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    09-23-2020, 06:13 PM
    Lee double cavity mould , drops almost .358 ...measures .3575 . Size .357 and use in 9mm Run through .358 sizer and use in 38 special / 357 magnum Gary
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    09-23-2020, 05:55 PM
    I was hoping the Lyman 50th Anniversary Reloading Handbook would have something ... They had the 357 SIG and data for 6 J-word bullets from 95 grains to 147 grains ...which was nice but not one load for any cast boolits ...I find that strange ...
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    09-23-2020, 05:12 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Alloy issues? in Cast Boolits
    My first thought also ... Did you flux and what did you flux with ? I would have fluxed the pot twice ... with pencil sharpener (wood) shavings and beeswax first then a little Marvelux for good measure . Gary
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    09-23-2020, 04:54 PM
    357 magnum / 38 special = Lyman #358156(GC) or equal by NOE If you could only have one mould , to cover 357 magnum , 38 special +P and 38 Special in rifle and revolver ... this would be the one . NOE makes a mould that will cast solid points...
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    09-23-2020, 02:04 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Sweet Potatoes in Cookin' Recipe's
    Store them in a cool , dry place ...for me that's inside my house . A ventilated cardboard box with a top ... Like a Banana Box ... works great ! Next time they are putting out bananas in the store just ask for a box . Curing is what makes...
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    09-21-2020, 07:03 PM
    If your Lyman All American takes the special J-type shell holders that screw in ... you can get an adapter from CH4D that will allow the use of regular snap in shell holders . Mine came with the J-shell holders for 38/357 magnum and 30-06 and...
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    09-21-2020, 02:59 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Mold release? in Casting Equipment
    Once an aluminum mould is completely cleaned of all machining oils , heat cycled a few times and broken in with a few casting sessions ... it will become seasoned like a cast iron skillet and boolits will not stick . If you have a cavity that is...
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    09-18-2020, 08:05 PM
    I'm looking at the 1986 RCBS Cast Bullet Reloading Manual number 1 It shows two RN designs in 38/357 #38-158-RN a 158 grain RN and #38-175-RN a 175 grain RN . I see NO 140 grain designs in the 1986 line up . That's all I can find but that...
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    09-18-2020, 07:24 PM
    Check the NOE web site ... www.noebulletmolds.com Look at mould # HTC 354-115- RN-V6 . This is a powder coat design , HTC coating recommended , no lube groove and sized so the thickness of the powder coating is taken into consideration . A...
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    09-18-2020, 02:14 PM
    I went through several different 9mm moulds ...the Lee 356-120-TC , 120 gr. truncated cone , was about the right weight and the TC profile fed from all 4 different pistols I had . All liked boolits sized .357 " . I wanted to use a softish...
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    09-17-2020, 08:57 PM
    Gas checks are not required ... unless you are loading hot-hot-hot ...then go J-word. 200 grains is a good all around weight . I like SWC or Truncated Cone profile . Lee #452-200-SWC would be a good place to start . Next I would get Lee...
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    09-17-2020, 08:18 PM
    ATTABOY ! Congratulations all around ... you have to be mighty proud ! Gary
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    09-17-2020, 08:12 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Building a Garage in Our Town
    In Louisiana a house is required to have a visqueen vapor barrier under the house slab ... but garages are not required to have them .... Be smart and install a vapor barrier under the garage slab just like it were a house . It holds down moisture...
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    09-16-2020, 07:46 PM
    A company called Wilton makes some mini-muffin and mini-loaf pans from aluminum ... There is no coating and the all aluminum pans turn the ingots out easily . Buy direct from Wilton at their web site . They also make coated pans so pay attention...
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    09-16-2020, 07:39 PM
    Lee Magnum Melter and Lyman Ladle ...pressure cast . You are not required to use a bottom pour pot to cast boolits . Contrary to what everyone says ... you can cast great boolits and not use a bottom pour pot . The Lee Magnum Melter never...
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    09-16-2020, 07:29 PM
    I went back to the ladle ... I have to see them holes to hit them . Casting blind with a bottom pour didn't work for me . Gary
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    09-16-2020, 03:47 PM
    Get the Lee Hand Press KIT ...it has some extra's you will need like a press primer seating tool, powder funnel , case lube ... included Get a set of Lee Dies , 4 die set , they come with a shell holder and powder scoop . I still use scoops...
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    09-16-2020, 03:33 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread wait,wait,wait in Our Town
    Bought a hand gun two weeks ago and on a Sunday , I have no concealed carry permit or any other permit , and it only took about 15 minutes to clear . I went to the rest room and came back and approval was complete . Paid my money and walked out...
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    09-16-2020, 03:18 PM
    I had all the shop lights replaced with new 4' LED fixtures & bulbs 4 years ago . Haven't replaced a bulb , no ballast , none flicker and none are humming ...thank you Lord ! the humming used to drive me batty . Still nice and bright too ....
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    09-16-2020, 03:07 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Chinese f35 copy in Our Town
    Two University professors in Louisiana were caught sending research data to the Chinese . Both quit their University jobs and research work , were hired by some private Companies and the news media played it all down as they were innocent and...
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    09-14-2020, 07:17 PM
    Does the term "Rube Goldberg Machine" ring a bell !
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    09-14-2020, 01:05 PM
    Big Magic Marker is what I use now , the bigger the area you want to cover the bigger tip the marker needs to have ...don't get no fine point sharpie . Gary
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    09-14-2020, 11:58 AM
    After 50 years of running my own business and working from can to cain't 6 days a week , I retired and had no idea of what to do with myself . I still don't know what I do ... but I can tell you I stay so busy doing " stuff" all day long ... and...
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    09-13-2020, 05:53 PM
    The basic premise is : Instead of fire forming with gunpowder in your rifle's chamber ... you use water and a tight fitting plug with a heavy mallet to hydraulically form the case in a loading die . It's sort of sketchy because of the varying...
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    09-12-2020, 07:50 PM
    I don't have any recipes for green peaches .... I do have some nice squirrel recipes ... you are aware squirrel are quite tasty when fattened up on peaches ! Gary
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    09-12-2020, 07:41 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Burn treatment? in Our Town
    I agree with you ! I'm not getting rid of our potted Aloe Vera plants we keep around the kitchen , the sap from a fresh cut leaf/stalk just heals small burns up too well ... 1st and 2nd degree burns anyways !
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    09-11-2020, 11:39 AM
    Getting kids interested in shooting is easy ... Daisy BB gun in the back yard . 22 LR at the range . Kids take to shooting like ducklings to water . Adults have to teach them to hate guns ... and they're doing a great job of it . But I got to...
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    09-11-2020, 11:27 AM
    Some things you can never forget . We under estimated them ... and paid the price ! Gary
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    09-10-2020, 07:25 PM
    That electric melting pot will probably pull 1500 watts , best to have it on a clean line with no GFI circuit or other appliances on it ... the breaker could keep tripping if too much load is placed on it .
    19 replies | 471 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