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    Yesterday, 03:02 PM
    A bunch of years ago when I cast my very first boolit , it dropped out the mould, was lying on the towel all nice and shiney , I wanted to look at it , I blew on it , it didn't look hot , so I picked it up .... You can't tell hot by looking at...
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    Yesterday, 02:51 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Dogfish/bowfin in Cookin' Recipe's
    The roe of the bowfin, what we call Choupique , is used to make Cajun Caviar , the raw eggs are salted ...don't fry them . The meat is used to bait your crawfish traps or as's edible but not worth all the trouble to make it so...
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    05-23-2019, 08:45 PM
    Something that helped me was Gas Checked Boolits. A 4 cavity NOE 358-124-TC - GC mould along with a NOE custom case expander plug made all the difference in the world . The gas check helped stop boolit size down and the correct sized expander...
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    05-23-2019, 07:40 PM
    No not really . Soft foam ear plugs are my best solution like the 3M E-A-R UltraFit , they have a cord so they can be worn around the neck , inserted and removed easily . Not great solution but they are comfortable and convenient . I hate to...
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    05-23-2019, 02:13 PM
    My Dad had moles all in his yard. Tried the mole traps , no work, tried mole poison , no work either ... on the third trip to the hardware store/lawn and garden center ... the owner looks around to make sure no one is watching , reaches under...
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    05-22-2019, 02:10 PM
    Bullet in a Bottle.....that's cool , never know what can can happen ! Gary
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    05-22-2019, 12:12 PM
    Sorry for your loss , remember the good times . Time eases the pain . Gary
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    05-22-2019, 11:59 AM
    like like like !!!
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    05-22-2019, 11:56 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread 9mm blow up in Our Town
    " Another blow up ".... Time to change something . Glad you OK but somethings not right . Gary
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    05-21-2019, 02:10 PM
    I get my best fill out and most perfect boolits when casting just at the light frosty temperature. Frosty boolits are not deal breakers. Imperfect bases and incomplete fill out are my reasons to go back into the pot. Gary
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    05-20-2019, 08:47 AM
    You can also custom fit the nose with a small ball of epoxy putty ( putty stays put , no run) . I have modified many with the epoxy method. Clean the stem nose so the epoxy will stick and grease the boolit nose so the epoxy wont stick to it . ...
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    05-20-2019, 08:25 AM
    Black and white TV , turned on - off with a small knob. Changed channels with a big rotary knob , there were two , one for VHF channels and one for UHF channels . Antenna was built into set , you stood it up and extended it. No remote...
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    05-19-2019, 07:59 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Banana Bread ... in Cookin' Recipe's
    I wish I could smell those cooling loaves....Oh my , they look so good ! Printing recipe , thanks Rev. Al , Gary
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    05-19-2019, 07:55 PM
    Awesome Post ! Thanks Farmer Jim , appreciate the input and enjoyed the read . Making a list of varieties to try , Cherokee Purple sounds interesting ! That last sentence put a smile on my face . Sounds like something my dear old Dad would...
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    05-18-2019, 08:15 PM
    All you back yard tomato growers ....what varieties do you like to plant and have had good results with. I usually wander around the local nursery , look at all the different plants and select some based on how the plant looks , if the name is...
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    05-17-2019, 03:43 PM
    My Grand Paw just lopped the head off with a big old butcher knife he had made just for chicken dispatching. He wasn't about to waste a 22 shell on no dumb chicken ... it was my little brother and myself who's job it was to catch the chicken, the...
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    05-16-2019, 02:33 PM
    Why don't you measure the twist rate ? Midway and Creedmoor Sports both have nice you tube video's showing's easy and you will know for sure what the rate of twist guessing . Gary
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    05-16-2019, 02:25 PM
    If you don't have Kroil mix a little conventional ATF (General Motors ) and Acetone , 50-50 , this makes a super penetrating oil , soak it a few hours or over night then go the oversize bronze bore brush method . Try to find a real stiff brush...
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    05-15-2019, 08:57 AM
    Lee Hand Press , Universal Decapping Die , the hand press comes with a little Lee Ram Prime tool, use it with the hand press to prime the cases ? Maybe not fancy smancy tools but would get the job done with a modest outlay of cash. I find the...
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    05-15-2019, 08:49 AM
    Dixie Gun Works carries a selection of complete powder flasks and spring loaded dispensing mechanisms and different spouts for those making their own . I used some of this when making a few powder horns a few years ago . Gary
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    05-15-2019, 08:28 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread New twist scam call in Our Town
    That has happened several times...when I get that question I reply " I can hear you...can you hear me ? " Say anything but the word yes !
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    05-15-2019, 08:26 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread New twist scam call in Our Town
    Cajun French mixed with some New Orleans Yat throws them big time . I get a kick out of jerking them around... one of my new hobbies !
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    05-13-2019, 07:15 PM
    A gross lack of knowledge the "expert you tubers" has caused me to avoid most of them like the plague . Knowledge is very important and lack of it can get you in trouble . I wasn't that impressed with his restoration skills at all . Gary
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    05-13-2019, 06:44 PM
    After 41 years storage , with no special precautions and the lube is still good... I'll just continue using the good old fashioned Lithium-Beeswax lube . 1 part lithium grease (Lucas Red-N-Tacky) - 3 parts beeswax . No sense fixing...
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    05-13-2019, 01:54 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Plinking ?? in Our Town
    Informal target shooting done for pleasure at non standard targets such as tin cans , glass bottles , water filled plastic bottles or any other home made or naturally occurring targets of opportunity. Generally done not at a formal shooting range...
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    05-13-2019, 09:43 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Corn Bread in Cookin' Recipe's
    1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin / Cornbread Mix 1 egg 1/3 cup milk Preheat oven to 400 degrees F blend ingredients - I use a whisk Muffins - fill muffin cups 2/3 full . Cornbread - pour batter into greased 8 X 8 inch pan.
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    05-12-2019, 10:32 AM
    Yes , and had decent results with a 2 cavity Lee 356-120-TC with PBCG ... In fact the results were so positive I ordered a 4 cavity NOE 358-124-TC-GC boolit mould ! Now production has increased and I can use standard copper checks , not long...
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    05-12-2019, 10:13 AM
    Try and write down what you are putting in the pot....Just in case this Frankenlube turns out to be the absolute best stuff you have ever used might have an idea of how to recreate it ! Gary
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    05-11-2019, 07:14 PM
    I have hollow sticks of Lithium-Beeswax lube purchased in 1978 , each stick is wrapped in a red tin foil wrapper (reminds me of foil Christmas wrapping paper) the ends are folded over . The box has sat on a closet shelf for 41 years and the...
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    05-11-2019, 01:24 PM
    This has proven true for me in every one of my 38/357's , Ruger Blackhawk N, K and J frames , especially the J frame S&W's ....... 358432 is the accuracy champ . That 130 grain Accurate mould is just a shorter version of it and should do well...
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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