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  1. Forum: Cast Boolits

    First off, I have owned up to 6 .44 Mags at any...

    First off, I have owned up to 6 .44 Mags at any given time. I have fire many of the large caliber handguns such as the 45-70 BFR, 356 JDR, 454 Casull and a couple of 50 Caliber wildcats. I have yet...
  2. Forum: Cast Boolits

    I have a Thumlers Tumbler that I have been using...

    I have a Thumlers Tumbler that I have been using for well over 45 years. It has a center column in the bowl that uses a wing nut and washer to hold it in place. this will help avoid the cracking you...
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    I have used stainless steel, Freon tank cut in...

    I have used stainless steel, Freon tank cut in half and cast iron. Cast iron by far is the most efficient. If you find a good cast iron Dutch oven and not one of the cheap Chinese made one's, I...
  4. I would start by scrapping off as much of the...

    I would start by scrapping off as much of the oxidized metal as possible with a flat head screwdriver. Then take an old brass cleaning brush (the bigger the better) and put it on a short piece of...
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    If you have a kinetic bullet puller you may try...

    If you have a kinetic bullet puller you may try tapping them out a bit and re-crimping.
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    Forum: Boolit Lube !

    You could try it as a flux when casting. I have...

    You could try it as a flux when casting. I have used the Baby Belle cheese wrappers like this, and they work well.
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    I take it this is run by the same people who put...

    I take it this is run by the same people who put on the Revolutionary War seminar. I have sat in on one in the past and they are very educational. I plan on doing a flintlock demo at one in...
  8. Sticky: You may want to repost this in the special...

    You may want to repost this in the special project section. It may get more views there.
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    Boy, what I could do with that statement if I was...

    Boy, what I could do with that statement if I was the crude type.[smilie=1:
  10. Forum: Swaging

    First, I don't do .22 cal bullets. But...

    First, I don't do .22 cal bullets.

    But swaging of any caliber is both expensive and very time consuming. I swage .44 using .40 S&W brass. I believe the steps are going to be similar except I...
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    I use the TC plastic snail capper. Works on...

    I use the TC plastic snail capper. Works on rifles and revolvers. It has a hole that is large enough to set the cap tin in and dump the whole thing at once. Open once and dispose of the tin.
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    Can't beat the price.[smilie=w:

    Can't beat the price.[smilie=w:
  13. Poll: The only time I have used copper sulfate with...

    The only time I have used copper sulfate with lead is when I tried copper plating bullets. I gave it up as a lost cause.
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    What area of the country are you in? If you are...

    What area of the country are you in? If you are somewhere on the east coast, you might find a historical institution that could help.
    In the Washington D. C. area, two jump to mind, Harpers Ferry,...
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    With the price I got for the last load I took to...

    With the price I got for the last load I took to the scrap yard I would agree with those who say find another scrap yard. Even if it's a good little drive combine the trip with something else. My...
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    It seems like you would have had to get that cast...

    It seems like you would have had to get that cast iron pot glowing in order to melt copper.

    A simple trick to see about how hard your bullets are, is to take a bullet of known hardness and one...
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    The only ads I see are the ones at the top of the...

    The only ads I see are the ones at the top of the page and a few at the bottom that have been there for quite some time. I believe they are from people who are actually registered on the site. I am...
  18. Forum: Swaging

    I use a RC to reform .357 and .430 lead after...

    I use a RC to reform .357 and .430 lead after casting. I have also made 1/2 jacket .430 bullets with it. I use an old Swage-it style single die set for these. The die screws into the frame and the...
  19. It seems to me that the timing for the burst is...

    It seems to me that the timing for the burst is set so the shell explodes as it reaches a certain height. Any change in the lift really wouldn't be realized due to the shell exploding while still...
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    When I first went to work for the Washington D....

    When I first went to work for the Washington D. C. police we were still carrying .38 spls. with lead hard ball ammo. we did transition to a lead hollow point, but still a lead bullet. It wasn't...
  21. Forum: Boolit Lube !

    As mentioned many times on this forum, stay away...

    As mentioned many times on this forum, stay away from petroleum based products for BP lube. The 50/50 bee's wax/tallow seems to be the easiest. If you need a harder lube for your area add a little...
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    Forum: Our Town

    Thanks for the tip. I have been suffering quite...

    Thanks for the tip. I have been suffering quite a bit over the past 6 months or so with hip pain. I was told it was moderate arthritis. I may give this a try.
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    Forum: Swaging

    Here is the meaning of anhydrous: anĚhyĚdrous...

    Here is the meaning of anhydrous:
    anĚhyĚdrous
    [anˈhīdrəs]
    ADJECTIVE
    chemistry
    geology
    (of a substance, especially a crystalline compound) containing no water.

    Hope that helps.
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    I take it you didn't buy them?

    I take it you didn't buy them?
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    Forum: Our Town

    Post one: Post two: Apparently, he...

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    Apparently, he cannot drill the stone easily.

    To GregLaROCHE, any chance of some pictures of the area?
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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