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    01-20-2023, 09:11 PM
    Greetings, I recently melted down some MonoType letters into ingots. When melting, there will be a point where you get a "slushy/pasty" compound on the surface. This is the metal entering into the transformation from solid to liquid. Do...
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    01-19-2023, 12:51 PM
    Greetings, Phelps was located in Orange, New Jersey. They copied the Star and cut corners where possible to reduce costs. Not sure Star Greaser parts will fit a Phelps Greaser. Star reloader parts are not fully interchangeable with the...
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    01-18-2023, 03:10 PM
    Greetings, Go to the Magma Engineering website and download the Instruction manual for a Star Greaser. https://www.magmaengineering.com/PDF/Star_Sizer.pdf Operation is essentially the same. Cheers,
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    01-15-2023, 02:17 PM
    fc60 replied to a thread 0.392 Round Ball in Muzzleloading.
    Greetings, The only other clues I can offer are that it is a Hensley & Gibbs one-cavity mould. "392" stamped on the side of one block. A quick check with calipers suggest that it is 0.392". I will cast a few in the next week or so just to...
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    01-13-2023, 04:31 PM
    fc60 started a thread 0.392 Round Ball in Muzzleloading.
    Greetings, I have a 0.392" round ball mould. What rifle/pistol uses such a diameter? Cheers, Dave
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    01-07-2023, 08:52 PM
    Greetings, RCBS Pistol moulds are cut for 10:1 Lead:Tin alloy. Rifle moulds are cut for LinoType. Seems the harder the bullet the more springback from sizing. Dig out your Intrimik and measure the greaser dies. They are machined with...
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    01-06-2023, 01:26 PM
    Greetings, Just cast up some Lead hammers for my fellow casters. McMaster-Carr used to sell the mould and spare handles. No more. Apparently Lead is bad for you. Found the company that purchased the Cook Hammer tool. I was able to get two...
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    01-05-2023, 08:14 PM
    Greetings, Did you use 99% Isopropyl Alcohol? The 70% and 91% contain oils. Cheers, Dave
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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