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    Yesterday, 03:44 PM
    How many rocks would a rockchuck chuck if a rockchuck could chuck rocks ? You don't have to be clinically insane to post here but it helps... not much going on at the asylum today. Why is the press called a rockchuck ?
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    Yesterday, 03:29 PM
    My Lyman All American came from the factory that exact color red . Nice press.
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    Yesterday, 02:16 PM
    Ever shooter should have one 1911 in 45 acp ! John Browning knew a thing or two when he designed them . Gary
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    Yesterday, 02:14 PM
    Need to explain my OTHER vote : Don't give a rodents derriere !
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    Yesterday, 01:14 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread 10 years in Our Town
    Happy Anniversary! Lets have a Party....[smilie=p: My how time flies when you are enjoying yourself !
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    Yesterday, 01:00 PM
    Try the Lyman design # 452460 in the Taurus , it feeds in my son's Taurus PT111 G2 with no modifications . Gary
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    02-20-2019, 05:42 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Meplat? in Cast Boolits
    Could it be a say-beaux ? Sabot ...a French wooden shoe ? The road was rough but we had our sabot's to protect our feet .
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    02-20-2019, 05:31 PM
    The Lyman #452460 , 200 grain SWC , has worked from day one in every 45 acp I've tried it in , these include a Colt Gold Cup, Colt 1911A1 , Colt Commander , Star Model PS , AMT Hardballer and Taurus 455. This design has never failed in any of...
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    02-20-2019, 10:57 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Lee Molds in Cast Boolits
    If you want a "pressure lube" bullet ..you want one with lube groove(s)...some boolit designs have two. The 40 and 45 do have one. TL = tumble lube , I haven't had great success running a TL design boolit through my lube sizer and pressure...
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    02-19-2019, 04:01 PM
    Down load a copy of " Lyman and Ideal Bullet Moulds " it's a chart showing 9 pages of moulds , many use the same punch.....but a whole lot more don't...the number of different designs ergo the number of different punches needed...is staggering ....
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    02-19-2019, 03:36 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread oil in powder measure in Our Town
    Liquid Wrench Dry Lubricant has micro Teflon particles in an alcohol propellant....the alcohol evaporates quickly leaving the thin dry film of micro Teflon as the lubricant , it doesn't contaminate the powder . I find it works just as well if not...
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    02-19-2019, 03:26 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread What are they in Our Town
    BINGO....we have a winner !
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    02-17-2019, 08:56 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Meplat? in Cast Boolits
    I don't think I've ever heard it pronounced... I've read it in print a gazillion times.... When I see it written my little brain says "me plate". Being Cajun French the word seemed familiar ....I did some looking around.... low and behold...
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    02-17-2019, 08:26 PM
    RCBS Cast Bullet Manual #1 30-40 Krag, model 1898 , 21 " barrel , RCBS #30-180-SP-GC , sized .309. Red Dot - starting load : 11.0 grs. @ 1430 fps. Red Dot - maximum load : 13.0 grs. @ 1558 fps. RCBS says to start at 11.0 and do not exceed...
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    02-17-2019, 10:48 AM
    Handloader is published 6 times a year...every two months...so getting the first issue can take a while and since it's 6 issues a year, long time between issues. I do like sjacobs and get subscription to Handloader and Rifle magazine...that way...
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    02-16-2019, 11:33 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Enfield in Military Rifles
    How much are they asking for it ?
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    02-16-2019, 09:42 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Ingot mold size in Casting Equipment
    Too much of a good thing ? .... Thanks , I didn't think about the weight . 50 pounds would be too much weight to handle easily even if the pan was reinforced . Forget the 18 loaf size , that's a bad idea ...they still make the 8 loaf pan .
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    02-15-2019, 04:28 PM
    I would be tempted to make a crude mould of plaster of paris , see utube videos, (my dad would make fishing lures like this) He would buy a lure from the store...since he fished in brushy spots he lost a lot of store boughts , make a mould and...
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    02-15-2019, 02:24 PM
    The Pasties I'm familiar with didn't need cooking..... Saw them often in New Orleans in clubs on Bourbon Street..... Adorning the young ladies who worked there . Gary
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    02-14-2019, 06:18 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Dies in Reloading Equipment
    Brand of dies are a secondary consideration.... all of them work. Usually rifle dies come in two die sets used to reload jacketed bullets. Seating die can be adjusted to apply a crimp or not...read die instructions carefully. Lead boolits...
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    02-14-2019, 05:54 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Ingot mold size in Casting Equipment
    The Wilton baking pan co. not only makes aluminum mini muffin pans but they also have a mini loaf pan. The Mega Mini Loaf Pan makes 18 rectangular bricks/loaves that are 2 3/8 " wide x 3 3/4 " x 1 1/2 " deep. Should be perfect stacking little...
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    02-14-2019, 05:20 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread what size boolit? in Cast Boolits
    I would go with .432 ...that sounds right to me . Gary
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    02-14-2019, 05:18 PM
    Some used the resulting tiny bump to orient the location of the boolit/round in the chamber . I've even heard you were supposed to use your thumb nail to remove the tiny bump prior to chambering and firing it so the bump would not cause any...
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    02-13-2019, 06:50 PM
    I wanted a 9mm 124 gr. TC with a gas check....very little interest in gas check 9 mm . It was in the store catalog but not in stock . I joined the site , went on the forum and every place I could post ,I posted a request for a run.... I started...
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    02-13-2019, 06:48 PM
    I wanted a 9mm 124 gr. TC with a gas check....very little interest in gas check 9 mm . It was in the store catalog but not in stock . I joined the site , went on the forum and every place I could post ,I posted a request for a run.... I started...
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    02-13-2019, 06:32 PM
    Baked on alox , beeswax or that black Frankford Arsenal Mould Prep. spray , Acetone and a tooth brush....it may take soaking and a couple scrubbings but the crud will come off . Synthetic Two Stroke Oil , the kind for weed eaters , that's the...
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    02-13-2019, 06:21 PM
    I found my Lee Hand Press so darned Handy... I bought a second ! The Lee Hand Press is one of Lee's best products...no more making noise with the Whack-A-Mole loader...load in the house or at the office...disturbance free. Gary
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    02-13-2019, 06:14 PM
    At the moment you can purchase about 42 or 43 currently listed top punches from Lyman. The discontinued top punches for moulds no longer made would probably be easily twice that number and probably more . There are a number of moulds and top...
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    02-13-2019, 05:19 PM
    A 4 cavity mould and a hard alloy , even just COWW , if you let it harden just 2 seconds too long will take a fair amount of effort to bust open. Two and three cavity moulds aren't as bad but I have to open the 4 cavity just as soon as the sprue...
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    02-13-2019, 05:10 PM
    You powder coat and then apply BLL to the powder coated boolits ?
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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