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    Yesterday, 09:13 AM
    LenH replied to a thread N.O.E. Problems... in Cast Boolits
    I have a NOE 311-198 SP mold and had the same problem. I found that the mold needs to be rocket hot and I run the melt up to 725F. The bullets tend to be frosty but are pretty much perfect. I tend to like 94-3-3 alloy for this round.
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    06-22-2017, 09:22 AM
    As for a thermocouple mount, the first one I made was out of plumbers pipe strap, doubled over for a bit of stiffness. It worked well on that old Lee 4-20. I got the Idea off this website so it isn't original but it was on the cheap.
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    06-20-2017, 09:16 PM
    Lyman 454-424 255 gr. Keith SWC. I got that mold in 1980, and still cast with it.
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    06-20-2017, 09:10 PM
    I usually run the pot at 700 for most of the 45's I cast for even some .38 molds. For rifle the mold seems to like it around 725.
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    06-19-2017, 02:21 PM
    I didn't have access to a machine shop. The plunger I made was drilled off center. I clamped it with a pair of channel locks and sanded down the larger side of the off set with an angle grinder and a sanding pad. It ain't rocket science and had a...
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    06-19-2017, 10:24 AM
    I have a RCBS & a Star. I use both for different applications. The Star is the fastest, but then again I ain't running a race. The Star is a nose first push through Lube/Sizer. I bought on about 4 years ago and just added an air cylinder to it...
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    06-16-2017, 02:42 PM
    +1 on Randy Rats Tac-1. I got a kit from himyears ago when he was running a promo. I make my own sticks, I use a woden dowel with a fender washer screwed to the end. The pam trick works real good. And I have to use a heater although very little to...
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    06-15-2017, 09:09 AM I found the info I need to put an air cylinder on my Star. If you leave off the regulator you can probably do it for about $35. I even made an aluminum piston for the...
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    06-13-2017, 08:39 AM
    Welcome aboard, and second to what daloper said.
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    06-12-2017, 08:30 AM
    LenH replied to a poll Am I a youngster? in Cast Boolits
    I'll be 61 in August, I learned this madness at 16 from a friends dad.
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    06-10-2017, 10:10 AM
    I really like the way some of you guys do things on this site. KenH that is just plain using your noggin. As for the OP, I like your comments. I got a kit from HE WHO MUST NOT BE NAMED and had a bit of fun putting the thing together and more...
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    06-10-2017, 09:59 AM
    I have an H & G #73 mold that is similar to the lee shown above. It throws a 145 grain bullet sized to .358. My brother in OKC has been experimenting with that bullet in a 9mm. says he really likes it.
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    06-05-2017, 08:39 AM
    Welcome to the madness. I love your enthusiasm and keep on thinking that way, it will keep you out of trouble.
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    06-03-2017, 09:21 PM
    The saga continues. Finally got the air system working. The 1" aluminum bar stock about 6" long was given to me by a guy at work. It was given to him by a former coworker. That part will cost me some tamales but it is a small price to pay. I...
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    06-02-2017, 09:08 PM
    I have always pushed them with 8 gr. of Unique. Been doing that for 40 years.
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    06-02-2017, 01:28 PM
    I had a Freon tank cut in half here at work. That old band saw did the trick. I have used it 8 or 9 times with no problem. The only trouble with it was when I tried to put 2 isotope cores in it and was not big enough. It will melt 60# of range lead...
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    05-25-2017, 11:36 AM
    I just ordered that cylinder and have a guy looking for some 1" Aluminum bar stock to make a plunger and will use my existing hycar washer. Northern tool has aregulator for about $15. so I figure for about $50 total I should be upad running. ...
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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