Lee PrecisionRotoMetals2Titan ReloadingMidSouth Shooters Supply
Inline FabricationADvertise hereWideners

  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-12-2019, 02:04 AM
    Will PC stick to Teflon?
    12 replies | 320 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-11-2019, 07:56 AM
    I’ve tried a lot of silicone kitchen stuff, but holes were too big or too small. Maybe punching holes in an aluminum sheet to stick the bases of boolits, with the shape for gas checks might work, as long as the PC doesn’t stick to hard to the...
    12 replies | 320 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-10-2019, 01:20 PM
    I bought that Winchester set. Paid more than that as I remember. I was expecting better. It seems to me they just took a regular set and put their name on it. I would prefer some thin but wider bits for some of my needs.
    39 replies | 2151 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-10-2019, 01:07 PM
    Is it possible or has anyone tried to use a wood block drilled with holes to hold boolits upright when baking? Is there a type of wood that can take the heat? Maybe a plastic that doesnít cost a fortune. I guess there is always aluminum. Iím tired...
    12 replies | 320 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-10-2019, 12:57 PM
    Thatís a good thing to do.
    45 replies | 892 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-08-2019, 11:58 AM
    I wish mine were that simple, but there are three notches and when not stopping in the notch, it is eating a hole in the plate.
    3 replies | 184 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-08-2019, 09:46 AM
    I have an original 1777 Charleville. It was made in 1815, so it didnít see any wartime service and is in good condition. What to note about it is how strong the springs are. No one with experience with these guns have ever experienced springs as...
    3 replies | 184 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-08-2019, 08:52 AM
    Maybe this thread already exists, but I havenít seen it recently. I hope this doesnít cause any problems. If so, will the moderator please take it down. Anyway what was the last gun you sold and why? For me it was a Remington 700 in 30.06. It...
    45 replies | 892 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-08-2019, 08:41 AM
    With the Lee pots, I find you can’t just set them. You have to keep adjusting depending on the amount of lead left in the pot and the outside temperature and wind speed.
    27 replies | 978 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-08-2019, 08:37 AM
    I’ve had some kerosene stoves and lamps too. I used a propane torch to start them instead of alcohol. I also connected a five gallon garden sprayer to the stove instead of the regular tank. Didn’t have to fill it often and when I did it was easy....
    32 replies | 838 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-08-2019, 08:25 AM
    The ones I am looking at are old but never used. They are primed and I wonder how good the primers are after all this time? How long ago did they stop making paper hulls?
    3 replies | 136 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-08-2019, 07:42 AM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread Patch Size in Muzzleloading.
    I’ve tried both ways, patched and unpatched. I decided to go with patched and ordered a mold of the appropriate size. Some people do well in competition here with unpatched, but most patch. The other day when I pulled out the ramrod after...
    4 replies | 117 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-08-2019, 07:13 AM
    GregLaROCHE started a thread Patch Size in Muzzleloading.
    Is there a chart that gives patch size according to caliber. Iím interested in .69 cal, but it would be interesting to have information for other sizes for future reference. Thanks
    4 replies | 117 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-08-2019, 07:08 AM
    All screws are not created equal. There are a lot of inexpensive screws and bolts for sale at places like Home Depot, but in my experience they are mostly made of poor quality steel and their tolerances are not that tight. Maybe get one to find the...
    8 replies | 407 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-08-2019, 06:07 AM
    Regarding the popularity of of the 6.5x55 in the US, I think we Americans have been in love with .30cal since the 1903 Springfield. 7mm Rem Magnum had a brief popularity, but I don’t think it has lasted. It was only when .223s and ARs started to...
    37 replies | 1577 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-08-2019, 05:50 AM
    Last year I bought an old 16ga double barrel shotgun. Itís in perfect shape for being easy over a hundred years old. I have it for a wall hanger, but would like to shoot it sometime. I came across some old 16g paper hulls, that are really cheap....
    3 replies | 136 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-07-2019, 06:29 PM
    I counted on a number of different ones for daily life, when I lived in Alaska. Double burner in the cabin, when it was too hot to light the stove. Single burner in the plane for camping or just in case for an emergency.
    32 replies | 838 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-07-2019, 03:56 PM
    6.5x55 is for sure one of the best rounds ever developed for accuracy and effectiveness. I always wondered why it has never been more popular in the US. You have interesting project. What do you have against the adjustable gas valve? I’m not much...
    37 replies | 1577 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-07-2019, 03:27 PM
    Molds should always be completely cleaned of any oils, especially preservatives used during shipping. I clean mine with brake cleaner and then hot water and dish soap. Yesterday I tried a new mould cleaning as mentioned. The third cast of a round...
    27 replies | 978 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-07-2019, 03:07 PM
    Twelve gauge double barrel from the 70’s. It has a neat roller mechanism, that rolls up the slack sling into the stock. First time I have ever seen that.
    1803 replies | 210847 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-07-2019, 03:02 PM
    An over hang is always useful to clamp on things like powder measures or or C clamps to hold something temporary. My bench is an L made up of a sturdy steel framed table where my presses are bolted down and a solid counter top at 90*. I spend...
    41 replies | 941 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-07-2019, 02:15 PM
    First thumbs up for buying used equipment. Sometimes you have to look and wait, but that is the trade off for not spending more. I think it was Elvis Ammo who did a video comparing low price digital scales. It looked like one (not the more...
    42 replies | 1964 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-05-2019, 08:49 PM
    All the muzzle loaders at my club use dish detergent to wash out the bore after shooting. I recently read, that some people prefer a non detergent soap like Ivory or Murphyís Oil soap. Is there anything wrong with using dish detergent?
    43 replies | 1280 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-05-2019, 08:13 PM
    Thatís good advice about storing muzzle end down. First time I heard about it. It makes sense.
    7 replies | 726 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-04-2019, 01:41 AM
    I always liked 3031 powder for my 03A3 Springfield I got from my father and now passed on to my son.
    6 replies | 230 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-04-2019, 01:30 AM
    I haven’t come across any 45/70 Hornady brass. Just how much shorter are they?
    17 replies | 561 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-04-2019, 01:21 AM
    I like the long shape of standard ingots over muffin tin shapes, because you can stack them vertically in the pot more effectively, when starting to melt. With muffin shapes, you have a lot of air space around them and I think a lot of heat escapes...
    28 replies | 924 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-04-2019, 01:02 AM
    If you’re melting a lot at a time, don’t do it in your casting pot. Find an old cast iron skillet in a thrift shop and of course do it outside. Consider using a fan if it is a calm day.
    35 replies | 1359 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    10-04-2019, 12:41 AM
    As to you getting a hardness tester, that’s a good idea. Especially, if you will using uncertain alloys. I bought a Lee tester and have been very frustrated using it. I wish I had spent a little more and got one with an easy to read scale. I know...
    19 replies | 817 view(s)
  • GregLaROCHE's Avatar
    09-16-2019, 09:32 AM
    Iíve been looking for an second bench grinder. Has anyone had experience with this brand. What quality are they. Iím not looking for top notch professional, but want something that will work and last a few years. Thanks
    5 replies | 392 view(s)
More Activity
About GregLaROCHE

Basic Information

Statistics


Total Posts
Total Posts
1,061
Posts Per Day
1.73
General Information
Last Activity
Yesterday 07:25 PM
Join Date
02-06-2018
Referrals
0
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