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  • Walks's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    04-18-2018, 08:05 AM
    FINALLY.... GREAT NEWS it is like Christmas, what is in the bag????
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    04-18-2018, 05:38 AM
    A local guy coated Air Pellets. They worked great with a single coat. I believe that in Europe there is a large move towards high pressure air guns that simply eliminate need for gun powder, primers, shells reloading gear, etc.. etc.... and they...
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    04-18-2018, 05:01 AM
    I like it a lot. Very modern style. I don't know where or how I could use it and thank you for the offer. If you post me a photo it will be cherished. Just a thought, have you received your coatings? You posted that you were expecting arrival.
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    04-18-2018, 04:05 AM
    Very clever
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    04-18-2018, 03:20 AM
    Commercial product in Italy. They use the Black K-15 and also Kryptonite Green.
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    04-18-2018, 03:17 AM
    I like the Hi-Tek design, how did you do it?
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    04-17-2018, 03:59 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Reloading the .32 ACP in Cast Boolits
    I load .32ACP, 32Short&Wimpy, .32S&W Long & .32H&R Mag on a RCBS Piggyback 2 mounted on the 'ol RockChucker. The only problem I ever encountered was using Moly-Coated 80gr RN's. The little bugger's would slip out of my fingers. Not a problem with...
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    04-17-2018, 03:19 PM
    A .45 Caliber 280gr SWC at 950fps or a .44 Caliber 265gr FP at 1000fps, makes a pretty good argument.
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  • Walks's Avatar
    04-17-2018, 03:17 AM
    The Lee factory crimp die in .44WCF & .38WCF won't work on MINIMUM LENGTH BRASS. I ran into the very same problem with new starline brass. It's also to thick to chamber a .427 bullet in my 1st GEN COLT. Either shorten the lee die or clip a...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    04-17-2018, 03:11 AM
    One of my Cowboy Shooting Buddies has been shooting a pair of C/H Blue .44Mags for 20yrs. In & out of the Holsters a couple thousand times a year for 20+yrs. They look better than My COLTS. I just did a total stripdown & heavy cleaning of them....
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    04-16-2018, 04:48 AM
    I suppose Gas fired ovens should work. However, I would only put in a load after oven is first at correct bake temperature. That way, any moisture formed with warming oven is at same temperature as oven heated air. Gas Fired ovens also have a...
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    04-16-2018, 02:28 AM
    dikman, i have no experience with PID's, never having seen one up close. I've seen them in a video. Dude drilled a hole in the back of his LEE pot & stuck the probe through the hole to rest on the heating element underneath the pot. Guess I should...
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    04-16-2018, 01:43 AM
    Good choice. I just sent my 35yr old back for the 2nd time 3 months ago. This time they charged me $111.00 for a full rebuild. And $30 bucks to send it to them. The temp. keep bouncing up&down, froze the spout once. So I figured to get it in while...
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    04-16-2018, 12:21 AM
    Most household ovens free standing or wall types are OK, and are freely available from retailers who sell new ones and take away old ones. Also, on Council clean up, you can find them on side of the road, free to take away. If they have blown...
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    04-15-2018, 08:43 PM
    Hatch, I think you are right on with Oxidation. I have seen Lead that was contaminated with Zinc, Magnesium, and Cadmium, and they all develop a metal oxide of sort, (powdery white crust) on alloy surface, that develops with time and...
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  • Hi-Performance Bullet Coatings's Avatar
    04-15-2018, 04:26 PM
    They are all metallic with the exception of the Brick Red. Since you already have the large oven, no harm in trying it, it's all about equal heat distribution and it may work well enough for your needs.
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  • Walks's Avatar
    04-15-2018, 03:23 PM
    Graf.com They list them by REDDING, but out of stock. $90. They are REALLY GOOD dies. I've had a set for 25yrs. I use BERTRAM brass. They're made correctly and are soft enough to expand with the low-pressure loads I use in my WINCHESTER 1886...
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    04-15-2018, 12:07 PM
    No sample pak of colors. They are all easy to use, but the Old Gold, Gold 1035. Red Copper, Kryptonite Green and Brick Red are some of the colors first time users have used and reported excellent results with. For best results you need to a have...
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    04-14-2018, 04:47 PM
    You need to cure Hi-Tek (or any other coating for that matter) in a well ventilated area.
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    04-14-2018, 01:27 PM
    I got this can of BE from the estate of good friend many years ago. I am reminded of him and his shop everytime I look at it. I'll just keep it as it is.
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    04-13-2018, 02:28 AM
    The chips look great, I can almost smell them here. I am annoyed at apparent slow postal deliveries. I am told 6-9 days, and some has taken 3 weeks plus. I cant find out why, as Postal service is very non co-operative. Have you checked with...
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    04-12-2018, 11:34 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Need a 45 LC mold in Leverguns
    I started out shooting the RCBS .45-225-CAV in my .45COLT UBERTI 1873 clone back in 1992 when they first came out. There were no "Cowboy" bullets back then. Sized .452, bore slugged .451dia. that bullet dropped .454dia. I used "Bear Creek" Moly...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    04-12-2018, 02:10 PM
    An old LYMAN Spartan for sizing/decapping, then hand priming and onto the L-N-L for powder/bullets. .223,.308&.30-06 and all handgun except .32ACP & 32short & wimpy. Too darned hard to handle those tiny RN bullets & tiny cases on a Progressive. ...
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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