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  • Drew P's Avatar
    03-25-2020, 12:04 PM
    Huh interesting. I may be having that problem with my new 22cal mold. The small 61gr holes fill super fast, maybe too fast.
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    03-24-2020, 12:54 PM
    Anyone want some free ones? Lol. Hitek eliminated PC and all the associated work involved for me. Skip the silicone and switch to hitek. Sorry if that’s OT but I went down this path and it was a dead end
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    03-22-2020, 12:27 PM
    Thereís a re run on group buy for the MP135 FP mold that I have, itís brilliant and the only one I use anymore. Comes in 8 cav to really rain
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    03-18-2020, 12:22 AM
    I use my thumbler for coating hitek. I have a dedicated 1 gal plastic jar that fits inside the hex drum. It’s like a mini concrete mixer.
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    03-17-2020, 08:50 PM
    Wondering what speeds and harnesses people are using for their hitek coated 223ís Just got a 61gr ďElvisĒ mold havenít tried it out yet.
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    03-17-2020, 02:32 PM
    How would bullets get through mulch and into the bin below?
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    03-13-2020, 11:41 PM
    Drew P replied to a thread bonanza co-ax in Reloading Equipment
    Let’s not forget there’s a new ripoff er, offering in this field since last year. I’m keen to try the quick jaw shell holder deal but I don’t like the snap in die concept, would rather have hornady bushings, but mostly don’t like idea of the long...
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    03-10-2020, 01:04 AM
    Drew P replied to a thread PID Unit in Casting Equipment
    There’s a cheap complete unit on eBay now too. Might be worth a look. I think 30$
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    03-10-2020, 12:38 AM
    I think he wants to avoid them even knowing that he’s a “gun nut” more than just having to explain why he’s melting lead. He thinks he’s fooled them this long so why start down that path. I get it, not everyone is comfortable with people knowing...
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    03-09-2020, 12:52 AM
    The idea of swaging is that it’s better because it doesn’t remove metal, just reforms it. However, reaming and chamfering also works great and it removes metal that you don’t need or want anyway. As for chambering, try the brass before you have...
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    03-09-2020, 12:26 AM
    Drew P replied to a thread Large pistol primers in Cast Boolits
    Some donít run as well in my progressive as others, so thatís a consideration, but for me itís usually price that wins and S&B has delivered the most savings
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    03-09-2020, 12:15 AM
    Drew P replied to a thread No lube grooves in Cast Boolits
    I’ve read that it can, but I haven’t tried it. Specifically the lee alox
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    03-09-2020, 12:07 AM
    Tell them you make “fishing weights”. Nobody will ever suspect a thing, since most fishermen don’t come back with fish anyway.
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    03-05-2020, 10:51 PM
    You added a few more steps to seem dramatic there too. It’s a 1/4” hole, and a nut. No “reassembling” the pot or “routing” the leads lol. See, you really are making it more complicated.
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    03-05-2020, 10:49 PM
    Have you used a pid before? They approach set point gradually and slow down before hitting the set temp, so lag in the sensor will only delay pot temp by however many degrees that’s worth which in my opinion, having used it for years, is about 2į...
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    03-05-2020, 10:47 PM
    Ya, because it’s a one and done solution and won’t have any (in my opinion) fussing around later on like your method. But if you feel like I’m being too assertive it’s only because I’ve tried several methods and I’m pretty sure this is by far the...
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    03-05-2020, 01:06 AM
    Just do it, itís an upgrade you wonít regret. Night and day, forever change, never look back kind of feeling.
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    03-05-2020, 01:00 AM
    how quick do you need your temp to read? It takes 20 minutes to even get the pot to temp so, Iím confused why you would have any concern about a two second lag? Also as said, Iíve been testing this for years so itís moved past theory and is proven...
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    03-05-2020, 12:56 AM
    I don’t think there is any lag whatsoever due to the metal contact with the acorn nut with liquid lead. If there is a lag, it’s irrelevant to the process as it’s goin to be a second, or two? As far as pastes I know there’s heat conducting paste...
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    03-05-2020, 12:53 AM
    Nope, no washer needed on the two that Iíve done so far
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    03-04-2020, 01:25 AM
    Drew P replied to a thread seating die in Reloading Equipment
    Sliding type seater right? How are they compared to the hornady of similar design?
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    03-04-2020, 01:15 AM
    People often make this way more complicated than it can be. Combine these two items with a 1/4” hole in the center bottom of the pot and enjoy stable, reliable, durable readings. Any other method I’ve seen was a compromise to what I’ve seen on my...
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    03-03-2020, 12:43 AM
    Throw a couple “kill shot” ingots in it to start the cooling process faster. And put a fan on the whole pot, then maybe you wouldn’t need the cool down step which does seem like a silly design
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    03-03-2020, 12:39 AM
    My TC was a threaded end 1/4-20 so I drilled the pot bottom 1/4” and bolted it in with a stainless acorn nut. Sealed and protected works perfect.
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    03-03-2020, 12:32 AM
    I would contend that it would still have the benefit of being a barrier to touching toxic lead when out shooting. That’s a bonus I enjoy with my coated cartridges.
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    03-01-2020, 12:19 AM
    So wait, I think I got your description backward. I also tilt the mold down, handles up. To me this would be “away” rather that “toward” but okay, but then you say you start the pour at the nearest cav and work down, away from you. I’m same...
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    02-28-2020, 10:39 PM
    I don’t think it’s necessarily hard but it is a consideration that non gas guns don’t have to think about. It means that you need the right powder and quantity that will still be providing gas pressure after the bullet has passed the gas port, and...
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    02-27-2020, 02:30 PM
    A wad would be a projectile on some level though. As for why, I guess just winter boredom.
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    02-27-2020, 03:05 AM
    Huh I go the opposite too, pour towards myself with mold tilted slightly away from me downward.
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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