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    Today, 10:56 AM
    A batter doesn't hit a home run every time he steps up to the plate . You struck out this time but time ... could be a homer ! I've been to many a yard sale and flea market over the years , only once did I homer ... Lyman AA turret...
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    Yesterday, 09:02 PM
    I've reloaded 45 acp for longer than I care to admit (1967) . I have never tried any of the powders you listed but have had good results from the following: Titegroup 700X Bullseye AA #2 Red Dot HP-38 All of the above powders work well in...
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    Yesterday, 07:19 PM
    That's the one I'm on too I call it " See Food" ! Life's too short to die miserable and hungry , it's just not in a Cajun's DNA to not eat well . Start with butter and make a roux....the dish just gets better from there . Whole Hog =...
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    06-14-2019, 02:27 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread .38 wadcutter alloy in Cast Boolits
    Elmer Keith suggested 1 part tin to 20 parts lead for all light and normal pressure loads . That's in chapter 4 " Sixgun Cartridges and Loads " . I'm no good with numbers so somebody else needs to calculate how much linotype and lead that works...
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    06-14-2019, 02:15 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread First cast boolits! in Cast Boolits
    Would you believe my mother gave me one of her old cast iron pots to melt lead in ... Two big old cookie sheets to lay on each side of the melting pot ....And she let me cast on our/her gas cooking stove right there in the kitchen ... I ran the...
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    06-13-2019, 01:34 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread First cast boolits! in Cast Boolits
    Nice looking batch o boolits . Your first are always special . Welcome to the addiction ! Little advice, I started with a 5 # pot, way too small , 10 # pot better but if you are going to be casting with 4 to 6 cavity moulds... still too small...
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    06-12-2019, 06:55 PM
    It was 1967 and my Dad had a wood replacement hammer handle for a claw hammer lying on his work bench.... Looked like it would be just the right shape and size to open a mould, so I borrowed it. I swear I always meant to return it... I'm still...
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    06-11-2019, 01:35 PM
    The Ram Prime on the hand press uses regular press type , snap in shell holders need for any "special " holders . Just use the shell holder you use on the press . Once you install it , read directions , you will see how it works...nifty...
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    06-11-2019, 12:59 PM
    The bevel is there only to speed production from the automatic casting machines that commercial casters use , they drop from the moulds easier . They are a tad easier to get started in a case but they do nothing for accuracy or to stop leading ....
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    06-10-2019, 11:30 AM
    I started casting in 1967 with a dipper . Listened to all the great talk about bottom pour and bought a Lee 10# bottom pour. Discovered I could make a lot more second rate boolits with the bottom pour ...trouble is I don't want second rate.... I...
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    06-09-2019, 06:32 PM
    And back off the pressure...most apply way too much pressure...if its coming out the top...too much. Apply just enoug lube to fill 50% of the groove , spin the boolit in the die 90 degrees and apply just enough pressure to fill the remainder of the...
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    06-09-2019, 06:22 PM
    I got the #4 when they first came has some pro's and con's . Newer powders and other makers boolits ...big pros . The information sections in the front , 98 pages , are left wanting a little when compared to #3, but there are a few ...
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    06-09-2019, 05:48 PM
    Looks just like " Morocco Mole "
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    06-07-2019, 05:47 PM
    Use cast boolits in the 148 to 160 grain weight and adjust your powder charge to fine tune it. A 158 grain RN was the industry standard for a long time , but a SWC , WC or RNFP can be used . My fixed sighted 38's , J and K frames , all prefer a...
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    06-07-2019, 05:13 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Is it a Boolit if in Cast Boolits
    It is can put on the GC , leave off the GC or powder coat me it's still a boolit .
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    06-07-2019, 01:50 PM
    Don't substitute jacketed bullet data for lead boolit data it's not the same . Lyman Cast Bullet Manual #3 124 grain RCBS# 9mm-124-CN - Bullseye powder start - 3.7 grs. @ 1036 fps max. - 4.1 grs. @1136 fps RCBS Cast Bullet Manual #1 124...
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    06-07-2019, 01:01 PM
    For that exact same purpose I started with Lee C309-113-F , worked well at short range with 10.0 grains of Unique. Moved on up to the Lee C309-170-F for longer range with 12.0 grains of Unique . I prefer shooting the 170 grain loads , they...
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    06-06-2019, 09:37 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Any truth in this? in Cast Boolits
    Now that info is rather eye opening...didn't expect it. Maybe tumbling loaded rounds is not the best thing to do. Thanks for the post Kevin, Gary
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    06-06-2019, 09:33 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Any truth in this? in Cast Boolits
    Good idea , whatever Hodgdon says I will accept . Gary
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    06-05-2019, 07:55 PM
    A good powder , no quirks or problems to be aware of , my Lyman 55 meters it just fine. At one point in time it was the accuracy champ-be all - end all powder to use in 45 acp with cast boolits for competition . I used it back in my NRA...
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    06-05-2019, 07:12 PM
    " Sitting on a damp sponge ... " that's where the humidity came from , it doesn't take much for the rusting thing to do it's dirty work . Gary
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    06-05-2019, 07:05 PM
    Each material has it's pro's and con's . What I'm going to say is based on my personal experiences over the last 50 + years . Let me also qualify that I pressure cast with a ladle from an open top pot . No bottom pour and no 6 cavity moulds . ...
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    06-05-2019, 02:11 PM
    Another thing that helped with getting a properly sized boolit to stay properly sized after seating was a NOE 124 grain truncated cone 9mm boolit mould that was cut for a gas check ... and... ordering a matching NOE M-Die type case expanding plug...
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    06-05-2019, 01:53 PM
    I keep looking at the picture and still see his 6 toes . I do like the way the wife holds the mould while filling it .... just lets it lie on the floor , not holding the handles ... I've never tried that method ! Gary
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    06-05-2019, 01:43 PM
    I'm sure your SIL and wife both appreciate you giving Tigger a proper funeral and grave site . Good deeds never go unrewarded . Gary
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    06-05-2019, 09:12 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Any truth in this? in Cast Boolits
    I simply wipe mine off . Saves electricity , polishing media and having to wipe them off after getting them out of the tumbler. If you want to tumble clean them ...go for it . I was advised not to run loaded cartridges in the tumbler... so...
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    06-05-2019, 08:56 AM
    Let me know how the Creole's do for you . They were developed in Louisiana , Oklahoma is pretty far up North and I would be interested to hear how they do . I've got some Creole's planted myself but you expect them to do well in the middle...
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    06-05-2019, 08:47 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread My local barbershop in Our Town
    I still have an old school barber shop to go to .... But the barbers are slowly getting older and retiring ! They have two ladies cutting hair but I don't like how they cut mine . My favorite male barber put a sign up that he would no longer be...
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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