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Post questions and info about pneumatic (compressed gas) powered cannons here. This includes discussion about valves, pipe types, compressors, alternate gas setups, and anything else relevant.
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Unread postAuthor: absinthe » Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:26 am

i am going to give a sinker mold a go first (although i think they might be to big for the barrel, so i might try coating it with something like high temp paint to make the hole smaller)
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:29 am


I originally tried "smoking" the mold, as I read that was the "approved" method. It just made a bloody mess of things.

I currently use no release compound/treatment on my molds, and the slugs drop right out of the split mold. I haven't been using the push molds because quite frankly, I can set up, melt lead, and cast 30 or more slugs using the split mold in about an hour. I have a container full right now...awaiting their turn "down the pipe". :)


Yeah, I've given it a bunch of thought, it just hasn't been a high priority job. Some day.... :roll: :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: john bunsenburner » Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:03 am

My question about the diving shot still stands, did anyone ever use it as ammo, perhaps sieved through a sieve with a specific hole size for more regular ammo sizes?
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