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    Yesterday, 07:47 AM
    Notice how you have to put on a coat so your body heat doesn't get sucked away by the cold air, well the pot has to heat some of that surrounding cold air (no pot coat) so you have to jack up the heat. Wind will also cool a pot.
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    11-15-2017, 02:13 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Flux in Casting Equipment
    I use those also....along with some cedar wood pencil shavings (from the pencil sharpener) , I find all three do a better job than just one flux product.
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    11-14-2017, 06:19 PM
    I think he wanted the brass and was upset you beat him to it. Only logical explanation ... Gary
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    11-13-2017, 01:56 PM
    My mother used to make a cake with the wild Shagbark Hickory nuts we would gather . Had to use a hammer to crack them open...they are hard... then carefully pick out the little nut "meat" insides. That kept us boys occupied for the better part...
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    11-03-2017, 06:55 PM
    I know what happens when you say that ! Please make a video of this.....it's going to be a humdinger !
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    11-03-2017, 06:02 PM
    In 1966 my daddy took the family on a vacation , the high point was an Astros game in the new Astro Dome...billed as " The Eighth Wonder of the World" . I was 11 my brother 6 and had never seen anything like it ...we saw our first big league game...
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    10-30-2017, 06:45 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread First Mold in Cast Boolits
    If you want to start casting, a steel mould is the least troublesome. I like aluminum, I like Lee double cavity moulds for their price...but they need some TLC and prepping before casting and can be temperamental. Aluminum is soft and MUST be...
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    10-27-2017, 06:36 PM
    Use a little epoxy putty to custom fit the nose. Refer to post #10 . It's easier than lapping ! Of course some folks just like to do things the hard way.
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    10-27-2017, 05:51 PM
    Don , I have used the following lube with total satisfaction since 1978 , I have tried others but keep coming back to this. I have never had a leading problem with it...handgun from 32 acp to 41 magnum,45 acp and 45 Colt . Rifles 30-30 , 30-06,...
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    10-26-2017, 06:58 PM
    I like to use dippers , starting with the Lee Classic back in the day I learned to use one. The Lyman 55 powder measure came next...But every time I wanted to change loads/powders/weights, I spent a good bit of time adjusting the measure. ...
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    10-26-2017, 06:41 PM
    With my portable loading kits , I use a dippers . Some are Lee dippers and some I make myself to throw (dip) the exact charges I want...the batteries NEVER run out ! Coffee cup holds the powder when dipping. Gary
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    10-26-2017, 06:35 PM
    The round ball and 44 magnum are good to start with. The only way to learn is to do it....there is a learning curve , but if you have problems post photos and several answers will be thrown at you . Flux your metal , get it hot and cast like you...
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    10-24-2017, 06:16 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Solar Electricity in Our Town
    Lloyd is totally correct , it's not cost effective ...yet. In Louisiana there was a State and Federal subsidy to help homeowners pay for panels and installation....during those years no advancements were made in making the system cost effective, ...
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    10-23-2017, 06:53 PM
    Voting Democrat is legal....I think !
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    10-23-2017, 06:49 PM
    Your pumpkin didn't have a tight fitting top. Get a 1 gal. milk jug with the cap , fill it, up to the tippy top with H2o and screw on the cap. Then shoot it. My kids still remember me doing that to show them what a bullet can do. We were having...
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    10-21-2017, 05:34 PM
    Awesome ! Yes smoking is best if you have the time. Oven is second best and the microwave method is a quickie third place. But sometimes a quickie is better than nothing . Gary
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    10-19-2017, 01:06 PM
    This post and the last 2 days cool weather ( high's in the 80's instead of the humid 90's) throws a big Gumbo craving on a person...It doesn't take much for me to go gumbo ! Gotta do one ! 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