Reload'n And Levergun'n

My love of handloading my own cartridges, casting my own bullets, and shooting fine pistols and leverguns. Range reports, Ballistics, Reviews, Pictures, and everything related.

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Monday, May 22, 2006

Lee Six Cavity/Cam to mold block fix

Over the weekend I got around to drilling and tapping the mold block on my Lee 358-158-RF six cavity mold. I installed a setscrew for the cam to push against instead of the cam pushing against the aluminum mold block.

The Lee six cavity molds are good quality aluminum molds with steel bushings and alignment pins that feature a cam operated sprue plate.

The sprue plate is hard anodized and held down with wave washers at each end but the cam itself is steel.

The problem with the steel cam is it will in time begin to erode or cause a depression in the aluminum mold block. You can stop this by drilling and taping the block and installing a simple steel setscrew or steel pin for the cam to push against.

I found this fix over at the cast boolit forum in the group buy section and thought I would give it a try and glad I did. Thanks Buckshot!

Getting the lead out...Out of the pot and into the mold that is.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

More links added

I have added a link in the links section to Guns And a firearms enthusiast site.(Thanks Rich) Also I have added a Vendor, Powder, and reloading section in the links as well and will be adding to these as time will allow.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Lee C358-180-RF

While waiting on the custom RanchDog TLC432-285-RF for my stainless Rossi 92 I have been experimenting with my new EMF Hartford Rossi 92. This little carbine is just awesome and I love it! I have started using Felix lube with the Lee 358-158-RF using different loads of WC820(n) and Hodgdons HP38. Using 12.8 gr of the WC820(n) I have found that using air cooled cast bullets im getting zero leading and great accuracy.

I also got in on yet another group buy over at the cast boolit forum for this little carbine. This is the Lee C358-180-RF and looks to be a real flat faced gas checked thumper! It also has a 1/10 shorter nose to facilitate feeding.

Photo courtesty Glenn Larson (click on image to enlarge)

Heres a link to a good article about the Lee C358-180-RF and the Rossi 92.

Rossi Model 92 357 Mag Hog Rifle