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    05-26-2020, 11:38 AM
    Mods please close this thread
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    05-24-2020, 09:47 PM
    Ya da top one last time. Then I’ll close the thread due to no interest!
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    05-24-2020, 06:13 PM
    poppy42 replied to a thread Newby Caster in Casting Equipment
    Ok here’s the web address cornellpubs.com They do re-prints of old publications. If you can’t find an original there a good sauce for reprints!
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    05-24-2020, 06:05 PM
    poppy42 replied to a thread Newby Caster in Casting Equipment
    +one on the two already mentioned. If I was you I’d look for the lime in Cast Boolets third edition book also I believe reprints are available from Cornell press. I believe it has a lot more articles related on all things Cast Boolets. Not sure if I...
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    05-23-2020, 11:56 PM
    One more time
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    05-22-2020, 10:13 PM
    I don’t have a 358429 but I have a 358477. It’s not an Elmer Keith design and it’s 150 grains but it’s pretty similar if it helping you’d like some of them shoot me a PM
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    05-22-2020, 10:06 PM
    One time ya da top
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    05-20-2020, 06:18 PM
    Ok I just picked up a .225 Lee sizer die so that’s off the table. I no longer need one. I leave the thread open for a week or so in case someone decide they can use this mold. i hate to see it sitting in the back of my mold collection. It’s a nice...
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    05-19-2020, 11:53 PM
    Hi guys, I just wanted to thank everyone for there responses. So I guess the short answer to my question is yes thereís no reason why I canít gas check my .224 Boolets before I powder coat them. And I know this will be considered sacrilegious by...
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    05-19-2020, 11:32 PM
    I just started casting for my AR. I’m using a Lyman 225415. Sage has 1000 gas checks for $15. I lube size and PC. I’m just getting started so I can’t really post any results yet. I like having the ability to make my own Boolets. Especially in light...
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    05-19-2020, 10:26 PM
    Ah yes I remember it well leading fenders, quarter panels, and any other place on a car that would get a dent! As a certified Rolls Royce technician we weren’t aloud to use any plastic auto body filler, had to use lead. And it was available in other...
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    05-19-2020, 04:56 PM
    I spent 25+ years in central Florida my long time companion was a pretty neat little gun don’t remember who made it( I wound up trading it for a pony) it was called a snake charmer! It was a just legal length, single shot 410! It wasn’t very heavy...
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    05-19-2020, 04:36 PM
    Seems as if you have a problem I certainly donít have sounds like you got more money than you need and if thatís the case I got none so Iíd be more than happy to help you spend it! LOL Heck would you be interested in adopting a 63-year-old guy...
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    05-19-2020, 03:54 PM
    I’ve thought of making a jig The exact diameter of the gas check shank standing the bullets up and covering the gas check shank and using my powder coat spray gun and spraying them. The problems as I see it are the jig would have to be made out of...
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    05-19-2020, 03:30 PM
    I’m a little confused what do you mean by flashing around the base of the boolet and how are you Removing excess powder from around the gas Check shank before baking on a .225 dia boolet?
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    05-19-2020, 12:46 PM
    I’ve got all the time in the world as for money, not so much. Besides I enjoy the challenge!
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    05-19-2020, 12:20 PM
    Thanks but I’m not interested in any Lee 2 cavity molds
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    05-19-2020, 01:10 AM
    Nice setup! Hi
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    05-19-2020, 12:44 AM
    I just started PCing 223 ( for an AR) and as anyone whoís ever put those little tiny gas checks on those little 22 cal Boolets it ainít easy. Especially after the Boolets have been PCed. My question is there any reason why I canít put the gas checks...
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    05-18-2020, 09:36 PM
    Thanks for the offer, I’m not interested in any Lee 2 cavity and 200 grn is little to heavy for me in a 38 special revolver
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    05-18-2020, 06:46 PM
    Ok guys this is what I have. It’s a nice Lyman double cavity.451 round ball mold. It’s just sitting here, taking up space. I really don’t have a use for it. The only thing I’ve used it for is I’ve casted dune pewter round ball to sweeten up the pot....
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    05-17-2020, 12:41 AM
    Not exactly what your looking for but I have a Lyman 2 cavity .451 round ball mold. If you or anyone else has a use for it shoot me a pm.
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    05-17-2020, 12:27 AM
    One word, Beacon! I even put Beacon on my beacon:kidding:
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    05-16-2020, 01:11 AM
    Anyone have any communication ballester molina? I got a pm from him, he spelled gmail wrong, sent him pics of the pages he requested. All I asked was that he acknowledge that he received them and it was what they were looking for. Never heard from...
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    05-13-2020, 08:08 PM
    I can take a picture with my phone and email them to ya. Send me a pm with your email address and any specific information that you think might be relevant.
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    05-09-2020, 04:15 PM
    I’ve had todo that, with soft lead cast Boolets and sizing dies. Or when I don’t have the correct top punch. It works pretty good
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    05-08-2020, 10:21 PM
    Well the first rounds I ever loaded were for my Remington 700 bel heavy barrel Varmint special, chambered in 223. I picked up a used RCBS reloading setup from the LGS that I Bought all my guns from. I knew nothing about reloading i’m at the time I...
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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