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    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    emt1581 replied to a thread 00 Buckshot Mold in Cast Boolits
    I ordered the mold. What is pressure casting? I usually quench in a bucket of water. Thanks!
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    06-23-2018, 03:49 PM
    emt1581 replied to a thread 00 Buckshot Mold in Cast Boolits
    Good to know. Thanks for sharing!
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    06-22-2018, 09:08 PM
    emt1581 replied to a thread 00 Buckshot Mold in Cast Boolits
    If anyone knows of a discount or free shipping code for Titan please let me know. No way I'm paying $15 for the shipping of a Lee mold. Thanks
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    06-22-2018, 08:49 PM
    emt1581 replied to a thread 00 Buckshot Mold in Cast Boolits
    That's an idea. And definitely for $25 I can buy whatever and not really care. Thanks.
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    06-22-2018, 06:36 PM
    emt1581 replied to a thread 00 Buckshot Mold in Cast Boolits
    Does Titan offer a discount code or free shipping? Thanks
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    06-22-2018, 05:43 PM
    emt1581 replied to a thread 00 Buckshot Mold in Cast Boolits
    2 cavity? What caliber? Might be fun to load up 3-4 larger round balls in some shells. Seems like it'd take a while to make some compared to the 18 cavity. I like experimenting with 12ga. loads. My favorite is a buck and ball combo...
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    06-22-2018, 04:40 PM
    emt1581 started a thread 00 Buckshot Mold in Cast Boolits
    I need to order a 00 Buckshot mold. I've tried using the Sharpshooter mold twice. Bought one in 09 and then again in 13. BOTH times the mold locked up and then snapped/broke. Both times I got my money back. This time I'm looking at a Lee 18...
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    06-19-2018, 02:25 PM
    Wanted to return to this and ask why no one suggested swaging? Is this not possible when shooting .308win? Otherwise, at least from the vids I've seen on .223, this looks like it would let me have ****ed (really?...or darned) near manufacturer...
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    06-16-2018, 09:09 PM
    Ok, so definitely bucket quench then. What's up with the tips not having paint? Is that just how the paint attached? I guess as long as the base is coated that's all that contacts. Thanks
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    06-15-2018, 04:49 PM
    Wait...so from the toaster oven to ice water?? I'd think that would only harden the paint at that point, not the lead itself. So it sounds like maybe get a 165gr mold, a bag of gas checks, a pound of IMR 4895 and get started. Right? You...
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    06-14-2018, 02:14 PM
    Oh ok. I appreciate the clarification. Personally, I'm pretty happy with powder coating. I know it's not the same as jacketing but it does the job well enough, at least for pistols. I have yet to load/shoot any of my .223 PC bullets. ...
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    06-14-2018, 11:38 AM
    I usually add a few inches of solder to the lead when I'm making ingots in my little cast iron pot. But I'm not sure what #2 heat treated means or what specific amounts of solder/quenching/etc. to do to achieve the #2 heat treatment. As for...
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    06-14-2018, 11:28 AM
    Good to know some do use Lee. However, I read somewhere that out of a 16" barrel the 180gr would be a waste and not to go above 150gr (or was it 160gr??). Like I said, I'm not opposed to buying the more expensive molds but Lee molds cost next to...
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    06-14-2018, 09:57 AM
    I appreciate that. $137+shipping is steep compared to $30 for a Lee, but I'd like to have good results so the money isn't a deal breaker in the least. And I see there are some options there without gas checks which is great because I do powder...
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    06-14-2018, 07:33 AM
    Something to think about with the gas. Any other thoughts on casting for an AR-10? In my reading I'm starting to get the feeling that no one casts for AR's in general. It seems to be far more prevalent for pistols and bolt actions than it is...
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    06-12-2018, 09:48 PM
    I have two .308's, as stated in the title, a DPMS Oracle and a Rem. 700P. I should probably just sell the 700P as I have pretty much no use for it and only ever shot it a few times to sight it in. But right now I need to buy a mold and powder so I...
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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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