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    I know some use welding gloves and open the sprue with their hands. They seem to like it, but i haven't ever tried it.

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    Cool Cast Boolit Tips

    Putting a large (Rimmed) cookie sheet under your bottom drop
    lead pot to contain any possable spills. (Think I read it here some place)

    Jack...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capn Jack View Post
    Putting a large (Rimmed) cookie sheet under your bottom drop
    lead pot to contain any possable spills. (Think I read it here some place)

    Jack...
    That works great for shotshell reloading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick2010 View Post
    get a good board or mallet to hit sprue tops or you just go through to many.....haven't found a good one yet.
    I bought a hickory sledge hammer handle and cut off the first part, intending to use the rest as I needed it. I drilled a hole in the end and poured in lead.

    After I started to beat up the end, I started wrapping the end in masking tape. This puts a cushion on the end and is easy on the molds. Periodically, I make a few more wraps of tape.

    I like it better than anything I have used yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noylj View Post
    I know some use welding gloves and open the sprue with their hands. They seem to like it, but i haven't ever tried it.
    Welding gloves are always great to have around the house. Very versatile.

    Just remember that they are not totally heat proof - so don't hold on to very hot items for long as the heat will get though (and very suddenly) .

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    I had trouble with my welding gloves because they were so stiff and the large cuffs got in my way.
    Next I tried Oven Gloves. They blocked the heat, but I was afraid any liquid lead would go right through the weave. Now I wear a large pair of cotton garden gloves over the Oven Gloves and that solves the problem. Any spills solidify on the cotton and the Oven Glove blocks the heat.

    Jack...

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    try to keep your loading / casting area clean and well organized
    it makes it easier to find what it is your looking for

    keep a good record of your loads....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I learned that if you shoot differently than someone else they may not understand it.

    "2 I learned that many people consider low smoke and not getting their guns dirty as more important than how accurate a given powder is."

    This is correct but you may have not learned why it is important. Try firing 8 rounds in 2 seconds while looking and shooting into a morning sun and watch your targets disappear in the smoke. Try shooting 300 rounds in one day without being able to clean a match grade autoloader shooting cast boolits and wax lube. A gun can get really dirty, affecting function and accuracy. I have no need for 2" or better 50 yard groups when shooting at .25 second splits or better, mostly at 15 yards or less. Probably mostly at 5 to 10 yards, sometimes closer. The closer they get the faster the shots come out. I need to be able to see the target. It's the lighting that makes the difference. The same loads 2 hours later in the day aren't a problem because the sun is more overhead.

    When playing the IPSC game or other speed shooting events you learn quickly that the standards are different than for slow long distance shooting or hunting. I do both and have vastly different requirements of ammunition in my STI Edge in .40 S&W compared to my scoped TC Contender in .44 Mag for which I want better than 2" at 50 yard groups.

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    I've learned that I wish I had found and joined this site sooner! Lots of good info and tips!
    If enough pressure is applied, it'll go

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    l have learned "boolits" and bullets aint the same

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    I learned that Fast is Slow and Slow is Fast when turning out really good boolits.

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    Bullplate treatment and Speedgreen lube. Awesome products! Truly a game changer in casting and loading.
    I shoot so that I can handload.

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    My greatest tip was to read and learn from others on this site. It taught me a lot, much more than any book on the market. The members on this site are great.

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    I've learned that casting with your Lee bottom pour in a cookie sheet pan is a good idea in case it decides to empty its bowels entirely O'lead

    I've also learned that writing down everything I do when reloading in a specific place is a great tool for troubleshooting recreating loads, who knew the pen was also mightier than the brain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerMTB View Post
    1. Slug your barrel. How else will you know the answer to the #1 issue- FIT!
    2. You're unlikely to get lead poisoning unless you don't wash, turn your pot up WAY too hot, and lick all the spent primers you collect.
    3. Collect your wheelweights now. They're unlikely to be around much longer.
    There's a small start.
    Three good ones right there.
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    Two biggest things I learned in 2012 were

    1. to start hoarding lead like a miser, and

    2. how to sort WW with wire cutters

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    Please Don't pour it down the toilet.. I have to work where it goes!! and it will make me sick

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    If I have learned nothing else, it is that it is never to late to learn! This forum makes me realize that every time I open it!
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    If you are push'n the trigger instead of pull'n it, turn the fire arm around right quick.

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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