PDA

View Full Version : OK Time to do my New Years Resolution --- NOW.



sendmorebrains
12-30-2012, 07:38 PM
Been saying to myself FOREVER to teach myself on making 12g ammo for these damn things.

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb186/sendmorebrains/DSC02991.jpg

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb186/sendmorebrains/DSC00021_zpsd89c06a8.jpg

My New Years 2013 Resolution to myself since the world didnt end earlier, again: LEARN RELOADING b i t c h.

So I got on the internet and did a little homework ( btw - You Tube is your friend when one is as lost as I am ) and suddenly I ended up with this mess on the work table.

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb186/sendmorebrains/DSC00034_zpsa63cb517.jpg

So today, I got down on it and started setting up the Lee Loader press and figuring out the powder values for slug and 7 1/2 rounds and then started making my own 1 ounce slug round. I got done about 25lbs of slugs when my Lee Slug Mould !@#$%?!!!#$ BROKE !!!!!

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb186/sendmorebrains/DSC00037_zpsdf3ccaa9.jpg

Ohh NO! I had maybe 2-3lbs of melted lead left and this snapped off. Can anyone advise me on the best way to fix the mould ?

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb186/sendmorebrains/DSC00040_zpsc49d9984.jpg

Special thanxs as always goes out to the folks at Rouge River Arms !!!! They helped me get set up with the powder and primer combo.

Heres to you all, a Happy New Year and may you all keep your resolutions in the coming months !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Satain
12-30-2012, 08:44 PM
COOL!

Strewth
12-30-2012, 09:03 PM
Sorry, I can't help, but yah: COOL! Slugs! Are you loading for reduced recoil? One day...

blacksmithden
12-30-2012, 09:44 PM
That center piece of the mold is exactly what let go on mine, but I made about 2000 slugs before it hatched. For $25 bucks....throw it in the garbage and buy another one. Turn up the temp on your pro-melt. Your slugs will come out frosty, but they'll separate from the mold easier as well. Oh...and don't waste time getting them out of the mold after you've poured them. I wait until the sprue is barely solid, wack the cutter, open the mold fast, and drop the slug in the bucket of water. Gentle taps with the rubberized/poly/whatever it is/ handle of a crappy tire screwdriver are more than enough. Beating the daylights out of your mold with a wooden dowel is a little harsh. I'm not saying that's what you're doing by any means !!!! LOL...it's just that I've seen it done on a lot of youtube videos.

So, you've jumped into the reloading game with both feet by the look of it. If you're around the Edmonton area, I might be able to give you a quick run through.

50calshooter
12-30-2012, 10:48 PM
Well done!