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Thread: June 2017, Contest topic: Casting Equipment

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    June 2017, Contest topic: Casting Equipment

    June 2017
    Casting Equipment,
    Tools of the trade beyond molds: Pots, Ladles, Lubesizers, ect.




    New contest format. New rules. See link for rules.
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...90#post2797390








    I am using the individual forum titles as the monthly topics (going from the top down).

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    I think I took this photo a few years ago, as a "What's it" photo on facebook??? ...I suspect 99.99% of the members here will know what this is.

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    It took abit to understand how you were choosing the topic, I got it now.

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    Kinda strange seeing it from a different perspective like that.

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    Recently purchased the closest one. Tore it down today for a refurb so I figured I'd take a family pic beforehand.


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    many a wheel weight got rendered with this setup. The pot holds about 60lbs.

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    Setting up the Master Caster for casting thousands of BOOLITS

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    I put my casting pots on this sturdy steel cart. I just wheel them into position when I'm ready to do a casting session and then out of the way when I am done. Very Handy.

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    Waiting on the Pot... Sort of like a "Watched Pot never boils".
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    Here's my "beyond" photo. It's the only way I "lube" any more.


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    Small space but adequate...

    Attachment 197914

    All on one small metal table with some of the Pb stash of muffins underneath...moulds are on a shelf under the table top.
    I've since added another lubesizer on the near right corner and a coffee can for the hot plate garage.
    The 20# pot does all the Pb blends, rifle/pistol and the 10# is just soft Pb for HP's.
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    just, "watch your 6" .

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    My "first" castings on a lovely misty Pac NW day back earlier this spring.
    I've since bought 4 more molds and a 20 lb pot.
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    Night time casting a few 38 caliber full wad cutters on the picnic table.

    Using my hand held electric ladle (a Hilts Molds Hot 1) and two WC moulds.






    - Bullwolf

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    Um, yall know it is July right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwolf View Post
    Night time casting a few 38 caliber full wad cutters on the picnic table.

    Using my hand held electric ladle (a Hilts Molds Hot 1) and two WC moulds.






    - Bullwolf
    I wish you'd start a post here and show the fellas some of your casting work...me thinks it's just flawless and your finished rounds are incredible to look at.

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    2018 is going to be a 'Jaw-Dropping Year' . . . 'The Year', the World was born to live . . .
    just, "watch your 6" .

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    Quote Originally Posted by RED333 View Post
    Um, yall know it is July right?
    well, those two photo's do fit better in the June contest....we'll just leave 'em here.

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    Here's my little center of operations. Two luber/sizes, the Lyman is set up for .357 the old Herters for .44. The old apothecary cabinet holds my molds and other equipment.




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    Nice organized setup 6gun

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    Your old apothecary cabinet is both very useful storage and the coolest looking old cabinet.

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    Doctor friend was closing his practice and retiring. He gave it to me.

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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