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    Yeah, me too: I use my original wire 'grids' much more than the trivets.
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    These are 6.5mm boolits on a 1/2" thick aluminum plate drilled to fit the gas check shank and covered with non stick aluminum foil.

    The other side of the plate fits the GC shanks of 30 cal. boolits.
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    Hi, Where did you get this grid for the PCing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimA View Post
    Mine were hexagon too... The same exact ones you used. I have no idea why the wouldn't work for me.

    Attachment 198077 This is what I use now. Much faster to load a tray.

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    Oven liner has most everything beat. cheap. nothing sticks lasts just shy of forever. Have tried foil but it is not in same league Can pick up corners and drop directly into ice water. Oven liner can be replaced with grill vegetable liner. it is liner used on grillsThese solve problems which makes the process a lot more uniform

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharuLady View Post
    Hi, Where did you get this grid for the PCing?
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    Home Depot. It's called an egg crate light diffuser. Easy to cut to whatever size you need.
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    Hi, TYVM for this info! Am always looking for something that will work or possibly outshine other methods for me.

    I also tried the silicone hexagonal divots (HABCAN mentioned) for some 30/30's and they did work very good for me . but...... the boolits were already GCed so they were contained well in the divots and did not fall over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimA View Post
    Home Depot. It's called an egg crate light diffuser. Easy to cut to whatever size you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimA View Post
    Mine were hexagon too... The same exact ones you used. I have no idea why the wouldn't work for me.

    Attachment 198077 This is what I use now. Much faster to load a tray.
    Jim,
    This may be a stupid question...do you just use the diffuser to stand the bullets upright until you put it in the oven then pull it out, or do you bake with it still in in the pan? I'd think that plastic would not withstand the 400F baking for 20 minutes without warping or burning. Ed
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    No question is stupid, but yes the plastic egg crate light diffuses would melt. But have you priced these diffusers? they are not just a couple of dollars. In the $10+ neighborhood you can acquire a baker's cooking rack, which is a grid made of stainless wire. The spacing varies on the grid so it may take some looking to find the grid spacing you want.
    But I still remove mine before cooking as I don't want any marks on my bullets.

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    Which returns us to the original Post #1.............LOL. Thanks, Dragonheart!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beagle333 View Post
    I made one of wood and 5/8 nuts, but I was getting a lot of flashing around each boolit, as the powder would tend to flow down into the seam around each boolit. It might size off though. I had high hopes for it, but my design was lacking somehow. Let us know how yours works! Good luck!!



    I had build up the other day as well around the bases using a baking sheet. I had to lightly tap GC on with a ball pine hammer before sizing with my Lee sizer to get the extra PC build up off. If I set my boolits on a wire basket I picked up from Walmart for $4 the paint drips off under the basket giving a thin coat so my GC snaps on.

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    When it comes to PC Gas Check bullets this is the only method that has worked well for me. I put the gas check base into the holes that were reamed to size in a scrap sheetmetal tray. I spray the bullets then using self closing tweezers I transfer the bullets to my silicon covered oven trays. The gas check base is left bare so I have no issues seating the check.
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    I have done the spray-then-transfer thing, but I had to move mine to a tray already in the oven. I'm not steady enough to move a tray of rifle boolits once it is loaded.
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    I understand completely because you are looking at 70 year old hands in the photos.

    The silicon mats help a lot to keep them from sliding. Unfortunately a spray coating is fragile, so a dropped or toppled bullet needs to be culled. When I tumble coat the coating is less susceptible to damage. When I preheat before tumble coating the coating is even less likely to be damaged.

    Now if I could come up with a way to spray and go directly into the oven and not have excess coating stuck to the bullets to contend with, that would be the best of all worlds.

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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