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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Today, 09:48 AM
    Holy Cow...those casts make the blocks look undersized! My first thought is that they will take longer between pours or some modified method of chilling the Pb (setting it on a moist towel or ?) because of the size difference, that's a lot of heat...
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    Yesterday, 11:44 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread Mold Preheater in Casting Equipment
    Yes...I think most everyone is aware of that by now but, the darker the surface the closer you get. We started some time ago trying to read the melt with pitiful success. Even our thermometers are off, some by a great deal. After acquiring a PID I...
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    Yesterday, 09:30 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread Mold Preheater in Casting Equipment
    That setup looks like it'll geterdone...thanks for the idea about the black paint, I'd like to use that thermometer to read surfaces and verify that another thermometer is close or correct. Recently someone mentioned floating a small piece of black...
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  • CASTER OF LEAD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:49 PM
    The likeness is so close it's almost not funny. Lmao. Almost. Sorry to the OP. Been there. Never walk away from a live melt pot. "Things" happen. Glad you weren't hurt in any way.- CASTER
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    Yesterday, 08:14 PM
    I would like to order 1 pound of RAL 3000.Flame Red I think it is as well as 1000 ASBB'S. For $3.50. Total being $22.00 Pm to follow.
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:33 PM
    I guess that I missed it when you said how your catching those rounds so undamaged? How'd you do it?
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    Yesterday, 10:47 AM
    Tack driving Marines'! No wonder every army in the world fears the USMC! Excellent video & welcome to CastBoolits.Gunloads.com... If we succeed here, we'll have you casting & PC'ing your own, with casts the Lee FCD is not generally recommended...
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    Yesterday, 10:08 AM
    Stopped in the gun shop yesterday to see what he had that would give better load density in the .45ACP. I've been using 700X @ 4.8g.'s under 200g. PC'd casts...that's not much fill for that stubby little case. Anyway he suggested Power Pistol, said...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 03:01 PM
    No problem Michael, I know I'm 3'rd...wish you had a no. 9 also. I appreciate you splitting them up. What are you going to ask for the Lil Dandy alone?
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 02:30 PM
    Any updates on this thread yet?
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  • CASTER OF LEAD's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 12:40 PM
    That's not being "cheap" Walter . I prefer to use the term frugal. Lol. I am the same way. Wadtenot want not ,so I have been told since a young buck. - CASTER
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    11-20-2017, 12:31 AM
    +1 For getting it tested and getting it all from the scrap heap. Nice score. I can't trip over a deal like this. Kinda jealous. - CASTER
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    11-20-2017, 12:26 AM
    Congratulations to you sir. The feeling of satisfaction that you get from killing a deer with a boolit that you made, loaded, and carried into the hunting woods and successfully harvested a deer with is a rush like no other. Great job, and it will...
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    11-19-2017, 06:15 PM
    Amazing how all these pictures are so beautiful. I'm weird huh?
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    11-19-2017, 06:12 PM
    I'd like to see one of those gadgets print lead boolits! I can imagine it printing them 100 at a time...heck, get that gizmo to PC them while your at it! . . . :bigsmyl2: Might be a joke now but in the future...who knows!
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 05:56 PM
    I just cast and coated/sized these yesterday to try in a new barrel in the 1911. Never hardly ever shoot over 215g.'s but thought these would be fun to experiment with...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 12:20 PM
    I posted this poll > http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?326134-(2)-The-Devil-s-in-the-Details-gt-gt-gt-gt-gt-PC-Coatings-lt-lt-lt-lt-lt < 'The Devil's in the Details' > that deals with all the various methods in our PC'ing...
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    11-19-2017, 11:24 AM
    OS OK replied to a thread Charge!!! in Coatings and Alternatives
    That's interesting...I immediately thought to myself that was due your your winter being 'cold and dry' but then I noticed you are down there in the 'tropics'...what are your winter conditions? Being raised in Texas I assume that the summer is hot...
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    11-19-2017, 10:43 AM
    OS OK replied to a thread Charge!!! in Coatings and Alternatives
    You've gotta video this one...guaranteed to go viral! It won't be the container breaking open but...your wife's response as she kicks you to the curb! . . . :bigsmyl2:
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  • CASTER OF LEAD's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 12:09 AM
    No skinning required is bonus for sure. However if I need to skin them the reward is worth the work.- CASTER
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    11-18-2017, 09:34 PM
    Y'all are making fatter all the time. Lol. That sounds outstanding. SMOKED meatloaf is in my very near future. Thanks Kurt. - CASTER
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    11-18-2017, 05:13 PM
    I get what your saying, I just can't relate to the term 'skidding' when it comes to this situation. When I hear the term 'skidding' I immediately think of a driver slamming on the brakes and see a long track of rubber laid down on the road...it just...
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    11-18-2017, 07:52 AM
    Good contemplation...have to mull a bit, hmmmm....OK, Depends on the length of the chamber. I would use a profile that comes within .020" or so of the lands when fully seated in the neck...you could be looking at anything from 170~200...
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    11-18-2017, 06:32 AM
    OS OK replied to a thread Rainbow Boolits in Cast Boolits
    Yep...sawdust in the pour pot is flirting with trouble...however when smelting I use it by the handful, even start out throwing a handful under the Pb before it melts. In the pour pot I like just the paraffin...the idea is to separate oxygen from...
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    11-17-2017, 10:25 PM
    It's obvious that the 9 BH is too soft but with these latest pictures I think you have nailed it thinking too abrupt of an angle on the lands and that throating will solve the problem with this latest blend. We have DougGuy, I think is is his...
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  • CASTER OF LEAD's Avatar
    11-17-2017, 09:54 PM
    Nice work there 303guy. Looks good. Just goes to show how if ya have the will there is a way. Of course the proper tools make it a lot easier. Lol Thanks for sharing . - CASTER
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    11-17-2017, 09:14 PM
    Dibs for third choice on rotors? After the others have chosen...10 & 14 are the ones I'm interested in. thanks...c h a r l i e
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    11-17-2017, 04:26 PM
    As that coating is being pushed laterally with the Pb...I think it is uncovering uncoated Pb, then the gassing is vaporizing molecules of Pb that gets laid down on the barrel. Our PC method of coating I think has some stretching and forgiving...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    11-17-2017, 03:58 PM
    Excellent post...welcome aboard. Empiricle evidence, can't beat it huh? Classic definition/example of 'skidding'... Wish I could help with the hiteck but have never used it...I PC mine and always shoot around 12 BHN and don't have this problem,...
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    11-17-2017, 02:13 PM
    We have either...too much time on our hands or we are slowly loosing our minds . . . :bigsmyl2: But in my case . . . prolly a bit of both!
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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