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Thread: Mold screws to handle loosen while casting

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    Mold screws to handle loosen while casting

    I have s Paul Jones mold 535 gr. It casts perfectly but I have to keep my eye on screws that mount it to handle. I donít know if there is a loctite product that will stand the heat. Any one have a similar issue and how was it corrected. Thanks

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    Boolit Master

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    If norml crews find a bellville washer or star washer that fits under head and use it as a lock washer

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    tighten them

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    A Friend that cast with me has this same problem with a 4 cavity Lyman mold. It doesn't matter how much you tighten the screw, it eventually backs out. The screw is completely recessed in the mold so I don't know if any kind of lock washer will work. Anyone else have this problem and a fix for it?

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    You could try a thin strand of electric wire in each hole.
    If the screws recess you could fill the holes with molten lead

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    Try an allen screw. You can tighten it just that little bit more so it will stay tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grmps View Post
    You could try a thin strand of electric wire in each hole.
    If the screws recess you could fill the holes with molten lead
    A few strands of 0000 steel wool will also work. Wind the strands around the threads and reinstall . I kept a screw driver handy until I did the steel wool trick....the screws haven't loosened since doing it ...I'm a big believer in steel wool strands to stop screws from backing out.
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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