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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 10:20 AM
    Well, you can just Shoot the gun, if there is an issue, one of the things to try is "the barrel break-in" BUT... Like many of us here, I've read a fist full of articles about breaking in a rifle barrel. I think it's all bunk. Why do I think...
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    Today, 10:01 AM
    Back in the 90s, when a guy could pickup a half a dozen Mil surps with the Christmas Bonus check, I learned that each one was a flavor (reloading-wise) onto itself. Now-a-days, with the high prices, I'd just wait for the right deal on...
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    12-06-2022, 05:43 PM
    I have a "plain" Axis in 243. I think it's a great shooter, except as others point out, the factory plastic stock is too flexible. I bought a Boyds stock for mine, only $99 on sale. I posted about it. Start reading at post #23...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    12-06-2022, 11:51 AM
    I like the Lyman 457483 (it's a round nose, about 390gr) NOE has 460-393-RN (clone of Lyman 457483) I have used IMR 3031 ...have also used IMR 4198.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    12-06-2022, 11:42 AM
    If the lube looks like a previous batch that worked and this current batch doesn't smell like burnt sugar, you lube will likely be OK.
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    12-06-2022, 11:18 AM
    5 min when I do the first few batches of brass. after that, I leave the brass in longer, like 15 minutes, since acid solution gets weaker. When I've done the darkening/plating of cheap steel tools with spent acid solution, I leave them in there...
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    12-06-2022, 11:09 AM
    used for working out? How sure are you, that your Monotype D is what Monotype D is defined as? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_metal
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    12-05-2022, 12:04 PM
    The Citric powder I bought is 100% pure. I mix 3 tablespoons per gallon of water for passivating rifle brass (which includes removing tarnish). I heat the citric acid water mix in a crock pot to a near boiling...heat makes it work faster...when the...
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    12-05-2022, 11:43 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread my back went out in Our Town
    FISH4BUGS, Thanks for the advice, it sounds very reasonable, for sure. As my back is slowly-incrementally getting better over the 6 weeks, I plan to do just that. My Chiro has gotten me back to functional, almost eliminated the all the daily...
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    12-02-2022, 09:57 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Base fill out in Gas Checks
    Honestly, for Rifle boolits, I'd cull both of those.
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    12-02-2022, 09:53 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Gas check ? in Gas Checks
    I have a Lyman mold that casts boolits with an oversize GC shank...making installing a GC near impossible. I found a casting technique that drops the boolits slightly smaller, so the GC shank is smaller, allowing a nice fit from a standard GC. ...
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    12-02-2022, 09:44 AM
    I prefer using 9mm molds in the 120s, I have a 120 and 124 and 128. My experience has told me, "in General", middle of the road weight boolits just seem to have potentially less problems...that goes to any caliber. Now, we all know that you can...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    12-02-2022, 09:35 AM
    Never ever say no to more tools ;)
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    11-30-2022, 04:53 PM
    I have one like that, except mine is Metric ;)
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    11-30-2022, 02:28 PM
    Some years back, I sent some samples to a member with access to a tester, this was before BNE was doing it. Two of my three samples each came back with 3% bismuth, and neither one should have had any bismuth. It was strange that both were 3%. The...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    11-30-2022, 09:15 AM
    I suggest using a GC seater tool, instead of a hammer.
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    11-30-2022, 09:08 AM
    good to know ;)
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    11-29-2022, 01:23 PM
    I suggest a CZ, look on the used market. Years ago, I had a CZ452 American...while it functioned great, something about it, I didn't like, maybe the stock just didn't fit me? Fast forward to 3 months ago, at the local gunshow. I was...
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    11-29-2022, 01:10 PM
    Easy to replace. I would get both the element and the thermostat...and maybe a liner and valve too. Order them direct from Lee's webpage and Lee will send you them for free, but you pay shipping.
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  • AKtinman's Avatar
    11-28-2022, 10:47 PM
    I bought the 275 version of the MP mold and the mold is outstanding, producing great bullets. My intent was to use this in my Dan Wesson 1911 Valkyrie. It fed and functioned well, but at 10 yards the bullets hit sideways on the target. That...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    11-26-2022, 10:20 AM
    Shootequip, welcome to the forum. I highly doubt your vintage lyman lube tubes are dried out...because they don't really dry out. I have some just like that, it's fine...just as it was 60 years ago when it was sold. ...You do need to add...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    11-26-2022, 09:49 AM
    That is Mike's MMML+soap, which is different from MML. Mike has mixed up many different, but similar recipes. MML recipe see post #7 https://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?131288-varying-hardness-in-MML Many years ago, Mike...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    11-25-2022, 12:19 PM
    Welcome to the forum. What is your goal? Just no leading? then you'll be OK. Typically, Synth oil/grease contain some amount of "slickeners". Too much "slick" in a lube recipe can effect accuracy, which is more likely noticeable in Rifle...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    11-25-2022, 12:10 PM
    The image files on Amazon say it's BW-42905 IMHO, I think it'll work out fine for MML.
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    11-25-2022, 11:59 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Liquid lube in Boolit Lube !
    I use BLL https://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?259285-NEW-!-!-T-L-Liquid-Lube
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    11-25-2022, 11:54 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Christmas Avatar in Our Town
    I'm in
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  • khmer6's Avatar
    11-20-2022, 05:24 PM
    I'll take all of them if you can ship them reasonable. Sending pm
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    11-19-2022, 09:35 AM
    Glad to hear you have a good attitude with this storm. When winter starts early, it can get depressing, that's for sure. As megasupermagnum says, this storm was a bad one, and having a bad one this early in the season, usually means a long hard...
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    11-19-2022, 09:26 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread my back went out in Our Town
    Thanks to everyone who shared comments, both good and bad (about Chiropractors). https://www.glencoefamilychiropractic.com/gonstead-system/ The Chiropractic Practice I am seeing uses the Gonstead System. I'm told only 3% of Chiropractors use...
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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