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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Today, 03:03 PM
    I inserted and epoxied a 16" 9mm barrel blank turned to fit the inside of the 12 gauge shotgun barrel on an old Iver Johnson frame and then cut the chamber for a 38-44 Bain & Davis. eventually, I will make an extractor for the smaller diamter case...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    I've only owned one, but by God it was excellent.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:46 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread More prayer needed in Our Chapel
    Thanks Blackwater. My concern in death is not getting to see my baby grow up, and leaving a sickly wife with no one to take care of her. Little Bazoo is 7 months old.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:42 PM
    I've never encountered the old dies that shave lead, though I've heard of them. Is there any way to tell them apart? I have an old die that doesn't have the O ring like new ones do. I prefer it.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:33 PM
    Are you saying you're looking at 2 dies for sale, one set designated as H I and one set designated just as sizing die for a Lyman 4500? There would be no difference other than the listing title.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-27-2020, 12:41 AM
    From my experience I think a hotter temperature is better for fluxing. Seems like the oxides reduce back in easier. Also seems like the melt lets to of dirt/debris a little better.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-27-2020, 12:35 AM
    Leads trying to make a run for it. Welcome to the world of bottom pour pots. You can tell I'm a ladle caster I bet. :grin:
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-27-2020, 12:25 AM
    The thirty caliber bullets you describe have a gas check shank. It's generally advisable to use a GC when the bullet in question is made for one. Using a GC design without the GC is a little more advanced. At rifle velocities GCs are generally...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-26-2020, 09:23 PM
    Lees manual does not have data specific to his bullets sadly. The Lyman 4th has a few lee moulds in it's reference.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-26-2020, 09:17 PM
    Here is the Lyman 3rd edition cast bullet handbook. Here is a book written by a member here....
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-26-2020, 09:11 PM
    Welcome to the forum by the way! The lee push through sizers and alox works well. I use them for pistol bullets. The alox I mix with paste wax, to make it dry faster and not be tacky when dry. But I've used it straight and it works fine. ...
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    03-26-2020, 08:41 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread More prayer needed in Our Chapel
    I appreciate all the prayers and thoughts. Pet scan scheduled on Tuesday.
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    03-26-2020, 08:38 PM
    Well I'd love to see pictures and hear any stories.
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    03-26-2020, 08:34 PM
    I have a Lee tumble lube 452-230- TC, 2 cavity old style mould I'd like to trade for the lee 2 cavity 452-230-2R mould. We each pay our own shipping. My mould was used when I got it here, seems to cast well and does .451 on the smallish...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-26-2020, 07:56 PM
    Thats excellent advice. Having good alloy, you learn to make bullets so much easier than with scrimping on a mystery alloy.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-26-2020, 05:02 PM
    I started with this romance of using a cast iron pot on the stove or a propane burner. I read about that in old books and magazine articles. Don't take that route, it's frustrating and tiresome. Lee 20 pound magnum melter, Lyman ladle...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-26-2020, 03:05 PM
    Favorite? I'm still trying to figure that out. Something a bit heavier. I liked the Lyman 358429 but it was too long in magnum brass. However I had good luck with the 358156 out of a blackhawk and a marlin 1894c with 15 grains of 2400. ...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-26-2020, 02:45 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread deep seated gas checks in Gas Checks
    It's a pretty common practice to superglue checks on when using the old style ideal/Lyman non crimp on checks. I don't think firing would break the glue bond as it would be a compression load and not a shear load.
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    03-26-2020, 05:27 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread More prayer needed in Our Chapel
    Thank you all
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    03-26-2020, 05:16 AM
    I use a cherry knocker about 12" long and 1 3/4" diameter. I've used other hardwoods like ash or birch. Seems like a tight grained wood holds up better.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-25-2020, 06:31 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread deep seated gas checks in Gas Checks
    My concern is always of the lube that's exposed inside the case. I imagine powder sticking to it like dirt on a dropped lollipop. Or it warming up and contaminating the powder. Or the pressure from firing blowing it off in the case somehow and...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-25-2020, 03:58 PM
    I've experienced a ruptured case with Remington golden bullets out of a worn Remington 552. It fired slightly out of battery and swelled the case head fore of the rim so that it looks like a second rim. It sounded funny but didn't injure myself or...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-25-2020, 12:23 PM
    I use the barrel or cylinder but I don't like it. I'm in the market for a chamber gage for all the calibers I load. It's so much of a pain to unload my 45 and check one, load back up, maybe or maybe not have to check another later. I've been...
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    03-25-2020, 07:56 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread More prayer needed in Our Chapel
    Elective stuff here is canceled. Cancer testing and treatments are not considered elective. Thank you all for prayers and encouragement. Even those whom keep it between themselves and The Lord.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-25-2020, 04:44 AM
    The first and second edition are neat. But unless you have an obscure mould, vintage powder, or obsolete cartridge they are nearly useless for a modern caster. You learn about casting more from the third edition than any of the others.
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    03-25-2020, 04:36 AM
    Bazoo started a thread More prayer needed in Our Chapel
    Member when I was in the hospital recently, with pneumonia and atrial fibrilation? Well I followed up with my dr and she got my hospital records. Turns out there is a 6cm nodule on my lymph node in my lung. So they are giving me a pet scan...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-25-2020, 04:20 AM
    I have thought about mounting some hanger bolts into a stump and packing the lubesizer outside when it was nice.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-24-2020, 02:42 PM
    So I've got a Lyman 49th soft back I've used about 5 years and it's not in great shape. The spine is letting pages go and creased several spots. I've also got a new 49th hardback that I bought cheap at the local gun store. So if I use the...
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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