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A bit more grease on it and it will be perfect.

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You do not deprime before tumbling? I figure that is the best way to make sure the pinhole is clean.

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I do steel pins. Separation is relatively easy with a magnet taken from a burned out microwave.

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These came yesterday. I probably have enough lube to last years. I got the bricks for pan lubing. This guy is on the castboolits forum and he makes several lubes. The gas checks fit too so I should be good to go. Lots of h110 and a brick of LPM primers I traded for. I’ll probably get another 100 starline cases.
I treat my revolver brass a lot better that my 9mm blasting away brass.
The gas checks are a bit pricey I think..4.5 cents each. They make check making dies that you can make them from flashing. I may get one later on.
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I really need to clean up my workbench. Need more room.
 

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Mine is cluttered up bad too. It doesn’t take long.
I casted about 50 of the 44 bullets and tried pan lubing them. Didn’t turn out so good. I don’t know if it’s the nature of the lube groove or the lube, but some missing lube on about 25% of the bullets. The lube is tacky enough that you can apply it to the bare areas and run it through the sizer again which fixes it. It’s a messier job than I had planned on. I hope to get this figured out. Good news is that the gas checks fit like a glove.
 

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Ever tried powder coating? Thoughts?

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Tonight I was working on a few rounds for my father’s old revolvers. 150 .32 S&W Long cases ready to load. When I go home for Thanksgiving I’ll bring him these and a couple hundred each of 9mm and .38 Spl.
 

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Adam and I did 250 .45 colt. 150 .32 Smith & Wesson long. And finally 250 45 .ACP. or maybe it was 400 .45 colt?

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I went to the governor’s range in powder springs to try those 250 grain bullets and I’m happy. The groups kept shrinking all the way up to 24.0 grains. I guess that’s where the case is getting full. May try 24.5 and 25.0. I think that’s about max.
It’s hard to photo the inside of a barrel but I ran a patch wet with hoppes 9 followed by a dry one and I see no lead.
This barrel has leaded so badly in the past with .430 bullets (even gas checked ones) that it looked like splinters sticking out all the way through. It was a real mess.
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Last Sunday Mark and I had a chance to try our .45 Colt hand loads in my Ruger Vaquero. With a 255gr lead flat point over 5.9gr of Titegroup if was great pussycat target gun. With a 250gr XTP JHP over 25gr of LilGun it was a flipping hammer. It definitely got people’s attention.

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I think I got the pan lubing figured out. I heated the lube to a higher temperature and heated the bullets and the pan to about 250 before lubing this time and it worked. I think the lube solidified when it hit the cold bullets and failed to fill the lube groove. I think I can probably do 50/pan but didn’t want the cake to break between bullets and pull lube out of the groove. It didn’t come close to breaking This lube seems tough rather than brittle.
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