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  • LakeviewBulldog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:22 AM
    Alright, update time. I don't have internet access at home so I'm sorry I haven't been able to respond to all your suggestions. I remelted and refluxed all 150# of lead that I had . The black spots seemed to have gone away for the most part. I'm...
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  • LakeviewBulldog's Avatar
    01-12-2018, 06:40 PM
    So are we thinking resmelting the ingots and fluxing the fire out of them with saw dust? I've used some pretty dirty lead before and it always came out clean after 3x sawdust flux and hit it with paraffin wax. This lead wasn't noticeably dirtier...
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    01-12-2018, 05:43 PM
    I tried again last night. Same issues after wax fluxing. I turned up the heat up to 800 and cast as fast as I could. They got better but not where I'm used to. I think the problem is that I've tapped my supply of WW lead. I mixed the last 7 or 8...
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    01-11-2018, 04:04 PM
    I have used sawdust in the furnace hoping that it may help to clean out any contamination that may have been in the pot. I also used sawdust when I would cast from a dutch oven and a bottom pour ladle I had no bullets that looked like this. Now...
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  • LakeviewBulldog's Avatar
    01-11-2018, 03:10 PM
    All dirty lead processing was done in a dutch over over a turkey fryer that is used only for processing dirty lead. Only what I considered "clean" lead ingots went into the furnace. I tried running it at all different temperatures from 700 - 850...
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    01-11-2018, 02:10 PM
    I thought about zinc. I tested each wheel weight with a side cutter before it went into the melt. Also my melt in the pot has a mirror sheen on top, no "oatmeal" and I seem to be getting sharp corners and good fill out in most of the mold. Just...
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  • LakeviewBulldog's Avatar
    01-11-2018, 01:08 PM
    In an effort to step up my casting game I recently upgraded from a cast iron dutch over and a turkey fryer with a bottom pour ladle to a brand new Lyman Mag 25 Digital bottom pour pot. I've had a lot of success with that method. I thought surely...
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  • LakeviewBulldog's Avatar
    12-27-2017, 11:16 AM
    Try taking a look at NOE's HTC molds. I got one for my 45 ACP and that is the nicest casting mold I have.
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Northern transplant now Rolling with the Tide in Alabama. Started casting this year and have become very popular among friends for free boolets. Funny how that happens.
Tuscaloosa, AL
Pistol shooting, reloading, casting, camping.
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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