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    Today, 09:17 AM
    I take my powder coating just as serious as any other part of casting and reloading so the results I get are what it really comes down to not that it takes me a few minutes extra to stand my bullets up on the bases. Once I put my first batch in the...
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  • Motor's Avatar
    Today, 12:48 AM
    I don't think it's for everyone. Personally the only thing going into my casings are powder and bullets. I'm by no means coming out against it but I'm not risking ruining a gun I'd much rather just find another load. Like the above says it's not...
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    01-15-2018, 04:27 AM
    Motor replied to a thread Questions about H110 in Cast Boolits
    Scotty. Load data is developed using pressure as the guideline. Air space within the casing (load density) is already considered before testing begins. In the past "SEE" (which is basically detonation) was blamed on low load density using ball...
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    01-15-2018, 03:52 AM
    I agree with the posts above. If they shoot good why slow them down? Another thing. When using cast bullet data you have to look at the listed pressure associated with the load. Very often cast bullet data is based on the "typical" pressure...
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    01-12-2018, 10:50 PM
    The Lee TL bullets rifle or handgun take PC just fine, I haven't tumble lube mine since I started PC'ing bullets. I'll coat up a few over the weekend and post a pic but you want be disappointed doing it yourself.
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    01-12-2018, 10:47 PM
    I don't know about heat treating but my boolits hardened by adding Linotype do not lose any hardness from the heat of baking on powder coating. I water quench everything. I do it basically for convenience more than any other reason. The alloy I...
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    01-12-2018, 08:37 PM
    Motor replied to a thread Coww ? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    bumpo628. I followed the link and bookmarked it thanks. All of you guys are great. Thanks for the help. It will be nice not having to buy Linotype and I'll be able to use my soft lead for muzzleloader bullets. ;) Motor
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    01-12-2018, 08:32 PM
    I have some old commercial 210s that are 18BHN. They actually need to be driven hard to work. If you try to load them light the lead foul. I believe it's because they are too hard to obstruate at low pressure. I recently bought the Lee 210gr...
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    01-11-2018, 11:43 PM
    Motor started a thread Coww ? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    A friend is going to hook me up with some COWW he's had for some time. I've never worked with them before although I've heard a lot of good about them. My question: What do I need to be careful of when melting these down and is there a way to...
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    01-10-2018, 03:42 AM
    This is just an opinion from a deer hunter and reloader that has experience loading various calibers from 22 (very soon 204 also) to many of the standard belted and short mags. Like the post above suggests in the 30-06 with cast boolits I'd go...
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    01-09-2018, 03:32 PM
    Totally agree. I've been hunting a 28 acre plot since 1996. This doesn't mean I don't scout it to find the hot trails and rubs. Yes often they are in the same areas but sometimes not. Motor
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    01-09-2018, 12:49 AM
    OMG I'm the exception to the rule AGAIN!!!! LOL I've killed 3 deer in the last 3 years that the FIRST shot put it down (spine hit) but after being down the target gets much smaller. So between the excitement and smaller target it took a few more...
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    01-08-2018, 06:04 PM
    I cure mine in a convection toaster oven out in my shop, I've never smelled any odor from the curing bullets.
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    01-06-2018, 09:46 PM
    The way I shoot my Flintlock close shots are bad too. LOL Missed again today. :( Motor
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    01-06-2018, 09:27 PM
    Well the last few Lee molds I bought drop either just on marked size or small. My older Lee molds drop a little big which is better. These 340gr drop right on .457" (and a little out of round) then I powder coat them which adds maybe .002" at most....
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    01-05-2018, 07:38 AM
    Motor replied to a poll 44 Mag powders, poll in Cast Boolits
    I voted "other" because of the versatility of the 44mag. For full power loads it's W-296/H-110. For mild loads it's Unique. BTW: This goes for .357, 41, and 500 mag as well. Although I do use Lil-gun in the 500 with a cast 440gr. Motor
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    01-05-2018, 07:32 AM
    After getting into powder coating a few years ago I asked the same question. Since then I have sized a few different calibers without lube without any problems. I must warn you though if you have used the die to sized lubed boolits you better...
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    01-05-2018, 04:48 AM
    I'm using 2.125" OAL with the Lee 55gr cast bullet in .223 Rem. I get good reliable function in an inexpensive AR-15 upper. Like I said above though I haven't been able to find good accuracy yet. This project has been on the back burner. I'm...
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    01-04-2018, 09:13 PM
    If anyone doesn't subscribe to the magazine you can see the article here in there sample issue you can also download the PDF version of the article to your computer as well.
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  • Motor's Avatar
    01-04-2018, 03:01 PM
    Thanks for all the great replies. Judging by current success and current un-sized boolits and the information you guys provided I now have a very good idea on what will be best. You guys are awesome, as usual. :) Motor
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    01-04-2018, 04:21 AM
    I couldn't remember so when I got home from work tonight I grabbed my 0-1 Mic and the boolits and measured a few. I got from .4585 to .461 but the .4585 was only on the small side. None of this is surprising to me since they are as cast and as...
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    01-03-2018, 03:15 PM
    17nut, I can't make out the numbers on my phone I'll see if I can read them later on my home computer. Thanks for the relies. It makes me wonder even more why the Lee stuff is .457" I just got a good deal on a .457" size die. When it arrives I...
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    01-03-2018, 06:02 AM
    This is almost like backwards engineering because I'm already successfully casting and shooting a PCed Lee 340gr boolit from my ported 1895 45-70 Guide Gun but I'm not real familiar with the typical bore dimensions of the 45-70 like I am with...
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    01-03-2018, 05:43 AM
    Motor replied to a thread ar 15 uppers brands in Factory Rifles
    lefty said it all. It's best just too research feedback from people who have used them. I have a couple ARs that have relatively inexpensive uppers that I bought from PSA and I wouldn't hesitate recommending them for a second. My brother...
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    01-02-2018, 02:58 PM
    So someone is now actually making 300 BO specific magazines? When I first heard someone mention this I thought it was by mistake or some kind of marketing ploy. Motor
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    01-01-2018, 05:24 PM
    I don't think there is reason for concern as far as pressure goes. The military did tests in the WW II era doing all sorts of crazy stuff like 8x57 in 30-06 and much worse and failed to produce a major failure. Lead is much more forgiving than a...
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    01-01-2018, 04:27 AM
    Motor replied to a thread 45 TC Hawkin in Muzzleloading.
    My brother took a large whitetail doe with his TC 45cal Hawkins Friday afternoon. His was a "K" gun (kit). He's had it for many years. He uses 70gr FFg black. He calls it his 45-70 ;) Motor
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    01-01-2018, 03:32 AM
    My last 2 molds were Lee 6 "bangers" both are ok. I'd say you need to return it. There is no reason you should have to "work around" a defective mold. Motor
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    01-01-2018, 03:26 AM
    I couldn't find the .25g black BB's when I first started either. I used white .20g they worked ok but then got .25g black and noticed a little improvement. Some people don't use BB's at all. I think your problem, like you stated, is probably your...
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    01-01-2018, 03:15 AM
    Looking through the Lyman cast bullet manual combined with 33 years of reloading experience I can only give you my personal opinion. IMR-4198 and RL-7 seem to have burning rate(s) too fast for the large bottle neck .416 The only cartridges in...
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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