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    Yesterday, 11:00 PM
    Maybe I should put mine on set&swap below. I have everything that came with the press and it's still green :)
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    Yesterday, 10:46 PM
    Yes to hot and cutting to soon is one for sure. Hard alloy will tear the hole if it's cut to soon. A hole in the sprue plate to large will tear the base. Alloy like 1/20 you seldom will have this problem. Things you can do to cut this down....
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    Yesterday, 06:34 PM
    Naw, When I do some Smelting I grab the heavy fish dip net and head up the UP Michigan when the Smelt are running and get some Smelt. :D
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    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    TNX. Joe. I hear good things with that Uberti 76 in this caliber. Do that rifle a favor and use this bullet http://accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=46-467L-D.png I sent Tom a print of this revised Lyman 457121PH a larger diameter to...
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    Yesterday, 05:43 PM
    :) I been melting lead for over 65 years and 42 years in the plumbing trades. Started at a young age melting and pouring it through a small hole through the sprue plate into a mould. I never refined smelting silver ore to separate the lead from the...
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    Yesterday, 11:25 AM
    Indian Joe, A little off subject but I would like to know :) I'm a fan of bottle necked chambers for the blackpowder rifles. Looking at that picture, is that a .45-75 ? I been thinking using that chamber for a High Wall. I would like to ask....
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    10-24-2020, 05:14 PM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Pass Through? in Muzzleloading.
    :) that rifle is almost taller than me :) I used to be 5'10" but I seemed to have shrunk an inch. Maybe to many hard landings hanging on under that T-10 parachute to often. :) Yes that rifle is a fine shooter but I didn't shoot those holes off...
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    10-24-2020, 03:26 PM
    OK you know your bore diameter now find out what the twist of that bore is then match the bullet length for that twist. with a proper ogive radius to hold stability. There are a lot of Lever rifles used for the long range gong matches out to 1024...
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    10-24-2020, 11:52 AM
    It seams like everyone needs a PID on their lead pot to cast bullets now days. It might be a fine thing but I don't know, I don't use one. All the things mentioned here for casting will work fine when you pay attention to how the bullet looks when...
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    10-24-2020, 10:54 AM
    I still have a Big Max and it's a fine press. Originally I got it for forming brass and using it for swaging pistol bullets using the C&H and Hemp swage dies. I don't use it anymore because it's just too big and heavy for what I load now days. This...
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    10-23-2020, 12:59 PM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Hardness tester in Casting Equipment
    I have the Lee and Saeco but I use the Lee because the dimple is more precise for comparison of the alloy temper. I don't care what a BHN reading is because all of these under 100 dollar testers are not precise enough. I use the Lee for comparison....
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    10-22-2020, 02:07 PM
    The only custom mould maker that made the 457132 like the original Ideal mould and the was Walt before he passed away at NEI. The base bands diameters and the shape of the ogives are not like the originals in the moulds now made. The originals...
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    10-21-2020, 11:32 PM
    Or check with the 310 shop to see if he can help you. https://the310shop.net/products/ I have bushings he made for me to swap dies around. I use his tools and dies for my .44-77 and other BPCR's
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    10-21-2020, 11:14 PM
    The GG work the best with a light roll crimp just ahead of the first driving band. But you can over do the crimp and pull the case apart. The crimp way is hit or miss. I also made a simple tool that I welded a ball bearing on a hard rod that was...
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    10-21-2020, 09:55 PM
    LOL, Lloyd it's a good thing you didn't have your fishing boat tied to it. It wouldn't hold it anyway. LOL. I was real heavy into the bulls eye pistol and combat and when you get used to use a Star progressive for loading pistol ammo and for...
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    10-20-2020, 11:00 AM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Pass Through? in Muzzleloading.
    I do too, but I mix it 50/50. but for the turkey shoots I use pure lead.
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    10-20-2020, 10:57 AM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Pass Through? in Muzzleloading.
    John, Now that the wood is dried out this rifle only weighs 8 lbs 4.5 OZ and it holds very well and once you learn how to navigate in the bush with these long barreled front stuffers the barrel length is not a problem. I have no idea what the...
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    10-19-2020, 11:04 PM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Pass Through? in Muzzleloading.
    Here is my Deer rifle. It's a Southern Mountain fur trait rifle it has a 44" .54 caliber swamped Rice barrel. I use a Ball cast at 1/30 T/L alloy and I never recovered a single ball in a deer yet. It's a fine and fast ignition that I seldom hear the...
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    10-19-2020, 08:36 PM
    If you want to go through Tom @ Accurate Moulds this is a very good shooting GG bullet for the .45-70 or any .45 caliber rifle. http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=46-467L-D.png I sent him a drawing of a Lyman .457-121PH that I...
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    10-19-2020, 08:21 PM
    Tom makes a very good mould. I hope someday he will set his lathe up for the elliptical nose for long range. I have several of his brass moulds for the lever rifles and hand guns. Very good quality work.
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    10-19-2020, 07:56 PM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Pass Through? in Muzzleloading.
    Here is a ball that hit a Buffalo close to 100 yards that went through bone and the hide caught it on the far side. A Bison is tougher than a Deer. I( mostly use a .54 and a .58 caliber and I have never recovered a ball and I had one go through...
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    10-19-2020, 07:38 PM
    But I might add, You won't find a better quality mould maker than Steve Brooks or Buffalo arms. You will get what you pay for.
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    10-19-2020, 07:36 PM
    Those two above answers are about as good as you will get. If you stay in this game long enough you will have a drawer full of moulds like most of have to find the best mould :D
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    10-19-2020, 04:10 PM
    I just pushed these through my Corbin swage die. The center GG and the two other are the same cast from the same mould for my .44-77 sharps. The center bullet is .446" GG and I ran these through a core swage die that is .441" so I know I reduced...
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    10-19-2020, 11:25 AM
    LOL, I have shot many one shot ragged holes in my life LOL Hey, Welcome to the forum. You will get some agreements and some disagreements :) but keep a stiff upper lip. :)
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    10-18-2020, 10:49 AM
    When you reduce a bullet more than 2 or 3 thousands your changing the whole profile of the ogive plus starting the base to finn between the die and base punch even doing it in steps, but it will still shoot but going 8-9 thousands all bets are off....
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    10-17-2020, 01:36 PM
    Dave, there is nothing wrong with what you asked. I think you said it was an original percussion slant breach. I never had a slant breach but I did shoot a 63 for many years and I'm sure that your ROT will be the same slow twist my 63 had. The...
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    10-14-2020, 12:43 PM
    With regards to the lee pro 1000. There are more fixes on the U-tube with this press and to get it to work, mostly with the prime feed and other tinker fixes. I have one and it's not worth the price of gas to take it to the scrapyard for recycled...
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    10-10-2020, 07:42 PM
    You might check with Buffalo Arms. https://www.buffaloarms.com/reloading-supplies-accessories/reloadable-brass-cases?cat=604&p=1
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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