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by jbquack1
Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3 cavity mold question
Replies: 1
Views: 2620

3 cavity mold question

I have a design created for a 350 grain 45 caliber mold, i would like to have one softnose cavity.On the xl mold block it says that i would have an sbs problem using the 3rd cavity for softnose,i read where you have 2xl blocks but they don't show on the design site,would this be an option and what w...
by jbquack1
Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: equipment
Topic: Handle mods
Replies: 1
Views: 3288

Re: Handle mods

i got some splatter on my handles one day and some of the molten lead landed on the screw and ended up being a sort of thread locker.Works well.jim
by jbquack1
Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: alloys
Topic: how I heat treat wheelweight
Replies: 1
Views: 4840

Re: how I heat treat wheelweight

i bought a cheap toaster oven at wal-mart.The cost was 20 dollars,the tray is small, but i can do fifty or so bullets at one time which works out as i don't shoot many "heavy" loads, mainly for hunting.jim
by jbquack1
Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: absolute truths
Topic: general suggestions for blocks and alloys
Replies: 2
Views: 5635

Re: general suggestions for blocks and alloys

I use wheel weights and add tin and quench in water,oven heat treat on occasion.I have heard keeping bullets frozen is a way to retain the high bhn .Is this true?jim
by jbquack1
Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: equipment
Topic: opinions on the lee 20 pound pots
Replies: 11
Views: 10060

opinions on the lee 20 pound pots

I got one of these for christmas and have used it with my 270 SAA mold from rcbs for my 45 colt.It works well in that bullet weight as far as bottom pour goes,but i was wondering if anyone had experience with heavier bullets using the bottom pour.There is ample room for an rcbs ladle so i always hav...
by jbquack1
Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: equipment
Topic: opinions on the lee 20 pound pots
Replies: 11
Views: 10060

Re: opinions on the lee 20 pound pots

I had thought of opening the pour spout a little.Your suggestion on lapping the stopper rod is a good idea as i am sure fit up is the least of lees concern when trying to move these out the door.Thanks for your insight.jim
by jbquack1
Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: equipment
Topic: opinions on the lee 20 pound pots
Replies: 11
Views: 10060

Re: opinions on the lee 20 pound pots

I have good results on the 350 grain .45 , i am having a .475 mold at 415 grains made, and will probably go with the ladle.I have noticed the pour spout takes awhile before i can pour and i have to get the mold fairly hot before i get good results bottom pouring.All in all it certainly beats the old...
by jbquack1
Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: equipment
Topic: Ladles
Replies: 9
Views: 15182

Re: Ladles

i bought the rcbs at a local store, i think it cost 32 dollars,knowing what i know now i think i would go with the lyman.jim
by jbquack1
Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: equipment
Topic: Mold Handles
Replies: 8
Views: 6675

Re: Mold Handles

Good, as i purchased two more molds from dan and have one more planned,and was wondering about lee's durability.
by jbquack1
Wed May 06, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: equipment
Topic: opinions on the lee 20 pound pots
Replies: 11
Views: 10060

Re: opinions on the lee 20 pound pots

I figured out how to "work" around the 4-20's inadequacies and have been able to get good results.The spout freeze i think could be solved with a little bigger hole and i add alloy at about the halfway point, otherwise it takes forever to get back up to temp.I would appreciate hearing how ...

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