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What you would like to see ran / 225-51-SP-BA5 225450
« Last post by teemu on Today at 01:28:55 AM »
225-51-SP-BA5 225450
Would like to get 3-cavity GC Brass. Only couple PB on store
Anobody else?
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Air Guns / Re: Machining leftovers.
« Last post by tnt76 on July 20, 2018, 03:41:48 PM »
It's not lead deposits, it is flashing, as it was there before use.  I have prepped the mold according to NOE guidelines before use also.  The darker marks are from the sprue plate, which I think is from smoking the cavities and dragging the soot.  And the sprue plate has been reversed so that my temp probe lead can be taped to the handles, however I did do a preliminary casting beforehand.
As Bob has also experienced, it is machining flashing.
I will wait for Al's recommendation also, or just do as Bob did.

250-34 pellet mold by the way.
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sorry, haven't had the time to draw up any changes.
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Air Guns / Re: Machining leftovers.
« Last post by 762sultan on July 20, 2018, 10:52:47 AM »
I discovered after posting a reply that this is an air gun mould . I believe that different rules apply to them as they are smaller and more difficult to cast with. I would follow rstern's advice as he is an experienced air gun shooter.
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Air Guns / Re: Machining leftovers.
« Last post by rsterne on July 20, 2018, 09:24:33 AM »
I had the same thing, on one side only.... I cleaned it up very carefully using a 1/8" diameter round fine grit diamond file.... Use a magnifying loupe so that you can really see what you are doing, and don't round or bevel the corner, just take off the flashing....

Bob
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Air Guns / Re: Machining leftovers.
« Last post by 762sultan on July 20, 2018, 06:52:01 AM »
I'm not sure from the photo if that is a machining problem. That looks like lead deposits around the sprue plate holes. And I noticed that the sprue plate has been reversed and has drag marks from use...in both positions. Are you using proper lubrication? I would suggest that the mould be taken apart and cleaned and done in the way suggested by NOE...hot water, toothbrush and dish soap.  Carefully clean the lead deposits from the sprue plate and mould surfaces with a wooden popsicle stick, or wooden kitchen match...never use a metal instrument. Once clean lube with NOE lube that came with it when new. Check the sprue plate tightness. It should be able to move back and forth on it's own weight and swing freely. If it is not as I described, but a mould imperfection, you should contact Al at NOE for his expert opinion and solution.
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Air Guns / Machining leftovers.
« Last post by tnt76 on July 19, 2018, 05:55:31 PM »
What is the bet solution/technique to fix the swarf left on the mold.
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Favorite loads / Re: 9mm bullet opinions / experience
« Last post by cornmastah on July 19, 2018, 05:26:09 PM »
Nice!  Thanks for posting your feedback.
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Favorite loads / Re: 9mm bullet opinions / experience
« Last post by Rick R on July 19, 2018, 04:44:46 PM »
Well the mold arrived Monday.  I believe NOE is making them prettier and prettier. ;)
Cleaned them with Simple Green and a tooth brush , heat cycled them twice, lubed the appropriate points and made a hundred bullets with half COWW and half soft lead, water dropped them and they drop at .3585” and dead on 140gr with lube and gas check.  I sized them to .357” to start with.

I loaded up 35 with BE-86 and Unique, then headed to the range, testing was from the bench at 15 yards.  Loads with BE-86 were nothing to write home about, loads with Unique were outstanding in my Browning Hi Power, decent in the H&K VP9 and decent in the XDs.  This is the first time I tried cast in polygonal rifling.   No leading to speak of.  Rounds feed perfectly in all three guns.

I loaded up 25 more with 4.3gr Unique and made it back to the range. The Hi Power wants to put them into sub-inch groups I just need to do my part.   The other two pistols shoot more than adequately for IDPA, steel or practice. 

I also shot one of the 4.3gr Unique loads from the Hi Power into a row of seven gallon water jugs at 20 feet. It split the first three, punched thru the last four and bounced off an old body armor I use as a stopper.  The rifling doesn’t show any skidding and the bullet didn’t expand.

I believe this bullet will work for my needs.
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Active Group Buys / Re: HTC359-129-TC (9)
« Last post by dromia on July 18, 2018, 04:22:10 AM »
OK, clear now what you are asking. RG is the hollow point.

List updated.

Al notified.
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