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    06-22-2017, 05:12 PM
    Tazza replied to a poll Am I a youngster? in Cast Boolits
    Wow, that is some serious shooting right there. Glad you aren't buying the #1600 of projectiles from the shop, id' hate to do the math to work out how much that would cost.
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    06-21-2017, 04:18 PM
    To make a melting pot, if you have the gear, building is cheaper. From memory, he said the heating element was only $10 or $15, the rest would have been parts he had laying around. You will want to insulate it, keep as much heat in as you can.
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    06-20-2017, 11:48 PM
    Tazza replied to a thread Melting scrap FMJ in Cast Boolits
    +1 for side cutters. Never had one explode or spray either, but i can understand that it is a possibility. Thankfully i don't get many FMJs, i try and nip them and drop in the pot, pick up with pointy nose pliers and let the lead flow out. I...
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    06-18-2017, 06:48 PM
    A short video on youtube of his machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2U1ujg_nzo I will send you a link to a post he made on a different forum, as i don't know if i should post it here or not, i'd rather not stand on any toes around here, i...
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    06-16-2017, 12:14 AM
    Tazza replied to a poll Am I a youngster? in Cast Boolits
    Almost every member of my pistol club that i shoot with reloads, there are the odd few that don't yet, as they are unsure or don't have the money just yet to buy the gear to do it. They are collecting cases for future reloading though. I only...
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    06-15-2017, 05:16 PM
    Jmorris built a casting machine from scratch, this included making the melting pot. I have started the process of building my own melting pot, just one of those things i'll get back to when time allows. If you have the gear, it really isn't that...
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    06-13-2017, 09:48 PM
    Tazza replied to a poll Am I a youngster? in Cast Boolits
    38 here, i started casting after our hand gun buy back in Australia. I had 3-4000 .45 projectiles that i wouldn't get any money for (other than scrap), so being the cheap person i am, i decided to make those .45s into 9mm. That would have been...
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    06-12-2017, 11:22 PM
    Fred makes an excellent point, if you could get your paws on an old mould then machine it out, that would be ideal. Personally i like cast iron, my lee alloy ones have done very well, but you do get galling between the sprue plate and the mould.
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    06-12-2017, 05:58 PM
    hahaha Now that's something i'd like to see being shot at my local club. We get people whinging about the smoke from lubed projectiles, i'd live to see their reaction to someone using black powder in a semi-auto :)
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    06-11-2017, 11:29 PM
    I have seen some nice flames from people using vihtavuori, bam bam BOOM as it appears some unburnt powder in the comp catches. Impressive blast, burns clean, works really well in the comp, but sadly it's expensive over here, when you can even get...
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    06-08-2017, 11:32 PM
    Tazza replied to a thread Bhn ? in Cast Boolits
    I was always under the assumption that COWW would water quench harden as there is arsenic in there that does the magical hardening. I thought the regular mix didn't really change much if at all. The other thing is, will you loose any hardness...
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    06-06-2017, 11:29 PM
    Traffer - I was wondering the same sort of thing, clear or even a silver so any chips you got in the coating, would not be as noticeable. The stuff i use is black, so any parts that are scraped off during sizing stick out like dogs private parts. ...
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    06-06-2017, 11:26 PM
    If you are using that cylinder to operate the handle, you have leverage, hopefully the length of stroke is long enough to get enough force. From the calculator i could find, shows that for a cylinder of that diameter will give about 120lbs of force...
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    06-05-2017, 11:43 PM
    David - that was my first concern too. It takes only a fraction of a second for your concentration to be elsewhere and have a horrible accident with an air cylinder punching through your hand. One thing that makes me never move my hand near my...
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    05-28-2017, 05:16 PM
    I cover mine to try and keep the heat in, it doesn't help with oxidization, i'm fluxing and skimming quite often. There was an idea of injecting argon or another inert gas into the pot to try and help with reducing the oxidation of the molten...
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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