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    Good job, Grmps.
    Hooroo.
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    Well done Grmps!! You did real well.
    Don't worry about life, no-one gets out alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazza View Post
    Nice job! pretty well all made from old bits and pieces.

    Jmorris had an automatic tumbling setup like this too, simple yet very effective.

    How many do you dump in at once? I guess the only limitation is the motor power and what you can manage to pick up and move.
    I do 9# (4.1 kg) per batch

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    I’ve been watching this particular thread since late 2015 and greatly appreciate the valuable information and the subsequent developments in the products evolution. Isn’t it about time to segment the thread and lock the older iteration discussions? Perhaps by 2 year segments or catalyst transition timeline.

    Or better yet, you may want to just delete my suggestion. !)

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    And loose all the witty banter????
    No way....
    Hooroo.
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    Got a new Lee .452 TC 45 acp mould in the mail at 5:30 pm. Turned on the pot at 600 pm. Turned on the oven at sevenish. First picture is the first light coat of Hi-Tek Gold. Second picture is the second light coat. Out of the oven at 8:54 pm. Three hours and twenty four minutes and ready to load. I could do more coats to get a pretty bullet, but that is not what I am after. They will work marvelously at 790 fps in my Bersa Thunder 45 or the Hi-Point carbine at a little faster speed. Clean barrels, no smoke, no dies full of lube, no waiting 24 hours for something to almost get dry, etc. and etcetra.
    And I will add that the bullets are round from this mould or that is,, nearly at .453......452. The lead is from a batch of ingots one and two lbs. of unknown mix. I can barely make a finger nail scratch on them. The ingots weighed over 300 lbs. and were in two five gallon plastic buckets. I had to set them in the bucket of his loader at the junk yard.. We took them around front and needed to put them on the scale. A young strong looking man was there and tried to lift a bucket, gave up in disdain. I put the buckets on the scale because it was the needed thing to do. I really didn't want to make the young man look bad, but I guess it did. The guy on the loader did say something about the old man showing him up.. LOL. Then 80 years old.
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    Reverse the picture numbers and it will be right. The smashed bullet is in there as well.

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    Nice job, you sure didn't waste any time getting casting with your new mould.

    You need to show up the "young kids" these days, many years of heavy lifting means i can lift more than i probably should. I'd like to have seen his face being shown up by someone quite a few years his senior

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    Thanks Tazza, Reason I posted this was someone said in another post that it was too much trouble opposed to traditional lubing and I thought to myself really I don't spend much time doing it, so I paid attention to the time it took today. My vote is Hi-Tek over anything else.

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    I guess it could be faster with a lube sizer, but there is no way hi-tek is slow. The main benefit i see is they are not sticky, and there is a barrier between you and lead.

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    i just love this color.everytime i'm loading my old gold hi tek'ed boolits,i'm feeling like a rich businessman LOL!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockfan View Post
    i just love this color.everytime i'm loading my old gold hi tek'ed boolits,i'm feeling like a rich businessman LOL!!
    Glockfan,
    Mad scientists have been trying to convert Lead into Gold for years. Looks like you succeeded…..

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    Hey Glockfan, put several of the Hi-Tek Gold boolits in each pocket and it will make you feel like the rich business man all the more. NOTE; Do not show them off too much or there might be a Paddy Wagon parked out front and two burly men coming at you with a white shirt with very long sleeves. HEh Heh Heh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldBearHair View Post
    Hey Glockfan, put several of the Hi-Tek Gold boolits in each pocket and it will make you feel like the rich business man all the more. NOTE; Do not show them off too much or there might be a Paddy Wagon parked out front and two burly men coming at you with a white shirt with very long sleeves. HEh Heh Heh!
    when i see people's face looking at my ammo, i feel like carrying a million dollars in a suitcase knowing i'm about to get busted by thugs LOL!!

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    Update on new mould. Found the top punch in the die was off centered. Fixed by round ball rotary file and Southbend Lathe. Had the newly coated bullets loaded up 35 each before the fix. Shot for effect at 50 feet. Moved the rear sight on the Bersa Thunder 45 acp semi-auto. Next is how to raise the group. Shot three factory fmj, with the 4595 Hipoint carbine for a reference point. Then the last group with the carbine and 234 grain lead truncated boolit , 6.1 grains CFE powder. FPS up to 1001 in the carbine. Some less for the pistol. Feel much better trying the carbine on the hogs. Weather will soon be under the 90s and that will be the start for pig hunting for me and a guy named Vince.

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    Now for pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockfan View Post
    i just love this color.everytime i'm loading my old gold hi tek'ed boolits,i'm feeling like a rich businessman LOL!!
    You ARE a rich Businessman...
    Hooroo.
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    I'm having a serious blast with gold ammo a well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausglock View Post
    You ARE a rich Businessman...
    seen from the angle that i have a lot of OLD GOLD to use....yep,i'm a rich prospector LOL!!

    ok.i'm very,very happy with the results i'm getting with my hi tek'ed 35-145M accurate mold boolits.

    here's the kind of groupings i'm getting at 20meters with my ZEV TECH G34.not that far ,but it,s the typical distances we shoot in ipsc,so all is good.

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    of course that is a 3 inch bullseye .i do 5 shots groups,so at 20 meters off hands...im not the best shot out there,but my hi tek'ed boolits are on par in the accuracy department as jacketed. forget the 2 flyers,it's shooter's error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockfan View Post
    seen from the angle that i have a lot of OLD GOLD to use....yep,i'm a rich prospector LOL!!

    ok.i'm very,very happy with the results i'm getting with my hi tek'ed 35-145M accurate mold boolits.

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    of course that is a 3 inch bullseye .i do 5 shots groups,so at 20 meters off hands...im not the best shot out there,but my hi tek'ed boolits are on par in the accuracy department as jacketed. forget the 2 flyers,it's shooter's error.

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    Was your target moving at all at the time you placed your shots? Reason I ask, looking at the holes it appears "to me" and I may be wrong, I'm sure others will correct me if I am, it appears the bullets may be canting a tad during flight, if the target wasn't moving, if they are canting that would open your group. Still all in all, not a bad target for distance and free hand, I'd take it! What say the rest of the gang?
    Be careful what you wish for!

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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