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    Yesterday, 07:59 PM
    I bought a brand new Star in 45 acp in the early 1970's it was marked Model PS and was like a 1911 but with a exposed extractor , pivoting trigger and no pesky grip safety ( I hate grip safeties) . It looked a lot like a Colt 1911 and even had a...
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    Yesterday, 07:38 PM
    If you use hot glue be sure to use a hard glue , I tried some and the glue had a pliable consistency , like a soft plastic and didn't last long at all before it deformed and came out . I have one done with JB Weld epoxy and it's been in service 20+...
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    Yesterday, 07:34 PM
    Custom fit the boolit to the stem with a small ball of epoxy putty if it is pointed or round nose . Any boolit with a flat tip , can be seated with a flat seating stem . Fill the stem with epoxy , glue or putty , let harden , then sand dead flat...
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    Yesterday, 07:22 PM
    I've tried them both , side by side in accuracy testing in 38 special and 45 acp and honestly could see no difference ... in fact the 38 special might have shot just a little better with the bevel based boolits . I could never really see a concise...
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    Yesterday, 07:12 PM
    1.) Don't stuff them into pants pocket ... leather ammo carrier slips onto belt , ammo is carried in loops on carrier on belt . Also called ammunition belt slide ... they are available for rifle and handgun, I have some in both and they work well ....
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    Yesterday, 06:55 PM
    200 grain SWC or truncated cone . My first 45 acp mould was a 230 gr. RN , then got into NRA Bullseye Target Shooting , the 230 gr. was dropped like a hot rock , a Lyman 452460 , 200 gr. SWC , quickly filled it's place and I have never cast...
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    Yesterday, 06:24 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Slugging a barrel in Cast Boolits
    I use bell fishing sinkers , small and pointy on one end larger on the other , round and with a brass swivel to tie line to . Get an idea of what size bore you wish to slug , head down to local fishing and tackle shop and buy an assortment . Some...
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    Yesterday, 03:31 PM
    After doing a bit of research , testing and trying different designs this is the 9mm mould I selected . NOE 358 - 124 - TC . A 124 grain Truncated Cone . It can be had plain base or gas check , I got a 4 cavity , aluminum , gas check mould . ...
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    Yesterday, 03:10 PM
    Slugging a bore is no big deal if you know how to do it ... Ignorance raises it ugly head and will ruin a good rifle in short order . Lets see what Lyman Handbook has to say about their data . 300 Blackout , size cast .... .309" 9mm Luger ,...
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    Yesterday, 02:51 PM
    Pen light in one end , (Winchester Flex LED bore lite $6.99) and look down the barrel ...easy to see ! You don't have to buy no expensive scope do- dah ... a pen light with a curved plastic tube will do the job . I got mine at wally mart about 20...
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    Yesterday, 02:41 PM
    I bought the Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook 4th edition when it came out ... it and the 3rd edition are my main cast boolit guides . Hornady and Speer manuals are my next most used . When the Lyman 50th edition came out I actually got just because it...
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    Yesterday, 02:31 PM
    A lot of people mixed the lithium and beeswax 50-50 but that's too much grease . This is where the it's too stinky and it's too soft and sticky complaints comes from . 3 pounds beeswax 1 pound Lucas Red-N-Tacky Works much better ... if...
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    Yesterday, 02:13 PM
    Congratulations ! It was a long time before I found out what the boolits were for ... Just wait until you get a "Golden Boolit "... you get to buy a Cast Boolits Tee shirt ! [smilie=w: Scroll down to tee shirts available now ... avoid the...
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    Yesterday, 02:06 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Just a little data in Our Town
    I am getting the impression the wall is going to get built ... but not on the USA/Mexico Border . The troops haven't left and the FBI warns of a "Credible Threat" of attack ... the troops will remain . Too many guns and too much ammo out there for...
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    02-25-2021, 08:24 PM
    He came in with 34 rounds loaded in his extended magazine ... and he fired all of them . All of the people he shot were white . Kind of hard to make him the poor black victim but they will spin it in that direction ... trust me !
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    02-25-2021, 08:10 PM
    That's an Awesome Score ... ATTABOY I've always had a soft spot for the USMC K-Bar , I'm glad it's still being made . My Dad brought back one from WWII . I guess it was "Tactical " before that word was ever invented ! It's still a handsome...
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    02-24-2021, 07:46 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Boolit sizing? in Cast Boolits
    In all of my 38 special and 357 magnum revolvers ( two in each caliber) boolits sized .357" work just as well as those sized .358" . I've sized them to both diameters and tested them side by side ... Accuracy was the same and no leading with...
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    02-23-2021, 08:53 PM
    And if Lyman 413 isn't an exact and perfect fit ... custom fit the nose with a small ball of epoxy putty in the nose followed by the greased boolit nose , press together and let cure . Perfect Fit . Gary
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    02-23-2021, 08:46 PM
    All of my NOE moulds , three and four cavity aluminum , are outfitted with Lee 6 cavity mould handles . No modifications were required except to tighten up the Lee center hinge bolt . I see they now cost $23.00 from Midway ... glad I got several...
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    02-23-2021, 07:49 PM
    Lithi-Bee Lube Amounts by weight : 1 part Lithium Grease 3 parts Beeswax A commerical maker , Garth Choate said when they made it they used 24 pounds of beeswax with 8 pounds of lithium grease . Hence the 3 to 1 ratio and measured in...
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    02-23-2021, 06:39 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Plunk test question in Cast Boolits
    It's OK to shoot them in the AR ... the only problem would be an unfired round ... if you try to extract it and the boolit sticks in the barrel/throat ... then you have a case full of powder dumped in the action and a boolit lodged in the bore . Be...
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    02-23-2021, 06:30 PM
    I find .357 sized boolits works just fine in the four 9mm Lugers I have developed loads for . Make sure they pass the plunk and hand cycling tests ... some "Load Development" in the seating depth area may be required but generally .357 is very...
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    02-23-2021, 06:09 PM
    If you are having trouble getting supplies , I started with an old cast iron pot on top of the kitchen stove , with the hood exhaust vent / light on , it was a nice touch , ... left the kitchen door and window open . Single cavity mould was...
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    02-23-2021, 05:55 PM
    It might need a "better" lube with the 2400 load ... Lube and Unique loads are fairly easy on the bore . The 2400 load is getting heavy ... better lubricant and or the much hated gas check . Personally I don't have any problems with gas checked...
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    02-22-2021, 07:56 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread .358 molds in Cast Boolits
    NOE 360-160-WC PB Cast as solid or hollow point . Based on Lyman 358432 design but with improved front driving band . This bullet is extremely accurate , full wadcutter hits hard and 160 grain weight shoots to fixed sighted handguns sights . I...
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    02-22-2021, 07:39 PM
    The squirrels are fun to watch . Not protected . Not endangered . Reproduce prolifically . Taste Good if they start getting too many or too damaging . Lots of good recipes . I like squirrels . Gary
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    02-22-2021, 07:28 PM
    Our electricity went of for a while ... I decided it was time to leave our cold house and go anywhere with heat ... the thermometer in the refrigerator had a higher temperature than the kitchen ! I held the refrigerator door open to let some of...
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    02-21-2021, 07:31 PM
    The NOE 413-215-WC (413432) is an accuracy champ in the 41 Special / 41 Magnum loads . It's based on Lyman's 358432 design with a few improvements and bumped up to large bore ' I have the NOE moulds in both .358 and .413 ... I am pretty sure...
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    02-21-2021, 07:12 PM
    Thin coat of tumble lube ... Easy answer ... No Put a gas check on a boolit base ... now you got protection ! Gary
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    02-21-2021, 07:04 PM
    Feed the squirrels . I had two bird feeders ... added a squirrel feeder ... Now Everybody's Happy ! I cobbled one together that holds three ears of dried corn ... by the time the squirrels have eaten the corn the birds have eaten all the bird...
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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