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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 05:53 AM
    Hello OldBearHair, That is a good test also. You would have had to heat the blade and coating very hot to set coating. Before I was making coatings for cast, I was making a coating that would be used by industry. Some of these, required to have...
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    10-14-2018, 07:24 PM
    The results of our seminar. As one member put it. Hi Tek stole the stage on this event Well done Michael, May be you should do more such seminars, that will also empower hobbyists with being confident with casting their own. Hi-Tek
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    10-14-2018, 05:33 AM
    ...............If you're using a "Big Bore" like 375" or more (like .458") 45-70 etc, a FN design cast 1-10 or pure lead paper patched will do all you want to considerable ranges. You just have to do your homework (ie: ranges) to be an ethical...
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    10-13-2018, 02:10 AM
    .............It's very possible you may simply have a case of "Levergunitis". You have a wooden handguard under the barrel trapped between the forend tip and the action. Plus a magazine tube that goes THROUGH said handguard, and is also anchored at...
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    10-13-2018, 01:21 AM
    ...........Glad you abstained from removing a couple of those pipes :-) I'm sure you would have been viewed as being in bad oder. Speaking of Tin, a shooting acquaintance of mine was the person in overall charge of the physical plant at Riverside...
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    10-07-2018, 12:55 AM
    .............The publishers of "Handloader" and "Rifle" magazine admitted years ago that they were going to "Dumb Down" (not their words) both magazines to compete with the other 'Newstand' magazines. They were not at the time sold primarily from...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    10-06-2018, 03:05 AM
    shanep Aside from possibly shake coating for too long, you may be using too much coating mixture. I say this, as you are having coating flakes that are drying in your coating bucket flaking off, a excess residue remaining, that was not used up...
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  • Flintlockrecord's Avatar
    10-05-2018, 02:15 AM
    Not sure where the elements are. I'll try the bricks the other way.
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    10-04-2018, 06:36 PM
    I put the 2 fire bricks in the bottom of the oven to act as a heat sink. Seems to help with heat loss. Temperature still drops from 200deg to about 175 when a new tray of boolits is put in but recovers at about 5min. I am measuring temp with a BBQ...
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  • Flintlockrecord's Avatar
    10-04-2018, 06:21 PM
    This my first foray into Hitek coating.I have followed this thread for a long time and read every posting. Thanks to everyone who has contributed. My oven is a domestic wall oven but the bottom element doesn't work. I tried doing 2.5kg at a time...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    10-04-2018, 01:40 AM
    I may be wrong, but I think Mike Sand may be at Prairie Firearms.
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    10-02-2018, 05:42 AM
    rcslotcar coww's can present problems. Hardness for the speeds you are shooting may be also a problem. I am not sure, but some already shot hard alloys but I think they may have been harder than yours. May be others can advise on these matters. ...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    10-02-2018, 03:46 AM
    rcslotcar That is a great question. There are many variables. First, what alloy are you using? Second, what velocity are you expecting to achieve? Gas checks are normally used to prevent Gas cutting of Lead especially with hot powders. Coating...
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    10-01-2018, 06:39 PM
    Petander, If your bullets are coming out hotter that oven temperature it may be due to cycling effect of thermostats. Some thermostats are able to cycle plus or minus 50C. They turn on 50 below set temperature and turn off 50 above set...
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    10-01-2018, 04:43 AM
    shanep They look much better and closer to correct colour. Finish seems a little granular, that is normally caused by over shake coating for too long. Once you add coating mixture, shake coat quickly and for just long enough to use up coating,...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    09-29-2018, 11:15 PM
    Looks like you only got some resin into the solution mix and not all was dissolved. Put one cast into mixing bottle and use it as a rattle to mix, as used in aerosol cans. Mix it several times during the half hour. The coating advices states,...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    09-29-2018, 11:09 PM
    How long after mixing did you try and use mixture? I suspect, that the stuff was not mixed in enough. Most make it up, and leave it for half an hour, mixing occasionally, and afterwards then take aliquots to coat.
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    09-29-2018, 11:06 PM
    There are other Golds as well Aztec Gold, Gold 305, Satin Gold, Solar Gold, Glitter Gold, as you say GOLD GOLD GOLD.
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    09-29-2018, 10:53 PM
    Stephen & Michael, Thank you for kind words. It is coming up to the Hi-Tek coating being in the US for 6 years. It really has been well adopted, and was found to actually work. There were a few hiccups, but all sorted. I have looked at a...
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    09-29-2018, 10:46 PM
    In US there must be different label requirements for dangerous goods. I would be very cautious about buying solvents from people who simply do not know, as results can be not so good. Here, all Acetone Labels have Class 3 DG Hazchem IIYE UN...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    09-29-2018, 04:40 AM
    Where can I find it. Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk Acetone can be purchased from Paint stores, Hardware stores, and if you have a Fiberglass supplier, or fiberglass manufacturer, they will also have Acetone as they use it for clean up...
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    09-29-2018, 01:49 AM
    I've bought zombie green and new toaster oven. Cast me some bullets tonight. But will paint thinner work, or should I wait until I get acetone? shanep, under no circumstances should you use any solvent that is not pure Acetone. I had a...
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    09-28-2018, 08:06 PM
    wlkjr, The Aqualube has been used for many years as a dry lube and release agent. It can be virtually be used in every application where binding, sticking is occurring between metal to metal, and all synthetic materials, and it is great for...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    09-27-2018, 08:18 AM
    I have had great feed back on Aqualube sizing lubes. All that had used it, noticed a great improvement with sizing even with hard alloys and improved bore cleanliness.. I know it is expensive to buy, but it goes such a long way, that end use cost...
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    09-27-2018, 08:11 AM
    Popper, you would love the new Gold TMG. It is brilliant. Unfortunately it is very expensive to produce, some 50% more that normal 1035 Gold. There is a local guy who already wanted it despite price. It is only available in small quantities at this...
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    09-27-2018, 08:08 AM
    Glockfan I sent you a PM. Please reply
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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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