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    02-01-2023, 12:47 AM
    Chemical/science supply companies. Here are two a quick search brought up: https://www.laballey.com/products/lead-acetate-lab https://www.sciencecompany.com/Lead-Acetate-Trihydrate-100g-P6385 45_Colt
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    01-31-2023, 03:18 PM
    Here you go, please skip anything with ammonia and/or vinegar in it. From this thread: https://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?137320-Cleaning-lead-from-bores/page6 Copper Solution 562.3 grains Ammonium Acetate 51.3 grains Copper...
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    01-30-2023, 08:15 AM
    For a check weight can use post '65 US dimes (clad ones). A good condition dime weighs 35.0 grains. Someone here posted that info, so now there are a few dimes with the scale. Also, while checking, zeroing, and using the scale, make sure that it...
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    01-27-2023, 07:56 AM
    The collet style FCD, is activated by pressure from the shell holder. The die is squeezed between the outer threaded portion and the shell holder or ram. Not on the shoulder of the case. Note that there are also collet style FCDs available for...
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    01-25-2023, 07:50 AM
    45_Colt replied to a thread Odd primer strike in Cast Boolits
    Check the firing pin diameter and the hole diameter in the breech face. It may be that the firing pin is too small in diameter, or the opening in the breech face is too large. Manufacturers have been playing with 1911 firing pin diameters. There...
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    01-24-2023, 07:29 PM
    The interior of the case is tapered. This is not an issue. 45_Colt
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    01-24-2023, 07:24 PM
    Don't forget to check the operation of the thumb safety. Trigger work changes the sear/hammer relationship which also changes how the thumb safety interacts with the sear. At times it is required to replace & fit a new safety. On rare occasions a...
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    01-24-2023, 06:55 PM
    You guys are killing me. Back a number of years it was usual to have yearly venison. Maybe a little bit of squirrel mixed in with the beef burgers. Then more houses went up, so much for that. Although... Just last month we had ground-hog...
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    01-23-2023, 04:48 PM
    And if you ship larger packages outside the US, there is ipsparcel.com Use them for FED-X and sometime UPS. Keeps the cost down. Not the easiest service to use, but they can cut the ship to cost in half. Need an account, then create the order,...
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    01-23-2023, 04:02 PM
    It also appears that when shipping USPS Priority Mail International (Canada in this case) that you can no longer use your own box. Was about $47 USD for a 2-1/2 # box. Now can only use flat rate boxes. Which a medium box is $61 USD. And UPS,...
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    01-21-2023, 06:38 PM
    Not sure why the guy keep firing this "M1". Within the first 2 minutes of the video I see multiple cases that are separating along with blown/compromised primers. Yikes, I would have stopped firing it long ago. Note that an "M1 Tanker Garand" is...
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    01-20-2023, 06:19 PM
    45_Colt replied to a thread Ultra Sonic Cleaner in Our Town
    Bluing, no; stocks, no/possibly; nickel plating, yes. See the FAQ at their product page, they cover it there: https://www.boretech.com/products/c4-carbon-remover 45_Colt
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    01-20-2023, 08:35 AM
    45_Colt replied to a thread Ultra Sonic Cleaner in Our Town
    Use BoreTech's C4 Carbon remover. Stuff the chambers with paper towel pieces, dribble in some C4, leave soak for 15 - 20 minutes. Push out the paper, patch it with some more C4, done. Don't know what is in the stuff, but it flat out works. ...
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    01-16-2023, 05:37 PM
    Spewing burnt and un-burnt powder from pistols/revolvers is common. I've seen it flash off on the floor of a range. It is also common (required) to sweep it up and place it in a 4 - 5 gallon metal can to be disposed of later. Until of course a...
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    01-16-2023, 05:27 PM
    I need some help here, haven't SBRs (short barreled rifles) been an NFA item since '34? I don't understand how a brace that is used to shoulder the firearm with a barrel less then 16" can be anything but (a SBR). Just because it is called a...
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    01-15-2023, 10:24 AM
    Have a couple of them, handy for bringing the brass back from the range. 2nd the old dungaree leg sections for sand bags... 45_Colt
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    01-11-2023, 05:46 PM
    What a flash-back, yes, the news groups. Jeez, that is taking it back a few years... Then of course email lists... And as for learning to reload, not sure how it came about. Sorta' like osmosis, got to the point with shooting pistols & revolvers...
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    01-08-2023, 07:57 AM
    From the SAAMI spec's, this may be helpful: 45_Colt
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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
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