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    10-16-2018, 04:20 PM
    Bugger...
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    10-16-2018, 04:41 AM
    Dan. He wouldn't get me a Delta Point pro. Said the customs were cracking down.
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    10-15-2018, 04:29 PM
    ACP was a pox on the shooting community. Why not get Vic to fit a Pulver barrel with one of his new VP comps he is now making?
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 05:53 AM
    Hello OldBearHair, That is a good test also. You would have had to heat the blade and coating very hot to set coating. Before I was making coatings for cast, I was making a coating that would be used by industry. Some of these, required to have...
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    10-15-2018, 01:33 AM
    Tazza. What sort of barrel you after? Trubor?
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    10-14-2018, 07:24 PM
    The results of our seminar. As one member put it. Hi Tek stole the stage on this event Well done Michael, May be you should do more such seminars, that will also empower hobbyists with being confident with casting their own. Hi-Tek
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  • Ausglock's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 03:58 AM
    The best sizing dies available anywhere in the world are made by Lathesmith, A member here on this forum. The short dies are what I use in the magma Sizemaster. Also used by commercial manufacturers. Contact him for pricing.
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    10-06-2018, 06:48 PM
    You might find that the Lyman Sizer die will tear off some coating. Mine did. The holes where the lube comes out were the problem. That is why I went to Lee sizer dies. You should see the coating buildup in my hand swirling bucket. Huge!!!! It is...
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    10-06-2018, 03:05 AM
    shanep Aside from possibly shake coating for too long, you may be using too much coating mixture. I say this, as you are having coating flakes that are drying in your coating bucket flaking off, a excess residue remaining, that was not used up...
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    10-06-2018, 12:24 AM
    I think you r swirling for too long. it looks "grainy" Add coating and swirl for like 12 seconds only, then dump them onto the tray to dry.
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  • Ausglock's Avatar
    10-05-2018, 01:53 AM
    Your oven is similar to mine. Do you have an element around the fan at the back? Is there an element at the top? I run both these elements and do 2 trays of 2.5kg each tray in 7 1/2 minutes. Those large brich will interfere with air flow under the...
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    10-04-2018, 04:46 PM
    If you have full coverage in the groove, you are using too much coating.
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    10-04-2018, 08:04 AM
    You need to build a bullet trap that uses an empty Oxy bottle and some steel plate. I have an empty beer gas bottle to make one when I get around to it.
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    10-04-2018, 01:40 AM
    I may be wrong, but I think Mike Sand may be at Prairie Firearms.
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    10-03-2018, 07:51 AM
    The mold maker is Mike Sand. His old man is (was) Ballisti-cast. Mike Was 1/2 of Hardline molds. I have a few of his molds and they are top notch. Hardline fell apart due to internal friction between the partners (from what I gather) The dude...
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    10-03-2018, 07:29 AM
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA..... Best??? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Yeah.... right....
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    10-02-2018, 05:42 AM
    rcslotcar coww's can present problems. Hardness for the speeds you are shooting may be also a problem. I am not sure, but some already shot hard alloys but I think they may have been harder than yours. May be others can advise on these matters. ...
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    10-02-2018, 03:46 AM
    rcslotcar That is a great question. There are many variables. First, what alloy are you using? Second, what velocity are you expecting to achieve? Gas checks are normally used to prevent Gas cutting of Lead especially with hot powders. Coating...
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    10-01-2018, 06:39 PM
    Petander, If your bullets are coming out hotter that oven temperature it may be due to cycling effect of thermostats. Some thermostats are able to cycle plus or minus 50C. They turn on 50 below set temperature and turn off 50 above set...
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    10-01-2018, 07:48 AM
    My converted Wall oven is set at 200Deg C. The bullets (after 71/2 minutes) are 204 Deg C as shot by an IR Therm. The oven has a heating element around the internal fan and the over head element working. 2 trays. one on the bottom shelf and another...
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    10-01-2018, 04:43 AM
    shanep They look much better and closer to correct colour. Finish seems a little granular, that is normally caused by over shake coating for too long. Once you add coating mixture, shake coat quickly and for just long enough to use up coating,...
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    09-30-2018, 11:22 PM
    That's better....
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    09-30-2018, 04:02 AM
    Only change one thing at a time. Keep your current temp, but reduce the bake time by 1 minute and see how it goes. if still a bit brown, reduce it by 30 seconds.
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    09-30-2018, 01:03 AM
    Zombie green can be slightly "difficult". even slight overbake can cause colour shift.
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    09-29-2018, 11:15 PM
    Looks like you only got some resin into the solution mix and not all was dissolved. Put one cast into mixing bottle and use it as a rattle to mix, as used in aerosol cans. Mix it several times during the half hour. The coating advices states,...
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    09-29-2018, 11:09 PM
    How long after mixing did you try and use mixture? I suspect, that the stuff was not mixed in enough. Most make it up, and leave it for half an hour, mixing occasionally, and afterwards then take aliquots to coat.
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    09-29-2018, 11:06 PM
    There are other Golds as well Aztec Gold, Gold 305, Satin Gold, Solar Gold, Glitter Gold, as you say GOLD GOLD GOLD.
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    09-29-2018, 10:53 PM
    Stephen & Michael, Thank you for kind words. It is coming up to the Hi-Tek coating being in the US for 6 years. It really has been well adopted, and was found to actually work. There were a few hiccups, but all sorted. I have looked at a...
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    09-29-2018, 10:46 PM
    In US there must be different label requirements for dangerous goods. I would be very cautious about buying solvents from people who simply do not know, as results can be not so good. Here, all Acetone Labels have Class 3 DG Hazchem IIYE UN...
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  • Ausglock's Avatar
    09-29-2018, 07:41 AM
    Honestly... The Sunny Gold is just as good as the TMG gold. The Gold 1035 and Old Gold also are just as good. If I was buying it, I couldn't justify the extra cost of the TMG...
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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
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