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    Boolit Bub
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    first try

    smokes powder
    and can tell what bullets were not cast fully
    black and decker toaster with air fry,
    air fry is supposed to run at 425 will have to get a IR heat gun to confirm if to hot or just poor formed casting






    ohhhhh skittles

    the muddy brown is red and some black mixed






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    It looks like your PC passed the crush test.
    These men and their hypnotized followers call this a new order. It is not new. It is not order.

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    more like aslump test! Turn down the temp.
    Whatever!

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    The ones in the bottom picture look really good especially for a first try! Good luck and good casting.
    Keep your powder dry and watch your six !!

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    I know my toaster oven is coated inside from many cooking sessions of PC.

    hope you are not going to use the air fryer for food anymore

    get an inexpensive oven thermometer at wally world and use it to keep track of temps

    while not an air fryer I built a PID to hold my toaster oven to 1 from 207C (it's metric but doesn't seem to bother the bullets)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Laich View Post
    ...it's metric but doesn't seem to bother the bullets
    But now your .357 bullets are going to think they are 9mm


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    Well 45 actually and yes need to
    Lower temp, size cast is .454 is but
    Coated and sizing the are up to .460
    Before sizing, so slump it is. As I
    Don't think the PC is adding. 012 to the size.....

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    It looks like all you need to do is lower the heat. However you applied the powder worked just fine.
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    Bullets/pan could be too close to the heat element and/or overshoot of the thermostat. Or the thermostat could be out of calibration. My first oven was 50F out of calibration.

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    yes air fryer is supposed to be running @425 but thermometer says 550 actual so there is that, so much for air frying and just lowered it to toast

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    FWIW, toasting, air frying, broil settings use the top heating element. That means you also have direct radiant heating from the element. Use the 'bake' setting (if you have one) and only the lower heating element will be used.

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    Yes sir; air fryers are convection ovens. Again even heat and temperature control is of importance. Control, size, cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie b View Post
    FWIW, toasting, air frying, broil settings use the top heating element. That means you also have direct radiant heating from the element. Use the 'bake' setting (if you have one) and only the lower heating element will be used.
    Can someone tell me what is “FWIW”

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    Quote Originally Posted by D.Bullets View Post
    Can someone tell me what is FWIW
    For what its worth =fwiw


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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron369 View Post
    For what it’s worth =fwiw


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    Do not under any circumstances put your toaster oven on the shelf of your gas grill in strong hot sunlight. In SoCal in August at 2pm in the afternoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walks View Post
    Do not under any circumstances put your toaster oven on the shelf of your gas grill in strong hot sunlight. In SoCal in August at 2pm in the afternoon.
    LOL SHOULD WE ASK WHY?




    Also just useing the bake setting now around 425 and no more slump and all good will post more skittles pictures in a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saxon View Post
    LOL SHOULD WE ASK WHY?




    Also just useing the bake setting now around 425 and no more slump and all good will post more skittles pictures in a bit
    Wish I still had the picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walks View Post
    Wish I still had the picture.
    aww come on at least a reasonable explanation and what part of so cal? i am from the valley.


    here are the rest of the skittles, had to play with the color as well all is well .







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