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    09-16-2018, 08:18 PM
    I bought mine used 15 or so years ago, it's still running strong. It was the old cast iron style one, i believe the frame is now made of aluminium. From just the use i have give it, it has done 350,000 or more, the pivot points show no signs of...
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    09-11-2018, 10:55 PM
    Lots of research to be done, but there are so many people on this forum that will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to send me a message if you decide to go that route. Hatch did a great job with the electronics for the...
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    09-11-2018, 10:01 PM
    I'd like to think so, it uses a standard mould that you could hook handles up to for casting by hand. The only thing that can cause quality issues is when you drop the projectile fro the mould, if you put a cloth down, you have a cushion for it...
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    09-11-2018, 05:37 PM
    I only cast pistol calibers, i generally do 5-7k at a time if the machine wants to behave. I run an automated master caster, some days it acts up and i just turn it off and walk away and i deal with it another time. I try and reload a few hundred...
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    09-10-2018, 06:13 PM
    Woohoo, an excuse to go to bunnings! The store for big kids.
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    09-10-2018, 04:42 PM
    That is his signature colour, yet i'd assume he has something for his test batches that Joe sends him.
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    09-10-2018, 04:35 PM
    Ausglock - That is the style of what i wanted to make, but my design idea was more complicated.... I like the simplicity of regular buckets to tumble in. I may have to re-think my idea and get my paws on another motor and gearbox.
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    09-09-2018, 11:20 PM
    Ha, i never thought about that, very good idea. I want to make sort of a small concrete mixer so i can tumble them to coat and get good consistency, adding a lid may help keep it coat then take the lid off after some time for it to coat and...
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    09-09-2018, 05:23 PM
    The first coat was done with a ratio of 120ml acetone to 20grams of hi-tek. I didn't use much for the first coat though, so that may have been my issue. I started with 1ml for a gloved hand full of projectiles, the second and third coats, i did 2ml...
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    09-09-2018, 04:47 PM
    I FINALLY got time to put some red 122 on some round lead things. The first bake wasn't long enough, but a second round made them pass the wipe test. I hoped that leaving them in for 12 minutes at 180c that the oven was set to for the coating i was...
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    08-28-2018, 05:23 PM
    That is what i was thinking too, but i wasn't sure, so i kept my mouth shut :) Good to hear that extra baking should fix it.
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    08-26-2018, 06:57 PM
    You are spot on, for non commercial it makes sense if you have the time and gear, but commercial, time is money. The hours you spend cleaning lead can be spent casting making you money, even though the raw material costs you more to buy. I like...
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    08-26-2018, 05:29 PM
    I mined the berm at my range earlier this year, i got about 300kg, took my dad and I 4-6 hours of digging and sifting, then the next few weekends melting it all down. Thankfully i was able to use a wood fired melting pot to clean it or else the...
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    08-22-2018, 06:54 PM
    Do redneck like folk that we shoot with count? Just ask the media over here, we are all irresponsible firearm owners that plan on killing everyone. Never become a boring city person, much more fun being a "redneck"
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    08-22-2018, 05:43 PM
    Stephen - i do indeed, Just depends on how many others picked up on it too :)
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    08-21-2018, 07:38 PM
    hahaha i like that one. When i tell my wife she is weird, she make sure to inform me that i knew what i was in for.... Sadly this is true, and i met her parents, so it's my own fault. Yet i make sure to add my own weirdness to the mix, she rolls...
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    08-21-2018, 07:15 PM
    I'd go insane if i didn't get a shot away at least a few times a month. Not that anyone would notice me going insane, most think i'm already there.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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