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    The best sizing dies available anywhere in the world are made by Lathesmith, A member here on this forum. The short dies are what I use in the magma Sizemaster.
    Also used by commercial manufacturers.
    Contact him for pricing.
    Hooroo.
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    The results of our seminar.
    As one member put it. Hi Tek stole the stage on this event

    https://www.northeastshooters.com/xe...thread.358267/

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    [QUOTE=Michael J. Spangler;4478213]The results of our seminar.
    As one member put it. Hi Tek stole the stage on this event


    Well done Michael,
    May be you should do more such seminars, that will also empower hobbyists with being confident with casting their own.
    Hi-Tek
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael J. Spangler View Post
    The results of our seminar.
    As one member put it. Hi Tek stole the stage on this event


    Well done Michael,
    May be you should do more such seminars, that will also empower hobbyists with being confident with casting their own.
    H-Tek
    Thanks Joe

    Thats the whole reason for this. Some guys just don't have the confidence. Casting like reloading can be pretty intimidating when you read about it. We all know it's not rocket surgery.
    As we went through the day and guys worked their way to the furnaces to cast, I would watch over their shoulders and once they poured their first mould full I would say "there you go, now you're officially a bullet caster" It's that simple.
    The best part is guys walking away with confidence and with bullets ready to shoot. Everyone walked away with samples of bullet lube from white label lubes and a 100 ML container of mixed up hi-tek 1035 gold to start coating on their own.
    I think we have a bunch of converts today.

    Thank you again Joe for the support and the great product. It really instils confidence in new casters to make the jump knowing they won't have issues with leading

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    At first i was unsure with how it would work for me too, as i already had my process that worked for me. After this thread and a few chats with Joe, i was all set to give it a go.

    I started off with a coating i got off an industrial coating joint. I was unsure how THAT would work as first, i finally got the courage to give it a go then got my application sorted out and never looked back, well, until i needed to buy more at an outrageous cost.

    Changing to a different method has taken some doing, but it works and works well, i just need to up the scale as putting them in a plastic bottle and shaking the poop out of it does wear my arms out a bit with doing large batches, there is no real consistency with me doing it this way vs others that tumble them to coat, easy and repeatable results.

    So far the results are really good, i haven't been able to test it in an open gun yet, as after 3 years, i still don't have a replacement barrel for it to give it a really good test with my allow mixture to see how it holds up to the extra speed.

    I am and have always been a huge supporter of coated lead.

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    Another use

    Hey Joe (Mr HiTek) How about this ? Another use for Hi tek coating. This knife is hand forged from 5160 steel which will rust very easily. This Hi-Tek coating has stopped the rusting issue. Only time and actual usage will tell. Did it with my heat gun.
    As you can tell it is Old Gold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazza View Post
    i haven't been able to test it in an open gun yet, as after 3 years, i still don't have a replacement barrel for it to give it a really good test with my allow mixture to see how it holds up to the extra speed.
    Tazza. What sort of barrel you after? Trubor?
    Hooroo.
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    It's a victor precision gun, he used a sheumann hybricomp. He can't get them anymore, but easily bought in the usa, the dood that makes them has no export license.

    I got tied up in the aussie copper projectile thingo. I paid him to get me one.... 2 years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldBearHair View Post
    Hey Joe (Mr HiTek) How about this ? Another use for Hi tek coating. This knife is hand forged from 5160 steel which will rust very easily. This Hi-Tek coating has stopped the rusting issue. Only time and actual usage will tell. Did it with my heat gun.
    As you can tell it is Old Gold.


    Hello OldBearHair,
    That is a good test also. You would have had to heat the blade and coating very hot to set coating.
    Before I was making coatings for cast, I was making a coating that would be used by industry. Some of these, required to have quite extensive and some nasty anti-corrosive additives, that guaranteed salt spray test results against corrosion.
    It is a cut throat market where competitors constantly tried to out do each other for limited sales.
    I did make some heat bonded coatings, that were used by mines for underground work, where all assembly components not only were protected against rusting, but coatings had to be electrically conductive to eliminate static build up that could cause a spark and a possible explosion.
    Again, this was a very competitive area, and all products had to meet/ & pass many tests, which cost a bomb, and for very low returns.
    Essentially, if you coat steel, and with coatings that prevent Water and Oxygen contact to Steel, it should certainly reduce rusting.
    None of the Hi-Tek coatings now contain these anti corrosive agents. They are simply not needed.

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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