Titan ReloadingInline FabricationRepackboxADvertise here
Reloading UKLee PrecisionRotoMetals2MidSouth Shooters Supply

  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:13 PM
    Haha, probably would say size to the "bore diameter", which is something that also needs a stake through the heart. I see that stated by so many that should know better to be correct in a statement.
    16 replies | 254 view(s)
  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:19 AM
    Dusty Bannister replied to a thread Liquid lube in Boolit Lube !
    This is the product that you are seeking. As an alternative to a tumble lube, some have warmed bullets, placed them in a bag with a small amount of soft stick lube and massaged the bag while wearing gloves to disburse the lube onto the bullets in...
    4 replies | 156 view(s)
  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    06-11-2021, 01:07 PM
    I think it would be in her best interest to seek this information directly from SS. If you feel the need to be helpful, offer to taker her, and take a note book so you can take notes for her. I am concerned that you will get a lot of stale...
    20 replies | 514 view(s)
  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    06-11-2021, 08:36 AM
    From the LASC site, just to give a reference. Expected (Approximate) alloy weight variation from bullets cast of linotype Bullet Weight Bullet Weight Bullet Weight Bullet Weight Linotype - No GC 1 - 10 Alloy - No GC Wheel Weight - No...
    17 replies | 279 view(s)
  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    06-10-2021, 04:34 PM
    Generally BP type bullets are cast of pure lead. The tin-lead bullets are going to be lighter. The rest could be temperature related, or just how the mold was made.
    17 replies | 279 view(s)
  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    06-06-2021, 08:49 AM
    If the alcohol is working (even if working slowly) why keep messing around with other water based solvents. I would be very careful using an oven cleaner on a steel mold. The appearance of the rounded edge could be surface tension of the...
    42 replies | 605 view(s)
  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    06-05-2021, 08:46 AM
    I suspect you are using a soft black powder lube. Any thoughts to dipping the base of the bullet in hot beeswax to fill the bottom lube groove, then adding the BP lube to the remaining grooves? The grease wad is either felt or card. Felt may not...
    12 replies | 451 view(s)
  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    06-04-2021, 10:31 PM
    Shooter Bob, I think the dimpled finish in the cavities is just the spray on mold release that builds up. Maybe not quite dry when the mold was placed back in service. Until the mold is cleaned from that stuff, you will have no idea what the...
    42 replies | 605 view(s)
  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    06-04-2021, 05:22 PM
    DO NOT FILE ON ANYTHING until you have used a good solvent to dissolve the sludge you are spraying in and on the mold. Then clean out the cavities with a soft bristle tooth brush and get it to almost clean metal. Then you will be able to...
    42 replies | 605 view(s)
  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    06-04-2021, 02:36 PM
    Clean the faces of the mold blocks. It looks like someone spray painted the blocks with mold release and that is holding the blocks apart and leaving the edge of the cavity angled to allow the melt to flow freely into the remaining gap. Not sure...
    42 replies | 605 view(s)
  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    06-01-2021, 10:06 PM
    If a person was critical on weight control, it might be easier to just weight sort upon completion and store in matched weight batches. I would not be a proficient enough handgun shooter to make the effort worth it though.
    7 replies | 266 view(s)
  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    05-29-2021, 09:57 AM
    Going back through some of threads came across one where a member suggested a particular maker. Here is a link that will show you several different burners that may presently be available. Key factors are a wide base to be stable, and a strong...
    28 replies | 878 view(s)
  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    05-27-2021, 07:37 PM
    I found that bullet to drop a little small from the mold for my mod 30. Lapping has been a big help. Check for leading frequently since your chamber is for .327 and not 32 S&W Long. About .28" more freebore.
    7 replies | 349 view(s)
  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    05-27-2021, 11:40 AM
    Me personally, I measure the diameters with a mic. I measure the Cartridge OAL with a caliper since I do not have a big enough micrometer. If you try the dowel method to determine the cartridge OAL for the bullet you have, the caliper will be just...
    82 replies | 2401 view(s)
  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    05-27-2021, 11:28 AM
    Since you have powder coated the bullets, you have changed where the ogive of the bullet encounters the lands. The uneven thickness of the coating exacerbates this even more. Sizing the bullet makes little difference in where the nose of the...
    82 replies | 2401 view(s)
  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    05-26-2021, 09:31 PM
    It will be of considerable help for you to tell us the bullet mold number and if you are sizing the bullet to a consistent diameter. Some bullet profiles are known to be troublesome. Do you mean the seating depth is for a cartridge OAL of 1.265 or...
    82 replies | 2401 view(s)
  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    05-25-2021, 06:22 PM
    For small caliber bullets made from a relatively soft alloy, I use the Lee push through size dies to size and seat/crimp gas checks. Later, after they age a bit, use the in/out to lube the bullet in a slightly larger size die. That avoids...
    17 replies | 608 view(s)
  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    05-22-2021, 12:57 PM
    What bullet mold are you using? Alloy again? Cartridge OAL as determined by dowel method or just keep seating deeper and crimping til it plunks? Clean and lightly oiled? .356" should not be a problem in the .380 but what kind is it?
    29 replies | 791 view(s)
  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    05-22-2021, 11:31 AM
    Murphys soap for a mold release? (might have been something else, a long time since I made lube) chill the mold over night, warm to room temp for a half hour and roll the mold on a counter top to break the seal. insert the fender washer in the end...
    17 replies | 537 view(s)
  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    05-22-2021, 08:12 AM
    This looked like a pretty good explaination and the photos are clear enough to see what is being described. https://www.instructables.com/How-to-Read-a-Micrometer/
    31 replies | 1139 view(s)
  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    05-20-2021, 05:43 PM
    I just went looking at Midway and there is at least one 30 cal rifle mold in stock and waiting. If you do not like that one, you can ask to be notified when one you do like is in stock and they will email you so it can be ordered. Good luck.
    23 replies | 1039 view(s)
  • nueces5's Avatar
    05-19-2021, 10:26 PM
    As always happens in the forum, there are many solutions to a problem. And as we who do surgery say, if there are many techniques to repair something, it is because none of them work perfectly. I think that next week, I will be able to go to the...
    32 replies | 981 view(s)
  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    05-19-2021, 09:38 PM
    Dusty Bannister replied to a thread How Old ? in Boolit Lube !
    I have a couple of metal film cans with some 38 cal bullets cast by a friend and his Dad and two uncles when he was a kid. The dad and uncles are long gone, and the kid is now a grand father. Stored in open boxes or containers, they gather dust or...
    14 replies | 899 view(s)
  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    05-18-2021, 10:06 PM
    Just about like the ones I make from contaminated lead alloy. With the open mold you can pour anything from 2-4 pound weights. Check your area for dive clubs around large lakes. I would suggest you file a clean spot and apply a drop of muratic...
    9 replies | 451 view(s)
  • nueces5's Avatar
    05-18-2021, 05:57 PM
    I started to check my finished ammunition well, and went to look for my LFC at a friend's house. Looking at my loads in detail, I realized that The boolit entered not aligned with the brass, then towards that bulge that is seen in the photo. I had...
    32 replies | 981 view(s)
  • Dusty Bannister's Avatar
    05-18-2021, 09:59 AM
    Perhaps others made the same mistake I did. Was thinking similar to the Lee 6 cavity system, which the HM2 is not. Post #14 is the only one showing the complete mold as set up. I have read where some have installed the Lee blocks with the sprue...
    18 replies | 940 view(s)
  • nueces5's Avatar
    05-18-2021, 09:41 AM
    English is not my language, so it is easy to misunderstand using google translator. I use a dillon 550, with the Lathesmit expander set to 358, so there is no problem with that. I can't switch to lyman M die. I use the barrel of my glock, very...
    32 replies | 981 view(s)
  • nueces5's Avatar
    05-17-2021, 12:27 PM
    plunk test not satisfactory, it is out of the level If I put the loads in the mag, the force of the slide totally puts the loads in the chamber, but if I try to remove them, I have to force it to eject them
    32 replies | 981 view(s)
  • nueces5's Avatar
    05-17-2021, 10:39 AM
    Hello, everyone. I have been quite successfully loading my glock 17 with the MP 135 g and RNFP cast boolits. The precision was adequate and I am quite happy with the 4-inch groups at 10-15 meters. I thought it was the precision I could get with a...
    32 replies | 981 view(s)
More Activity
About Dusty Bannister

Basic Information

About Dusty Bannister
Location:
NE Kansas

Statistics


Total Posts
Total Posts
1,597
Posts Per Day
0.42
General Information
Last Activity
Yesterday 10:26 PM
Join Date
01-31-2011
Referrals
0

2 Friends

  1. BUFFALOW RED BUFFALOW RED is offline

    Boolit Buddy

    BUFFALOW RED
  2. nueces5 nueces5 is offline

    Boolit Buddy

    nueces5
Showing Friends 1 to 2 of 2
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