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    05-26-2022, 12:25 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread What a day in Our Town
    I can't even get a simple Fishing License out of those fools ... they have more excuses of why they can't sell you a liscense than Carter has Little Liver Pill's ... Seven years now I try our local WM and so far .... Me - 0 and WM - 7 and never...
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    05-24-2022, 07:35 PM
    Yes-sir-ree-bob ...Military , circa 1967 ... issued for Viet Nam probably . I have several hundred , bought cheap as fired brass and reamed every primer pocket crimp out with a little Lyman hand tool ... but the cases are pretty good , you...
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    05-24-2022, 07:13 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Legitimate vendor in Our Town
    :goodpost: LIKE ! Your skills are strong ... thanks ! Gary
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    05-24-2022, 03:16 PM
    Can you get a little more specific ... maker and mould # ? Details and specific's are cool and welcomed . Gary
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    05-24-2022, 02:38 PM
    In Louisiana the rice farmers use their flooded fields to grow Crawfish . The Crawfish feed off the cut rice plants after the rice harvest ... later , the crawfish grow big and get harvested . They can get two cash crops from the same fields ....
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    05-23-2022, 08:17 PM
    158 grains is still with us because works ! actually any boolit weight from 155 grs. to 160 grs. works well . The weight allows for enough velocity and the velocity allows for decent terminal performance and penetration . Accuracy of those...
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    05-23-2022, 07:57 PM
    Although I'm now blind in one eye and half-blind in the other and any handgun I wish to hit anything with past spitting distance needs to have a Red Dot sight on it ... I'm still leary of betting my life on a battery . I have found a open sight...
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    05-23-2022, 07:07 PM
    Lyman 55 with the slides adjusted to form one deep narrow cavity . This presents fewer grains of powder to be cut . Develop a consistent method of operation . My operation is to leave the handle in the down position and fill and settle the...
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    05-23-2022, 02:52 PM
    Thanks Charlie ! I have tried it with 10 grs. Unique at 50 yards , so-so groups but the new Lyman Manual shows 12.0 grs Unique as a starting load (1508 fps) I'm going to try 12.0 grs and ... maybe my charge is lacking . Gary
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    05-23-2022, 02:06 PM
    I have a question concerning "The Very Best Cast Boolit Design" ... I've had a 1903-A3 Springfield 30-06 with a 2-groove barrel since 1967 , want to shoot boolits just for targets / fun ... that 2-groove barrel has always confounded me on which...
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    05-23-2022, 01:21 PM
    Fit trumps hardness . If the size is right , 50-50 simply air cooled should be around bhn 8 ...water dropped might bump it up to say bhn 9 . Ben's Liquid Lube should / might be able to take 1200 fps velocity ... I don't know I don't use BLL ....
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    05-23-2022, 11:57 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Seating PC bullets in Cast Boolits
    The biggest aide to my cast boolit shooting was when I used a Lyman M-Die for CB in 30-30 . Simple flaring with standard die was ok for J-words but Cast was iffy . The M-die did it right ... then a Lee Universal Case Expanding Die worked fairly...
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    05-23-2022, 11:37 AM
    Thin the LLA when it gets thick . Place bottle in a pan of hot water or double boiler ... microwave can melt bottle , be carefull melting things in plastic bottles . When you get the LLA in a semi-liquid state add a small amont of mineral spirits...
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    05-23-2022, 11:07 AM
    I got a septic tank many gallons of Liquid fertilizer is in there ... Naw ...I don't care what it sells for ... I ain't going in there . Some things just don't pay enough . Gary
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    05-23-2022, 11:00 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Jade Knife Scales ? in Our Town
    Cracking would be a possibility as jade is brittle but some things you could do . Epoxy slabs into place would take some of the stress from bolts alone . Use slow curing epoxy not quick set ...slow cure is stronger bonding . Be careful tightening...
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    05-22-2022, 08:02 PM
    When I started getting ready to reload for my 303 Enfield I was all prepared to encounter over sized chambers , necks , throats and a bore needing .314" boolits . It had sat unmolested since 1967 . Got the factory military stock refinished and...
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    05-22-2022, 11:20 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Weaver scopes in Our Town
    I would think so ! My first scope bought used, Weaver K4 (steel tube) was in 1970 for $20.00 ...buddy was upgrading to a 3-9 variable ...them old fixed 4X Weaver's were so old fashioned... So , adjusting for inflation $1.00 in 1970 = $7.45 (or...
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    05-22-2022, 11:05 AM
    Danged good idea ... and market it as Green - All Natural - No Chemicals - Bio Safe ... or whatever the terminology is that bunch like to see . I remember my dad making a liquid fertilizer "tea" out of composted manure water and maybe epsom salts...
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    05-22-2022, 10:53 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Visitor in Our Town
    Nice Kitty ... feed him a couple times and he will move in with you ... well almost I will admit they are great at rat and mice extermination . And if you have a feral cat problem ... when they come to town the feral cats dissapear . I can't...
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    05-20-2022, 07:38 PM
    I also have heard the butter roux is Creole (city cooking) and the oil roux is Cajun (country cooking) I like the butter flavor in a caramel colored roux , taste better but if making a dark roux , for a Gumbo , like so many Cajun dishes use , use...
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    05-20-2022, 03:11 PM
    Leave out the crawfish and use peeled shrimp in it's place ... Just as good ...almost . 1 1/2 or 2 pounds shrimp or crawfish makes it more better ... shrimp is also good fish bait when you can't get pogies . The cooked flour and butter is...
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    05-20-2022, 02:25 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Planting tomatoes in Our Town
    I'm in Louisiana too just a little below Farmerjim ...He is a real Farmer , like he makes a living doing it got any questions ...he's The Man to ask . 25 years teaches you what to do . I got 4 tomater and 4 pepper plants in my back yard...
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    05-20-2022, 01:59 PM
    If you want to make your own dippers for HP-38/231 powder : 22 short case = 2.5 grs. 3 cc Lee yellow plastic scoop = 3.3 grs. 22 Long Rifle case = 3.7 grs 22 CCI Mini-Mag case = 4.0 grs. (to get a 3.8 dipper , trim the Mini-mag case just a wee...
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    05-19-2022, 01:32 PM
    I just had an idea on how you might get a that #340-205-FN-GC NOE mould ... I did this when I wanted a 9mm 124 TC Gas Check mould ... Join and register on the NOE Forum , once you are a member , scroll down the index of headings untill you get to...
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    05-19-2022, 12:08 PM
    It's Crawfish Season in Louisiana ! Last Saturday we boiled mud bugs , potatoes, corn and smoked sausage and ate all the crawfish we cold hold along with cold beer to wash it down with ...but no matter how much you eat ...there is always leftover...
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    05-19-2022, 11:04 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Lloyd Smale? in Our Town
    Me Too . Mom would tell us ... 1.) Act nice ... and 2.) if you can't say something nice about someone then don't say anything at all . May God Bless Us All . Gary
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    05-19-2022, 10:55 AM
    No ...never depend on next year Do It ...bite the bullet , spend the money , make the trip ...Once in a Life Time ...and The Boy has more than earned it . The memories you will make on these trips are Priceless ... $700 for priceless time spent...
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    05-18-2022, 07:27 PM
    You are over heating your lead ... just turn the heat down ... those are just oxides forming on the too hot melt ...that's why they keep coming back . The rainbow colors are your tip-off that the melt is getting too hot's Okay . Gary
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
casting reloading shooting and keeping my 1968 chevelle roadworthy
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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