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1984

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Colorado4Wheel, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. Colorado4Wheel

    Colorado4Wheel

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    I made 1984 bullets this weekend. Two casting sessions, 1.5 hours of sizing. Including a break to clean the sizer. Jack won't understand that last statement at all.

    Anyway, not bad because it's not like I spent all my weekend in working on casting.
     
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  2. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    You'd better count them one more time just to be sure.
     
  3. Colorado4Wheel

    Colorado4Wheel

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    44.5 #'s of bullets. I almost changed it to 2000 but 1984 was a great year.,
     
  4. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Do they all mic the same in diameter and length?
    :whistling:
     
  5. sellersm

    sellersm disciplinare

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    So is this a message from the Ministry of Casting? :dunno:
     
  6. Colorado4Wheel

    Colorado4Wheel

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    I used to wonder how many I could make in a weekend if I need to just "get it done" Now I know.
     
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  7. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    What the hell is there to clean on a Star? Ya know they've got pills for that pesky OCD problem. :whistling:


    Jack
     
  8. Colorado4Wheel

    Colorado4Wheel

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    I don't know what it was doing but it was not feeding lube to one of the three holes that feeds the lube groove. I was having to turn the pressure up really high to make it work right. So I took out the die, melted the lube off and cleaned the holes. I put the die in so that the two holes farthest away from the lube source were both as close as possible. Problem went away. Maybe something got in one of the holes. Who knows.
     
  9. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    Run your lube just a smidgen warmer, it will allow it to flow from three sides and fill the grooves. Get that variable dial I told you about at Harbor Freight, works pretty well.

    It's really tough to keep a constant temperature with a base plate that doesn't have a thermostat... if you leave it on it gets way too hot, even with a very hard lube, and when you unplug it the temp goes down so quick the lube won't flow.

    BTW... the grease grooves don't need to be completely filled, won't effect accuracy or leading, it just makes 'em look pretty... and I know how important that is to you. :whistling:


    Jack
     
  10. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    Four legs good, two legs bad. Oh wait, never mind.
     
  11. Colorado4Wheel

    Colorado4Wheel

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    I get that. It's been like that for a while. Never really cared but I was tired of pulling the handle and thought I would see if during my break I could make it fill out better. If I was smart I would have left it like that to save lube.
     
  12. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    I just sized and lubed 1986 200 grain SWC's in 56 minutes. You can't even beat a dying cripple.

    Wussie flatlander. :whistling:


    Jack