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  • Mike W1's Avatar
    07-16-2018, 06:22 PM
    Mike W1 replied to a thread Changing Recipes in Casting Equipment
    I'm not any sort of authority on this but were it me I'd heat things up, wear appropriate protection, and pour the contents in ingot molds of some sort. If you don't have molds a tip I think I saw on here was empty pop can bottoms would make nice...
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    07-16-2018, 05:46 PM
    It's your turn to educate me now! Just what in heck is the weir? Hadn't ever heard that term around casting circles before.
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    07-14-2018, 08:28 PM
    "I have a 20 pound Lyman lead pot that I have upgraded to a home built electronic temperature controller. This works so well it is scary. +/- 5 degrees F is very east to maintain. The probe is calibrated via the software so that the top of the melt...
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    07-14-2018, 09:14 AM
    This is what I have in my file 13/16" ID 1-1/16" OD 1/8" Body Diameter
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    07-04-2018, 01:30 PM
    Have a 12x14 shed where I cast and berms at 25, 100 & 200 yards where I can shoot. Nothing fancy for casting but set up for my needs. Huge exhaust fan will let me make ingots inside if I choose though I normally do that outside.
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    06-21-2018, 10:25 PM
    AT (automatic) usually lets the hi/lows cycle 3 times then shuts off. Doing it more than that won't hurt but unlikely to help either. Turn it on when the temperature gets within about 20 of the SV. That's really all you normally have to do as...
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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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