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    Today, 12:29 PM
    Since this is a recently resurrected Sept/Oct 2019 thread the OP has surely moved past this need and quite likely the "free offer" has expired.
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    Today, 11:44 AM
    oley55 replied to a thread SELBY Ingot in Lead and Lead Alloys
    what kinda winds and doors do you guys have that a 100 pound ingot would be useful as a doorstop? may as well pin the hinges cause u ain’t gonna just casually move it into and out of position, or so me thinks...
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    Today, 08:51 AM
    duhbob, wondering how you are doing with that mold??
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    Today, 08:42 AM
    jarhead, I'm thinking we need a bit more than bullet weight to zero-in on any meaningful load data. Specifically and at a minimum what caliber and bullet shape/design. Oley
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    Yesterday, 09:43 PM
    oley55 replied to a thread SS pins or chips???? in Cast Boolits
    the more I see these chips the more I like the way they look. Unfortunately my tumbler is fairly large and I routinely use 10-15 pounds of pins. No way I could justify buying 15 pounds of chips with 15 pounds of pins just sitting around.
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    Yesterday, 09:34 PM
    waiting to hear what the more experienced casters have to say. In the meantime, the one on the right almost looks like a portion of the lip was broken or pushed down out of place. Is there a chance the bullets are sticking in the mold cavity and...
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    05-04-2021, 01:04 PM
    ISO-Heet is currently 98.5% alcohol. Closer to 99% than I could measure. MSDS:
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    05-03-2021, 10:58 PM
    Yea I too load in an unconditioned garage 150 feet away from a saltwater marsh. If I introduce anything cold to my environment, it immediately draws moisture. I spent 2+ years at NBC and as per my vivid recollections, brutal humidity was invented...
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    05-03-2021, 10:44 PM
    Are you using this brass case tool to scrap an aluminum mold or are you using it on Fe and/or brass molds? I'd be worried about scratching aluminum mold faces with a brass scraper. And for that matter I'd be reluctant to even uses brass on brass...
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    05-03-2021, 10:25 PM
    oley55 replied to a thread NOE Backorder? in Casting Equipment
    I had an issue with a 1/29 order in which two items were back-ordered so the whole order sat waiting for the two back orders. I even placed two subsequent orders for in-stock items and they shipped right away. If I had it to do over, I would place...
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    05-03-2021, 08:37 AM
    How in the world do you avoid the cooled powder from attracting moisture when you go to use it? Or do you pull the containers from the fridge an hour or so before use to get them back up to ambient temps?
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    05-03-2021, 08:26 AM
    I vividly remember visiting my Grandparents home on winter Sundays in the mid 60's and about the only TV station with a descent signal was showing 'Polka Variety', and then later it was the 'Lawrence Welk Show'. I can say with some certainty,...
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    04-30-2021, 09:40 PM
    perhaps some modest fire-lapping would eliminate those few lead speckles and your concerns. I know it did wonders to the barrel of my 24" Rossi 92 in 357
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    04-30-2021, 08:05 PM
    hey new guy, welcome aboard!!!! :bigsmyl2: An FYI this thread began it's life in 2010 and it is almost 5 1/2 years since last active. Not that bringing a long dead thread back to life is a bad thing...but Ya just gotta be aware that some of...
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    04-30-2021, 01:07 PM
    I had a jar of Imperial that was left in the garage for a few years and when I went to use it I almost stuck a case. On closer examination a darker colored brown something had separated out into the center bottom of the jar. I warmed it up and...
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    04-30-2021, 10:03 AM
    I am hoping to find something resembling published load data for the long time discontinued Lee Mold 90343, 429-255 SWC. Apparently Lee used this same number (90343) for a 401 mold at some point and it is now used for their 7mm-08 trim die. Older...
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    04-30-2021, 08:14 AM
    Off topic, but isn't it amazing the details we remember from when we were young, while we can't remember the details from something we did 6 months ago?
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    04-29-2021, 11:05 AM
    ya just gotta appreciate those who think outside the box.
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    04-29-2021, 07:01 AM
    Is your coated 1.085" COAL the same as you were using for uncoated? No expert here as I have some work-up loads sitting on the bench and I am uncertain what the deeper seating depths will have on pressure. Mine are the Lee 356-125-2R seated to...
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    04-28-2021, 07:21 PM
    Ain't that the truth? Been going to Salt Springs for 30 years and it's always been worse than bad and none of the cellphone providers have service there.
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    04-28-2021, 07:08 PM
    oops, I sorta spoke too soon. I finally started reloading 9mm for the first time and was having the occasional mixed brass case not slipping into the shellholder slot. Each time I examined the subject cases and could not discern the reason or...
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    04-28-2021, 09:45 AM
    I'd like to hear more about "I miced a .357 die and figured out a way to make it work." I have both the RCBS and Hornady case activated setups, but am not happy with the amount of case expansion. My Lee 356-125-2R PC'd bullets are sized to .357",...
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    04-28-2021, 08:41 AM
    Good on you StuBach for pulling and posting those links together.
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    04-27-2021, 02:19 PM
    Having similar issue with both of my RL450's (1985-86).
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    04-27-2021, 09:19 AM
    ^^^good info here. If not a bolt cutter, anything that will tear or open the copper encasement. It's sorta amazing how well those thinly plated bullets seal the lead in. I had a bunch of pulled and otherwise unusable plated bullets that I tried to...
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    04-23-2021, 06:43 PM
    I'm gonna go with this: "When it came it had PC on it. I did not know what that meant."
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    04-23-2021, 10:43 AM
    per the videos Lee has apparently stopped listing the use of the 9mm Makarov for 9mm Luger, but did and it apparently works as per the videos. Although I personally wouldn't be very comfortable re-cycling de-bulged 9mm cases. Especially if they...
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    04-22-2021, 05:47 PM
    merely wondering out loud, but I have read and seen videos of guys using a 9mm Makarov FCD as a bulge buster for 9mm Luger cases out of older loose chambered Glock fired cases. If I followed the explanations correctly because of the taper of a 9mm...
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    04-22-2021, 04:12 PM
    if you add an equal number of white bullets to the pink boolits you will have some 'Good n Plenty' candied boolits.
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    04-22-2021, 12:21 PM
    for what it's worth mixing employer, employee and family in with business transactions can very often cause inadvertent harm to the ones you love.
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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