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Here I go complaining about (and fixing) this press again.

It wasn't my intent to rip off someone else's idea.

It wasn't my intent to rip off someone else's idea.

Just thought I'd clarify the purpose of this mold from the last video.

I honestly didn't know that Backyard Inventor was the one who came up with the mold idea:
https://thereloadersnetwork.com/2018/07/09/bullet-hardness-testing/?channel=backyard-inventor
and
https://youtu.be/0wqD7XHZjTI

With Charlie's guidance, I made a BHN test slug mold based on the one he showed us, by modifying a defective mold.
It wasn't as easy as it sounded, and I badly butchered 4 out of 5 cavities, but I eventually prevailed. One is all I need anyway, so it's all good.
Charles Irby's video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydbdD3UfYpw
I honestly didn't know that Backyard Inventor was the one who came up with the mold idea:
https://thereloadersnetwork.com/2018/07/09/bullet-hardness-testing/?channel=backyard-inventor
and
https://youtu.be/0wqD7XHZjTI

I ran out of Ramshot TAC, so I had my son try some SW Precision.
I arbitrarily chose these loads, so there's no hard data to glean.
►I forgot to mention that I used a long drop tube for 26.0 gn, and now realize that is why it was not a compressed load.

I decided to brag about my son's shooting a bit this time around.

I finally got to shoot some of my 9mm HPs.
Now I have some questions about alloys and BHN.
►I'm adding the equivalent of 1/4 lb of pewter to the reject pile. Hopefully it will give me just a little less expansion around 1270 fps.

I finally got my Lee Auto-Drum to stop leaking with fine powders!
The best part is that it wasn't difficult.
►SW Heavy Pistol doesn't leak either, and it's much finer than SW Auto Pistol.
►Right after uploading, I cam across this video by HardCase 999:
https://youtu.be/G0-5GuuNeTI
If one doesn't work for you, the combination of the two methods should.

I made a PC tumbler that many will find easy and cost effective to make.

I found another issue with the Lyman 8 Turret press.

I found another issue with the Lyman 8 Turret press.

The most common question about this mod was about power draw, so let's get some answers.
►I've wired the top element back into the thermostat. When turned all the way down, it runs full blast until a little over 500°F and then shuts off. This is good for when the pot is below half full. Turn the thermostat up when the pot is full.
►The bottom element still bypasses the thermostat, and is still fully controlled by the PID.

I'm finally casting Twisters like a Hurricane (for the most part anyway).

I got an idea from watching the videos from Starkin Custom Bullets.
Less spout drip.

It was brought to my attention by horn410 that I was doing things wrong.
This is my attempt at a corrections video. Casting at the end.
I realize that it's long. I did trim out a lot of silent bits.

STARKIN CUSTOM BULLETS:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC199AFCnuQJdkjW0ycsESMA

Suggested videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjlQzasRHwk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktC8HNOGadQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cJqP8cW7bg&t=419s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjfau78_7U8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9FC_y3OgbA&t=97s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6WbBSTMb68

Some info for those looking into these molds.
►horn410 sent me a link to a channel with videos on casting these slugs. The videos are in Russian, but we should be able to learn something from them.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC199AFCnuQJdkjW0ycsESMA/videos

Since there's so much interest in this slug, I thought that I'd show what people might go through while sorting things out.
You may have a different experience.
►The head on #6 wood screws is too big.

Many people have questions about the AS-molds website, especially about the Twister slug mold, so I decided to make a video to help answer some of those questions.

Things I've found that make the mold perform much better.

https://as-molds.com

https://as-molds.com/the-bulletmold-twister-12-gauge/

I found some MaxxTech brass in last year's range pickings, and had to find an easier way of separating it.

I upgraded my salt bath annealing pot (Lee Precision Melter).

Want to greatly increase casting productivity?
Then meet Meltzilla the Melt Monster.

I found some brass that I hadn't annealed, so I tested the CShooter system.
►Max stable temp of the salt is 1100°F.

CShooter:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/cshootersolutions
►YT channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChlO0FnWrxTQ2erR0cpISzw

Ballistic Recreations:
https://ballisticrecreations.ca/
►YT channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2nEmxq9E9fdtFbAXzAoUQ

High tTemp Tools:
https://hightemptools.com/
►Salts:
https://hightemptools.com/salts.html
►Look for "Low Temperature Salts for Heat Treating"

A cheaper source for annealing salt, and another manufacturer's brass holder.

Ballistic Recreations:
https://ballisticrecreations.ca/
►YT channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2nEmxq9E9fdtFbAXzAoUQ

CShooter:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/cshootersolutions
►YT channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChlO0FnWrxTQ2erR0cpISzw

High tTemp Tools:
https://hightemptools.com/
►Salts:
https://hightemptools.com/salts.html
►Look for "Low Temperature Salts for Heat Treating"

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I may be crazy, but I'm not insane!

Mostly swaging related with a bit of this and that thrown in here and there.