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    Today, 03:54 PM
    The trick to 300BO in subs is for pistol gas system. I've got a 7-1/2" setup which will cycle 170 grain cast bullets just fine when subsonic. With a 16" barrel and pistol gas system I had to use 230+ grain for reliable cycling when subsonic. I've...
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    Today, 03:27 PM
    Thanks to all for responses and they pretty much agree with my experience and thinking. I cast LOTS of bullets back in the '70s for 30 cal and .357 calibers. Most of my casting was with single cavity molds and only 1 or 2 dual cavity, and only 1...
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    Today, 10:33 AM
    Hello all - all my new molds are Lee molds, mostly 2 cavity. I've been having problems with the mold not casting the same weight bullets all the time, finally checked and it's either the front or rear cavity that's light, sometimes only a couple of...
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    Today, 09:58 AM
    That's neat! Bet he had fun developing it. Did he ever say what voltage and current he uses?
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    Yesterday, 10:47 PM
    KenH replied to a thread Rc Tester for lead??? in Cast Boolits
    Randy, sorry I've not checked this thread in a few days and missed your post. As far as calibration, there is none involved. Just measure the diameter of the indentation made by the 1/2" ball, which I Know is pressed with 150 KG because that's how...
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    09-13-2018, 10:51 AM
    I like the idea of walnut polishing media - you don't have to worry about where the shot are going. Shoot in any direction and no way it's going to get to house next door. I just might have to get me some walnut media and play with that in .38...
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    09-12-2018, 09:28 PM
    Now that sounds like a LOTS of fun. What are you loading the BlackHawk with? This the .44 mag? Shot loads? #9 shot?
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    09-12-2018, 09:26 PM
    KenH replied to a thread Rc Tester for lead??? in Cast Boolits
    Randy, not sure what you mean by calibrate my machine. No calibration involved - well, other than the calibration I do for Rc testing and that's already done for Rc testing. All it has to do is put the 150kg pressure for 60 seconds, then use...
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    09-12-2018, 03:23 PM
    KenH replied to a thread Rc Tester for lead??? in Cast Boolits
    For an update on the lead hardness testing using the Rockwell tester. I found this page: That has the formula to calculate the test, and even better a calculator on the webpage. I made a new...
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    09-11-2018, 03:47 PM
    Many years ago my wife and I were walking thru the grocery store and happened to see cans of chili, they had both with beans and without beans. She looked and says "Look, that can is most expensive and it doesn't even have beans!!" While I "can"...
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    09-07-2018, 04:47 PM
    KenH replied to a thread wild turkeys? in Cookin' Recipe's
    The best wild turkey I've ever ate (I've ate quite a few) was where Mama cut the breast meat into strips, battered 'n fried like chicken strips.
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    09-06-2018, 10:56 PM
    KenH replied to a thread More Woodworking questions. in Our Town
    Rosewood...... Firewood??????? Sacrilege!!!!! I've worked Rosewood a good bit and have read it's a mild irritant, but it's never really bothered me..... Of course I do have a mild case of COPD these days. Always figured it was from all the...
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    08-31-2018, 03:58 PM
    Yep, drilling 'n tapping a set screw is the way to go. I think Lee is dropping the ball by not having the setscrew in his molds from start. How much extra could it cost?
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    08-31-2018, 03:55 PM
    KenH replied to a thread Lyman mold in Casting Equipment
    Thanks for the replies - I wasn't sure how the pin was put in. I've got the bullet cavity cleaned up nicely now by using 8,000 grit paste on a cast bullet from mold chucked into drill motor. Bullets now drop nicely from mold - almost doesn't even...
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    08-31-2018, 10:58 AM
    KenH started a thread Lyman mold in Casting Equipment
    Hello, a question for ya'll. I've acquired an old Lyman 358156 mold and the top is sorta buggered up just a tad. The mold is usable as is but I'd like a nice pretty smooth top. I'd like to refinish either with a fly cutter or a surface grinder. ...
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Did LOTS of casting in '70s and burn LOTS of powder. Not so much lately, but still enjoy reading.
Baldwin Co, across bay from Mobile, AL
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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