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    Quote Originally Posted by PAT303 View Post
    Is this colour available in the powder?, I'm thinking of trying it and a different colour at the same time.
    Hi Pat303

    This colour is powdered as others, and if all goes well, should be in the US in two or three weeks.
    Initially, it will be available in limited quantity.
    It is best to keep in contact with Donnie at Hi-Performance Bullet Coating to secure your supply as some product becomes available.

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    Joe, I'm in Perth with a growing band of military rifle casters, is it for the US market only or can I get it here?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAT303 View Post
    Joe, I'm in Perth with a growing band of military rifle casters, is it for the US market only or can I get it here?.
    Hi Pat303
    Early days with the Blues. From successful tests so far, on a couple, with at least 3 more to be tested, if all goes well, I will be sending a small quantity to the US to see if results can be reproduced there. Locally there is a commercial caster who already requested exclusivity of the lighter shade of Blue. AS yet, I have not even supplied them samples, as I am waiting on small amounts of materials to make small batch. I am hoping arrival mid to late next week, and thereafter I start playing.
    If all works out, and there is adequate volume interest, I will have to commit a lot of dollars up front to get materials.
    It is a risk for me to lay out large dollars and have materials sit around for years. It is just not viable if that happens. There is a saying "hasten slowly".

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    No problems mate, I might just buy some black and add it to my Texas Tea and make it black, I've been shooting TT for a while and want a change.

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    Another praise of the coating. Some of my customers made it their goal to make my boolits with 2 layers of coating to fail! The good news is that they have given up So far the 125 TC boilits holds up nice at 2000 fts in 9mm, with no leading in the barrel or comp.

    A stady diet of this is clearly not recommended for the gun, but after xray-ing the barrel, the Tanfoglio open gun, and his bull barrel suffered no damage

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    What? 125 grain boolit @ 2000 fps in 9mm Tangwang? How?

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    Apparently a crazy load with vv 350

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    Both a doppler radar and a chrono showed the same result so it was not a misreading

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    The Chrono would have been reading the Tanwog destroying itself... no way 2000fps of of one of those wog chariots. Not in 9mm.
    Maybe in a 38 Super with a 90gn bullet and a gutfull of AP-70
    Hooroo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dansedgli View Post
    I'm gearing up to do my next loading session.

    170kgs of lead collected from my range last week and my master caster should be automated by the weekend.



    What size household ovens are you Australian guys using? I want to get a bigger one but can I power it with a 10 or 15 amp plug or will it not be powerful enough?
    Hi , I also use a normal wall oven on a stand, I took the grill element out and retro fitted it into the bottom . So it has 2 elements now, one top one bottom. Fan in the back and 5 thick clay bricks in the bottom to act as heat capacitors.
    Mine is wired to 3 phase, but only because its close to the oven, 15A would have been fine.
    Also rigged with a PID for temp stability.
    Mike.
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    Thanks Mike.

    Moving stuff around and fitting an oven to the shed will be my next project I think.

    I broke a piece of my master caster last week, the little post that opens the sprue. It might have already been broken, Im not sure. The part was $40 so I think it's time to buy a welder so I can fix it.

    Anyway I ordered another part last Wednesday night around 10pm and it arrived yesterday, Monday, the Queen's birthday public holiday. How's that for service. Had something else sent by Aus Post on the same day. Still haven't got it.

    I ordered a new 145 grain round nose mold so gave that a run last night. My compressor only turns on every hour. The automation seems to work well.

    Is the HiTek blue dedicated to a current bullet maker or do we have a new guy coming soon?

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    I had mine break years ago too, i welded it back on, no issues since.

    Magma don't mess about with postage, i got my paws on moulds within 5 working days, they shipped Monday USA time, i had them in my hands Friday our time, they are awesome.

    I was wondering that too, we need to step up our game

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    Quote Originally Posted by dansedgli View Post
    Is the HiTek blue dedicated to a current bullet maker or do we have a new guy coming soon?
    I have a funny feeling HRBC might want it to rekindle their Bluehawk line of bullets...

    Dan....Mate... No welder????? Jesus H. Christ on the dunny....I'd be lost without the Mig, TIG and Plasma cutter...
    Hooroo.
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    I had one but sold it years ago when I stopped playing with cars and started shooting.

    I think I paid rent on the mig gas bottle for 3 years and used 1/4 of it. :S

    I hear you can buy the bottle now though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausglock View Post
    I have a funny feeling HRBC might want it to rekindle their Bluehawk line of bullets...

    Dan....Mate... No welder????? Jesus H. Christ on the dunny....I'd be lost without the Mig, TIG and Plasma cutter...
    I totally agree, i can't live without my toys.

    Dassedgli - you are spot on, the rent is the killer, i don't use my welder enough to warrant hiring bottles.

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    Yep. Bunnings has Coregas $300 first pay $200 deposit and $100 for first gas. Then $99 swapover when empty.
    You get the $200 deposit back when you have finished with them.
    Hooroo.
    Regards, Trevor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausglock View Post
    Yep. Bunnings has Coregas $300 first pay $200 deposit and $100 for first gas. Then $99 swapover when empty.
    You get the $200 deposit back when you have finished with them.
    The only concern i have with an "owned" bottle is they can change the rules or possibly go broke. Back in the day, you could buy CIG bottles, but then it became BOC and you couldn't get them filled anymore without a rental account. I was lucky enough to have owned bottled for a while, but once you needed an account to fill 'em, i was boned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazza View Post
    The only concern i have with an "owned" bottle is they can change the rules or possibly go broke. Back in the day, you could buy CIG bottles, but then it became BOC and you couldn't get them filled anymore without a rental account. I was lucky enough to have owned bottled for a while, but once you needed an account to fill 'em, i was boned
    TAZZA
    I heard, and I hope it is not correct, that Argon as used in inert gas welding is running out. There are several countries that are hoarding many hundreds of tonnes, (if not thousands of Tonnes) as they are trying to safeguard their industries.
    It is similar with Helium and other inert gasses. If this is true, many businesses who produce gasses for welding and other industrial applications will be going out of such business of supply. Apparently, recovery of these gasses is almost not possible or not practical, due the very low concentrations contained in the atmosphere.
    Making theses gasses may be only option if possible.
    If gasses cannot be made and or supplied, what happens to all welding shops, engineering, supplies, and other industries who have no alternative that need shielding gas?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HI-TEK View Post
    TAZZA
    I heard, and I hope it is not correct, that Argon as used in inert gas welding is running out. There are several countries that are hoarding many hundreds of tonnes, (if not thousands of Tonnes) as they are trying to safeguard their industries.
    It is similar with Helium and other inert gasses. If this is true, many businesses who produce gasses for welding and other industrial applications will be going out of such business of supply. Apparently, recovery of these gasses is almost not possible or not practical, due the very low concentrations contained in the atmosphere.
    Making theses gasses may be only option if possible.
    If gasses cannot be made and or supplied, what happens to all welding shops, engineering, supplies, and other industries who have no alternative that need shielding gas?.
    I sure hope not too, the googles says that it's "fairly abundant" in the atmosphere at almost 1% that figure seems really low, but they say that Helium is in the parts per million, so it's not at all feasible to get helium from the air and it's getting harder to find. I know it's formed from atomic decay, can they not get it from nuclear power plants?

    Making gasses surely has to be even more costly? Thankfully with most welding, there are alternatives, MIG welding steel i was pretty sure started out using CO2, i have tried it and it does work, but messy, argon gives a prettier weld.

    Medical gear needs liquid Helium for cooling, so we really do need it.

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    Well I finally got to try out the new to me Candy Apple Red that Joe sent me, I got first coat on today before I went to range and will finish with two coats tomorrow. I was wondering how much I could dilute the mix with Acetone so I did some at half strength as in twice the acetone and it passed the tests so fare, will see how it goes tomorrow with final coats. I just love this Hi-Tek. Regards Stephen

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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