Some of my toys

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by trobbie66, May 31, 2012.

  1. trobbie66

    trobbie66 New Member

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    <a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1&u=17550371" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1&u=17550371</a> <a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=2&u=17550371http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=4&u=17550371Here" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=2&u=17550371http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=4&u=17550371Here</a> are a few toys.My first board cut,Acacia, not finished yet. I cant decide if I want to cut finger fillets^but it shoots awesome!The single natural is my fav shooter.It is a piece of lilac bush,very light ,very strong. I have started using tapered bands and love them .I cut 21cm long and taper 25mm to20mm. Single band for target and double for destruction and zombies.I am now trying out dif ammo. Had always used marbles but am liking steel ball more. Next is a lead casting setup.I would love a bells of hythe mold but think the cheapie mixed size from ebay is the best choice till I find a fav size.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  2. mrjoel

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    Get a Rowell ladle for you bullet casting. The #3 would be optimal for the multi cavity BOH mold. This ladle replaces the need for a pot as it holds about a cup, fill it about 1/2 with lead for safety. This is better than a LEE pot as there are no elements to wear out but you still get a great spout for pouring your casts that won't leak and drip. <br><br>These ladles are the best piece of lost knowledge of the art of bullet casting. Without a doubt they are the finest casting ladle available. I find it unbelievable they aren't more popular. They've been around since 1909, I guess Mr. Rowell was a better inventor than than a marketer. Do yourself a favor and buy one, they aren't cheap but you will save yourself even more than on a LEE pot that is inherently flawed in design and function, IMO.<br><br>A quality thermometer isn't a bad idea either. It is particularly useful when fluxing and alloying wheel weight metal when cleaning out the clips and trash metals such as zinc. It's nice to keep it under 600 degrees for this operation or the zinc slips back into the melt. If the temp is right, the zinc will cling to the clips with the lead oxide after fluxing.<br><br><a href="http://www.theantimonyman.com/ladles.htm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.theantimonyman.com/ladles.htm</a><br><br>The site also gives great information about and offers products for bullet casting alloys such as Lyman #2 as well as Linotype. Linotype is a hard cast alloy used for higher velocity hunting handgun ammunition and large bore rifles. It is much harder than your standard wheel weight alloy. It has been used to make bullets capable of shooting through a Cape Buffalo.
     

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    <div>Cool thanks for the info Mrjoel! I am going to check out that site right now.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  4. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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