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    Boolit Bub
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    Eastwood Copper Vein

    Stopped up at the Pottstown location and picked up a few pounds to try out. Curbside pickup. Nice!

    Pretty happy with coverage on what was a fairly rainy day in the garage. Smash test was solid with no flaking. Kinda has a granite look to it. If Ford light blue is a 10 this would be an 8+. Lee 158gr SWC.









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    Nice!! What method did you use to apply this PC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conditor22 View Post
    Nice!! What method did you use to apply this PC?
    Typical 3 min shake and swirl in a plastic container.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TjB101 View Post
    Typical 3 min shake and swirl in a plastic container.
    I want to make several 8" x 8" wire mesh baskets that are easier to manage than one big one. Think I can keep more of the boolits from touching and sticking together in the oven that way. With good powder the shake n bake method works well.
    Last edited by Cosmic_Charlie; 05-16-2020 at 07:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmic_Charlie View Post
    I want to make several 8" x 8" wire mesh baskets that are easier to manage than one big one. Think I can keep more of the boolits from touching and sticking together in the oven that way. With good powder the shake n bake method works well.
    For baking I stopped using a wire basket ... too many bullets sticking to the basket or each other ... it’s a pain but I stand ‘em up on a very stiff baking sheet. Tough when you have 4 to 500 to process.

    I bought this (not in stock right now) but it worked great ... very stiff with now flex when you many pounds of lead on it.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074PPXG6P..._6L-VEbR56RA94

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    Eastwood Copper Vein

    Quote Originally Posted by BigAlofPa. View Post
    I used to cruze high street in the 80's. A lot of good times back then.
    When you living now Al? I’m over by Kings Shooting Supply in Montco.

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    Im up in the coal regions. Shamokin/Coal twp. I moved from the S.E back in 93. We were in spring city last year for my wife's girl friends B-day party. And on the way home. I was dying for a 711 slurpee. Only to find out no more 711's in Pottstown. What a bummer lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigAlofPa. View Post
    Im up in the coal regions. Shamokin/Coal twp. I moved from the S.E back in 93. We were in spring city last year for my wife's girl friends B-day party. And on the way home. I was dying for a 711 slurpee. Only to find out no more 711's in Pottstown. What a bummer lol.
    Nice sleepy area, Al. You guys are “yellow” now, right? Not us, it will be 2021 before Wolf unlocks us.

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    Yes we moved to yellow. Hopefully the LGS where i get my loading supplies opens their doors. For now we have to call and order. Then call when we get there. Pay though the mail slot. They call back then. And you go around to the back and grab your items. And it's time for walmart to extend hours. I like going after peek hours. Less folks in the store.
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    Nice job on the Copper Vein TjB101, I pick up some of that powder a year or so ago. It's a little more of a pain to get good coverage but it works.

    Lee .312: 185 gr. RN.

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    If your PC'd boolits are sticking badly you may not be sifting off all the excess PC.

    Many PC's will work with the swirl/sift of all excess/ dump and bake method.

    Some just won't

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    I like that color!

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    I used to work at a place in Pottstown called JDR Fixtures! Just off High Street.

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