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Thread: Top 10 Cast Boolits tips

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    Boolit Master pietro's Avatar
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    Mar 2008
    New England

    Instead of ordering a package of the Lewis Lead Remover brass patches from Brownells at $3.99 per 10, you can order some brass pipe screens from a smoking supply shop for $7.84 per 100 with free shipping. (1" diameter)

    They can be ordered in multiple sizes and the only difference is the hole in the middle.

    How hard can it be to make a hole ? ............

    Hope this helps some of you cast boolit shooters.

    Experience is a wonderful thing - It lets you recognize a mistake, when you make it again.

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    Boolit Buddy Big Mak's Avatar
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    Feb 2017
    Lake Tapps, WA
    What is a good mold protectant to apply once I store my molds for a while? I'm about done casting for this year's batch of bullets (thanks to miserable weather! Nothing to do but cast and make boolits!)

  3. #123
    Boolit Master
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    Aug 2007
    SouthWest US
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    Boolit Master
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    Mar 2005
    Phenix City, Alabama
    If i have trouble with my molds and cleaning and smoking doesn't help I'll give them a healthy shot of Remoil.After a few more casts the wrinkles disappear.

    Yes, I know that this is a tad late, but I was in the hospital for most of last year....
    μολὼν λαβέ

    Did I ever mention that I hate to trim brass?

  5. #125
    Boolit Master
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    May 2015
    easternshore of va.
    All the above + start casting now don't wait 30-40 years . O yea the real Cast Boolit handbook is the archives !

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    Boolit Bub smilin jack's Avatar
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    Jul 2014
    Western Oregon
    Started casting 197X and still going.
    Finding Pb at tire shops is no more.
    Range lead is OK but slow.
    Medical lead (radiation storage devises) are about 30 lbs.
    Ship yards often have sailboat lead keels for sale. 1000 pounds. Use tarp to catch the lead chips from the chainsaw.
    Save dropped Brigit lead free solder scraps to sweeten the smelting pot. It's mostly silver and works on werewolfs.
    Learned there is more time to cast, shoot and read about it after retirement.
    Learned that picking up range brass really does add up. Started 60 years ago and now have shelves of coffee cans filled and sorted with many calibers. Trade off the ones we don't need. Molds for each caliber loaded.
    Really like the new style locator pins on Lee molds, and use Never-seez to lube the sprue cutter and kitchen matches to smoke the cavities.
    smilin jack

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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