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    Yesterday, 10:09 PM
    After trying just about every home made case polish, grits, rice , sand , kitty litter, pet bedding, various blasting medias , lizard bedding, with and without nu-finish, Turtle Wax Chrome Polish and Rust remover and other liquid wax products...
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    Yesterday, 01:07 PM
    That's good , I kind of liked having them around...weren't afraid of nothing . You can make a Gumbo with an old hen too. Gary
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    Yesterday, 01:02 PM
    That stuff taste so good it should be ....illegal !!!!!! One of the best tasting shines I ever drank was , of all things , "Banana" I don't know how it's made but the taste was sublime. Wish my "connections" could relocate them boy's , a...
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    Yesterday, 12:05 PM
    Got a good crop of Gypsy and Jalapeno's , have already stuffed and ate some of each and have put stuffed peppers in the freezer. They freeze well and are easy to reheat. A member posted his pickled pepper recipe , I copied it down on a post...
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    07-14-2018, 09:23 PM
    Clean hole cutting is also a factor of the type of paper the target is made from. Proper NRA Bullseye Match targets are made of a soft paper that cuts easily and cleanly. I would run copies on our office xerox machine....the copy paper was...
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    07-14-2018, 09:11 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread pouring ladles in Casting Equipment
    Darn....I just bought a new casting ladle , my old one was 50 years old and the handle was wearing out ! Keep us posted....No law says you can't have two ladles. You know I could use a ladle for smelting ... one a little bigger than a casting...
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    07-12-2018, 06:25 PM
    If CH4D can't help you the best , even better than Lyman's , is a Lee Universal Case Expander and NOE expander plugs. $6.50 gets you just about any size you want and the Lee Expander can also be used to just bell case necks when you don't need...
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    07-10-2018, 08:48 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Case Lub in Reloading Equipment
    If you use Lee case lube it will wipe off easily , just roll them around in a towel. I mix the Lee case lube with alcohol and mist it on the cases with a small sprayer. When it dries just enough is left on to size and what little that remains...
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    07-10-2018, 06:13 PM
    Here in Louisiana we have the Honey Island Swamp Monster. Harlan Ford claimed to have seen it in 1963 ....the poor guy looked for it until he passed away in 1980 and never found it. He had a friend that helped him search for it ... They claimed...
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    07-08-2018, 10:48 AM
    It takes a lot longer than 18 mins. to get the oil up to frying temp. and at 3 mins a pound for the bird it takes 45 mins. to fry a 12-15 lb. turkey.....what's the reason for a timer that shuts off every 18 mins. That's idiotic . Back in the day...
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    07-08-2018, 09:47 AM
    They are not bad to have around , eat a lot of bugs , ticks and such...they are a bugs Great White Shark....bug eating machines. But if an "accident" happens and it's a "mature" bird (tough) we use them make a Gumbo with smoked sausage ! Can...
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    07-05-2018, 12:22 PM
    Blue Bell Blackberry cobbler ice cream ? It's a seasonal flavor and last year it tasted like chunks of a good blackberry cobbler , with a good crust , swirled into a gallon of homemade vanilla ice cream....I liked it and going to get some more ....
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    07-04-2018, 08:22 PM
    After Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla became available here , I never made another gallon of ice cream.....it tasted better than any recipe I had ever tried. And I'm an ice cream addict/connoisseur , at one time I had three different ice cream...
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    07-04-2018, 08:13 PM
    Stuffed peppers ! Had a good crop of large gypsy peppers and bell peppers just right for stuffing. This batch has ground beef, yellow rice, the trinity , lots of garlic and Italian cheese . They in the oven now. Gary
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    07-02-2018, 09:34 PM
    Lyman still makes this mould . And NOE makes a nice copy with their 360-160-SWC (GC)
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    07-02-2018, 06:35 PM
    It doesn't increase the size , running a .3135 boolit through a .314 sizer just lubes it , it stays .3135 but my 303 Enfield's bore measures .3125 so .3135 works just fine. Same thing for .3575 boolit , .358 sizer just lubricates it , it stays...
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    07-02-2018, 06:21 PM
    My problem is I like them all , I can't walk away from a garage sale if there is a mould or three on the table...even old rusty and unloved. I guess it's better than bringing home an abandoned kitty. It's an addiction. Gary
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    07-02-2018, 05:59 PM
    I was instructed that if a boolit was cut for a check , then use a check, otherwise buy a flat base mould and use it. I can also verify I've never had a gun give worse groups when a gas check was installed , in fact groups usually improve. I...
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    07-02-2018, 05:53 PM
    Be sure and get a Turkey Frying Pot.....you think fried chicken is good...just wait until you try Fried Turkey.... Oh Yeah !!!! No sense letting that burner sit around when you aren't smelting. Gary
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    07-02-2018, 05:48 PM
    Lee or Lyman might be a roll of the dice....if an NOE isn't dropping exactly as it should , Al will make sure to correct it....he doesn't want any unhappy campers. NOE also reproduces a lot of Lyman designs , current and discontinued and usually...
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    07-02-2018, 05:37 PM
    I cast for decades with a Lyman ladle , read about the glories of bottom pour and bought one. The thing I discovered is I could make a lot more second rate bullets with the bottom pour . But I don't want a bunch of second rate bullets....I want...
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    07-02-2018, 05:23 PM
    Brass doesn't like water , left in contact the corrosion starts . Noticed this with brass picked up from the grass at range...those exposed to the dew started corroding in a few hours . The water and corrosion thing is the main reason I went...
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    07-02-2018, 05:04 PM
    Be quick ? ...what I see is me picking boolits flung all over the bench and floor. I was never quick and have slowed considerably since then. Be Quick....Right !
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    06-30-2018, 09:30 PM
    I have that mould in a double cavity and they measure .3575 with a 50/50 blend COWW and lead + 1% tin. I can size them .357 for use in 9mm Luger or run them through a .358 sizer for use in 38 Special. It seems as though the double cavity...
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    06-29-2018, 09:37 PM
    Stop with the water dropping , apply a gas check and size to .358 (or groove dia. +.001). Bullets designed for gas checks should be checked....you want plain base, buy a PB mould. I air cool , lead / COWW 50/50 mix , attach gas check,...
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    06-29-2018, 09:12 PM
    Gun Digest but my favorite is Handloaders Digest
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    06-26-2018, 05:16 PM
    I just found out that along with the Port Allen and Gonzales locations there are Bergeron's in Shreveport and Bossier City....if you get up in that direction. If you conceal carry just tell the waitress or cashier and you will get the 10% discount....
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    06-26-2018, 04:59 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Delta Dawn in Our Town
    Sometimes it's better to just enjoy a song for what it is. The real life story behind Delta Dawn was heartbreaking and sad , tragic for both of them. I had a gut feeling the song was about something with an unhappy ending but no idea it was this...
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    06-26-2018, 04:42 PM
    Back in the 60's I ...how shall we say ....hung out with , this sweet young lady , who would burn Patchouli incense every night....that smell still brings back some fond memories after 50 years. Gary
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    06-25-2018, 05:40 PM
    If you come to Bergeron's Restaurant , in Port Allen, Louisiana and wear your gun into the restaurant you will receive a 10% discount. Open carry has always been legal here , so don't leave your gun in the car, strap it on and enjoy some good...
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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