18 March 2018
Wish I knew. I've cast many a bullet of pure lead to push thru a cylinder chamber or bore. But never thought to measure one beforehand. But I think the harder the alloy, the bigger it drops from the mold.
How hot is your alloy ? I always go 750-800 degrees with a new mold, supposed to help burn out/season the cavities.
How hot was your mold when you started pouring ? I like to cast as fast and as hot as possible on a new mold. About a hundred or so frosted bullets.
How long did you boil the mold ? I do it for 20-30 minutes. Losts of DAWN, Adding more soap and water as needed.
Did you scrub out the cavities with a clean brush ?
Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.