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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    10-27-2020, 03:43 PM
    I'm not much for multi cavity mould blocks, but I ordered a two cavity brass mould for my .44 revolver. I will say that both cavity's are exact as my Mitutoyo micrometer can measure. I just wish he would also tool up for more than a flat meplat.
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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    10-27-2020, 10:13 AM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Deformed 45/70 Cases in Cast Boolits
    This is what I usually see with cases to long. If they just pull slightly past the chamber end it will look like the the empty case was roll crimped. If they pull past the chamber end you will see the rifling on the case mouth or the case will...
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    10-27-2020, 06:09 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Accurate molds question in Muzzleloading.
    +1
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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    10-26-2020, 11:17 PM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Deformed 45/70 Cases in Cast Boolits
    right now it's just a guessing game without knowing all the facts.
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    10-26-2020, 10:46 PM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Deformed 45/70 Cases in Cast Boolits
    You never said if that case got deformed after you shot or before. If they came out the chamber when you shot then those rings look like you rung the chamber. If those rings showed up before shooting I would say the wad/s might have swelled sitting...
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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    10-26-2020, 10:30 PM
    Yes you could do the ogive change in a good O press like the RCBS A-4 Big max or the Rockchucker with soft bullets but it would be a hard push using a loading press. You would be better off with the die in the blue press. That is a ons step nose...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-26-2020, 05:45 PM
    SOLD to Alstep
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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    10-26-2020, 04:37 PM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Deformed 45/70 Cases in Cast Boolits
    Rung chamber
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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    10-26-2020, 04:34 PM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Deformed 45/70 Cases in Cast Boolits
    That is a good example of rung chamber, several rings. This happens putting a wad over the powder with a gap between the bullet base. This will happen with black powder or smokeless.
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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    10-26-2020, 04:01 PM
    Well talking about casting made me heat up the lead pot. I been wanting to do this using the new .44 DDEPP BACO Mould for the .44-77 Shiloh Farmer. I want some very hard alloy to test using this design because the base will be groove diameter and...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-26-2020, 01:51 PM
    Like new, never used. $40 shipped
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    10-26-2020, 01:49 PM
    Like new, never used. $50 shipped
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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    10-26-2020, 11:04 AM
    I wonder if they will update the dictionary translating the words pronunciation in what the call rap music ?
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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    10-26-2020, 07:42 AM
    Joe, I think that the only thing that will deform the bullet is when it's in the bore and when it hits something solid. :) Below are bullets cast in the same mould but different alloys. The setback and obturation starts at ignition. Undersized...
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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    10-26-2020, 07:08 AM
    Greg, No I don't see a slow down with the small plate hole. The way I cast I start the pour with the mould on it's side and I use a Lyman or the RCBS ladle and meet the ladle spigot to the mould and while the mould is still at 90 I tilt the...
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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    10-25-2020, 11:00 PM
    Maybe I should put mine on set&swap below. I have everything that came with the press and it's still green :)
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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    10-25-2020, 10:46 PM
    Yes to hot and cutting to soon is one for sure. Hard alloy will tear the hole if it's cut to soon. A hole in the sprue plate to large will tear the base. Alloy like 1/20 you seldom will have this problem. Things you can do to cut this down....
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    10-25-2020, 07:15 PM
    SOLD to 725
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-25-2020, 06:57 PM
    Like new, a portable die press with instant set breech locks. $35 shipped
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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    10-25-2020, 06:34 PM
    Naw, When I do some Smelting I grab the heavy fish dip net and head up the UP Michigan when the Smelt are running and get some Smelt. :D
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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    10-25-2020, 05:58 PM
    TNX. Joe. I hear good things with that Uberti 76 in this caliber. Do that rifle a favor and use this bullet http://accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=46-467L-D.png I sent Tom a print of this revised Lyman 457121PH a larger diameter to...
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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    10-25-2020, 05:43 PM
    :) I been melting lead for over 65 years and 42 years in the plumbing trades. Started at a young age melting and pouring it through a small hole through the sprue plate into a mould. I never refined smelting silver ore to separate the lead from the...
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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    10-25-2020, 11:25 AM
    Indian Joe, A little off subject but I would like to know :) I'm a fan of bottle necked chambers for the blackpowder rifles. Looking at that picture, is that a .45-75 ? I been thinking using that chamber for a High Wall. I would like to ask....
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    10-24-2020, 05:14 PM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Pass Through? in Muzzleloading.
    :) that rifle is almost taller than me :) I used to be 5'10" but I seemed to have shrunk an inch. Maybe to many hard landings hanging on under that T-10 parachute to often. :) Yes that rifle is a fine shooter but I didn't shoot those holes off...
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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    10-24-2020, 03:26 PM
    OK you know your bore diameter now find out what the twist of that bore is then match the bullet length for that twist. with a proper ogive radius to hold stability. There are a lot of Lever rifles used for the long range gong matches out to 1024...
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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    10-24-2020, 11:52 AM
    It seams like everyone needs a PID on their lead pot to cast bullets now days. It might be a fine thing but I don't know, I don't use one. All the things mentioned here for casting will work fine when you pay attention to how the bullet looks when...
    27 replies | 837 view(s)
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
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