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    02-11-2019, 12:23 AM
    At a 0.801" length, I agree the bullet "should" be stable. harrelson: What alloy/lube(PC?)/sizing diameter are you using ? FWIW: I ran QL --> 16" barrel/Elvis Bullet/H335*/19gr/2.26" OAL and got >31,000psi/2,125fps Did they actually chrono...
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    02-10-2019, 08:49 PM
    See http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?368459-223-cast-bullets-w-ar15&p=4472544&viewfull=1#post4472544 That bullet is running 180,000 RPM That said. I don't think a 77gr -- cast or jacketed -- is going to effectively stabilize in...
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    02-03-2019, 06:58 PM
    I use the standard Lyman/Stay-in-Pot/Dial probe for casting (also would serving in gross melting/cleanup of range lead/WW, etc) I also have the Lyman Digital probe, but really/mostly use it for calibrating the Dial Temps. Both work fine -- but...
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    02-03-2019, 07:57 AM
    mehavey replied to a thread Source for Beeswax? in Cast Boolits
    "Modern wax rings are made of vegetable and petroleum waxes, with polyurethane additives." http://www.woodcentral.com/woodworking/forum/archives_turning.pl/bid/2107/md/read/id/168172/sbj/beeswax-toilet-ring/ :coffee: BREAK BREAK is...
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    02-02-2019, 06:24 PM
    mehavey replied to a thread Source for Beeswax? in Cast Boolits
    Hobby Lobby by the pound ($15) https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Candle-Soap-Making/Candle-Making/White-1-Pound-Beeswax-Block/p/24977...
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    02-02-2019, 12:48 PM
    Qualifed Yes ... keep it below Trapdoor levels (28,000psi) (Incidentally 45-70 is one the few cartridges where CUP and PSI coincide) https://www.shootingsoftware.com/ftp/psicuparticle2.pdf
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    01-18-2019, 10:31 PM
    Also, cooler molds cast larger. What temp are you 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