I just noticed, I never posted an update about the failed bonding process.
I still haven't figured out how to get the liquid flux to work for me. So, I may just go back to using the paste flux. It's more cumbersome and doesn't bond as well, but is cleaner and more reliable.
I haven't had a good batch of bonded bullets, since that previous post. If I end up using these on the Elk hunt, I'll be using the unbonded bullets. I have faith that they're tough enough for the job.
And, the Elk hunt is in October, not November. (Idiot...)