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  • barrabruce's Avatar
    06-24-2019, 11:04 PM
    I will try the flame on the base of the pin as well. Anything that beats bashing the mould or plucking its teeth out with pliers is well worth it.
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    06-24-2019, 10:23 AM
    I like the wax with bits of legs and poop and honey smell to it. I just melt it with water and scrape off the bottom. I believe it still has some bee glue and other goodies in it. Local wax is the best because it won’t melt in your summer heat. ...
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    06-24-2019, 07:49 AM
    Thnx everyone. I’ll try polishing my pins. I used plate lube on the pin ...but used graphite the first time. I have no temp control so I ‘ll try the Smokey plate lube indication. Maybe if a bit of lead mix gets crumbly or melts on a steel...
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    06-23-2019, 02:53 AM
    Well had another go at this mold. Give it a good preheat they said. Nope still cranky with the big pin. Penta point no worries. Put it on the open flame of the gas ring to heat the pins up. More struggling but seemed better but still in a bad...
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    06-14-2019, 12:00 AM
    And my 0.325" groove barrel was gunna shoot them 0.316" jacketed bullets real good too. If you waited till you could see the white of their eyes through their beer google glasses Ď; then aiming was not needed and the solid butt would have been...
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    06-13-2019, 08:38 PM
    I did a chamber cast in mine. Saved me a lot of guessing to what’s actually what. I use heeled bullet. But I also breach seat paper patched bullets as well. I found the std documented case length in mine well short. The barrel dimensions thou...
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    06-13-2019, 04:46 AM
    You can put them in a can of water and bring it to the boil. The lube should melt off and float on the top. When cool scrape off the lube and drain. This what I have done when I dropped a couple of hundred in the dirt. Hope it helps
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    06-12-2019, 04:17 PM
    My original ideal 308241 150 gn rn shoots well. The lee 150 -170 grns work well. Saco 315 clone shoots well in mine as well as most things. Mines not a lever action thou. Even 310 cadet heeled bullet sized down shoots good. I have had not...
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    06-08-2019, 08:03 PM
    Should be no worries. I prefer soft paper like writing paper and not rag paper so it fragments easier. Wrap the paper so it wants to peels off on exit. I wrap so no lead touches the bore and with a flat rolled base with a small dot of lead...
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    06-08-2019, 06:57 PM
    Load data is. Well used 30-30 brass. Cleaned every year or two. Outside wiped with ed’s Red on cloth to clean off any goop. Only ever slightly neck sized in lee whack’em die honed out to just size most brass to 0.310". Open to 0.312" with...
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    06-08-2019, 02:34 AM
    Well had a bit of trouble casting these but the mould may have been just hot enough for a start. Had one big pin in and the penta point in the other. They came off pretty easy but my spruce cutting/ twisting /Turning over upside down etc was a bit...
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    06-07-2019, 04:19 AM
    Apart from looking like his is cutting up a string of balls out of a single ball mould with a spruce cutter.(I can’t really see) It’s obvious he is using wheel weights. Where did he get his lead? By digging it out of dead inguns ‘n cowboys or...
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    06-06-2019, 02:01 AM
    +1 on the graphite. Started off doing that reloading 35 years ago. Iím still using the same 35mm film canister and lead shot in it. Althou originally it had some foam with a hole in it. Put the cap on and shake once every few years to mix in the...
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    05-31-2019, 06:04 AM
    Got mine today.. Thnx for running this one again. I missed out last time. See if I can make something into red mist. :smile:
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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