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  • masscaster's Avatar
    02-03-2019, 03:19 PM
    If it doesn't open it's not a mould. Filling that with lead would just be a hole filled with lead, and it would be no small task getting the lead out. I'm unsure of it's real application. masscaster
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  • webfoot10's Avatar
    02-02-2019, 07:22 PM
    webfoot10 replied to a thread Source for Beeswax? in Cast Boolits
    All I use for fluxing is candle wax. Most dollar stores sell candles cheap. Or if you go to church and they use candles during the service, they would probley give you the old used candles. I find mine mostly at yard sales. webfoot10
    30 replies | 769 view(s)
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    02-02-2019, 07:14 PM
    Just go to food service + processing , Single burner propane stove. Mine works great but I only use a two qt. cast iron pot. as I'm not sure how much the cast iron legs on the stove will hold. So far no problem. webfoot10
    19 replies | 518 view(s)
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    02-02-2019, 06:55 PM
    I use 24 grs, of AA2520 under the NOE 311299 bullet, sized to .311 gas checked with a pinch of dacron on the powder, Gives about 1800 fps. Nice accurate load in my old Savage 340/30/30. I find that AA2520 is like a ball version of 4895. Found...
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    02-01-2019, 12:26 PM
    Hi Groundpounder17, I would simply have him cut a longer boolit with the same same crimp groove and nose profile as your existing one that cycles. Adding another grease groove, driving band, and base band to get the weight up. I would recommend a...
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    01-31-2019, 08:20 PM
    Check out Northern Hydraulics website. The have a propane stove on sale for $27.99. I have the same one that I melt my lead with. The idem number is 330973. They have a lot of things that many here would use. webfoot10
    19 replies | 518 view(s)
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    01-31-2019, 04:31 PM
    Hi Contenderman, I'm with Teemu on this one. Accurate moulds would be the way to go. Look at the .45 Colt designs and have it cut to cast @ .458. I would suggest the Lyman #454190 clone, 255 gr. - RNFP. This boolit is very forgiving for loading...
    8 replies | 258 view(s)
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    01-29-2019, 04:35 PM
    Hi Pebbles, In my experience as long as the sprue cutter is giving a good clean cut on the boolit base there is no worries. The sharpness of the edge will make all the difference. If it works on one mould it should work on another, and even if the...
    4 replies | 239 view(s)
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    01-27-2019, 07:30 PM
    Just go on-line or to a gun show and buy some of the metal solvent containers that come with the russian 91/30 or SKS and AK47 rifles. Cheap and don't leak. webfoot10
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    01-16-2019, 11:13 PM
    Venison tallow on patched roundballs in a loading block. I used this in a 20 ga smoothbore at a frozentoe event in CT. 20 shots and did not swabe between shots. Venison or mutton tallow works well in cold weather.
    12 replies | 660 view(s)
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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