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    Today, 01:24 AM
    I have an automated Master Caster that was put together from info on this site. Go the starting program from Hatch. Cast 2000 200 grain SWC for the 45 ACP. Tomorrow will cast the 230 grain round noise for the 45 ACP. Purchase the complete unit...
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    Yesterday, 12:27 AM
    Load a 45-70 with 12-14 grains of Trail Boss. Shot in a H&R Handi Rifle. Have shot 50 rounds at one setting at the rifle range. Trail Boss is very good for light loads. My wife shoots her 38 Special Revolver loaded with a 125 grain cast powder...
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    04-15-2018, 08:39 PM
    Have shot thousands of powder coated cast bullets that also have a home made gas check installed, never have had any lead or powder coat residue. With proper curing he powder coat will leave no residue in the gun. With the 45-70 have shot 50 rounds...
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    04-15-2018, 01:18 PM
    bstone5 replied to a thread 45-70 need some advice in Leverguns
    Load 45-70 with Trail Boss and shoot out of a light Handi-Rifle without too much kick. I use 14 grains of Trail Boss and can shoot 50 rounds at one time.
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    04-13-2018, 10:28 PM
    bstone5 replied to a thread Welder ? in Our Town
    Do a lot of welding on thin material. Weld to fix broken aluminum parts. For me a good TIG machine with variable frequency AC for aluminum was required. Ended up with a Miller Dynasty 300. Have had several welding machines over the years but the...
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    04-11-2018, 11:59 PM
    ESPC works well if there a large number of cast bullets to coat. I have a PLC controlled Master Caster and with the automated casting machine several thousand of the same bullet can be made in a reasonable amount of time. I cast over a weekend and...
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    04-11-2018, 01:30 AM
    Have loaded a 117 grain cast bullet for M1 Carbine. The cast bullets are powder coated and a home made gas check was installed. Purchased 500 cases from Star Line and have shot over 1000 of the cast, powder coated bullets in a WW II carbine. My10...
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    04-11-2018, 01:20 AM
    Use SolidWorks for 3-D models. Have made a lot of sheet metal parts and plastic parts using SolidWorks. Have used the program for many years as an engineer, now retired still use it a lot at the house and have my own copies of SolidWorks and...
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    04-11-2018, 01:14 AM
    bstone5 replied to a thread Reloading the .32 ACP in Cast Boolits
    Load 32 ACP on a Lee 4 hole press. For a powder measure made a dipper out of a 22 RF case that was filed down for correct weight of powder. A piece of copper wire was attached to the 22 case as a handle. No bid problems in the reloading of the 32...
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    03-31-2018, 01:12 PM
    Saw a Winchester M1 Carbine at a LGS and the price was $1999.00, the gun was a old WW II model. Gave my sons my carbines a few years back. Have shot a lot of cast bullets in the carbines over the years.
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    03-31-2018, 01:09 PM
    Another user of W-231 or HP-38 they are the same powder.
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    03-29-2018, 05:07 PM
    If you take Pay Pal I will purchase the sight pusher.
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    03-29-2018, 05:01 PM
    Have shot thousands of cast bullets with gas checks in a 357 SIG barrel. Some people say the gas check will be stripped off the bullet with a 357 SIG. I have not found this to be correct in my shooting of the 357 SIG. The cast bullets are...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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