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Thread: FYI This is how I do a pound cast.

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    FYI This is how I do a pound cast.

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    Goodsteel-Great pics-Thank You-Is the mold pictured one you made up-have never seen one like it ? tia

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    That is an old school Lee single cav mould.

    Nice write up and photos Tim. Got photos of the finished pound cast?

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    Beautiful description and photos.

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    Cool...

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    Tim, this needs to be a sticky.

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    I have only done a couple, they were essentially the same way you did it. I haven't used the gas check trick but will in the future.

    I don't see a better what of seeing what the throat and neck dimensions really are in a rifle without doing a pound cast. It also stay the same size with time, unlike cerrosafe.

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    Veral Smith of LBT molds used to require this of you from your gun to make the mold for your gun. After he was released from prison he went to more of a standard design and dimensions.
    It does give very precise readings as goodsteel said.

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    w0w Tim. Good stuff. Thanks for sharing.
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    very nice, thanks!

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    Very nicely done sir. Many thanks for the work.

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    Thanks Tim, great write up !

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    goodsteel, i like the gas check trick and will also use it in the future

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    anybody thinking of exceeding the rpm lim err umm threshold needs to learn to do this.
    I have had to do some rifles 3-4 times to get the correct measurements.
    don't be afraid to do this, this gives you the exact measurement you need.
    picking or having a mold made to the correct dimensions will pay off in flexability and better accuracy.
    veral asked for this because he was expecting you to use the rifle at/near it's intended velocity's.

    Tim go ahead and nominate this for a sticky, it's gonna be linked to mine anyway.
    it's all an educated guess,,,, till the trigger is pulled.

    this opinion brought to you by mister low-tech solution..

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    The talent blows my mind, Why not a sticky ?
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    WOW!!!! I read your other tread, no pictures, and had to read it 5 time but still didn't quit get it. Like they said pictures are worth a thousand word.

    Thanks Tim.
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    Nice work Tim. I feel pretty educated now on the "pound cast" technique. I really had no idea of it or how to go about it. I have done cerrosafe and thought that was a pretty good way to get the info, but I now see that this is much more accurate and provides a permanent rendering of the chamber/throat/ and bore dimensions. With your instructions and pictures it is an awesome bit of information. I also see it as a sticky for future reference. Thanks.
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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