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    Today, 12:28 AM
    I dunno if it's ok or not, but I'm glad you posted it...
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    09-23-2021, 04:21 PM
    OS OK, Although my PID is from Auber, I was able to change it from C the F. I did some searching and the consensus of many is the REX-C100 can not be made to use F. I found this questionable and searched a bit more and found this youtube video...
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    09-23-2021, 02:40 PM
    oley55 replied to a thread Dillon Update in Reloading Equipment
    Got my dies TODAY!!! Shipped on 9/21. I gotta say that really surprised me as I missed the 9/21 email notification. I had done one of those online order status things on 9/20. I wonder if that triggered something. At any rate, shy of 8 months is...
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    09-23-2021, 06:38 AM
    “Make me an offer” is a price.
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    09-22-2021, 04:16 AM
    You should be good to go now.
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    09-21-2021, 07:42 PM
    243winxb many thanks. Since posting I found an RCBS bullet whose tip looks very much like the Lee bullet and the RCBS #541, 85541 nose punch may work as well. Although the one you provided will likely be roomier, allowing for the epoxy putty to...
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    09-21-2021, 01:18 PM
    Just because they were/are on clearance for $15, I ordered one of these: https://leeprecision.com/product.php?productid=6740 This will be my first venture casting a rifle bullet and I will be sizing with the NOE push through sizer. I need to...
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    09-21-2021, 09:23 AM
    here's the link to thread mentioned. https://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?430735-How-I-alloyed-pure-antimony-to-pure-lead
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    09-21-2021, 03:52 AM
    I checked the database and it appears you discontinued your Team Boolit Sponsorship ~2 years ago. If you donated to the server drive fund it does not increase your PM limit.
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    09-21-2021, 03:09 AM
    Cast Boolits members, Curtis78 appears to be a scammer. His MO is to notify members who have missed out on a sale in S&S offering a similar item for a deal that is almost too good to be true. He typically requests payment through PayPal using...
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    09-20-2021, 05:23 PM
    http://waage.thomasnet.com/viewitems/solder-pots-and-tanks/round-solder-pot I did not see any 25 pound pots in this or other models, nor a model number similar to your quest. But dang everything sure is pricey......$542 for a 20 pounder!!!!
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    09-20-2021, 04:09 PM
    oley55 replied to a thread Dillon Update in Reloading Equipment
    short of making phone calls to Dillon, has there been any change to the unofficial lead times for Dillon carbide die sets? I ordered a set of 9MM on Jan 29, 2021 and status is still 'Pending'. A bit disconcerting that Dillon isn't clearly stating...
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    09-20-2021, 01:31 PM
    This is what the scrap yards are paying in JAX: PRICE PER POUND Lead $0.48 - $0.54 Lead Wheel Weights $0.08 - $0.09 A question for you folks who have bought scrap lead from a scrap yard, what prices are you paying?
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    09-20-2021, 12:44 PM
    I have the same shelving unit and it is surely stout, but I ended up with enough weight on the shelves that I was detecting a bit of outward bowing of the side braces. Fearing they could spring out too far and have a catastrophic failure, I picked...
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    09-20-2021, 12:06 PM
    oley55 replied to a thread Domed gas checks in Gas Checks
    It does suck our age/health interfering with our tinkering efforts. I hope things are getting better for you. I'd say yes a definate spin off. Here is a couple paragraphs cut from the first Corbin link: The pity is I can "just"...
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    09-19-2021, 08:23 PM
    oley55 replied to a thread Domed gas checks in Gas Checks
    beagle, did you pursue the domed gas check thing any further? Just idle curiosity because I stumbled across these domed base guards from Corbin for swaged lead bullets and it triggered a recollection of this discussion. ...
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    09-19-2021, 07:25 PM
    oley55 replied to a thread Tin in Lead and Lead Alloys
    as lightman said the amount of other (copper or whatever) is so diluted as to be closer to non-existent. Assuming 5% copper in your tin solder is mixed at a rate of 2% with the 98% of your lead alloy, the percent of copper would be something like...
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    09-19-2021, 06:35 PM
    oley55 replied to a thread New to me A2 in Vintage Reloading Gear
    the spud the normal hollow handle fits over is precisely milled to match the toggle link, it is tapered much like an automotive ball joint except it is not held in place by an exterior nut, but rather screws in. The fit between the the cone, socket...
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    09-19-2021, 03:58 PM
    yea, whatever...LOL. but this helps me a lot: [smilie=6:
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    09-19-2021, 03:30 PM
    I should have known the ridged surface on the jack would not provide enough flat surface for the Velcro adhesive to bond to. So I cut a scrap piece of 1/8" aluminum plate to 4"X4" and attached it to the jack with a few dabs of fast set epoxy. The...
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    09-19-2021, 12:02 PM
    oley55 replied to a thread New to me A2 in Vintage Reloading Gear
    congrats that is a nice looking press just as it is. The modifications to the toggle linkage to accommodate the roller handle will likely irk the collector purists out there, but sometimes personal function and use deserves it's place. Or maybe...
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    09-18-2021, 08:46 PM
    LOL, if you should find it and decide you don't want it, I KNOW a guy who does.......
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    09-18-2021, 08:41 PM
    Does that mean you have the solid ram extensions?
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    09-18-2021, 07:02 PM
    the plastic fast food containers work pretty good for small batches, but are a bit weak filled full of lead. the clear plastic nut jars and tennis ball jars are good as well.
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    09-18-2021, 06:03 PM
    did u check Arsenal molds, 5-6 week lead time
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    09-18-2021, 05:44 PM
    I'm not suggesting they will work, but reamers can be found in just about any diameter imaginable on fleabay. I just did a search for (.311" reamer) and got a bunch of hits in the $12+ price range.
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    09-16-2021, 06:00 PM
    500 degrees seems too low for casting purposes. I have cast nearly all of my pewter into boolit form, just for ease of calculating my pot mix ratios. I'm pretty sure I was in the 600 degree range and do not recall where I got that recommendation. ...
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    09-16-2021, 01:14 PM
    Right wrong or indifferent, I just skimmed the trash and poured my zinc ingots. I wasn't planning to do anything with the zinc so I didn't try fluxing, but I did wonder if sawdust would be appropriate with zinc or something different. Perhaps one...
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    09-16-2021, 12:34 PM
    Not intending to derail this thread, I was of the same opinion (neither quite worked for me). My reloading bench is my work bench and wanted to be able to have a full length clean/flat work area. The option of having routered in cutouts or raised...
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    09-15-2021, 08:18 PM
    I'd think a couple short sections of self adhesive hook and loop (Velcro) would work for both your block of wood or the jack. All that's needed is to keep it from sliding around imo.
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    09-15-2021, 02:55 PM
    https://www.mcmaster.com/zero-flute-countersinks/ I went down your road making up ten 3/8" aluminum plates for use on an in-line fab riser and/or bench mount and had the same hit or miss chatter problem with countersinks. These piloted...
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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