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  • hunter74's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:43 PM
    Nope! There is not a lot of tinkering needed to keep it running. If you have the right heat and air pressure setup figurer out is smooth sailing. It's also smart to write down the depth setting on the punch for each boolit. When you get the hang...
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    01-15-2018, 01:35 PM
    I have only had good experience with Magmas customer support! The last year I don't know how many emails I've sent them needing replacement parts and support for my old machines. Elisabeth has alway answered my mails, usually the next working day or...
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    01-15-2018, 12:42 PM
    Yep. The thaught about cutting a chunk out of the left side of the machine has also crossed my mind! It would make things easier! Anyway got an answer from Magma. "...... You are going to need to purchase a 1/4 air valve solenoid conversion...
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    01-14-2018, 05:35 PM
    As the headline states I have a problem with the pneumatics on my Magma Bullet Master. When casting this evening an air leak suddenly appeared. The machine still works but the left mould knocker behaves strange but still knocks so the bullets drops...
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    01-13-2018, 04:23 PM
    I can chime in with my experience with collating the Magma 105 swc boolit..... In my experience all short boolits are a PITA to get to collate reliably. That's the case with the 105 swc also. I use the MA systems collator for my Bullet Master and...
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    01-08-2018, 01:29 PM
    In my opinion they make good moulds but my experience is that they throw a bit too heavy and too fat for my use. In many calibers I ve had they had to be sized down 4-5 thau. That's a bit much for my star to handle so I wore out some parts that need...
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    01-06-2018, 09:46 AM
    Have Mark-X and have had my share of trouble with it. Only use it for boolits I sell little of. Sent fra min SM-G930F via Tapatalk
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    01-06-2018, 06:13 AM
    Yep, the machine ran for an hour and the temp settles at set temp and holds it the way its supposed to do. That made my day for sure! But if anyone has an extra Chromalox unit I'll be interested in buying it. Magma no longer sells these and has...
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    01-06-2018, 04:22 AM
    Hey,,,, I've been caught up on my real job so I haven't been able to try it out yet but yesterday I swapped the leads around and just turned the pot on for a few minutes. It looked like the thermostat kicked in and went off a coupple of times, so...
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    01-04-2018, 03:04 PM
    Hatch, sounds right. A runnaway pot is what I have at the moment. Magma confirmed that I've reversed the wiring. If I change over the red and white lead it should work according to them. The white is +. Regarding the thermocouples, they are of...
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    01-04-2018, 12:13 PM
    Hey! I've just installed two new thermocouple wires and didn't notice how they were wired because I thought it didn't matter! Guess it does! Thanx! I had 50% chance of doing it right, strange I managet to get them both wrong! Guess I thought red...
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    01-04-2018, 11:10 AM
    So I got one from flea bay...... And the problems continues.... Now it's getting too hot! Got the new to me Chromalox installed and as I can see wired as the old unit. Now both sides of the pot (all elements) are running at full blast all the...
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    01-01-2018, 03:15 PM
    Thank you for many good suggestions. I'll be using my Bullet Master for this bullet so I'll se what accuratemolds.com can make me or simply order from Magma. I see that many of the suggestions are very similar so I can't se why not most of them...
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    12-31-2017, 07:28 AM
    I'm looking for a good boolit for 32 ACP for the old autos, especially the Walter pistols. I've looked at the Magma 78 gr RN. Is this a good boolit for these old autos? I guess a boolit around 80 gr would be about right.... Thanks Sent fra...
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    12-30-2017, 12:32 PM
    Are you referring to Satan's Little Smelter? I've read somewhere on the forum, that they were built as a side gig in a machine shop with a lot of other things to do, so I don't think they are made anymore. Sent fra min SM-G930F via Tapatalk
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    12-30-2017, 07:16 AM
    hunter74 replied to a thread Range lead in Lead and Lead Alloys
    My experience is that the rangescrap varies a lot from range to range. At my indoor range a lot of 22s are shot. My guesd at least 80% 22s. I got this tested and here's the result. I treat it as pure since both sn and sb are very low. My test...
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    12-30-2017, 06:24 AM
    When I melt range lead I use propane and just skim the rubber off top together with all other debis. The trick is to skim the rubber off before the melt gets real hot. If it gets too hot it smokes really bad and maybe also flames up. The fire can...
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    12-29-2017, 08:47 AM
    Allright! Thank you for your comments. A iron mould set including shipping to me is about 700 usds. An alu mould set are a tad below 400, so I guess the choice is pretty simple. Iron moulds will without a doubt last much longer so I guess thats the...
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    12-27-2017, 06:49 AM
    I'm curious of trying some new moulds for my Bullet Master made out of aluminum. I have a couple og hand casting mould from accuratemoulds. They are made of iron and it's no exaggeration that they are like artwork! I see that they also makes alu...
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    12-26-2017, 03:13 AM
    hunter74 replied to a thread Sizing Dies in Casting Equipment
    If you cast with a hard alloy, the after sizing dia would most likely be closer to 460 than 459 after running it through a 459 die Sent fra min SM-G930F via Tapatalk
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    12-19-2017, 05:43 AM
    Looks like the Chromalox unit is shorted or something, since the voltage is not flowing through. Since Magma no longer sells these I guess ebay is my best choice. It's either that or changing the the whole control box with all the works and new...
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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