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    Yesterday, 07:22 PM
    Could a push to open importation of ammunition and components from outside the U.S. be done in this political climate ?
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    12-05-2021, 01:57 PM
    toallmy replied to a thread Seating for OAL in Cast Boolits
    After you full-length size your case step 1 it will measure a little smaller across the case mouth , next step is expanding the case mouth so you can insert a over size cast boolit this will make the case mouth bigger so it will probably give...
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    12-03-2021, 10:04 PM
    My happy place is in a big old man climbing stand with a nice cushion under my but and another behind my back . Taking a nap .....
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    11-30-2021, 10:26 AM
    Go on down the rabbit hole , you will eventually do it . Tin is magical
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    11-27-2021, 08:45 AM
    When the search box had Google in it it worked very well , then when it had Google enhanced in it well it sorta worked , but now I get discouraged when using it .
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    11-27-2021, 08:17 AM
    toallmy replied to a thread zinc in my lead in Cast Boolits
    ^^^^^^ what he said . Take time and clean the lead off the bottom of the plate & the top of the mold before doing damage to the mold . Take a look at the mold face as well checking for lead splatter . Lead smearing comes from cutting the sprue...
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    11-27-2021, 08:05 AM
    Although I consider myself a shooter , I know I'm not a very good one , but that's ok I have got better at missing by just a little . Enjoy yourselves & be safe
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    11-26-2021, 11:37 AM
    I took a look at them a while back but came to the conclusion that I probably would not use it enough to justify both the cost and piling up unused machinery . If I used factory new hulls without a crimp already formed only role crimping I'd gave it...
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    11-26-2021, 08:41 AM
    For a few years I spent a lot of time in the archives doing deep research , but it seems the search does not work as well for me as it did in the past .
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    11-26-2021, 08:25 AM
    toallmy replied to a thread zinc in my lead in Cast Boolits
    Well done
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    11-25-2021, 02:18 PM
    I gave the hot glue a try but some of them when fired retained the hot glue plug while some disappear or stuck to the wad , so I have reduced the loads enough to not destroy the wads when fired without filling the base . This has helped my groups ,...
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    11-25-2021, 07:47 AM
    Have you considered role crimping ?
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    11-24-2021, 10:02 AM
    toallmy replied to a thread zinc in my lead in Cast Boolits
    When you get ready to give it another go here are a couple things that might help besides what has already been mentioned As I understand it you are attempting to cast with a 10 pound pot & a 6 cavity 40 caliber mold . If your pot is like everyone...
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    11-23-2021, 05:48 AM
    toallmy replied to a thread zinc in my lead in Cast Boolits
    When you cast again try to pay attention to the time you spend through out the whole adventure from the beginning , like . Turning on the pot at 615 pm Putting the mold on the hot plate at 625 pm When the pot is up to a constant casting...
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    11-22-2021, 04:59 AM
    toallmy replied to a thread zinc in my lead in Cast Boolits
    If you are resting your mold on the cold steel plate while filling the mold you are actually drawing the heat away from the mold . That plus a small sprue pore allowing your sprue plate to cool could be part of the problem . Casting is a balance of...
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    11-21-2021, 05:07 AM
    toallmy replied to a thread zinc in my lead in Cast Boolits
    If preheated as Dusty Bannister mentioned in post # 92 doesn't fix the problem , and your flow when poring is good you might have a venting problem .
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    11-21-2021, 04:47 AM
    toallmy replied to a thread Casting temps in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I think you may have a problem with your thermometer .
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    11-21-2021, 04:23 AM
    One of my first adventures with my magna star was squirting molten lube out of the vent hole all over the place , right after cleaning up the mess , I decided to stick a tooth pick in the hole when refilling it with melted hot lube . Be careful to...
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    11-19-2021, 12:05 PM
    toallmy replied to a thread zinc in my lead in Cast Boolits
    A sight sponsor rotometals has any thing you need to work out the alloy you like , but you don’t need to do it all at once . As you mentioned pure takes more heat to melt .
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    11-19-2021, 04:53 AM
    toallmy replied to a thread zinc in my lead in Cast Boolits
    The alloy flow filling the cavities can will cause wrinkles & smiles on your boollits . Hot air not venting while the cavities are filling will drive you insane also . It seems you are gaining a extreme casting course with your new adventure
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    11-18-2021, 05:43 AM
    You must be baiting , & feeding them well .
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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