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    I picked up a bag full of Minie Balls (x49 for $5) for my .58 Musketoon at the gun show.



    They needed to be stripped and cleaned before I re-lubed them.

    I used an old slow cooker lined with paper towel, set on high for 4 hrs. I changed the paper towel 1/2 way.



    It worked great and all the wax and crud melted off.



    What was left was a sticky goo. I'm not sure what it was but later found out Kerosene worked well to wipe the film off the pot and my fingers.



    I put them in a pot on the stove and boiled it for a few minutes then took them out and while still hot used a rag to whip off the thick goo Used a Popsicle stick to clean out the cups.



    Good Mix of Minie bullets for plinking at $0.10 ea. Those 566 gr look like they'll be fun

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    Mental note - don't eat anything cooked in a slowcooker by MikePal

    Did you get those at the Grenville show? If so, did you talk to the gentleman who casts bullets and sells them as a side business - he was along the wall in building 3? His prices seemed really cheap, although I don't really follow the prices of cast lead bullest.

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    Your better half must really love you lol
    "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, Teach a man to fish and he eats for the rest of his life"

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    Can you imagine.....that is our Beeswax Slow cooker. Already retired from 'food services'..

    Quote Originally Posted by rf2 View Post
    Mental note - don't eat anything cooked in a slowcooker by MikePal

    Did you get those at the Grenville show? If so, did you talk to the gentleman who casts bullets and sells them as a side business - he was along the wall in building 3? His prices seemed really cheap, although I don't really follow the prices of cast lead bullest.
    There were two there. The fella Rick from Maitland has made me bullets for years. Apparently he's scaling down his business and a fella from Barrhaven (George Briggs..goodwinbullets.ca ) is taking over a lot of Rick's business.

    Great to have a couple of local guys doing quality work.
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    Yes, I spoke with both of them, but more so George. Interesting guy! Are his prices considered good? They seemed really cheap.
    Anyway, your bullets cleaned up well.

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    Reuse, repurpose, recycle..all for $5. Can't go wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by line052 View Post
    Reuse, repurpose, recycle..all for $5. Can't go wrong.
    Someone had asked once how to clean up old lubed bullets and knowing most recipes for lube are heavy in Bee and Parffin wax I thought this might work , so nice that the Slow Cooker idea does prove out.

    Your right Mark...these are once again ready for their intended purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rf2 View Post
    Are his prices considered good? They seemed really cheap.
    There is another guy in Kingston (http://www.wolfbullets.com/ ) that looks to be cheaper, but unless you have a reason to be down in Kingston the difference will be eaten up in our new Carbon Free Gas
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    There is another guy in Kingston (http://www.wolfbullets.com/ ) that looks to be cheaper, but unless you have a reason to be down in Kingston the difference will be eaten up in our new Carbon Free Gas
    His stuff seems very limited to popular calibers, the price list from George showed a heck of a lot of calibers and bullet weights and the prices were very nice.

    rf2, if you are looking to compare take a look at The Bullet Barn as a comparison, they are in BC though so shipping would be a pain.

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