RLP 090 - Casting Series Part 1: Where to Start

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio network.   Tonight the guys are starting over with talking about casting boolits.

  1. Todd Senne:It would be great if you guys could talk about the proper techniques for using measuring tools. Do you just go until it touches or do you need to push until it clamps in solid. I'm having a hard time getting consistent readings. Thoughts?
  2. aquiring lead.
    1. New
      1. Rotometals (can supply antimony and tin)
      2. Rotometals Alloy page with Brinell info
    2. recycled,
      1. Wheel weights (getting harder to find as places are switching to other metals)
      2. other casters (Facebook Group Cast Bullets & Bullet Casting, eBay)
      3. recycling centers (scrap yards)
      4. old Linotype
      5. Hospitals (medical shipping containers)
  3. Tools
    1. Heat source
    2. rendering pot (must be substantial you’re going to be putting a lot of heavy metal in the thing!)
    3. slotted spoon chefs grade
    4. safety equipment (Personal Protective Equipment aka PPE)
    5. ingot pans
    6. locking pliers and adjusting pliers
    7. ladle 1cup ladle is about 2 lb. of lead
    8. ball peen hammer
    9. Well ventilated area, preferably outside
  4. storage
    1. Kitty litter buckets
    2. five gallon buckets
    3. milk crates
    4. if at all possible keep the lead alloy bone dry.

Please remember to use the affiliate links for Amazon, Brownells, and Sinclair.  it really does help the show and the network.

Thank you for listening.

How to get in contact with us:

Reloading Podcast website.

Reloading Podcast Facebook

Reloading Podcast on Instagram

The Reloading Room

Reloading Podcast Google+

Mike Iselin on Facebook

Mike's Google+ Page

Jim Fleming on Facebook

Jim Fleming on Google+

Jason Trumbo on Facebook

Jason Trumbo on Google+

Jeremy Rowland on Facebook

Jeremy Rowland on google+

RLP 079 - Finishing up and moving on

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio network.   Tonight the guys are finishing up bottleneck and moving on

  1. What happens now that I went and shot my ladder load?
  2. Jeremy covers the results of round 1 of the great brass test 2015.
    1. .308 WIN brass spreadsheet

Please remember to use the affiliate links for Amazon, Brownells, and Sinclair.  it really does help the show and the network. Thank you for listening.

How to get in contact with us:

Reloading Podcast website.

Reloading Podcast Facebook

Reloading Podcast on Instagram

The Reloading Room

Reloading Podcast Google+

Mike Iselin on Facebook

Mike's Google+ Page

Jim Fleming on Facebook

Jim Fleming on Google+

Jason Trumbo on Facebook

Jason Trumbo on Google+

Jeremy Rowland on Facebook

RLP 077 starting over, kinda bottleneck

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio network.   Tonight we continue the bottleneck cartridge reloading process.

  1. Reloading Podcast 058 for equipment
  2. Inspect the brass
  3. Clean the brass
  4. Resize the brass
  5. Trim the brass

Please remember to use the affiliate links for Amazon, Brownells, and Sinclair.  it really does help the show and the network.

Thank you for listening. How to get in contact with us:

 

Reloading Podcast website.

Reloading Podcast Facebook

Reloading Podcast on Instagram

The Reloading Room

Reloading Podcast Google+

Mike Iselin on Facebook

Mike's Google+ Page

Jim Fleming on Facebook

Jim Fleming on Google+

Jason Trumbo on Facebook

Jason Trumbo on Google+

Jeremy Rowland on Facebook

RLP 076 starting over, kinda bottleneck

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio network.   Tonight the guys are starting over, kinda with bottleneck cartridges.

  1. Starting over: Bottleneck (.308, .223, ?, ???)
  2. Reloading Podcast 058 for equipment
  3. Answering question, again. We do appreciate what y’all’re doing for us, providing the materials we use for the shows!
  4. But first what did you do in guns and or reloading this week?
  5. Kevin Bliss -- When will you be doing shotshell reloading? I don't know anything about it

 

  1. Steven McQueen -- Robin from Redding is one class act. When I look at my next equipment purchase they will get my consideration for the first time. Thanks for having him on.

(a)Thank you Mr. McQueen for the kind word about Mr. Sharpless, sir. It's appreciated.

Please remember to use the affiliate links for Amazon, Brownells, and Sinclair.  it really does help the show and the network.

 

Thank you for listening.

How to get in contact with us:

 

Reloading Podcast website.

Reloading Podcast Facebook

Reloading Podcast on Instagram

The Reloading Room

Reloading Podcast Google+

Mike Iselin on Facebook

Mike's Google+ Page

Jim Fleming on Facebook

Jim Fleming on Google+

Jason Trumbo on Facebook

Jason Trumbo on Google+

Jeremy Rowland on Facebook

RLP 066 - Loading a cartridge pt II

Tonight the guys are finishing up loading a cartridge.

  1. Prime the case
  2. measure powder and then fill case
  3. seat bullet and crimp if needed/wanted
  4. links
    1. Mildot Master
    2. American Sniper data book
    3. other sniper style data books

The equipment we talked about was mentioned in episode 58.

Pics of Jim's book jim bookjim book 3 jim book 2jim book 4

 

 

Please remember to use the affiliate links for Amazon, Brownells, and Sinclair.  it really does help the show and the network.

 

Thank you for listening.

 

How to get in contact with us:

Reloading Podcast website.

Reloading Podcast Facebook

Reloading Podcast on Instagram

The Reloading Room

Reloading Podcast Google+

Mike Iselin on Facebook

Mike's Google+ Page

Jim Fleming on Facebook

Jim Fleming on Google+

Jason Trumbo on Facebook

Jason Trumbo on Google+

RLP 056 - Starting Over, kinda

Tonight the guys are starting over by talking about reasons to reload.  

  1. Comment: Thank you for a great show - Can you discuss the advantages/disadvantages of shooting high bullet weight 223/5.56 or switching to .300 BLK and a low bullet weight for cartridge. Example 77 gr .224 vs 90 gr .308 given similar case capacities.  Applications are steel target at 300 yds and hunting whitetail deer to 150 yds. Thank you for all the great info you send out through the podcast.           JR Walker
  2. Why should I get into reloading?
    1. Cost saving per round/shoot more for same money
    2. improved accuracy
    3. preparation for various reasons
    4. custom loads not available off the shelf
    5. its fun

 

 

Please remember to use the affiliate links for Amazon, Brownells, and Sinclair.  it really does help the show and the network.

 

Thank you for listening.

 

How to get in contact with us:

 

Reloading Podcast website.

Reloading Podcast Facebook

Reloading Podcast on Instagram

The Reloading Room

Reloading Podcast Google+

Mike Iselin on Facebook

Mike's Google+ Page

Jim Fleming on Facebook

Jim Fleming on Google+

Jason Trumbo on Facebook

Jason Trumbo on Google+