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    Today, 04:48 PM
    Never pass up an excuse to buy a new mould . Keep the 358156 GC ...you will want to load some 357 magnum loads some day...trust me. Gary
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    Today, 04:28 PM
    I would attach the modified handles to the mould ... and leave them attached . Could be the constant attaching and removing is just wearing the 30 year old moulds out . Because of cost I had 1 set of Lyman handles and 10-12 Lyman blocks ... I...
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    Today, 03:23 PM
    This thread is seven years old...how did you even find it to bring it back to life ? Actually I'm glad you did ...I had forgotten all about this one ...and I must say I read every post on every page and was laughing a lot ...Thanks ! I would...
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    Today, 01:46 PM
    With all the extra time we all now have ...0000 steel wool will bring back the luster without the worry of grit in the flash hole . Gives you something to do with your hands while watching The Match Game 74 ...
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    Yesterday, 06:25 PM
    I looked in every old reference book I have and couldn't come up with anything on 429640AV. Does it look like the 429640 GC HP but with the gas check and without the hollow point ? Like a solid point version of the 429640 ? It might be the...
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    Yesterday, 06:11 PM
    Thanks for the heads up.... I'll pass on the podcast .
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    Yesterday, 04:51 PM
    I get my best boolits with 1 - 2 - 3 cavity moulds and ladle pouring with the side spout ladle and pressure casting method and a 20 # open top pot . 4 - 5 - 6 cavity moulds are geared to high production , not necessarily perfection , and...
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    Yesterday, 04:33 PM
    But ...have you measured sized boolits ? Do they actually size them to .457" , .458" and .459" ...mine didn't !
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    Yesterday, 04:16 PM
    Before your time there used to be held an annual Blindfolded Naked Casting Contest . It was open to new casting members . The one who could cast the most boolits in 5 minutes won the grand prize ... A Cast Boolits T-Shirt and An Aloe Vera Plant...
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    Yesterday, 03:49 PM
    Also be aware ...when you first start casting the sprue plate will be tight but sometimes as you cast and everything starts getting hot the plate may loosen...metal expands when heated...when you notice the plate getting loose , stop and tighten it...
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    Yesterday, 03:18 PM
    I size all my boolits for 9mm luger .357" . The Lee 105 gr. SWC (#358-105-SWC ) which I originally bought to load light 38 special loads has turned out to be an excellent boolit in the 9mm Luger . It doesn't batter old WWII P38's or smaller sized...
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    Yesterday, 03:00 PM
    The RCBS Cast Bullet Manual #1 , 32 H&R Magnum , 98 grain cast SWC , sized .314". Shows loads with 19 different powders from 2400 to Red Dot . I'm not going to type the min. and max . loads for all 19 powders....so tell me what powders do you...
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    Yesterday, 02:39 PM
    Do telephone land lines lines still exist ... the telephone co. converted my land line phone into a wireless system about 5 years ago...after 47 years our true land line went wireless . You may not need to dig a trench and lay a line in it...check...
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    04-01-2020, 02:55 PM
    CH4D , Redding , Lyman , RCBS .... For heavy duty sizing you need a good fit . I hate to bad mouth Lee but their shell holders sometimes have sloppy fits...OK for light and normal resizing but for heavy jobs CH4D, Redding and Lyman have never...
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    04-01-2020, 02:46 PM
    Seat primers until they bottom out in the pocket . The anvil legs must rest on the primer pocket bottom to ignite . Seating them anywhere other than all the way in and bottomed out will invite the dreaded "light strike" , "hard primer cup " and...
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    04-01-2020, 01:04 PM
    I cast and reload 9mm Luger , 45 acp , 38 special , 357 magnum , 41 magnum and 41 special (light 41 magnum loads) all with a mix of COWW & soft scrap lead / range recovery / stick on wheel weights in a 50 - 50 mix. I do this to extend my supply...
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    04-01-2020, 12:53 PM
    It simply amazes me what a thief will steal... an old hatchet handle....:holysheep
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    03-31-2020, 01:47 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread On brass.... in Cast Boolits
    There is no right or wrong . This hobby can be as tedious and time consuming as you want to make it . Some sort by headstamp , weigh every case sort those by weight , measure and segregate those into lengths of cases . What you are doing is basic...
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    03-31-2020, 01:36 PM
    I just saw him on TV , 5 minutes ago , Tuesday 3/31/20 @ 12:00 pm (noon) news conference , saying he didn't have enough of anything and the federal gov't should buy everything he needs and send it to him.... I'm not sure I'm buying his story ......
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    03-30-2020, 02:54 PM
    Hang on to it....the day will come when you need a .326 boolit and ...There You Go . Actually most older 32 Special lever action rifles are worn in the bore and just about need a fatter than normal boolit to get any accuracy with cast . Gary
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    03-30-2020, 02:47 PM
    Liquid Wrench Dry Lubricant L512 , get bottle of liquid and coat pins with a Q-Tip ... and cavities too for that matter ... Boolits will not stick and want to jump out the mould....I didn't believe it either But... It works better than a New...
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    03-30-2020, 02:26 PM
    Lee doesn't make a 130 gr. SWC for the 38 Super , they do make a 120 gr. truncated cone and a 125 gr. round nose . Lyman's offering is #356634 which does weigh 130 grains but is a truncated cone , not exactly a SWC but sorta . I have had...
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    03-30-2020, 11:21 AM
    That's a real shame ...it was perfectly good powder until... the Absent Minded Professor got involved. Keeping powder in it's correct container can't be over emphasized . Good thing it was a stick powder...easier to spot , if it had been...
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    03-30-2020, 11:03 AM
    Make surgical masks and send them to New York , for instructions and pattern google search homemade surgical masks , several links appear and video . These can be washed and sterilized and reused . New York seems to have an unlimitless need for...
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    03-29-2020, 05:06 PM
    Load up a few , 2.7 grains of Bullseye and as Troy Landry would say..."Choot em"
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    03-29-2020, 04:40 PM
    Yes ...for the longest time the 358156 was my choice , 155 gr. SWC with a gas check was the primo choice for 357 magnum for me .... But I've discovered another choice that rivals #1... It's Noe - 358 - 124 - TC - GC ! It drops from the mould...
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    03-29-2020, 03:38 PM
    Mine is a Sears hardwood replacement hammer handle also (for a claw hammer) . I hold the small end and strike the sprue plate with the fat end . After 40 years I replaced my first one , simply because my dad had a new replacement handle and...
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    03-29-2020, 03:28 PM
    Bayou Classic SP-1 Jet Cooker = 106,000 btuh should do anything you need . If you want more fire the Bayou Classic SP-2 Double Jet Cooker = 210,000 btuh. The word to look for in a burner for smelting is JET...that's the unit that really puts...
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    03-29-2020, 02:57 PM
    Do something long enough .... you get good at it ! After 50 years of casting a visual inspection is all I need , perfectly filled out corners , perfectly filled out base , no flaws ...it doesn't need to be weighed ...you can tell when they "look"...
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    03-29-2020, 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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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