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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausglock View Post
    Dan. attach another spring from the base bolt of the Alloy bar that has the pivot point, up to the arm the lifter pushes against. I have this on my feeder. works fine. See Vid
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co6h-iTHjP0

    Pause the vid. you can see the extra spring...
    Nice get up ya got there.

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    Had some Tru Blu mixed, so I decided to use it up on a bunch of uncoated that I had. Did about 20 kilos (45 pounds for us yanks) but forgot about last batch for a good 30 minutes or so. Well, it’s a pretty green, not distasteful at all.

    Normal results on left and 35 minute bake on right.
    Last edited by RydForLyf; 03-08-2020 at 10:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausglock View Post
    Dan. attach another spring from the base bolt of the Alloy bar that has the pivot point, up to the arm the lifter pushes against. I have this on my feeder. works fine. See Vid
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co6h-iTHjP0

    Pause the vid. you can see the extra spring...
    Thanks, ill give it a go.

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    I believe mine is the same as Donny as he sent me a picture of his bullets he baked and another guy I know who bought some. When I hold them in the sun they look like a aqua blue. If I'll try to post a picture on here if I get lucky enouph to get it to work.
    I use a thermocouple and lay it on top of the bullets and time it till the temp reaches 360F then add 4 min.

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    wow.... so much over thinking on the TRUBLU.
    I treat them the same as all the other colours I bake.
    coat
    dry
    warm
    preheat oven.
    set temp 195.
    add 2 trays to oven
    turn trays 90deg at 1/2 time
    take out after full time.
    bullets are blu.
    Simples...
    Hooroo.
    Regards, Trevor.
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    Dan.
    Closer look at the spring.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0H6vR2nNtQ
    Hooroo.
    Regards, Trevor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausglock View Post
    Dan.
    Closer look at the spring.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0H6vR2nNtQ
    Thanks, I really need to get my **** together and build something like that.

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    Rydforlyft mine look exactly the same as on the left.

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    I screwed a long screw into my bench behind the Magma transfer bar and now my bunnings spring is the right size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dansedgli View Post
    I screwed a long screw into my bench behind the Magma transfer bar and now my bunnings spring is the right size.
    Good practical solution. Now you can use locally made, ex stock spring.
    Did you have a look at the Melbourne spring makers stock list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HI-TEK View Post
    Good practical solution. Now you can use locally made, ex stock spring.
    Did you have a look at the Melbourne spring makers stock list?
    Nope. Maybe if this option doesnt hold up but I think it will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyN View Post
    Rydforlyft mine look exactly the same as on the left.
    Yeah, so do MOST of mine. I went off into the reloading room and got busy making up some testing loads and TOTALLY forgot the batch was still cooking. I think total cook time was about 35 minutes. OOPS! No worries, they'll shoot fine and at speed, no one can tell they're a bit off color.

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    None of my guns have complained about what colour they're shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dikman View Post
    None of my guns have complained about what colour they're shooting.
    Red ones are faster.

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    That's good to know, but which ones are more accurate?

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    Question for Joe:

    Does HiTek adhere to Zamak/zinc?

    I'm exploring alternatives to lead alloys for cast boolits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin c View Post
    Question for Joe:

    Does HiTek adhere to Zamak/zinc?

    I'm exploring alternatives to lead alloys for cast boolits.
    There are issues with bonding to zinc, as it oxidizes, it bubbles the hi-tek up

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin c View Post
    Question for Joe:

    Does HiTek adhere to Zamak/zinc?

    I'm exploring alternatives to lead alloys for cast boolits.
    Some time ago Petander posted some details on Lead/Bismuth alloys.
    Petander, also posted test results using Bismuth cast alloy. I cant recall details.
    I remember that HI-TEK had bonded well to the Bismuth alloy, whatever composition was, as Petander posted pictures of recovered coated cast.
    One of the things I am working on is to develop a coating that will bond well to other more reactive alloys. Things like Zinc, Aluminium and Magnesium containing alloys are problematic to coat.

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    Thanks, Tazza and Joe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dikman View Post
    That's good to know, but which ones are more accurate?
    “Control, control, you must learn control!” – Yoda

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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