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I really like the Kryptonite green. I’ll be ordering more if I ever run out of my current supply.
One butt load. Approximately.Assuming a mix of .30. .40, and .458 cal and ~3 coats each, any idea how many rounds I'd get out of a 7 oz container of Hi-Tek?
7oz is about 200 grams - at 20grams per 100mL that should yield ~1L of mixAssuming a mix of .30. .40, and .458 cal and ~3 coats each, any idea how many rounds I'd get out of a 7 oz container of Hi-Tek?
Why not PID that hot plate!Cheap casting and coating rig
Toaster Oven - $19.88
Hot Plate - $12.88
Casting Pot - $29.99
Thermometer - $25.99
Ladle - $5.49
Mold - $18.39 (pretty much all Lee 2 cavity molds are the same price)
Sizing kit - $19.29
50 lbs Lead - $66.80
Hi-Tek 3.5 oz - $10.95
50/50 Solder for added Tin - $15.45
Add some shipping and tax - leaves you at around $250 with the ability to cast about 2600 bullets (about $200 worth)
Edit: You will need to modify the hot plate thermostat to allow the temp to get up to casting temperature - will add instructions here after the next casting seminar (will be bringing a hot plate to demonstrate the mods then adding it to the door prize pile)
unless others have better sources about $70!How much to pid an oven?
Cheap if you don't mind the COVIDHow much to pid an oven?
No problem but you would want one that has a longer probe endThat is cheap. Would that thermocouple handle the heat of a lead pot?
Nice. I really liked that mould but the nose was a little wide for my 1873 so I went with this one from MP. The dual crimp groove harkens back to my first 38 mould the 358156 designed by Ray Thompson.Correct. It’s a two cavity and I might have to upgrade down the road. But this mold drops really nice but it might struggle to keep up with the kids. He shot all of the last batch the other night. But I really can’t complain about 6-7 cent 38 SPL rounds. And the test rounds shot really well. Anyone on the fence about casting should see how well these perform. In fact I think he’s shooting these much better than the FML’s I’ve been loading. These were loaded over 2.9 grains of Clays. I was going to try other powders but I had some in the hopper and I wanted to crank off a quick 100 for the range the other night.