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Marrakai
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Fosbery again...
      #269452 - 20/08/15 01:35 PM

Just tossed a post in the 'Bore Guns' forum, but thought I should put something here too.

I have been having good success lately tossing these big slugs, and the round balls for the double-eight as well. No rejects, and no frosting or wrinkles. I have finally learned just how much heat to put into the mold with my propane torch before starting, and also to slow down a fair bit between casts. There's a lot of heat in a 1 3/4 oz slug or a 2-oz round ball, and it has to be managed a bit more carefully than for .38 pistol bullets!

Anyway, lets hope they all chew-out the ten-ring on the weekend! (Fat Chance! )



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Re: Fosbery again... [Re: Marrakai]
      #269454 - 20/08/15 06:33 PM

G'Day Fella's,

Impressive looking Marrakai!
Thats a large lump of lead and not to many pills for each pound of lead!!!

Doh!
Homer

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fsrmg1
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Re: Fosbery again... [Re: Homer]
      #276309 - 09/01/16 08:36 PM

Who was the mould maker? Are they still around?

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Marrakai
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Re: Fosbery again... [Re: fsrmg1]
      #277093 - 25/01/16 12:42 PM

fsrmg1:
Apologies for late reply, been traveling...

Mold is brass, made by Jim Allison under the CBE shingle.

Cast Bullet Engineering - Jim Allison
Australia
http://www.castbulletengineering.com.au/

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450_Ackley
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Re: Fosbery again... [Re: Marrakai]
      #277115 - 25/01/16 06:21 PM

Jim no longer owns CBE, I bought the company off him about 2 1/2 years ago.
We still make that mould though.

Regards,
David.


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Marrakai
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Re: Fosbery again... [Re: 450_Ackley]
      #277125 - 25/01/16 11:52 PM

Good to hear those molds are still available; thanks for the update David.
There are still references to Jim at CBE in several places on the web, guess they will disappear over time.

Jim did make all my brass molds of course, but sounds like you will be making my next one!

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mart
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Re: Fosbery again... [Re: Marrakai]
      #277596 - 05/02/16 06:49 PM

That's a big bullet. Very similar to one I cast for a friend. He had the mold but not the equipment to cast with so I throw a few for him every so often.

That's a 300 grain 45 Colt bullet on the left. The 12 bore bullet is 1100 grains according to the fellow who owns the mold.



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fsrmg1
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Re: Fosbery again... [Re: mart]
      #278879 - 06/03/16 11:21 AM

Glad to hear CBE will still be carrying on. Over the years I bought a number of moulds bearing that brand and have been happy with every single one of them.

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