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    Yesterday, 05:23 PM
    Yes...sad to report it doesn't hang around very long ...OK at first but it seems to dissipate . A little better is one of the dry spray lubes....these have micro Teflon particles suspended in an alcohol base that evaporates leaving a thin Teflon...
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    Yesterday, 04:50 PM
    " The lead dust part is very toxic "....this is why the trap has a sealed collection bucket, it keeps the dust from becoming air borne ... My company has prepared construction plans for indoor ranges and the dust must be trapped....be careful...
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    Yesterday, 04:39 PM
    I have a lot of experience with 700X , handgun and cast boolit loads and would be glad to share 50 years of experience. What info are you looking for....a few details would help me help you. Gary
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    Yesterday, 04:30 PM
    I don't care for the water mess .....or the drying song and dance....in my reloading building I have no water line, no drain line and no sink...would cost me an arm leg and first born child to get installed . Dry media and primer pocket brushes...
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    Yesterday, 04:21 PM
    The lead "slivers" is the reason I seat the boolit in one die and crimp in a separate die ... as the case mouth crimps in the boolit is still moving down . Those little slivers would sometimes get trapped under/in the crimp and fired in the...
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    Yesterday, 04:07 PM
    Isn't that special !
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    Yesterday, 04:04 PM
    And if you can't , just remember that you can cast good boolits without a PID .... I've been doing it for over 50 years. I don't even own a thermometer .
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    Yesterday, 03:39 PM
    My Dad had a habit of only buying new products like this from a store. Said I don't want someone else's problems . From a store ...I can return it . He kept boxes and receipts for proof of age and for any warranty work. I have bought a few...
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    11-12-2018, 06:17 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Lube overload in Boolit Lube !
    For smokeless powder : 3 parts Beeswax 1 part Lithium Grease ( Lucas Red-N-Tacky ) Measurements are by weight
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    11-11-2018, 06:40 PM
    We had a roof leak around a furnace vent , metal roof , I'm 69 and don't climb on the roof any more so called Roofing contractor to re seal it . The two workmen checked it out and determined my a/c pan was leaking...pan had a crack in it . ...
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    11-11-2018, 05:54 PM
    #MeAlso...I get my best boolits just at barely frosty temperature. Fill out is best , least internal voids. If mine are shiny ...I up the temperature .
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    11-11-2018, 05:42 PM
    The Lee 105 SWC has to be seated so that top band doesn't run into the rifling...these new 9mm have little or no throat. The chamber ends and the rifling begins. So you have to play with how much driving band protrudes. My WWII P38 has a...
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    11-08-2018, 08:28 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread members profile in Our Town
    I'm not smart enough to be paranoid about internet predators or whatever goes on these days.... So I list my city and state . I'm in the phone book so I'm easy to find . As far as I know I've got no one looking for me. If so , too darn old...
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    11-08-2018, 08:14 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread '03 stripper clips in Our Town
    Larry is correct...I tried some it's a no go .
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    11-08-2018, 08:11 PM
    All of my reloading stuff....presses , sizer lubricators, dies, moulds etc...are in an uninsulated, unheated not air conditioned out building. I have no issues with rust by simply spraying things with a little dry lube before putting something...
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    11-07-2018, 02:33 PM
    My method also....set the lit torch in a holder on the bench , lights dim so you can watch colors, roll the case between thumb and fore finger in the flame point ...drop it into a pail of water when it gets to the correct color or the case gets...
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    11-06-2018, 04:45 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Dementia in Our Town
    My Dad , WWII Navy Vet , had it for 10 years before his passing. He never complained about his circumstances . Years ago when I was a teenager and complaining about something trivial , he told me "Boy let me tell you exactly how it...
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    11-06-2018, 04:22 PM
    If you could live with an almost round nose mould.....round - flat then NOE has the following: 432-216-RF 432-267-RF 434-234-RF.....take a look at this one , it might be just the ticket. If the mould is marked .434 then it will cast .434 or...
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    11-06-2018, 04:02 PM
    Two Lyman 55's I have been using both since early 1970's ...neither have ever leaked one grain of powder , any powder , ball, stick or flake .......might want to think about it .
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    11-06-2018, 03:47 PM
    When loading with any round balls , handgun , rifle or cannon , you always place the sprue cut up so it exits the barrel muzzle first , size is one reason and it helps maintain a straight and true flight .
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    11-06-2018, 02:40 PM
    No more dangerous than gasoline. It needs a decent spark to ignite , static electricity would be iffy but not impossible . When ignited , even just lying in a dish, it all goes up at once like flash powder. Very exciting but Watch your...
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    11-06-2018, 02:31 PM
    Ground venison in Chile and Spaghetti Sauce (around here it's called "Red Gravy" by the Italian's )
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    11-06-2018, 02:25 PM
    You haven't experienced a heavenly delight.....chicken fried steak , gravy and mashed potatoes is a wonderous thing to consume....You need to put this on your bucket list !
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    11-06-2018, 02:21 PM
    Tung oil is child safe and non toxic, we use it to finish baby furniture with . Mineral oil of course is non toxic also but doesn't develop much of a surface film .
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    11-05-2018, 03:12 PM
    Yes.... A 38 S&W Double Action 4th model top break revolver. Tiny grip and minuscule sights . My daughter said the only way to hit a barn might be to shoot from the inside .... and that would be iffy . I agree....I had a target set up at...
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    11-05-2018, 02:57 PM
    And that just gives you an excuse to buy 100 moulds right !!!!! No downside in my book . Gary
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    11-05-2018, 02:32 PM
    My old Thumbler's Tumbler , the red , rubber lined drum, model B has been in service since 1973 with only a few belts replaced. 45 years service cleaning cases and polishing rocks...can't complain . Gary
    41 replies | 1459 view(s)
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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