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wildairsoft1: railroad

jeff wayne: He's joking about the anvil.

ethan Bubba: yep piece of a railroad track thats what your anvil is

Surly Bob: Hickock 45: Your anvil is a piece of rail from a railroad. We had a few on the farm. They work pretty good. We also used a few of those to weigh down our 14' implement disc for the field. They are heavy! 

Papa Monster: While securing a pallet with wood blocking, I missed the metal nail and hit the fingernail on my left hand ring finger. I was lucky enough to get the ring off before the finger more than doubled in size. 2 weeks later the tip is down to double it's normal size, the nail is 1/3 black and growing longer, and the purple color has faded. The bone at the tip was broken and it will take a couple months before I can fully use my left hand. PLIARS, VICEGRIPS------USE SOMETHING OTHER THAN YOUR FINGERS!

busyhands94: Hickok, I'll level with you. I am kind of a cheapskate, I don't like spending a while lot of money on those fancy jacketed bullets, but I found that a $20 dollar Lee 140 grain bullet mold has paid for itself in hard cast .38 bullets. I'm getting a .30-30 Marlin from my uncle next weekend for some work, and you can bet I won't be spending a dime on pre-made jacketed ammo. I shoot hard cast bullets, they are my favorite and have the most bestest killing power! :)

Vince Clark: what kind of expansion would you get from hard cast hollow point in like .45?

Rene Schaap: railroad track !!!!!

Kenny Wong: I see alot of right answers ( rail road track ) but interestingly enough why is it so hard? Train wheels are very hot from friction and obviously they put alot of weight on wheels, now imagine whole trains going over rail for years. It's basically been forged. 

videodistro: Railroad track makes GREAT anvil. We have a small piece we've used for years and years.

Richard Irving: you need a pair of vise grips hard too shoot with broken fingers

dad nova: Ok, so how do you cast a hard lead bullet? I cast many bullets, however they cannot be used in anything above 1300fps, I see cast bullets for rifles, ?? scared of them. 

LR G: And the hammer on the finger? We all know you've hit. Show it to us!!!

Brad Bratcher: Looks like part of a railroad track

l3arrett82: rail road track, the reason it has holes is because they use it as a part of the track to buy some time before they have to replace a section of the track. or they have 2 of these and screw braces to it to again prolong a section of track. at least i think thats what its for. i live about 125 feet from the tracks and ive seen stuff but not 100% sure

george50: I'm curious as to what you used to cut it with. I worked for rail road for 35+ years and don't think they're a lot choices in cutting it.

TheZmt325: That is an I beam for the starship enterprize. It is made out of unobtainium... be careful with that chunk of future metal...

Lyle Wold: thanks for the vid. (I'm probably wrong, but the rail reminds me of the rails we used in elevators shafts)

Rob Anders: Tell your wife to buy you a pair of needle nose before you miss your bullet !!!!!!!!!!!!!

dholden93: rail for tracks is either 90#, 115#, 119#, 132#, 136# or the newer rail 141#. Its not the weight per foot either. It is the weight per 3 foot section of rail.

dmh6275: Had any train wrecks in the hood? Might clue ya what the long piece a iron was.

David Escalante: Faaaaangers

thegreenbastard42011: its called a secret service agent dropped it on the hospital bed.

krayzie769: 7:32 "here ill use my pointer" what a badass

Eledaraumar: Rail road track? that would be interesting, a rail road cannon...

freestylekyle: Its Narrow gauge railroad track. Used in old mining operations and was used in Europe in the early days of rail transportation.

dutchman56t: It's the end of a rail section. The holes are where the rail bars bolt the two sections together. FYI

Domino587fly: I literally laughed out loud at the brief simplicity of your comment following his long "intelligent" one.

Billy Bob: He knew what it was

leedoxev: Gunner died? How sad if so...:-( He looked like a great dog. You need a dog in the country.

BFGhost101: If your really want to understand bullet casting, may I suggest two books; "Jacketed Performance With Cast Bullets" by Veral Smith, published by Lead Bullet Technology and "Modern Reloading" by Richard Lee of Lee reloading equipment. It's a lot of fun to have total control over what you shoot. And you don't have to buy bullets anymore. Now if I could make my own primers, cases an powder, I'd be set. LWFN bullets rule in my .44, .45 & .500.

TietLung: Do you use gas checks for the hard cast bullets? Or do they not have issues with leading?

ZentetsukenVII: Yep, they make great anvils for beginner blacksmiths. Also the base plates they use for rail road tracks are pretty good candidates for targets.

Point221b: Appreciate the very informative lesson. Man that hammer is a beauty! looks like a Hickory handled claw. I have had one like that for 45 years, had 4 new handles and 3 heads.

sirtom68: Railroad track.

dicekar: I have seen some of the stuff lying around also I think i will cut a chunk out for my own use i did not think about the anvil application

jsm666: The difference is in what you start with and what you add to the lead. Antimony and tin make it harder. If I were starting out casting (which I'm sure I will one day), I'd buy a book on the subject and read it through before I spent so much as a single cent on equipment.

fjdwyer: Thanks for that! Just looking into casting....

ni370: looks like part of a railroad track

Andre Gross: It's a piece of railroad track.

Andrew Lynn: It is a piece of railroad track and the holes in the webbing would be where you would splice the rails together.

Ryan Mackin: Great vids. One thing that you didn't cover though here, is how does the casting process differ for hard vs. soft. Is it more of an alloy mix difference or whether or not they're water quenched out of the mold? I'm curious as to how much harder quenching makes a bullet of the same alloy vs. not quenching. I don't have a BHN meter.

Robert Blanck: if a 45-70 hit a human anywhere, it would be a very bad day for one. Hydrostactic shock lmao

animalmother556x45: Haha...nice

SpringfieldCSA: yep, it's a train rail.

rangerslover01: It looks like part of a rail road track

n1ztb: I'm a guy of few words, usually. :)

Matt Toney: sir do you alloy lead yourself? or just do wheel weights?

Daniel Cruz: Thanks for the video it was very informative

Bryan Merritt: I used to make expanding cast bullets for my 45-70 by using two different lead alloy's First I would pour the nose of soft lead and let it cool down a little then pour the back part of the bullet with a hard linotype I used the lyman 457124 this is a 400 grain bullet and driven to max safe velocity in my Marlin 1895 they are accurate and deadly and expand like crazy dropping large elk in their tracks. This also works well with 44 mag bullets.
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