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Today, we take a stroll through the mind of Taco to explore light-weight subsonic ammo in the 300 AAC Blackout (why you'd ever want to buy a break action rifle or pistol, and the reasons why Taco seems to shoot so many rounds through his 300 blk firearms...) We also go through the design of the NOE HTC310-135-RN bullet mould, why it was created and where it came from.
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Conform or be Cast Out! I use many different types of reloading equipment, supplies, and techniques - including many that have been denounced by others. I'm not cool...I choose to be Cast Out. Mileage may vary based on driver technique.
Does Cast Bullet Hardness Change over 1 Month? It’s been a month now since we cast up a batch of water-quenched, and air-cooled bullets as part of our ongoing lead hardness testing project. Have they changed since they were first cast, and if so, how? Lets go ahead and test five bullets from each group […]
Does Cast Bullet Hardness Change after Powder Coating? The practice of powder coating ammunition is quickly gaining momentum among the cast bullet community, and it’s not hard to see why. Although tedious at times, powder coating bullets can reduce or even eliminate the need for conventional bullet lubes as well as further reduce barrel leading. […]
Does Cast Bullet Hardness Change over 1 Week? It’s been a week now since we cast up a batch of water-quenched and air-cooled bullets as part of our ongoing lead hardness testing project. Have they changed since they were first cast, and if so, how? Method As with the previous experiment, five bullets each were […]
Does Cast Bullet Hardness change over 24 Hours? In my last article, we took a look at some tests comparing air-cooled and water-quenched bullets, and reviewed the data from both. During the preparation for that post, I took it upon myself to cast enough ‘spare’ bullets of both varieties to perform additional testing in the […]
How much does Quenching increase Cast Bullet Hardness? If you’ve been following my articles for any length of time, chances are you already know I water-quench virtually all my cast bullets. While the fact that quenching increases hardness is fairly well known and agreed upon, I’ve always wondered just how effective it really is. Over […]
Sharpshooter USA Buckshot Moulds Casting your own buckshot is one of the simplest and most economical ways to save money as a reloader, particularly if you’re a big shotgun fan. That being the case, why don’t more people do it? There are a number of reasons, but the biggest factor is probably that there just […]
This is a quick breakdown of the material of the feeder for the Star unit. ThorsaxeMy Channel is geared for the Hobbyist Handloader, Reloader or Bullet caster.
JT Bullet Moulds’ .670 Round Ball Mould Today I’d like to discuss a round ball mold I purchased from a small, independent manufacturer called JT Bullet Moulds. The owner, Jeff Tanner, is located in England and produces these from solid brass. What makes Jeff’s molds unique though, is that they’re essentially made to order in […]
Resizing Bullets with Lee Precision’s Lube & Size Kit In several previous articles, I detailed the process used to formulate your own home-made bullet lubricant, and apply it to bullets cast from wheel-weight alloy. In this article we’ll build on those achievements by moving to the last step in preparing cast lead bullets; sizing. Although […]
In my last article, I wrote about the age-old process of pan-lubing cast bullets to improve accuracy, and reduce barrel leading. Many folks who pan-lube opt to purchase their lubricants– and there’s nothing wrong with that. Many companies like Lyman, RCBS, White Label and Dragon Lubes produce excellent quality products that do a fantastic job; […]
This is for those of you may be interested in trying your skills at Bullseye shooting in a league or formal competition, I realize that is not for everyone, however, it is a skill builder in shooting fundamentals. NO secrets, Sight alignment is everything.
Sooner or later, every bullet caster needs to decide how they plan to lubricate their bullets before loading. Lubrisizing with a high-end unit from Star, RCBS or Lyman is fast, but expensive. Powder coating works well, but takes a lot of time and energy. Tumble-lubing with a product like Lee's Liquid Alox is simple, but makes a big mess. Sometimes the old ways still have a place in the modern caster's arsenal, and for many of us, that makes pan-lubing a great option.
Smelting Wheel Weights into Lead Ingots While it’s true that bullet casters can purchase lead alloys from a number of different reputable manufacturers, the fact remains that the majority of us still rely on tried, tested and true wheel weights as our primary material source. Wheel weights have been around for many, many years, and […]
Today we unbox a surprise package from our friend Tim over at the PC Bullet Empire. Thank you very much Emperor.
This video has no real evaluations or tests to it; just a day out with a good friend and his daughter. We had a fantastic time together shooting and having some really good talks among us.
This video is to bring you up to speed on what I have been up to. Little this, Little that, and some in between. Molds, wads, and other yammering and Yabut's, and a sip or two of coffee.
Alright guys, today I’m summoning the inner redneck in my video. For the longest time, I’ve wanted to shoot a car or vehicle. Nothing illegal, nothing violent, etc… I’ve just wanted to legally be able to shoot a car/vehicle and see what different cartridges and rounds do. Opportunities to do so have almost come to […]
First time casting with the Lee TL452-200-SWC mold. I powder coated these with the Eastwood Copper Penny powder coat, and sized them to .452" with a Lee push through sizer.
Results were mixed too much to be defined. I believe that the Tail Wad would give better results @ 100 yards. The round did not lead the barrel in the 835, and after the return home, a simple run through with a patch removed the fouling. ThorsaxeMy Channel is geared for the Hobbyist Handloader, Reloader […]
Hello everyone, I’m in the process of loading all my YouTube videos here to our website, and to BitChute.com. We had a YouTube live stream last night, and I had trouble getting on live. I’m not sure if I was doing something wrong, but I suspect it was the powers-that-be at the other, big site. […]