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    04-25-2017, 08:17 AM
    sutherpride59 replied to a thread Boolit Skid? in Cast Boolits
    I slugged the bore on all my pistols and did a pound cast of all my rifles when I first started casting. All 3 of my 45's are .452. My beretta is .4522 from what the mic says.
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    04-20-2017, 08:36 AM
    sutherpride59 replied to a thread Age Softening in Cast Boolits
    With water dropping your alloy should be plenty hard. FROM WHAT IVE READ not experience these don't age soften much unless you use ALOT of tin, I have some that were cast with way too much Sn last year and they only dropped by about .5 BHN(I tested...
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    04-20-2017, 12:31 AM
    sutherpride59 replied to a thread Boolit Skid? in Cast Boolits
    Well my water quench SWCs came out at 218 grains at 15BHN, went and shot them today with a "step ladder" load(going from starting load to near max) and I got some nice clean groups. I switched to W231 just to see if Clays wasn't pushing hard enough...
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    04-18-2017, 12:33 PM
    sutherpride59 replied to a thread Boolit Skid? in Cast Boolits
    I water quenched some 50/50 last night. So we will see what the bhn comes out to in a couple of days. I did some comparisons with the boolits that were spot on and the ones that weren't and what I found was the know good load used a 207grn swc at...
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    04-17-2017, 03:34 PM
    I'm one of the younger fellows here on this forum and I think what a lot of people forget is that most of us are in a place where we either A. don't have a range in close proximity or B. can't afford to go shoot every week because the range charges...
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    04-17-2017, 02:34 PM
    sutherpride59 replied to a thread Boolit Skid? in Cast Boolits
    Lol no trust me it's not the crimp my crimp is just enough to take the bell out of the cases. It is a very light crimp indeed and the boolits take almost no effort to seat so I doubt they are being swaged down by the seating operation. I think the...
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    04-16-2017, 03:58 PM
    sutherpride59 replied to a thread W231 in Cast Boolits
    I'm using Felix lube right now and it seems to be working like a champ.
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    04-16-2017, 12:38 PM
    sutherpride59 replied to a thread Boolit Skid? in Cast Boolits
    I did start with a clean barrel...... like a month ago lol. The first time I cleaned it was halfway through shooting I ran a patch with oil and a pinch of bronze wool down the barrel to clean out any possible whatever could cause these terrible...
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    04-16-2017, 12:33 PM
    sutherpride59 replied to a thread Boolit Skid? in Cast Boolits
    I'm not condemning anything, heck if nothing else I'm starting to lean towards the fact that I needed to let my boolits age harden for a couple of weeks before I went off wasting them putting them down range. I just bought a Lee master press so I...
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    04-16-2017, 10:33 AM
    sutherpride59 replied to a thread Boolit Skid? in Cast Boolits
    RobS you may have a point I cast these and reloaded them the same day and shot them maybe 5 days later. I should mention that I am using a very light crimp for all these and have ZERO leading. If it was a boolit fit issue I feel like I would have...
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    04-16-2017, 01:01 AM
    So I just got back from the range shooting my beretta .45 px4 and it was not a good day. I loaded some 225grn flat round nose and 217 grn swc over 3.8grn of Hogdon clays. The alloy was 50WW/50PB + 2%Sn by weight all air cooled. They were sized to...
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    04-14-2017, 09:42 PM
    I'm a little lost, what gave you the better accuracy? Powder coating? Increasing your powder amount? Or using H4198 or IMR4198?
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    04-14-2017, 09:37 PM
    sutherpride59 replied to a thread W231 in Cast Boolits
    Same here but the problem I ran into was after a few shots the lube built up so badly in the chamber the gun wouldn't go into battery. I aim for accuracy over speed and ease of cleaning as well but it's darn difficult to be accurate when you have to...
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    04-13-2017, 02:59 PM
    sutherpride59 replied to a thread W231 in Cast Boolits
    I forgot to update this thread, W231 was not the dirty bird gumming up my barrel. I made some Felix lube and the problem is no more. I haven't cleaned my beretta in about 1,000 rounds, have no leading and better yet no crud fowling up the chamber...
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    04-11-2017, 06:21 AM
    I use the top of an old egg carton filled with water for pistol boolits, for rifle I water quench after I heat them in the oven at a controlled temp in a abucket.
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    04-04-2017, 12:29 AM
    You are correct my PID is defective but only in the sense that it doesn't give a true temp reading. I'm sure there is some way to program it to read correctly but it does read consistently and that's all I need i used a buddies FLIR gun he brought...
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    04-02-2017, 02:59 PM
    Also if you go the PID route I think I spent $40 total on eBay and my weight variance has gone way down since. Search PID and you should find the build thread if you're interested or you can PM me and I'll point you in the right direction.
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    04-02-2017, 12:12 PM
    I would suggest you use the same method I have adopted with my PID. My PID is way off and says room temp is 200ish degrees. But when using my hollow point molds I set the temp to 1200 and have great results. Is this actually 1200 degrees? Heck no...
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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