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    Today, 02:33 PM
    If the Lee ladle , open spoon type , doesn't work well for you , try using a Lyman ladle that has a little spout on the side . The Lyman bowl is filled with lead , the little spout is pressed onto the sprue opening and turned upright to fill...
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    Today, 02:22 PM
    Bigger is so much better . I got a 20# Magnum Melter (I ladle cast) two - three years ago , started out with 5 # pot , next came the 10# pot and I wish I had gotten the 20 # pot about 30 years ago ...yeah bigger is better , no if's , no and's...
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    Today, 01:48 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Home-made 50/50 in Boolit Lube !
    Mainly handgun , 32 acp , 38 S&W , 9mm Luger , 38 special , 357 magnum , 41 magnum , 45 acp all with light target and standard velocity , 750 to 900 fps usually plain base boolits . 9mm Luger , 357 and 41 magnum at 1000 to 1200 fps , ...
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    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
    Crock Pot ..... Low for 6-8 or even 12 hours . That cut needs low and slow to break down the connective tissues . It wasn't the crock pot , it was temperature and time setting weren't right that's all . Cooks don't learn overnight ... she just...
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    02-26-2020, 12:19 PM
    Crisco...the white stuff in the can .
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    02-26-2020, 12:02 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Lyman peep sight in Cast Boolits
    If the washer is " cracked in the middle " it's not going to work correctly . You need to track down a replacement washer ... maybe try Lyman first , they still make the #66 peep sight and just might have washers and screws . Gary
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    02-26-2020, 11:51 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Ornery Brass in Cast Boolits
    I've encountered it with outdoor range pick up brass , a little moisture from dew or rain and they get a tiny bit of corrosion and the primers stick . I put a drop of penetrating oil on the primer and try again after a few hours (24 - 48 usually...
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    02-22-2020, 08:33 PM
    If the black cat has a white stripe and 3 or 4 "kittens" with it .... JUST RUN ... Momma will protect her young in's ! Gary
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    02-22-2020, 12:22 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread RCBS lube die in Reloading Equipment
    Another must have gadget for RCBS to sell you .... but the truth is ...they're not really necessary . Gary
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    02-22-2020, 12:17 PM
    Hitting our LIKE button ! proper die adjustment can solve a lot problems
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    02-22-2020, 11:15 AM
    Tim's nailed the sequence that I've seen reported from the Speer Lab in one of the older Speer reloading manuals . I have also experienced the very light load - primer backs out thing and at first it's confusing as to what's going on. Gary
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    02-22-2020, 11:04 AM
    like !
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    02-21-2020, 08:08 PM
    Splitting hairs ain't cha boss ! Either will do in a pinch...me personally lean to the 460 myself...but that's just me . Gary
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    02-21-2020, 07:50 PM
    The secrete is to set the slides to form a deep narrow cavity and practice until you get a consistent powder handle operation every time , set and operated like this it will get you consistent drops with flake powders (Bullseye and Unique) and...
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    02-21-2020, 03:53 PM
    The only down side is my free unlimited supplier of wheel weights retired from the Tire Business and his son went to college and became a Engineer instead of taking over his Dad's Tire shop. On the upside is this site . I don't know any other...
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    02-21-2020, 03:40 PM
    The two most common are Lyman and Hornady. Lyman are smooth on the inside and rely on friction to stay on . But Hornady have a raised ridge on the inside and when seated form a mechanical lock onto the boolit . Lyman can come off if there is not...
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    02-21-2020, 03:09 PM
    Campbell's Cream of Shrimp Soup , not sold in CA ...Only Cajun's can get it . :kidding: I would do a search of availability in your city for you ...Where Y'at ? Southern California covers a lot of cities .
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    02-21-2020, 01:24 PM
    No one has posted a recipe lately so here's one... SHRIMP LORRAINE 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced celery 1 1/2 cups chopped onion 4 oz. can sliced mushrooms , drained 2 tablespoons butter 1 can condensed cream of shrimp soup 2 tablespoons dry...
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    02-21-2020, 12:59 PM
    No filters , doors at each end of my shop opened up and a fan running is all . Gary
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    02-20-2020, 07:05 PM
    Now that is well said and I must agree !!! Gary
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    02-20-2020, 06:09 PM
    For some reason in the stained glass window trade the lead channels are called "Lead Came" Came ???? have no idea why it's called that but comes in many sizes and forms and is usually nearly pure lead , must be soft to make curves . My...
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    02-20-2020, 05:54 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Home-made 50/50 in Boolit Lube !
    Here are the instructions for a Beeswax-Lithium Grease lube given to me by commercial lube maker Garth Choate ... "It's a 3 part wax 1 part grease ratio . When we made it we used 24 pounds of beeswax and 8 pounds of lithium grease. Melt...
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    02-20-2020, 05:15 PM
    When the new folding tray " New Auto-Prime" units came out I bought one , the "New" folding tray and it's feeding mechanism don't work very well . I put it back in the box and installed the little Ram Prime Unit in a Hand Press and have had 0...
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    02-19-2020, 07:43 PM
    If anyone is interested in obtaining a copy of this 1936 classic , Silver Rock Publishing reprinted it in 2016 and copies are available from Amazon , hardbound $17.61 and softbound $11.61 . The chapters on boolit casting , alloy and boolit sizing...
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    02-19-2020, 06:43 PM
    If you are on a budget and have hand strength issues , the Lee Hand Press with the Lee Ram Prime installed gives you much more leverage...sorta like an enlarged hand prime tool and it doesn't have any feeding problems ... on press priming that you...
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    02-18-2020, 08:20 PM
    I prefer the 41 Magnum to the 44 magnum . But I cast boolits and reload so ammo isn't a big concern . Missed a buy on a Blackhawk because I thought I wanted a 44 magnum and didn't know anything about the 41 . Once educated snagged a sweet S&W...
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    02-18-2020, 07:50 PM
    1.) I don't like the water mess . 2.) I size and lube on a Lyman 450 ..hard boolits are harder to size . 3.) Elmer Keith didn't say you should do it . 4.) He did say fit was more important than hardness and most people used way to hard an alloy...
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    02-18-2020, 07:36 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Home-made 50/50 in Boolit Lube !
    50 / 50 , 1 lb. - 1 lb. , 1 cup - 1 cup , 5 lbs. - 5 lbs. , 1 cubic yard - 1 cubic yard ...aren't they all 50 - 50 mixes ? Equal amounts , regardless of the measure would still be 50-50 ...or am I looking at it to easily?
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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