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    10-18-2018, 06:35 PM
    The gas check mould I ordered from NOE ...358-124-TC-GC sure solved a lot of problems with cast in the 9mm Luger. Between protecting the base , making seating easier and eliminating leading at 1000 fps velocities with my softish air cooled alloy...
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    10-17-2018, 03:57 PM
    Lyman 450 , mine's going on 50 years, Lyman has replacement 450 parts and upgrade kits for them. Two years ago I bought up grade kit and few extra parts but have not needed them . You're existing dies will be sure to work. There's a 450 on...
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    10-16-2018, 05:23 PM
    Sometimes the beam wants to "stick" or "hang up" , lightly touch the beam with your finger to get it free swinging again and make sure it's centered on the bearings , not too far left or right . Gary
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    10-16-2018, 04:57 PM
    Never gave it much thought...I like General Motors cars , girls with red hair , revolvers , cast boolits , blue steel , leather , real wood (not laminate), Cajun cooking and lately Republicans. Don't know why , that's just the way God made me...
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    10-16-2018, 04:35 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread What are these, Orbs? in Our Town
    Stay home , sit in a chair , and be very quite until they show up.... If they don't show up , then you know it's ALIENS !
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    10-16-2018, 04:27 PM
    In my mind $15.00 isn't free . $0.00 now that's free !
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    10-14-2018, 02:34 PM
    In place of the smoke , a coat of dry lubricant . Dry lubes are micro particles of Teflon suspended in an alcohol carrier , after coating a cavity the alcohol evaporates and leaves a micro thin non stick film of Teflon on it ....and you know how...
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    10-09-2018, 01:33 PM
    Accurate arms #5 , 6.1 grains , 357 magnum Starline case, 155 grain SWC GC (Lyman 358156) sized .358 , in my 1971 Ruger Blackhawk , 15 shots went into a group 3/4 inch wide and 1 inch high . 25 yards . You might want to give AA #5 a good look...
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    10-08-2018, 02:22 PM
    Bears are bigger, tougher, meaner , nastier, stronger and more aggressive to the point of they will not only kill you , they will eat your body and enjoy it ! It's the nature of the beast . We , on the other hand are weak , small and frail ,...
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    10-08-2018, 02:10 PM
    Give the Lee 358-105-SWC a try , it says SWC but it's more of a truncated cone than SWC . It works just fine in light 9mm Luger loads and should be just the ticket in the 380 . Gary
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    10-08-2018, 01:54 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Hate to waste stuff--but in Our Town
    Bingo .... we have a winner. I pulled 500 military 30-06 rounds with bullets that were crimped and sealed by seating them 1/8th inch deeper. If you don't break the crimp...they aren't coming out . Gary
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    10-06-2018, 08:00 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Retailer for samples in Cast Boolits
    Bell type fishing sinkers , also refered to as bass casting sinkers , they have a tear drop or bell shape. The small pointy end has a small brass eyelet for the line and may swivel. I went to fishing department and bought an assortment of the...
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    10-06-2018, 06:25 PM
    Welcome to the club Humpty , I started with a big dipper kit in 1968 , know it well. What you want to do is called Pan Lubing , size your boolits and stand them up in a shallow pan of melted lube, The melted lube needs to come up just above...
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    10-04-2018, 06:14 PM
    Trash and crud clogs the opening. Clean the pot and hole Flux more. Flux more when casting the ingots and flux more in the pot. Get the alloy clean before you start casting.
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    10-04-2018, 06:10 PM
    I have that same tin, 35 cal. , purchased in 1968. My first gas checks . I keep it because some companies use thin cardboard boxes that fall apart. 50 years and that tin container still working .
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    10-04-2018, 06:03 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Dick Lee in Cast Boolits
    A $9.99 Classic Lee Loader got me started in 1967 and his single cavity boolit moulds were affordable enough so I could buy more than just one bullet weight and design. When you are young and broke Lee opened the door for a lot of us. Thanks...
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    10-04-2018, 05:36 PM
    I have found a lube that contains Lithium grease and beeswax works well. I bought a large supply years ago , that maker is no longer in the lube making business but he kindly gave me the recipe . 1 part Lithium Grease (Lucas Red-N-Tacky) to 3...
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    10-04-2018, 05:09 PM
    In 2003 when the North East had this massive power outage guess what skyrocketed 9 months later... the birth of babies....turning the lights off just might just make the idiot population increase.
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    10-04-2018, 04:56 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Pimento cheese in Cookin' Recipe's
    I thought Louisiana had some weird Festivals..Red Ant , Bonnie and Clyde, Zydeco , Boudin , Boucherie , Crawfish , Blue Crab, Frogs , Muffaletta , oyster , fried chicken ......But the Chitlin Festival wins the prize...hands down ...A#1 Have you...
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    10-03-2018, 05:18 PM
    Water quenching then sizing does two things : 1.) makes the boolit harder to size. 2.) sizing the boolit down cold works the boolits surface....cold working lead....softens it. When you do it this way you wind up getting back to the about same...
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    10-03-2018, 04:48 PM
    I may have done some dumb stuff in life but I am not so stupid as to film it and put it where everyone , their brother , future employers , the police and God can watch what an idiot I am ....
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    10-03-2018, 04:19 PM
    Consider them as pure lead. I mix them 50-50 , lead and COWW , makes an excellent alloy and extends my stash of COWW's . Gary
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    10-03-2018, 04:08 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Lee mold handles? in Cast Boolits
    The two cavity mould handles aren't really made to be removed . Each 2 cavity comes with handles fixed in place. Don't try and remove them ....they will not fit on Accurate or NOE moulds . The 6 cavity handles are the ones you want , they will...
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    10-03-2018, 03:47 PM
    I've noticed when I see the traffic light down the road turn red....I take my foot off the gas and start slowing down but the car in the next lane speeds up and races towards the light so they can slam on the brakes . Are prizes given out for the...
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    10-03-2018, 02:31 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Life's Minor Mysteries in Our Town
    Turn the Tee shirts inside out then wash and dry them. Another plus is the sewn hems at the bottom and sleeves will not roll up but lie nice and flat.....try it ! I'm in Baton Rouge , my wife mows the lawn and runs the weed eater.... I stay in...
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    10-03-2018, 02:10 PM
    Welcome ! Love your boxes and neat inserts.... You all have some nice products that I can really use . Gary
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    10-03-2018, 01:46 PM
    You mean criminals don't go into a FFL gun shop , fill out all the forms , go through a back ground check and a waiting period like I do to get their guns ? You mean criminals steal their guns ? We'll we just need more gun laws to infringe...
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    10-03-2018, 01:28 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Pimento cheese in Cookin' Recipe's
    Along with Pickled Pigs Lips...those just look nasty. If you want to have some fun google Chitlins Walmart , they have Smithfield , click on the reviews and read them ...some are soooo funny ! Gary
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    10-02-2018, 01:36 PM
    That's good , the streaking is just the sizer , sizing down the boolit at that point, uniform all the way around is what you want. The boolit design will have some streaking above the crimp's normal . When you have more streaking on...
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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