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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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    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.

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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