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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:32 PM
    from post #5 I have acquired new brass and dies and have cast some of the 135gr RD boolits, BUT I am embarrassed to say :oops:, I haven't done anything else with this project yet. Just too many other yard/garden projects needed to be done...
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    Yesterday, 01:16 PM
    I've always equated the term elasticity of a boolit alloy with "spring back" when a boolit is sized, and not necessarily the malleability or toughness. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?68121-Did-some-experiments-on-sizer-size Some...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:23 PM
    I suspect he is talking about Lee's 45 cal 252gr SWC https://leeprecision.com/mold-dc-452-252-swc.html I have that mold, it's one that I like for 45 Colt, as well as 45acp Revolvers.
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    Yesterday, 12:14 PM
    Luckily for me, all my new MP molds arrived in a week to 10 days. I've read other members experienced waiting up to 4 weeks if it was heldback at customs.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:55 AM
    be aware that Lee makes two different Factory Crimp Dies. see post #4 of this thread: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?355249-Lee-44-mag-Collet-crimp-die&highlight= Now if you do have the Lee Handgun Caliber Collet Style Crimp Die,...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:09 AM
    To Hickory (and others commenting on PCBs) That was my first question when I called the Electric Co. They said every transformer in our system (Glencoe Municipal) has been updated with PCB-free oil...he said it's 'like' vegetable oil as far as...
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    05-24-2018, 11:02 PM
    Storytime: Today was a great day, but ended with a twist. I had Lunch with an old friend, then met up with a Facebook garage-saler at the Goodwill store to sell him an item I had listed on FB, then while waiting for him, I spent some time at the...
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    05-24-2018, 08:16 PM
    I just finished writing the check for my two yards. This time of year sometimes it's 3 times in 2 weeks. We've had 2 days in the last 12 without rain, and the grass loves it. Rain doesn't get rid of the airborne pollen either, my nose proves that.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    05-24-2018, 08:04 PM
    That's also the source of the brass chips many blame on SS pin tumbling. Until I started wet tumbling I religiously used a flash hole de-burr bit.
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  • badge176's Avatar
    05-24-2018, 01:35 PM
    I will Take... ONE bag of "180 Grain Hornady XTP BLEMS 44 caliber, mic out at .430". Were purchased as blems, there are are some jacket stains on some, but overall they look just as good as new. I have 7 bags of 272 each, two will fit in a SFRB....
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  • 472x1B/A's Avatar
    05-24-2018, 10:36 AM
    472x1B/A replied to a thread Lead smear on block in Cast Boolits
    Thank you very much for starting this thread Echo. My question is , what does the other half of the mold look like? Is it the same as the side you posted the pic of? Did the person selling this mold show the inside of the mold halves? Just being...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    05-24-2018, 10:30 AM
    An extreme test for this is to put a bit of lube (a chunk the size of a boolit) on a paper towel, then set it on the dash of a closed up car on a sunny day. Look and feel if any oil migrates to the towel.
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  • 472x1B/A's Avatar
    05-23-2018, 03:38 PM
    I have no idea what brand it is, but I have seen this in pulled down 'pre' WW II 7.65 Argentine. Like '36, '37, '38 head stamp brass. I do remember it was chunked together. Don't know if this will help or not.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    05-23-2018, 10:27 AM
    Yesterday, I didn't have time to search for the recipe for 666+1 see post #5 http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?232371-Hey-357-maximum-lubes&p=2653932&viewfull=1#post2653932
    17 replies | 473 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    05-23-2018, 12:07 AM
    If I were making a boolit lube to fit your parameters "I like that it is an easy formula to make, just a few common ingredients and relatively quick to make". I'd use 357Maximum's recipe for 666+1, AKA: Satan's lube. But it does get soft in high...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    05-22-2018, 02:56 PM
    I hope you don't get discouraged easily. When I first started casting, before I ordered a Lee bottom pour pot, I tried to cast a few with a Lee ladle and a old used 45 cal 2 cavity Lee mold. I didn't have any success, but I was doing this while...
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  • 472x1B/A's Avatar
    05-21-2018, 03:54 PM
    I've always used dish washing soap and as hot water I could stand. Usually after 10 or 12 times use.
    6 replies | 194 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
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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