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    Yesterday, 05:59 PM
    If I came across a good deal on a model 66 , lock isn't an issue in 66's, I would jump on it with both feet. Modern K frame , 357 magnum , 4 inch barrel, fully adjustable sights , stainless steel construction ....I can't think of a better all...
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    Yesterday, 05:33 PM
    It's coming from another country...and that country isn't the Amazon. You going to have to wait. Sorry. But that will give you time to collect wheel weights. What ever you do don't order a knife from Randall Made in Florida....5 years !
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    Yesterday, 05:26 PM
    I get humidity because I live in Baton Rouge , Louisiana...the heat and humidity capitol . I spray or coat mine with Liquid Wrench Dry Lubricant after they have cooled and before going back into a plastic tool box or steel ammo can. The dry...
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    Yesterday, 04:56 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Installing Gas Checks? in Gas Checks
    I have some in boxes, zip lock plastic bags and round metal tins with a slip on metal lid.... All depends on from whom and when you bought them.....not just boxes. If you have checks that fall off a boolit base just place the check in the sizing...
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    01-14-2018, 10:45 AM
    Reason being is the Lee 160 grain RN bullet isn't "ideal" for the 30-30. Flat point boolits have always been recommended for lever guns for safety reasons...they stack boolit nose to primer in the magazine. a RN might set off the primer resting...
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    01-14-2018, 10:34 AM
    I have good results sizing 9mm to .357. Used in my Walther P38 and some friends who have Ruger, Springfield and Taurus pistols. No leading in any of them. The hard part was seating depth. The P38 has a nice throat and OAL's no problem. The...
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    01-14-2018, 10:22 AM
    Just remember to keep the gas checks hot , we used to play around with this during the 1960's ...custom moulds were beyond our budgets but gas checks were cheap. Tweezers work best for handling the hot checks. Any mould can be used , we made...
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    01-12-2018, 09:09 PM
    Size the boolits before you heat treat and quench harden them....sizing the hardened boolit is hard to do and cold working the lead surface softens it. Gary
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    01-10-2018, 09:06 PM
    Some brass that has been factory loaded with wadcutters has a cannelure down low about where the base of the boolit would be. The low cannelure gives the case a good place to fail at after a bunch of reloadings. Other than that , no difference....
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    01-10-2018, 02:23 PM
    Polishing is just removing any rough edges or burrs thrown up during manufacture. You are not going to enlarge the hole. My newest Lyman H die had some rough edges around the holes where the lube enters the die. Use some 400 grit wet or dry...
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    01-09-2018, 02:52 PM
    Star Model PS 45 acp. Mine was stolen in 1990 and I still miss it. No grip safety , pivoting trigger (like a revolver) , exposed extractor and would out shoot a Colt Commander and Gold Cup. It did have a magazine disconnect but that never...
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    01-09-2018, 02:32 PM
    I don't have a Charter Arms but do have a Taurus model 455, 5 shot , 2 inch ported barrel, snub nosed revolver. I like this one a lot...perceived recoil is less than my 1911 45 acp. It may be the barrel porting but I think it's because there is...
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    01-09-2018, 02:19 PM
    Theories and thoughts are fine and dandy.....load some up and see what happens. The 250 grain boolits I tried in a 357 magnum didn't shoot worth beans...but I gave it an honest test. 500 S&W Loads ? I can't help you there...maybe someone with...
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    01-09-2018, 01:58 PM
    JB Weld also makes an epoxy putty that can be used for "fitting" , a small ball in the seater stem, press a greased bullet into the stem. Perfect custom fit . The putty doesn't run down into places you don't want it too. A flat stem can be...
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    01-08-2018, 05:45 PM
    Nothing but excellent service on my end but I understand how a small business operates ....I own one. Things happen, people get sick , a machine breaks down, a vehicle breaks down , power goes out....some people only care about instant service,...
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    01-08-2018, 05:24 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Mold handles in Casting Equipment
    I only planned on buying one NOE also......that plan fell apart real fast......those sales get you every time ! Lee 6 cavity handles fit with no modification...I have them on all the NOE's that I now have. I have outfitted most of my Lyman 2...
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    01-08-2018, 05:20 PM
    And some serious hand and arm strength. I find a 4 cavity aluminum mould is my limit now......Three cavities are my preferred number.
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    01-07-2018, 11:54 AM
    Don't get caught up in the "overthinking" and "over complication" some make this process out to be. I've been at this for 50 years with pot, ladle and mould.....still using a pot, ladle and mould. For center fire boolits take your lead from the...
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    01-07-2018, 11:20 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Any wood workers? in Our Town
    A hand plane can also be used to dress the edges. With a table saw, hand planes and hand held power drill I made a lot of furniture that we couldn't afford to buy. Mine were probably better made than the store bought . Green lumber, when air...
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    01-06-2018, 12:48 PM
    I was right handed / right eye dominant. Lost the sight in right eye....now I'm right handed / left eye only. When you got one eye ....it's the dominant one by default . Handguns I shoot right handed, left eye sighting is no problem. Long guns...
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    01-06-2018, 12:25 PM
    It's Lee's $2.00 word for the .25 cent curved vent lines they use....sounds really high brow don't it ! Supposed to impress us high school graduates! Since the mould does not have "trochoidal " venting I'm betting it has no vent lines just smooth...
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    01-06-2018, 10:22 AM
    Don't forget to follow the NOE directions for breaking in a new mould. When dealing with aluminum it does make a difference...I even do the same break in with Lee moulds. You could have heat cycled it in the kitchen. The machining oils go deep...
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    01-05-2018, 06:59 PM
    You are getting inconsistences because there are variables . For them to be consistent weights there can be no variation in cavity size, alloy temperature, mould temperature, ladle temperature and how much alloy is in the ladle when it is poured...
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    01-05-2018, 02:25 PM
    When you get on the TV show....hoarders....then it's time to stop collecting brass.
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    01-05-2018, 02:23 PM
    La boucherie.....after that , they don't kill nothing.
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    01-04-2018, 09:05 PM
    Neither Moly nor lithium grease really melts into a liquid. The best you can do is repeated heating and blending with a metal whisk . I do it in an old crock pot , heating , blending and cooling three times to get a good incorporation. My...
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    01-02-2018, 05:53 PM
    I don't think you should be seeing any daylight between the mould halves. They aren't flat and true. If mine, I would return it to Lee or stone each half flat so no daylight is seen and the blocks mate up. I have run across a couple that...
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    01-02-2018, 04:10 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread sprue plate lube in Boolit Lube !
    Use a Q-Tip to apply , cut the sprue and leave boolits in the cavities, barely moisten the Q-Tip and rub it all over the underside of the sprue plate and top of blocks, wipe off all excess with a shop rag, you want to leave a coat one molecule...
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    12-28-2017, 07:52 PM
    Grandma's Syrup Cake ( Gateau de Sirop) I think this came from the back of the Steen's yellow can! Ingredients: 1 egg 1 cup Steen's Pure Cane Syrup 2 Tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon...
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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