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  • gwpercle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:04 PM
    Might be a special order die , the base doesn't get sized down as much as the front part that holds the boolit. Sort of like neck sizing . I wonder if this helps with neck tension when loading J-word bullets . CH would do special dies back...
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    Yesterday, 05:34 PM
    Good Call , listen to your gut !
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    09-20-2019, 07:44 PM
    She's only 5 ... when I was 5 an Offical Daisy Red RyderCarbine , Lever Action, 200 Shot , Range Model Air Rifle would have been the greatest thing on earth ! Perfect for you to teach her how to shoot and how to handle guns safely. Better yet...
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    09-20-2019, 07:29 PM
    Remember when they dropped regular production of the Single Action Army Revolver...that wasn't the brightest move they ever made either . The market is full of other AR makers who beat colt's prices. Move is strictly business nothing political...
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    09-20-2019, 05:48 PM
    You are very welcome !
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    09-20-2019, 05:46 PM
    Yes ...it's just the plain old Liquid Wrench Dry Lube , any auto supply and wally mart should sell it. I have a sneaking suspicion any teflon based dry lube would work just fine. The #504 is the liquid in a 4 oz. bottle ....spray works too it's...
    23 replies | 550 view(s)
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    09-20-2019, 05:39 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Very first mold! in Cast Boolits
    Lee claims the heat cycling is done to set and hold the new locating pins in place. I'm not sure if this is true but none of my pins have come out. I feel the heat cycling seasons the mould cavities so you don't have to smoke them . Gary
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    09-20-2019, 05:19 PM
    I had bees in the hollow of a small tree for about 10 years , the cavity was not very big at all and they would swarm often , So I bought a nice English Langstroth bee hive and set it up in the back yard near where the last swarm landed , not too...
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    09-20-2019, 05:02 PM
    That's a very good idea ! Another product to try would be Rust-Oleum Crystal Clear Enamel , durable corrosion resistant coating. Mfg. # 7701830 . I'm a big fan of Rust-Oleum products when painting metal . Gary
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    09-19-2019, 05:37 PM
    With a turkey frying rig when Thanksgiving comes around you can deep fry a turkey...and a deep fried cajun injected turkey is something every one should try at least once in their life ! Gary
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    09-19-2019, 05:19 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Very first mold! in Cast Boolits
    After getting mould free of grease start casting boolits , don't worry about the boolits, cast at a good pace to heat the mould . I cast until the boolits start showing frosty...good and hot . Fill the cavities , set the mould on top of the pot...
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    09-19-2019, 04:55 PM
    Waxing the brass cases helps but is not a complete cure . For handgun rounds that I want to leave in the belt....Nickel plated cases are the best solution . If plated cases aren't available I remove the cases and don't leave them in the loops ....
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    09-19-2019, 04:42 PM
    I have two single stage , bench mounted presses , two single stage portable hand presses and one Lyman A-A turret , rescued from a junk pile , that stays set up to load 38 special and the the occasional run of 357 magnum . Most of my loading is...
    66 replies | 1365 view(s)
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    09-18-2019, 11:46 AM
    When I couldn't get my new wally mart hot plate to melt a small pot of wheel weights , as soon as the WW's started to melt the unit would cycle off , I called the manufacturer ...it's a safety feature designed to not let pots catch on fire ! OK...
    15 replies | 324 view(s)
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    09-18-2019, 11:17 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread lawn weeds in Our Town
    The Original Red Dragon Weed Killer Torch Kit can be had at wally mart for $60.00 , no chemicals whatsoever and it works !
    26 replies | 567 view(s)
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    09-17-2019, 05:32 PM
    I use the LWDL #L504 inside the mould cavities as a mould release agent , in place of smoking the cavities . It doesn't contaminate the cavities and cause wrinkles like the blue liquid mould lube in the little bottle does , which is a synthetic...
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    09-17-2019, 05:06 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Sawdust in Casting Equipment
    I use the shavings out of our pencil sharpener . No sweat to make it , nice cedar wood smells good , has a bit of fine powered graphite in it already ... It's great for fluxing and puts to use something that normally gets thrown away. Best of all...
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    09-17-2019, 02:22 PM
    Not at all . What has happened is so many new powders have come on the scene , some made just for the 223 , the older powders get left out . This is one reason I keep my older reloading manuals , to find data for powders not listed in the new...
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    09-17-2019, 02:08 PM
    3 parts Beeswax 1 part Lithium Grease (Lucas Red-N-Tacky) This recipe is from Garth Choate , with the note " This lube is better than the Alox-Beeswax since the old alox formula was changed " My time tested soft lube ... has never...
    38 replies | 1856 view(s)
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    09-17-2019, 01:49 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread lawn weeds in Our Town
    The Red Dragon Torch Kit , a fun weed removal tool, propane powered weed killing torch that ends up being way too much fun. Think mini flame thrower...that's right ...you get to burn those pesky weeds into complete submission . Place the head...
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    09-16-2019, 07:46 PM
    Lyman #4 shows 16.5 grains of IMR 4227 as potentially the most accurate load with this boolit in 30-30 so they must of had some decent results with it . Whenever I'm shooting these kinds of loads I tilt the barrel up at a 45 degree , or so , ...
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    09-16-2019, 07:11 PM
    By the time you finish loading them I'm sure most dry media would get dislodged and if not a quick look and a toothpick would take care of any stuck media . This is one place where dry tumbling with treated polishing media would be a good way to...
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    09-16-2019, 07:02 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Baked beans in Cookin' Recipe's
    Baked beans using black beans , I would have never thought to try it ! Thank's for the tip about pouring off the "black water" ... The last/only time I cooked black beans I didn't do this and they came out much too black... India ink black look...
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    09-16-2019, 09:50 AM
    That sounds interesting , keep us abreast of any developments . I've become a fan of dry lube when used with boolit moulds and bet there are other good uses . I would have never thought to use it in a mould but a fellow member posted his...
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    09-15-2019, 04:34 PM
    Interesting observations and actually just about what I expected . I don't have a chronograph so seeing the numbers was nice . The 44 Special load , 7.5 grains Unique with SD 6.55 and ES 16.26 is very impressive . Maybe old Skeeter had a good...
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    09-15-2019, 04:15 PM
    The cost of a 4oz. bottle of Liquid Wrench Dry Lube #L504 at Pep Boys is only $1.50 , are you really saving any money by buying .6 micron powdered ptf, HEET and a sure shot sprayer . Application of the liquid dry lube with a Q-Tip is so much...
    23 replies | 550 view(s)
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    09-15-2019, 10:52 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Baked beans in Cookin' Recipe's
    Let us know how the substitution of black beans for navy beans works out ! Sounds interesting but I'll wait on your taste test report before I go to the trouble of cooking up a pot of black beans that no one wants to eat . Gary
    12 replies | 393 view(s)
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    09-14-2019, 06:28 PM
    Also , the dry lube works great on both sides of the sprue plate , top and bottom and on the block top ...keeps lead from sticking to these areas. Try It and post your results . The first time I used it all 4 boolits literally jumped out of the...
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    09-14-2019, 11:58 AM
    If no burrs were found with the Q-Tip you might want to try a weird sounding little trick for balky moulds... Liquid Wrench Dry Lubricant (LWDL). #L504 is the 4 oz. liquid in a bottle , #L512 is the spray can . Liquid Wrench makes about a dozen...
    23 replies | 550 view(s)
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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