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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Today, 11:43 AM
    I've cleaned an aluminum mould with a brass/bronze toothbrush. Extremely gently and with caution to work towards the cavity edge and not away from it. In this instance I did it cause I was stupid and had melted a nylon toothbrush in the cavity...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Today, 01:55 AM
    I'll be dogged, that is an icecream churn motor! Beats the cobbled together thing I was working on.
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    Today, 01:46 AM
    Betcha that baby will need some trimming. What brand?
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    Yesterday, 05:56 PM
    In the book, the Art of Bullet Casting, there is an article by one Mike Venturino, in which he tests the accuracy of bullets produced by the individual cavities of a double cavity mould. I don't remember the caliber, but it was a revolver...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:18 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread The LEE Furnaces in Casting Equipment
    The 20 pound pot is big enough that if you want or need to ladle cast you can. The 10 pound pot is not large enough diameter to allow ladle casting even if the bottom pour mechanism is removed.
    21 replies | 314 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 02:59 AM
    Bazoo started a thread WTS Books in Swappin & Sellin
    Couple books I want to sell. I'm glad to accept cash, paypal and postal money orders. Lyman cast bullet handbook second edition. Has some creases on the cover and a little wear on the edges but is in good solid shape. 20.00 shipped Lyman...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 05:03 PM
    You aught to consider giving it to one of the members here who would be willing to chance it's use. I'm sure many here would consider it to be a blessing.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 12:41 AM
    What are you going to do if you start using it and find that it shoots better than ever?
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    02-24-2020, 10:25 PM
    I label my powder measure too. And I leave it labeled when empty as to what powder and amount it's set for.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    02-24-2020, 10:22 PM
    I pour over the pot so I don't have much mess. I get lead all over the mould, at the end of casting I heat the mould on the lead again and wipe it clean of splatter with a rag.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    02-24-2020, 07:35 PM
    If you ain't mixed it yet and the jug has not been disturbed since dumping you might could cut the top of the jug off with a razor knife and skim the first 1/2" of powder off carefully. You might be able to see a difference too in good light. ...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    02-24-2020, 06:31 PM
    I get the best results with about 1/2-3/4" free fall. Both in terms of fillout and not having inclusions caused by the oxidized film. Nothing wrong with shooting those bullets. You get too picky and you won't ever have bullets to shoot. ...
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  • oldred's Avatar
    02-24-2020, 12:55 PM
    But doesn't the number markings still show??????? It seems to me that while that might fill the markings flush it would tend to highlight them due to the color difference rather than make them obscure, or am I missing something here???
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  • oldred's Avatar
    02-24-2020, 12:48 PM
    If you decide to use a hardening compound (by far the easiest way!) then as M-Tecs suggested look for some Cherry Red compound, it's easy to find while the Kasnit that was also suggested has been off the market for nearly ten years now. Kasnit was...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    02-24-2020, 02:50 AM
    I ended up shelving the gun because it leads up bad due to a tight spot in the barrel. It is gone back to Ruger currently. We'll see if they fix it or if it's on the chopping block.
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    02-24-2020, 12:08 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread stirring? in Cast Boolits
    Stirring by itself adds nothing. Fluxing however, combined with stirring is beneficial because it cleans any foreign matter out of the alloy. Oxidized alloy on top of the melt is reduced back in, and any debris is moved to the surface for...
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    02-23-2020, 11:03 PM
    Part of the reason I'm thinking to do something to the grips like grooves, is to index the gun in my hand. The extra grip is icing on the cake but I'm thinking the consistent feel will help my accuracy some.
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    02-23-2020, 09:50 PM
    I will give it a test and see how I like it, thanks.
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    02-23-2020, 09:48 PM
    To clean a little lead from the mould faces I heat the mould where it would be over hot for casting, open it and try rubbing a course cotton rag against it. Like a shop towel or dish rag. If that doesn't suffice I heat again and scrape with my...
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    02-23-2020, 07:30 PM
    WTB CZ50 32ACP original magazine. WTB magazine for a ’52 CZ model 50 not later model 70. If you have one at reasonable price, shipped, please PM me with offer. Here is picture of what follower must look like on left front corner. Note...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 07:02 PM
    By the way, howdy from ky and welcome to the CB.GL forum. Mould lines as the mould gets hot? Sounds like you're dropping too soon and the bullets are getting slightly deformed from twisting slightly as the mould opens. The pot junk...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 06:25 PM
    Interesting, jrayborn, thanks. I've actually thought about checkering the front strap but ain't sure bout it.
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    02-23-2020, 03:55 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Have you had this problem in Our Town
    I have not experienced that. I generally don't read other gun forums much, unless I'm searching for something specific and it pops up. I do check out bladeforums though and have gotten a "your IP address has been banned" message. Then the...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 03:49 PM
    I use graphite via a carpenters pencil regardless of mould variety. Any time the mould is disassembled I color the sprue plates bottom, the pivot hole and screw, the top of the mould, and the alignment pins. Then when casting, if I should...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    02-22-2020, 11:27 PM
    I'd adopt you as my 3rd dad... ;)
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    02-22-2020, 09:42 PM
    Sounds like you found one in the mirror.
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    02-21-2020, 08:47 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Home-made 50/50 in Boolit Lube !
    I'm interested in what your experiences are. Particularly what velocity / pressure levels you've pushed in rifle.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    02-21-2020, 08:28 PM
    I've not heard of ceramic beads. How do they do for cleaning vs stainless pins?
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  • 0verkill's Avatar
    02-21-2020, 05:08 PM
    0verkill started a thread Need 45 SP in Helping Hands
    I know a lot of people sort out the small primered 45 ACP brass. If you've got a batch you're just going to drop off at the recycler let me have it. Would't care to pay shipping on a SFRB or trade you something for it.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    02-21-2020, 03:02 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread I could use it box! in Helping Hands
    I don't load shotgun yet, but I wouldn't think a couple handfuls of wads would be worth the trouble unless you already are using them. I guess folks try different wads and see what patterns better?
    353 replies | 46241 view(s)
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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
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