Again back to the fountain... All this casting really increases the thirst for knowledge..
On my last bullet casting session casting 200 grain 45 flat nose boolits from a Lee single cavity using straight WW.
I cast about 100 and dropped them on a folded towel.
I cast about 100 more, dropping them into a bucket of cold tap water.
When I went to load the bullets:
The towel dropped bullets sorted about the same as before, 80% would more or less fit a flaired 45 case and loaded with only a couple of them getting shaved by the seating die.
However the water dropped bullets almost none of them would fit into the same flaired 45 case. I haven't loaded any of these yet. but they are harder thumbnail test....
So I proceeded to measure a few boolits: (3 bullets each - reach into bag and grab the first 3 boolits I can selection process)(who would think bullets could be so slippery even unlubed)
Towel dropped: .4525 .4520 .4530 ( ave. .4525)
Water Dropped .4595 .4595 .4605 (ave. .4598)
I didn't believe my numbers at first so I measured them again and got pretty much the same values. (again, slippery bullets)
Is this usual results? Does this happen with oven treatment too?