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    Yesterday, 06:48 PM
    I hope all is well with mblack, his location is/was Ocala , Florida , right in the path of Irma, in the middle of the state. Our last good hurricane left us without power, land line phone and computer service for two weeks. The phone, cable...
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    Yesterday, 06:12 PM
    Nothing fancy , just my favorite , easy to assemble and fast to cook . This is the one dish I actually prefer being cooked in the microwave. Normally I prefer the oven, grill or smoker. But if you get home from work, are short on time and ...
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    Yesterday, 02:23 PM
    In case my old round tray tool bites the dust or if the brand new mickey mouse square tray doesn't want to feed , I'm just going to ditch the tray and use it as a single loader. If it's good enough for Sinclair to make a tool that way. When I...
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    09-20-2017, 06:24 PM
    Wally Mart Great Value is $1.98 for the 15 ounce can and the reviews were pretty good. I'm going to give it a try. I have found I actually prefer some of the Great Value products to the name brands. I have been a Spam lover my whole life and...
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    09-19-2017, 06:51 PM
    The gun companies had a lot of trouble making firearms out of stainless steel. There were special lubes to over come the galling problems. The first stainless 1911 45 acp did not come from Colt , AMT (Arcadia Machine & Tool) made the first , ...
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    09-19-2017, 06:36 PM
    Four great products: 1. Liquid Wrench LC9 Rust Inhibitor. 2. WD40 Specialist Long Term Rust Inhibitor. 3. Shooter's Choice Rust Prevent. 4. Birchwood Casey Barricade. They are all top choices for what you want, I've tried them in the...
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    09-19-2017, 05:50 PM
    He's right, if you are right handed swap over and shoot left handed. I had to do it and after you get used to placing you feet in the right position for lefty stance , it's easy. I shoot all my long guns, even my bolt action rifles , it's...
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    09-19-2017, 05:35 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread K31 Value in Military Rifles
    I paid $19.95 for my K11 in 1967(nobody wanted those weird straight pull rifles, most people laughed at them) but I bought one . The No.4 MK I Lee Enfield sold for $29.95 ( I bought one) When I couldn't get boxer primed brass for the 7.5...
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    09-19-2017, 05:20 PM
    If I am remembering my long ago readings on the Springfield , it was designed two piece for ease of replacement. Broken or worn firing pin tips could be replaced easily in the field and the tip was easy to carry. In theory.....but we all about...
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    09-19-2017, 05:00 PM
    When seated to the cannelure does it passthe plunk test ? I usually start my loading with a dummy round. no primer , no powder and seat to the cannelure. Then try it in the guns chamber. If it plunks right in then it's time to load it into the...
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    09-18-2017, 05:31 PM
    I've been stirring and skimming with a couple of old stainless steel spoons my mom gave me 50 years ago. I don't see how stainless steel would/could cause any issues. I was told not to use sterling silver because they conduct heat so well they...
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    09-17-2017, 06:30 PM
    Don't make the mistake of hard hollow points. The nose just fractures and fragments. You want the mushroom like in fredj338's photo (post #8) I like 50-50 clip on wheel weights and pure lead . Range scrap will yield the same results. Air...
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    09-17-2017, 06:09 PM
    Simply custom fit the boolit nose to the seater stem with a small ball of epoxy putty. I have used epoxy putty intended to patch auto gas tanks ( automotive parts store) and epoxy putty from the plumbing section and J-B weld Epoxy putty made for...
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    09-17-2017, 05:27 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread How heavy ? in Cast Boolits
    When I first started loading cast in a 30-30 , 30-06 and 7.5 Swiss I thought a 113 grain boolit would be just the ticket...it sucked . Maybe too short I don't know. I discovered the hard way that a 170grain (30-30). And 180 to 200 grain...
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    09-17-2017, 12:05 PM
    There are several of Lee's tools that are great ideas. This one and the Universal flaring tool. The Hand Press and the lee hand priming tool are also very useful. Likes Lee, Gary
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    09-16-2017, 06:08 PM
    I don't know why but it happens....I usually flux at the start and again in the middle of a pot. Multiple fluxings have always been part of my routine and the amount crud that comes up in the middle fluxing is surprising. You would think after...
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    09-16-2017, 05:50 PM
    The 9 mm is a stinker to get all the details worked out for. After 45 years of loading handgun the 9mm was the only one that had me saying curse words at it. I use that exact boolit and size to .357. The seating depth is the tricky part. ...
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    09-16-2017, 05:30 PM
    I checked my little out building loading room for anything rusting. Its just a wood framed , unconditioned , uninsulated , 1 room, built about three steps off the ground. Hurricane Harvey caused what seemed like a week of rain , off and on . ...
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    09-16-2017, 12:52 PM
    I feel I must warn you about the one side effect of this hobby. It's can be addictive. Some otherwise rational fellows are now lead hoarders. I myself have developed an old boolit mould addiction. Whenever I see a mould at a flea market ,...
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    09-15-2017, 07:25 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Installing Gas Checks? in Gas Checks
    Usually you can just pop them on with your fingers, they stay put and are crimped on during size/lube . Every once in a while you run into a check larger than the base and they keep falling off. I set the gas check in the lube/sizer die recess,...
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    09-15-2017, 07:13 PM
    The 452460 saw me through 2 decades of NRA Bullseye shooting. I even won a first place trophy in a G.I. service pistol match with it ( my only first place trophy)....great boolit . Gary
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    09-15-2017, 07:06 PM
    If we are talking bottle neck rifle and gas checked boolits , you didn't say , I was taught it was best to not seat the check below the neck. Not knowing any better I went with it . I'm sure new and modern testing has proven this all wrong, ...
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    09-14-2017, 07:56 PM
    Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook 3rd Edition Lyman Cast bullet Handbook 4th Edition Speer # 14 Hornady 8th Edition. I use all 4 and some older ones for obsolete rounds not listed in the newer manuals. Get data from 4 different manuals, average the...
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    09-14-2017, 07:32 PM
    I have never seen one ...learned something new today. They had smokeless and black powder sights for the 32 Special. Did each rifle come with both sights or just one ? My 94 30-30 just came with one barrel mounted sight but was drilled and tapped...
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    09-14-2017, 06:36 PM
    He's hooked ! Welcome to the addiction, your life is forever changed. You can now start walking the streets and parking lots looking for wheel weights. Get a new Lyman casting ladle with the little side spout, pressure casting will sharpen...
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    09-14-2017, 06:30 PM
    The H&G #34 is an excellent choice for the 45 acp / 45 auto . It replicates the USGI ball profile. For 45 Colt, that will depend on the revolver, the #34 is listed as .452 and some 45 Colts are .454 are larger. The revolver's throat and...
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    09-13-2017, 01:08 PM
    After 45 or so years with a dipper I was lured by reports of the superiority of the bottom pour pot, bought one and was just amazed at how many poor boolits I could make in an hour....the trouble is I want perfectly cast , sharp edges and well...
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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