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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    08-09-2022, 10:56 PM
    I bought three 5 gallon buckets of them from a auto-recycler many years ago. I ingotized all of them and tested the alloy, it was 14-15 BHN.
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    08-09-2022, 02:38 PM
    Nick Harvey's Practical reloading manual lists both. IMR-4198 start 10.3gr 2135fps MAX 12.2gr 2412fps IMR-4227 start 9.5gr 2200fps MAX 11.2gr 2430fps
    9 replies | 351 view(s)
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    08-09-2022, 02:16 PM
    I only had that issue once. Many years ago, I wanted to try AA4100 in my S&W500. It was no where to be found. So, I worked up a load of Unique. Then about 6 months later, I found a jug of AA4100. Then I worked up a load for that. I preferred...
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    08-08-2022, 08:33 PM
    Gee, H110 is my GoTo powder for Hot 41mag (or 44 mag) loads with heavy projectiles. Surprisingly accurate. Yeah, I guess it's use is narrow. One crazy powder not yet mentioned, is Lil'Gun. It's reported to erode revolver metal lickity split....
    34 replies | 1096 view(s)
  • psychicrhino's Avatar
    08-07-2022, 05:43 PM
    Hey folks, I have decided to move this project to the back burner for a while. Thank you to those that reached out.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    08-07-2022, 10:49 AM
    The decision is easy. Get both ;)
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    08-07-2022, 10:33 AM
    I don't recall who that was. BUT, I think using standard brass cases is easily doable for your application. That's my 2 ...
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  • psychicrhino's Avatar
    08-06-2022, 11:21 PM
    No longer relevant.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    08-06-2022, 07:23 PM
    While I never had my account locked (and I also use Paypal a lot), I did have some funds locked. It was several years ago. I was in the middle of a deal with a castboolit member, I think it was GRUMPA (may he rest in peace), anyway they locked his...
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    08-06-2022, 07:05 PM
    You've been given a bunch of good answers so far. Many of us use wheel weights because we could get them free or very cheap in the past, hence the recommendation you found. Really, the precise alloy mixture or hardness for non-HP cast boolits...
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    08-06-2022, 06:47 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Metal testing in Cast Boolits
    When playing with unknown alloys, it's really best to have a thermometer. While COWW will melt at 550, your melter could get the alloy much hotter. IF the balance weights are pure lead...and IF your molten COWW alloy was well above 621, then those...
    8 replies | 289 view(s)
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    08-06-2022, 06:43 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Metal testing in Cast Boolits
    downrigger weights could be anything...even Zinc.
    8 replies | 289 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    08-06-2022, 02:42 PM
    Most Banks are Woke. Just google the ESG report (or rating) of any Bank you are curious about.
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    08-06-2022, 02:33 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Primer prices in Our Town
    Dang, that Island Tax is way worse than Biden Tax :shock:
    27 replies | 1190 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    08-06-2022, 12:47 PM
    I guess it's been discussed and decided, but I'd like to add, that since the 22LR shortage, FREE spent 22LR cases are not common anymore. Obviously the cases are still out there, but if your source thinks the cases have some value, you'll be paying...
    15 replies | 706 view(s)
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    08-06-2022, 12:34 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread 2 Cycle oil in Our Town
    I haven't smelled any new ATF, lol... I can get vintage ATF for free at the County HHW reuse room. As to smell, I use Turpentine (instead of MS), just because I like the Piney fresh smell...PLUS, it seems more often, I can get it free, than the...
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    08-06-2022, 12:28 PM
    LOL :holysheep
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    08-06-2022, 10:32 AM
    Are the cases trimmed to proper length?
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    08-06-2022, 10:26 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread 9mm Norma brass? in Our Town
    About 12 years ago, when I was using 9mm brass for swaging jacketed bullets, I was buying range brass by the Flat rate boxes...many of them. The seller knew I was using some of them for swaging. He said he had a bunch sorted out that had small...
    20 replies | 405 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    08-06-2022, 10:12 AM
    I have never seen a boolit lube go bad, if it was properly stored. I have a few fairly old "collectable" packages of Lube, one is Ideal...not sure how old that could be? I'd be curious to know when Lyman started labeling their lubes with the Lyman...
    6 replies | 220 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    08-06-2022, 10:01 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread 2 Cycle oil in Our Town
    2 cycle oil will be fine for some aspects...Over the years, I've learned that a variety of guns need a variety of oil/lube products. I use Ed's Red in applications where I use to use a product like CLP...except where there is a lot of handling of...
    14 replies | 600 view(s)
  • psychicrhino's Avatar
    08-05-2022, 11:45 AM
    Thanks gents for all of the thoughtful replies. I continue ti check back here for insights shared as I look gorward to another long alaskan winter if projects.
    10 replies | 480 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    08-05-2022, 11:12 AM
    I realize you posted... But when you posted this, I figure I should chime in with some science for others reading it. Actually, Linotype (which has 12% antimony) has a melt temp of 459F, which is about 100 lower than the melt temp of...
    28 replies | 822 view(s)
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    08-05-2022, 10:47 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread cbd oil in Our Town
    Did you see the video clips on the news, where The WNBA Player was speaking in court? Talk about a deep voice :shock:
    81 replies | 11052 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    08-04-2022, 07:46 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Metal testing in Cast Boolits
    webwil, Welcome to the forum. congratulations on your first post. Years ago, I bought 3 buckets (5 gal size) of battery terminals from the auto salvage yard. There were a couple strange looking lead blocks in there, someone told me they were...
    8 replies | 289 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    08-03-2022, 08:08 PM
    That's a lot of stuff, metricmonkeywrench gave you reasonable numbers, if this were 3 years ago, but today, those numbers seem a little high IMHO. We have entered new times, and while supplies are high priced, that is if you can find them, that fact...
    12 replies | 526 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    08-02-2022, 06:38 PM
    I received the 70/30 DMSO/Aloe product last week. I've been using it on my right foot and right shoulder. I am impressed. The numb feeling in my foot usually gets worse as the day goes by (and swelling grows)...That feeling is greatly lessened. ...
    36 replies | 1642 view(s)
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I collect too much stuff and I cast for way to many calibers. I'm trying to rectify both of these conditions.
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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