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  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    Today, 10:34 AM
    I posted a link to a group buy mold in post #3. If you looked at that link, particularly post #47 you will see the bullet I think you have been casting. That bullet drawing was done in 2004? If you still have samples or want to copy the drawing,...
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    Yesterday, 01:26 PM
    Don't think that is going to work with a base pour mold.
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    Yesterday, 11:10 AM
    The archives are a wonderful source if anyone cares to take a look. Maybe this is the mold you are looking for? http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?624-GROUP-BUY-6-holer-Lee-C358-180RF-place-your-order-here
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    06-20-2018, 06:48 PM
    For those on the eastern half of the country you might try Ney Metals in NY as a source. Old information but they are probably still in business. info@neymetals.com
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    06-18-2018, 07:10 PM
    Rather than try to explain what you have in the barrel, it might be better to just start at the beginning to make sure you have been following good cast bullet reloading practices. First would be to obtain your data from one of the popular cast...
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    06-16-2018, 11:21 AM
    I would not think that the soy wax would work really well. Some of the wax I have used in lubes tend to dry out and then fall out of the lube grooves. Perhaps the extra oil of bore butter would off set that. Or just do not let the lubed bullets...
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    06-08-2018, 05:55 PM
    Might also mention that with your Henry rifle, if you are using light loads, it might not be sufficient to straighten out the roll crimp and that might also give a false indication as to chamber size.
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    06-08-2018, 02:46 PM
    I believe you are understanding correctly. And so the present question will be why not slug the barrel and then do a chamber cast. If the case does not expand sufficiently to release the bullet, the chamber is tight and you could have pressure...
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    06-08-2018, 09:08 AM
    If you are using LLA, then perhaps you do not even need to size the cast bullets at all. Try sliding a raw cast bullet into a fired but unsized case to see if is a slip fit or if it actually does need to be sized to something smaller than the "as...
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    06-04-2018, 09:20 AM
    AM 44 mag comments "It has a bunch of numbers on it though that I'm not sure what they are used for. They're between the two knurled parts (pic below)." If your barrel is marked like mine, they are fraction to decimal conversions.
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    06-02-2018, 04:11 PM
    I do not use the Lee hardness tester, but I do use the Cabin Tree/Cornaggia as well as the LBT test tool. I guess the first question is how long do you let your samples age after casting? Your reading should have shown that the percentage of...
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    05-26-2018, 08:52 AM
    I think the degree of success will depend upon the diameter of the case mouth and the size of the case being annealed as well. When I was doing some 223 to convert to 6MM TCU, I found the temp of 750 for a count of three did the job for me. But...
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    05-25-2018, 11:11 PM
    Once you have got an idea of the basics, then you can continue to learn to cast and your bullets will turn out better as you develop the pace. There are several threads on "fluxing" and the various materials to use. Some are easier than others,...
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    05-25-2018, 09:06 AM
    Perhaps a good use for fired primers? Remove the anvil from the primer and insert skirt open end first. No plunger to fit and it would seal nicely. Also it might be sized down a bit to adapt to whatever hollow brass tube material is available.
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    05-24-2018, 12:20 PM
    Dusty Bannister replied to a thread Old Lee mold in Cast Boolits
    Any thought to use of a roll pin slightly larger than the existing pin?
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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
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