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    Today, 11:25 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Revolver loading Q in Cast Boolits
    Hollow base boolit was the factory answer to the heeled 38 long Colt issue . The idea being the hollow base would swag up and/or down during firing. Use a softish alloy when casting . Gary
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    Today, 11:15 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Cabbage steaks in Cookin' Recipe's
    Substitute beef but keep the bacon and butter !
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    Today, 11:09 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Stray Dogs in Our Town
    I'm a big softie , any stray , hungry or injured animal that shows up I at least feed . Yeah I know feeding them is dangerous and I've ended up adopting ( feeding every day) more than one cat or dog. But the rule around here is if you going to...
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    06-21-2019, 01:47 PM
    Get this one in a gas checked version , with the 3 different pins , 2 hollow point and one flat point . It's like having three different moulds and the gas check allows for hot loads with no lead and helps with seating soft boolits...the hard GC...
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    06-21-2019, 12:07 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Large egg pod? in Our Town
    My daughter kept them big black hairy ones as pets...Tarantulas ! She got rid of them and got a Python ...that was soooo much better !
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    06-21-2019, 11:58 AM
    I had a sneaking suspicion it was water related . The flooding around here ( Baton Rouge -August 2016) knocked out all utilities for over two weeks , if you have to evacuate...it takes a while to get back and the looters swarm in. When you get...
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    06-21-2019, 11:31 AM
    My biggest success is with a Lee Hand Press . The press goes wherever I want it , usually sitting down inside the house at a desk or table , sometimes it goes to the office , I sit at my desk and get some important work done with the hand press...
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    06-20-2019, 12:52 PM
    I wonder how many are thinking ... 401 what ??? I should have have ordered one in 1967 when you could mail Herter's a check ....(what???) and the mail man would bring that big SA revolver right to your front door !
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    06-20-2019, 12:39 PM
    Eating ! I have gotten very good at it , I find it a most enjoyable hobby . My next hobby is going to be nap taking... our two cats are giving me lessons , very soon I will be good at this also . The cats are expert nappers . I used to...
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    06-20-2019, 10:41 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Ingot Molds in Casting Equipment
    I'm always a day late and a dollar short.... I missed out on the buy...Dang It !
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    06-20-2019, 10:37 AM
    Keep the die and buy another of the size you need today... Why...Tomorrow you going need that die you sold..Happens every time . I have dies that size .355 , .356 , .357 , .358 and .359. I started out with a .357 but over a 50 years have had to...
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    06-20-2019, 10:25 AM
    The Red Dot Load , C. E. Harris , 30-06 Lee C308-170-F , C309-180-R , c309-200-R (any one will do nicely) sized .309 13 grains of Red Dot Large Rifle Primer No fillers Seat and crimp boolit in crimp groove If you have some Red Dot (or...
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    06-20-2019, 09:46 AM
    Well said . I use Roundup and just follow the directions .
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    06-19-2019, 10:26 AM
    Awesome Dad !
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    06-18-2019, 07:04 PM
    The only problem with 45 acp is the load must be powerful enough to cycle the action , so you can only down load so much then the gun wont function . I have an AMT Hardballer that will function with a 200 grain cast SWC or TC with 5.2 grains of...
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    06-18-2019, 06:54 PM
    I don't have a one ! My Dad once told me " Never get rid of a gun you like !" I took his words to heart and have no regret's . Being "not rich" I don't own many guns but the few I have , I like them and keep them . I do regret not buying...
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    06-18-2019, 06:08 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Tamale pie in Cookin' Recipe's
    This is the way my Mom would make it , Her home made chili with ground beef ...the Chili would go to the bottom and the cornbread would go to the top and make the "Pie " ! I do remember the olives in hers . I tried several times to make it like...
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    06-18-2019, 05:59 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Tamale pie in Cookin' Recipe's
    I know it's awful but this is the one dish that still taste best, to me , with good old original ,all melty Velveeta Cheese . I've tried it with real cheese and real home cooked chili and it just doesn't have that 1967 college days , being...
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    06-17-2019, 07:01 PM
    Go over to the NOE website store and look at Al's mould # 432 - 237 - WC PB. 237 grain wadcutter ( www.noebulletmolds.com ) This design is based on the Lyman 358432 (160 gr.) which works well in 38/357 , actually it is the most accurate...
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    06-17-2019, 05:05 PM
    Are both moulds brass ? When casting with both , side by side , one does fine and the other drops wrinkled ? This one's a head scratcher...but Mamma never said making good boolits was going to be easy !
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    06-17-2019, 04:48 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Tamale pie in Cookin' Recipe's
    Okay...here it is , this recipe is for those who don't like to cook . 1 bag Fritos Corn Chips 2 - 15 oz. cans Hormel Chili (or your favorite brand or home cooked chili) 1 - 15 oz. can whole kernel corn , drained 1- chopped onion 1 - chopped...
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    06-17-2019, 12:46 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Tamale pie in Cookin' Recipe's
    You don't want mine, it's from my college days and involves two cans of Hormel Chile , lots of Velveeta , a can of corn , pickled jalapeno's . diced onion and bell pepper and Frito's Corn chips . I would fix this for supper , the girl I was...
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    06-17-2019, 12:32 PM
    I sit at my press also. I built the bench when I was young , no back pain then . It's just a top and 4 legs with open knee space under . Using some precut lumber for legs , the top ended up 28 inches above finished floor , just right for a...
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    06-16-2019, 10:56 AM
    A batter doesn't hit a home run every time he steps up to the plate . You struck out this time but ...next time ... could be a homer ! I've been to many a yard sale and flea market over the years , only once did I homer ... Lyman AA turret...
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    06-15-2019, 09:02 PM
    I've reloaded 45 acp for longer than I care to admit (1967) . I have never tried any of the powders you listed but have had good results from the following: Titegroup 700X Bullseye AA #2 Red Dot HP-38 All of the above powders work well in...
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    06-15-2019, 07:19 PM
    That's the one I'm on too I call it " See Food" ! Life's too short to die miserable and hungry , it's just not in a Cajun's DNA to not eat well . Start with butter and make a roux....the dish just gets better from there . Whole Hog =...
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    06-14-2019, 02:27 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread .38 wadcutter alloy in Cast Boolits
    Elmer Keith suggested 1 part tin to 20 parts lead for all light and normal pressure loads . That's in chapter 4 " Sixgun Cartridges and Loads " . I'm no good with numbers so somebody else needs to calculate how much linotype and lead that works...
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    06-14-2019, 02:15 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread First cast boolits! in Cast Boolits
    Would you believe my mother gave me one of her old cast iron pots to melt lead in ... Two big old cookie sheets to lay on each side of the melting pot ....And she let me cast on our/her gas cooking stove right there in the kitchen ... I ran the...
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    06-13-2019, 01:34 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread First cast boolits! in Cast Boolits
    Nice looking batch o boolits . Your first are always special . Welcome to the addiction ! Little advice, I started with a 5 # pot, way too small , 10 # pot better but if you are going to be casting with 4 to 6 cavity moulds... still too small...
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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