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    Yesterday, 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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    10-18-2017, 06:08 PM
    That design may be NOE's 434-258-SWC 434421 , ( Lymans # 429421) instead of .429 dia NOE's is cut .434 . This one caught my eye also. 258 grains would be a good middle weight. But when in doubt , go with your first choice, second guessing...
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    10-18-2017, 05:52 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Just asking ? in Cast Boolits
    The reason for the "harder is better" and you have to "water drop and harden " is misinformation , ignorance and listening to "experts" who don't know jack ! For years I cast with nothing but free clip on wheel weights, air cooled . Then my...
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    10-18-2017, 04:59 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Stupid Cat!! in Our Town
    The next door neighbor's boy got a kitten, he, the kitten, would slip through the fence and play with the cats that moved into our house and took over . A few months later the kid gets a Pit Bull dog... the kitty , T-Boy , decides he likes...
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    10-16-2017, 06:21 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Jalapeno jelly in Cookin' Recipe's
    Cranberry - Pepper Jelly...Now that sounds like an idea that needs trying. I have three jalapeno plants that I'm picking from, slicing and freezing for a cool fall pepper jelly making day ( 90 degrees yesterday) and the cranberry pepper jelly...
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    10-14-2017, 07:29 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Hyponatremia ???? in Our Town
    At lunch today I had the 50-50 ground beef / ground smoked bacon burger with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and onion. AWESOME ! The mix does something really wonderful to the taste and texture of a burger. Flavor and moistness is right on. A smoked...
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    10-13-2017, 01:26 PM
    Chicken Gizzards ....yes ! Time to do another batch in the crock pot and then make a Cajun Gumbo with them, now that's some seriously good eating. Gary
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    10-13-2017, 01:05 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Hyponatremia ???? in Our Town
    Thanks Leo, I was hoping to hear that ! Gary
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    10-12-2017, 01:02 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Hyponatremia ???? in Our Town
    She needs to go to regular doctor and get all the blood levels tested....that might show whats low/high . All of these levels are a lot more important than I knew , don't let it get out of hand. Hope she gets better soon . Gary
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    10-12-2017, 12:54 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Hyponatremia ???? in Our Town
    Amen ! Local eatery is advertising their latest Buger Special as being made of 50% ground beef and 50% ground Bacon ! I just have to try it....I'm not sure how it will taste ...but you never know . Add bacon and cheese ? Gary
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    10-11-2017, 04:41 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Hyponatremia ???? in Our Town
    LIKE Good advice ....I was only drinking water and according to the Doctor...get this...I was drinking too much water, it flushed the sodium out before absorption ! They restricted my intake of water for a week to get the sodium level in my...
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    10-11-2017, 03:47 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Need help. 45/70 in Cast Boolits
    Henry Single Shot , steel framed , 45-70....winner winner chicken dinner ! I'm a sucker for single shot's. Never could afford a Ruger #1 or Sharps...but that sweet looking little Henry might be affordable.
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    10-11-2017, 03:22 PM
    Buy the better bulbs. I bought two "store brand" LED's to test, that started flickering after only a short time use . Replaced them with two "name brand" LED's . Not only did they seem just a bit brighter , they were cooler to the...
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    10-11-2017, 01:56 PM
    gwpercle started a thread Hyponatremia ???? in Our Town
    I go to the doctor , not feeling well, he checks me over and before I can figure out what happened, I'm in the hospital . They keep telling me I have Hyponatremia....I'm no doctor , I have never heard of it. I honestly believe I'm going to die. ...
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    10-09-2017, 05:38 PM
    They are easy to get....still made , $40.00 new and saw used one on ebay for $18.00 . I bought one , found it so handy I bought another.....I use them all the time inside the house or at the office even at the shooting range working up different...
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    10-09-2017, 05:29 PM
    Could you go all "cave man" old school and just screw the dies into the stuck bushing....or is screwing things in and out no longer politically correct or allowed. I have been reloading for 50 years without a breech lock.....just don't see the...
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    10-07-2017, 07:30 PM
    CH4D and Redding Trying to make a shell holder that will fit several different cartridges winds up with a shell holder that fits only one well and the rest poorly . A lack of quality control , hand machining and finishing can also lead to...
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    10-07-2017, 07:21 PM
    Now that is impressive ! ATTABOY !!!
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    10-07-2017, 07:19 PM
    After paying my dues for a few months with the Lee Loader ( whack-a-mole) Classic , I realized this was going to be my hobby for a while. And I wanted an easier way to do it . I saved every nickel I could earn, beg , borrow or find ( sofa mining)...
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    10-06-2017, 02:22 PM
    I just fill the cavity with epoxy, let set up , sand/file flat and let cure. It can always be removed. A flat stem will work with any boolit that has a flat spot on it , trucated cone , round flat , SWC , WC and I have even used them to...
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    10-06-2017, 02:01 PM
    Back in the dark ages (1960's) we didn't know about slugging , so we went to the Lyman Manual and checked what they did. 35 Remington Test rifle: Marlin 336 barrel length : 20" Twist : 1-16 Groove dia : .357" Cast boolits : sized to .357...
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    10-05-2017, 06:25 PM
    And/or pad the pliers teeth, leather , duct tape, just use anything to keep from marring the metal. Once it's good and tight it will stay tight. The nail polish, just a little will help, with the padded pliers and some elbow grease , that...
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    10-04-2017, 09:15 PM
    The NOE inserts are shaped in the two step design just like a Lyman M die, perfect for cast boolit seating , combined with the Lee Universal Expander (which actually only flares or bells the mouth) they work great. Lyman M dies are usually...
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    10-04-2017, 08:12 PM
    I have been using the Lee C309-170-F with a gas check in 30-30, 30-06 308 win. and even a 7.5 Swiss K-11 . Works just fine in all three. Gary
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    10-04-2017, 08:02 PM
    A little synthetic two stroke oil on a Q-Tip works well also. The secrete is leaving boolits in mould, lightly rubbing on a thin layer on top of block , underside of sprue plate and wiping surfaces with an old rag. Just a molecule thickness on...
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    10-03-2017, 03:30 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Storing boolits in Cast Boolits
    I size, lube and stack them in plastic food containers, base down , side by side in neat rows untill the bottom is full. If the container is deep enough a piece of cardboard is cut to fit, placed on top of the first layer and another layer of...
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    10-03-2017, 02:52 PM
    My wife works at a business that makes awards, trophies and does engraving on cups, mugs,steins , tankards, trays and other metal objects for gift's ....They purchase the pewter objects to be custom engraved for the buyer . If the metal object is...
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    10-03-2017, 02:15 PM
    Don't bother washing , drops of water in small crevices is more of a hazard. Flux and skim 3 or 4 times , dirt comes out easily. Getting them totally dry is a big pain and a drop of water in a pot is not a nice experience. Think explosion and...
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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