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    That’s the acid I’ve used in the past on rough...

    That’s the acid I’ve used in the past on rough pieces of steel. I’ve been afraid it might etch the surface too much to easily polish up. Have you used it on guns before?
    Maybe I need to look into...
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    Well I sure have been mixing it to strong, as I...

    Well I sure have been mixing it to strong, as I had assumed I was. How long do you leave the brass in the acid?
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    Lighter boolits defiantly take some of the punch...

    Lighter boolits defiantly take some of the punch out of 45/70s. Slugging the bore should be your fist step before choosing boolit diameter. Maybe you can start with an inexpensive Lee mold, if you...
  4. I like a lot of others use a Dutch oven. I don’t...

    I like a lot of others use a Dutch oven. I don’t fill it to the limit and use a stainless soup ladle to fill my ingot molds. Before I started using the Dutch oven, I used a skillet that was at the...
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    Citric Acid Strength

    Five years ago I bought five pounds of citric acid in powder form. I rinse my brass in it for a few minutes, watching what what’s going on and when I notice a change I wash and rinse them off. I have...
  6. Years ago I used those bullets for caribou. They...

    Years ago I used those bullets for caribou. They worked great. Congratulations on a good score.
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    I can’t believe you can buy an air tool for such...

    I can’t believe you can buy an air tool for such a low price today. I remember when I was first introduced to a die grinder. I loved it. Almost no more hack sawing for me. They are loud, but that...
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    Simple oven works fine. If you are buying from a...

    Simple oven works fine. If you are buying from a thrift store the simpler the better. Less to go wrong with it.
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    Start here....

    Start here.
    https://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?171403-Powder-Coating-Boolits&highlight=Powder+coating
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    I am a fan of peep sights, especially the diopter...

    I am a fan of peep sights, especially the diopter type. I went to a peep site on my 45/70 Marlin after the second time the buckhorn type sight got torn off in heavy brush. The Lyman peep sight served...
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    The other similar wrench is the pipe wrench with...

    The other similar wrench is the pipe wrench with gripping jaws. For some reason my father always called them Stilson wrenches. Anyone know where that name came from ?
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    While we are talking about shirts. Where can you...

    While we are talking about shirts. Where can you get a good deal on plain colored T-shirts? Good quality, heavy, all cotton.
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    I had some real blowouts with my father when I...

    I had some real blowouts with my father when I was young. That’s one of the reasons I joined the Navy at seventeen. The best thing I ever did for my future. It was a great environment for me to...
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    Hi Wayne. Glad to see you back.

    Hi Wayne. Glad to see you back.
  15. I have always wondered why they use both paraffin...

    I have always wondered why they use both paraffin and beeswax. Why not only beeswax? Does the paraffin help if it’s really hot weather?
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    Maybe I should trade in all our cats for a...

    Maybe I should trade in all our cats for a chihuahua. They never did anything about my mouse and rat problems. Only poison works for me now. However, I once rented a house with a severe mouse...
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    How Many Guns Have You Lost by Accident or had stolen ?

    How many guns have you lost by accident or had stolen ? I can remember ten, if I include the one my ex wouldn’t turn over after our divorce. Maybe she had already sold it like a lot of my other...
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    They got into my beeswax once. I now constantly...

    They got into my beeswax once. I now constantly have poison packets in all the corners and holes where the used to come in. No more problems.
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    Logging in for CountryGent

    This has been going on for close to two weeks now, that CountryGent hasn’t be able to login to the forum. He asked me to contact the forum, to help him out. I contacted several moderators, including...
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    Thanks for the info.

    Thanks for the info.
  21. I would anneal before forming and afterwards.

    I would anneal before forming and afterwards.
  22. I’ve always believed that BP lube should be made...

    I’ve always believed that BP lube should be made with natural ingredients. That’s what I’ve always used and it’s always worked.
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    Nothing like the smell of black powder in the...

    Nothing like the smell of black powder in the morning. Or in the afternoon for that matter.
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    Too bad life doesn’t always turn out that way....

    Too bad life doesn’t always turn out that way. When it does, you need to appreciate it.
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    Sometimes a heavy crimp is needed especially if...

    Sometimes a heavy crimp is needed especially if you are not using the gun in a controlled environment. Crimping if not only sizing to fit the chamber.
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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