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  • Victor N TN's Avatar
    02-17-2018, 01:14 PM
    #4500 BULLET SIZER & LUBRICATOR Just in case you didn't get one with the unit.
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    02-16-2018, 12:06 PM
    Victor N TN replied to a thread This Old Mold in Cast Boolits
    I have often wondered the same of my 2 H&G molds. They both have the San Diego location stamped on them. I got them from a friend whose father got them used about in the 1950s. The 45 casts 6 at a time and the 38 casts 8. They are iron, and very...
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    02-16-2018, 12:00 PM
    To get the true ballistic coefficient of a bullet you have to fire it across one of the new type chronographs with the built in computer. Even if you change the bullet alloy the BC will change. That's partly why different books state this number...
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    02-16-2018, 11:55 AM
    I started casting for 45 and 38 back about 1977. I started making jacketed bullets for benchrest shooters in 2000. On this forum is the only place I've ever heard (seen) the term "boolit". Most big time shooters laugh when it's spelled out for...
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    02-16-2018, 11:47 AM
    I've worked in machine shops nearly my whole life. The last job I had in the shops was in inspection. For me the process of inspection starts when the sprue plate is knocked over and the bullets first land on the rag pile. From then ever after,...
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    02-15-2018, 08:48 AM
    I'm really partial to my H&G 34 230 grain 6 cavity. It has the same shape of a military 230 FMJ design bullet.
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    02-08-2018, 02:00 PM
    I don't know, and I hope I never find out.
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    02-08-2018, 11:26 AM
    Victor N TN replied to a thread Boolit Art in Cast Boolits
    ??? Nothing shows up.
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    02-04-2018, 07:22 PM
    I worked in a shop during the 1980s that regularly handled and machined lead. This is also the time when I was casting the most. We were given blood tests for heavy metals every year. Only twice was I told there was a trace amount that was too...
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    02-03-2018, 07:49 PM
    I had read the likes of Jack O'Conner and Jim Carmichel since I was about 14 years old. I happened upon a magazine article about the 25-06 Remington cartridge. That got me stoked. I had been married roughly 2 years and just started a factory job....
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    02-02-2018, 02:30 PM
    Lewis lead remover... It works wonders.
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Whipped, beat up and broke down.
Between Knoxville and Oak Ridge TN
Almost anything that goes BANG.
Retired supervisor, tool & die maker / machinist.


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Life member NRA
In regard to the avatar I made jacketed benchrest rifle bullets for several years. I do on occasion made a few thousand. But I don't do it EVERY DAY anymore.


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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
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