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    Yesterday, 06:30 PM
    I'm looking at the instruction sheet for Lee 3 die pistol set and it states the seating die has a crimping function , seating and crimping die , and explains how to set it up to apply a crimp. If you set up the dies to crimp....you do not have...
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    Yesterday, 06:02 PM
    A slow cooker , start on high, when all is heated you can set it on low . The Lucas R-N-T grease will not melt . heat and blend with whisk. Turn off slow cooker , let cool. Do it again the next day, blending well with whisk. Do it...
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    Yesterday, 01:58 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Apple season! in Cookin' Recipe's
    When I was a kid My Mom would come home with a bushel or two of apples , after eating as many as we could she made Apple Butter and put it up in canning jars ! During the winter we would east it with toast....that was the best . Gary
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    Yesterday, 01:46 PM
    If something is written plainly then there is no "interpretation" required. And as we all know the devil's in the interpretation ! Gary Happy to live in Louisiana
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    09-18-2018, 01:55 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Titegroup? in Cast Boolits
    If everything you try still leaves lead, here's what I did ........purchased a NOE mould 358 - 124 - Truncated Cone - Gas Check Cast from 50-50 COWW and scrap lead, which is a pretty soft mix, sized .357 or .358 depending on the pistol . ...
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    09-18-2018, 01:31 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Hi All , in Cast Boolits
    Welcome from Louisiana. Don't worry about asking questions....at some point in time we were all beginners ! Gary [smilie=s:
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    09-17-2018, 02:12 PM
    Finding a holster and making a fast draw might be a problem. Pretty cool....having all those "speed loaders" waiting and ready !
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    09-16-2018, 09:12 PM
    Custom fit the bullet to the punch with a little JB Weld Epoxy putty. Clean and degrease the top punch cavity and install in lube/sizer (mines a Lyman 450) , grease the nose of the boolit , place the boolit in the sizing die and take a small...
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    09-16-2018, 08:44 PM
    Then you might like this sheet cake....my daughter , who likes all things peanut butter , made this Sunday ...... It is very good ! She used Creamy Jiff peanut butter and a 9" x 13" cake pan Ingredients: CAKE 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups...
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    09-13-2018, 05:45 PM
    What is the caliber of your Nevada....30 Carbine ?
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    09-13-2018, 05:26 PM
    I checked at NOE but too heavy , both 9.3 designs are 285 grains . But they are some nice looking boolits . Gary
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    09-13-2018, 05:01 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Pickling Peppers in Cookin' Recipe's
    Pickled some more Gypsey peppers , the plants are winding down now. My Jalapeno plants all finally succumbed to the Southern Root Blight , I covered the beds in clear visqueen in hopes of sterilizing the soil and beating the blight back some...
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    09-12-2018, 03:06 PM
    My vote is ....little or no difference. I have been wrong before so we shall see. Gary
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    09-12-2018, 02:31 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Crow? in Cookin' Recipe's
    Crow....the other dark meat ! Crow actually tastes like woodpecker. Not bad , better than an old possum. Gary
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    09-11-2018, 06:20 PM
    If this one hits as a cat 4 and you are within 90 miles of the coast flooding will be a concern. I pray you are on high ground and come through unharmed. Good Luck, Gary
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    09-11-2018, 06:11 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Rocket Radio in Our Town
    I didn't have a Rocket Crystal, but did put together a Crystal Radio Kit , I ran a wire from my bedroom window to the top of a Pecan tree in our back yard for the antenna . My dad grounded it to the water faucet pipe that was below my window ....
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    09-11-2018, 02:33 PM
    Use your gun's barrel as a gauge , drop one in and see if it chambers. The fact is it must fit into your gun's magazine, feed into and fit your gun's chamber and extract . Someone telling you to use a OAL that fits his gun doesn't insure it...
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    09-11-2018, 02:21 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Lyman #357446 in Cast Boolits
    I could never get the 357446 or the 358429 to group as well . I thought the Keith designed 358429 was going to be the top dog....but it wasn't ! Maybe I need to try these with 2400 powder and load them heavy. The accuracy champ, with midrange...
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    09-11-2018, 01:50 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Rock Auto in Our Town
    Exactly....don't jump to conclusions and assume the worst. Nike never ever advertised in the American Rifleman.
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    09-10-2018, 03:43 PM
    That's one cool "Art Deco " looking press....work of art in my book ! Gary
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    09-10-2018, 03:27 PM
    Lyman #452460 200 gr. SWC has worked for me for a couple decades . Lee 452-200-SWC would be a good choice for a budget . NOE 453 - 197 - SWC would be a nice one in the top shelf mould category and you could splurge and get it with hollow and penta...
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    09-10-2018, 01:49 PM
    Most around here will bad mouth it, But I have used it along with pencil sharpener wood shavings. I find using both helps get a good flux in the smelting pot . In the casting pot I use Marvelux , wood shavings and beeswax . When using Marvelux...
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    09-10-2018, 01:29 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Dominant eye twitch? in Our Town
    If you start to see tiny black specks floating in there , go get it checked . I waited too long and the retina detached completely and I lost the sight in that eye. Don't wait....unlike floaters the black specks do not go away. Gary
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    09-10-2018, 01:24 PM
    Maybe the Aussies can't own a S&W but surely they can own a S&W T-shirt ?
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    09-09-2018, 08:01 PM
    What manufacture of 1911 , new from maker or second hand from someone who may or may not have "customized" the feed ramp, changed springs etc. all these things makes a difference . Some semi-autos are just fussy about what they work with ....
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    09-09-2018, 12:24 PM
    Dropping into water , when one side hits first , can cause the boolit to warp. Drop a few on a towel and air cool ..... if they remain straight you've found the problem. Long boolits are more prone to warping than short fat handgun boolits....
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    09-08-2018, 06:42 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Crow? in Cookin' Recipe's
    Why would you buy coon in a can packed in possum fat....that just makes Spam sound so tasty . I've killed trapped, cooked and eaten a lot of different things in my life ...I'm here to tell you possum fat is to be avoided...it doesn't taste, smell...
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    09-07-2018, 06:51 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Crow? in Cookin' Recipe's
    Sauce Piquante Use this recipe for any game : birds , reptile (alligator) , raccoon , nutria , duck , blackbirds , dove , quail , crow too ....wild or domestic. This is Cajun hunting camp sized recipe so you might want to cut it down. 3-5 ...
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    09-06-2018, 02:09 PM
    And this is the reason I carefully sort all my wheel weights. Test every one to get out the zinkers. If they don't get melted...No Problemo !
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    09-06-2018, 02:03 PM
    To keep from picking up good alloy when you skim, use a large perforated cooking spoon , the holes let the alloy flow out but keep the dross in the spoon. I got mine at a place that sells outdoor cooking supplies, turkey fryers and bar-b-que...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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