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    Yesterday, 07:57 PM
    YUP, pretty frustrating. I'm close but no cigar
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    Yesterday, 07:47 PM
    Been playing with the new star and trying to get it set just right...Playing with pressure and temp. Anyway, I'm using Carnauba Blue and get a milky white line in my lube in the groove. Is the lube too cold or too hot? I think knowing that will...
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    Yesterday, 07:33 AM
    I dont suppose you send out samples? Would love to try it
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    09-18-2017, 06:07 PM
    Just bought a Iron from SS the other day. Can't wait to give it a try!
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    09-18-2017, 05:44 PM
    Yes, smelted pot..new ingots, new ingots went into clean clean clean bottom pour...then pics above. Great..A quiz...[smilie=1: Add some beeswax to the top and let it just sit there. Don't stir it in..Thats in the bottom pour that is. I...
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    09-18-2017, 11:50 AM
    That's what I did. No more wood in the bottom pour. And I still got those bullets you see above. I sandblasted my bottom pour and it was clean as a whistle Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    09-18-2017, 11:47 AM
    lablover replied to a thread carnauba blue in Boolit Lube !
    Hey Scott I'll drop you a pm tonight and give you some more details as well as ask about that mold. I have pics of the Bullets in the lead section. Take a peek and let me know what you think Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    09-17-2017, 10:49 PM
    Thank you sir! Will get some tomorrow. I will say I'm happy with my driving bands not being rounder over anymore.......wooohoooo
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    09-17-2017, 10:48 PM
    Funny, when I added wax I did notice the gray go away..Then I threw in sawdust to soak up the wax scum on top...Hmmm....I think I have it backwards. I did notice the more I stared the more the gray showed up too. Awesome,
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    09-17-2017, 10:35 PM
    Here is an example...Extreme in what I'm getting on some of my boolits
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    09-17-2017, 10:26 PM
    Count on it..I still have to get all that plastic coating off those big ole 70 pound blocks..Ughhhh. I may just throw it in the smelt pot and let it melt off. :???: I also need a ladle to try some right from the smelt pot into the mold...just to...
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    09-17-2017, 10:11 PM
    lablover replied to a thread carnauba blue in Boolit Lube !
    My first Dog was a German Shepherd. Loved that dog. I'm loading 200 gr Noe with 4.0 of BE as well. The Noe throws a bit heavy at 215 ish. Might have to check on that Accurate 190G. I have a Lyman I bought here on SS thats a 200 gr BB boolit...
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    09-17-2017, 08:40 PM
    Did another round and scraped with the flat spoon. I use the round one to skim off the top. I took those new ingots and stuck some right in my freshly sand blasted bottom pour and started casting...Much better for sure. Still have some inclusions...
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    09-17-2017, 06:48 PM
    SO just try wax and mix it in, then skim the wax off the top..Roger. I do know that stuff shows up in my Boolits and it makes me crazy. Does it affect the bullets or accuracy?
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    09-17-2017, 06:35 PM
    Casting some boolits last night and had lots of inclusions. Decided to take the batch I was gonna pour and re-smelt it to clean it up more. After in the smelting pot at around 680-700 deg I fluxed with sawdust and beeswax..Got some crud out and...
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    09-17-2017, 07:46 AM
    lablover replied to a thread carnauba blue in Boolit Lube !
    I know of him but only getting started..Have not shot yet..Next year is start time. Load testing etc right now. Trying to find a good boolit I like. Also need to send the RO to someone for a rib etc.
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    09-16-2017, 09:01 PM
    That's what I'm getting, Carbon Inclusions! I'll be damn. Can I ask how they get in there? Is it from the sawdust? When using beeswax or lube, do you drop a tiny bit in and then mix it in? Or, just let it melt on top and leave it be? This is...
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    09-16-2017, 06:38 PM
    Bwahahahahahahaaaaa...Opppsss
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    09-16-2017, 06:32 PM
    Drained the pot after I was done and there is lots of stuff that glows red.I'm thinking some of the sawdust I used had plywood or particle board in it. Gonna sandblast the inside of my pot this weekend and start over. I hate when I see little bits...
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    09-16-2017, 05:24 PM
    lablover replied to a thread carnauba blue in Boolit Lube !
    I think the CR 160 may be what I'm looking for
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    09-16-2017, 02:24 PM
    lablover replied to a thread carnauba blue in Boolit Lube !
    I'm casting for Bullseye as well and using the blue. I'm wondering how BAC compares to the blue. I'd like something just a tad stiffer. And the no leading is awesome! I need to read up more on the BAC. Thats the lars stuff right?
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    09-16-2017, 02:21 PM
    I need to try again I have no way to measure the temp of my star. Where do you measure the heat? I used a IR heat measuring gun and its lot cooler at the top then the bottom. I may not be letting it warm up long enough either. Thanks for the info
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    09-16-2017, 02:17 PM
    Dumped a bunch of culled lubed bullets in my bottom pour I was using to set up my star...I mean lots of them. Lots of smoke and lots of lube. Started to cast some more boolits and had the cleanest lead I have ever had..And the Lee 4-20 never...
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    09-15-2017, 11:38 AM
    Is that his user name? I may go that route. I barley have time to think let alone have another project to build Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    09-14-2017, 07:59 PM
    I'll Take it..New Lyman DC 452630. First one 200 gr swc. Pm to follow Wooohooo. guess I got my first Iron Mold. :drinks:
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    09-14-2017, 05:51 PM
    Hey run, do you advocate turning the heat on, then turning it off? I wish I had a PID or something to see how warm it's getting. My problem is I'm trying to find the perfect temp and pressure and I'm chasing my tail so to say. I'd be interested...
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    09-14-2017, 10:10 AM
    Last night I shut off the heat and called it a night. Went back out an hour later and tried without heat. I think I found the answer that was also mentioned here. Heat it up. Shut it down. Then lube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    09-13-2017, 05:34 PM
    Yea, with a little heat and after sizing a few boolits I get the last one out and look inside the die. I can see a tiny tiny bit of lube coming out of the holes..And I mean tiny. I bet if I sit and lubed up a few hundred at speed the dots would go...
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    09-13-2017, 04:19 PM
    Just got home and tried NO heat and 90 PSI...No go at all. I guess it's cooler than I thought in my shop/garage. The lube plunger would not even return to the start position. So that tells me I need heat with Carnauba Blue... Another question,...
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    09-13-2017, 03:41 PM
    LOL, checked twice.
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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