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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #90 on: April 12, 2016, 07:33:37 am »

but you are right, never can have to much goods.
the only thing I can think of having to much of is Politicians

One is too many politicians...

The thing I have "too much" of is dead batteries. I started collecting them years ago when it was proven that tossing them in the landfill was not good... but I don't know what to do with them! There is no place here to take them, and I suspect that most folks continue to trash them. I now have an intact, blown CFL bulb to dispose of as well... but have no idea how to do that.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #91 on: April 12, 2016, 08:22:42 am »

On the batteries, one can do a few things.  If one were to dump out the electrolyte into a container to hold, then flush battery with water, mix 5 lbs of epsom salts with 1 gal of water over low heat, refill battery with epsom salt solution, and place on charger.

If the battery has internal problems so that it cannot be a battery, then stop after dumping electrolyte and flushing with fresh water.  Lead will be worth a bunch as time goes along.  The last lead smelter in operation was shut down last year.  All lead left will be recycled, at the bottom of someones favorite fishing spot, or at the range bullet trap.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #92 on: April 12, 2016, 08:37:09 am »

Thanks, Jake, but I have no intention of doing anything with the batteries except dump them SOMEWHERE. Anyone wishing to recycle them is most welcome to come get them... or I'll take them a reasonable distance. Have about two quarts of the things now, not counting the bulb. :)

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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #93 on: April 12, 2016, 08:52:08 am »

Thanks, Jake, but I have no intention of doing anything with the batteries except dump them SOMEWHERE. Anyone wishing to recycle them is most welcome to come get them... or I'll take them a reasonable distance. Have about two quarts of the things now, not counting the bulb. :)

Sorry, thot you were talking about car lead batteries. . . . Throw them in the trash
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #94 on: April 12, 2016, 09:20:51 am »

Sorry, thot you were talking about car lead batteries. . . . Throw them in the trash

LOL!!! I wondered. :) I've never had a car battery to dispose of. They are exchanged for the "core charge" when I buy a new one. I think I've bought three in the last 20 years or so. Not a problem.

No, these are various sizes of ordinary batteries, with a few rechargeables among it. It is illegal to dispose of batteries in the trash here... big stink if they are found, but no other provision is made to get rid of them that I can see. I need to do some more research on that, and maybe ask the folks at the county office here. There has to be something reasonable to do with them.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #95 on: April 12, 2016, 11:04:42 am »

I believe that it is illegal for industry or business to dispose of "Universal Hazardous Waste", which is
Florescent tubes, cork screw bulbs, and mercury thermometers; because of mercury.
Rechargeable batteries - Cadmium and lead

But for the individual, get a lunch bag, put the batteries into bag and pitch it into household trash
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #96 on: April 13, 2016, 06:11:30 am »

I bought a nice XDm for Mrs. Sailor.  Her hands are not up to comfortably racking the slide. I good friend had 2 Dillon 650s and no XDm (or anything comparable). We made a great trade.  I finally get that, no make it THE progressive press I have been dreaming and scheming on for decades.

He is very expert at running those Dillons, having spent a couple years running a bank of FIVE.  He is setting mine up to run small pistol primers, and the one he kept to run large pistol primers. Then he will just pop on over to my shop any time he wants to load the little guys.  Big Win-Win ...  With several more subtle pluses built in.

You are going to LOVE that Dillon.  I've had my 650 going since December and am in reloading heaven.  This guy had 5 of them?!?  Wow.  Although I must admit I'm very tempted to pick up another one to run large primers since changing those out is a pain.  Mine is set up for small primers.  Caliber changes for 9mm, 40s and 223s.
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« Reply #97 on: April 13, 2016, 09:36:27 am »

You are going to LOVE that Dillon.  I've had my 650 going since December and am in reloading heaven.  This guy had 5 of them?!?  Wow.  Although I must admit I'm very tempted to pick up another one to run large primers since changing those out is a pain.  Mine is set up for small primers.  Caliber changes for 9mm, 40s and 223s.

I am curious with the powder measuring accuracy on that system.  Is it accurate enough?  On my long guns, I measure to the chunk.  All others, volumetricly. (at this age spelling is optional)
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #98 on: April 13, 2016, 11:11:28 am »

You are going to LOVE that Dillon.  I've had my 650 going since December and am in reloading heaven.  This guy had 5 of them?!?  Wow.  Although I must admit I'm very tempted to pick up another one to run large primers since changing those out is a pain.  Mine is set up for small primers.  Caliber changes for 9mm, 40s and 223s.

I am curious with the powder measuring accuracy on that system.  Is it accurate enough?  On my long guns, I measure to the chunk.  All others, volumetricly. (at this age spelling is optional)

It is great for mass producing plinking ammo.  I would NOT use it for fine tuning a recipe for my 30-06.  Every 100 rounds or so I stop and pull a round to check the powder amount.  So far I'm always within .1 to .2 grains.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #99 on: April 13, 2016, 05:37:21 pm »

You are going to LOVE that Dillon.  I've had my 650 going since December and am in reloading heaven.  This guy had 5 of them?!?  Wow.  Although I must admit I'm very tempted to pick up another one to run large primers since changing those out is a pain.  Mine is set up for small primers.  Caliber changes for 9mm, 40s and 223s.

I am curious with the powder measuring accuracy on that system.  Is it accurate enough?  On my long guns, I measure to the chunk.  All others, volumetricly. (at this age spelling is optional)

For handguns, it is definitely accurate enough.  My dad has one and he and I would both pull a round out and weigh it every 20 rounds or so for the first few months.  It was always within a tenth of a grain.  We haven't gotten it set up for .223 or .308 yet, but we need to.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #100 on: April 13, 2016, 10:48:38 pm »

I hear that.  I too, am doing the same but with a single rock chucker.  Using the powder measurer for hand gun and 223 fmj.  All others is powder measurer and trickler to the chunk.  Love ball powder, you can really refine the weight variances.  IMR 4xxx "logs" what I call them, are kinda large.   And again when you think about it, the variability in case thickness and other such as wind on the bullet are much larger variances than one ball of powder.  Especially on that calm cool day with cross hairs on the spot way out there.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #101 on: April 14, 2016, 06:31:27 am »

I hear that.  I too, am doing the same but with a single rock chucker.  Using the powder measurer for hand gun and 223 fmj.  All others is powder measurer and trickler to the chunk.  Love ball powder, you can really refine the weight variances.  IMR 4xxx "logs" what I call them, are kinda large.   And again when you think about it, the variability in case thickness and other such as wind on the bullet are much larger variances than one ball of powder.  Especially on that calm cool day with cross hairs on the spot way out there.

I've never used a powder trickler.  So it drops one flake/chunk/ball/log at a time?  That would be mighty handy for my 30+ cal rifles.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #102 on: April 14, 2016, 08:39:41 am »

you   turn  the little   knob on the shaft & it  puts out very small amount of powder relative to the  degree  of rotation....pretty simple  rig.../   on a different  note...I  like   the   RCBS  " LITTLE   DANDY "   powder measure  for hand gun  loading....has  fixed  capacity   rotors...you change  them for   different  powders &  charges...many  options...my  $.05   worth....
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« Reply #103 on: April 19, 2016, 03:56:08 pm »

My shot shell re-loader (which I've been using for years, by the book) uses little powder and shot measures. After you put in the ones you want, a simple flip of a switch drops in your powder. Then you put in the wadding, flip the switch again, and it drops in a measure of shot. Easy. I can load 60 shells an hour.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #104 on: April 23, 2016, 09:28:54 am »

This looks very interesting indeed. Just wish they sold the whole cartridges. But I may buy a box or two for my favorite re loaders.  :) I don't ever wait for Christmas...

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