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Thread: October-November 2016 Photo Submission Topic: TumbleLube grooves & TumbleLube boolits

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    October-November 2016 Photo Submission Topic: TumbleLube grooves & TumbleLube boolits

    October-November 2016 Photo topic: TumbleLube grooves & TumbleLube boolits

    Come on, we all got 'em ...Let's see 'em.

    A reminder, please submit/post only one photo. If you post more than one in this thread, your submission will be DQ'd. If you have more photos you'd like to post, feel free to post them in the comments thread.

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    Boolit Master
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    I've enjoyed using the Lee Tumble Lube full wad cutter. (Lee TL358-148-WC)

    Tumble Lubed in either 45-45-10, or BLL. Both work fine for me.

    Here's a Pic of a few lined up & ready to load.

    - Bullwolf
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    Boolit Master yondering's Avatar
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    Hmm. How about a tumble lube before/after modification pic? Lee 95-RF for 9mm.

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    Boolit Master Swede 45's Avatar
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    Here´s the Lee 230gr TLTC.. Some raw ones, a bunch of snotlubed ones, and also a loaded PC´d one alongside a TL one..
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    Wink My First Post and Picture Submission

    OK, I've been reading this forum for a couple of years and thought I had actually registered sometime back, but obviously hadn't. So, as my first post, I thought I would submit a photo of my most recent reloading/casting purchase. Actually, my son worked the deal to buy ~2400 lbs of wheel weights from a garage where a buddy of his works. Supposedly it is an accumulation of ~4 years worth. It came in two 55 gallon barrels about 3/4 full each and bottomed out his (my old) 1993 F150. Just a preliminary sort of the top surface of the pile shown yielded the stick-on weights in the pile to the left, the remaining clip-on pile (not sorted throughout), and the white 5 gallon bucket with about 1" of stems, caps, and assorted trash covering the bottom. Even had a pair of needle nose pliers and an empty CO2 cylinder in there. This isn't the whole pile, but probably 3/4 of it. Now to turn it into ingots and get them ready to cast a few and sell the rest. BTW, I have been reloading since 1974 and casting bullets from about 1975 (I was 15 then) with about a 20 year hiatus for marriage, kids, work, etc. My son re-discovered all my old reloading and casting equipment a few years ago, and is enjoying it like I did back then. I have cast various bullets for my .38 Special, .38 Super, .41 Magnum, and .45 ACP over the years. Mostly Lee and Lyman molds. Been experimenting with powder coating of late with very positive results. That being said, age is a usually a good indicator of wisdom, but not a sure bet. I have already learned a great deal from reading some of the posts from everyone here. This is a great repository of information. Glad to finally be active on here.
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    Boolit Buddy Team Termath's Avatar
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    Tumbling Tumble Lubes
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    There are so many calibers and bullet designs because there are so many different targets... the target is everything.

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    Boolit Mold
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    My first visit in my first thread as a member so I thought I'd contribute.
    A close up of some .45's I made last year. It was my desktop pic for a while
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ID:	181186 Some 358 150 LSWC , along with some 358 105 LSWC. Both Tumbled with Ben'S Liquid Lube. Thanks again BEN.
    In regards to shooting safety.Until you are ready to fire, keep your booger hook off the bang switch.

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    Boolit Master
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    Lee Tl358-158-SWC pushed with of Blue Dot from a 3" S&W 65-6.


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    Boolit Bub
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    Christmas .45acp boolits!

    Nothing says Christmas like HF Red and Eastwood Green pc Lee TL452-230-2R!
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    Boolit Master Walstr's Avatar
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    OOps I see no current date range, so the MOD is free to kill this submission, eh.

    45CL, 210gr, 50% CWW's + 50% Lead Fishing Downrigger Balls [it's a Lake Michigan thang]

    3,000 + cast Drying from Xlox Lube A little Powdered Mica to keep from sticking in storage.
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    2.5 hours actual casting; 4 hours incl. setup & cleanup. Next day I was encouraged to do another batch; casting a total of 140+ lb of my CWW's & soft lead. The LEE #452-200-RF 6 cavity, aluminum mold worked very much better than I anticipated!

    Yes, I over-lubed the batch shown here. I forget the low speed CAS loading barely needs any lube. The powdered Mica is a wonderful idea [probably learned here as well] for storage & handling; don't wear gloves to load now. When the seating depth starts getting too deep, I grab a fresh coffee & clean the seating die; about every 500 rnds or so.

    I really appreciate the advice I learned here, to use sawdust for melting pot flux. It's an elegant [cheap, clean, easy to store & handle] source for carbon. I coordinate fluxing with "smoking" my mold & there's plenty of smoke to share, not an indoor thing for sure.
    Novice caster & CWW miner.
    Mountain Mold 45-70-405, sized .461" dia; [for Marlin 1895GS]
    Lyman mold #429421 "Elmer Keith" style 255gr, Dbl Cavity; [for .44 Mag, S&W 629, 6"]
    Lyman #356402, 9mm, Sngl Cavity
    LEE #90282, 12ga Drive Key, 7/8oz Slug [for: 3-Gun]
    LEE #90349, 452-255RF, 6 Cavity [for 45 Colt & 45 Auto Rim]
    LEE #90697, 453-200RF, 6 Cavity [for 45 Colt SASS, 216gr act. lubed]

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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