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    Today, 06:33 PM
    The Purple-Maroon (I'd say Maroon, based on the photo) looks nice. Slide is right, many people like having a choice (and some always want the latest thing to come out) plus it always looks impressive to customers when a product has a big range...
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    Today, 06:20 PM
    What he said. DO NOT put anything except clean lead in a bottom pour. I smelt range scrap (in a half propane tank) and even after I've washed it first it's amazing how much crud comes off when it's melted. It doesn't matter how much I flux it...
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    Yesterday, 07:09 PM
    SharuLady, it depends on the oven construction as mine only had a single metal thickness on the back, the sides were double walled.
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    05-24-2018, 06:41 PM
    My oven has three tray positions, but because it's non-convection I can only use the centre position so I fitted the probe just underneath the centre tray, screwed through the back wall. It's probably the optimum position regardless of the oven type.
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    05-22-2018, 07:04 PM
    Nope, not just you, Tazza. After I'd retired (actually made redundant, on paper at least, which was fine by me) and I got interested in BP shooting my wife encouraged me to do it - more to get me out of the house, I think! She wouldn't have had any...
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    05-22-2018, 01:37 AM
    Tazza, I worked shifts for a while - 8 hr shifts, 7 morning, 7 afternoons and 7 nights. Occasionally worked double shift if someone was sick. We had a young family then (2 girls) and the shiftwork actually worked out well for us, as it gave me time...
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    05-21-2018, 06:24 PM
    Next step is to coat your own, rfd. I even did a few round balls for my cap and ball revolver, didn't do anything performance-wise, of course, but they sure looked pretty!
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    05-20-2018, 06:47 PM
    Kenstone, that's what I did before I ended up with a set. Worked fine, just took a bit of careful filing to get the riser pieces the correct size.
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    05-19-2018, 06:47 PM
    I agree, lazs, he obviously wanted to reduce any possible issues with actually handling lead, the other benefits of using Hi-Tek were a bonus. As for smoke, most I know use smokeless powder because of the convenience, it's not necessary to clean the...
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    05-19-2018, 06:37 PM
    The worst thing I found when making mine was the epoxy paint, or whatever it is they coat it with. Horrible stuff to remove, I tried sanding/grinding it off but that's not a good idea due to the dust it makes, I found the best way was to burn it off...
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    05-18-2018, 05:22 AM
    The Single Action Shooting Society publish a journal and the April issue has an article about Hi-Tek. Looks like someone else has discovered it and the article may generate a bit of interest among the Single Action crowd. Can be downloaded here...
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    05-16-2018, 04:50 AM
    dikman replied to a thread 1866 Uberti in Leverguns
    Mazo, I posted about my problems with a .38 Uberti Yellowboy, but I think the post may have gone. Mine was a recent model, but I had a lot of trouble with cases jamming and being difficult to extract (in fact it broke the lower cartridge guide lug...
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    05-14-2018, 02:59 AM
    Yeah, nice welds. When I made my first pot I did all the filling with water, standing upside down thing before cutting. The second one I just left it upside down for a couple of days then cut it with the angle grinder. No problems. The gas is...
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    05-13-2018, 08:03 PM
    There'll be no going back for you now, OBH. Ok Grmps, I'll have to concede that you've made spotty PC boolits (although to me they look like coatings that haven't worked right :kidding:) BUT can you PC the Deadpool coating? It's got me intrigued...
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    05-13-2018, 03:35 AM
    Way to go Trev! I'd like to see the PC brigade do that.....
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    05-10-2018, 07:12 PM
    Kwaka 3? You're showing your age!:lol: They were scary bikes indeed (I had a Suzuki Cobra at that time, 500cc twin 2-stroke, that was a handful for me).
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    05-07-2018, 12:52 AM
    The obvious inference is that there's something wrong with the fan as it sounds like it's not circulating the heat evenly. As for the "cheap" oven, many on here are using cheap convection ovens with no problems :-?. Do you have PID on the oven?...
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    05-06-2018, 06:53 PM
    Glad you found the problem.
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    05-06-2018, 02:33 AM
    Petander, just a thought, do you have any pure lead that you can cast and coat a few with as test for your processes?
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    05-05-2018, 02:45 AM
    I've been saying that for a while as we aren't striving for laboratory precision in what we do. I've been using BNC co-ax connectors ('cos that's what I have handy) and they've been working fine.
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    05-04-2018, 06:30 PM
    I put a couple of pieces of old firebrick in the bottom of my little oven and it definitely helps with the heat recovery from opening the door.
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    05-02-2018, 01:35 AM
    Well done! It works, that's all that matters.:drinks:
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    05-02-2018, 01:29 AM
    You only have to read some of the PC section to see that repetition is quite common there too. Human nature, I guess.
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    05-02-2018, 01:20 AM
    I've bought 3 x 4" off ebay (from China, of course) dirt cheap and other than fitting a connector to the cable they're still working fine. I always keep a spare, just in case.
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    05-02-2018, 01:15 AM
    Seems like a pretty Mickey Mouse sort of way to turn it off! I'd be fitting a switch on if I had one.
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    05-01-2018, 01:59 AM
    I stopped using WW pretty quick. It's what our Colonial cousins call a crapshoot these days with WW, you never know what you're going to end up with (usually not much lead!).
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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