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    Yesterday, 07:11 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Clean & Lube in Reloading Equipment
    Disassemble ....Never ! Spray clean and spray lube...when the mood strikes me . Once every year or three . But my presses are all single stage and one Lyman A-A Turret... not much to them . Gary
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    Yesterday, 07:06 PM
    They sure do ! Bust the bulge before reloading the case is the proper way...after loading is just a quickie fix .. and not a proper one .
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    Yesterday, 06:50 PM
    Welcome to the addiction ! Your story sounds a lot like mine , it started in 1967 and the fun continues to this day. I've got that mould , size your boolets to .357 and use guns barrels as gauges to set the seating depth. When both pass the...
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    Yesterday, 12:40 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread **** it NOE!!! in Cast Boolits
    The NOE sales are no mould addicts on this site are surrounded by enablers . When a NOE sale notice shows up in my E-Mail I can only hope it's not something I "need". I've still got a NOE Elmer Keith signature mould in 41 magnum that I...
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    Yesterday, 12:26 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Lee 379-250-rf? in Cast Boolits
    My solution to the ill fitting top punch situation is any boolit with a flat spot... (RF = round flat) is to use a flat top punch . A flat top punch and seating stem is a very easy solution to punch and stem profiles that don't quite fit... Lee...
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    Yesterday, 09:38 AM
    Long time ago.... Black Crowned Night Heron's and Robins were prepared . They are protected now . Crow , Pileated Woodpecker , Armadillo , Nutria , Coon , Alligator , Frogs , Turtle , Crawfish , Alligator Gar Fish . Have all made a tasty meal...
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    07-15-2019, 10:34 AM
    Not only that but the OP had 1087 post 12 years ago and today still shows 1087 post !!!!! That's Freaky.... I should be hearing the Twilight Zone music...are we in a Time Warp or what ! Gary
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    07-15-2019, 10:18 AM
    1 1/16" is the outside diameter 17/16" is the inside diameter 1/8" is the thickness of the O-ring material itself. Take the plunger with you and find a replacement....buying an assorted pack of 50 O-rings leaves you with 49 useless...
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    07-15-2019, 10:03 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Beeswax QC? in Boolit Lube !
    It's Beeswax.....Don't overthink it ! They know what they are doing .
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    07-14-2019, 05:26 PM
    36 cal. lead balls don't take that long to cool . Not having water around to splash into your pot would be an advantage. They will not get any harder and you don't want them want them pure lead soft . Gary
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    07-14-2019, 05:22 PM
    It's good to know I'm not the only one who is "funny" about brass . I wont leave the range until I have at least as many cases as I went with and will not be happy untill I can pick up at least 50 - 100 extra.... and it doesn't matter what caliber...
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    07-12-2019, 07:37 PM
    My reasons not to quench .... 1.) Safety , don't like having water around my pot. 2.) I size my cast boolits . Hardened boolits are harder to size , saves wear, tear and damage to lube/sizer . 3.) Sizing a water hardened boolit cold works the...
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    07-12-2019, 07:25 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Makes me cringe... in Cast Boolits
    Powder coaters do it differently than us old school casters . I stack my perfectly cast , lubed and sized boolits side by side , standing up so no bases are damaged , dented or dinged . If the box is deep enough a thin sheet of cardboard...
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    07-10-2019, 08:31 PM
    I swear , that Looks like you cooking a BIG Tick !!!
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    07-01-2019, 02:12 PM
    I thought the ported barrel on my Tarus 455 was just for looks , chambered for 45 acp , the barrel is only two inches long! But the funny thing is , when shooting the gun , it seems like there is less recoil than with any of my 1911's . But...
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    07-01-2019, 01:47 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Berreta 92s problems in Cast Boolits
    I solved my leading problems with NOE mould 358 - 124- - TC - GC applying that gas check , sizing to .357 or .358 depending on your barrel , cast of 50/50 wheel weights and soft lead , air cooled boolits and lubing with Lithium beeswax lube . ...
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    07-01-2019, 01:32 PM
    Well said , I agree :goodpost: Gary
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    06-30-2019, 09:13 PM
    From RCBS Cast Bullet Manual : # 32-98-WC and #32-098-SWC both 98 grain boolits. Red Dot Powder start load ...1.8 grs. @ 685 fps max. load ...2.0 grs. @ 778 fps 1.6 grs. with the Lee 100 grain cast RN should be right on the starting load...
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    06-30-2019, 08:55 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread What is This? in Our Town
    The side of your head , just above your ear. The camera took it when you were setting it up !
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    06-29-2019, 01:26 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Needing computer help in Our Town
    I've got AVG on my computer , how do I get it off. Never mind....I just checked and it's gone..wife or son must have made it go away ...thanks Gary
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    06-28-2019, 10:24 AM
    CH4D might have an answer , they do sell swaging dies and equiptment . Good luck Gary
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    06-28-2019, 09:55 AM
    This is one of the times when you just have to let the guy Thank You with $300.00 , he's like my Dad who had to repay a kindness . He gave you a gift , take it , thank him and be there for him next time he needs a helping hand...That's all you...
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    06-28-2019, 09:45 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Needing computer help in Our Town
    What ever you do... Don't pay money to get your password working again...that's a scam . After you pay the "fees" you still don't get your computer password working again . Be Careful, wish I could help more but I'm in the same boat you are . ...
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    06-27-2019, 11:23 AM
    Kenner , that's awesome . My wife has family living there , it's a nice place . I try and not look too hard ...lot's of stuff out there I just don't want to see. Ignorance can be blissful especially if you have a dating daughter who is of...
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    06-27-2019, 10:17 AM
    In Abbeyville Louisiana I have witnessed the preparation of a 5,000 egg omelet , cooked in a 12 foot diameter skillet . This year they are going to cook 5,035 eggs , it's the 35th year they have been doing this , besides the 5,035 eggs the...
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    06-27-2019, 09:50 AM
    It's sure uplifting to read about acts of kindness . Thanks ! Gary
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    06-26-2019, 05:36 PM
    I've had my 38 special Airweight 637 since 2005 , shot regularly . No steel bushing and no problems . Everything is as tight as a drum . The usual steel firing pin bushing is there but no cylinder pin bushing...and no apparent wear either....
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    06-26-2019, 05:19 PM
    I managed to hang onto my 1968 Herters Catalog... I not only enjoy looking at all the perfect, ,perfected and worlds greatest everything but I find it a valuable resource book . I've looked many things for people in this 50 year old catalog. ...
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    06-26-2019, 04:52 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread 30 carb in Reloading Equipment
    All straight wall case designs , rifle , pistol or revolver , use a three die set to reload with . I have several Pacific die sets but every one is 2 die for bottle necked rifles . Not sure what the sliding cone above the decapping pin is ....
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    06-26-2019, 04:34 PM
    Place one on order , keep sending Al emails and postings on the NOE site , soon he will make a run . I started a inventory run , after four other people people signed on , he ran the moulds. It doesn't take long for 5 people to sign on , I...
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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