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    Today, 07:29 AM
    Yep.. Way over temp. That DG730N should be a dark green. Use 6mls to 250 of those bullets. About 2.3Kg. Go to the chemist and get some 10ml syringes. cheap as chips. Add a few mls of Metho to the mix. that will slow down the flashing off of the...
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    03-18-2019, 04:12 PM
    Hold them outside in the sunlight. If they sparkle, ie: look like metalflake paint, they have the metallic component.
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 08:05 PM
    Tazza, need to talk, sent you a PM
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  • Ausglock's Avatar
    03-11-2019, 05:54 PM
    You could also "mine" the stop butts at COB for bullet metal. Be aware that the lead in plated bullets is very soft and is not good to mix in with cast bullets.
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    03-11-2019, 05:26 AM
    Gatch I got to warn you, making/casting and coating with Hi-Tek for yourself is very addictive. You will find yourself casting so you can catch up and coat some more. Then you will have a few mates that want some, and on it goes. Next thing is, ...
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    03-11-2019, 04:59 AM
    Gatch, Great News, Ausglock probably has a few spares up his sleeve. There is no reason why you can get good results. Ausglock mastered the coatings and is an expert. Costs are a bit tricky to calculate as basically no one includes their work...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    03-11-2019, 04:34 AM
    Hi Gatch Buying mould and doing your own becomes far more economical despite initial set up costs. As Ausglock said make your own. Much better. If you are a keen shooter and use a lot, home cast is not so good unless you have plenty of spare time...
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    03-11-2019, 03:37 AM
    Gatch. make your own. TGR SRK are way overpriced. If I had to pay for my bullets, I could not afford to buy TGR SRK. So many Open gun shooters have tried them, but are now coming back to coated lead. Custom Gunsmiths in Brisbane are recommending...
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    03-10-2019, 10:45 PM
    Petander, with Copper Jackets, I believe that a thin flexible foil of Copper is enveloped around Lead. Each manufacturer/supplier has their own idea of which Copper foil is adequate and each has their own idea of Copper film thickness and other...
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  • Ausglock's Avatar
    03-10-2019, 08:55 PM
    The plated work OK.. I haven't fired enough of them to see what sort of copper deposits are left in the bore.
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    03-10-2019, 08:46 PM
    Ausglock, According to the advertising by Tiger Shark local agent, the Coated alloy is on the way out. What is of interest is, how would the Copper Plated Tiger Shark product perform at same conditions as you quoted? Actual direct comparisons are...
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    03-10-2019, 08:37 PM
    Just cleaned my STI Trubor. I must say. After 375 rounds with Zero cleaning of the bore, 1 pass of a boresnake and the bore is spotless and shiny bright. My loads chronoes at 1424FPS with a 125gn Bullet for power factor of 178 in 38 Supercomp. If...
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    03-10-2019, 08:15 PM
    Ausglock I have had several reports of the Copper Coated products. Apparently the comments made was that when trying to get power factors up, the plated Copper simply shredded/peeled off the Lead. I don't have the specific details of what was...
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    03-10-2019, 06:43 PM
    G'day Everyone. Just got backhome from the 2019 IPSC Australia Handgun Nationals Competition in Sydney. Great match and many interesting stages. I shot very good with only 2 misses for the 20 stages. Young dansedgli shot like a demon all...
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    03-10-2019, 08:21 AM
    SAndy37 when using Bicarb Soda to neutralise Hydrochloric acid you end up with Sodium Chloride in water, (essentially salt solution) Not a hazardous material. Even if using excess Bicarb soda it is not hazardous, as non neutralised acid.
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    03-10-2019, 08:15 AM
    kevin c If this is first coat, and you have dried them well first, baking should work out OK. Tests will tell you all. Diluting with extra Acetone for a thin first coat is not a problem. I think that 4.5 mls of such diluted mixture for 2.5 kilo...
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    03-07-2019, 08:30 PM
    Hello Petander They are interesting projectiles. What sort of gun are they shot from? The dark appearance on the acid soaked alloy seems to have disappeared. That gold looks pretty good.
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    03-06-2019, 05:40 PM
    Tazza, Right on. A dilute acid soak is far better. Strong acids as you said have small amounts of water and dissolving base metals saturate system very quickly and this slows up cleaning. Hydrochloric acid salts of base metals is quite soluble in...
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    03-06-2019, 02:44 AM
    My suggestion is to dilute acid before using, and add 1 litre of Acid to 2 litres of water. Using strong acid is not beneficial at all. Because you soak over night there is no problem. Just a note, do this outside. Metals dissolving in acid...
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    03-05-2019, 06:43 PM
    Conditor22 The colour is more like Zombie Green. Is that Powder coating or Hi-Tek powder?
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    03-04-2019, 11:53 PM
    Tazza, You are correct. As Petander found, removing impurities from surface of cast contaminated Lead, leaves a porous surface which is ideal for Hi-Tek coatings. Aluminium Anodizing is similar but different. Aluminium has an Oxide layer which...
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    03-04-2019, 10:36 PM
    Avenger Aside from SAndy37's report I have no idea what affects any Acid will cause to the coating. It seems, that SAndy37 found that he can cure coating at about 110C. That is unheard of previously and theoretically should not be possible.. As...
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    03-04-2019, 06:01 AM
    SAndy37 As I tried to explain, before acid treatment, at correct baking temperatures (200C), the coating was damaged directly attributable to contaminants in the alloy. After Acid treatment, which removed contaminants, coating worked OK. The...
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    03-04-2019, 04:04 AM
    Hello SAndy37 WOW...…. You have got me stumped. All I can say is that at 110C this coating should not work/cure or cross link. The design of the coating, is to cross link, and cure with internal materials that react, starting slowly at...
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  • Ausglock's Avatar
    03-02-2019, 10:21 PM
    Under the wire shelf in the centre. Mine is 1/2" below the wire.
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    03-01-2019, 10:18 PM
    Ausglock replied to a thread Lee 359-125 in Cast Boolits
    The green is called Kryptonite Green HITEK coating. Donnie at Highperformance coatings has it.
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    03-01-2019, 05:26 PM
    Ausglock replied to a thread Lee 359-125 in Cast Boolits
    These are fired in STI Edge 2011 Std Div guns. 4.4gn AP-70 ( Hodgdon universal to you northerners) seated to 31mm OAL In the Glock 35 357Sig, 4.2gn AP-70 seated to 1.155". Both loads use heavy crimp. All loaded in re-sized 40S&W brass. We very...
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    02-28-2019, 04:21 PM
    Ausglock replied to a thread Lee 359-125 in Cast Boolits
    The green ones are a grooveless 156gn RNFP. it has a Crimp groove only and it is in the perfect location for 357Sig heavy crimping. The gun and 357Sig is used to play IPSC here in Australia. We can't use 40 or 45cal, So 357Sig is Major power...
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    02-28-2019, 03:07 AM
    Ausglock replied to a thread Lee 359-125 in Cast Boolits
    Glock 35 with a Pulver 357Sig barrel. I run resized 40S&W brass with an Accurate Molds 35-168Z coated with HITEK coating.
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  • Ausglock's Avatar
    02-27-2019, 05:06 PM
    Taz. I have a metric schitload of pure lead. Don't use it anymore. 25Kg pigs all the way down to 1Lb ingots.
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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
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