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Old 01-14-2016, 12:26 PM
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Now that I have the correct .530" ball mold in and ready to go, Once I finish up my lunch, I'll be out in the shop firing up the lead pot and start casting so we can get my brothers new CVA Hawken up and running before I tear it all down to start shaping the wood.

A beautiful 50* blue sky day as well!
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Old 01-14-2016, 02:09 PM
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Did you get a LEE mold MD?

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Old 01-14-2016, 02:25 PM
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Yes, the .530 DC Lee. It did good. Cleaned it up real good, a little anti seize behind the sprue cutter screw and a little on the pins and she dropped nice smooth balls.

Also did a run of .570's for my .58 as I was out.
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Old 01-14-2016, 03:33 PM
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Yes, and they're not a bad mold for the $$. The sprue isn't as noticeable on the Lees as it is on some of the others like Lyman. Have a half doz. or so Lees and have been pleased with them so far.

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I use to spend my Friday nights casting a variety of balls/bullets. A couple years ago had someone decide they needed my equipment and lead more than I did. Thankfully I had a few cans full here at the house. Hope to one day replace everything.
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Old 01-14-2016, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by quigleysharps4570 View Post
I use to spend my Friday nights casting a variety of balls/bullets. A couple years ago had someone decide they needed my equipment and lead more than I did. Thankfully I had a few cans full here at the house. Hope to one day replace everything.
Well... the lead's not such a big deal, but wouldn't you like to have 5 minutes alone with the SOB that stole your equipment? I know I would...

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Yes I would.
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Old 01-18-2016, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Blackpowdersmoke View Post
Yes, and they're not a bad mold for the $$. The sprue isn't as noticeable on the Lees as it is on some of the others like Lyman. Have a half doz. or so Lees and have been pleased with them so far.

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I agree. I like the Lees too.
And MD - I'm glad your balls are the right size now!
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