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Old April 27, 2013, 08:24 PM   #1
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A Pair of 30 Calibers

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Old April 27, 2013, 09:13 PM   #2
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Pretty! It makes me wish I had something that would shoot something like that!
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Old April 27, 2013, 09:45 PM   #3
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Any ole '06 or shorter 308 will do.
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Old April 30, 2013, 02:41 AM   #4
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Both these cast have been around longer than Mt. St. Hellens. Appear to be Lymans 311440 & 311284. You chose to use CO-W/W material also. I'll bet you spent a few minuets looking thru a entire batch of bullets to find these two no doubt. Excellent job with your camera and the lay out and sharpness is up there with the professionals. Nicely done LAH.

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Old April 30, 2013, 06:40 AM   #5
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...You chose to use CO-W/W material also ...
What is "CO"?
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Old April 30, 2013, 07:03 AM   #6
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CO is for clip on as opposed to stick on wheel weights.

And Mr. Mc Gee these are cast from straight COWW alloy from Michigan. There's no secret to casting with this alloy only getting the heat right. I've purchase this alloy from most places in the US except the extreme west & for some reason have better bullets from the stuff that comes from the upper midwest. Don't ask why cause I don't know.

BTW those photos were taken with a cheap Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S650 on top the coffee pot. For some reason the lighting is 'bout right there.

The left bullet is from a Lyman 311440 mould while the right bullet was cast using the NOE clone of the Lyman 311284. Once these moulds are the correct temperature rejects are less than 3-4% so you need not search to find picture quality bullets, they are all that way.





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Old April 30, 2013, 08:26 AM   #7
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Nice boolits!
I use straight CO WW for 95% of my casting.
For hunting boolits I usually use 50/50 WW/lead plust one-two percent tin.
Its not hard at all to get excellent, well filled out boolits with straight WW. I've never understood why most guys insist on adding tin to everything. If you play with the temps a touch, it saves a pile of money in tin.

I made over 1000 9mm boolits last night with straight WW, and only threw about 10 back in the pot that werent perfect. Thats a pretty good percentage.
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Old April 30, 2013, 10:11 AM   #8
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You brought up an interesting point. Being a difference in wheel weight material depending where it's origin is from. I haven't paid much attention as to my casts in judging if one W/W material was any better at casting than the previous batch. Since most of us get our W/W pre-fluxed by the sellers. I always thought it depended on the seller how or what they threw into their furnace/ smelter made the difference. But I have to admit there were times here and there over time I did have little quirks with the dross itself. Sometimes I can cast and have 1-2% throw back. And other times its 5%. Molds are either to hot too cold. "Well you know the drill."_ Anyway. We manage to get by. Shinny or frosted they all end up down range. BTW is that a Bunn or a Coffeemate in your last examples LAH?_ Regards,

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Old April 30, 2013, 11:48 AM   #9
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That's my beloved Bunn. Till a couple months ago I poured the water each morning at just before 5AM but now being retired it's more like 6.
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Old April 30, 2013, 05:26 PM   #10
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Those leaky Bunns

I can't count how many times I've had to make-up a new top tank gasket for our Bunn. The last time I had to make one after finding water on the counter top. I made 1/2 dozen. So I figure I'm good till my next Life now. But its well worth the effort. (: Regards,

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