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Thread: April 2020, Photo Contest, SPECIAL EDITION: Covid19 Lockdown

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    April 2020, Photo Contest, SPECIAL EDITION: Covid19 Lockdown

    I am posting April's contest early, due to Minnesota's (and 30 some other States) orders to "Shelter in Place", I am setting aside the normal topic selection process, to open it up to any casting/reloading/shooting things that you are doing during this Lockdown. No older photos rehashed, please. Only new photos of what you are doing during this Lockdown.
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    April 2020
    Contest topic: Special Edition: Covid19 Lockdown


    What are you guys doin' while locked down in the "casting/reloading/shooting"department?


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



    I am using the individual forum titles as the monthly topics (going from the top down).
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    Well, unless I get really bored, I don't plan to do any reloading, casting, etc. I already have lots of ammo reloaded and store bought already on hand, before the virus scare. I think that I might try my hand with powder coating some bullets to see if I can do it though. I did cast up the bullets a while back. I just hadn't got around to doing it. I am not sure what my wife will think or do with me using the oven for it. I did break out my AR pistol just in case it gets ugly around here. Short and compact makes it very handy.

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    I got so bored I turned the compost pile. That's serious!

    I'm on a tear cleaning and organizing my reloading room. It's the old coal bin for the house. First, I taped up the sides of a giant pizza box to make a carrier for targets. Always had trouble carrying more than one or two at a time, and they were forever slipping out of my hands.

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    Then I decided to put shelves everywhere I could. Click image for larger version. 

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    Converted my stash of pewter vessels into tin "boolits." One of these in a pot of lead is just the right proportion. Click image for larger version. 

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    Finally, I made a pistol rack out of scrap wood. There used to be a shameful heap of pistols, in boxes and holsters.
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    Some 120gn and 170gn before sorting gas checking/sizing in .308
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    I've been organizing my molds, among other things.



    All of those molds are _________

    (The first person to guess and correctly fill in the blank will get a digital high-5)
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    All of those molds are “for sale”

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon813gt View Post
    All of those molds are “for sale”
    Haha, Good guess, but no, none of them are actually.

    Keep guessing... Digital High 5's don't just grow on trees you know..
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    All of the molds are 32 cal. ?

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    All of those molds are for guns I have
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    I see an old friend, does she have pins yet?

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    All of those molds are more the 50 years old!
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    All of those molds are unused, I just enjoy collecting them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedman View Post
    All of the molds are 32 cal. ?

    Jedman


    I might have gone a little overboard collecting .32 handgun molds There are still a few I'm looking for though..
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonB_in_Glencoe View Post
    All of those molds are for guns I have
    Hmm... Probably so

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    I see an old friend, does she have pins yet?
    I've started making pins for the old girl, but she's in a different collection

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    All of those molds are more the 50 years old!
    Oohh.. a good number are, but some youngins have snuck in as well

    Quote Originally Posted by CastingFool View Post
    All of those molds are unused, I just enjoy collecting them
    The second half is sure true, but I cast with most of them!
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    Used a SAECO 61745, cut the lube grooves out (using powder coat), then drilled it for making it a HP mold. Makes 500 grain boolits that get pushed with 18 gr of H110 for a soft subsonic load.

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    The word is "MINE". All of those molds are "MINE".

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRideout View Post
    I got so bored I turned the compost pile. That's serious!

    I'm on a tear cleaning and organizing my reloading room. It's the old coal bin for the house. First, I taped up the sides of a giant pizza box to make a carrier for targets. Always had trouble carrying more than one or two at a time, and they were forever slipping out of my hands.

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    Then I decided to put shelves everywhere I could. Click image for larger version. 

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    Converted my stash of pewter vessels into tin "boolits." One of these in a pot of lead is just the right proportion. Click image for larger version. 

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    Finally, I made a pistol rack out of scrap wood. There used to be a shameful heap of pistols, in boxes and holsters.
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    Great phrase...I might borrow it sometime..."shameful heap of pistols"...."Honey, I'm off to the store to get a shameful heap of pistols"

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoZombies View Post
    I've been organizing my molds, among other things.



    All of those molds are _________

    (The first person to guess and correctly fill in the blank will get a digital high-5)
    All these molds are on their way to the dumpster. If you can guess my address you can get them out and keep them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoZombies View Post
    I've been organizing my molds, among other things.



    All of those molds are _________

    (The first person to guess and correctly fill in the blank will get a digital high-5)
    Collecting dust!

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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