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J. Frank Norfleet

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  1. Your tire guy could be correct. Wheel weights today are made from three materials; steel, zinc and lead. Steel is easy to spot and throw out. The ones marked Zn are obviously Zinc. If in doubt, I use a set of dikes or wire cutters to clip the ww. The lead based are soft and easily cut while zinc are hard and you can't make a mark. Zinc also has a "ring" while the lead based have a dull sound. I clean up all the wheel weights by casting them into ingots. The lead based wheel weights melt at 627.5 degrees F while zinc melts at 907 degrees. I run a "cold" pot as I melt them down so if a zinc ww g
  2. Clip on wheel weights are hardened with Antimony and Tin. Stick-on are pure. When I salvage wheel weights I separate out the stick-on wheel weights because I don't want to dilute the mix of the harder wheel weights. JFN
  3. I have some pure lead from stick on wheel weights. 68 lbs for $140 shipped to you. JFN
  4. Does anyone have a Marlin in .41 mag they would part with? I had a Marlin 1894FG I sold here and I sure regret selling it. JFN
  5. Depends on where you are getting your lead. Wheel weights, pre-mixed lead, no. I bought one years ago when I was given a large amount of pure lead and had to mix in Linotype and tin to get it hard enough. Haven't used it again. In hindsight I should have passed the pure lead on to some BP shooter. JFN
  6. The wheel weights I get from my local tire shop have a mixture of pure lead stick on wheel weights. When I separate out the zinc and steel wheel weights I also separate out the stick ons and melt them separate. That way I don't dilute the Pb alloy wheel weights. JFN
  7. Cody did Goatneck's conversions. We had several conversations about them before Goatneck passed. Cody is the only one I know of doing the conversion to 45 ACP. JFN
  8. Joe, Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. Thank you for the info. So to clarify: This 650 is dedicated to making my practice 45 ACP ammo. That is all I have loaded on it for the past 10 years. I've run 8 to 10 jugs (8 lb) of Red Dot/Promo through it with no problem, until this last jug of Red Dot. The only reason I used the Red Dot/Promo was it was considerably cheaper. My match ammo has always been loaded with WST on a 550 so I could visually verify each powder drop. When I started getting light charges I did two things. First, since Red Dot and Promo are no longer ch
  9. This topic has been on my mind lately. I started out using the Dillon low powder sensor on my 650. I only load 45 ACP on that machine, really fast. Between the hearing loss and the fact the the beep was really short I'd be 4 or 5 rounds beyond before I'd ask myself, "Was that a low powder beep?" Then, "Which round in the bin was it?" So, I went to a RCBS lock out die. Great concept, but I am not real happy with it either. When adjusted according to the instructions, it really only detects a no charge or a double charge. The light charges go through. For example, today in practice I had what so
  10. The spring match was the Buffalo Stampede. When I started in 2010, I felt incredibly fortunate to have 3 major matches 2 hours from my home. Now the last one will leave this year. Hopefully New Mexico's total Covid lockdown will be lifted by then and we will get to have EoT. JFN
  11. You're probably right, I still think there has been some serious mis-management. JFN
  12. So how does a company go bankrupt with a billion in backorders? That takes some serious mis-management. JFN
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