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    Greetings, I recently melted down some...

    Greetings,

    I recently melted down some MonoType letters into ingots.

    When melting, there will be a point where you get a "slushy/pasty" compound on the surface.

    This is the metal entering...
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    Greetings, Phelps was located in Orange, New...

    Greetings,

    Phelps was located in Orange, New Jersey.

    They copied the Star and cut corners where possible to reduce costs.

    Not sure Star Greaser parts will fit a Phelps Greaser.

    Star...
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    Greetings, Go to the Magma Engineering website...

    Greetings,

    Go to the Magma Engineering website and download the Instruction manual for a Star Greaser.

    https://www.magmaengineering.com/PDF/Star_Sizer.pdf

    Operation is essentially the same. ...
  4. Thread: 0.392 Round Ball

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    Greetings, The only other clues I can offer...

    Greetings,

    The only other clues I can offer are that it is a Hensley & Gibbs one-cavity mould.

    "392" stamped on the side of one block.

    A quick check with calipers suggest that it is 0.392"....
  5. Thread: 0.392 Round Ball

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    0.392 Round Ball

    Greetings,

    I have a 0.392" round ball mould.

    What rifle/pistol uses such a diameter?

    Cheers,

    Dave
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    Greetings, RCBS Pistol moulds are cut for 10:1...

    Greetings,

    RCBS Pistol moulds are cut for 10:1 Lead:Tin alloy. Rifle moulds are cut for LinoType.

    Seems the harder the bullet the more springback from sizing.

    Dig out your Intrimik and...
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    Greetings, Just cast up some Lead hammers for...

    Greetings,

    Just cast up some Lead hammers for my fellow casters.

    McMaster-Carr used to sell the mould and spare handles. No more. Apparently Lead is bad for you.

    Found the company that...
  8. Thread: Flash Rust??

    by fc60
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    Greetings, Did you use 99% Isopropyl Alcohol?...

    Greetings,

    Did you use 99% Isopropyl Alcohol? The 70% and 91% contain oils.

    Cheers,

    Dave
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    Greetings, I use my UltraSonic to clean parts...

    Greetings,

    I use my UltraSonic to clean parts that have light rust. It works okay; but, the pitting will still be there.

    The sonic waves will tend to free up any parts that are binding from the...
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    WTB --- SAECO 4-cavity Sprue Plate

    Greetings,

    Looking for a SAECO/REDDING 4-cavity sprue plate.

    The one that hinges from the center of the mould.

    Cheers,

    Dave
  11. Greetings, With the bullet seated flush to the...

    Greetings,

    With the bullet seated flush to the end of the case...

    1.6 grains of Winchester WST

    1.7 grains of Alliant Bullseye

    1.4 grains of VV N310
  12. Thread: Casting flux

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    Greetings, I use Marvelux on occasion. Less...

    Greetings,

    I use Marvelux on occasion. Less odor; but, it tends to get the pot walls a bit crusty.

    Beeswax is what I generally use and it tends to keep the sides of the pot cleaner. Sadly, it...
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    Greetings, Agreed, the 20# pot is a good...

    Greetings,

    Agreed, the 20# pot is a good choice.

    Holds the heat better due to the quantity.

    Better resale value.

    Cheers,
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    Greetings, I bought two SAECO moulds from a...

    Greetings,

    I bought two SAECO moulds from a fellow Forum member.

    Hope USPS delivers them before New Year's Day.

    Cheers,

    Dave
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    WTS Greetings, I will take #3 and #4 3 Saeco 4...

    Greetings,

    I will take #3 and #4

    3 Saeco 4 cav 185 gr. SWC $65. + flat rate ship
    4. Saeco 2cav 062-b 160gr. SWC $50. + flat rate ship

    Cheers,

    Dave
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    Greetings, A friend in France emailed me this...

    Greetings,

    A friend in France emailed me this image. Your powder is not specifically mentioned. Following the hierarchy of the other Nobel powders it would land about the same level as Blue Dot.
    ...
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    Greetings, I had a similar task cleaning one...

    Greetings,

    I had a similar task cleaning one of GrandPa's old A3-'03 rifles.

    After many strokes with Hoppes and a brass brush, I degreased the barrel and connected my Outers Foul Out with...
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    LBT Still In Business???

    Greetings,

    Ordered and paid for two moulds a few months ago.

    Checking on the status, I telephoned and emailed to get no response.

    Check has been cashed.

    Has anyone received any LBT...
  19. WTB Greetings, C-H sent me a copy of the...

    Greetings,

    C-H sent me a copy of the Swag-O-Matic instructions.

    Send me a PM with your real email address and I will gladly forward a copy to you.

    Cheers,

    Dave
  20. WTB Greetings, I reverse engineered the C-H...

    Greetings,

    I reverse engineered the C-H Swag-O-Matic die parts.

    The die retaining nut is 7/8-20.

    Cheers,

    Dave
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    Forum: Our Town

    Greetings, I visited the Centralia, WA Goon...

    Greetings,

    I visited the Centralia, WA Goon Show yesterday.

    Primers still high ($120/1000); but, cheaper than buying from online sellers. No HAZMAT nor shipping nor tax to deal with.

    Powder...
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    Greetings, This is what I use to enlarge 32...

    Greetings,

    This is what I use to enlarge 32 Long dies.

    https://www.mcmaster.com/4544A34-4544A343/

    I chuck the die in my lathe and dial the Carbide ring true.

    With the brush mounted in a...
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    Greetings, Using the downloadable Alloy...

    Greetings,

    Using the downloadable Alloy Calculator, I get 10 pounds of 16-1 plus 2.25 pounds Pure Lead = 12.25 pounds of 20-1.

    Cheers,

    Dave
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    Poll: Greetings, Wet washing with Stainless pins I...

    Greetings,

    Wet washing with Stainless pins I use dish soap for cleaning.

    A very slight amount remains on the brass after rinsing.

    This acts as a nice lubricant for the sizing and expanding...
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    Greetings, What you see is pressure galling....

    Greetings,

    What you see is pressure galling. The new brass is chemically clean and it is welding small particles to the sizing die Carbide ring.

    You need to find a way to clean the welded bits...
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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