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  • Ausglock's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:51 PM
    I have all the important items packed in washing baskets, Clothes in suitcases, Dog harnesses and leads on the patio. Sprinkler on the roof of the house, the 2 driving school cars parked in the centre of the yard with a sprinkler ready to spray...
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    11-10-2019, 06:34 AM
    I have videos and photos but I cannot post them. I saw first hand, this fire travel some 25 kilometres in about an hour, burning every thing in its path fanned by high wind and the huge air suction created by heat rising and burning process. I have...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    11-10-2019, 06:03 AM
    I am only trying to protect ourselves, and keep my materials safe, so I can continue afterwards.
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    11-10-2019, 06:01 AM
    Tazza, I think we were lucky these last few days as winds were pushing fire away from our area. We are surrounded in several areas, with severe fires that are continuing out of control. All it takes is a wind change, and lit embers sent into our...
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    11-10-2019, 05:13 AM
    Petander, I will have a look at possibility. Not making any promises. At present, I have major concerns here. We have relocated all our stock, raw materials packaging into a safe warehouse. We may have to leave here with short notice due to...
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  • Ausglock's Avatar
    11-09-2019, 06:56 AM
    How about investing in some decent trays???
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    11-02-2019, 09:23 PM
    If you are happy with that name, so be it.... I would call it Chocolate, because it looks like chocolate drops. Ah well.... what is in a name any way..... What is more important is, that you have also confirmed other peoples tests with over...
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    11-01-2019, 01:23 PM
    Selling the last of my equipment. Used Camdex brass sorter. Works great with zero problems. $7500.00
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    10-30-2019, 06:41 AM
    It would be great if we could determine, how long it will take for the quench hardening to start going back down towards original hardness?
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    10-30-2019, 04:19 AM
    Petander, with your process you now seem to have invented a Chocolate colour from TMG Gold.
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    10-30-2019, 03:31 AM
    Petander, I was only thinking, that from description, the acid washing left a lot of powder that I thought would cause coating problems. The loose powder needs to be removed for optimum bonding. I though Saw dust will work, as wood is a good...
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  • Ausglock's Avatar
    10-30-2019, 03:30 AM
    Not Hardwood... I mean Real Hardwood... Aussie Hardwood... Not that soft hardwood you lot up north swoon over... Our softest hardwood is harder than your hardest. OZ Rocks.
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    10-30-2019, 01:18 AM
    If hardness is OK and allows sizing after coating, it should be OK. It is a suck and see situation. If you want to remove powdery residue, simply tumble in saw dust or similar, and that should show surface of the metal.
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    10-30-2019, 01:13 AM
    G'day Grem. You poor old Pommy Banana bender. How's things?
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    10-30-2019, 12:29 AM
    Slide, The Acid as normally purchased for cleaning Concrete is about 30% strength (Hydrochloric Acid , also known as Spirits of Salt, and also called Muriatic Acid). For acid washing cast, the acid needs to be diluted into water first, at 2 parts...
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    10-29-2019, 12:27 AM
    Years ago, when I was a young whipper snipper, nail polishes contained Nitro Cellulose, Toluene Sulphonamide Formaldehyde resins so they stick to nails. Later on due to Formaldehyde concerns, they changed additives to modified Epoxy type resins,...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    10-28-2019, 11:55 PM
    Some Nail polishes used to contain Toluol, Acetone and or Ethyl Acetate, or blends of these. If it may be a Cheapie, who knows what is in it. Most don't declare composition. Solvent mixes sometimes irritate the nose more.
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    10-28-2019, 10:17 PM
    I keep forgetting that you Northern Hemishere types don't know what Metho is. Metho is De-neutered Alcohol. Not Methanol. I use Acetone and MEK. Honestly, The smell doesn't bother me. I have a small desk fan behind me that blows any fumes away...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    10-28-2019, 07:59 PM
    80% Acetone with max 20% Denatured Alcohol works OK, and solvent coating & drying does slow down. Ausglock tested mixtures and pure Denatured Alcohol, but using Alcohol over 20% gave results that were not so good.
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    10-28-2019, 05:40 AM
    He has been promising a video, "how to use" Hi-Tek for as far as I can remember. I have seen his coating set up video using wastepaper basket tumbler system, home made. I have seen his sizing machine, again home made. He has also published his...
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    10-27-2019, 04:13 PM
    The problem is that I have been coating for so long, I assume a lot of things. Little things like putting a "rattler bullet" in with the mixed coating. I would probably not mention it in a vid as it is common practice to me. Then you get some butt...
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    10-27-2019, 01:09 AM
    Goes to show several things 1. There must have been a lot of frictional heat set up 2. The coating reflected the heat away from alloy and coating and Lead was not affected 3. The coating has taken enormous pressure and was OK 4. No residue in...
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    10-27-2019, 01:01 AM
    Interesting to note the colour change to the coating where is contacts the bore. a bit darker than the coating on the round nose.
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    10-27-2019, 12:59 AM
    WOW that is awesome. That will answer a few who are wondering...
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    10-27-2019, 12:40 AM
    Played with the Marlin 1894 44Mag today. This rifle is a 1978 vintage and JM stamped. Fitted a C-more Railway sight to it and sighted in. I ran the Lee 210gn RNFP with 2 coats of Red Copper and some Sierra 240gn JSHP. A few people have asked how...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    10-26-2019, 07:24 PM
    Slide, There are a couple of videos made by casters, both commercial and hobbyists. Attached is links to them https://youtu.be/RnBVfGzwyuM (commercial caster how to coat). https://youtu.be/svu6oHcd7d0 (Gremlin how to coat)
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  • Ausglock's Avatar
    10-26-2019, 04:46 PM
    Be careful... There are a lot of vids on youtube of people doing the HITEK that are doing it wrong! Some of them make me cringe. I'd do one, But I have a face for Radio, not video..
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    10-26-2019, 12:55 AM
    The so called "Laws" may be the reason why the Government refuses to help with Food and Water for all the drought stricken farmers inland who are shooting their stock and also selling breeding stock to slaughter houses. The government may consider...
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    10-26-2019, 12:23 AM
    Laws don't feed starving animals. We put a large tub of water out every day for the roos and the birds.
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    10-25-2019, 10:47 PM
    TAZZA, I did not know you turned 21. Happy Birthday, celebrate well and long...
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About Ausglock
Biography:
Long time caster of Pistol bullets.
Location:
NSW North Coast, Australia
Interests:
IPSC, Casting, Photography, Metal working, Putting up Christmas lights
Occupation:
Supervisor for a Large Aussie Hardwood Flooring Manufacturer.

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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