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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    02-16-2018, 11:51 PM
    Been around for a very long time, but thanks for posting the link for new folks on here.
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    02-16-2018, 12:44 PM
    Been using them for years. Good people and good products.
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    02-16-2018, 12:41 AM
    bangerjim replied to a thread Bismuth in Casting for Shotguns
    Well........I do NOT waste this alloy casting boolits! NO WAY. I have literally TONS of Pb alloys for that. It is used to cast detailed antique trim for antiques. And not toy soldiers either. I have cast spoons of this stuff.....given them to...
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    02-16-2018, 12:33 AM
    A boolit is a nomenclature devoloed on here to define a cast projectile ONLY. That differentiates it from a bullet, which is what most lay people call a complete cartridge - consisting of a projectile loaded in a brass case with powder and...
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    02-16-2018, 12:28 AM
    bangerjim replied to a thread Silver? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    US coinage (by date) is an absolute know silver content and is “provable”, unlike a “hunk-o-junk” you cast in your backyard. I have a lot of silver (not sandwich) half dollars in my bank box that are valued more than the spot price of silver because...
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    02-16-2018, 12:10 AM
    bangerjim replied to a thread Bismuth in Casting for Shotguns
    It casts great. Not an environmeltal hazard......the loony greenies (and Ca condors) will love you. I use a 53% Bi alloy that melts at 140F for reproducing antique trim on clocks and furniture i repair. I can cast it in simple rubber molds. Hot...
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    02-16-2018, 12:03 AM
    bangerjim replied to a thread Silver? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Like I said: a good paperwieght and an excellent conversaton piece!!!! I would just keep it and brag about having a “pure” (almost) silver paperweight!!!!! And werewolves (and other evil beings) beware!!!!!!! Cast it into a cross and vampires...
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    02-15-2018, 08:57 PM
    bangerjim replied to a thread Silver? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    NOT no value. But selling it on the precious metals market will not happen easily!!!!!!!!! Hear me now and believe me later...........precious metal dealers ONLY deal in certified assayed stamped metal bullion!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will give you $3...
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    02-15-2018, 08:52 PM
    A mix of “stufffffff” is what I use for anything from 38-45 cal. COWW + 2% Sn is more than suficient fo plinking loads. That yields ~12 Bhn.......plus PC = an excellent load! Rifle Hi-velocity loads need 15+. Plus PC. And mabe GC’s. COWW =...
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    02-15-2018, 12:37 PM
    I have several books on NI plating, both standard and ENC. Very difficult process for a few occasional simple home brew projects. I checked into the chemicals locally from a good chemical distributor and the prices almost floored me. Your home will...
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    02-14-2018, 06:11 PM
    Your oven control is definite FUBAR to create pools of melted boolits. Those cheap little toaster ovens use the cheapest bi-metal thermometers China can build. I bought an Oster top-o-the-line toaster oven with digital control and display and it...
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    02-14-2018, 06:06 PM
    I agree^^^^^^^^^^^! I PC everything from 223 to 45 cal and love the results. Plating takes too long and is a real mess from what I have seen & done in the past. I never push PC much beyond 1600, but some on here claim well over 2000 with...
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    02-14-2018, 06:03 PM
    My favorite guns - revolvers! Better than these semi-automatic plastic things so many have. I have several cal's in revolvers and like all of them. Who needs clips of 10-30 rounds. Remember: "If ya' can't get 'er done in 5 or 6 shots, better...
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    02-14-2018, 12:28 PM
    Have you ever Cu plated anything B4? Not as easy as it sounds. And that 008 thickness may be hard to control in the electroplating bath, depending on what equipment and methods you employ. You will have to lube when sizing as said. Cu is...
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    02-14-2018, 12:18 PM
    bangerjim replied to a thread Silver? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Bulk "home brew" melted un-stamped/un-assayed silver ingots are worth only a fraction of the spot market price of pure silver you see on-line in the commodities listings. Selling it will probably be a really difficult process. And it will have to be...
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    02-13-2018, 01:39 AM
    With the right equipment and knowledge, you can Cu plate ANYTHING.......even plastic and baby shoes!!!!!!
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    02-13-2018, 01:37 AM
    bangerjim replied to a thread Question on alloys in Cast Boolits
    Most if not all stick-ons (SOWW) I have ever found are pretty much softer lead. Clip-ons (COWW) generally run ~12 and have ~0.5% Sn. There are threads on here about COWWs and various shapes and hardnesses. Banger
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    02-12-2018, 02:34 PM
    bangerjim replied to a thread powder coating in Cast Boolits
    Range Pb is unknown. The cal’s you listed need HARDER Pb than pistols. PC’ing only elimiates grease....not elimiating GC’s. GC’s are needed IF the velicity you are seeking requres them, PC or not. Rely on the load data books. I generally shoot...
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    02-12-2018, 02:17 PM
    Just build a jig that exposes only the part of the boolil coated. Several on here have done that. Even used old brass casings fastened to an Al plate with noses sitting in them. That means you MUST invest in an electrostatic gun. You cannot BBDT...
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    02-12-2018, 02:13 PM
    I always drop in water in a 12x18 baking pan with an old terry cloth towel submerged in it. No dents, no burned fingers......and NO COST! I do NOT WD to gain hardness. My PC’ing kills all that. Only WD to avoid burned fingers!
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    02-12-2018, 02:07 PM
    bangerjim replied to a thread Question on alloys in Cast Boolits
    PC’ing is your solution if you are worried about EXACT dead-on sizes. Personally I do not give it a 2nd thought if my boolits are 0.0005 under (or over). PC will add about 2 thou to your diameter. One coat will do it. 2 or more is a waste of time...
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    02-11-2018, 02:26 PM
    TFE coated boolits are a NO-NO! Illegal in many states because they can penetrate Kevlar.
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    02-11-2018, 02:23 PM
    Just buy an Aloris-style tool post from LMS. Solves all your tool height problems!! I have made a few of them for various lathes and the save you TONS of time messing with lantern-style very olde school posts. I only use one of those olde style...
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    02-11-2018, 02:07 PM
    bangerjim replied to a thread Remove Live Primers in Cast Boolits
    Kill the primers? Use plain old water.......if you are not going to try reusing them. As long as they are completely wet they should not go off accidentally if you are worried about that VERY RARE occurrence.
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    02-11-2018, 02:04 PM
    I do not like non-plated primers. They insert much harder in the brass and do not feed freely in the loading equipment I use. I only buy Ni-plated brands now. I have several thousand brass ones I am gradually using up and will not buy those brands...
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    02-10-2018, 11:11 AM
    bangerjim replied to a thread Remove Live Primers in Cast Boolits
    Just pop 'em out! O do it all the time. Never had one go off. Would not recommend re-use of old primers! Why waste your time. I use the old ones in my high powered air rifle. Fun to shoot at a brick wall at least 60 feet away. They really go...
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    02-10-2018, 10:54 AM
    No eating or drinking. Do not inhale dust from loading, cleaning, coating, casting lead. Most people over-think this.....except in Commifornia. MoonBeam and his gaggle of government goofies are always after ways to get rid of Pb boolits and...
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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