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    05-03-2021, 10:34 PM
    Rooster replied to a thread SELBY Ingot in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Isn't there a premium for lead smelted before the beginning of the Atomic Age for use in radioinstrumentation?
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    05-03-2021, 10:31 PM
    Yep, you never know when the fairy will smile down upon you. Gotta keep the faith! Hallelujah Brothers!! Sorry, I got carried away a bit.
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    04-30-2021, 11:39 PM
    Use to fish Salt Spring Run when the Lunkers were bedding during the spring. Great fishing!!!! Who needs a freaking phone there? Tally so far: 246 Ingotized pure lead with probably less than 10 lbs of dross. Maybe not even that much, really...
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    04-19-2021, 09:54 PM
    I'm with the experimental types on this one. Add some delta T to the pot/mold and/or toss in a bit of tin (it helps here if you can do the Mad Scientist laugh) and see what the results turn out to be.
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    04-19-2021, 09:39 PM
    OK gents, here's the poop. One gorilla lawn wagon filled to the gunwales with 3/4 of it being soft lead 1/8" sheeting that they trim holes in to do their work on people. He said it's for localized treatment. Maybe he'll have more of this in the...
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    04-19-2021, 11:34 AM
    It looks like I'm not alone with my thoughts on modern communications here. It was a mobile text this past weekend, so I can't even get the terminology down correctly :). I will find out more when he gets off his job this afternoon as an x-ray...
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    04-18-2021, 10:22 PM
    I'm an old ffart and don't feel I need an electrical umbilical to the outside world so I rarely pay attention to the phone on weekends. Heading to bed to surf the booliten board here, check the phone and my friend sent me a message yesterday saying...
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    04-10-2021, 09:59 PM
    I was taught to "keep yer mouth shut" if one doesn't have a solution. Or words to that effect...with either "the look" or a smack. It's amazing how many useful applications this advice covered.
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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