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    OH My!

    Purchased my very first higher end mold. What a beauty!

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    Purdy, purdy...now, let's see what it'll make!


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    Quote Originally Posted by OS OK View Post
    Purdy, purdy...now, let's see what it'll make!
    Scared to use it ....think I will just sit and look at it for a while! 😍

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    Enjoy the pleasures of working with a quality mold!

    If you have a hotplate do a few heat cycles with the mold as I've found this helps with new HP molds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobS View Post
    Enjoy the pleasures of working with a quality mold!

    If you have a hotplate do a few heat cycles with the mold as I've found this helps with new HP molds.
    Thank you.

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    Way cool!

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    I definitely want to see some nice photos of the results. Also, if possible, could you post some pics of them loaded. I've been considering this one, but would really appreciate seeing it from start to finish!!

    That's one nice looking mold!

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    Get yourself a little 1KW hot plate and make a little garage to heat it up evenly...pay attention to temps. and you'll soon be casting 'goodens' from the very first pour. Rub a little pencil carbon on those HP insert tips, you'll be good to go.


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    Read noes instructions. I found them extremely helpful. Do they what cycling Atleast 4 times and smoke the mold to help minimize future lead buildup.

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    Nice!!!
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    VERY nice! Congrats. I agree with OS OK, let's see what kind of boolits she makes!

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    If you don't have a hot pad, put it in the oven and run it up to 400 degrees for a half and hour or so and repeat three times. It will make your first casting event much smoother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reddirt62 View Post
    Scared to use it ....think I will just sit and look at it for a while! 

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    Woa, do the pins tip out like that?!? That would keep the Bullets from ever sticking.

    Looks great, please post results of your casting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BNE View Post
    Woa, do the pins tip out like that?!? That would keep the Bullets from ever sticking.

    Looks great, please post results of your casting.
    Looks they're they're slotted in the plate. That's pretty slick!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BNE View Post
    Woa, do the pins tip out like that?!? That would keep the Bullets from ever sticking.
    You'd think that would be the case but it doesn't work that way. There is a lot of steel that needs to be kept hot w/ the RG design. I've been spoiled and have a lot of Cramer design molds. Much easier to cast w/ compared to a RG.

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    I have several RG molds and they will fight you a bit but they are much better after the mold is broken in. I put some Never-Seez in the slot tracks which really seems to help. One on my RG's is a 4-cav brass which is a thing of beauty and pride but boy will it ever give you a workout! My heavy iron H&G gang molds will wear you out too!
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    A learning curve for sure. Got a few bugs to work out but had to give it a run. She sure makes Purdy boolits when everything is running right. I think I need to run my lead a bit hotter.

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    What temp. were you running at on this batch?

    How many culls vs keepers did you have?

    Sure enough...these are 'Purdy Boolits'!

    Let's see the next and finishing step...HiTec or PC and sized to go.

    You know you can't quit here! Keep those Pic's coming.


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    I am running 50/50 at 650. Culled about 50% but my hot plate is into right now and most of those were cold mold issues. I want to make a few more but I will post.

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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