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Well, I finally got a set of handles for my PRS molds yesterday. I lit the stove this morning thinking I'd cast a few just to see how they looked. Now, I believe ya'll know that I'm REAL new to casting, so I can say this set of molds were the easiest to cast with of any I've ever used and be quite truthful about it! :) When I quit casting and started going through the bullets to cull my mistakes, I put the good ones in piles of 100. I now have 9.? piles of bullets I'm really pleased with. I did have several culls, but most of them were from running out of melt in the dipper while pouring the last hole. I did figure how to solve that problem in short order!! :-D
I guess the point of this post is just to say that this is a good mold that's easy to use and still get good bullets, and a quick thanks to all involved in my being a proud owner of one. Wish I'd had the extra money for two.
I had thought I'd try a few of them this afternoon; but, as things normally go around here, there was a minor glitch. I had a couple of hundred set up in my pie pan, the oven was heating, things were going smoothly till I got to the freezer to get a batch of lube. It was like Old Mother Hubbard's Cupboard. I'm out of lube, and the hardware stores in this small town close at noon on Saturdays. :twisted:
Oh well, something to look forward to some evening this week.
I can see now that my initial 25 and the additional 15 gallons of wheel weights isn't going to last very long! So I guess I'm gonna hafta hit the tire stores in the surrounding towns as well.
Boy this Cowboy shootin' is SOME hobby!!! And friends to share it with ta boot!!!! Can't beat that with a stick!
 

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Butler? Pard? I am impressed that you could even get the ladel method to work with those big bullets and a 6 cavity mold! And yer closing in on 1000 of keepers. For producton, I can see no reason fer ya to try two molds when using a dipper ladel. Even with bottom pour pots, it takes two of them to keep up with two of those molds. Take care of that mold and it will last and last.

I cast today too. I had just about shot myself dry and was low on bollits to reload with. I used two PRS molds and two Lee 20# bottom pour pots. I was interrupted by a stranded at the field ball playing son after only an hour of casting, but still managed to crank out 35# of frosty PRS boolits. Unless I really screw-up or get interrpted, I get no rejects after the blocks are hot enough to where the first filled cavity is still molten as the last is filled and to let the spru plate slice off the spru strip like a hot blade through butter -- thats when I start keep'n the good ones.

Yep, ya had best make a big ole batch o' lube as them are some hungry boolits.
 

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hey guys--cut down on tha castin fer awhile wil ya--went ta have tha tires rotated an rebalanced taday and they tole me they could rotate but didn't have any weights ta rebalance--sumthin bout all the wheelweight goin up ta kentucky an we virginny :-D :-D
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:D Will, I been thinkin about crusin' the malls, but then I thought about truckstops, 100 vehicles x 18 wheels x 2oz (average)per wheel!! Just a couple of days a week and I could keep up with what I think I need!! :)
 

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Think schoolbus garages, truck stops, large tire servicers/sellers. Them big ole bannana shaped weights sure makes lots of lead with little clip scrap and relatively little dirt and junk.
 
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