking. While I generally agree from a practical standpoint there are much better options out there. But I also wouldn't give up my 1911A1 just because I have a nice Kimber. Some guns, whether...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    01-24-2023, 12:36 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Odd primer strike in Cast Boolits
    Broken firing pin?
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    01-24-2023, 08:37 AM
    Are you signed into the forum on both devices?
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    01-23-2023, 11:33 AM
    Also, keep ShipStation in mind. It's what Paypal uses for it's shipping now, and is a little cheaper than standard USPS rates. It's best to set up a Shipstation account through Paypal, rather than try to do it through ShipStation directly. ...
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    01-23-2023, 11:28 AM
    jdgabbard replied to a thread Primers.. in Cast Boolits
    Yeah, gun shows are trash today. Back in the day you could actually go to one and find good deals on things. Now it's just a bunch of different vendors all in one place. Tulsa has several MASSIVE gun shows every year. I don't even waste my time...
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    01-23-2023, 11:18 AM
    I did see the Shot Show video where they were discussing it. Personally, I think it's cool that they plan on bringing out the OG Rifle Line - I am hoping they decide to release some new SKSs - Imagine have some really nice US made SKS variants... ...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    01-22-2023, 12:08 PM
    Drilling is the only way I have ever tried that worked. It makes a mechanical lock that will stay put.
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    01-22-2023, 12:06 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread How to fix this mold in Cast Boolits
    You may be able to coat a bullet and fresh it out by spinning it with a drill. No telling what diameter bullet you may end up with to get the nasties cleaned out of it.
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    01-22-2023, 12:01 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Animal Quirks in Our Town
    That reminds me of a friend who used to do primitive technology demonstrations. He told of using a duck decoy made from cattails, and sneaking up on a duck in the water. He said when he grabbed the duck, he discovered that ducks have fangs and...
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    01-21-2023, 01:07 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Are these valid rifles? in Our Town
    I've also seen his "Expert" way off base on what he was saying about a firearm.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    01-21-2023, 12:47 PM
    No, the gun was built by Steve Radosivich, the guy who has the gun. We have some very good gun builders in the area.
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    01-21-2023, 12:43 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Do We Melt or Smelt in Cast Boolits
    One day it was so hot I thought I was going to melt. I was sweating so much, my friends told me I smelt.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    01-20-2023, 01:32 PM
    I'm going to tell him to at least sharpen the darned thing!
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  • jdgabbard's Avatar
    01-20-2023, 12:23 PM
    I'm admittedly no ballistitian... But my experience, and observations of recommended twist rates, has always been that the heavier the load the fast the required twist. That said, I have a S&W Model 65 that I have put 10s of thousands of rounds...
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    01-20-2023, 11:58 AM
    jdgabbard replied to a thread Primers.. in Cast Boolits
    Just the last three years? I remember back in the 2012 or 2013 scare when Fudds were literally lining up at Walmarts at 3am to buy the new stock as soon as it was put on shelves to turn around and sell to people that truly needed it for 5-6 times...
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    01-19-2023, 12:53 PM
    jdgabbard replied to a thread Primers.. in Cast Boolits
    You know, I initially thought the same. But then I swapped out my Lee priming arm (the metal one in the ram) one day for one I had from a different press and I no longer had issues. My guess was that the ram prime was slightly out of square with...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    01-19-2023, 12:21 PM
    The finished video should show another fine gun built by another member, a 12 gauge double flint shotgun. I suspect it will be posted by the end of the weekend. Obviously a great clip, as I am in it!
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    01-19-2023, 12:18 PM
    It seems most recoil pads either melt, or get hard as a rock as they age.
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    01-19-2023, 12:12 PM
    I'm thinking that wood will be birch. Remove butt plate, file the break flat, apply new piece, I like Titebond II. Flatten butt overhang, put butt plate back on, file and sand to contour. Stain and apply finish. The last two steps will determine how...
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    01-19-2023, 11:55 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Are these valid rifles? in Our Town
    There used to be a gun shop locally who sold dozens of guns that belonged to Billy the Kid and Jesse James, along with other notable characters. Hey, that's what the sign said! I personally have the original Pakistani telemarketer for sale...
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  • jdgabbard's Avatar
    01-19-2023, 11:49 AM
    Correct, you have to maintain your original configuration so long as that is how your Form 1 is configured. I'm aware of no mean to do a temporary configuration change. If that can be done let me know, as that is easier than writing them a new...
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    01-19-2023, 11:48 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread WOW!!!!! wild day in Our Town
    We had goats on one of our farms. You did not park a vehicle under a tree, if you didn't want goats on top of said vehicle as they ate the leaves!
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    01-19-2023, 11:40 AM
    Deleted, someone already posted.
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  • jdgabbard's Avatar
    01-19-2023, 12:41 AM
    That’s not exactly true. As someone that has multiple SBRs let me add a little info… Yes, how it is registered is how it is supposed to stay. Meaning I’d your configuration is a 6” barrel with a OAL of 23” then that is what you’re stuck with...
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    01-18-2023, 11:27 AM
    jdgabbard replied to a thread First attempt in Cast Boolits
    Yeah, Hardball lead should have plenty of tin. Definitly a heat/technique issue if you're having problems with fillout.
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    01-18-2023, 01:40 AM
    jdgabbard replied to a thread Primers.. in Cast Boolits
    Dahak, that gives me a little hope. While I have a variety to chose from (picture is of some of the various brands I have, and that's just a peek for demonstration), I would like to build up a much larger stock. I have a feeling the next decade is...
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    01-18-2023, 01:30 AM
    jdgabbard replied to a thread Primers.. in Cast Boolits
    Like I said, I never had a problem with them. I actually have gotten to the point where I prefer them over others such as CCI and Federal. But, as I mentioned before, I think they ironed out some of the issues by the time I bought these. But...
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    01-18-2023, 01:26 AM
    jdgabbard replied to a thread First attempt in Cast Boolits
    Like Winger said, frosted is OK in my book. I actually shoot for lightly frosted boolits. But if you're still not getting fill-out adding a little tin to the melt (about 1-2%) should help with that. There are also other techniques that can help. ...
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  • jdgabbard's Avatar
    01-18-2023, 01:23 AM
    The uppers are not illegal, though I suppose they could get you through constructive intent. Personally, if people start flooding the market with uppers people like me with actual SBRs will reap the benefit. I have a few other configurations I'd...
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    01-17-2023, 08:02 PM
    Not to hijack the thread too much, but you'd be surprised, but there is still a VERY STRONG community of vintage computing going. A lot of guys designing systems, as well as playing with the old ones. Personally I have designed one that is far...
    14 replies | 456 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