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    January 2020, Contest topic: Casting Equipment

    January 2020
    Contest topic: Casting Equipment

    Tools of the trade beyond molds: Pots, Ladles, Lubesizers, ect.


    it's a new decade, let's see the photos


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



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    Ideal Number one with "repairs"


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    Wadman, Go-Wad Lubricating Press.

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    Cramer Lubricating Press

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    Ideal Armory Mould in need of restoration.


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    Ken, is that a 30-40 Krag Mould? That thing is way cool!

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    This Armory mould is for the 50 US Army cartridge. The one pictured above maybe for the Krag, I will need to look up the numbers in the Ideal handbook to verify that.


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    Here's my first image.
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    Here's another.
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    A very well made, and unidentified lubricating press.

    With all the brass freshly shined, it sure is pretty.


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    Early star on (right) next to one of my newer stars (left). Need to get mounted (actually have 2 that need mounting). Need to find more room.




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    Ideal and Lyman HP pins
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    Star die removal tool, 430 die & TP.
    Cocking stud and ejector Stevens 15a

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    I'm going to move this to February.
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    In reference to response #10, would that be a Meepos Speedlube? There's a similar looking one on page 239 of Keith's "Sixguns"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunther View Post
    In reference to response #10, would that be a Meepos Speedlube? There's a similar looking one on page 239 of Keith's "Sixguns"
    No, the Meepos design is very different than this.
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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