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    03-24-2019, 04:51 PM
    Hossfly replied to a thread Help Needed in Cast Boolits
    I got old hot plate and built a cover out of an old coffee can, works wonders heating aluminum molds. Put old saw blade to disperse heat.
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    03-24-2019, 04:38 PM
    Wow, wouldn’t want any part of that 577. But prolly could handle the 50 Barrett.
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    03-22-2019, 11:48 PM
    Hossfly replied to a thread Not Happy Today in Cast Boolits
    That will certainly help. The more info you can give the better we can help.
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    03-22-2019, 11:20 PM
    Hossfly replied to a thread Not Happy Today in Cast Boolits
    Looks like your mold is not up to temperature, get it hot, I use a hot plate and up to around 400’. Then start pouring fast and let sprue puddle on top, several cycles, when up to temp drop boolits on dry cotton towel or you can drop into water...
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    03-21-2019, 08:33 PM
    Hossfly replied to a thread I am addicted..... in Our Town
    I’m not a hoarder, I’m a historian, I do have a mold that I don’t have a rifle for (yet) and 3 old Jeeps in the shop somewhere, but I will, one day get around to them also. Love guns and have since I was 3-4 yo. Not addicted just trying to preserve...
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    03-20-2019, 11:52 AM
    Larry it looks like the drilled flash holes will be fine Even if you get them mixed in with issued ones by mistake. Looks like it even will reduce SD with pressure dropping some see no danger making these mouse loads at all, and may even improvement...
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    03-19-2019, 10:07 AM
    As far as cost go, to help with cure, an extra 5-10 mins. With an oven or toaster, at .08 cents per KW hour, if toaster is 1000 watts, and you run it 10 more mins. Will cost less than a few penneys, after you turn off toaster leave them in for cool...
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    03-19-2019, 09:07 AM
    I’ve never double coated any on purpose. I think it would be just for looks, as it’s going to double the thickness and for me would make it harder to size. If the boolit needs to be bigger for better fit in barrel,it would be beneficial.
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    03-19-2019, 08:50 AM
    I’ve had Dr. test for heavy metals my last 2 years, health check ups. Results have been normal, but have not been to indoor range in several years, always shoot outside range. Never wear respirator when melting or casting, but have plenty of...
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    03-16-2019, 06:34 PM
    That’s prolly the cleanest it will ever be.
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    03-16-2019, 01:45 PM
    Good idea, will do that.
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    03-16-2019, 01:20 PM
    Hossfly replied to a thread tinsel fairy doesnt care in Our Town
    I was visiting old friend whom use to pour his own and seen evidence of lead on carport ceiling. I asked about it and he said some WW got wet and he dropped them in the pot of melt. Ask about meeting the tinsel fairy, he never heard that term, but...
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    03-16-2019, 01:08 PM
    I’m going to do that with a boolit, either drill one or pour one around the bead of a k type therm-o-couple. What works best? Pouring or drilling?
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    03-16-2019, 12:53 PM
    Went back and recalculated 28” X 76” X1” real measurement size with ribs under neith and came up with 602 for top alone. Add presses and bottom load would be about another 100# then load bottom with ply wood shelf and 1000# WW and SOWW were over...
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    03-16-2019, 10:36 AM
    The top also has ribs under neith to support top from flexing, and all around the edge, all made of this 1” thick steal. I estimated the weight by what my front end loader will lift, about 700#, it was a load to get from big shop to barn reload...
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    03-16-2019, 10:20 AM
    I wouldn’t have anything smaller than 44 mag. For bear, or any carnivores that are capable of having me for a meal.
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    03-16-2019, 10:12 AM
    That’s why I like my Thompson Contender 14” 44 magnum, but you do have to hold it tight preferably with both hands, it has a kick but no gap.
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    03-16-2019, 09:19 AM
    Hossfly replied to a thread Gatling Gun live fire ! in Our Town
    Yes that would be fun to see, and even more fun to shoot, wish it were closer. I would like to go.
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    03-16-2019, 09:11 AM
    Seems like I read this a couple years ago,don’t recall seeing for sale though. Any one have any that have been tested, here?
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    03-15-2019, 10:59 PM
    I try to seperate the zinc ones out first also steel and all plastic. Then start with good pool in bottom of 50# Freon tank over fish fryer, with propane fire. Keep low and slow anything floating gets skimmed, fluxed with pine chips, at least 2...
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    03-15-2019, 10:41 PM
    I use Hodgdon the most, but have used a pulled powder that was 40+ years old and worked very well with what I was doing.
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    03-15-2019, 10:34 PM
    Got the 650 mounted on heavy table tonight, was quite a chore, with the 1” plate top and base was 1” also. Used drill press for base and had to hand drill table top and line up 3 - 5/16” holes through 2” thick steel. Only broke 1 bit though, had to...
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    03-15-2019, 02:38 PM
    400’ for 20 mins is what I do, any short cut, your on your own with testing. That’s after you see powder flowing or shining in the oven then you time it for 20 mins.
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    03-15-2019, 09:33 AM
    I simplify things by recording data on my phone at the range, then transfer interesting data to log book when I get back home. Can take pics of targets and mail them to my self for future ref. Works for me. Also ladder test recorded on I pad or...
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    03-15-2019, 09:10 AM
    BIL gave that table to me back in the late 70’s, said it was a machine table from Barksdale AFB. And if I could load it I could have it. Was a struggle but me and a come-a-long got her did. The whole top is like an anvil. Got it cleaned up and...
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We ride walking horses, hunt,shoot,reload,and now cast boolits to shoot more,eat lots of deer.also were Christians Bible thumping kind.
Gardening,shooting,hunting,riding horses,raising Orchids hobby greenhousesX2.
Retired industrial Boiler and A\C Technician


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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