A couple of thoughts

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bpcrshooter62 wrote: Tue Nov 28, 2023 6:38 pm We might be getting off topic here it seems but my question is if you are a marathon caster and have a stock pile of bullets cast then decide to try a new bullet out what do you do with the pile of old ones you have already cast? I am guilty of this lol i have three different bullets that i use to shoot but am now on to two more different ones lol when i cast i do it for between 5 to 10 days straight for 8 to 10 hours a day so i have 1000s of rounds poured now what do i do with the ones i no longer am shooting lol It took a long time and effort to cast all of them so i dont want to melt them down and recast them there is nothing wrong with them i have just moved on to new bullets i shot master scores with these old bullets but just want to try out the new stuff lol like a lot of us here i think anyway lol always looking for something better to use lol Whats your thoughts on this :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :roll: :roll: :roll: :D :D :D
I use them up just for range fun swinging and fragmenting bowling pins or off hand practice. But I don't have bullets I don't like. If I did they would get used for range trigger time.

I didn't shoot much this summer and the .45's on the bottom shelf are what I cast last winter. I normally burn up 4 cases plus of powder a year and this year I still have not used a full case. The top shelf is what I cast solar this fall for the .38-50 and the .44's. They are all patched and ready for loading.
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Here is my normal winter casting session for the season supply.
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Well Woody, I guess there is something to be said for sticking with what is known to work..... :lol:
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No need for the old bullets - they are good alloy to be melted and poured with your new mold.
Or be used for practice shooting at the range to fine tune your skills.
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I really need to get busy
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I'm going to try this hole in the scope cap on one of my DZ scops. I have seen this used by a couple shooters in the past.
I will use the lathe to center the hole. Have you tried different size holes before going with the 1/16"
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And I thought I was OCD. Those are stock piles. I’m impressed.
So what is the latest bullet mold flavor of the month? I just bought a BACO 0.446 PP 535 Money mold.
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Shepherd wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 10:32 am And I thought I was OCD. Those are stock piles. I’m impressed.
So what is the latest bullet mold flavor of the month? I just bought a BACO 0.446 PP 535 Money mold.
Back when I was shooting paper patch I was using the 545 grains .446 money bullet which has a 16 twist. It shot that bullet extremely well in silhouette and long range.
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Kurt,

Patterson used a 1/8 inch hole in his scopes. I figured I would start at 1/16 and work up. I liked the smaller hole and stayed there. I don't know how many years I've been used this technique.

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That is what I will start at also and go on from there if needed.
Right now I cant use it unless I shoot left handed, the left eye is better than the right. The two Doctors working on me got me scheduled starting on Feb. 20 for the cataract followed with the removal of the vitreous gel for the retina damage. So hopefully by may I will be fixed up again and make smoke down at Friendship.
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Look forward to finally meeting up with you.

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bpcrshooter62 wrote: Mon Nov 27, 2023 7:46 am Hi may i ask how many you have cast for next season ?
:lol: :lol: :lol: I haven't cast for last season yet
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My third thought:

Some here use large pistol primers in our large rifle primer pockets. Several problems can arise by doing so, such as damaged breech faces. To solve this problem, some will place a primer wad into the primer pocket to bring the primer more flush with the cartridge case base. I was discussing this many years ago with Kelly Roos, a former BPCR shooter and poster here. He sent me a primer pocket swaging die that he had made to swage the large rifle primer pocket into the slightly shorter pistol primer pocket. I swaged a few cases and then decided to copy the tool. I used a die body and made the stem and base of the tool on my lathe. I then had my brother, a tool and die machinist, harden it. It will change the pocket easily with one pass on my reloading press. It looks and works very similar to the military crimped primer pocket swaging tool.

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Here is a picture of the swaging tool.
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Thanks for that picture Woody. Meacham used to make a tool that did that, but he retired before I got around to buying one.

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This came to mind today. I swaged 10 more cases for an experiment.

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