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Post by Muzzlestuffer 15/02/22, 08:03 am

Frosting is not always a bad thing if you have to get the mold to fill out imo

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Post by Admin 15/02/22, 08:26 am

Bronko22000 wrote:Lewis I see you like casting right around 800*!  That really surprises me.  When I'm at 750* I start getting frosted bullets. Is this from the alloy being too hot or the mold?
I normally run at 700* to prevent this. Is there a temp where the frosting goes away or maybe I also have a bad thermometer!
I see Lyman makes a digital one with a thermocouple "wand" you dip into the lead. The one I have clips to the side of my pot.

You probably need a new Thermometer. Something to remember, These Lead thermometers are NOT Intended for Constant use. I wish i had a dollar for every Lead thermometer that has been Ruined by Casters leaving them in the Lead Pot. They are designed to Check the Temperature and then Remove them.
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Post by Muzzlestuffer 15/02/22, 08:35 am

Idaholewis wrote:
Bronko22000 wrote:Lewis I see you like casting right around 800*!  That really surprises me.  When I'm at 750* I start getting frosted bullets. Is this from the alloy being too hot or the mold?
I normally run at 700* to prevent this. Is there a temp where the frosting goes away or maybe I also have a bad thermometer!
I see Lyman makes a digital one with a thermocouple "wand" you dip into the lead. The one I have clips to the side of my pot.

You probably need a new Thermometer. Something to remember, These Lead thermometers are NOT Intended for Constant use. I wish i had a dollar for every Lead thermometer that has been Ruined by Casters leaving them in the Lead Pot. They are designed to Check the Temperature and then Remove them.
I agree but that's how I monitor my temperature I am planning on getting a digital temp regulator set up to maintain constant temp so far I've been using mine for about 5 years still works but not sure if it's dead nuts or not ? My only indication is correct bullet weight and getting mold to fill out properly especially on those BIG suckers !

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Post by Bronko22000 15/02/22, 08:50 am

There is an infrared (not for human) thermometer on Amazon that sell for about $20 and has a review rating of 9.6 based on over 1000 reviews. The temp range is -58* to 1022* F. I'm thinking of getting it.
I didn't know my other one was to be used then removed. Why in the world would they put a clip on it if it wasn't for continued use??
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Post by Muzzlestuffer 15/02/22, 09:11 am

Bronko22000 wrote:There is an infrared (not for human) thermometer on Amazon that sell for about $20 and has a review rating of 9.6 based on over 1000 reviews.  The temp range is -58* to 1022* F.  I'm thinking of getting it.  
I didn't know my other one was to be used then removed.  Why in the world would they put a clip on it if it wasn't for continued use??
You should buy two one for me one for you ! Lol

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Post by Muzzlestuffer 10/12/23, 07:51 am

Idaho are you still around I sent you a few private messages and never heard back unless your trying to tell me something ? lol

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