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Hi folks,

If any of you are reloading with HR, they have a 10% discount on their online store orders for this weekend.

I just ordered 3 boxes (1500 projectiles), and got 2% as a repeat customer, and another 10% under the special.

This pretty much saved the price of the shipping, so I'm happy. :flute:

Hope this is useful to someone.

regards, curan
 
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Didn't realise how expensive commercial cast had become.
I stopped buying them when I realised I could cast bullets that shot more accurately than what I was buying.
Cast, coated and sized 1000 this afternoon took about 4 hrs.
Fairly new to coating but once I refine my procedures I think I should be able to cast, coat and size 1000 in about 2 hrs.
 

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Didn't realise how expensive commercial cast had become.
I stopped buying them when I realised I could cast bullets that shot more accurately than what I was buying.
Cast, coated and sized 1000 this afternoon took about 4 hrs.
Fairly new to coating but once I refine my procedures I think I should be able to cast, coat and size 1000 in about 2 hrs.
Hi Sean,

Fortunately the Hawkesbury stuff shoots well in my 30/30.

I don't really want to cast. I spent a lot of time with a leadburner when I was an apprentice, and if I don't have to cast, then I'm happy.

And I don't mind paying a bit to have it done for me. The service is good and I'm happy with the product.

cheers, curan
 

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Just realised I'm also adding to the amount of lead in the backing mounds to help out those who do want to cast........

I'll just think of it as my little donation to a worthy cause, eh? :biggrin:
 

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Yep someone has to keep the backstops filled with a fresh supply of lead although you can keep shooting the same lead for ever if you can recover it.
Im sure I must have fired some lead 6 or more times:biggrin:
Heres a few Ive cast and coated the past few days about 3000 in the pic
 

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Now don't they look good!

What coating are you using and what weight are they Sean?

And what size and make of sizing die, and is it being shot through a microgroove barrel?

Lotsa questions I know, but I may want to stop the donations of fresh lead in the backstops at some stage and start casting for myself!

cheers, curan
 

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Coating just gets referred to as HiTek same stuff the commercial casters have been using for years, green and gold in the pics I also have a copper bronze.
Most of the ones pictured will find their way out a pistol barrel, just about all lee moulds in the pic, .358 in 105swc, 158swc TL, 158 fp, some 9mm 124 con TL, and rcbs 314bnwc, sizing to 358 just with a lee push through for the .358.
Haven't really done a lot with any of these in the rifle although the 105swc shoot about 2" at 50 and kill rabbits well at around 1100fps. Should do as a chicken load.
Have a NOE mould for 180gr WFN gas check that I can also cast hp with that shows real promise in my marlin with micro grove.
Got Mitch to test some loads last time he was home, started off a touch over 1" at 50 at around 1300fps ended up at a bit over 1500fps and around 2". Shortly after we discovered the scope base was loose so may explain the groups opening up. I need to retest them. These were also sized .358.
I'm think this will become my hunting and probably silhouette load. 180gr at over 1500fps might even drop the rams in the rifle match.
 

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Hey 220, I like the look of your bullets!
I mould all my own bullets & the lubesize them. I'd love to hear how you go about putting the HiTek covering on, and where you get it from. Any chance of some info??? :biggrin:
 

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Applied in a similar way to the lee liquid alox, let dry for 30min and then bake in an oven, those in the picture have 2 coats applied.
Manufactured by a company in NSW, the biggest problem with shipping it to TAS is the liquids are classed as a dangerous good.
I think Juddy got some down to TAS to give it a try, shoot him a pm (ramslammer) he might give you some to try. It does go a long way at the rate I'm using 1 litre will coat about 50000 projectiles.

Really good thread on it over at the cast boolit forum that will answer just about all your questions, nearly 3000 posts so a good few days reading

simple Hi-Tek coating

They are working on a powdered version that contains the colour and catalyst, just need to add acetone, this should be able to be shipped regular post.
 

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G'Day
Got the powder in both black and copper. 10-12 grms and 100mls of acetone and mix let stand for 30 mins then shake again. Then it's ready to go. Had a problem with the oven, did a job for a electrical appliance salesman and he was supposed to get a smart oven for me. Already had a "discussion" with him but may soon need to talk more forcibly to him. Hate been ripped after we entered a deal!!!!
Juddy
 

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Hey Juddy, I'm sure you can persuade him to see it from your perspective.:flute:

Mark.
 
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