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    Yesterday, 06:15 PM
    Taz is one COOL CAT ... show more of him when you can ! I like cats Gary
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    Yesterday, 05:59 PM
    LIKE ! This load should also be a good one . Gary
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    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    I have settled on a load of 4.0 grains of W231 @ approx. 986 fps in the 9mm Luger . This load insured 100% functioning in 4 different pistols and was accurate . Load Data from the Reloading Data Center Center: 9mm Luger , 135 grain Acme cast...
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    Yesterday, 03:33 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread NOOB reloader in Reloading Equipment
    You May want to refer to them as "bottleneck" cartridges ... 30-06 , 30-30 , etc. the bullet diameter is smaller than the case diameter . Bottlenose is a type of Dolphin , a sea dwelling mammal of the Delphinidae Family... Remember the TV show ...
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    Yesterday, 03:14 PM
    1.) Free Clip On Wheel Weights 2.) Sheet lead from construction : roof sheathing , roof jacks , roof flashing , shower pans , dental x-ray wall protective sheathing , plumbers lead , electrical cable sheathing . A 50/50 mix of soft lead / COWW...
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    Yesterday, 12:02 PM
    At some point in time , with certian boolits j-word not so much but cast lead , plated lead and coated lead you will absolutely need one . Cases with a thin mouth can catch and collapse a j-word bullet . A great thing to have is Lee Universal...
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    Yesterday, 11:52 AM
    At my wife's place of business they have one for the days when the power is out or the computer is down. After the power or computer comes back up they enter the sales manually into the computer with the information on the receipts . Otherwise...
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    04-10-2021, 06:10 PM
    I'm 71 , my wife, 65 , contracted covid , tested positive and passed it to me ...we sleep in the same bed , live in the same house , no basement . We both survived but two weeks of feeling like run over with a truck . Bad Sick !!! She had...
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    04-09-2021, 08:11 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread 38 special wadcutter in Cast Boolits
    38 Special Cast NOE 360-160-WC (Lyman #358432) crimped in crimp groove . 2.8 grains Bullseye , indoor range @75 feet = 25 yards Model 64 S&W , 4 inch barrel , Clark Custom Guns trigger job and Millet SP-1 red dot sight mounted . This revolver...
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    04-09-2021, 07:35 PM
    This poll is 6 years old and I'm in another age group now ... does it matter ? Gary
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    04-09-2021, 02:06 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Aluminum mould prep in Cast Boolits
    Soaking the blocks in acetone pulls out a lot of oil . 3 complete Heat - Cool cycles seems to help with patina formation and break in . Or you could just go old school , clean and start casting untill one day they start dropping out nice . You...
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    04-09-2021, 01:58 PM
    Hitting our stupid Like Button .... LIKE ! :D Gary
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    04-09-2021, 01:46 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Questions in Our Town
    My Daddy took more squirrels out of his back yard pecan tree with a Daisy BB gun than he ever did hunting with dogs and shotgun . It was just the ordinary "you gonna put your eye out with that" BB gun ... either air rifle should do just fine for...
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    04-08-2021, 02:43 PM
    Thanks for the "Sheet Cake" Link there are 4 different recipes for sheet cakes , Cola , Chocolate Caramel , Peach and Caramel Apple ... I printed them all and going to try each and every one ... My waist line may suffer from this ...but it's all in...
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    04-08-2021, 02:21 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Hughesnet internet? in Our Town
    Isn't this just Obozo Part Dieux ? Gary
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    04-07-2021, 03:16 PM
    And wear thick socks and shoes / leather ...boots are best . I got my worst burn wearing tennis shoes with no socks ... NO FLIP-FLOPS ! Gary
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    04-07-2021, 03:10 PM
    Now that I'm older I wish I could cast sitting down and I do have a tall bar stool at the bench ... but when actually pouring lead , I ladle cast , I have to stand up ... I keep pot centered & fill mould , open mould and drop sprews in box , on...
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    04-07-2021, 02:56 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Primers in Cast Boolits
    If ... and I mean IF ... that company in Austraila CAN and is willing to ship primers to you ... the international hazardous shipping cost will at least double the price ... My wife works for a company that does shipping and she doesn't believe you...
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    04-07-2021, 02:48 PM
    Try different brand(s) shell holder(s) if possible . I have found some cases that will not fit Lee shell holders will fit CH , RCBS , Lyman or Redding . Ran into this problem with 9mm Luger recently ... The cases that didn't fit the Lee shell...
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    04-07-2021, 02:34 PM
    Tenn. girls can cook ! ... how long has it been ... time for a do-over ? ;-) Gary
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    04-06-2021, 06:44 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Sprue Plate Lube in Cast Boolits
    A small bottle of synthetic 2-stroke (2.6 oz) is only $1.22 this type holds up at high temperature , it's made to burn with gas and has less residue ... just go with the right stuff . Super-Tech Synthetic 2-Cycle at Wally Mart store . It's...
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    04-06-2021, 06:29 PM
    I started casting boolits and reloading in 1967 , can honestly say I've never had one regret . Happy as a clam at high tide with my choice of hobbies . I may not of saved any money but have never lacked ammo . I have always enjoyed casting ,...
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    04-06-2021, 03:35 PM
    Jolt Cola - Twice the sugar and twice the caffeine !!! I loved it , along with RC Cola ... Royal Crown or Jolt would make suitable substitutes to Coke ... I was always a RC Cola fan because the bottles were larger than Coke's . Then Jolt came...
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    04-06-2021, 03:20 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Hughesnet internet? in Our Town
    Do what both my wife and my office manager do when rates go up ... Call the company , tell them you aren't happy with the "New" rates and lets work something out ... would hate to discontinue your good service ... If that person can't find you a...
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    04-05-2021, 04:55 PM
    I have become a big user of the hand press myself . Convenient to load indoors at home or office . My casting and loading room is in an outbuilding without HVAC . Getting old , slowing down and not shooting as much . Have 5 bench mounted and two...
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    04-05-2021, 04:37 PM
    Next time seat the sealed projectiles a little deeper into the case ... this breaks the seal and they are then much easier to pull them ... even with an inertia (hammer ) type bullet puller ... Trust me on this one ...it works big time . Gary
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    04-05-2021, 04:22 PM
    Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook 4th edition 38 Special - Lee #358-105-SWC - sized .358" 4" barreled Universal Receiver Bullseye* : start. 3.6 grs @ 844 fps (12,200 psi) max. 4.6* grs @ 1056* fps (16,700 psi) (+P)...
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    04-05-2021, 02:07 PM
    This lube works well for handgun boolits : Lithi-Bee 1 part Lithium Grease (Lucas Red-N-Tacky is the brand I use) 3 parts beeswax When the old original NRA formula alox was reformulated ... the new stuff wasn't quite as good . A commerical...
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    04-05-2021, 12:39 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Lubing door hinges in Our Town
    I had a can of spray on motorcycle chain lube ... it sprayed on , foamed and penetrated into small spaces then in a few minutes turned into a light grease that stayed in place and didn't evaporate or wash off . Worked great on door hinges , much...
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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