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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:13 PM
    Problem is a gas check mold requires a GC to make the base flat and a flat base is required for accuracy.
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    Yesterday, 05:10 PM
    Actually, if it is a cast bullet it is already not concentric when it comes out of the mold. Take your best effort and roll it with a dial caliper and watch the needle jump. This is physics of the process and has nothing to do with the skill of the...
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    Yesterday, 04:35 PM
    Yeah, I can't remember the last time I loaded aluminum either, but there are a lot of aluminum frame handguns that could end up in a sonic cleaner.
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  • Hickok's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:29 PM
    And amen!
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:43 AM
    I certainly can understand the challenge, but I personally would just get a plain base mold and powder coat the bullet then you don't need a gas check.
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    Yesterday, 10:35 AM
    The only purpose I can see for a lube groove on a PC bullet is a place for the extra metal to go when sized. Eliminating the lube grooves completely I would think you are now into swaging. As long as you can maintain a flat base on the bullet and...
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    Yesterday, 10:28 AM
    I would not recommend putting aluminum in a ultrasonic cleaner on a regular basis, regardless of the additive.
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  • Hickok's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:10 AM
    Hickok replied to a thread mountain lion in NH in Our Town
    Reminds me back about 30 years ago, a group of us were at the local bow shooting store/gathering place and in comes the game warden. We start telling him about the coyotes we had seen while hunting. "There are no coyotes in WV, and what you are...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:52 AM
    Mine were sold as "Crossman" Brand and they are heaver than the colored.
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    10-16-2018, 05:13 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread More Lead in Lead and Lead Alloys
    First thought...I'd keep the stained glass lead separate, I have an inclination that it's prolly more pure & clean. Dunnoh really, just my first thought.
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 03:35 PM
    When I did my pot I left a few openings around the top. It has worked out well as I have now processed sever thousand ingots from range lead.
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 03:23 PM
    The Black BB's actually weigh more. My wife gave me a gallon of red she picked up at a garage sale for $2 and I have tried them. They work as a cushion, but not as well for boosting the static charge. If you are going to pay full price I...
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    10-16-2018, 03:03 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread Well, here I go in Cast Boolits
    I wrote several articles over at The Reloaders Network on this project...this one pretty much sums up the design of this gizmo. Hope that it helps if you decide to build one too. ...
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    10-16-2018, 02:12 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread Well, here I go in Cast Boolits
    I make my .38S. FWC's on an old restored Green Machine, this is the current recipe...I just try to keep this jar full and don't load by the thousands, just by the hundreds... I admire your quest to master the handgun after so many years of...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 12:22 PM
    And they do that with all the different die sets too? I'd hate to say that it is directly related to neck thickness inconsistencies, that would be, in my mind...an unusual situation for all the various cases to be affected in the same manner....
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 12:05 PM
    What about the cases? Mixed headstamps... Have they been loaded several times? Are some of them more work hardened than others? You've certainly tried to resolve the problem but my first thought is..."What results do you get with a fresh set...
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    10-16-2018, 09:14 AM
    For processing my range scrap I use a cut down propane tank which can hold 200+ pounds. I wouldn't recommend melting lead inside a shed unless you are wearing a respirator. Many believe lead has to vaporize before it becomes a hazard and that...
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    10-16-2018, 08:51 AM
    I just ordered and received a couple of Gardner Bender GSW-42 Electrical Appliance Rocker Switch, SPST, ON-OFF, 16 A/125V AC, Spade Terminal, Red Illuminated switches from amazon for $1.30 each as Add On item. I have never needed to get into my Pro...
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    10-16-2018, 08:38 AM
    I hate to tell you but the bottles the HF powder comes in do not fit the HF gun. Looks like you found a deal and the HF gun does work. It just does not work as well when the humidity gets high like the dual voltage Eastwood gun. Since I live on...
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    10-15-2018, 06:57 AM
    Hickok replied to a thread mountain lion in NH in Our Town
    We have them here in WV also. The reason I was given for the DNR denying their existence is because the mountain lions are on the endangered species list, any habitat they live in would become highly managed and restricted from private and...
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    10-14-2018, 05:39 PM
    Try coating the cavities with pencil lead from a #2 pencil. If you find a rough edge try polishing it out with the pencil eraser. A sharp point will get into the recesses.
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    10-14-2018, 05:34 PM
    I am not sure what happened to the photos, but they went away a while back when posting photos on the site changed. Here are the photos showing the copper threaded adapter and a plastic bottle used to restrict and better direct the powder flow.
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    10-14-2018, 02:56 PM
    Since BT is in the business I would have to bow to his knowledge on the subject of making a die. The problem with accuracy in rifle bullets is cast bullets is they are not concentric, simple sizing the band does not make it concentric. I would have...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 12:35 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread Stupid Things I Do in Cast Boolits
    "Either that or....well I ain't going to go there." . . . I thought to myself, depending on accuracy of what the OP said about the volume of contaminated powder...that this would be a good resolve if I blended the two together as best I could....
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    10-14-2018, 11:17 AM
    OS OK replied to a thread Stupid Things I Do in Cast Boolits
    Chalk it up to a brain fart and pour the powder into the flower bed...walk away shaking your head and try to kick yourself in the but a few times. Either that or....well I ain't going to go there.
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 11:09 AM
    Experimenting with 9 BHN HP's I put a .454" .45 Colt Cowboy expanding mandrel in front of the powder measure. The cases don't stay that size and shrink back a tad depending on mfgr. & how work hardened the cases are from multiple loadings. I taper...
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    10-13-2018, 06:49 AM
    I PC my aluminum frame Sig 938 because the analogizing was gone and it was getting corroded on the left side, especially under grips, locks, etc. . It's a full time carry. Keeping the coating off threads and close tolerance surfaces is well...
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    10-12-2018, 01:01 PM
    Very good video, I enjoyed it!
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    10-12-2018, 12:34 PM
    Hickok replied to a thread Bad Knees in Our Town
    Jon, I feel for you as I have been down the same road. Got my new knee last March, and go back in March 2019 to see about getting the other knee replaced. The cortisone wont last. May the Good Lord ease your pain!
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 07:03 AM
    Give it a soak in "Goof Off"
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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