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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:20 PM
    What is even more amazing is how the PC process has revolutionized bullet casting, revived a dying process and brought casting into the new century. PC is the first real change in several hundred years.
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:07 AM
    I don't use gloves to pick up and stand my bullets because for me self locking stainless tweezers work better and faster, but younger hands definitely work better than mine. I do use nitrile gloves for other things, especially when working with...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:52 AM
    LOL. Hey, I don't need to come here to be called names. I can stay at home and my wife will do it for free.
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    09-22-2019, 07:54 PM
    Excellent advice. I have a number of 9mm bullet molds, not just H&G, and every mold I have taken the time to develop a load for will shoot better than I can.
    15 replies | 398 view(s)
  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    09-22-2019, 06:53 PM
    A wise decision to go with Smoke's powder and anything that will increase the static charge, but there is more going on in this process than just the static charge. Back in 2012 when an old gun club member first showed me the "Cool Whip...
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    09-21-2019, 06:04 PM
    LOL,Ditto That! A couple of days ago I could have cut off a chunk of air and mailed it to you guys. I will give you some powders do develop a charge better than others, but when the humidity is 100% and it is not even raining that is not the time...
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  • Sig556r's Avatar
    09-18-2019, 03:12 PM
    I still keep my 2 single stage presses (1 for rifle brass & 1 for bullet sizing) & a turret (for pistol cals I wont buy conversion kits for) even if I mostly run my 2 550s (1 sp & 1 lp).
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    09-18-2019, 03:06 PM
    Just paid my GB order of MP.452-155-SWC-PB-6cav-NLG as a guest, anyone really can snatch those GBs. I know we have 2 NLG orders but there were 5 available, then 4, now 3. Miha will email you the link if you're in the GB so you get first shot if you...
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    09-17-2019, 01:12 PM
    Used dryer sheets works better for me than new ones...not sure why but maybe the lint?
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    09-17-2019, 08:44 AM
    It took me several years to find a H&G #7, but when I did it looked like it had been hardly used at all. Even longer to find a 7mm #80. A #7 , 6 cavity sold on Ebay a few weeks ago, one of the guys on this site picked it up and got a great mold. ...
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    09-17-2019, 07:53 AM
    Healing & comfort prayers to Danny...
    17 replies | 187 view(s)
  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    09-16-2019, 12:48 PM
    No, Smoke's powders do a far better job than HF and HF Red was the only color I tried.
    14 replies | 491 view(s)
  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    09-16-2019, 12:35 PM
    I have a #115, but acquired a #7 shortly thereafter, so I haven't taken the time to load any #115 and run them through the Ransom Rest check for accuracy. My guess is they will shoot just fine. As far as altering the mold it will take equipment...
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    09-16-2019, 07:55 AM
    Sig556r replied to a thread Help us today in Our Chapel
    Amen...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    09-15-2019, 10:37 AM
    The biggest problem I have with the dump method is most undercure the polymer so it never reaches full hardness so they can break the bullets apart.
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    09-15-2019, 10:33 AM
    As LLoyd pointed out more tumble time will give you a better coating and he is right. More time is not a problem when a machine is doing the work, but shanking a handful of bullets in a tub for 15 minutes is not high on my list. I found back in...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    09-14-2019, 11:43 AM
    That will work and was the way I found controled vibration works better. I don't know about the HF, but my Midway & Lyman tumblers had a 1/4"-20 threaded rod holding the bowl, so it was a simple thing to unscrew the rod, remove the bowl and...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    09-14-2019, 11:36 AM
    Amazon has many to choose from , but you need to pay attention to the grid size and sheet size. Just search: "Baker Cooling rack". Houseware stores like Bed, Bath & Beyond where you can take in some of your cast and check the grid for size for fit...
    20 replies | 775 view(s)
  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    09-14-2019, 11:22 AM
    The problem with cast rifle bullets is if you want to shoot full power loads at ranges over 50 yards is the bullets come out of the mold lopsided. A lopsided bullet is an unstable bullet that will start to wobble as distance increases and once...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    09-14-2019, 11:04 AM
    I use and would recommend Smoke's powders, simply because every power he sells has been tested by an untold number of bullet coaters scattered across the USA, so you know the powder will work and is capable of giving excellent results. Off course it...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 10:32 AM
    Seven years and at least 50K+ of coated bullets was the mother of a lot of innovation.
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    09-13-2019, 10:16 AM
    You are correct, in my modified tumblers the mass rotates with the bullets constantly turning in the powder due to the vibration. The Black BB's do not bounce around, but also rotate adding a gentle impact and cushion to the bullets as well as...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    09-12-2019, 01:49 PM
    Good to know, but I suspect they are not heavy like the BB's? The weight seems to make a difference and the reason for the black one's.
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    09-12-2019, 08:35 AM
    Plastic bags not holding up in a tumbler is proof positive of what I am saying about straight tumblers being too aggressive. Of course I only had 4 tumblers to try when I first started, so I base my statement on that. As far as coating, start...
    20 replies | 775 view(s)
  • Sig556r's Avatar
    09-12-2019, 07:24 AM
    Healing & comfort prayers to both Laurie & Rob...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    09-11-2019, 02:24 PM
    Yes, I use black Crossman BB's. My first try with a vibrator tumbler was with my big Dillon 2000; it worked but way too aggressive. When first experimenting with tumblers in 2012 I found by pressing down on the bowl I could reduce the...
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  • Sig556r's Avatar
    09-11-2019, 01:34 PM
    No offense meant sir, just basing your quote of a third of the cost of LCP for what I paid mine. Turned out its more than a LCP. Not sure which area you're from but if they're charging $600 for a pocket gun that costs mostly less than $300...
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  • Sig556r's Avatar
    09-11-2019, 12:17 PM
    I bought my LCP back in the days for $199 nib, you got a steal for your PF9 if you really bought it for less than $70.
    21 replies | 704 view(s)
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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