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    Today, 08:42 AM
    After posting this a fellow member sent me a PM... gave me name , email address and telephone number , he offered help if I have any problems . I wrote info down and taped it on computer. He is retired from the IT field (information technology)...
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    10-16-2019, 01:11 PM
    I have a very limited knowledge of how to work computers. I know how to get on this site. I only hope the changes are not too confusing to the computer operating challenged like myself , I no longer have the help and guidance I once had... the...
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    10-15-2019, 01:31 PM
    What is a "Drag Chute Hollow Point " ... this is a new term I'm not familiar with ? I know what a drag chute is... I've raced cars and I know what a hollow point is , been reloading a few decades ...drag chute hollow point ???
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    10-15-2019, 01:25 PM
    I don't see any 310 gr. data in Lyman #4 or RCBS Cast Bullet Manual ...both go to 240/250 grains and no heavier . Gary
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    10-15-2019, 12:08 PM
    I couldn't think of any celebrities at first...except maybe Tom Selleck , but then I thought of one that I would like to buy a few beers... Jeff Foxworthy ... But there is one condition...He has to still be a Red Neck...if he's done gone all...
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    10-14-2019, 07:28 PM
    The Lone Ranger (Clayton Moore) used silver boolits ...he was so environmentally sensitive and set such a great example for us to follow... decades before CA did their study and deemed lead boolits will kill you ! My Hero... Hi-Yo Silver ... ...
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    10-14-2019, 02:12 PM
    My RCBS Manual #1 shows a : 77 gr. RN , 231 powder , sized .312 . starting load - 2.0 grs. @ 708 fps maximum load - 2.5 grs @ 881 fps Test gun : Colt Pocket Model , 3 3/4" bbl. 2.4 grs. of 231 with the 71 gr. boolit should be right at...
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    10-14-2019, 01:55 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread TJ Matt in Boolit Lube !
    38 Special , 358 Winchester , hard to say ...good info helps get good answers .
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    10-13-2019, 06:00 PM
    Lyman # 358432 , 160 grain wadcutter , PB , now discontinued . NOE : 360-160 WC (PB) , 160 grain wadcutter , NOE's recreation of Lyman #358432 , in production . Either of these boolits , cast 50-50 COWW / lead , sized .358 . 5.0 grains...
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    10-13-2019, 12:07 PM
    NOE has at least 12 mould designs , maybe a few more , for 32 cal. rifles , RN and FP . A 2 cavity mould is $79.00 , 3 cavity cost $86.00 and 4 cavity run $92.00 ...you can usually find a 10% off Sale for any holiday. Sweet moulds and they sell...
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    10-13-2019, 09:25 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Another new caster in Cast Boolits
    Welcome ! Best way to learn is to cast . Your example looks good , don't be afraid of a slight bit of frosting, that's where I get my best boolits ... keep on keeping on ! I cast with a Lyman ladle also , the bottom pour thing didn't work...
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    10-13-2019, 08:58 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread What a show this morning in Our Town
    In Louisiana we have Turkey Vultures and Black Vultures ... I believe both are protected by law. I have a bit of respect for any animal that can eat a road killed skunk...that's a powerful stench that has to be overcome... ruins my appetite . ...
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    10-11-2019, 02:11 PM
    I don't have a P-08 but my P-38's all time pet load is : Lee 358-105-SWC , sized .357 (lithium-beeswax), 4.7 grs. Unique . The light boolit and midrange powder charge give 100% reliability & shoot accurately to the P-38's sights ( the sights...
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    10-11-2019, 12:14 PM
    Dredge serving sized pieces in seasoned flour , lightly brown pieces in bacon grease , lard or oil , remove browned pieces to a warm platter and reserve . Add enough of the leftover seasoned flour to the oil to make a good roux and brown the...
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    10-11-2019, 10:12 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread New Use For Hoppes #9 in Our Town
    For future reference ...Kerosene is Coal Oil . You could have used it...my Grandpaw put kerosene/coal oil on cuts , scrapes and bug bites... It didn't kill us so I guess it was OK . Did you use regular old Hoppe's #9 or the new Hoppe's Elite...
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    10-10-2019, 07:59 PM
    Keep the 444 Marlin . Load for it ...load them mild or load them heavy that's what reloading & boolits are all about . Cast boolits in the 444 Marlin are a good match . Dies and brass would be the best way to go in my mind . Gary
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    10-10-2019, 07:42 PM
    Three Words: Never Lend Moulds .
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    10-09-2019, 05:26 PM
    50 + Years experience casting ... I wish someone had told me . 1.) You do not need a bottom pour pot to cast excellent boolits . The ladle works great . 2.) A big electric melter makes things go much faster . 3.) A Lee Magnum Melter (20#...
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    10-08-2019, 01:58 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread New One For Me in Cast Boolits
    Are you pressure casting with a ladle that has a side spout ? Gary
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    10-08-2019, 09:51 AM
    Salt and vinegar dip ? Haven't heard of that treatment .... not going to try it either.
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    10-07-2019, 03:08 PM
    Here it is : Tony's Original Recipe with 1/2 the salt content . This gives more spice and less salt for those watching salt intake . 6 Tablespoons Salt 3 Tablespoons Black Pepper 1 Tablespoon red pepper ( adjust red pepper to taste) 2...
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    10-05-2019, 07:05 AM
    I agree...with one cycle of the 450 handle the boolit is sized , lubed and if desired a gas check is seated ...in , out, done...ready to shoot . It just doesn't get any faster or easier. Gary
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    10-04-2019, 05:38 PM
    Be forewarned that loading cast boolits in 9mm ...any 9mm...is not a slam dunk , one size one boolit design fits all . It will take some barrel slugging , trying different boolit sizes , different seating depths and different powder charges to get...
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    10-04-2019, 04:18 PM
    LIKE! LIKE! LIKE!......hitting like button Being the master of your own boolit supply is empowering . Being the master of your own ammunition supply puts you in total control . Feels good ! Gary
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    10-04-2019, 09:01 AM
    Lets go way back...in 1961 my Daddy and his friend Mr. Green each decided to mail order purchase a WWII surplus Walther P-38 and 500 rounds of ammo from Klein's Sporting Goods , Dad filled out the order signed it and sent a check to cover the order...
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    10-03-2019, 07:00 PM
    The boolits dropped from my double cavity , 356-120-TC ( #90239) standard lube groove ( not the tumble lube ) does have a very small bevel base . I didn't think I would like it but sizing in a Lyman 450 with soft lube does not give me any problems...
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    10-03-2019, 06:10 PM
    That's the problem with using media not designed for tumbling reloaded cases . A 50 lb. bag of corn cob pet bedding isn't worth doodly squat if's the wrong size and packs up in the cases ...now you have to dig the stuff out. That's no savings....
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    10-03-2019, 05:55 PM
    You can get the hooks/wires etc. set in place , clamp the handle closed and carefully lay the mould on a hot plate to pre heat , I turn it over so both sides get warmed up....after that the mould and hooks/wires etc will be all hot and ready to...
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    10-03-2019, 05:16 PM
    If the idea of getting a big pot and boiling it in water doesn't appeal to you I cleaned mine up with Ed's Red Bore Cleaner , Mineral spirits will work and Acetone will clean the heavy duty hardened lube. I had Ed's Red Bore Cleaner in a spray...
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  • gwpercle's Avatar
    10-03-2019, 05:00 PM
    1.) Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook #4 2.) Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook #3 3.) RCBS Cast Bullet Handbook #1 4.) Cast Bullets , Col. E. H. Harrison , USA (ret.) published by the NRA 5.) Speer Manual number 8 Gary
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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