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About RedlegEd

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    Collierville, TN
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    Fly Fishing, Home brewing, Shooting, Reloading, Casting boolits
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  1. for-sale Lee Precision Magnum Melter 20#

    Hi. Sorry I didn't catch your post earlier. According to the product sheet, the high temperature will stabilize around 900°F, but I think it actually goes higher since I use the smaller 10# pot for salt bath annealing at 500°C (~932°F) and there's more to go on the rheostat. Hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free to PM me. Ed
  2. Annealing brass

    Hi all. I know this is a little necro posting, but I thought I have something to contribute. While researching the annealing process, I came across this video from Ballistic Recreations (http://ballisticrecreations.ca/) on salt bath annealing. I did some research, and the cost of the materials (minus the small Lee melting pot,) was $90 (US) + shipping. I went ahead and ordered the kit and some extra salt. The little Lee melting pot was another $36 on Amazon, so my total buy in was about $150. Yesterday, I did about 100 prepped (clean, sized/deprimed, and trimmed) .22-250 cases using this method in about 10 minutes (not including warm up time.) When I first started, it was a little tricky getting the timing right, but once I got a rhythm going, it went smoothly and quickly, doing two cases every 10-12 seconds. The trick, I found, was to use the "My Metronome" skill with Alexa (there are similar apps for iOS.) I set the beats per minute at 10 (every six seconds,) and process the brass this way: on the first beat put two shells in the holder, on the second beat pull them and drop in the bucket of water at my feet, grab two more, and on the 3rd beat, put the next two in. Repeat until done. I've tried the torch+socket on drill method, as well as stand the cases in a pan of water, but I liked this method the best. You can precisely control the amount of heat and amount of time for each case, and it's good for a whole range of cases (I use on .22-250, .30-06, and .45-70.) When I was finished, I simply rinsed and drained the brass, put them on a foil line baking sheet, and dried in the oven at 250°F for 1 to 1.5 hours. The salt is reusable, and once it cools, you put the cake back into it's jar. Hope this gives you all some ideas. Ed .
  3. for-sale Lee Precision Magnum Melter 20#

    Bump. Surely there must be some ladle casters out there that need a good pot!
  4. I have a 20# Lee Precision Magnum Melter, Model #90949. The pot has been used very little, works well, and is in great shape. I'm asking $40 FTF or $50 shipped (not interested in trades.) Thanks for looking. Ed
  5. SOLD! Hi all. I've gone to a bench type priming tool because of arthritis, so I'm selling my barely used RCBS Universal Hand Priming Tool (complete in the box.) This cost me $57 new on Amazon (with tax.) New price - $30.00 FTF, or $37.00 mailed (not interested in trades.) Thanks for looking. Ed
  6. Post the last firearm related thing you bought!

    That gold barrel is just gaudy!
  7. Bill, I'll give you $20.00 for them. Hate for you to have to give them up. Ed
  8. Hi all! I bought six boxes of these from Midway USA, and find I don't need them (my .22-250 is a 1:14 and really likes much lighter weight pills.) These are 62 gr FMJ factory seconds with cannelure, and I believe are made by Hornady. I'm looking to sell the lot for $50.00 FTF, or $56.00 shipped (not interested in trades.) I'll sell individual boxes at $9 ea FTF, or you pay actual postage if I ship. All boxes are still sealed except for the one I opened to take a picture of the bullet. Here is the link to Midway's listing for this particular item: https://www.midwayusa.com/product/736472/factory-second-bullets-22-caliber-224-diameter-62-grain-full-metal-jacket-box-of-100-bulk-packaged. Thanks for looking. Ed
  9. ad closed WTB: Lyman 457124 Mold

    Thanks! I lucked out and found a set on Gunbroker for $40. However, I'm going to ask Tom at Accurate to make me a double cavity mold for the Rapine 460250 design. I understand it's a great plinker bullet for the .45-70 when loaded light, and when loaded properly, can be accurate out to 400-500 yds. Additionally, I'll bet they'll work great in my .45-70 BFR - 7.5" Bbl. Ed
  10. Hi. I found a set on Gunbroker, so don't need these anymore. Thanks, Ed

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