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    Today, 01:55 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Leg issues? in Our Town
    Don't wait , sounds just like what my daughter had going on three weeks ago . You're leg symptoms , then shortness of breath came on . Called Dr. and and Dr. advised her to go to emergency room right now . Blood clots in legs , that was...
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    08-19-2019, 01:10 PM
    I think in this case (excuse the bad pun) 45 Super , If you can't find any loading data I would take some 45 acp or auto rim data as a starting point . 45 auto rim does have data for 250 grain boolits and I would feel safe starting there . Start...
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    08-19-2019, 12:19 PM
    Trial and error ... Load up some dummy rounds , no primer , no powder . experiment with seating depth . The loaded rounds must pass the plunk test and fit into the magazine . Make up 4 or 5 and load the magazine , see if they will manually...
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    08-19-2019, 11:45 AM
    Lighting struck our house and we lost the stove , refg./freezer , heating & a/c unit , washing machine , dryer and computer . Everything that has a computer board in it was fried . For some reason our old television sets , two of them and old...
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    08-16-2019, 02:44 PM
    All I'm hearing are crickets , the spider is working on the web ! At least you tried to help him . Gary
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    08-16-2019, 02:26 PM
    That's an interesting link...they seem to have 5 lead free alloys . Sounds like just the ticket for CA Casting
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    08-16-2019, 01:18 PM
    Bimmer , If your boolit doesn't have a crimp groove use the taper crimp die from your 380 die set , re adjusted for the 38 special length , to apply a taper crimp . If it works you can always buy a dedicated 38/357 taper crimp die . I have a...
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    08-16-2019, 12:44 PM
    Bismuth might work . It's cost is worth it to save all those endangered Condors.. By the way how's that working out ? Thought's...as long as CA. is controlled by the Left...you are screwed blued and tattooed . The only way to win is at the...
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    08-16-2019, 10:42 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Books on edible berries. in Our Town
    Or rabbit pellets or sheep droppings ... all depending on size of course !
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    08-16-2019, 10:28 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread I got a notice today.... in Our Town
    When I found out they paid Federal Jurors $50 (less than a week) to $60 (more than a week) every DAY , I tried to volunteer .... A 10 day trial would get you $600.00 , not bad for sitting around and not breaking a sweat . In Louisiana the...
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    08-14-2019, 06:35 PM
    Watch the other eye . My retina detached in my right eye and couldn't be successfully repaired in 1985 . No trauma or head injury , it just slowly started detaching from the eye . Three years later the retina in my left eye started to detach. ...
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    08-14-2019, 05:35 PM
    Take that 95 grain coated RN boolit you are using and seat it over 3.0 grains of 700X powder @ 675 fps . This will be the lightest load with this boolit and Lyman #4 has this powder flagged as possibly the most accurate with this boolit . It...
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    08-14-2019, 02:10 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Stained brass? in Cast Boolits
    Rice is great for a pot of Jambalaya but it sucks rocks as a tumbling media. Don't try kitty litter either...it's worse. Get some of Midway's Treated Walnut Hull Media . It has polishing rouge in it and is ground to the correct size . It has a...
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    08-14-2019, 01:22 PM
    My Dad would make it sometimes . When he was a kid back in the 1930's depression there was little money for store bought soft drinks , his mom would make the home made root beer . He claimed it tasted better than the store bought , in the 50's...
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    08-14-2019, 11:06 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Books on edible berries. in Our Town
    For me the giveaway for elderberries in my yard are the large white clusters of elder flowers that appear before the berries appear . Once you have seen the flowers and then see the berries you can be sure of what you have . Be careful when...
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    08-13-2019, 05:29 PM
    If some replacement parts are still available you might want to stock up on a few parts that usually need replacing at some point in time ...extractors , ejectors , pins , springs ...etc. When those parts are gone you will be hard pressed to find...
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    08-13-2019, 02:30 PM
    They are like your children , hard to pick just one ! I have different uses for the three listed below and I like them all ! 1.) Eagle Cobra 300 . Saw it on Ebay , Pressman advised me to "Buy It , Fun Design " I did and He was right it's...
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    08-13-2019, 01:37 PM
    Looks just like the Lee Ram Prime that came with one of my Lee Hand Press Kits . Product No. 90106 There are two parts to it , the part in your hand is the punch holder with one primer seating punch (there should be two, one large and one...
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    08-13-2019, 01:19 PM
    I have no idea , I'm sure Pressman will know what it is . Just wanted to say welcome to the forum . You don't have to be insane to join ....but it helps ! Gary
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    08-11-2019, 06:24 PM
    My military 1893 , all original , has a non-hinged , bullet released , floor plate . Hinged and side button released floor plates are not military issue , I think... With Mauser's nothing is a given . Gary
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    08-11-2019, 06:12 PM
    I have used the Aim Tech mounts to install a Millet SP-1 on a 12 gauge pump shotgun's ventilated rib. It holds just fine , no drilling , no tapping and the red dot is a big help especially when shooting slugs. Nothing has come loose , just follow...
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    08-11-2019, 05:14 PM
    Standard 45 Colt loads .....PB
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    08-10-2019, 07:52 PM
    At the military surplus stores in the 50's and 60's us boys would bad mouth the Carcano's as being nothing but junk along with the Arisaka's ... My how that blow up test surprised me... You can't tell a strong action just by looking at it . Lee...
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    08-10-2019, 06:52 PM
    The Redding Case Forming and Trim Die set will give you the best results. Case forming from 30 cal. down to 22 cal , in one pass with the least number lost , gives the special made forming die a big edge if you want to load more than a few. The...
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    08-09-2019, 06:56 PM
    The absolute best ? I've owned just about every military rifle from WWI and WWII and the best boolit shooter is the 7.5 Swiss Schmidt-Ruebin model 1911 carbine ("K-11") . The longer throat and action are perfect for heavy for caliber boolits . ...
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    08-09-2019, 06:32 PM
    I did the same thing , I figured I had better get the rebuild and update kit now, while Lyman still had them . Usually I wait untill something breaks .... then when that happens I try to order the part and usually run into the "Part Discontinued...
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    08-09-2019, 06:01 PM
    After you find a few 158 gr. SWC moulds , every 38/357 shooter needs one or two , keep an eye out for the discontinued Lyman #358432 wadcutter mould in 160 gr. weight , it was also made in 148 gr. weight . I picked one up used single cavity 160...
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    08-09-2019, 05:39 PM
    You have to know what the item you are bidding on is worth . Most of the time the worth is simply what you are willing to pay for it . Don't get caught up in a bidding war. I have managed to get a few good deals , grungy looking moulds don't...
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    08-09-2019, 05:15 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Sizing for 45ACP in Cast Boolits
    .452 works for all the 1911's and 1917 revolvers I have ever owned but a brand new Taurus 455 revolver , 45 acp , 5 shot with a 2" ported barrel insisted the boolits be sized .451 . When the boolits are sized .452 they will not full seat in the...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check