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by AndyC
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: AMMO. Buying, selling or nothing
Replies: 77
Views: 5095

Re: AMMO. Buying, selling or nothing

I'm glad I reload and cast.

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by AndyC
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Lead hardness tester
Replies: 17
Views: 443

Re: Lead hardness tester

Oh well *shrug* Perhaps they don't see a need for it in their own usage, therefore.... I am anxious to hear how you like it, and will be purchasing one as well (with your approval :lol: ) I'm impressed with how easy it is to use. It's also accurate, according to 1) my testing of known-good alloys fr...
by AndyC
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Lead hardness tester
Replies: 17
Views: 443

Re: Lead hardness tester

Now that's funny :mrgreen: I thought I knew all of Heinlein's good quotes but don't recall that one at all; I'll tuck that away. will you be testing any commercial cast bullets as calibration samples? At your (gentle) prodding I poked around my gear and found a few commercial .45 230gr cast bullets ...
by AndyC
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Lead hardness tester
Replies: 17
Views: 443

Re: Lead hardness tester

3 sites now. Castboolits is the exception - probably because the guys there understand what it's for.

I was unaware that I have to justify my purchases to anybody, but here we are...
by AndyC
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Lead hardness tester
Replies: 17
Views: 443

Re: Lead hardness tester

Sorry you have price envy. Had Glen's book for years, been on Castboolits for 10 years, have been casting for about 40 - doubt there's much you can tell me on the subject. I see value in this gadget, but none in your opinions.
by AndyC
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Amy Coney Barrett
Replies: 28
Views: 1635

Re: Amy Coney Barrett

Hahahahahahahaha
by AndyC
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Lead hardness tester
Replies: 17
Views: 443

Re: Lead hardness tester

From Veral Smith, something of an authority on the subject: If there is no arsenic final bullet hardness is gained during an aging time of about 2 weeks and is not greatly effected by rate of cooling while casting. With arsenic, and only a trace of arsenic is needed, the tin and antimony change to a...
by AndyC
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Lead hardness tester
Replies: 17
Views: 443

Re: Lead hardness tester

I don't have any commercial cast bullets - and according to others who have this device, it's already more accurate than really needed. I have calibrated/verified it against an NIST traceable hardness tester with know samples and it is far more accurate that we all need for simple casting purposes a...
by AndyC
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Lead hardness tester
Replies: 17
Views: 443

Re: Lead hardness tester

I'm starting to get bloody tired of justifying things, but ok: 1. Because tin is expensive. If I know what my metals ARE by measuring their hardness, I waste less tin - which results in more casting alloy for me, which means more bullets. 2. When I mix up an alloy I have a way to replicate it reason...
by AndyC
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Lead hardness tester
Replies: 17
Views: 443

Lead hardness tester

I've been curious about the Brinell Hardness of my various lead alloys I use for casting bullets. While I do have an alloy calculator spreadsheet that gives me a fairly decent idea, I've always wanted to get a more accurate reading (especially when water-quenching) - but have been turned off by both...
by AndyC
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Amy Coney Barrett
Replies: 28
Views: 1635

Re: Amy Coney Barrett

I'm looking forward to her being confirmed.

I'm really looking forward to seeing the shrieks and wails and gnashing of teeth.
by AndyC
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Kenosha Wisconsin Shooter discussion
Replies: 98
Views: 5127

Re: Kenosha Wisconsin Shooter discussion

Lake County prosecutors announce they will not file charges against Kyle Rittenhouse

https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2020 ... ttenhouse/
by AndyC
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Rattle can paint job
Replies: 18
Views: 726

Re: Rattle can paint job

I like that paint-job a lot :thumbs2: :thumbs2: :thumbs2:
74novaman wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:26 pm
puma guy wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:11 pm
Please post some photos of the "after" paint job.
Huh?
:smilelol5: :thumbs2:
by AndyC
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: 45acp - Toy caps in reloaded LP primers - results
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: 45acp - Toy caps in reloaded LP primers - results

So, I saved the audio from that video as an MP3 and opened it in an audio editor, Audacity - using that I was able to zoom in on the timeline and clearly saw the sound of the hammer followed by a delay: https://i.imgur.com/vUJFseq.png 0.04 sec delay = 1/25th of a sec, so I was close with my earlier ...

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