Battery posts are fine. The problem with trying to reclaim lead from the battery itself is the Cadmium (VERY BAD for you ) and the Calcium they contain. Might be some other unwanted stuff in them as well.
If you use new dryer sheets they cause the brass to accumulate an unwanted coating. Also, the inside of the polisher bowel will get the same coating and it is a bear to remove. Use only USED sheets and all will be well.
I do not use “Boolit”, just seems wrong to me. I can see some redeeming features when talking about cast and jacketed in the same post but using “cast” or “Jacketed” is just as simple (for me). As long as I can figure out what the post is all about I tend to ignore the small stuff. I have noticed that many folks who chuck rocks at others for using…[Read more]
I am a Canadian and so I could not vote in your countries election. I did follow the process with great interest (because when America sneezes, Canada catches cold) and am more than pleased with the results. That said, I feel compelled to say that (in my estimation) had Trump been opposed by Sanders and not Clinton, the result may well have been…[Read more]
I do not own a carbine in 32-40. My rifle is an octagon, long barreled Marlin rifle, made around the turn of the 20th century. In order to get good results at 100 yards, I had to remove the sight adjustment “ladder” from under the rear sight. I have not shot cast in it at all, but using jacketed bullets there is a distinct interval between the…[Read more]
Sorry for your misfortune! The fact is, that type of injury to the sole of the foot is going to be EXTREMELY painful, perhaps due to the sensitive nerves in the foot? When I was a kid I stuck a nail into the sole of my foot, along with a “core” of rubber from mu running shoe. 60 odd years later I can still feel that piece of rubber coming out of…[Read more]
Each firearm is different! Knowing the maximum TTL is a safety net issue. If you really want to know the safe TTL for your firearm, you will need to make a chamber cast and measure, so you can know the absolute maximum TTL. Otherwise, just go with the manual numbers and call it good. I would be very surprised if any off the shelf firearm had a…[Read more]
Here you go: Smelting pot
A pot can be made from an old 20 pound propane cylinder. Screw out the valve, fill the tank with water, and use a zip-cut tool to cut a larger hole in the top of the tank. Next, dump out the water, lay the tank on its side and cut around the circumference close to the “shoulder” on the tank. A makeshift burner for…[Read more]