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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    Today, 12:40 PM
    I agree with all those that say secure a lead source first. When you think about I and many others don't think anything at all about loading and shooting 1000 rounds of 45 ACP, but consider 1000 standard round nose 230 grain bullets takes about 33...
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    Yesterday, 05:12 PM
    Here is my setup, which has served me well since 2012. Notice the bottom pour design copied from my RCBS Pro-Melt. This will deliver in excess of 200 "Clean"one pound ingots as fast as I can fill the molds.
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    Yesterday, 04:50 PM
    I powder all my bullets and my favorite mold is an H&G #7. But many bullet choices will group under 1-1/2" at 25 yards out of a Ransom rest and these are some. The NOE #358-128, which is a 9mm version of the classic H&G #68; I have two 4 cavity...
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    Yesterday, 04:34 PM
    As long as you realize powder paint, like wall paint, has different bases, so unless you have checked out the powder you may be mixing a polyester with an epoxy or any one of the other powder types. If I really want a specific color I go to...
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    Yesterday, 01:05 PM
    First time I ever used this 'globe' type front sight... this is what it looks like, sorta...the camera is a little too close to the rear peep but it's close. Inside the globe at 10 o'clock there's a 2 inch black spot I generally will use for 5...
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    Yesterday, 11:38 AM
    joe leadslinger replied to a thread I voted! in Our Town
    I voted straight R ticket. Dems are not your friends.
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    Yesterday, 09:51 AM
    I recently started shooting .22lr again, it is very therapeutic...I agree with 'BAW'. My rifles have been basically pushed back in the back of the safe for 40 years ever since the kids grew up and left home. I had forgotten how much fun one can...
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    Yesterday, 04:32 AM
    OS OK replied to a thread XRF Gripe in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Thank you BNE for your valuable service . . . but . . . ¿ Where do we mail the samples?
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    10-16-2020, 07:55 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread Hello pewter! in Lead and Lead Alloys
    AW...don't go softie on us and salvage that thing...it was born to be a boollit!
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    10-15-2020, 10:34 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread XRF Gripe in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I thought it was one pound of whatever lead you had on hand, are you sure Jim?
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    10-15-2020, 07:10 AM
    OS OK replied to a thread XRF Gripe in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I am so very glad to see your doing this again. I understand how you want the samples as per the first & 3'rd post, if there's nothing additional to that I'll prepare several samples I need tested & include 1# of lead per test. ? - Where do we...
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    10-14-2020, 02:15 PM
    This is a short and to the point article that explains a materials tendency to either 'give up' electrons & become positively charged or 'take on' negative electrical charges & become even more negatively charged. This is what is happening inside...
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    10-13-2020, 09:36 PM
    I can't testify to the results of that high of velocity as all my testing this summer has been limited to the .45ACP but I think our lead blending and velocity has a relationship that can be varied by changing speed or blend of Pb & Sn and/or Sb....
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    10-13-2020, 06:44 PM
    Two ways to control expansion...speed adjustment 'up & down' and 'hardness and malleability' of the lead mix. Big mushrooms are like little parachutes in the flesh and they slow things down quickly but they dump lots of FPE at the same time...
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    10-13-2020, 04:37 PM
    Favorite turret... Favorite Single Stage...left side of course, the other is a de-capper only and wore itself out just decapping, sad! Favorite Progressive...right, and Favorite 'UpsideDown cast sizer'...left.
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    10-13-2020, 04:00 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread .22 LR ammo in Our Town
    Just recently I picked up a MKII FVT to play with @ 50 yards. Unfortunately the 10 bricks of ammo I had stashed away for years was all bulk ammo & cheap 'sale priced' bricks and none of it shoots well for trying to make small groups....it's...
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    10-13-2020, 01:46 PM
    For 1,300 fps, I would use COWW's with 5.25% Sn total ... that's about a 16:1 blend but a tad-bit harder. I would air cool them from the mould & air cool from the PC oven if that's your lube process. If this were my project, I'd lube-size them...
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    10-13-2020, 01:13 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread HP mold conversions ? in Cast Boolits
    When it comes to 'conversions to HP' there's only one guy I'd deal with. http://www.hollowpointmold.com/ , erik@hollowpointmold.com The work he has done for me was unique, not your standard conversion. It took a lot of talking about the...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    10-09-2020, 11:51 AM
    It bullet feeder is actually a simple design. The first one I was when I built "Ram Chucker"a reversed a RCBS Rock Chucker press with a 2-1/2" cylinder to operate the press. I posted a video a number of years ago, some may remember back then, but...
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    10-09-2020, 09:28 AM
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  • joe leadslinger's Avatar
    10-08-2020, 08:30 PM
    Sorry about any confusion. Yes you are correct 1 mold $40, 2 $65 3 $90 4 $115 Hope this clears up your question.
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  • joe leadslinger's Avatar
    10-08-2020, 04:45 PM
    I have 4 angle iron ingot molds for sale. These molds cast ingots that weigh 2 1/2lb. depending on alloy and ingots will fit in SFRB. $25.00 per mold Shipped in a MFRB $15.00 and I can fit up to four molds in a box so the more you buy the...
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    10-08-2020, 11:01 AM
    Thanks for that, I appreciate it. When you have nothing to go on, nothing hard fact-wise...all you have are your theories but they certainly are worth exploring just for the giggle factor if nothing else. One mans thoughts often spur others into...
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    10-08-2020, 10:23 AM
    Mr. Gibson...do you have any 'theories' concerning that spike? It's cause....perhaps a secondary ignition of all the powder that's lifted in the chamber and unburned at that point and due to the pressure and temperature, it literally...
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    10-07-2020, 10:09 AM
    "I knew he wouldn't let us cast anything ... WRONG GLOVES!"
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    10-06-2020, 11:10 AM
    Get those moulds pre-heated to at least 300ºƒ & that'll be the end of those 'fissures' you call'em...unless you get some lube in one of the cavities.
    23 replies | 618 view(s)
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    10-06-2020, 05:08 AM
    You can also check your thermocouples with a DVM on the millivolt scale... Reference one of the charts here that match your thermocouple... ...
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    10-05-2020, 08:15 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread Half Ton of Lead? in Cast Boolits
    I only wish it were mine ... I discovered this pic. accidentally and just kept the address...it's such a beautiful thing...only us ole'RabbitHolers can appreciate.
    21 replies | 1420 view(s)
  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    10-05-2020, 11:58 AM
    I agree completely. Just think about how fast you can get out of the way of hundreds of pounds of molten metal if it quickly spills. You don't get over a burn like that. My smelting pot holds over 200 pounds!
    26 replies | 852 view(s)
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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