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  • Beau Cassidy's Avatar
    07-17-2018, 01:02 PM
    I haven't even looked to see if that is a steel bushing or not. I just unloaded them and put them in storage. It is steel or rubber beret. I think they may be rubber. They were counterweights off of a huge breaker at a hydroelectric dam. I have more...
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  • Beau Cassidy's Avatar
    07-16-2018, 10:51 PM
    Thanks, LAH. Those bullets were cast, coated, and sized in about 6 hrs. or less. I don't use the 10-cavity mold very much but for some reason I don't have a .38 SWC Thompson bullet in a smaller mold. Now a 358429-style bullet I got ya covered. I...
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    07-16-2018, 01:59 PM
    Now you are getting there!
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    07-16-2018, 01:55 PM
    It's a great .38 bullet. These are on their way to a friend in Mississippi. The post office lady doesn't like me right now but she did make sure the box was taped up well. Michael those sure are some shiny, well filled-out bullets.
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  • Beau Cassidy's Avatar
    07-15-2018, 10:10 PM
    Over the past month or 2 I have been working on some 357 sig ammo with my powder coated bullets. I seated primers on over 6,000 cases. This is about half of what I loaded this weekend. So far I am probably about half done with this run of ammo. ...
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    07-15-2018, 10:06 PM
    It was rainy outside when I got up this morning so I put the Magma under the porch beside a fan and broke out the H&G .38 SWC mold. 2 1/2 hrs later I had this 55 lb pile of bullets. Should be about 2,500. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    07-08-2018, 10:35 PM
    I see I got my $25 stove for powder coating, my 40 lb Magma, and a bucket or 2 of ingots in the picture. A fella has to have his priorities!
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  • Beau Cassidy's Avatar
    07-08-2018, 10:20 PM
    Yesterday morning I coated those HP bullets and about 1,000 I made from an Arsenal .45 mold. I traded these bullets nd a few more for the lead ingots in another thread. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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  • Beau Cassidy's Avatar
    07-08-2018, 10:18 PM
    A few weeks ago I fired up a new waage pot and ladle case these NOE. 45 HP bullets. The individual bullets are scraped up because they hit the ground. They went into the reject pile Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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  • Beau Cassidy's Avatar
    07-08-2018, 10:13 PM
    I had 6 of these ingots given to me today... well they cost me a few .45 bullets... more of these ingots are on the way. Supposedly are the counterweight on the breaker in the powerhouse below a hydroelectric dam. That must be one huge breaker! ...
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    07-08-2018, 10:02 PM
    And about the big max presses... the one with the bent handle is my pride and joy. It belonged to Fred Huntington of RCBS. I haven't mounted the other 2 I have (and no- they aren't for sale) i had a 550 on the left side of the bench but, well, my...
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    07-08-2018, 09:49 PM
    The top weighed 150 lbs. As best I could weigh the base it was also 150 lbs. I didn't weigh the shelves but estimate about 75- maybe 80 lbs When I finished I thought the bare pine base looked plain so I took some thin cedar I had and basically...
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    07-08-2018, 09:42 PM
    Now for the bench... I have been planning it for years. I took 25 pine 2 by 4s and milled them all flat. I drilled 5 spaced holes thru each 2 by 4. They were all glued and clamped together in 2 halves. I then ran those 15 inch halves and ran them...
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    07-08-2018, 09:36 PM
    Finished unboxing everything today. It looks pretty good, I think. All of my dies, molds, and die parts are in a 40 inch rolling toolbox Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    07-08-2018, 09:34 PM
    3 coats of rubbed on Watco poly over 3 days standing with 220 in between coats. My 5 year old thinks it is a rack for her shoes. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    07-08-2018, 09:32 PM
    First coat of finish. Danish oil rubbed in. Boy oh boy did it bring out the color! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    07-08-2018, 09:31 PM
    Dont laugh at the joints. I have done very few of these dado cuts. For this bench they will have to suffice. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    07-08-2018, 09:29 PM
    This is basically everything fit together. It's amazing how it fit differently laying down compared to sitting up. I put a walnut strip along the back wall (birch plywood) for strength using nails. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    07-08-2018, 09:26 PM
    I was very nervous making the dado cuts One was actually off just as little. My 5 year old was my constant companion and here is checking the width of a piece of walnut. There was a lot of assembly/disassembly which was a headache because I was...
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    07-08-2018, 09:23 PM
    2 1/2 years ago a logger friend gave me some walnut, cherry, and poplar logs. I had them cut and let them dry for a few years. My goal was a walnut carcass with cherry shelves. Recently I started making the shelves/hutch for my bench. I had to mill...
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  • Beau Cassidy's Avatar
    06-29-2018, 07:59 PM
    I haven't fired up the 10-cavity H&G .38 SWC in a while but may be willing to help a fella in my area. I have a request in for the MiHec slick sided version of the RCBS which will make most everything else I cast with nearly obsolete. It is a...
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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