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    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    If the black cat has a white stripe and 3 or 4 "kittens" with it .... JUST RUN ... Momma will protect her young in's ! Gary
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    Yesterday, 12:22 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread RCBS lube die in Reloading Equipment
    Another must have gadget for RCBS to sell you .... but the truth is ...they're not really necessary . Gary
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    Yesterday, 12:17 PM
    Hitting our LIKE button ! proper die adjustment can solve a lot problems
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    Yesterday, 11:15 AM
    Tim's nailed the sequence that I've seen reported from the Speer Lab in one of the older Speer reloading manuals . I have also experienced the very light load - primer backs out thing and at first it's confusing as to what's going on. Gary
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    Yesterday, 11:04 AM
    like !
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    02-21-2020, 08:08 PM
    Splitting hairs ain't cha boss ! Either will do in a pinch...me personally lean to the 460 myself...but that's just me . Gary
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    02-21-2020, 07:50 PM
    The secrete is to set the slides to form a deep narrow cavity and practice until you get a consistent powder handle operation every time , set and operated like this it will get you consistent drops with flake powders (Bullseye and Unique) and...
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    02-21-2020, 03:53 PM
    The only down side is my free unlimited supplier of wheel weights retired from the Tire Business and his son went to college and became a Engineer instead of taking over his Dad's Tire shop. On the upside is this site . I don't know any other...
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    02-21-2020, 03:40 PM
    The two most common are Lyman and Hornady. Lyman are smooth on the inside and rely on friction to stay on . But Hornady have a raised ridge on the inside and when seated form a mechanical lock onto the boolit . Lyman can come off if there is not...
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    02-21-2020, 03:09 PM
    Campbell's Cream of Shrimp Soup , not sold in CA ...Only Cajun's can get it . :kidding: I would do a search of availability in your city for you ...Where Y'at ? Southern California covers a lot of cities .
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    02-21-2020, 01:24 PM
    No one has posted a recipe lately so here's one... SHRIMP LORRAINE 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced celery 1 1/2 cups chopped onion 4 oz. can sliced mushrooms , drained 2 tablespoons butter 1 can condensed cream of shrimp soup 2 tablespoons dry...
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    02-21-2020, 12:59 PM
    No filters , doors at each end of my shop opened up and a fan running is all . Gary
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    02-20-2020, 07:05 PM
    Now that is well said and I must agree !!! Gary
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    02-20-2020, 06:09 PM
    For some reason in the stained glass window trade the lead channels are called "Lead Came" Came ???? have no idea why it's called that but comes in many sizes and forms and is usually nearly pure lead , must be soft to make curves . My...
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    02-20-2020, 05:54 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Home-made 50/50 in Boolit Lube !
    Here are the instructions for a Beeswax-Lithium Grease lube given to me by commercial lube maker Garth Choate ... "It's a 3 part wax 1 part grease ratio . When we made it we used 24 pounds of beeswax and 8 pounds of lithium grease. Melt...
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    02-20-2020, 05:15 PM
    When the new folding tray " New Auto-Prime" units came out I bought one , the "New" folding tray and it's feeding mechanism don't work very well . I put it back in the box and installed the little Ram Prime Unit in a Hand Press and have had 0...
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    02-19-2020, 07:43 PM
    If anyone is interested in obtaining a copy of this 1936 classic , Silver Rock Publishing reprinted it in 2016 and copies are available from Amazon , hardbound $17.61 and softbound $11.61 . The chapters on boolit casting , alloy and boolit sizing...
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    02-19-2020, 06:43 PM
    If you are on a budget and have hand strength issues , the Lee Hand Press with the Lee Ram Prime installed gives you much more leverage...sorta like an enlarged hand prime tool and it doesn't have any feeding problems ... on press priming that you...
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    02-18-2020, 08:20 PM
    I prefer the 41 Magnum to the 44 magnum . But I cast boolits and reload so ammo isn't a big concern . Missed a buy on a Blackhawk because I thought I wanted a 44 magnum and didn't know anything about the 41 . Once educated snagged a sweet S&W...
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    02-18-2020, 07:50 PM
    1.) I don't like the water mess . 2.) I size and lube on a Lyman 450 ..hard boolits are harder to size . 3.) Elmer Keith didn't say you should do it . 4.) He did say fit was more important than hardness and most people used way to hard an alloy...
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    02-18-2020, 07:36 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Home-made 50/50 in Boolit Lube !
    50 / 50 , 1 lb. - 1 lb. , 1 cup - 1 cup , 5 lbs. - 5 lbs. , 1 cubic yard - 1 cubic yard ...aren't they all 50 - 50 mixes ? Equal amounts , regardless of the measure would still be 50-50 ...or am I looking at it to easily?
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    02-18-2020, 06:56 PM
    I put off spending the money on a new mattress for years...decades even. The wife said our matress was over 40 years old...I am buying a new one ! I went with her and tested every matress in the store ...they let me . I picked the one that felt...
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    02-17-2020, 09:52 PM
    You can also ask around at the Lee Loader Forum , they have info on all things Lee , including moulds . www.lee-loader.com Gary
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    02-17-2020, 09:40 PM
    That's OK Ben , that was 9 years ago and I'm over it now ... but since we are still talking about the Lee Hand Press I found it along with the little Lee Ram Prime unit make a great priming tool for those of us with hand strength issues or the...
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    02-17-2020, 07:15 PM
    The best " Water Removable " case lube .... STP Oil Treatment is not water removable and a lot of the lubes listed here are not water soluble / removable ... But one that is water soluble is good old fashioned Lee Case Lube...the white stuff in the...
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    02-17-2020, 02:54 PM
    Boolit : NOE 358-124-TC-GC , sized .357, Lithi-Bee lubricant , alloy 50-50 COWW / soft scrap lead . The gas check is the secrete . Mainly it Helps when seating the boolit but also helps with leading at velocities @ 1000 fps with softish alloy ....
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    02-16-2020, 11:24 AM
    I did this yesterday also and was able reset my password ...had been stuck in the "loop" 3-4 times previously ... my user name , gwpercle , got changed to Gary Percle some how... I didn't do it . I loged in and went to the Forum section, was...
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    02-16-2020, 11:05 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread 45 Colt - RF vs SWC in Cast Boolits
    I grew up reading Elmer Keith and Skeeter Skelton so when it comes to handguns lean to SWC's . But...I don't own any lever action rifles and have read where SWC might not feed as well as RF. With 2 cavity Lee moulds only costing $25.00 order the...
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    02-16-2020, 10:39 AM
    The best batteries on the market ... Interstate Batteries Trust me on this ... Outrageously dependable long lived and not stupid expensive ...THE BEST! www.interstatebatteries.com Sears needs to change their battery's name to Fail...
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casting reloading shooting and keeping my 1968 chevelle roadworthy
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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