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    Yesterday, 11:04 AM
    The DVDs are on the way to retread. 8-)
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    08-17-2018, 06:35 PM
    DaveTNC replied to a thread My First Cast Bullets in Cast Boolits
    Thanks to tward and Czech_too, I've already got the bigger dipper taken care of. (Thanks again, guys :-D) Now that I know to get and keep my mold temperature up, and to stop looking at them as they drop out of the mold, I'm eager to try it...
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    08-17-2018, 01:52 PM
    DaveTNC replied to a thread My First Cast Bullets in Cast Boolits
    Thanks! I didn't realize I never added my location. I'll take care of that now. Dave
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  • DaveTNC's Avatar
    08-17-2018, 01:48 PM
    You might try tumble lubing in Lee Liquid Alox (https://leeprecision.com/1-bottle-lee-liq-alox.html) and see how that goes. Some people say it's sticky and gums up your seating die, others say that if you use a very, very thin coat it helps...
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    08-16-2018, 11:40 PM
    I'm just getting started in this myself, so I don't have a lot to offer. I've only cast one little "test batch" so far and the main thing I have learned is that the mold needs to be plenty hot to get decent boolits out of it. Preheat your mold and...
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    08-15-2018, 09:35 PM
    DaveTNC replied to a thread My First Cast Bullets in Cast Boolits
    I can't wait to shoot these. It's just a matter of finding a little time to lube 'em and load 'em and head to the range. I can already fell that hook getting set. :smile: Thanks! I am having fun with this! Yeah, I think I'll get a feel...
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    08-14-2018, 09:37 AM
    DaveTNC replied to a thread My First Cast Bullets in Cast Boolits
    It seems from all the comments that one of the key things is getting the mold hot enough. I'll have to watch that better next time. I didn't flux this pot. The range lead ingots that I got from Czech_too looked really clean. There was just about...
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    08-13-2018, 01:46 PM
    DaveTNC replied to a thread My First Cast Bullets in Cast Boolits
    Yeah, this was my first attempt after studying it to death for the last few weeks, but once I got things going and started to get into a little bit of a rhythm and I settled down, it became sort of enjoyable knowing I was actually making bullets...
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    08-13-2018, 08:26 AM
    DaveTNC replied to a thread My First Cast Bullets in Cast Boolits
    That seems to be the biggest thing I neglected to do. I read about in the instructions when I got the molds, but forgot about it when I actually started trying to use them and just rested the mold on the pot like I had seen so many others do in...
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    08-12-2018, 10:52 PM
    DaveTNC replied to a thread My First Cast Bullets in Cast Boolits
    Thanks for all the replies... Thanks, I know they're not perfect, but I figured they were good enough to plink with, which is what most of my shooting is. The Lee ladle was a big disappointment. I didn't expect much for $6, but I had...
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    08-12-2018, 05:59 PM
    DaveTNC replied to a thread My First Cast Bullets in Cast Boolits
    Thanks, Tazman. I'll try dipping the mold next time. I remember reading that in the instructions, but I see so many people just lay the molds on the pot that I tried that first. As slow as I am right now, I don't think I'll have a problem with...
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    08-12-2018, 05:43 PM
    Well, I finally cast my first ones today. (I posted a thread in the Cast Boolits forum titled "My First Cast Bullets" but don't know how to link to it.) I've watched the DVDs that 2011redrider sent to me and are ready to send them on to the next...
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    08-12-2018, 05:22 PM
    After years of lurking here and on other sites and reading about casting and watching videos about casting I finally decided to try it. I picked up a small Lee Melter, Lee Ladle, and a couple of 2-cavity Lee molds from Titan Reloading, and some...
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    08-11-2018, 11:18 PM
    Thats a good point, true of a lot of things. I’ve got enough stuff together to start casting and will probably try it for the first time tomorrow, but since the DVDs arrived yesterday I’ll watch them first. I might pick up something that will help....
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    08-11-2018, 06:12 PM
    1911sw45 is a straight shooter. Just received some dies from him - good price, good communications, fast shipping. Thanks Adam!
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    08-08-2018, 07:04 PM
    I'm interested in "2. Lee Pacesetter 3-Die .223rem $20.00 + Shipping Price Drop $18.00 + Shipping Reduced $16.00 + Shipping". There appears to be two versions of the Pacesetter 3-Die sets. Is this the one with the powder through expanding die or...
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    08-08-2018, 05:41 PM
    The Captain is definitely a Straight Shooter! I just received my first box of range lead from her today and it looks great. Good communications, fast shipping, and a great person to deal with. And the packaging was the best I've ever seen. ...
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    08-06-2018, 11:17 AM
    Czech_too is a straight shooter! And a great guy. He shipped the range lead to me quickly, and knowing I was a new caster he even sent some tips for using it and offered to answer any questions about it. Thanks Brian!
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    08-04-2018, 10:10 PM
    Thanks. Basic is OK, since I’m just starting out and haven’t cast my first bullet yet. I’m trying to gather all the info I can. Dave
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    08-03-2018, 10:43 PM
    I’m just getting everything together to start casting and would like to view these. If anybody has watched them and wants to pass them on, I would send them to someone else after watching them. If you have a set you’re willing to send me, please...
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    08-01-2018, 01:11 AM
    Hi, Iím Dave, from North Carolina, and Iíve been lurking on here for several years, signed up a couple of years ago when I started reloading, and have been spending hours and hours gaining knowledge from this site. Decided it was finally time to...
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    07-28-2018, 03:20 PM
    PM sent - I'll take a box of the range lead.
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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