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  • Tazza's Avatar
    09-18-2019, 03:33 PM
    I too have found 125 conical is the most popular around me too, it's what i always used in my open gun.
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    09-17-2019, 11:26 PM
    No lube groove will make them drop a lot easier, they look good though. Some people had issues with my 125 conicals that had a lube groove, they had issues stabilizing due to not as much bearing surface, no lube groove generally fixes that. I...
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    09-17-2019, 04:56 PM
    I've noticed that Good thing is, he's a nice bloke and knows you aren't serious, I'm waiting for the day he retaliates by threatening to withhold some new fancy product he has developed :)
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    09-17-2019, 04:44 PM
    I rekon he does it cause it bugs you :) This is his way of getting revenge.... slowly, the whole death by a thousand cuts!
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    09-17-2019, 03:53 PM
    No reason why Joe can't ship the powder over there, i know you guys have some horrible regulations of moving gun powder or loaded ammo over the border. I'm in Brisbane and got some off him with my last order, but we don't have the same BS...
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    09-15-2019, 06:25 PM
    I'll have to hit up Joe next time i get more hi-tek off him
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    09-15-2019, 05:53 PM
    I did a few just as a test to ensure they weren't dropping too big, i normally never size before as i always thought straight lead through a sizing die could lead to leading it up. I think some aqualube may be given a go, i remember getting a box...
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    09-15-2019, 05:30 PM
    500 plus was the plate lube i got off him. I should give some aqualube a go, i have been casting some 158s but my sizer every so often just flips me off. After coating they are about .360, i pushed about 20 through un-coated without any issues...
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    09-09-2019, 09:41 PM
    Tazza replied to a thread lead/tin in Cast Boolits
    I believe roofing lead is pure lead, or close to it, no tin. Tin is like detergent in water, it lowers the surface tension. With no tin, the corners will never fill out, they will all be rounded.
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    09-06-2019, 05:56 AM
    That is awesome! Shame mine isn't that pretty..... It mostly does the job, but looks like a hobo built it :)
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    09-06-2019, 05:53 AM
    Awesome, please do share when it's all up and running, i love seeing how people develop their machines. Mine runs an arduino, it does glitch due to not being an industrial computer, but for the price, i'll live with it.
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    09-06-2019, 05:51 AM
    I feel it's better to turn people away than to rush things and sell "crap" i have had people after more than i had, thankfully they have been happy to wait for me to do them. I won't cut corners, i'll never send something out the door that i'm not...
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    09-05-2019, 12:05 AM
    The logic with my comment is, say you're a builder earning $50/hour. Your lawn needs mowing, the mower dood charges $25/hr it is better economics to pay someone to do the work for you. I personally don't factor in my time, i do things myself because...
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    09-04-2019, 08:40 PM
    You are spot on that there are saving to be made if you are willing to work it, but it's one thing you have to work out what your time is worth. If i did my sums and worked on an hourly rate, my mining of the mounds at my club would probably not be...
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    09-04-2019, 06:48 PM
    Same here, it's a stupidly large process, but the stuff i mine is free, it's just a matter of time spent getting it and cleaning. I think i nearly killed my brother when he last helped me do some mining in the middle of summer, I ended up with about...
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    09-03-2019, 04:42 AM
    Have you had issues with other cast? I'm on brisbane, southside (sheldon). You are welcome to pop in one day and grab a hand full of my hi-tek coated projectiles and give them a go and see if you have the same issues. You say you're sizing to...
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    08-29-2019, 03:40 AM
    I'd still think the torque on the gearbox will be maximum torque, as they are generally modular, so you mount whatever style and size motor you want for the application. With the motor and gearbox i got off a mad mate, he said if the motor...
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    08-28-2019, 09:43 PM
    I'll try and take a picture of mine in the next few days. I managed to cobble something together so that sprues and projectiles dropped into different bins under my bench. If you have a welder and sheet metal, you can build the same sort of thing. ...
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    08-28-2019, 09:32 PM
    Running one automated, at times, glitchy master caster is enough headache for me :)
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    08-28-2019, 06:21 AM
    Depending on the wattage and gearing, it might. The only issue i see is if it's running at a lower speed for a longer time, the cooling might not be enough. Brushed motors are generally louder too.
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    08-28-2019, 02:47 AM
    Hopefully the 40 lb on the plate just means max input torque?
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    08-27-2019, 09:51 PM
    So, looking on the internet, how true this is or not i don't know but.... https://sciencing.com/measure-electric-motor-torque-7810276.html With those figures i get: 1/4hp gives .761 ftlbs 1/2hp gives 1.862 ft lbs. With the reduction box,...
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    08-27-2019, 08:10 PM
    This one may be best for someone with more brain cells than me to confirm then. My logic was the 1/2HP is twice the power of the 1/4, the difference between the reduction is about 30% with my maths, 1 + 1 = 7 right? 70 RPM still seems a little...
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    08-27-2019, 06:00 PM
    I'd like to say the 1/2hp 20:1 would have more torque, the thing is, i have found even at lower speed, you still have loads of torque with a VFD. You won't be running it flat out at 20:1, i think it will be too fast
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    08-26-2019, 05:28 PM
    I figured the torque would stay the same with the higher RPM, i hoped that the extra inertia would be enough to get that little extra bit to get it through the sizer die, but seems it wasn't the case.
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    08-26-2019, 04:18 PM
    Finally got some pics of my ingot moulds They drop ingots that weigh about 4kg each. Being triangles, they drop out well, and stack pretty well too These ingots are just the initial clean to get most of the crud out, i then re-melt and...
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    08-26-2019, 04:00 AM
    That is very neat, all made from bits most of us have laying around, even better that it's multi-purpose. Hi-tek with one bucket, case cleaning with a different bucket and SS pins. I'd like to give wet tumbling a go, the cases come out so very clean.
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    08-26-2019, 03:57 AM
    Shame the higher frequency didn't do the trick :( I'd like to think it will have an ISO mounting that you can throw another motor at fairly easily. Hopefully a more powerful motor will be easy enough and cheap enough to find.
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    08-26-2019, 12:41 AM
    The one thing you can try, may not work, but yiu can set the feeequency in the vfd, you may be able to over run it a bit to get. more power. Set to say 65 or 70 hertz. It may mess with the motor design and heat up faster.... Increase your...
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    08-25-2019, 11:53 PM
    Shortening the other rod i don't think will change anything, or at least it didn't on my setup.
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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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