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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 10:50 AM
    I believe I have two of the large heavy cast iron Herters Tricklers like I posted here. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?330164-Random-photos-of-your-old-stuff&p=3986037&viewfull=1#post3986037 But I've never used them...they look...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 10:22 AM
    Most molds have separate handle mounting screws...with that said, the Saeco molds I have, use the sprue plate screw as a handle mounting screw, I'm not sure if that's the case with all Saeco molds? +1 toallmy...I wouldn't want to swap handles...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 10:07 AM
    yeah, binary is simple, but BCD is much easier.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Today, 09:11 AM
    I got that news over 19 years ago and it is live changing. Three times since then and every time it's special. Now get busy and stock up supplies for your new shooter. This is the beginning of the rest of your life.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:50 PM
    hmmm, I just seen this post. as far as calibers go, I like the 40...and I like the Lee mold you mention. My 6 cav mold drops a .402 boolit. I've shot it in several guns: Hi-Point, Ruger P-series, Taurus PT24/7, MR Baby Eagle. worked great in all...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:19 PM
    it's funny this question came up today, well actually yesterday. I finished a large batch of 9mm ammo and today, I started going through my stuff to load some 38 spl. I had cast some Lee TL WC boolits a few months ago, knowing I'd get to them...
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  • Four Fingers of Death's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:02 PM
    With the 8mmRM using cast boolits, a box of 20 brass will probably see you out and flatten just about anything you want flattened.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:58 PM
    cast45LC, Welcome to the forum. "Is this necessary or unnecessary with the 235 or the 300 grain bullets w/ gas checks? (using Alox and hard stick both?)" IMHO, if the loads will be standard 'book' loads (and not Ruger only loads), it is...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:42 PM
    I find base 16 troublesome, I much prefer Hexadecimal.
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    Yesterday, 02:48 PM
    I hesitated to comment, due to my negative opinion of the cast HP, but I guess I feel compelled enough to explain myself and my vote of "I don't use HP's". I haven't hunted for many years, so my shooting is primarily at the range. HP's are a...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:58 AM
    I think we found a topic that everyone can agree on...that's kind rare here, LOL. Buying in bulk seems to be the theme of most posts so far...which is very logical and I do the same for the most part. I have a different situation about to...
    62 replies | 1101 view(s)
  • fatelvis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:29 AM
    I'm experiencing this same problem. I used the last of my 30 cal Hornady checks that I've had for about 15yrs, and opened a new box. Low and behold, they are too tight.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 09:12 PM
    If ya ever have to move it in a HURRY, you'll quickly change your mind about how much is too much. No matter whether it is in buckets, crates, boxes, or sacks, they're too darn heavy. One trip I had so much on the very back of the truck that I...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 09:01 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Next Step in Cast Boolits
    I spent over 30 years chasing the best alloy and found they all sorta worked. Back then there was no internet or forum and I didn't know another caster. Little was written in my world about bullet fit, and lube was either something you bought or a...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 12:26 PM
    "humidity" Yeah, I should have added, not much humidity in the air that day...probably a big factor.
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    03-23-2017, 12:17 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    it was one of the group buy "BIG Lights" here. It is crazy bright, I don't recall the number of lumins...1500? maybe more? About half the size of a 6 D cell Maglight, lights up the nighttime backyard, like it's daylight. I am generally pretty...
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    03-23-2017, 11:24 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    I spent nearly $200 for one of my flashlights (included charger and extra batts)...but it doesn't keep ice for very long
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  • fatelvis's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 10:45 AM
    I'm dying to try this mold for my Garand, 03-A3, and M1A. I have the 311299, 314299, and 316299, but I think I'm missing the "sweet spot"! Lol I really don't want to beagle a mold, if I don't have to.... I would gladly pay you new prices, plus...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 10:27 AM
    This thread has some interesting timing, at least for me :p I recently loaded a batch of 9mm cast boolit ammo. I used Unique...now unique is notoriously a dirty burner...add some boolit lube and it's smoky. But I had a different experience with...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 10:07 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Reloading section? in Testing Area
    When asking for or reading of others load data, don't use the info unless you can verify it in the manuals. Many think their memory is good enough to be accepted as fact, but it just isn't so. The misplacing of a decimal point or reversing of...
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  • fatelvis's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 10:06 AM
    If you have moderately worn Garand, Springfield 03, 03-A3, M1A, or any 30 caliber rifle, this boolit is for you! Lets get him to make more! Please click below and join us in getting the machines running. Thanks!...
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  • fatelvis's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 09:58 AM
    Dougguy, would you recommend Tubb's Final Finish kit for firelapping the thread choke?
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  • fatelvis's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 09:54 AM
    Even when using Redding's or Forster's BR seaters, I rotate them partially through the seating process, to avoid just this problem completely.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 09:54 AM
    In 1960 I worked in a Chevy parts department. Does anyone else recognize the PN 1931988? Funny how some numbers are so ingrained in your memory, while others escape you, no matter how important. I have my family's (4) SS numbers and birthdates...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 09:36 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    The secret to success with any cooler (cheap or expensive) is to have everything pre-cooled before putting it in the cooler. It's not a refrigerator and depends on the ice to hold everything at the temp you like. I have always used the extra thick...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 01:37 AM
    it all depends. What do they look like, it you have an eye for detail, you can see a lot of warning flags just by looking at a loaded cartridge...and how they are packaged and labeled. If they look great, then how well do you know the person that...
    36 replies | 963 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 02:26 PM
    A 9mm from the LEO range did the same thing for me. This was after I had run the dirty scrap in a cement mixer and inspected them on the driveway. I couldn't retreat fast enough and the molten lead stuck to my safety glasses and left distortions. ...
    168 replies | 74514 view(s)
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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