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    04-11-2021, 04:19 PM
    In my earlier life I refinished cars and taught it at a college. We used all of the PPE available and I still had a reaction, nearly deadly, to a new paint we switched to. Moral of the story is you should take all precautions possible/practical but...
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    04-10-2021, 09:26 AM
    Huskerguy replied to a thread tulsa gun show question in Our Town
    My wife and I have gone several times . Sometimes I come home with something, sometimes I don't. I enjoy seeing and learning new things and watching the people. I want to go again when things settle down. Hate it that the November show is the...
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    04-04-2021, 10:27 PM
    Awesome! A friend, many years ago had several Drahtaahrs and loved them. He mainly hunted pheasants and quail. I would love to have a dog after many years of working too hard and not having time to train one properly. I considered this breed and the...
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    04-04-2021, 09:33 AM
    Huskerguy replied to a thread Thoughts on moving in Our Town
    I have lived most of my life in Nebraska and Kansas and am now retired in North Central Kansas. Both states made the top 5 WORST states for taxes in Kiplingers. Several years ago, I had a good but not great job teaching at a technical college in NW...
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    04-02-2021, 09:22 AM
    It is hard to describe "how hot, how long," etc in all of this. A hot plate is very helpful, I use one. I have also done it without and the more the cavities, the more hot lead you are putting in the mold so it will warm up quickly. Going inside...
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    04-01-2021, 03:55 PM
    It was a typo, should have been "pours" not hours. Make sense now?
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    04-01-2021, 11:21 AM
    I had this same problem with my new aluminum mold. If you cleaned with a brush and soap you are probably good there. The next issue is heat. Not enough of it. Try preheating the mold and get the lead up pretty warm, around 750 or so. Then start...
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    03-30-2021, 05:19 PM
    We live in a city of about 40K. A FB post said the public health department was giving our 275 shots of J&J until they ran out. I am 67, wife is approaching 66. Have been waiting on my specialists doc to give me the go-ahead but decided to take a...
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    03-30-2021, 10:28 AM
    Huskerguy replied to a thread Got the shot in Our Town
    I have had two lung diseases so my Doc said to wait until there was data on these vaccines. Yesterday our town put out they had 275 J&J doses and my wife (65) and I (67) went in and got it around 11:30am. I worked my butt off all day around the...
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    03-29-2021, 11:46 AM
    Huskerguy replied to a thread Gun Show in Our Town
    Forgot to ask, were all tables filled and what was the crowd like?
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    03-29-2021, 11:45 AM
    Huskerguy replied to a thread Gun Show in Our Town
    I had a couple things going on or I would have been at that show. It clearly isn't what it once was when it was at Colosseum Annex. Sometimes it has just been plain bad since moving to Hartman and not worth the now $12 they charge. When they get the...
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    03-27-2021, 06:45 PM
    So 150 lbs of scrap nets about 100 lbs of lead. So that is about a one third waste, two thirds good lead which is what I get. Sounds like your system cuts down on the smoke but the end result is the same.
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    03-27-2021, 06:41 PM
    I have thought about doing this and read where others have. It seems like a pretty big hassle. Get the water out, put lead in the water, scrap off floaters, now get the lead out, dry it, a lot of lifting and sorting. The fewer times I have to handle...
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    03-27-2021, 06:37 PM
    Huskerguy replied to a thread range lead in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I get a lot of that stuff with indoor range lead. It just acts like plain ole dirt!
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    03-26-2021, 08:50 PM
    I told my reloading buddy I was done with the dirty range stuff but would gladly melt wheel weights or lead pipe all day long. They are like two totally different worlds of clean.
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    03-26-2021, 01:04 PM
    I do agree that the garbage in the mix works as a flux of some kind. But regardless of what is mixed with it, it has to burn. I generally use sawdust and old candles to flux. Yesterday I remembered that I had purchased some bees wax with the...
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    03-26-2021, 08:38 AM
    We have a small indoor range and we are allowed to gather the lead from the backstop. I have been doing this off and one for several years. The mix the lead with lino or COWW and it works great for me. The drawback is it is VERY dirty and has...
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    03-26-2021, 08:26 AM
    Huskerguy replied to a thread Wet tumble and Dawn in Our Town
    Well, this is interesting. I just make the switch from dry to wet tumbling about 2 months ago and have been going through my brass stash and a friends. I have had generally great results with some being in the good category. My formula right now...
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    03-17-2021, 12:08 PM
    I have this same mold and purchased it off this site for 35 or $40. I absolutely love it. It is a bit lighter but accurate as can be. I liked it so much I picked up an Arsenal clone which also shoots very well. I tried a Lyman, NOE and the RCBS...
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    03-16-2021, 03:15 PM
    I am in the load em and shoot em club as well. I come from a background in automotive refinishing. In that world, any chemical, a wax, polish, cleaner, human oil, etc could be a disaster. You are dealing with a highly porous surface in a bullet....
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    03-15-2021, 09:47 PM
    Huskerguy replied to a thread At LEAST 66% Reduction in Our Town
    Amazing stuff. You are now wired!
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    03-14-2021, 01:35 PM
    I formerly had a fishing lure/jig business. You want the soft lead for sure. It fills around hooks and anything else you are pouring around. It was well before powder coat was a thing, sprayed ours with automotive paint.
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Born Again Christian who loves to shoot. Can retire, but don't really want to.
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Guns and reloading are about all I have time for these days.
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VP of Administrative Services at a small technical college, manage finances, HR, facilities, and IT

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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