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    05-21-2018, 05:46 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Lead smear on block in Cast Boolits
    I was thinking it might be a repair but was looking for a brass rod repair ....didn't think of nickel rod repair....I would bet money it's a repair. Good call john.k
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    05-20-2018, 10:13 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Thank you NOE in Cast Boolits
    He's addicted...welcome to the club. We have meetings but only to enable. I bought one NOE mould just to see what all the hoopla was about....I'm a tightwad and never dreamed I would ever waste 100 bucks on a mould, come on they can't possibly...
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    05-20-2018, 09:59 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Lead smear on block in Cast Boolits
    You've tried all the normal things that should have worked....pocket knife usually gets lead off. Do you think the material is NOT lead ? Is it harder than lead? Zinc maybe ? What would stand up to a torch , brass brush and pocket...
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    05-19-2018, 08:10 PM
    The Hornady Handbook of Reloading 8th Edition the 44-40 handgun section has a warning about the 200 grain HP-XTP being .430 in diameter and should not be used in 44-40 guns designed for .427 bullets , use the Hornady 205 grain lead Cowboy Bullet . ...
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    05-19-2018, 07:36 PM
    Make mine with Bisquick and served with cane syrup. When my kids were little I would slice bananas into the batter and make banana pancakes...they loved them . My daughter still talks about Daddy's Banana Pancakes but she preferred Mrs....
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    05-19-2018, 07:02 PM
    Was it "The Load"....13 grains of Red Dot ? Awesome shot. You get a big ATTABOY ! Gary
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    05-18-2018, 09:06 PM
    Download/print the three-peaks chart ...it has pictures of the boolits and descriptions....extremely helpful print out. Lyman will send a free catalog that has all the current moulds listed. Between the two you will have a good reference of...
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    05-18-2018, 06:57 PM
    Don't use leftover bacon grease...it contains salt. But it sure does smell good when shooting.....bacon makes everything better...except lube !
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    05-16-2018, 03:16 PM
    Run a few through the .402 sizer and see if that helps round them out. This is one of the reasons I size my boolits...it can help with slightly out of roundness. This might save you that high postage. Gary
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    05-12-2018, 11:42 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread How Many Sticks??? in Boolit Lube !
    It might have been me , I remember doing a conversion because I had measuring cups , tablespoon and teaspoon measures but no way to weigh ounces. So I found a conversion chart and came up with something I could easily measure. Ben had said his...
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    05-11-2018, 08:03 PM
    S&W must have solved this problem. My 317-3 , purchased after 2005, has no extraction problems. All eight cases will eject with a push on the ejector rod. I usually shoot CCI Stingers in it. I like the adjustable sights and the Hi-Viz...
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    05-11-2018, 07:38 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread How Many Sticks??? in Boolit Lube !
    An old electric coffee pot , with a good length spout and the innards removed works well also . Leave the lube in it, plug in, heat and use spout to fill lube sizer , let cool , put top back on and sit on shelf until next time. The built...
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    05-10-2018, 06:42 PM
    Nailed it ! I kept looking at it and thinking ...I have one of those...but can't remember what it is. Been a long time since I replaced a chain ...My last bike was a Kawasaki Mach III , triple cylinder two stroke , a beast that had more...
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    05-10-2018, 03:55 PM
    Try CH4D...it's a long shot but you never know what Dave might have squirreled away. Best thing is to call and talk to him or wife Dawna ...they just might have something . Gary
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    05-07-2018, 06:10 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread I scored!! in Casting Equipment
    Don't forget...now that you have the burner, get a turkey frying pot...if you've never had a deep fried turkey all injected with seasonings and fried golden brown you missing out big time. Get a turkey frying pot that has a little drain spout on...
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    05-07-2018, 06:00 PM
    Try both and do it the way you like. No rule says you can't have a ladle for some and a bottom pour for others. I started in 1967 with a Lyman 1 cavity mould and Lyman ladle. Graduated to two cavity moulds and the ladle. About 10 years ago...
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    05-06-2018, 08:40 AM
    Awesome ! Classic holster to go with a classic revolver...ATTABOY ! Post photo's when you get it. Gary
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    05-06-2018, 08:05 AM
    In Louisiana it's an old common custom to include a little something extra in a transaction as a bonus or gift ...What you received was " Lagniappe" pronounced Lan-Yap . It's a nice custom and you got an excellent scale . A local car dealer...
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    05-06-2018, 07:43 AM
    Pressman also can be found at www.antiquereloadingtools.com/ There is a forum section that deals with Pacific Presses , good place to find old press info. My Pacific Super Deluxe "C" is not the first but it does have reversible linkage , I have...
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    05-05-2018, 09:29 PM
    This is for next time......learn what an incipient crack is and watch for them on the case body. When you spot one....don't load it. The next step from incipient is to partial or full separation. Once you learn what to look for...it looks like a...
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    05-04-2018, 06:29 PM
    All of that from the lubricant on just 12 boolits....what in the world could it have been. I would love to know because I've melted a lot of range scrap in the past and would like to steer clear of that boolit lube ! I can tell you it's NOT...
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    05-03-2018, 06:28 PM
    I bought a Lee Magnum Melter ( 20 lb.) and a new Lyman casting dipper and wish I had done that years ago. I gave the 10 lb bottom pour to a fellow member who lost his stuff in a house fire. The 20 lb. pot beats the 10 lb. pot seven ways to...
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    05-03-2018, 06:16 PM
    Check out Bayou Bullets , they down the bayou in Reserve, Louisiana. Excellent reviews, they make whatever you need. Check out they site www.bayoubullets.net/ Where Y'at in Louisiana...might be worth a road trip to go see dem boy's . ...
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    05-02-2018, 06:39 PM
    In 1972 I couldn't afford the Star Caddy so I bought the Lyman 450 Chevy. I'm still using the 450 and have yet to replace a single part. I would buy a Lyman 4500 based on the the years of service I have gotten and my bank account . I still...
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    05-02-2018, 05:59 PM
    Can you use it....YES Will you get any leading ...MAYBE , see Ben's reply about the variables that might cause it. What I would do is load up a few with the powder and boolits you have and shoot them . A barrel inspection will tell you if...
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    04-30-2018, 07:01 PM
    If it smells good and there is no red rusty dust in the powder you should be fine. I found a white cardboard container of Unique , I had written new powder 1989 , and stashed it in my reloading supply closet ....it smelled good and there was no...
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    04-30-2018, 06:47 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Sizing Boolits in Cast Boolits
    Another factor to consider is the wear and tear on a sizer. Pins and linkage have been known to break when trying to size a hard boolit too small.
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    04-30-2018, 06:27 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Is it mold or mould? in Our Town
    I was pondering that very same question...amazing how great minds think alike ! I don't care what's politically correct or what that wikipeedia says here is the way I learned it and I'm not going to tell my teachers they were wrong...cause they...
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    04-30-2018, 05:52 PM
    Nice looking ribs..... We almost had some Sunday, wife and daughter come home with two packages or baby back's, when I opened the first , to do my dry rub thing....they didn't smell right ! The second package didn't either. The wife, who...
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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