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    The aqua lube is worth every penny and little goes a loooooooong way!

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    5 to 10 Mls of Aqualube to 1 litre of Metho sure goes a long way.
    Hooroo.
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    Just out of curiosity, have any of you Hi Tek coated Swaged lead bullets? Sadly i have been working 7 days a week for the last two months and havnt even had time to try swaging some 30 cal for my 300 Whisper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazza View Post
    Awesome job, i assume it performed well for you? Mine keeps getting lead build up between the mould and the sprue, i have to scrape lead off every 100 or so cycles and give it a drop of oil to keep it at bay. I don't know what the difference is with the commercial machines and how i'm running my MC. The commercial ones would allow the mould to cool off more than what i'm doing, so that may be it? If i let it get too cool, i get a bump as it cuts the sprue, so issues either way.

    I'm part way through coating about 13k rounds, then the fun of sizing begins!
    Only 13,000? Need 7000 more.........lol......

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    I have most of a liter of liquid hi-tek gold which was purchased in 2013. I only used 50 ml and it’s since been stored between 65 and 75 F in the original cans. Any chance it’s still good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sierra1911 View Post
    I have most of a liter of liquid hi-tek gold which was purchased in 2013. I only used 50 ml and itís since been stored between 65 and 75 F in the original cans. Any chance itís still good?
    From back then you are talking about the liquid two part. I have some 1035 Gold that I bought back in 2014 and am still using it. As far as function it is the same. The color seems to be darker. Used it on the last cast I coated. It is my personal favorite for my .308 .223 rifles and I'm getting a little low. Will probably switch to the 1035 Gold powder when I run out. It is supposed to be the same. Mine is kept in my basement where temps can run from 40 F to 85 F. It's not conditioned but humidity controlled. I think Trevor recommends keeping in a refrigerator but I have not had a problem.

    M.A.D.
    I've never swagged any bullets, but from my understanding of the process you leave a burnished or polished surface on the lead like sizing. I have never tried to coat sized bullets because I've been told on the forum that that polished surface and some lubes inhibit the bond of the coating to the lead. You guys correct me if I'm wrong.
    While I work at it, it is by God's grace that it happens. So it is best I ask him what, how and when before I start..

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.A.D View Post
    Only 13,000? Need 7000 more.........lol......
    Starting on the sizing of the 13k today, the collator is playing up a bit, not sure why, it's just being fussy, then i'm on to the task of starting on the extra 7k!

    We'll get there in the end!

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    I have coated sized bullets. But the bullets had 1 coat already on them, then sized, then second coat added. worked fine.
    I do this for flat base bullets that may have a bit of base fin.

    The liquid 1035 should still be OK... a bit darker, but still work fine..
    Hooroo.
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    AHhhh Base fins, the bane of one of my molds, one **** hole always (nearly) gives one once sized.

    If you swage your casts, may I suggest you put them in a square 4 litre container and tumble them for a minute or two dry.
    I tumble ALL my casts raw for a few mins, it knocks off all little flashing's and neatens up the corners.

    The reson I mention this is because it leaves a nice finish that the coating sticks too very well. It would not hurt to try a pound or so to see if it helps you in this reguard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin460 View Post
    AHhhh Base fins, the bane of one of my molds, one **** hole always (nearly) gives one once sized.

    If you swage your casts, may I suggest you put them in a square 4 litre container and tumble them for a minute or two dry.
    I tumble ALL my casts raw for a few mins, it knocks off all little flashing's and neatens up the corners.

    The reson I mention this is because it leaves a nice finish that the coating sticks too very well. I would not hurt to try a pound or so to see if it helps you in this reguard.

    Mike.
    I like this idea, i may need to give it a go.

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    You will be suprised just how nice it makes the casts Taz. If you dont get around to it, I can show you the results in 5 weeks when you front up here for BBQ and B_S session.
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    I need to make my "concrete mixer" for projectiles first, so i may have to see your setup first

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin460 View Post
    5 weeks when you front up here for BBQ and B_S session.
    Where is my invite??????
    Joe would want one too..........
    Hooroo.
    Regards, Trevor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausglock View Post
    Where is my invite??????
    Joe would want one too..........
    It was lost in the mail?

    Invite Joe to bring the hi-tek

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazza View Post
    It was lost in the mail?

    Invite Joe to bring the hi-tek
    Crikey I would have Joe bring the Bundy Rum, or are you going to Hi-Tek the chops and steaks. Regards Stephen

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    I think he lives a bit far away to bring the rum from the distillery.

    Hi-tek covered steak is one way to make it so even I couldn't burn them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausglock View Post
    Where is my invite??????
    Joe would want one too..........
    If you gonna be in the area when we decide to do this, you are more than welcome.
    I got 3 people wanting to learn/know about hand casting. so planning for a day of not only how, but why and the reasons we cast the way we do. Also a full breakdown on Hi-tek . All of this with hands on workshop.
    Your experience be more then welcome.
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    Google says it's 9033 miles from Atlanta. Doesn't look like I'm going to make this session. Bummer, sounds like fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wlkjr View Post
    Google says it's 9033 miles from Atlanta. Doesn't look like I'm going to make this session. Bummer, sounds like fun.
    If you leave now, you may just get here in time

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