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    09-27-2014, 11:21 PM
    I just use plain water on mine. Fill it about 2/3 full, plug it in, and as soon as I see the water begin to boil, I unplug the pot. Once it's cool, I use a wire brush (the kind that are like a large toothbrush) and scrub the pot interior with the...
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    09-27-2014, 01:13 PM
    I've learned to never EVER walk away from a heating lead pot. My oldest (I have 3) Lee pot is approaching 40 years old and though ugly looking, still works just fine.
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    09-24-2014, 10:10 PM
    Believe it or not, empty and DRY aluminum beverage cans work great.......but you have to cut the top off, and they are only good for one use because you have to peel them off the cooled ingots.
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    09-20-2014, 10:27 PM
    Dang.....reviving this old thread cost me a trip out to my shop to check..... Yes, those are 1/4" X 28 tpi threads!
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    09-18-2014, 11:22 PM
    I get good results casting with WW alloy at any temperature above 650 degrees, IF the mould is hot enough. It's all about mould temperature, either preheat, cast very quickly, or both.
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    09-11-2014, 10:48 PM
    454PB replied to a thread FIrst time casting in Cast Boolits
    If you think too much, you're going to ruin the fun! Stick with basics, concentrate on one cartridge/caliber at a time, and continue studying and learning as you go. Most of us started with a pile of wheel weights, a melting pot, and one...
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    09-02-2014, 10:35 PM
    I use wheel weight alloy and gas checks up to 1600 fps. in my .454 Casulls with no leading and excellent accuracy. I can't see where the 500 S&W would be any different.
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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