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  • gwpercle's Avatar
    Today, 01:04 PM
    I cast and reload 9mm Luger , 45 acp , 38 special , 357 magnum , 41 magnum and 41 special (light 41 magnum loads) all with a mix of COWW & soft scrap lead / range recovery / stick on wheel weights in a 50 - 50 mix. I do this to extend my supply...
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    Today, 12:53 PM
    It simply amazes me what a thief will steal... an old hatchet handle....:holysheep
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    Yesterday, 01:47 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread On brass.... in Cast Boolits
    There is no right or wrong . This hobby can be as tedious and time consuming as you want to make it . Some sort by headstamp , weigh every case sort those by weight , measure and segregate those into lengths of cases . What you are doing is basic...
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    Yesterday, 01:36 PM
    I just saw him on TV , 5 minutes ago , Tuesday 3/31/20 @ 12:00 pm (noon) news conference , saying he didn't have enough of anything and the federal gov't should buy everything he needs and send it to him.... I'm not sure I'm buying his story ......
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    03-30-2020, 02:54 PM
    Hang on to it....the day will come when you need a .326 boolit and ...There You Go . Actually most older 32 Special lever action rifles are worn in the bore and just about need a fatter than normal boolit to get any accuracy with cast . Gary
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    03-30-2020, 02:47 PM
    Liquid Wrench Dry Lubricant L512 , get bottle of liquid and coat pins with a Q-Tip ... and cavities too for that matter ... Boolits will not stick and want to jump out the mould....I didn't believe it either But... It works better than a New...
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    03-30-2020, 02:26 PM
    Lee doesn't make a 130 gr. SWC for the 38 Super , they do make a 120 gr. truncated cone and a 125 gr. round nose . Lyman's offering is #356634 which does weigh 130 grains but is a truncated cone , not exactly a SWC but sorta . I have had...
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    03-30-2020, 11:21 AM
    That's a real shame ...it was perfectly good powder until... the Absent Minded Professor got involved. Keeping powder in it's correct container can't be over emphasized . Good thing it was a stick powder...easier to spot , if it had been...
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    03-30-2020, 11:03 AM
    Make surgical masks and send them to New York , for instructions and pattern google search homemade surgical masks , several links appear and video . These can be washed and sterilized and reused . New York seems to have an unlimitless need for...
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    03-29-2020, 05:06 PM
    Load up a few , 2.7 grains of Bullseye and as Troy Landry would say..."Choot em"
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    03-29-2020, 04:40 PM
    Yes ...for the longest time the 358156 was my choice , 155 gr. SWC with a gas check was the primo choice for 357 magnum for me .... But I've discovered another choice that rivals #1... It's Noe - 358 - 124 - TC - GC ! It drops from the mould...
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    03-29-2020, 03:38 PM
    Mine is a Sears hardwood replacement hammer handle also (for a claw hammer) . I hold the small end and strike the sprue plate with the fat end . After 40 years I replaced my first one , simply because my dad had a new replacement handle and...
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    03-29-2020, 03:28 PM
    Bayou Classic SP-1 Jet Cooker = 106,000 btuh should do anything you need . If you want more fire the Bayou Classic SP-2 Double Jet Cooker = 210,000 btuh. The word to look for in a burner for smelting is JET...that's the unit that really puts...
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    03-29-2020, 02:57 PM
    Do something long enough .... you get good at it ! After 50 years of casting a visual inspection is all I need , perfectly filled out corners , perfectly filled out base , no flaws ...it doesn't need to be weighed ...you can tell when they "look"...
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    03-29-2020, 10:23 AM
    Last Monday we hurried to the nursery to buy garden plants because they said they had to close up at 5 pm and not reopen . But Low and behold the Governor declared nurseries a Essential Business and allowed them to remain open ... people , being...
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    03-28-2020, 08:57 PM
    Your guns chamber/throat will be the deciding factor not only to boolit diameter but it will also dictate boolit seating depth . The newer and smaller the 9mm the less throat they have ...some have little or no throat which complicates the issue...
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    03-27-2020, 04:59 PM
    Another super mega garden ! I'm impressed . Gary
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    03-27-2020, 04:56 PM
    Wow !!! That's one heck of a garden .
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    03-27-2020, 04:16 PM
    Lyman #4 only has data up to 170 gr. in the 38 special and 180 gr. in 357 magnum . No data shown on 190 gr. or 200 gr. boolits . Gary
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    03-27-2020, 04:09 PM
    No law prohibiting the use of revolvers . Easy to load and you don't have to chase the empties . The model 58 S&W in my avatar does night stand duty in my house and I do not feel under armed . Gary
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    03-27-2020, 03:49 PM
    Nix the wood dowel...they can break and then you have two problems. Use a close to bore fitting steel rod and strike it straight on after flooding the chamber with penetrating oil (50/50 acetone - ATF is one of the best) let soak 24 hours . Gary
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    03-27-2020, 02:47 PM
    I did that ...once ! Talk about learning the hard way...it teaches you the value of sorting brass before it goes in the tumbler . No magic way to get them apart , just keep tapping on them , twisting, turning and pulling on them. Gary
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    03-27-2020, 02:21 PM
    And never try to I.D. powder , like some in an unmarked container or paper bag , just by looks alone. That's a sketchy proposition at best . I love it when someone posts a photo and asks what powder is this ? Dad didn't label the jug and I want...
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    03-27-2020, 02:10 PM
    Trust me on this .... Sort all the Zinc wheel weights out BEFORE you put them in the pot . Steel ones will not melt and will float but the zinc ones....They are sneaky . Flux when it's all melted and flows like water ... 725 - 750 degrees F. is...
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    03-27-2020, 12:48 PM
    Although I've reloaded for the 41 magnum for years all of my reloading has been with boolits from 195 grs. to 215 grs. . I have nothing as heavy as 265 grs. sorry ! I recently got a 237 gr. SWC from NOE but haven't cast the first boolit with it....
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    03-27-2020, 12:35 PM
    Expand your cooking skills ... a Chicken and Smoked Sausage Jambalaya can feed a crowd and it's all done in one big pot...and can be done outside over a gas or wood fire . Ya got the pot...go for it ! Gary
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    03-27-2020, 12:12 PM
    I didn't think this was going to turn into a math test.... I hate math formula's . Pie are not square , pie are round , cornbread are square .
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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