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Offline ShotgunDave

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Re: Finally joined the casting world today
« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2020, 12:31:02 PM »
Thanks for the heads up Em. I'll check them out, because you know darn well I'll be ordering more Lee stuff!
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Re: Finally joined the casting world today
« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2020, 05:17:06 PM »
That's a nice looking knocker Em.

I received my shipment from Midway today. And this is the knocker I got. We'll see how it works out.




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Re: Finally joined the casting world today
« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2020, 07:05:51 PM »
Yeah, it doesn't have to be fancy, or even nice looking. I just kinda like my stuff to look half-way decent. 'Course, some of it doesn't. :-[

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Re: Finally joined the casting world today
« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2020, 07:15:29 PM »
Lots of people trash Lee products, but I have had good luck with them. They make some obsolete reloading dies at a reasonable price. I have molds that are over 40 years old and still work fine. You can't beat on them and expect them to hold up, just like most other molds. I have reloading equipment in most every color.....red, blue, green, orange, etc., treat it with respect and it will outlast you.

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Re: Finally joined the casting world today
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2020, 07:47:55 PM »
Lots of people trash Lee products, but I have had good luck with them.

Me too. Most of my molds are Lee as are most of my dies. I've never had a Lee O ring die get out of whack. I still use the Lee single stage press I bought in the 80's. I used it to make rifle cartridges for 1000 yard competition back in the day.
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Re: Finally joined the casting world today
« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2020, 08:31:16 PM »
So far, I've had excellent results with Lee products. All of my reloading equipment is Lee. I have a Challenger single stage press and a smaller one that I don't know the name of. I use it to crimp the completed cartridges and to size my bullets. It takes a little longer to load with a single stage, but I'm in no hurry. In fact, I'm the opposite of in a hurry. I'm very methodical when I reload. I don't want any costly mistakes. So the Challenger is perfect to me.

The old Lee mold I used to make the .45 bullets with, worked perfectly. The first two out of the mold had some wrinkles, but after that, nice shiny wrinkle free bullets came out, two by two. I see no reason why the two new molds I just got shouldn't be any different. I also ordered an Era's Gone mold for my Sharps. I believe it is also made by Lee for Mark Hubbs. It should be just as good as the others I suspect.
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Re: Finally joined the casting world today
« Reply #36 on: August 02, 2020, 06:52:04 AM »
you know guys.... Ranch Dog, the same guy that designed all them ranch dog moulds has a place just like this.... its called

  https://www.lee-loader.com/index.php

its all about reloading and the use of Lee stuff, new and old...  i am AlaskanGuy on there as well... good place, lots of rocket scientist's to walk you through stuff about reloading/casting and so forth...

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Re: Finally joined the casting world today
« Reply #37 on: August 02, 2020, 09:12:53 AM »
Thanks Mark, I have that saved now. I have the Lee "Drip-O-Matic" 20 pound pot, also an RCBS pot. Which one do I use? The Lee. I have it tweaked so it only drips once or twice a casting session, easily stopped with a couple of twists with a screwdriver. I have a mold shelf so the mold is held in the same position each cast.