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    December 2019, Contest topic: Cast Boolits

    December 2019
    Contest topic: Cast Boolits
    The place to discuss our favorite pb projectiles. Boolits = as God laid it into the soil, Grand Old Galena, The Silver Stream graciously hand poured into molds for our consumption. . . Bullets= Machine made utilizing Full Length Gas Checks as to provide projectiles for the masses.



    I wanna see yur boolits !



    New contest format. New rules. See link for rules.
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    I am using the individual forum titles as the monthly topics (going from the top down).
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    Lyman 358430

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    Lyman & Ideal 358430, 358429 & 358477
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    some to go along with OS Ok

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    Hey Joe . . . . do you think anyone knows about this thread besides you and me?



    Lyman Loverin 152 gr. 311466
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    One of my favorite photos from the past.

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    Today's photo...pickups from a range visit in October.

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    A heavyweight 240 grain HP for the 1911?




    From an old school mould...



    Lyman Keith design 452423 HP
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    H&G 50 in 38/357 FWC, 148 grain
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    I always look forward to the Fall an the Winter months while casting up some great slugs for deer and pigs.
    A few in 12 and a few in 20.


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ID:	252939 Just some 220 gr. RN lubes with Ben's Red. My SR1911 loves em.
    In regards to shooting safety.Until you are ready to fire, keep your booger hook off the bang switch.

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ID:	252945 Good ole fashion 9mm 135gr
    polished non plated Hard Cast prior to lube.
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    Lee 356-120TC Shake & Bake

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    From Left (All Eastwood): Mirror Red, Ford Light Blue, Mirror Green, Blue & Red, Blue & Green, Red & Green

    Had some fun mixing powders this weekend.
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    Before you say it - I did get white PC... Need to do another pc session...
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    44 240s before and after...
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    Quote Originally Posted by OS OK View Post
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    What powder is this??

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    Quote Originally Posted by makeurownfun View Post
    What powder is this??
    This is a 50/50 mix of gloss black and white <(this gives the lighter shade of grey, the darker shade is when I added about 1/3'rd tablespoon more gloss black) and the speckled look makes them look a little like 'Old Lead', I am not sure they are both Sherwin Williams but the PC Painting Contractor I buy it from said it was...he goes into his warehouse and comes back with a gallon baggie with a pound in it. Once I saw into the back room where some of his powders were stored in 50 pound boxes & most everything I saw was SW brand...but, hmmmmm...there were other brands as well.
    I can't explain this speckled look...most of the time when you blend PC colors together you get an even blend of a new color or hue of the original...I suspect that it is from the PC being made from one of the 3 different types available & that might cause the speckling.

    Another member here sells PC and has a formulae of his powders that has a similar effect when mixed...contact 'Conditor22', a different look but unique also...


    If you were to PM a friend of mine named 'Dragonheart', a member here that seems to know more about PC than anyone else, I think he may have the answer to that?


    Here I'm trying these new poly beads that joe leadslinger a member here found to be very helpful in creating static...I noticed that the cast coated very thick to the point of looking fuzzy and these smaller beads tended to help stop the little nicks the casts put on each other as I swirl the tub.
    When this picture was taken the temperature was 65ºƒ & the humidity was 69%, it had rained several days before.


    I noticed a post over in TheReloadersNetwork.com where one of the fellas pointed out that these small poly beads will get stuck in the HP cavities of his casts and he had to tap the cast to get them to fall out...that's the only drawback I can see with these poly beads thus far.
    After dumping onto the cookie sheet, I'll grab one end of the sheet and push/pull it back and forth a few times and the casts will try to roll out parallel to each other & as they do that they are rolling in the excess PC on the tray and that tends to re-coat any nicks on the cast that they sustained during the swirling process...I can then pick with the tweezers all the cast facing in the correct position and very quickly tap them to knock off excess PC and place them on the cooking sheet...when I have all the right facing ones picked, I turn the tray 180º and go after the remaining cast...done deal & off to the oven I go.


    When I dump the tub onto the cookie sheet so I can tweezer them out & tap them so excess PC falls off, I noticed that the little poly beads don't get in the way like the larger Airsoft BB's used to do.
    Yes...I tweezer them and stand them on the baking tray...some of the fellas are having convulsions at hearing the words 'tweezer & stand the casts' but if you want the most even coverage and a minimum of imperfections you need to stand them.

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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