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    Yesterday, 11:05 AM
    It would be a wealth of information, no one would read! Can't get people to read more than 2 lines of anything now a days!
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    03-06-2021, 11:05 PM
    I use the moded push rod.It can be done in a mill or lathe.you can either match the bevel on the bullet or use a simple cup design. I like simple.for the cup i used a 3/8 carbide end mill. a simple plunge cut .005 to .010 deeper than the bevel on...
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    03-06-2021, 04:17 PM
    Sanding a mold flat is something that may be harder than it look s to keep evein.Not just flat,you can be flat but still be out of quare with the cavitys of the mold.check you bullets for weight and length to see how you did sading or measure you...
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    03-06-2021, 04:00 PM
    Mitch replied to a thread Ingot size? in Casting Equipment
    My ingot are made from 2x2 angle 7 inches long weight is about 4 lbs each ingot.i have 2 gangs of 5.these ingots fit nicely in a lee 20 or my rcbs pro melt.the only thing i would do differnt is make the mold from light duty angle mine is 1/4 in...
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    03-06-2021, 08:07 AM
    I have a F.A.R.T & HF double tumbler. I use the fart on brass, the HF for PC tumbling, jewelry cleaning & rock tumbling. I have found tumbling works on many things like rusted or dirty tools, cleaning copper & brass plumbing fittings. I wanted a...
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    03-04-2021, 10:25 PM
    I once got a load of range scrap like this, You need to cut or smash all full jacketed bullets or they will explode. I had a cover on my pot so it didn't do any damage. I'm sure it would at least make a big splash of molten lead. I found not only...
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    03-01-2021, 12:51 AM
    Get it before it's gone, try to bargain but don't be stubborn. I bought 5 over the last year at an average price of $60 but that was before things went crazy. The primer try is an add on. The next thing you need is the universal powder/charging die....
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    02-28-2021, 02:26 PM
    I have thought about trying to have some cutters made to use in a cnc mill and circle terp them .My though was t make an endmill that would cut bullets of about the same length in several calibers with the same cutter.Just was a thought. Your...
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    02-28-2021, 02:11 PM
    If you do not want to save the bullets.A shell holder spacer made by hornady for short bullets,a body washer with a 1/2 in hole to set on top of the press keeps from damaging the threads and a pliers or vice grip works great.Again not the best for...
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    02-28-2021, 01:56 PM
    Mitch replied to a thread Load testing in Cast Boolits
    Looks like you have some good loads there one for hunting one for paper.
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    02-27-2021, 01:57 PM
    I have had good luck with the lee 230gr TC and the Lyman 452630. Burnt Fingers I hope you have good luck with the Accurate 45-200E.I have not had any luck yet with the one i got last fall.The wether turned to cold on me here so i may get a good...
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    02-24-2021, 09:19 PM
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    02-24-2021, 09:10 PM
    by the same casting session do you mean the alloy is all the same?As in from a lage batch of ingots.If so i do not think that the temp would make 10 plus grains of variation.i would be loking at the bullets alot closer.Things like the diameter and...
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    02-16-2021, 10:51 PM
    The hevi shot is made from tungsten & nickel & is about twice as dense as lead. It is very hard, penetrates deep & holds tight patterns. https://www.hevishot.com/about-us/the-hevi-shot-story/
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    02-16-2021, 08:34 PM
    This is my snow shovel! https://youtu.be/f-jSOhD-Apw When 16 inches falls on your driveway, the Ariens® Deluxe 30" snowblower sends it back up. The 14-inch, all-steel, impeller throws powder up to 50 feet away at a rate of up to 72 tons of snow...
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    02-15-2021, 11:34 PM
    I will take both #1and#2
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    02-14-2021, 06:40 PM
    The kit has the holders and guide tubes.thenit has anadapter to use with nose punches so you can push bullet thru base first.I belive there is or was at one time a vidio on the NOE website showing the use of the kit.As for what else you need.there...
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    02-14-2021, 11:13 AM
    745 sounds like a good place to start.A hot plate with metal can over the mold like an oven will help alot to.the brass molds with pins need to be hot toatart out or it will take half the pot to bet the mold up to temp. Good luck with the order...
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    02-13-2021, 03:33 PM
    Mitch replied to a thread Dillon Precision? in Cast Boolits
    I made an online oder a few weeks ago made sure eveything was in stock and it got here in no time.
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    02-08-2021, 10:17 PM
    It should weigh about 50lbs if it's tin.
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    02-07-2021, 01:18 PM
    I just oedered this mold from Accurate Molds with 2 cavitys gas checked and 3 cavitys plain based.I have been useing and old Leee 2 hole for a long time but the last time i cast some the old Lee is giveing up.It is time to replace the mold with a...
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    02-06-2021, 11:08 PM
    Toss it on a scale Tin weighs 4.1994 ounce per cubic inch . 36"x6"x4"=864 inch³ 864x4.1994=3,628.28 3,628.28/16=226.7676LB
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    02-06-2021, 01:04 AM
    I think you will enjoy the 45 colt love mine.I seem to cast more than I canshoot up.i have a LBT mold 265gr WFN that shoot well in my Anaconda.I never have got the leaver guns in 45 and 357 that i would like to have.Seems other things were ahead of...
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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