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  • Tazza's Avatar
    10-09-2017, 09:18 PM
    If the ram has the stroke, if you mounted it to the handle, you may get enough leverage. If not, a bigger bore cylinder or more air pressure should get you there. A lee bullet feeder was the first setup i did for my sizer, it worked pretty well,...
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    10-08-2017, 11:29 PM
    I like the spring idea, simple yet effective, also keeps your fingers away from being pinched.
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    10-08-2017, 10:03 PM
    Water cooled! that will do the job I sized many thousands with a lee classic C press with a bench setup in front of the tv, much to my wife's dismay, but you do what you gotta do. Nothing wrong with punching them through by hand, when you get a...
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    10-08-2017, 09:43 PM
    It looks good after painting, but then you need to prep it then dismantle paint, all too much effort, the surface rust is there to protect the steel underneath :) That is the great thing with a VFD, you still have pretty well full torque, even at...
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    10-08-2017, 09:20 PM
    Isn't that always the way? at the time you think na, i'd never use that, but years down the track, you think they would be ideal. Been there many times. Most of the time it feeds just fine, but as you know, nothing is 100% and things to get hung...
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    10-05-2017, 05:05 PM
    Tazza replied to a thread Lotta Lead in Cast Boolits
    Scrap dealers will pounce on that i think, they just buy it, send to china for recycling. They can pay more for it than we can. I got a 400kg boat keel years ago, turned out that it was concrete covered in lead, thankfully it didn't cost me...
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    10-04-2017, 04:54 PM
    Do you touch the projectiles with bare hands before they are fully coated? I make sure i use gloves till mine are fully coated. Even with doing that, there are times that you will get coating that will come off a little. If you use mould...
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    10-04-2017, 06:01 AM
    This is how i do mine, but i manually load the tube..... one day i will setup a mr bullet feeder style collator. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYMW5v0P5SY I set the speed pretty close to what i can handle replenishing the tube as it sizes.
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    09-28-2017, 08:06 PM
    I currently use old range scrap, so the hardness is lower than ideal with the mix of soft .22 and hard .38/9mm hard cast, i know there is variation, but for most people, this really doesn't bother them if they know they are not "match quality". I...
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    09-28-2017, 05:59 PM
    Glad it's up and running again. Good idea about checking the connections, look for any signs that the connections have gotten hot, different colour, melted plastic on the connectors.
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    09-27-2017, 11:29 PM
    We have "real" power here, none of that whimpy 110 volts :) Wow, multiple mark X and mark 2 machines, no wonder you need more high power outlets, glad you have solar panels to pay for some of that energy usage.
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    09-27-2017, 05:23 PM
    Thanks for looking at your machines. That seems pretty quick for 50 lbs At 2,700 watts that is 11.25 amps, i do understand that it won't be pulling the full 2,700 watts all the time, so being right on the limit of a 10a circuit is ok. Not sure...
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    09-27-2017, 05:11 PM
    I'm with Hatch, i feel the issue was a loose connector, if there is any point of higher resistance, it will heat up till it burns the wire like this.
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    09-27-2017, 04:28 PM
    We have people wanting us to use less coal, but what alternatives do we have? renewables are too expensive and you can't rely on them for all weather conditions. If they want to get rid of coal, we'd need something like nuclear but you can imagine...
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    09-27-2017, 04:17 PM
    Just remembered i have a bill in my email from earlier this week. Peek power (anytime use) $0.26961/kw T33 controlled power (off-peek hot water) $0.22528/kw Supply charge per day for peek power $1.25609/day Supply charge for off-peek power...
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    09-27-2017, 04:10 PM
    That is without a carbon tax. The thing that really stinks is most of our generators are goal powered, we export millions of tonnes of coal every week, so surely we can get it cheap to make power. The big charge we get that you may not have is...
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    09-27-2017, 03:55 PM
    I will be sure to take pictures, a member is going to take pictures of his mark 5 melting pot for me to get some sizes off to work from. I need some ideas of what size i needed to make it. I didn't realize it was the most expensive in the world,...
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    09-26-2017, 11:07 PM
    Thanks fr the lead Trevor, i know who to harass if the heating bands i have aren't up to the job. The heating bands were gifted to me, hopefully they will do the job, but if not, i can always harass TEE to come up with an alternative. They may...
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    09-26-2017, 07:25 PM
    Dikman - You are spot on there..... I try and reduce the power we use, yet the bills just keep going up. You use less KWH, they just change you more for "access" to the grid, it used to be 50c a day when we bought our house 4 years ago, now what,...
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    09-26-2017, 06:28 PM
    That is exactly the information i'm after, thank you. From my very rough calculations with those figures, 2,400-3,000 watts will be enough. It just depends on how fast it can recover when "cold" lead is added to the pot. Ideally you want enough...
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    09-26-2017, 05:26 PM
    hehehe Is it sad that i get the reference? Great movie(s) just looked up on IMDB, only 32 years old now
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    09-26-2017, 04:53 PM
    Thanks for the replies guys, hopefully the information i can get from thermo-llc can point me in the right direction. I was thinking i'd need around 3,000 watts, if i keep it covered as much as possible, it will help keep the heat in. Worst case, i...
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    09-26-2017, 05:24 AM
    Are there any calculators out there that you can use to calculate what size heating element you need to melt a set amount of lead per hour? I'm trying to work out how many heating bands i need to use to make a casting pot that will be dropping X...
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    09-20-2017, 06:59 PM
    hahaha love number 6 :)
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    09-20-2017, 04:44 PM
    I started casting 2000 - 2003, when the Australian gun laws changed, i had 2-3k .45 projectiles that i couldn't use, so why not turn them into 9mm? I started with a lee melting pot and 6 bangers, i then got my hands on a used master caster. With...
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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