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by AndyC
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Lead hardness tester
Replies: 9
Views: 270

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: 27
Views: 1562

Re: Amy Coney Barrett

Hahahahahahahaha
by AndyC
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Lead hardness tester
Replies: 9
Views: 270

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: 9
Views: 270

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: 9
Views: 270

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: 9
Views: 270

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: 27
Views: 1562

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: 5052

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: 17
Views: 646

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: 431

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 ...
by AndyC
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: 45acp - Toy caps in reloaded LP primers - results
Replies: 8
Views: 431

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

Well, I didn't invent this concept but at least I got actual velocities for folks to mull over :mrgreen:
flowrie wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:20 pm
Are you using a 5mm hole punch ?
These punches aren't marked - I really don't know.
by AndyC
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: 45acp - Toy caps in reloaded LP primers - results
Replies: 8
Views: 431

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

Yep. Just dig the anvil out, clean the debris inside the cup a little bit and tap a punch inside the cup to get most of the firing-pin dent out. As for getting the anvil back in place, I really just dropped the newly-armed cup into my priming tool, raised it up a bit and dropped the anvil into the c...
by AndyC
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: 45acp - Toy caps in reloaded LP primers - results
Replies: 8
Views: 431

45acp - Toy caps in reloaded LP primers - results

Cutting out toy caps: https://i.imgur.com/I5XXoDT.jpg 2 caps per cup: https://i.imgur.com/lCvw6K4.jpg Edit to clarify: the anvil was used - I really just dropped the newly-armed cup into my priming tool, raised it up a bit and dropped the anvil into the cup - and gently pressed the primer up in plac...
by AndyC
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: DFW North/NorthEast Quadrant Breakfast
Replies: 464
Views: 46976

Re: DFW North/NorthEast Quadrant Breakfast

Can't make it, have handloads to test.

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