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About all I use anymore.

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good looking muffins!
 
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Bill if your post had been what to use for an ingot mold for range scrap the bandwidth taken up would bankrupt Saeed.
 
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i don't think god could bankrupt Saeed
 
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Nice muffins indeed Bill. I have enough ingots to last me until the final trump but I have an understanding with the local tire shop + he saves me his weights. A lot of those new pot metal ones in there these days though.


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Yep, an old muffin tin, boys. And what a joy to cast a bunch of Keith bullets for the .44 using the RCBS 430-250 K.
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Bill, do you powder coat those?
 
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god i hope not!!
 
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No powder coating here. I either lube with a lubrisizer or tumble lube with Lee Liquid Alox.


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I cast that same bullet Bill in linotype + lube w/ Veral Smiths blue lube


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How hard are you bullets made from range pick-ups?
 
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That would vary of course but I use a Saeco gauge to establish hardness in a Saeco or Brinell hardness rating. Once one mixes range dross, it's anybody's guess each casting. For G.P. it really makes no difference; just cast + shoot; for plinking + general shooting science is not required. By the same token, if one is adamant about a certain hardness then one can always add or subtract Linotype, Tin, 50/50 or P/G.


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Yep, an old muffin tin, boys. And what a joy to cast a bunch of Keith bullets for the .44 using the RCBS 430-250 K.
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Hey Bill, Since they're already boxed up, I'll send you my mailing address. Big Grin




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Gosh, thanks for your offer but they are already getting new homes in .44 Special and .44 Magnum cases.
Working really well in the little Bulldog over 5 grains of Universal.

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Bill, nice pattern + even nicer revolver. I love those Bulldog Pugs. I keep one in the side table beside the "throne". Smiler But you know my love interest in the 44 spl. + mag.


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I've been tinkering with the 357 Sig, working out a plinking load that uses tumble lubed cast bullets and range pick-up 40 brass. Surplus carbine powder didn't burn clean enough for reliable operation in the autoloader, so I tried a few different powders I had on hand.



 
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Those look just dandy. Recently had a chance to shoot the .357 Sig out of a Glock and was impressed.


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I had a buddy come up a couple of years ago with his Sig 357. He was in the Texas DPS + that was their carry piece. It was an impressive round. I have another friend whose son is in the P+W game dept. + they have issued them 9MM but only 2 magazines of ammo. They frown on shooting the rounds you were issued.


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Hey Bill:
I can see the bottom of that box.
IT ain't near big enough.
You need to start filling buckets
full like I do. HA!

Wish you'd text, so I could share
some pictures!

One thing I've always figured with range
pellets. Others have already played the
hardness games. I just make two batches.
IF I can mark 'em with a thumb nail, they're
soft enough for BP use. IF too hard, they
go for revolver slugs.

I got suckered into: "sure you can have all the
range lead you want as long as you agree to
'clean out the basement".

By the time I got that done I had 75 FULL 5 gal buckets!
Gave away about 40 of 'em. They're gone now. and I still have over 2100 1# ingots
in the three milk crates I'll never use up.

Plus four 2 gal buckets of slugs cast, and about
350 ingots on the casting table yet.

Need to get back to it someday.

George


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george, you willing to part with some of those ingots, say 100 or so?
 
Posts: 512 | Location: Post Falls, Idaho | Registered: 03 February 2006Reply With Quote
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BH:

Sorry I just got back to this now.

Then I would have easy. Can't do it now
due to another 4 screws in my back.
Makes 14 now. Just too hard to kneel down since
and impossible to carry much with a cane up
the steps of the shop.

IF you could get down here and get 'em yourself fine.

George


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