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    Yesterday, 08:50 PM
    You might first see if fired cases will even rotate with the cylinder. If there is any resistance when the case rims strike the stakes, that should pretty much convince the warrantee folks the gun is not serviceable. I really can not see from the...
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    Yesterday, 08:09 AM
    If you do use the electric skillet, you will end up with a lot of melted wax in the bottom that might flash into flame if heated too much. I think better to just put the bullets in a cold pot, toss some saw dust in on top of that and as the lube...
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    Yesterday, 08:02 AM
    I do not use anything in the casting pot that will add dust or debris to the alloy. I use both bees wax and Borax, but borax is in smaller amounts to reduce oxides so there is no crud left in the pot, other than the dross to skim off. I do use the...
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    10-17-2018, 01:37 PM
    OP "Sounds like we need to start some sort of 9mm Anonymous group here. First we'll cover function, feeding and ejection then we'll move on to barrel leading and we'll finish with accuracy to complete this program." I think it might be more...
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    10-17-2018, 09:22 AM
    Mid week bump.
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    10-16-2018, 10:36 AM
    Are you using mixed cases, seating to the crimp groove, or seating the bullet out to nearly touch the lands?
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    10-15-2018, 10:40 PM
    If you are going to shoot cast bullets, you are probably going to either lube and size or powder coat and size. You can try a size at the going cost for the lube die, and maybe end up buying two or three to get it right. Or just slug the barrel or...
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    10-14-2018, 05:10 PM
    Some of the videos show what might be dust particles blowing past the camera which seems to have IR illumination. Those show up as small white spots which appear to travel very rapidly past the camera. Could be dust, sometimes rain mist, or from a...
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    10-14-2018, 12:47 PM
    Mixed HS, Mixed brass and plated, from a LEO range. 1 box of 24 pounds in a USPS MRFB. $55.00 shipped to the 50 states. Payment by USPS MO. Post "I will take it" And PM for payment mailing information. Thank you. *There are about 100 pieces of...
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    10-14-2018, 10:57 AM
    If the case is being sized down too much, and the expander is not opening up the case enough, it will size the bullet. So it would seem you might want to use a slightly larger/longer expander. I am not familiar with Dillon so do not know if you...
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    10-08-2018, 06:27 PM
    Dusty Bannister replied to a thread Carrumba! in Cast Boolits
    Perhaps you are casting in a breeze with the recent cooling rains in AZ? The folds and bright shine on the bullets suggest cool mold and/or cool alloy. You added "tin" as in solder, or pewter? If you are using a bottom pour pot, it is free...
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    10-08-2018, 06:01 AM
    Are part of the bands left unsized because the alignment pins need to be adjusted to shift the mold halves back into the correct relationship?
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    10-03-2018, 07:23 PM
    Dusty Bannister replied to a thread Dick Lee in Cast Boolits Lee, Richard of Hartford passed away September 22, 2018 at 88 years. Born in Milwaukee, he is survived by his wife Marlene and five children; Linda Hauser...
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    10-02-2018, 02:37 PM
    That sounds better, if you are confident in your numbers.
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    10-02-2018, 12:46 PM
    If you mix 1 at 11 and 1 at 22 you will get 16 to 17 BHN. But the ingots generally do not measure the same as the bullet cast from the same alloy due to different cooling rates. Sort of close maybe. I do not measure ingots except to rough sort by...
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    09-29-2018, 10:15 PM
    When I am melting lead shot from a carnival shooting gallery it does a lot of popping like the paper Fourth of July poppers that come in a box. Sometimes they snap pretty good. I would not call them an "explosion". There is not very much air...
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    09-28-2018, 08:37 AM
    Thank you, I will give that a try. I have some old exchanges that I do not want to lose and this would really help clean up my mail box.
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    09-26-2018, 08:28 AM
    Do not take the blocks off the handles, and if you remove the hold down screw, it is LH threads and then you will need to drill and tap for a set screw to prevent the sprue plate screw from moving. What is your alloy? Any idea of the casting...
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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
GC Gas Check