My friend Harry, from the 'Backyard Inventor' channel, has sent me a mould that will revolutionize the way I cast and test those castings for hardness. A simple modification to a Lee 2 cavity mould that will take all the laborious work from measuring Brinnel Hardness.
These are tough times we are in these days boys ... stay ahead of the game, keep that head on a swivel & for goodness sakes . . . . 'WATCH THAT 6 !"
Are you using a hot plate to pre-heat your moulds? Do you have trouble keeping the single cavity or the double cavity moulds on the plate and not falling off the edge? They just don’t have enough weight in the mould itself to counterbalance the handles, and when you shove the mould far enough onto […]
Ok...PorchDogs...MrRevolverGuy has set up a .22 Challenge for this spring...let's get out in force, warm them barrels up and turn in a best effort...let's make this a fun challenge! Don't forget to bring your Gamesmanship to the porch...we are going to give that old Marine a run for his money Boys!
Using the Lyman 452423 Keith Hollow Point, 234 grains, 8BHN with 8.6 grains of Unique inside a Starline case primed with a CCI-LPP. This’ll get’er done boys! It exited the jug at 440FPS and came close to a 1 inch mushroom. CharlieBrassStufferBorn in 1950…HS grad, some college, no degrees, served in the US Marine Corps, […]
In this casting video I wanted to throw in something I’ve never attempted before. Trying to handle 3 single cavity moulds in one casting session and 2 of them Hollow Point moulds, but there’s a caveat to that…two different blends of lead in the pots, one an 11BHN general purpose pistol fodder lead, and the […]
This is the first time, to my knowledge…that a Chronograph has ever been used to clock the speed of a cast Hollow Point ‘EXITING’ a jug of water after expansion. The projectile entered the jug at 908 Feet Per Second and exited at 450 FPS. Now that may not seem significant to many of you […]
If you recall my last article, I had too much expansion of a HP due to the softness, due to the low BHN of of the boolit metal I used. The Penta over-expanded and came right to the edge of losing its weight from the soft lead shearing off the edges of the mushroom. This […]
About Today’s Volunteers . . . Pictured above are todays test subjects, the .45ACP stuffed with a 212 grain Poly Coated Penta Hollow Point. Cases loaded with CCI-LPP’s and charged with 4.9 grains of TiteGroup. In the Chrono test they averaged 891 FPS and had respectable ES and SD numbers as you will see later […]
Last week I came across an interesting video about using a drill motor and a home made jig to make Hollow Point Cast projectiles out of your solid casts you already have. This way, you don’t need an expensive HP mould to get into loading and testing the HP Cast. This is the video I […]
The Lyman 358311 RN description: 358311 Standard bullet for revolvers using .38 S. & W. Special and .38 Colt Special Cartridge. These two wide bands are strong and hold the rifling well. Case should be slightly crimped in bevel groove. (PlainBase, RoundNose, 158gr. – Top Punch is 311) The Abused Mould This is the shape […]
Once carried by the Police Departments around the US, they called this the 'Super Police Load' ... Cops universally referred to this cast round as the 'Pelvis Breaker' ... you will see why in this video ... it is a 'Slow Freight Train' .
No POWER in the shop…No PROBLEM…it’s ‘Old School’ today using the turret, beam scale and a Lee dipper. Kenny at Eagle Eye Shooting sent me this old, out-of-production mould to enjoy. This is the old cast round that LE used to carry back in their ‘.38 Special wheel-gun’ days. They referred to it as a […]
"MailCall''...from James Pollard, and Elvis is located....
Another fine MailCall that got through EnemyLines. Thank You Ron...a fella can never have enough .45ACP and 9mm brass!
New Ingot Moulds from one of our fine members here on TRN … see why this shape of ingot mould matters. Soon to be World Famous…watch the video and see why they are so desirable. Thank you JoeDog! CharlieBrassStufferBorn in 1950…HS grad, some college, no degrees, served in the US Marine Corps, educated there by […]
This is a big ‘ThankQ to TinMan‘ for the very nice & near to my heart flag of “MERICA” . . . SHE WILL FOREVER FLY IN MY SHOP! Thank You Kurt….charlie CharlieBrassStufferBorn in 1950…HS grad, some college, no degrees, served in the US Marine Corps, educated there by the Navy in Electronics. Worked as […]
Many thanks to whoever started this… EagleEye Kenny tagged me and here they are…in turn, I’ll tag…Joe Leadslinger, James Pollard & OldGoatFarmer, my friend ‘Country’. CharlieBrassStufferBorn in 1950…HS grad, some college, no degrees, served in the US Marine Corps, educated there by the Navy in Electronics. Worked as an Electrician all my life and Contracted […]
Welcome to the first challenge of this fine new year…it’s going to last all summer or until everyone says they give up or lose interest. It’s a ‘challenge’ and it’s on the personal level…it’s about learning a little different shooting style than you may have been accustomed to. Basically, in my estimation it is ‘defensive […]
GOT CABIN FEVER BY NOW? Some of you fellas still buried in the white stuff? Did Joe Leadslinger really drown in his driveway? hehehee He’s been fighting the rain and snow…who even knows if you can see James Pollard‘s house anymore? I hear there’s just a big white mound at that address with a bunch […]
Ok boys, thought I’d do a little video today to show you’all how easy and cheap it is to make your own targets and specific to your purposes. Standard bullseye targets get real old real fast and if you want them to show clean cut holes then you need a good target backer to go […]
How many hundreds or thousands of times have we looked into the powder filled case prior to setting and seating the projectile and had that uneasy feeling that…’that powder level doesn’t look right’? How many times have you listened to that uneasy feeling and stopped and weighed every charge that made us question the powder […]
I bought an RCBS custom seating die set for my .30-06 back in 1979 and it was pretty affordable then, but…nowadays they are pretty expensive. What if there was a way to make your custom micrometer seating die do more than one caliber? Would that be a good idea? Save a few bucks too? If […]
“How does it compare?” This past week has been hot and smokey out here in NorCali with fires everywhere. Yesterday we had a big fire start about 8 miles from me so I had to stop and race over to the other side of the valley and check it out for myself. As a result, […]