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Re: 50-70 dies
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2021, 09:51:10 AM »
No bullet mold....Many Horses will not allow me to cast bullets.  She fears I will get lead poisoning.  It is a battle that I have lost with her.  I'll slug the barrel this weekend to confirm the bullet diam. needed.  Both Buffalo Arms and Midway have 515 bullets available.
After 45 years of casting, I still don't have lead poisoning and I have been tested for lead levels.  ;D
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Re: 50-70 dies
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2021, 10:22:41 AM »
Thanks, Major.  I use Whyte bullets in my pistol calibers, and am happy with the.
Joe...maybe Mary would listen to you...I've given up.  I've considered casting on the sly....
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Re: 50-70 dies
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2021, 03:22:23 PM »
And IF,  your Favorite Wife will listen to Joe about the hazards of bullet casting, he can give here some advice on smoking tobacco!  I wouldn't suggest "on the sly" Troy,  that sounds dishonest. (hee hee!)

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Re: 50-70 dies
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2021, 03:23:58 PM »
"her"  damn proof reader!

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Re: 50-70 dies
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2021, 09:51:58 AM »
If it's any consolation Troy, my "Favorite Wife" feels the same way about me casting. I go along with it not so much because I agree with her or that I'm PW'ed or any of that, but because I have time to reload or cast, but not both.
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Re: 50-70 dies
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Re: 50-70 dies
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2021, 10:05:28 AM »
Ha.  Yeah i barely have time for all aspects of my hobby as well, so i bite the bullet and buy them.   Also, i am a chemist and we get blood tests done at least once a year to check for nasties.    No way i want to pop for heavy metals unless it is Iron Maiden, who were awesome in 83 and 86 when i saw them.   Did more damage to my ears than all this shooting i bet.

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Re: 50-70 dies
« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2021, 01:24:07 PM »
I may do a deal with one of the Blues Brothers (Joe and Robert)
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Re: 50-70 dies
« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2021, 01:56:53 PM »
Blues Brothers are members of grand up standing in the 'Bobble Head' gang. Troy you might check with Robert, he won a set of .50-70 moulds at the Muster banquet this past June. Reloading dies foe loan should not be an issue; 4 of us at Bergers have die sets.
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Re: 50-70 dies
« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2021, 10:51:58 AM »
Thanks, Mark!
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Re: 50-70 dies
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2021, 10:53:07 AM »
A little off subject....
Does any one have experience with these bullets from Dixie Gun Works?
https://www.dixiegunworks.com/index/page/product/product_id/377/category_id/336/product_name/BA1106+Dixie+Cast+Conical+Bullet+5070
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Re: 50-70 dies
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Re: 50-70 dies
« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2021, 11:59:53 AM »
FWIW I've been casting for 40 years now.  Been tested every year, 20 of those by the USN.  Never had any detected.  Have always cast in an outer building (shed/garage) with open windows.
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Re: 50-70 dies
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2021, 12:48:13 PM »
Many Horses is softening up on the issue....I got a "maybe" I'll let you from her this weekend.
But, Jerry has a good point....there is only so much time available.
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Re: 50-70 dies
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2021, 05:14:28 PM »
Maybe there will be more time available for you next year, when you get that four letter word, (WORK) out of your life!

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Re: 50-70 dies
« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2021, 05:58:47 PM »
I actually enjoy casting, especially the big single shot bullets.  I can and will often buy bullets for my pistol rounds, but there's a lot of artisanship in the big rounds, and you find yourself wanting to control the whole process.  Good long range ammunition damn near demands it!
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Re: 50-70 dies
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2021, 08:34:08 AM »
Oh, it's not that I don't ENJOY casting, it's just that there are a lot of things I'd RATHER do and I just run out of time to do all of them. I pretty much HAVE to reload (I do enjoy it too) so it's higher up on the list.
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Re: 50-70 dies
« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2021, 02:27:39 PM »
So, I was just checking the order status for the Redding 50-70 dies I ordered from Optics Planet....
I noticed that the order confirmation showed them to be 45-70 dies.  Hmm...I'm sure that is NOT what I ordered!
I checked the website again, and found that there was a "typo".  The title shows the dies I ordered to be 50-70, and the description is for 45-70....
they were actually 45-70 dies.  Redding doesn't make 50-70 dies...knew this was too good to be true...
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Re: 50-70 dies
« Reply #36 on: September 28, 2021, 03:15:45 PM »
Optics Planet shows RCBS 50-70 dies shipping in 1-3 months (FWIW) and with a sale price.  In their "Group B" listings.
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Re: 50-70 dies
« Reply #37 on: September 28, 2021, 05:28:44 PM »
Thanks, Chuck.  I ordered the RCBS dies.
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Re: 50-70 dies
« Reply #38 on: October 09, 2021, 09:06:19 AM »
I've found a set here local!  I will pick them up today along with some brass, some loaded rounds, and a compression plug.  The bullet diameter is too small for my bore (~0.505" vs. 0.515" needed), so I'll be tearing down the loads or blasting them off at the range.  I should be well stocked here shortly!
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Re: 50-70 dies
« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2021, 06:35:43 PM »
Yay!  Just ordered another 250 cases from Starline.  Should get me thru the rest of my life I think.
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