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    03-16-2018, 04:42 PM
    I stripped mine out several years ago , a fellow member suggested putting a dab of beeswax or soft bullet lubricant on the end of the top punch stem and shoving it back into the set screw required . That's the best advice I ever got. ...
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    03-16-2018, 04:10 PM
    Do you have powder or a powder in mind to use....there are a lot of powders that can be used, just trying to narrow the field down. Gary OK , just saw the mention of Unique . As per Lyman #4 , 125 gr. FP , start load 4.3 gr.......Max load 5.3...
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    03-14-2018, 04:58 PM
    I used to but unless shooting for prizes or money I just do a visual inspection, any flawed get tossed back in the pot. I was spending way too much time weighing boolits. Pressure casting with a spouted ladle and double cavity mould gives me...
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    03-12-2018, 12:33 PM
    I'm still using a Pacific Super Deluxe C...and with the linkage reversed to size on the up stroke....that is one nice feature that I have enjoyed all these years. Gary
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    03-12-2018, 12:16 PM
    I've been using a Wilton aluminum mini muffin pan for 30+ years . Wilton is still in business and still makes the uncoated aluminum pans . I recently purchased a new larger one . They also make some mini loaf pans that would be ideal for a little...
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    03-12-2018, 11:44 AM
    It just might be primer seating depth. Primers should bottom out in the pocket...if they don't the first strike will seat them, a second strike will fire them. Flush or just below is all well and good but seating them fully into the bottom of the...
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    03-10-2018, 08:27 PM
    Well the price was right. Describe the hammer, brass with a flat face ? What is the other end ? I enjoy a good what is it ! Gary
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    03-10-2018, 02:25 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Beeswax lube Mix in Boolit Lube !
    Three parts beeswax, good for those with a lot of beeswax on hand. One part lithium grease ( Lucas Red-N-Tacky) any lithium grease will work. Depending on the beeswax, if you find this mix too soft/tacky, add one part Paraffin Wax (Gulf...
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    03-09-2018, 03:35 PM
    The Lee 120 gr TC is just fine, I like it. I've good results with from 3.5 grs. to 4.2 grs. Bullseye , depending on the gun . Start low, load a few and check feeding, firing and ejection....when you get 100% , you have your min.
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    03-08-2018, 06:38 PM
    I'm not sure if a 4 cavity mould is a plus or minus to maintaining mould temperature because there are about half a dozen other things besides the number of .308 cavities that can affect mould temperature . I do own one ,two , three and four...
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    03-08-2018, 06:09 PM
    Two thoughts: 1.) Anneal the cases before forming. 2.) Use case forming die, not a resizing die, to form the cases with. This might be a help. Gary
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    03-08-2018, 06:02 PM
    I have hand reaming tools from Lyman and CH4D. I use the reamers to remove any crimp and the primer pocket uniformer to get them all ...uniform . I find the reamers do a better job than the swagging tools . I first bought a swagging tool but...
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    03-08-2018, 05:50 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Fresh Fish.... in Cookin' Recipe's
    Yes that's a good argument....I will have to agree , Sac A lait are the second best tasting fish but because they tend to run larger they are easier to eat than bluegill. Daddy always put three slits on each side , bluegill got two slits) and...
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    03-07-2018, 02:48 PM
    Loading the 9mm luger with cast boolits is not for the inexperienced loader. After loading for 45+ years my Dad gave me my first 9mm , a Walther P38, it wasn't too much trouble to load for but the new 9mm's , compacts especially , gave me...
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    03-07-2018, 02:38 PM
    Being a professional draftsman....I can tell you it isn't used in the drawing/drafting and design business. Have no earthly idea what it much did you pay for it ? Gary
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    03-07-2018, 02:13 PM
    Lyman still has replacement parts and upgrade parts for the 450 , last year I ordered every part I could for my grey bodied/red handled 450 when I realized I had never replaced one part on it and I wanted to be able to fix it should the need...
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    03-07-2018, 02:00 PM
    You don't need no PID, I cast without one , over 50 years now. For the big rifle boolits you will get the best with ladle and pressure casting from an open top pot. Lyman ladle with the little side spout works for me. A good pot is the Lee...
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    03-07-2018, 01:45 PM
    If you post a photo of it , I would bet money if I can't ID it someone on this site can. We've seen a lube sizer or two ! Gary
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    03-07-2018, 01:41 PM
    Hardcast + undersized = lead in the bore. Try 50-50 COWW and Lead sized to .357, this = no lead in four different 9mm pistols tested with four different cast boolits . Same alloy and same size . Hardness can be over rated. Gary
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    03-06-2018, 02:52 PM
    Nice score ! That would be way too much mould for me use ...the expression "Too much of a good thing" comes to mind .
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    03-06-2018, 02:32 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread 110 or 220V's in Casting Equipment
    You got that right ! Reduced power consumption is a misconception.
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    03-06-2018, 02:14 PM
    I have access to pencil sharpener shavings , a pinch of shavings in my casting pot with a pea sized ball of bees wax thrown on top works great . Stirred with a wooden paddle and skim off any dross. The cedar smells good too. I never did care...
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    03-06-2018, 02:01 PM
    Steal it from your wife and make sure it's not one of her good stainless steel pots or cast iron may want to go buy your own...some wives get all bent out of shape when they discover you cooking lead in their favorite gumbo pot. Gary
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    03-06-2018, 01:45 PM
    Instead of Vaseline , use some Lithium grease , like Lucas Red-N-Tacky, in the same 1/3 proportion. The Lithium works better at higher magnum and rifle velocities least for me. I've never had leading problems with this type lube. Gary
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    03-06-2018, 01:35 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Fresh Fish.... in Cookin' Recipe's
    In Louisiana they are called Sac-A-lait , they are the white crappie species, A day fishing , cane pole , quill float and a bucket of shiners at Old River would produce the best tasting fish on the planet. Cornflour battered and fried whole, ...
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    03-05-2018, 09:13 PM
    Not only do I save the targets, I record all the data right on the target. The good ones go on the wall so I can brag on them and I can see which load was a good one. A visual reminder of the load is a lot more informative. The exceptional...
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    03-04-2018, 04:38 PM
    The Noe 358-124 gr.-TC , GC , has shown itself to be very accurate in my 357 magnum Ruger Blackhawk. This bullet sized .358 with a gas check and a load with AA#5 put 15 shots into one ragged hole that spanned 1 3/8 " with no pesky flyers. Even...
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    03-04-2018, 04:18 PM
    Sardines , Peanut Butter , Banana and Onions.... all on the same sandwich ? With or without Mayo????
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    03-04-2018, 10:55 AM
    This is the second reference I've seen to a peanut butter, banana and mayo sandwich. I might have to try this....I love mayo and you shouldn't knock something until you try it. I'll get back to you after I test it. Gary
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    03-04-2018, 10:40 AM
    Garlic , butter and fresh Parmesan cheese...... So easy and So good. Thanks Lloyd, this is a good one ! Gary
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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