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  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:09 AM
    I have a Parker Hale gun manufacturered in Birmingham. Are the bullets from the mould designated PH better for this gun?
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  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:10 AM
    So what exactly is the Parker Hale bullet? What makes it different, anything besides the weight? Is it simply the weight the British originally used?
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  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:51 AM
    I looked on Amazon, but could only find kits, that get to be too expensive. Can someone send me a link to where individual one are sold? Thanks
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  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    01-15-2021, 04:01 PM
    Can you buy just a few pin gauges or do you need to buy a whole set? How much di they cost? Can You find used ones?
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  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    01-15-2021, 08:01 AM
    Is the NOE mould the one that measures .576 and 458 grains? Unfortunately, they are sold out.
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  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    01-15-2021, 05:50 AM
    There are three Lyman 575213 moulds listed. What’s the difference and which is best?
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  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    01-15-2021, 05:47 AM
    I have beguiled a RCBS 6.5 mould to get the boolit a little larger. A few layers of aluminum foil in the mould is all you need. It works. You can run the boolit through a sizer to get it back to perfect round if you want.
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  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    01-14-2021, 05:51 PM
    I just bought a Parker-Hale Enfield 1853. I am new to rifled muzzle loaders and appreciate all the help available to get me up to speed with this gun. I am looking at moulds and it seems they are all .575, so there is no decision making there....
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    01-14-2021, 08:55 AM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread Boolit alloy in Cast Boolits
    Pure wheel weights are fine. You can even add some pure lead if you have some on hand and want to stretch your wheel weight alloy.
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  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    01-13-2021, 04:08 PM
    How do these two replica makers compare. What Iím thinking about is a 1853 Enfield. Thanks
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    01-12-2021, 05:44 AM
    It’s good to know that they are that consistent. I didn’t know. That’s why I asked the question. And yes range scrap is not that consistent. At the same club, where lead only handgun rounds are mostly fired, the leas is much harder and varies, than...
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  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    01-11-2021, 06:20 PM
    Iíve never used wheel weights before. I have a good supply of range scrap and scrounge some pure lead here and there. I keep seeing how people are mixing them with a certain amount of pure lead or tin etc. and claiming to have an alloy of certain...
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    01-11-2021, 06:04 PM
    I’d like to have anyone of those rifles in my collection.
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    01-11-2021, 05:55 PM
    It used to be if it looked like lead and felt like lead (heavy) it probably was lead. Today that has changed. fortunately, most imposters float to the top. Zinc is the one thing to look out for. I wouldn’t think they would make battery terminals out...
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    01-11-2021, 04:51 PM
    If affordable, shelters that are full, may find room for a sizable donation.
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    01-11-2021, 04:38 PM
    I’ve heard of people cutting up sailboat keels with chainsaws. Maybe it could work on smaller stuff too.
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  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    01-10-2021, 07:07 PM
    I want one too! What’s ironic is I live in France and they are much more expensive and hard to find here, than the US. Plus I can’t buy one in the US because of the current export regulations, without paying a fortune to a dealer to ship it to me....
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    01-10-2021, 06:59 PM
    This is going to be an interesting thread for me, because I’ve been wondering about casting for my 6mm Rems, that I haven’t shot since I started casting. I’ve casted and PCed 6.5, so I guess 6mm won’t be much different, unfortunately Lee doesn’t...
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    01-10-2021, 06:48 PM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread Score! in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Good score. No way you can loose on that deal, but don’t forget, a bucket of wheel weights can be like a box of chocolates.
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  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    01-10-2021, 06:42 PM
    I’m not qualified to answer your question about shrinkage, but I know of a few guys on here who most probably can. Just wait and they will surly respond when they see your post. The second part about no lube grooves, yes you can cast boolits...
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  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    01-10-2021, 04:09 PM
    So it really has to run a long time after you stop casting? Two hours? Probably the amount of lead left makes a difference. When you are done, how do you turn off the heating element? Turn down the temperature setting? Does the fan ever turn off on...
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  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    01-10-2021, 02:22 PM
    I just looked at the Lyman mag 25 on their website. It says it can be used with Lee molds. Have they modified it? According to some youtube videos, it has to be modified to use Lee and NOE molds.
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  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    01-10-2021, 01:56 PM
    I just realized now that the RCBS Pro Melt did not have the built in temperature control like the Pro Melt 2. That’s why a PID was needed for it.
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  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    01-10-2021, 01:49 PM
    Now I understand better. The PM1 didn’t have the built in PID. One of the reasons I am thinking of up grading is to get PID controlled temperatures. Plus if I continue with my Lee 4-20, I should probably overhaul it. It seems to drip more and need...
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  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    01-10-2021, 01:32 PM
    I have been using a Lee 20# bottom pour pot. I’m thinking about getting a RCBS Pro Melt. One of the reasons is to have temperature control. Is the temperature control not good enough and I still need a PID?
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  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    01-10-2021, 11:54 AM
    Did you use a PID with the RCBS pot? How did it make it better? More sensitive?
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  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    01-10-2021, 11:50 AM
    In reality, unless convinced otherwise, probably in the price range of the RCBS and Lyman pots. How do they compare. Is there a third brand in the similar price range?
    24 replies | 546 view(s)
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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
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