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    Today, 10:23 AM
    Last Monday we hurried to the nursery to buy garden plants because they said they had to close up at 5 pm and not reopen . But Low and behold the Governor declared nurseries a Essential Business and allowed them to remain open ... people , being...
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    Yesterday, 08:57 PM
    Your guns chamber/throat will be the deciding factor not only to boolit diameter but it will also dictate boolit seating depth . The newer and smaller the 9mm the less throat they have ...some have little or no throat which complicates the issue...
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    03-27-2020, 04:59 PM
    Another super mega garden ! I'm impressed . Gary
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    03-27-2020, 04:56 PM
    Wow !!! That's one heck of a garden .
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    03-27-2020, 04:16 PM
    Lyman #4 only has data up to 170 gr. in the 38 special and 180 gr. in 357 magnum . No data shown on 190 gr. or 200 gr. boolits . Gary
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    03-27-2020, 04:09 PM
    No law prohibiting the use of revolvers . Easy to load and you don't have to chase the empties . The model 58 S&W in my avatar does night stand duty in my house and I do not feel under armed . Gary
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    03-27-2020, 03:49 PM
    Nix the wood dowel...they can break and then you have two problems. Use a close to bore fitting steel rod and strike it straight on after flooding the chamber with penetrating oil (50/50 acetone - ATF is one of the best) let soak 24 hours . Gary
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    03-27-2020, 02:47 PM
    I did that ...once ! Talk about learning the hard teaches you the value of sorting brass before it goes in the tumbler . No magic way to get them apart , just keep tapping on them , twisting, turning and pulling on them. Gary
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    03-27-2020, 02:21 PM
    And never try to I.D. powder , like some in an unmarked container or paper bag , just by looks alone. That's a sketchy proposition at best . I love it when someone posts a photo and asks what powder is this ? Dad didn't label the jug and I want...
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    03-27-2020, 02:10 PM
    Trust me on this .... Sort all the Zinc wheel weights out BEFORE you put them in the pot . Steel ones will not melt and will float but the zinc ones....They are sneaky . Flux when it's all melted and flows like water ... 725 - 750 degrees F. is...
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    03-27-2020, 12:48 PM
    Although I've reloaded for the 41 magnum for years all of my reloading has been with boolits from 195 grs. to 215 grs. . I have nothing as heavy as 265 grs. sorry ! I recently got a 237 gr. SWC from NOE but haven't cast the first boolit with it....
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    03-27-2020, 12:35 PM
    Expand your cooking skills ... a Chicken and Smoked Sausage Jambalaya can feed a crowd and it's all done in one big pot...and can be done outside over a gas or wood fire . Ya got the pot...go for it ! Gary
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    03-27-2020, 12:12 PM
    I didn't think this was going to turn into a math test.... I hate math formula's . Pie are not square , pie are round , cornbread are square .
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    03-27-2020, 12:05 PM
    Check with Cannon about renting a "good" scanner to do the job with . We had a large project and the company we did our copier/office/blue print machine business with let us rent one for a month to do the work with , I don't remember the...
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    03-26-2020, 08:39 PM
    Do get a 20 pound pot , anything smaller is a hindrance to production. Nothing wrong with a 2-3-4 cavity mould and Lyman ladle for pressure casting...I get my best results this way. NOE aluminum moulds are worth the money but if money is an...
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    03-26-2020, 03:24 PM
    Pepper and Zucchini relish ? Sounds interesting ,I like stuff like this but have never tried it... do you have a favorite recipe you would care to share ? Gary
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    03-26-2020, 09:28 AM
    That sounds like a good plan :2_high5:
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    03-25-2020, 06:54 PM
    It's about that time of year to start thinking about home grown and vine ripened tomato's for them BLT's . Got some free time so I have the beds all prepped and ready for planting. Last year I waited until after Good Friday to plant (that's what...
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    03-25-2020, 04:28 PM
    I use my revolver chambers/cylinder or my pistols barrel . Just because ammo fits some gauge ...guess what...that's no guarantee it will fit in your gun. If it doesn't fit your gun...then what ? You stuck with some stupid gauge that's about as...
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    03-25-2020, 04:20 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Tygon tubing in Reloading Equipment
    I just placed the trash can (cardboard box) under the press , primers fall into box...empty box every few years . No tubing required .
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    03-25-2020, 04:14 PM
    Like skeet say...Choot Em...Liz-bet...Choot Em !
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    03-25-2020, 02:21 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread H&i ??????? in Casting Equipment
    Tonight I will sleep much better..... :kidding:
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    03-25-2020, 02:14 PM
    If you mount both to a board...they will be a bear to move . Casting pots don't require bolting down , being able to move the pot without a board and lube sizer stuck to it will be much preferred . Ignore the Bad Idea Fairy ! Gary
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    03-25-2020, 02:00 PM
    Usually the SWC top punch , such as made by Lyman for Lyman designed boolits don't perfectly fit the boolits Lee moulds cast ...not all SWC's are exactly the same ... ergo , use a flat punch...flat is flat and fits any boolit with a flat spot on the...
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    03-25-2020, 01:41 PM
    If the package is not marked and I can no longer remember what it is and it's not recognizable ... Toss it in the can ! Otherwise use your best judgement ... Gary
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    03-25-2020, 01:31 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Apology in Our Town
    I didn't say anything ! The older I get the more "unfiltered" my language becomes ... I don't know why but I need to watch it , it's not nice to say bad words . Thanks for reminder, Gary
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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