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Old June 17, 2012, 10:33 PM   #7
David Bachelder
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Join Date: August 23, 2011
Location: Trinity, Texas
Posts: 633
I had a few that were wrinkled. I read that wrinkling meant your mold was too cold. So I placed the mold over the pot for a few minutes and tossed the wrinkles back into the pot. After that they were popping out looking almost perfect.

After a while I had trouble getting the mold (2 cavity LEE) to close properly. I put a little wax on the bars and in the slots, after that it started working perfectly. I also lubed between the sprue plate and top of the mold with graphite (carpenters pencil). I never smoked the mold or used any kind of release. The bullets were dropping off real well, ever once and a while I get a hanger, not often.

Things went pretty smooth as long as I kept the pot between 725 and 800 F.

Go figure.
David Bachelder
Trinity, Texas
I load, 9mm Luger, 38 and 40 S&W, 38 Special, 357Magnum, 45ACP, 45 Colt, 223, 300 AAC, 243 and 30-06
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