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  • dave 45-90's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:33 PM
    Send em to me. Will cut to whatever length your want and send em back. Free. Or I can make one and harden it
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    11-24-2021, 11:26 PM
    dave 45-90 replied to a thread Pid in Casting Equipment
    Pot and power coat controller. Parts off fleabay
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    11-21-2021, 05:30 PM
    :killingpc:killingpcDoes everyone else have the same problems I do with your spell check not believing you want to type "sprue"? I'll be through typing a scholarly post and proofread it only to see that the blankety blank spill chick has gotten...
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    11-21-2021, 09:39 AM
    Keeping my hand on third handle led to far end of mold not closing completely Also surface ground the plate. Made a big difference in ease of spew cut. Less effort and drag. Sprue plates are suppose to be flat I thought?
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    11-19-2021, 06:36 PM
    I followed the directions from here. No channel, hot plate, break cleaner, lube, 730 degrees, no smoking mold,, That mold has poured the best bullets I have ever cast. Looking at 6 hole molds for everything. Thanks for everyone’s help on this. ...
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    11-16-2021, 05:27 PM
    Thanks. I have seen what hot aluminum will do to the shiny new mold. You use like a dowel with fine grinding compound on the bullet side of plate?
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    11-15-2021, 04:45 PM
    Can buy new plate, but thought I would ask someone that may have tried it. I can see your point
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    11-15-2021, 12:41 PM
    Since I have a Bridgeport mill, what advantage would I have cutting a runner on the sprue plate. What pattern mill cutter should I use. Looks like a ball cutter in photo. Still haven’t made anything yet. Still ruminating. Planning on using a...
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    11-12-2021, 10:01 PM
    Got one now. See a little light crack at bottom, which is making a tapered bullet. Nothing In it. Had to pull some bullets cause they failed plunk test. Just ordered another mold cause it has thousands thru it. Will look at it in am. Bumpy ride...
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    11-12-2021, 06:55 PM
    Was ruminating last night about led pot size and refilling while casting. I prep my lead in muffin tins . Dumping them in when the pot is low takes time to recover. Not trying to reinvent my setup with a six hole, but this could make the process I...
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    11-10-2021, 10:39 PM
    Thanks all for your input I was concerned about fill with such a long contraption If I have a mess, I will get back to you
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    11-10-2021, 06:31 PM
    Anything i have to relearn with a 6 hole. Used a 4, but never a six Thanks for any input that will make journey easier Use a hot plate now to help maintain heat The mold looks awful big hanging over the pot Asking before starting may help me...
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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