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    Yesterday, 04:57 PM
    Looking forward to seeing how this project goes. I rescued some stepper motors on the weekend to use on a bullet collator, still need to work out how to wire them up.... Keep in mind that an Arduino is not industrial and potentially will glitch...
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    09-20-2018, 11:37 PM
    I may have to hit Joe up for 254 or DDR for the next lot to have a play with. Yet everyone i have shown samples of the 122 coated ones, they really like the colour. I was old fashioned, i wanted plain boring black but got talked into trying a...
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    09-20-2018, 11:16 PM
    That is a good question.... Pretty sure it just had 122 on the container. It looked red/slightly purple in powder and liquid form, I was hoping for bright red like the american eagle 9mm that are floating around, but i'm not disappointed with...
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    09-20-2018, 09:01 PM
    So far so good with the 122 red, i just need to fine tune the application. After cooking, it is more of a lighter cherry colour, but looks great all the same. From my rough maths, i'm getting about 1,000 projectiles coated for every 10 grams of...
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    09-20-2018, 07:30 PM
    Nice job! I really need to get my collator sorted out, it gets tiresome loading my sizer manually :(
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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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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