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« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2018, 08:34:48 am »

cool weather = casting bullets today. Will be casting from original Winchester moulds , bullets for the 45/60 300 gr. Bullets for the 45/75 350 gr. and the .50 Ex. weight ? will soon know . Have had trouble getting the 45/60 carbine parts gun to shoot the bullets from my two different 45/60 original Winchester mould, will change the mix a bit and try a harder bullet . The little parts gun shoots the bullet out of the 45/75 mould great @ 350. gr.  For some reason I want to find a hardness  or powder charge  or a combination of both that shoots well in this gun. May try a buffer of some kind ,  between bullet and powder .I have had this make a bullet shoot well with other loads in the past by using a patch of cotton cloth / denim as a buffer / gas check. The journey is most of the fun ! ,,,DT 
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« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2018, 09:00:06 am »

Sure, I'll take a hunderd of the 350's. Thanks.  Wink
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« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2018, 09:56:59 pm »

Mr. Dusty,

I have posted before about using the ballistic filler called Puff-Lon.  Here is a link to their site:
http://www.pufflon.com/newfront.html
I have had good luck with this stuff,  course others millage may vary!  Am looking forward to moderating weather to get out
and burn a little powder myself.  keep us posted on how things go!  Reading here on others adventures sure helps
when i can't get out myself!!

P.B.
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« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2018, 08:05:55 am »

Sure, I'll take a hunderd of the 350's. Thanks.  Wink
  Get on down here in April /May for a hog hunt and you can bring them home with you . ,,,,DT
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« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2018, 08:11:34 am »

Mr. Dusty,

I have posted before about using the ballistic filler called Puff-Lon.  Here is a link to their site:
http://www.pufflon.com/newfront.html
I have had good luck with this stuff,  course others millage may vary!  Am looking forward to moderating weather to get out
and burn a little powder myself.  keep us posted on how things go!  Reading here on others adventures sure helps
when i can't get out myself!!       Mr. Pinto Beans , Thanks for the tip. I may give the Puff-Lon a try . Hope you get to do some shooting soon , Amigo ! ,,,DT

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« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2018, 01:22:05 pm »

 Don't know about the rest of y'a but " keep'n your power dry " can only be done around here if your staying inside ,,the rainy season is "HERE" and if something don't show up here....well i'll just have to answer " myself"..( yep ,, talk to myself ...a..lot ) creepy quite !!


  anyway's coffee's ready,,,,Hootmix.
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« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2018, 06:18:21 pm »

Rain is right Slamfire to much here on the coast and not near enough out west . Been here on the coast a wk . or so heading back out west in a few days . Have so much work to do at every place I cant see any light . Did load the .406 bullets you sent . Will try them in my favorite 40/60 , AKA (hog killer) ! Spent enough time in the shop to install the new Extra Heavy 45/75 barrel and just about finished fitting the new wood . All looks good so far .  Winchester barrels , did me a great job again . Hope to take some time for shooting this trip . Last time up to my ears in water well repairs .  c'est la vie    ,,,DT
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« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2018, 08:43:53 pm »

 YEA I hear y'a " don't mind the mule ..just load the wagon". Picked-up about 46# pure lead today,,suppose to go back that way in a few days looks like another 25-40 lbs. clean scrap..need tin & antimony . Thinking about mak'n a john boat out of LEAD,,it may not float,,,,but don't think it will wash away (ha-ha-ha-ha-) .

Good to hear from y'a DT.

 smoke'm if y'a got'm,,,,Hootmix.
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« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2018, 07:05:27 am »

Good you are getting stocked-up on lead ! Will not wash away, wouldn't count on it !,,,DT
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« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2018, 05:56:43 pm »

Good you are getting stocked-up on lead ! Will not wash away, wouldn't count on it !,,,DT

Dusty and Slamfire
Have you fellers had any problems with "copperised" lead sheet Huh  Can see it shimmer on the top of the melt pot fist time round - hope I am getting it out with the fluxing .
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« Reply #35 on: March 01, 2018, 07:10:51 pm »

Greyhawk not sure if I have any in my lead or not ? I have a small supply of industrial lead pipe heavy wall stuff . When I melt I always have to skim the lead , and I do flux with wax , and skim some more . Have been using wheel weights some lately , that stuff is plenty dirty , but makes decent bullets .  ,,,DT
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« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2018, 05:36:06 am »

Greyhawk not sure if I have any in my lead or not ? I have a small supply of industrial lead pipe heavy wall stuff . When I melt I always have to skim the lead , and I do flux with wax , and skim some more . Have been using wheel weights some lately , that stuff is plenty dirty , but makes decent bullets .  ,,,DT

Dusty
I had some unused lead sheeting a mate scrounged for me years ago - had this funny look to it then partway in I came to this label said "copperised" - seems like it fluxes out ok - I stir and flux this stuff some extra .
Have been using sawdust to flux the ingot melt of late - read about that somewhere here I think (or on Cast boolits forum) - never woulda thought to do that but whoever wrote it up put a good argument with some science and it seems like it works - better I think- and not near so smokey (or the smokey is not as obnoxious) as using wax - I cast with a dipper out of a good size open pot and use wax to flux when I am running boolits. Got 250 pound of clean ingots cheap a while back - very close to my preferred boolit alloy - on top of what we had stashed things not lookin too bad on the lead front - but getting pure lead for the muzzleloaders is always a priority. Dont forget to tell us how that heavy barrel 76 goes - that is gonna be real interesting - your very own "one of one thousand" - good luck with it.
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« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2018, 09:48:35 am »

 Greyhawk  cked over on castboolits...the copper adds "TIN" makes bullets harder,,"Flux stir back into mix"..also may have temp to hot. I have had my mix turn coppery if my temp is to high..add more pure lead or reduce heat range.
  At this time I have about 15-18 moulds for muzzle loaders ( I don't do BP ) both Rd. & conical ...need some give me a PM.


  smoke'm if y'a got'm,,,,Hootmix.
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« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2018, 08:04:23 pm »

Do you have anything in the .700 cal range  or .55 cal.?,,,, DT
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« Reply #39 on: March 03, 2018, 12:49:16 pm »

  Hey o'l son.. .700 that is in the mortar range ,,sorry just used my last one,,shoot'n at a " crow " ( lol) do have .535 rb DC...SC .540 415gr. HB-M ,,,if can help just holler.

 smok'm if y'a got'm,,,,Hootmix.
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« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2018, 08:18:54 pm »

 HEY  Dusty !!! just left the load'n room...I cast a few .575 dia. 515-523 gr. HB top pour bullets. Now they weren't pure lead ..had some mix about 12-15 bhn in the pot . I was going thru a box of moulds and thought ... why not ! Those top pour's are a little different to cast but after about 8-10 throw backs..I cast 6 that are " nice & sharp ". I think this mould is ( was ) for a 58 cal. a friend started building ( he's passed ) .. anyway's  man what a chunk of lead.  Sorry I know this don't have a single thing to do w/ 76's .


 smoke'm if y'a got'mHootmix.
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« Reply #41 on: March 04, 2018, 08:02:53 am »

Thanks Slamfire , those fall just in the middle of what I have . A 56 cal. and a 72 cal. Thanks anyhow , Amigo !,, DT
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« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2018, 07:39:55 pm »

Well folks here I thought we were escaping the nasty weather that has gone North and South of us.  Woke up this morning to an inch of snow on the ground!!  Was sorta hoping things would moderate sooner than later as had in mind to take the 45-75 out to longer range.  Next trip to the farm was going to dig around the metal stock and see about building a target to ring at around 100 yards.  Will let everyone know how this pans out but one thing for sure, weather got to get better first!  Hope others get to burn some powder soon!!

keep ya powder dry.
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« Reply #43 on: March 13, 2018, 04:29:43 am »

Spring is coming Mr. Pinto Beans .that snow will be gone before you know it. You may should shoot that groundhog ! Been  looking for some scrap plate for another clanger myself . ,,,,,DT
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