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    Yesterday, 03:16 PM
    If you want to lube two totally different lubes say one for handgun and one for rifle , the best / easiest thing to do is get two lube sizers . If you have been using ABC and want to now use XYZ just insert a stick of XYZ and keep using , the ABC...
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    Yesterday, 11:24 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Is water the new oil in Our Town
    Right .... what breaks my heart is ...we got at least another 3 1/2 years of inflation to look forward to . But don't worry Uncle Joe is going to fix everything ...He said so !
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    06-17-2021, 03:44 PM
    When you get older and your hand strength and endurance isn't what it was 40 years ago ... Those two cavity moulds start to looking pretty good . I bought a sweet 4 cavity NOE mould and even though it's aluminum ... it wears me out ... I mean to...
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    06-17-2021, 03:28 PM
    Here are my tips , NOE 4 cavity aluminum ( I didn't expect it to be that heavy) Set the front edge of block on the pot rim as I fill each cavity with a Lyman Ladle ... don't hold the mould up, rest it with a little forward tilt , pour from front...
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    06-17-2021, 02:44 PM
    Take the punch you were sent . Mix up some J-B Weld Epoxy ( glue or any brand) better yet epoxy putty or in a pinch some hot glue that sets hard . Fill the punch cavity , let glue set , sand flat . Now you have a flat nose punch and can seat any...
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    06-17-2021, 02:16 PM
    Put your stuff in storage . You might want them again and the cost to replace will be through the roof . Becoming lost at sea , after a storm , is very easy to happen even with a crew of 4 If you aren't an experienced sailor , sailing alone on...
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    06-17-2021, 02:00 PM
    S&W 9mm Luger Revolver ...SWEET ! Revolvers will shoot 4.0 grains of Unique with no problems ! 9mm Luger are loaded to high pressures so Unique is well suited to it . For the Browning HP usually somewhere from 4.5 to 5.0 grains of Unique with...
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    06-17-2021, 01:37 PM
    Don't ever let a good excuse to buy another gun slip by you ... Isn't that a Rule , Commandment or Law ? Gary
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    06-17-2021, 12:37 PM
    I like Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing and H V Ranch Dip , make it every holiday for chip/dip and dressing . Spotted Hidden Valley restaurant inspired Original Secrete Sauce ... pleasing color so I bought a bottle ...looked good ... advertised as a...
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    06-16-2021, 08:12 PM
    In working up a soft shooting load for a WWII era Walther P-38 (and two other newer 9mm lugers) with the Lee 124 gr. RN and Unique ... I didn't start getting close to reliable cycling until I got to 4.7 grs of Unique . 4.5 grs. and 4.6 grs were...
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    06-16-2021, 07:50 PM
    You and I can't refuse anyone service at our place of business ... ...it's called discrimination . But when the right want to refuse service in the case of selling firearms ... it's perfectly legal . They have discovered gun control at the sales...
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    06-16-2021, 07:42 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Best "Truck Gun" lube in Our Town
    Where's that dang "LIKE" button ... here it is .... LIKE ! LIKE ! LIKE ! Thats good , I love it ..." Wax on the outside and Ed's Red on the inside" ...that's inspirational ! I might have to get a new tattoo or at least write it down in my...
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    06-16-2021, 09:56 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Chain Saw advice needed in Our Town
    It was probably built to last and built at a time when they could be repaired ... By a new one and what cha got ...Chinese ? Disposable ? Junk ? If it still has life ...and you can get parts ... carry on ! Gary
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    06-15-2021, 05:49 PM
    Thanks ... I just went to the Dark Canyon site and down loaded and printed a couple of Skeeter's articles on loading and shooting the 357 magnum . I'm a book guy so I printed them and put them in a binder and keep it all together in a place on my...
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    06-15-2021, 05:28 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Best "Truck Gun" lube in Our Town
    Trucks are very easy to break into ...don't leave gun in truck under seat ... I had to pay for a new gun and the expensive side window the robber smashed to get it ...Riding around with a broken out window isn't fun either ...trust me ! That said...
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    06-15-2021, 05:17 PM
    Gun Control ...at the sales counter ... seems like it's working ! I bet there are no laws that say a gun dealer has to sell you a gun ... if he has any reason to think something might be amiss. And I bet that "has reason" can be mighty...
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    06-15-2021, 04:48 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Ned Beatty passed today. in Our Town
    I know it was just a movie and I know it was just a role in a movie he played but he did the job so well that it made me believe what I saw was real and what happened was real ... and I was disturbed by it ... I guess that's about the highest...
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    06-14-2021, 07:25 PM
    Very Very uncommon problem... in fact it's not really a problem . Your first damaged round in 35 years ..that's a pretty good track record for the ammo makers . I was expecting to see damage when someone dropped a box during shipping and handling...
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    06-14-2021, 06:58 PM
    When doing your first glass bedding job you will learn it's not as easy as it looks to get things apart . That accra glass gets in a lot of places and even when slathered in release agent ....if ANY bedding compound gets in or on threads ...threads...
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    06-14-2021, 06:38 PM
    For metal to metal, use a good two part epoxy , slow setting and slow curing . I still like J-B Weld 8265 S Original Cold Weld steel reinforced epoxy , dark grey color and 24 hour full cure time . Follow cleaning & prep directions carefully . 5...
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    06-14-2021, 02:11 PM
    Evaporust is like magic rust remover on steel moulds ! Gary
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    06-14-2021, 02:08 PM
    One round nose mould you may not wish to buy is Lee452-228-1R ... that 1R nose profile is just not right ... at least in Colt 1911's and a Star model PS...had feeding troubles ! Only mould I ever sold , $2.00 and I felt like I cheated the guy ....
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    06-14-2021, 01:49 PM
    For medical use , X-Ray shielding etc , the lead will be , for all practical purposes , nearly pure lead . Give it the thumbnail test ... it should mark easily . Old shower pans and roof flashing and plumbing jacks were also good sources for...
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    06-14-2021, 01:36 PM
    Explain " U " tool ... Are you referring to a shell holder ? Gary
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    06-14-2021, 11:25 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Alcan primers in Cast Boolits
    I can send you an empty Alcan primer box for your collection ... when I'm done using up the primers, but I'm not parting with the primers . Gary
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    06-14-2021, 11:20 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Alcan primers in Cast Boolits
    I'm still using Alcan Primers ( and powder) bought during the 1970's . The local gun shop was having a closeout and the primers and Alcan #5 powder was 1970 dirt cheap , I bought all I could carry and still have primers and powder that I use when...
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    06-14-2021, 11:11 AM
    I've used an impact puller on a brazillion military armor piercing 30-06 rounds ...WWII surplus ammo from machine gun belts . Hint : To break the seal / crimp ... seat the bullets a little deeper ... yes deeper! this breaks the crimp and sealant...
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    06-14-2021, 10:43 AM
    Pickled Egg Beer Farts are pretty Rank ... I ripped one off and our old hound dog , who loved to roll around in manure and come home stinking to high heaven , gave me a dirty look , got up and left the room ! Gary
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    06-14-2021, 09:48 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Ned Beatty passed today. in Our Town
    I would have never taken that role . Although I saw the movie in 1973 , from that moment and till right now (48 years) I could never see Ned Beatty without thinking about that "squeal like a pig" scene ! I just could never shake it . A fine...
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    06-11-2021, 08:58 PM
    Now that I've developed Glaucoma , gone blind in my right eye and half blind in my left eye ...I've gone from 50 yards to 50 feet and the next range trip I'll have to shoot at 50 inches . Don't let anyone tell you how great getting old is ...they...
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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