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    Today, 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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  • oley55's Avatar
    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:48 PM
    Only can comment on the HS507K X2. It's flat out awesome but my next one will be the HE507K-GR X2
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    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
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    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    Most convert them to side swing safety's for scope use or use the Timney Trigger with the safety. https://timneytriggers.com/springfield-featherweight-deluxe/
    24 replies | 518 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:32 PM
    They do not list the Waage K5747. It is a special order. They are outstanding. Call for current price and availability. A couple of years ago they were just over $200. http://www.waage.com/
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  • oley55's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • oley55's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • oley55's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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  • Murphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 AM
    I've been an RCBS fan from the beginning 40+ years ago. Following the RCBS line, Redding has a great reputation as well. You didn't mention if you were open to carbide or steel. If it's carbide, I'd chase down a set of Dillon dies (not easily done...
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  • Murphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:12 AM
    Murphy replied to a thread casting season is upon us in Our Town
    I honestly don't think I've ever cast based on what time of the year it was. Either I need to cast some, or I don't. I guess it varies for a lot of us and what region of the country we live in. I'm not that far geographically located from Lightman...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-19-2021, 11:19 PM
    If too many things doesn't take it I will.
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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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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