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    06-20-2016, 02:46 PM
    454PB replied to a thread Casting for 454 casull in Cast Boolits
    For me, .003" in .45 caliber. Others report using multiple coats for more diameter increase.
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    06-19-2016, 11:46 PM
    I still have over half of an 8 pound can of it. My chronograph results using WMRP indicate that is is slightly slower than H-4831 in burn rate. My can came with some basic reloading data, and using that data I had to surpass their recommended...
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    06-16-2016, 09:53 PM
    454PB replied to a thread Casting for 454 casull in Cast Boolits
    Powder coating adds diameter, you might want to give it a try.
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    06-07-2016, 11:50 AM
    I doubt it would work. I've used a vibratory tumbler to powder coat.....boolits don't move very freely in the tumbler and I'm guessing they would begin to melt into the plastic. Sounds like a potential mess to me.
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    06-01-2016, 11:37 AM
    454PB replied to a thread Casting temp in Cast Boolits
    You don't say what alloy you are using, but assuming WW alloy or equivalent, 700 to 750 degrees should work fine. If it doesn't, the mould is too cool or contaminated.
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    05-30-2016, 11:27 AM
    I use a Lee (or one of my home made) push-through sizing die first when I run into this situation. Much cheaper than replacing broken parts on my Star.
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    05-29-2016, 10:35 PM
    454PB replied to a thread Dead lyman 4500 in Casting Equipment
    Yup, if you own and use one long enough, the handle will break. I've made new handles for both of mine.
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    05-29-2016, 10:29 PM
    I've now had my gun safe in a similar (unheated normally, but insulated) building for 12 years with no problems at all. I don't even have any equipment to reduce humidity, which is relatively low here in Montana.
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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