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    Yesterday, 06:33 PM
    The lubes , Ben's Red Lube nor Lithi-Bee Lube , in their original formulas, have ever ran , they do get soft and sticky in 95 + degree heat but they do not melt and run . To lessen the sticky in high heat , a commerical lube maker ,Garth Choate , ...
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    Yesterday, 11:46 AM
    It's about like 50/50 . The commercial maker of some Lithium (Lucas Red-N-Tacky) -Beeswax , 1 part to 3 part , advised me to add some paraffin wax to harden the lube if the beeswax was too soft and sticky . That works quite well . I used 1...
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    Yesterday, 11:25 AM
    It's amazing how many marsh mallows a coon can eat .... one night , sitting around a campfire with my kids we fed one 2 1/2 bags of full sized mallows . The kids had more fun feeding him than roasting marshmallows ... He liked them uncooked ,...
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    07-05-2020, 05:57 PM
    If you can't reach the bottom easily ...don't buy it . Things get stacked up and if your arms can't reach everything lying on the bottom it will become lost in never - never land . My mom was short , couldn't reach the bottom of the chest freezer...
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    07-05-2020, 05:09 PM
    I hand fed peanuts to a grey squirrel every morning on my walk to Elementary school . After several weeks the squirrel would take the peanuts from my hand . One day the Bad Idea Fairy told me to grab the squirrel ... I did ... bad Idea to say the...
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    06-27-2020, 08:26 PM
    Adjusting your grip is the easiest thing to try . Changing grips , different grips , can also effect a change . Different powders usually move things around ... try more usually you will find shifts in impact with different powders and charges ....
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    06-27-2020, 08:01 PM
    I gave away a Lee bottom pour Production Pot IV that I battled with for several years and got a Lee Magnum Melter and a long handled Lyman dipper . Getting a 20 lb. capacity and doing away with the bottom pour feature was the best thing I have done...
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    06-27-2020, 07:50 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Kar 98k in Cast Boolits
    With a slightly "frosty" bore .... clean it until all the jacketed fouling is removed ... not easy and may require several different solvents . Then wrap a cloth patch around a bore brush and smear with JB Bore Cleaning compound , run from...
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    06-26-2020, 07:28 PM
    PICKLED PEPPERS Clean and sterilize 2 pint jars with new lids and rings . Pack the jars with sliced peppers from your garden , hot or mild , jalapeno , gypsey or lunchbox red sweet snacking peppers ... whatever pepper you like and top with a few...
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    06-25-2020, 05:52 PM
    Do a Search on those terms , I found a several companies offering do it yourself grips . Back in the day (1960's) I got unfinished grips and rifle stocks from Herter's ...sure do miss that company . Use your Google-Foo to find what you want ......
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    06-25-2020, 05:41 PM
    Although I'm not normally an anal or OCD person ... I soon discovered it is perfectly OK to be both anal and OCD when it comes to getting the correct type powder , the correct amount of powder and getting one , not two or zero charges, in each case...
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    06-25-2020, 05:17 PM
    Primers , crimped or regular , in brass that has been exposed to moisture , like range pick ups left in the grass exposed to dew or rain , will sometimes do this . The primer cup sides get just enough corrosion to "stick" them , the cup bottom...
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    06-25-2020, 11:35 AM
    45 acp boolits don't need to be that hard . For 40 years I cast them of clip on and stick on wheel weights , whatever was in the 5 gal. bucket . After my free wheel weight supply retired from the tire business I had to stretch my supply . COWW...
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    06-25-2020, 10:59 AM
    If you are young and thinking about getting married ... take her home and let her meet your Mom and Dad . After they get to know her... ask mom what she thinks of her ...then take Mom's advice . Dad usually likes all the girls you bring home ......
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    06-25-2020, 10:50 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread What state are you from? in Our Town
    Baton Rouge , Louisiana I like the new site format it me or does it look a lot like the old site format .... I Love it ! Gary
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    06-23-2020, 07:13 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread New Meds Monday in Our Town
    Best of Luck , prayers sent , keep the faith and positive outlook . Gary
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    06-23-2020, 06:59 PM
    Wife and I have been married 47 years . She's still my best friend and she says I still make her laugh . Be faithful , honest , loyal and loving . Never do or say anything to hurt her . A good wife is a Blessing from Heaven ... a Bad wife is a...
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    06-11-2020, 07:14 PM
    I remember buying the boolits with zinc washer already attached and the Lyman moulds and washers so you could make your own . They were cheaper than jacketed but could be driven faster than plain based ... being young we liked shooting magnums so...
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    06-11-2020, 06:35 PM
    ATF makes for a good lubricant , since I drive a Chevy (1968) I use the Dexron ATF , GM Spec. D-20265 or later . That way I can use it in my car's 2 Speed Power Glide transmission , to mix up a batch of Ed's Red Bore Cleaner , to mix up some Ed's...
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    06-11-2020, 03:03 PM
    The pink is kinda pretty ... think about leaving it ! You might start a new trend ... black is getting old .
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    06-11-2020, 02:56 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread NOE Expander Plug in Cast Boolits
    They expand for cast boolits like a Lyman M Die ... which is the best . If you are not sure which size die to buy , go over to NOE forum and ask for advice . I'm going to be sizing my boolits to .412 (or whatever size you are sizing to) which...
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    06-11-2020, 02:44 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Crimping Trobles in Cast Boolits
    What diameter are the boolits ? Information helps get a concise answer ... what boolits are you dealing with ?
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    06-11-2020, 02:36 PM
    Venison Sauce Piquante 4 lbs. cubed venison 8 medium onions 2 bunches green onions 1 bell pepper 1 cup sliced celery 2 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste 1 cup olive oil
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    06-10-2020, 07:15 PM
    When the fired primer falls out of the pocket and you have to drive the fired case out the chamber with a rod....sure sign of just a wee bit too much powder ... might want to back that load down. I did that in my ignorant youth but luckily the...
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    06-10-2020, 07:05 PM
    Soak the rings in some Ed's Red Bore Cleaner for a couple hours , then add some to the green pad and scrub well . Giving the Ed's Red time to get under the carbon helps lift it . If you don't know what Ed's Red Bore Cleaner is do a search for...
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    06-10-2020, 06:21 PM
    No picture but my Dad bought a Sears - J. C. Higgins - Model 10 - bolt-action 16 gauge in 1946 ,to hunt with right after getting out the Navy. It was the only shotgun in the store . It had a tubular magazine under the barrel . Dad said he bought...
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    06-10-2020, 05:52 PM
    I Agree ! Casting for 50+ years ... We Don't Need No Stinking PAD , PID , POD , PUD or Spud ! You just got to know how to hold your mouth right ...that's all there is ! Gary
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    06-10-2020, 05:39 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Hunting with cast? in Cast Boolits
    We have a section titled "Hunting with CB " go over to that section and do a little reading and looking at the photo's of other members experiences . They post loads and tips on boolit hardness and HP or solid point performance . Mighty...
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    06-10-2020, 05:25 PM
    I don't consider 1986 as being " OLD" ... out of print maybe but not "OLD" ... and just what exactly is wrong with being old....? There is one on Amazon for $89.98 but that price is a little steep for my my old pocket book ... I'm sure you young...
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    06-10-2020, 11:37 AM
    If you want to reload them I would use an old school steel reloading die . These are tapered and will allow for easier resizing ... A Lee Carbide die would be the worst to use ... no taper and Lee's usually size them down too much . Gary
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casting reloading shooting and keeping my 1968 chevelle roadworthy
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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