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Thread: HELP! HELP! My Boolits ls ''FROSTY'

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    I always cast frosty boolits. I like them.
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shuz View Post
    Bigslug--Now that was funny!

    I actually prefer frosty RVS-TMG boolits because I've determined that fill out is usually much better than shiny cheap boolits(SCB).
    #MeAlso...I get my best boolits just at barely frosty temperature. Fill out is best , least internal voids.
    If mine are shiny ...I up the temperature .
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    At the Southern most tip of Africa, Bredasdorp South Africa
    Frosty boolits = good mold temperature

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    Don't look at 'em...shoot 'em. 😁

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    If you rub them w/ a cotton towel they become shiny. Doesn’t take long to do this. So if the frosting really bothers you just twist them in a towel after loaded in the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon813gt View Post
    If you rub them w/ a cotton towel they become shiny. Doesn’t take long to do this. So if the frosting really bothers you just twist them in a towel after loaded in the case.
    This I didn't know. So much to learn (sure, and it doesn't amount to anything except aesthetics, but it's just one of those little things that I find interesting).

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    Just remember that the temperature of the mold is controlled by the pace at which you cast much more than the temperature of the melt. Of course, the melt/pot temperature limits the mold temperature but as long as the pot is hot enough your pace is the determining factor of the mold temperature.
    Sometimes life taps you on the shoulder and reminds you it's a one way street. Jim Morris

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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
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