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    First time casting

    Lee .312 160gr TL

    Going to try my hand and powder coating next.
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    Those look great! You're a natural!

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    Look's like you did a lot of research, ---- good job

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conditor22 View Post
    Look's like you did a lot of research, ---- good job
    Well I have been a member for 3 years and really only started asking questions lately. I have been reading post after post readying myself for my first casting session and once I started I just kept going.
    I got my 45acp truncated cone mold in the mail today so I will be giving that a go soon.

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    Kudos, those look much nicer than my first batch!

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    Good lookin slugs!

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    Nice lookin' boolits...enjoy!
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    "I have been reading post after post readying myself for my first casting session and once I started I just kept going." Kudos to you Padawan! It makes old men feel good to hear of effort and time invested for knowledge versus the I need an answer now club. There will be days, but those days can be tempered by what you have already absorbed. Be safe and enjoy and remember reloading saves you money, hehehehe.

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    You did good, those are nice lookers . Glad you done your research . Not many willing to do that , for what I see on some .
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    Keep up the good work, and keep us posted on your progress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StuBach View Post
    Kudos, those look much nicer than my first batch!
    The first couple drops of my 6 hole mold did have some wrinkled bullets. Early on I bought a hot plate and toaster oven
    From the thrift store but couldn't find the hot plate. I dipped the corner in the mix and after a couple drops all was well.

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    beautiful boolits

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevins750 View Post
    The first couple drops of my 6 hole mold did have some wrinkled bullets. Early on I bought a hot plate and toaster oven
    From the thrift store but couldn't find the hot plate. I dipped the corner in the mix and after a couple drops all was well.
    Those look good! I hate it when people hide my stuff from me!

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    Those boolits look terrible and are probably highly contaminated. Send them to someone licensed for proper disposal through a process called Argentine Mauser 7.65x53 MM. No special fee, send them to me. I will even spare you the trouble of encasing them in PC.

    Seriously, those are some fine examples of 'getting things right.' I have had more than a few Lee molds that dropped them pretty, first cast, as well as SAECO, Lyman and NOE. The only mold(s) that did not drop as pretty as yours was when I forgot to wash them with hot soapy water with a good hot rinse before the first casting session.

    I make my own checks, ASBBPC most boolits, but ESPC for GC boolits, especially those as pretty as yours. Good Job!
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    Saweet lookin' boolits!

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    230gr truncated. My technique on the two bullet mold needs work.they are shootable though.
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    Excellent job, those are indeed some nice looking boolits.
    What do you plan to load them in?

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    Good job !
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    the 160gr will be sized and gc'd for my AR in x39, as dropped with pc in my mosin.

    the 230gr will be pc'd and used in my 1911 for plinking.

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    It does help to do a lot of research before you start. Good looking boolits there. I did the same, researched and read everything i could possibly find on the subject. Had a mentor that shared with me what not to do, like chop up old car batteries for a little lead. Anyway I got right into powder coating watching Elvis Ammo and Fortune Cookie on u tube, never got into lubing with anything except LLAlox,and that was messy. Boolits look fantastic, show us some pics of your PC boolits, we love pictures. Your on the right site for just about anything. These guys and galls
    Have just about done it all.

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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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