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Re: Bullet Casting

Postby quigleysharps4570 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:40 pm

PM me your address and I'll fix you up Bullie.
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Re: Bullet Casting

Postby Spitfire » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:34 am

How late in the mornings do you start working Quigs ? I see you still posting after 8;00am. As for casting with WW just flux your pot a lot and keep skimming of the rubbish and you'll soon have very good lead !
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Re: Bullet Casting

Postby quigleysharps4570 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:31 pm

My work hours are 11:00 pm to 7:00 am...that's why I'm on here all thru the day. The only reprieve you folks get from me is at night when I'm gone. :)
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Re: Bullet Casting

Postby Spitfire » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:44 am

You working permanent night shift ? That sounds good , more time to be on the shooting range !
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Re: Bullet Casting

Postby quigleysharps4570 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:05 pm

I've been on nights for close to 5 years now. Believe it or not...my shooting time has fallen off since then. Just too tired when I get off in the mornings...course that could be due to getting old. :)
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Re: Bullet Casting

Postby schoolmarm » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:08 pm

Quigs, that's the reason it's called 'graveyard shift'. I worked it for years as a boilermaker. Liked it a lot better than 2nd..
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Re: Bullet Casting

Postby quigleysharps4570 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:18 pm

Yep...second shift screws everything up. I've worked it for about 5 years too...is good for late night prowling though. :)
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Re: Bullet Casting

Postby Spitfire » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:49 am

Me.. i work when the sun is up , also a boilermaker !
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Re: Bullet Casting

Postby quigleysharps4570 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:13 pm

You and ole schoolmarm oughta get along just fine then.
Been thinking that since I'm off tonight I oughta be firing that lead pot up...just not sure what I'd cast up though.
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Re: Bullet Casting

Postby jbullard1 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:14 pm

quigleysharps4570 wrote:You and ole schoolmarm oughta get along just fine then.
Been thinking that since I'm off tonight I oughta be firing that lead pot up...just not sure what I'd cast up though.



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Re: Bullet Casting

Postby schoolmarm » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:20 pm

Spitfire wrote:Me.. i work when the sun is up , also a boilermaker !



Man, I built Babcock & Wilcox boilers for 30yrs, retired to repair boilers in the field, then decided to retire again and teach school. Damm if I didn't jump outta the pot into the fire..
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Re: Bullet Casting

Postby schoolmarm » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:22 pm

jbullard1 wrote:
quigleysharps4570 wrote:You and ole schoolmarm oughta get along just fine then.
Been thinking that since I'm off tonight I oughta be firing that lead pot up...just not sure what I'd cast up though.



Just sit by the cold pot and drink beer and inventory your boolits



would be a tough job but somebody needs to do it.. :W:
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Re: Bullet Casting

Postby Ironwood » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:58 pm

I may have to cast some .395 roundballs. A friend of mine moved out of town and gave me some boxes of Hornady .310 and .490 roundballs. With those and what I have already cast I have enough to last awhile. If I can ever get to the range I want to shoot the .40 caliber barrel for my Pennsylvia Hunter some more. I've never really shot that barrel enough to know just how accurate it really is.
I try to get all my casting done during this time of the year. I sure don't like to cast when sweat is dropping off my brow. :shock:
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Re: Bullet Casting

Postby quigleysharps4570 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:07 pm

Nope...sweat dripping off the brow isn't a good idea around the pot Ironwood. :shock: I haven't made it there...decided to give the good folks at the casino some of my money. Could've went toward reloading supplies...guess I just can't stand prosperity. :(
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Re: Bullet Casting

Postby Spitfire » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:34 am

Quigs in my neck of the woods sweating is first nature ! So here we learned to work around the pot without dripping into the pot !
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Re: Bullet Casting

Postby quigleysharps4570 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:43 am

Yep...I imagine you all have it down to a fine art. ;) I just turn on the air-conditioner in the shop is how I get around it. :)
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Re: Bullet Casting

Postby Spitfire » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:06 am

Quigs that air-con in the workshop sounds great, i'll have to fit a ceiling though as the poor machine will run non stop and not bring the temp down at all !
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Re: Bullet Casting

Postby quigleysharps4570 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:13 am

During the summer I'll usually go in and turn the pot on and the a/c then go do something else for awhile. Ready to roll when I get back there.
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Re: Bullet Casting

Postby BigRic » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:36 am

schoolmarm wrote:
Spitfire wrote:Me.. i work when the sun is up , also a boilermaker !



Man, I built Babcock & Wilcox boilers for 30yrs, retired to repair boilers in the field, then decided to retire again and teach school. Damm if I didn't jump outta the pot into the fire..


I was a boiler operator in a power plant here for 26 yrs. on a few B and W boilers. was glad when I moved up to the air condition control room. :2TU:
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Re: Bullet Casting

Postby Ironwood » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:58 am

I do my casting outside in a very open shed. Anyone that does lead casting in an enclosed room is looking for trouble. Y'all need to do a little searching about "Lead Posioning".

Spitfire, no one does more sweating than someone here in East Texas. 100° temperature and 80-90% humidity is not uncommon. :)
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Re: Bullet Casting

Postby BigRic » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:47 am

Ironwood wrote:I do my casting outside in a very open shed. Anyone that does lead casting in an enclosed room is looking for trouble. Y'all need to do a little searching about "Lead Posioning".

Spitfire, no one does more sweating than someone here in East Texas. 100° temerature and 80-90% humidity is not uncommon. :)


Ironwood, I know where you are coming from. been to Ft.Hood Tx. for a few yrs. it gets hot as heck out there..
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Re: Bullet Casting

Postby quigleysharps4570 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:26 am

Ironwood wrote:Anyone that does lead casting in an enclosed room is looking for trouble. Y'all need to do a little searching about "Lead Posioning".


I've got a small fan by the bench that's usually running and when I flux the back door gets opened...clears it out pretty quick.
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Re: Bullet Casting

Postby Spitfire » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:45 am

No disputing that Ironwood, in my neck of the woods the humidity also runs in the high 90's and the temp can run up as high as +120 degree F in summer. In winter it only goes down to about 60 deg F and then we think its very cold !
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