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    Yesterday, 08:30 PM
    I would report it...it's fraud. https://idot.illinois.gov/doing-business/report-fraud/index
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    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    This winter, I started thinking about "needs". 2020 was a year of shortages and the trend seems to be continuing...also, if I read the tea leaves correctly, we are about to enter into the 1970s-like inflation. So I started purchasing some things...
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    Yesterday, 10:37 AM
    I won't go into a whole big schpeel, but it's time to let her go. some of us are just meant to live alone...if you are one of those, like I am, then just embrace the solitude.
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    06-14-2021, 08:48 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Alcan primers in Cast Boolits
    I just loaded 1000 rds of 9mm using Alcan Primers. Good Stuff ;)
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    06-13-2021, 05:59 PM
    Yes you can.
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    06-13-2021, 08:22 AM
    I'm sure you know mold temp is contingent on casting pace. While I had my PID set to 670, I was casting fast enough to allow the mold to over heat without having the small fan blowing toward the dump area. With the fan blowing, I was getting what...
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    06-11-2021, 11:58 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Destinations in Our Town
    As I have aged, I have less desire to travel. Back in the late 80s and early 90s, I traveled to WY several times. The first time was a 4th O july week long motorcycle trip with friends, we camped in the Big Horns on the way to Yellowstone. I...
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    06-11-2021, 11:40 AM
    Beeswax will cleanup easily enough, but it probably has alox as a ingredient (brown color a big indicator of alox), and you'll need something like MS to clean up your hands, but I have also found "LA's Awesome" cleaner (from dollar store) will also...
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    06-11-2021, 11:23 AM
    So, the Lee 6 cav. 356-125-2R arrived on wednesday, still dripping with cutting oil, LOL...I should have taken a photo...Now I'm not complaining or anything, just reporting the facts. The mold looked awesome, as it should. BUT, I could feel burrs...
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    06-08-2021, 10:49 AM
    Robin's and other birds love to feast on honey bees. so I hope those lost bee's provide a meal for some bird ;)
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    06-08-2021, 10:47 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread iPhone 10 in Our Town
    when I need to upgrade phones, I'll opt for the SE.
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    06-08-2021, 10:18 AM
    LOL :razz: so I typed that word, before I did the search for a linked image. I was thinking they were no longer available and knowing it's over 20 years old (a common thing in my world, is things 20+ years old and no longer available is antique,...
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    06-07-2021, 01:04 PM
    I have a vintage yellow plastic bullet box that I use for Pilots. This box dates back to 1990s, and the box held 50 cal lubed TC Maxi-balls. The compartments are the perfect size for pilots. I guess they still sell 'em......
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    06-07-2021, 12:53 PM
    I highly recommend you size your boolits. On rare occasion, I will load some unsized boolits (TL'd) for pistol, but I will always size Rifle boolits. >>>With that said, I guess some of the Schuetzen shooters will load unsized boolits, but they...
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    06-07-2021, 11:32 AM
    New? I guess that depends on what you consider to be new? When I started casting 11 years ago, I started looking around for a 41 cal WC mold...talk about a rare thing. I think it was in 2011 when I learned of Tom at Accurate, I had him cut a 3...
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    06-07-2021, 11:22 AM
    Brand new Brass mold...I would heat cycle it 3 or 4 times, to start a oxidation layer (the first stage of patina). Then cast with it. Brass likes to be run hot. when you start getting unwrinkled boolits, that the mold temp you want. In general,...
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    06-06-2021, 03:39 PM
    For some reason, today, I decide I want a new Lee mold...and I decide I want one for 9mm with RN. I check around, none of the usual suppliers have one, but HEY, Guess what, Midway has some (6 cav. 356-125-2r). It's priced a little bit higher than...
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    06-06-2021, 03:31 PM
    I used a 1/4 hex bolt with shoulder for a DIY flat top punch...I faced the head and reduced the diameter with my cheapo china drill press.
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    06-05-2021, 12:17 PM
    Trailboss, Welcome to the forum. I am gonna assume you are doing everything correctly. If that is the case, then the only thing left is the size of the shank (boolit base) is undersized...and this is a fairly common problem. One trick is to...
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    06-05-2021, 12:08 PM
    Just like matrixcs suggested, "Practice using the least torque to get 0 on closing it and that is the correct torque. All measurements will then be accurate." I know if I twist the Mic like I'm playing foosball, I get much smaller readings on...
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    06-05-2021, 11:44 AM
    Dave, on post # 297 https://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?71892-9-3-noe-gb&p=1154861&viewfull=1#post1154861 you stated you started a thread in "Group Buy Results" for posting photos and such. ...
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    06-05-2021, 08:24 AM
    Lee changed the mold block design of the 2 cavity mold in 2013. The mold in your photo has the new "post-2013" mold block design. I assume that's what you are asking about, as opposed to boolit design? here is a photo of the old block design,...
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    06-04-2021, 03:03 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Shipping cost in Our Town
    They get an awesome pension too. My Dad was a Post Master for 20 years, he retired in 1985 and started collecting the pension. He set up the Pension (they have options), so when he passed away, my Mom would still get the pension, but the pension...
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    06-04-2021, 02:54 PM
    Oh, OK. I wouldn't worry about "gouges" on top of the mold, UNLESS...it's galling right at the sprue pivot screw area, as this will cause a sprue plate to not sit flat or bind or lift. Of the 40+ lee molds I've had, I did have to remove galling...
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    06-03-2021, 07:45 AM
    Interesting. While there doesn't seem to be any vent lines, there does look to be a "relieved" horizontal band that should act as a vent. Before I would modify a new Lee mold, I would clean them with Hot water, dish soap, and tooth brush...and...
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    06-03-2021, 07:33 AM
    1. yes 2. no 3. I would choose a alloy for the expected pressure you intend to load to. Read through the page linked to below. http://www.lasc.us/CastBulletNotes.htm I'd like to add one thing, and I realize the current mold scarcity in...
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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