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Discussion in '"Boolit" Casting' started by Ellis93, Dec 6, 2017.
heavies for your 9mm group buy
Mihec - RCBS 9MM-147-FN 556 Clone
Love his brass molds
I do too -- just don't like the long wait ...
Got a couple of the brass and one aluminum......they cast equally well. I do not care for the weight of the brass tho. It works you to death if you cast any actual volume of projectiles
The longest I've waited on them was 2 1/2 weeks. This one may be different
WOW!! The last one I got (probably 2 yrs ago) took about 4 months!! !! Guess he has got better on delivery times.
Ha! My first mihec mold took right at a year
Might have.....then again,it may have been a fluke lol
New mold is here! Another fine looking product from them. Can't wait to get the pot fired up and have this thing producing heavies for the AR
Looks like he copies LEE's 6-C molds with the cam sprue plate.
Yes very similar......the bolt is tiny compared to the Lee stuff tho. The mold is physically smaller but with more cavity. I would think it'll heat up quicker than the 6cavity Lee molds.
First heat up/use.....typical of all molds,each one has its own heat,learning curve.
Looks like more heat
Pretty much what I'm thinking. I typically heat them up a few times before I go to casting hard with it.
Do you pre heat your molds ?
Yes,usually stick a corner off in the lead just before the first pour,for a few seconds. The mold rest on top the pot while it melts the lead before tho.
I like to just season the aluminum.....not just go to town on the first casting session. It's been said (and I think Lee states in their molds paperwork) that heat cycling the aluminum makes it build a thin corrosion on the cavities surface. Allowing the formed projectiles to drop free easily. It seems to work.
I ignored this for the first few molds I purchased and always had a tough time with the release. Followed the mold smoking thing and degreasing thing with minimal results and it wasn't till I did read the instructions that I experienced easy casting.
I will share my method. Elcheapo brakecleaner. Several liberal applications to get all the machining oils off. I start with pot lvl at max an rest the base of the mold on top of the mix. It usually turns solid around the cold metal until it gets to temp. Usually minute or so depending on the temp of your pot. First couple pours is usually to hot an I frost the crap out of the bullets. Those go back in and rock and roll from there. Only time I ever thought I needed to smoke mine is with the hollow points or hollow base ones.
I know a lot of people frown on putting your mold on the melt but it’s effective. I do use a hot plate on my bigger molds or if I am running multiple An need to keep them all at temp.
I am one that does NOT stick the mold in the melt. Hotplate for the bigger molds (specially steel molds) and laying over the melt for 1 & 2 cavity molds.
I agree with Ellis, each mold has its learning curve.......
Goes to show that everyone has their own way. Lol
I hope I get time tomorrow to run a few pounds thru this mold,get them coated and loaded.
Bet it won't happen lol
Half of the pure lead you sent me is now 56cal round balls..................