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    Hi Folks! I’ve been reloading for 35 yrs but am new to casting and this site. I have a large stock of pure lead in the form of large bars that need to be reduced to smaller ingots so I can start attempting to make a suitable alloy for a 50-70 Sharps I own. I started melting with a heavy gauge stainless sauce pan that worked great. One dash of saw dust to flux produced nice shiny clean lead to pour. I switched to a used cast iron Dutch oven to increase volume. I took a wire wheel to the inside to get it down to the bare cast iron and cleaned it out with brake cleaner. The problem I have now is that even after repeated fluxing, I continually get ash rising to the top. Just to be sure it was the cast iron pot and not the lead, I took a pot of clean molten lead from the SS pan and poured it into the cast iron pot and there came the ash again. I know cast iron is used all the time for this, so could it cheap cast iron? Or, do I need to put the Dutch oven in a fire pit and bake the **** out of the cast iron? Can you point me toward a thread that may address this issue? Thanks for the help,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eywflyer View Post
    Hi Folks! I’ve been reloading for 35 yrs but am new to casting and this site. I have a large stock of pure lead in the form of large bars that need to be reduced to smaller ingots so I can start attempting to make a suitable alloy for a 50-70 Sharps I own. I started melting with a heavy gauge stainless sauce pan that worked great. One dash of saw dust to flux produced nice shiny clean lead to pour. I switched to a used cast iron Dutch oven to increase volume. I took a wire wheel to the inside to get it down to the bare cast iron and cleaned it out with brake cleaner. The problem I have now is that even after repeated fluxing, I continually get ash rising to the top. Just to be sure it was the cast iron pot and not the lead, I took a pot of clean molten lead from the SS pan and poured it into the cast iron pot and there came the ash again. I know cast iron is used all the time for this, so could it cheap cast iron? Or, do I need to put the Dutch oven in a fire pit and bake the **** out of the cast iron? Can you point me toward a thread that may address this issue? Thanks for the help,
    I bought a dutch oven and never bothered removing the baked on coating they come with and it works fine for me. on the other hand i bought an RCBS 10# pot for casting and have the same problem you are describing. So now I'm thinking maybe I should put the 10# pot in the fire then put a coating on it.
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    Lead bullets Matter

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    I want to put something in the auction section to benefit the site
    since it was given to me, but I don't intend to use it.
    Looking at the auction section doesn't seem to be the place.
    Please school me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredBuddy View Post
    I want to put something in the auction section to benefit the site
    since it was given to me, but I don't intend to use it.
    Looking at the auction section doesn't seem to be the place.
    Please school me.
    Place it in the S&S section. Clearly mark it as a site benefit auction.


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    FredBuddy,
    Here is an example of a recent site benefit auction that is now closed.
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...hlight=auction

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    Cant post in swap and sell. Why ? Meet membership and post requirements. Pls explain.

  7. #187
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    OK, I have looked but my google-FU and search-FU must be weak, (my kids call me techno-Amish).

    Why Boolits instead of bullets? What is the story?

    Fyrd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyrd View Post
    OK, I have looked but my google-FU and search-FU must be weak, (my kids call me techno-Amish).

    Why Boolits instead of bullets? What is the story?

    Fyrd
    there is a sticky in the "Our Town" section.
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...ot-Boolit-quot

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonB_in_Glencoe View Post
    there is a sticky in the "Our Town" section.
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...ot-Boolit-quot
    Thanks

    Fyrd

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    This is the way to do it. What we are looking for are things in general, things that get ask over and over again like: Can I shoot lead in my glock Gun?

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    -Where the heck are the _actual_ forum rules? I remember seeing something when I first signed up, but now I can't find it even with the search.
    The stickies/faq "forum rules" doesn't actually list rules though I guess some of them are fairly easily inferred from the violation name.
    I see the S&S has a rules post. Doesn't answer my questions about "can a new guy get in on group buys" though.

    -is there a spot/forum to look for a casting mentor in my area? Where I work **** near everyone is a bleeding heart progressive (big10 university) it's been hard to find anyone that casts near me. Reloads, sure. I've even mentored a few younger guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squidtamer View Post
    -Where the heck are the _actual_ forum rules?

    ...SNIP
    On the top tool bar is Terms Of Service (T.O.S)
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/cmps_index.php?page=TOS

    Quote Originally Posted by squidtamer View Post
    SNIP...

    "can a new guy get in on group buys"
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by squidtamer View Post
    SNIP...

    -is there a spot/forum to look for a casting mentor in my area?
    I would post a request in the "Our Town" forum.

    Good Luck.
    Jon

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    What and where is the pit?

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    The PIT is the two forums at the bottom of the list for forums.
    If you can't see them, you don't have enough posts to qualify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonB_in_Glencoe View Post
    The PIT is the two forums at the bottom of the list for forums.
    If you can't see them, you don't have enough posts to qualify.
    How many posts are required for access?

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    offhand, I don't know

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonB_in_Glencoe View Post
    offhand, I don't know
    Ok. Thanks for your help.

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    this is the way to do it if i think the anavar is good any need to ask the question just do it from there any threads thank you mate
    Last edited by Bede; 09-26-2018 at 12:53 PM.

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    I have a question about ballistics terminology—which forum is the most appropriate in which to post it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocWatson View Post
    I have a question about ballistics terminology—which forum is the most appropriate in which to post it?
    It would depend on the root of the question?
    If you are asking about word usage? then I'd post in "Our Town"
    If you are hoping to get answers that are in reference to cast boolits, Then "Cast Boolits" is where I'd post.

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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