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    Today, 11:24 AM
    I did this yesterday also and was able reset my password ...had been stuck in the "loop" 3-4 times previously ... my user name , gwpercle , got changed to Gary Percle some how... I didn't do it . I loged in and went to the Forum section, was...
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    Today, 11:05 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread 45 Colt - RF vs SWC in Cast Boolits
    I grew up reading Elmer Keith and Skeeter Skelton so when it comes to handguns lean to SWC's . But...I don't own any lever action rifles and have read where SWC might not feed as well as RF. With 2 cavity Lee moulds only costing $25.00 order the...
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    Today, 10:39 AM
    The best batteries on the market ... Interstate Batteries Trust me on this ... Outrageously dependable long lived and not stupid expensive ...THE BEST! www.interstatebatteries.com Sears needs to change their battery's name to Fail...
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    02-14-2020, 06:18 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Obturation in Cast Boolits
    A reprint of this book is available for under $20.00 from Amazon and if you cast boolits will open your eyes to a lot of knowledge many have already forgotten . He goes into detail about hardness , alloy and sizing. Most people use boolits much...
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    02-13-2020, 05:45 PM
    That's what I was thinking ...ashes might be used as shot buffer ?
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    02-13-2020, 05:40 PM
    The Lee factory crimp die is good for those who can't adjust the regular seat/crimp die that comes with every set of dies . Remember before Lee came out with it ... you had no choice but to learn how to properly adjust the seat/crimp die . If...
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    02-13-2020, 05:06 PM
    Oh I'm sure there will be fishing in heaven ...for those who enjoy fishing. Just one thing...you can't ...exaggerate ... about the size of your fish ! Just the truth , the whole truth and nothing but the truth . I was also led to believe that...
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    02-11-2020, 04:31 PM
    Cigar boxes....the ultimate 1950's storage container for a boys treasures and his marbles ! Gary
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    02-11-2020, 04:27 PM
    I don't "Hate" case lube... would you believe I even use a little spray on case lube when using carbide dies !!! Makes resizing so much easier . Lee Case Lube , dissolved in denatured alcohol and strained into a small spray bottle . Spritz it on...
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    02-11-2020, 01:22 PM
    If you would like a really cool Tee shirt with some really cool cast boolits logo's just scroll down to the very bottom of the this page and click on the lady where it says "T-Shirts available now " it's just above the big word Cabela's bargin cave...
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    02-10-2020, 07:36 PM
    For about 20 years it was the only powder I loaded in handgun ammo . Then I ventured into NRA three gun Bullseye Competition and had to give up on target loads with Unique...just not enough pressure and start working with Bullseye for target loads...
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    02-10-2020, 07:12 PM
    Lyman #55 ...the secrete is to adjust the brass slides to form one narrow deep powder cavity... Yes it takes a bit of adjustment and fiddling with the slides to form that narrow deep cavity but when you do that fewer "sticks" are sheared . ...
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    02-10-2020, 05:01 PM
    Reloading Rule No. 1 : Never sell anything... when you retire you might need it .
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    02-10-2020, 03:52 PM
    Ate many a supper of squirrel , slow simmered in a brown gravy , spooned over split open biscuits . My brother liked to suck the brains out of the squirrel heads... I didn't fight him for that ! Gary
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    02-07-2020, 01:35 PM
    Right ... 6 to 7 grains Unique . My pet load with a 150 grain SWC , Lyman # 358477 , is 6.5 grains of Unique . This load is right at 1100 fps from my 6.5 " Ruger Blackhawk and has been an old favorite for years . Gary
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    02-06-2020, 07:28 PM
    I have had some on more than one occasion , that for one reason or another , could be turned on the boolit base after sizing-lubing and check crimping but although I could turn them they stayed on the base and I couldn't get one off with my...
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    02-06-2020, 07:11 PM
    Yes... Don't leave Black or Smokeless powders in a measure . Lyman still makes a Classic Black Powder Measure , they sell for about $150.00 but are worth the extra money if you are loading black . The standard Lyman 55 for smokeless powder is...
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    02-06-2020, 06:57 PM
    I was going to suggest trying out a few loads with the boolits gas checked and lubed with conventional lube....but I see you have already ordered a new mould . It would seem that if boolits are too large after powder coating maybe trying them...
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    02-06-2020, 06:46 PM
    Use a gas check on the bullet , no filler is required and Red Dot is not particularly powder position sensitive , "The Load" will usually get good results right off the bat . I shoot at 50 yards , 303 British Enfield No.4 MKI, Lee C312-185-1R , 13...
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    02-06-2020, 06:21 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread corn planter in Our Town
    Well ... Sort of . I plant and the first person / bird or critter who gets to it , eats it . I plant large Sunflowers for looks and the birds and squirrels love the Sunflower seeds . They like Satsumas and Pears but don't care much for...
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    02-05-2020, 03:46 PM
    Tip ! When sizing down a boolit more than .002" : Don't use a super hard alloy . Don't water drop harden and then try to size. Size as soon as possible ...the same day or the next day... boolits begin to age harden soon after casting . Soft...
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    02-05-2020, 02:33 PM
    And you got to make a good gravy to let the squirrel stew in because the gravy is just so darn good on the biscuits . Split two big biscuits on your plate then ladle the squirrel meat and gravy over them...I didn't know there was any other way to...
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    02-04-2020, 10:39 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread How to tan fur? in Our Town
    What you are doing now is preserving the hide , it will not be tanned and it will not be leather . The hide will be stiff...rawhide !!! It will be preserved if you rub in some Borax it will keep bugs from eating the raw hide. For turning it into...
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    02-03-2020, 08:17 PM
    I like the 200 grain weight but after years of reading Elmer Keith , can't help but think a flat wadcutter nose , like the Lyman 358432 , would offer better terminal performance than the round nose design would . Gary
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    02-03-2020, 08:05 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread How to tan fur? in Our Town
    That's Funny !
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    02-02-2020, 07:01 PM
    Any non metal item is good . Popsicle stick , wooden chop stick etc. Heat the mould (don't over heat it) and wipe the surface with a rough cloth rag . When casting keep an eye out for smears and flecks and remove them as soon as you see them. In...
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    02-02-2020, 06:51 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Ack! in Casting Equipment
    When I purchased my last two NOE moulds 1.)#412 - 237 - SWC (Keith) and 2.) #413 - 215 - WC (413432) , I was also unsure of which expander plug to order with the moulds so I posted the question on the NOE forum . I indicated I was sizing both...
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    02-02-2020, 03:34 PM
    NOE Moulds has dimensioned drawings of their moulds . 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