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    Today, 09:03 PM
    Elkins45, It may be possible, you may have a special alloy of Lead that has a low melting point. Years ago, where I worked, we had to get a special alloy of Lead, that melted at much lower temperatures than normal alloys. We used this low melting...
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    Today, 05:05 PM
    I've had a WILLIAMS Fool Proof on my 39D for at least 40yrs. Regardless of my Eyeglass RX at the time I can still shoot better with that rifle than any conventionally iron sighted rifle. If you get a peep sight you will have to get a higher front...
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    Today, 01:31 PM
    Thanks for support Slide, you also have done many tests and published results, and all members on this site benefitted greatly. Your work and input is much appreciated.
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    Today, 12:49 PM
    Petander, good points. However, all of these points and publications are based on reproducibility of a specific products finished looks. Many don't care about colour, but you would be surprised at just how many want to get exactly the same...
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    Today, 08:45 AM
    Gents, It seems my proof reading skills are seriously lacking. Updates to directions are noted, website will be corrected asap. I will email updated directions to all customers.
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    Today, 04:20 AM
    Petander, A local manufacturer coated Jacketed and Plated alloy with our Old Gold coating. The aim was to stop Copper deposits, remove need for corrosive Copper removing chemicals that end up damaging the Bore. It worked great. Barrels were clean...
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    Today, 03:25 AM
    Please refer to attached and determine things for your self. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbYOG5xKTr0 Heat reflecting https://youtu.be/9ru_NYp7Y6c Over Cooked and smash test results
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    Yesterday, 11:37 PM
    “The Toast Test”. I bought my convection oven years ago. It as dual squirrel cage fans and moves a lot of air. It was sold as a “parts only” oven, but when I got it working, the first thing I did was a “Toast Test”. My oven now makes absolutely...
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    Yesterday, 08:39 PM
    You can apply second coat as soon as bullets are cool enough to handle. ( 75-80F) 2nd coat should be adequately dried same as first coat before cooking.
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    Yesterday, 05:31 PM
    Petander, Is your oven fan forced? I am thinking, that if you have fail with solvent test, you are not getting all the loaded coated alloy to correct temperatures. The reason for my thinking this way, is that oven temperatures do not correlate...
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    Yesterday, 05:15 PM
    When I have a problem mold, that's not a simple bullet release from cavity problem. I go back to the beginning and disassemble the mold and boil it in DAWN. Rinse in boiling water x 2. Scrub with Acetone & CLEAN, NEW toothbrush. Then brake Cleaner...
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    Yesterday, 04:54 PM
    Walks replied to a thread I’m an idiot!! in Our Town
    Lucky. I put a BENELLI Montrefeltro back together once with the extractor facing in, instead of out. The bolt came back and the case didn't eject. But it still tried to feed another round. I WAS LUCKY. Just disassembled the gun turned the bolt...
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    Yesterday, 06:08 AM
    This is only complicating your life. Simply use one alloy that was cast, and do your tests with that. Do not quench after baking, and simply fan cool baked alloy. I am also considering, that Water may be forcing its way under baked coatings and...
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    Yesterday, 05:38 AM
    Gold was the best of the bunch. I have read the thread and tried longer cure times up to color change. Smash fail at 15 minutes,wipe fail at 10 minutes. I also have left some boolits in the oven bottom for days. If you have solvent test failure...
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    04-22-2018, 08:52 PM
    How I wish I had some good and bad HT boolits on hand. It's hard to chase The Perfect HT Boolit if you've never held and smashed one. I tend to get flaking on the second coat now, here I did three identical bakes on and the golden ones flake very...
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    04-22-2018, 07:25 AM
    Thanks for quick reply. I am really surprised. Many years ago, I had been advised by aquarium/pond fish supplier that I cant use Copper piping for water recirculation for pond aeration, as Copper corrosion traces will dissolve into the water and...
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    04-22-2018, 03:00 AM
    I have heard of guys using Copper MIG wire being introduced into molten Lead like if he was welding. Steel melting pot is Earth, and copper wire aimed/welded into molten Lead shielded by MIG gas. They control weight ratio by weighing Lead prior to...
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    04-22-2018, 02:52 AM
    Are you aware, that solubilised Copper placed into ponds also kill fish. Fish are extremely sensitive to Copper, and if I recall correctly, Copper kills fish in parts per million.
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    04-21-2018, 11:31 PM
    They are great guns. If you decide you want a shorter barrel, please don't cut that one down. So many people have done that, they are almost impossible to find in the original 24" length. Sell it and buy a 20" barreled gun. MARLIN hasn't made a 24"...
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    04-21-2018, 05:20 AM
    If your alloy on top of oven gets to 60C for short time, should not be a problem. Main thing to keep in mind, first coat must be bonded well. If not, once exposed to heat, it is a re-melt job. Trying to again re-coat will not fix first coat...
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    04-21-2018, 04:08 AM
    I suspect, that your first coat was not dried adequately. Once coating and alloy gets to about 180C it starts to cross link and bond. However, traces of moisture will affect bonding, and that is why normally it flakes when doing smash test. Over...
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    04-21-2018, 04:03 AM
    Can you post a picture of the pellets used with these air guns? What sort of alloy is used? I cant imagine just how much pressure is needed to shoot 300 metres with air. I wonder how these pellets would go with the coating? I was advised, that...
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    04-21-2018, 02:46 AM
    I have the 1st RCBS Digital Scale. Twenty Fours yrs old. still works great. I have my Forty yr old OHAUS 10-10 behind it. I also have a OLD Redding #1 oil damping scale. Treat them all with care. An old HORNADY beam scale too. I got a LYMAN...
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    04-20-2018, 01:38 PM
    TGM is right on. I lived on the beach for 6yrs; from Separation from the NAVY until Marriage. BALLISTOL, BALLISTOL, BALLISTOL
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    04-19-2018, 01:12 PM
    Now I remember why my Dad wouldn't shot cast in the Garands. Okay for 1903&A3's, ok for M1917 and any sporting rifle. Too much inconsistency in the Garands. And back 50-60yrs ago there was no way to regulate gas pressure, as with the accessories...
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    04-19-2018, 12:56 PM
    Used it all my life. Always from an old Gentleman here in LA. Either in type form or 5lb blocks designed to be feed into a typecasting machine. (Still saving about 12+ 5lb blocks) Melted down all the pieces into 1lb ingots using OHAUS Ingot Molds....
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    04-19-2018, 12:43 AM
    I started out stacking 4"X6" pieces of 1/4" plywood under a inverted ingot mold. You slide the right number of pieces to get the level you need. I built a base with metal strips for the sides to hold the plywood pieces in place. Worked much better...
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    04-19-2018, 12:26 AM
    Walks replied to a thread Need a 45 LC mold in Leverguns
    The #454190 is an old favorite as it's the original profile. But they're hard to keep from sliding back into the case when you stuff 14 in a 24 1/2" rifle's magazine. Yes I said 14 rounds on a UBERTI 1873 rifle. I also can get 14 .44WCF Cartridges...
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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