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    Today, 10:49 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Motorcycling in Our Town
    I intensely Loved riding a motorcycle . A Kawasaki Mach III 500 cc triple cylinder two stroke was the fastest and most exciting . My only form of transportation from 1974 to 1987 . Lost the sight in my right eye (detached retina) and then after ...
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    Today, 09:59 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Gator Gas Checks ? ? ? in Our Town
    How did you place the order ? Website under construction and shows no gas checks for sale . I went to www.bulletswagingsupply.com I might be doing something wrong ... like over looking the gas check area ? I wanted to get more checks like...
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    Today, 09:39 AM
    Ain't No Way I'm going to get another song stuck ... all day yeasterday , all night long and this morning ...I'm still hearing Mungo Jerry singing ..." In the summertime Da Da Da Da Dee " ! Nope ... Ain't listening to no more songs ... But I...
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    Today, 09:25 AM
    I've never seen a Huckleberry ... Thanks for posting ! I would have simply hit the LIKE button ... but we don't have one ! So now I have to make this dumb post just to say ... LIKE ! ;) Gary
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    Today, 09:16 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Anyone like racoons? in Our Town
    They make interesting pets when raised from an early age . My cousin's grandfather rescued and bottle fed a tiny one , it grew larger , we played with it ... like a house cat ... it was fun . It liked to see what was in your pockets and would...
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    Yesterday, 06:53 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Gator Gas Checks ? ? ? in Our Town
    Do you think the supplier might be : Bullet Swaging Supply Inc. 206 River Oaks Drive West Monroe , Louisiana 71291 I got in on a group buy a few years ago , when I realized what a deal the group buy checks were , I went back and doubled my...
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    Yesterday, 06:25 PM
    Holey Manoley ... I remember that hit song from 1970 ... But I had no idea Mungo Jerry was a geeky looking white boy with a British Accent ... I always thought he and his group were Jamacian ... He still looks and plays darned good ... I watched...
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    07-31-2021, 06:08 PM
    Top thinner groove is your crimp groove . Lower wide groove is your lube groove. You have it exactly right and those are some most excellent looking boolits ... Good job , well done ... Now it's time to Choot Em' ! Gary
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    07-30-2021, 09:40 PM
    You mention being able to get Western Powders - Ramshot Zip and Ramshot True Blue . Western also makes Accurate ( Accurate Arms) powders and if these are available , they may not be 100% true "Ball" powders ...but they are fine grained and flow...
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    07-29-2021, 08:23 PM
    Thanks for the link . That is the brand I am looking for ... Farm Fresh Food Supplies ... I know I've seen them in stores when I'm not looking for them and usually buy foods when I can eyeball the product . I clicked on the Amazon link and was...
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    07-28-2021, 07:43 PM
    Take those 170 grain cast boolits and seat them over 13.0 grains of Red Dot . Do a search on the term - " The Load" by C.E. Harris ... and read the article ...lots of good info in this one ... might want to print it out for future reference ... I...
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    07-28-2021, 06:57 PM
    This should be the answer to your prayers ... M-die shape in the custom sizes of your choice ... The NOE setup , custom sized expanders in the Lee Universal Expander Die body are also a good option . I have the Lee Expander and order the correct...
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    07-28-2021, 05:26 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Storing lead in Lead and Lead Alloys
    OH ...I forgot about that ... I have half a 5 gallon bucket of COWW squirreled away out in the garage ... I better go get them and move them into reloading / casting room ... they must be twice as heavy as when I put them in the garage and they...
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    07-28-2021, 05:13 PM
    I had a realy old cap and ball revolver mould that cast a round ball and a conical boolit , cast both of pure lead or as pure as scrap lead roof flashing is ... probably has a smidge of tin in there ... A good deal of testing proved the conical...
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    07-28-2021, 04:59 PM
    At least they ... or someone who wanted a small business ... could make replacement parts . The new ones with triangular tray are so junkie ... I hate to insult Micky Mouse ... Micky could make them better . The crack around the top of the one...
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    07-28-2021, 04:50 PM
    1967 El Camino ... now that's a sweet ride ... :drinks: I prefered the 67 body to the 68 , always thought it looked better but I'm not complaining ... I'm still driving the 1968 and just about everyone else ...isn't driving theirs ... ... I wish I...
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    07-28-2021, 04:41 PM
    1968 Chevelle or a hand press ?
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    07-28-2021, 12:51 PM
    Place an order with Sages Outdoor ( see link in post #5 ) ... Member and site vendor ... he gets them directly from a maker and will have them to you asap and at a fair price . I believe the company that actually makes the gas checks is : Bullet...
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    07-28-2021, 12:09 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Desiccant bags in Our Town
    I wouldn't put the packets in the bottle with the powder ...simply because the powder maker doesn't put them in when packaging their powder (correct me if I'm wrong , I don't remember seeing them in any bottles of powder) if you put the powder...
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    07-28-2021, 11:58 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Happy Mittens Day!!! in Our Town
    LIKE LIKE LIKE !!! TUNA for lunch ... It Truly is .... a Happy Mittens Day! To honor the occasion ...I'm going to open a package of "real tuna" and feed my two ... it's their most favorite thing to eat also . Can't believe it's been a whole...
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    07-27-2021, 07:49 PM
    " Cheap Chevy" watch what you saying ... I had parked my 1968 Chevelle about the time the Pandemic shut everything down.. I don't even remember how long ago that was ... Rolled back the car cover this morning and hooked up battery charger ,...
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    07-27-2021, 03:13 PM
    I have a sneaking suspicion that the 160 gr Wadcutter , Lyman # 358432 (long discontinued) or NOE's recreation of it NOE 360-160-WC - PB would be a humdinger in a 357 rifle . There is enough of a boolit nose sticking out and the shoulder has just...
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    07-26-2021, 05:35 PM
    Acetone soak , and scrub with an old Oral-B Tooth Brush ... Oral - B wont melt . After a acetone soak , good scrubbing and clean acetone rinse ... it will be as clean as a whistle . You can substitute Lacquer Thinner for Acetone if you like ...get...
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    07-26-2021, 05:17 PM
    Check your .224 sizing die for a sharp inside edge . Older dies came with a more pronounced radius / chamfer and a polished surface than the new ones . The sharp edges like to shear off metal . Round it over and polish it nicely ... if you...
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    07-26-2021, 05:04 PM
    !00 years ago nobody paid any attention to OAL ... in fact I have loading manuals dated 1965 , 1967 , and 1970 and they give NO OAL's . You seated the boolits to the crimp groove or untill they would chamber in you firearm . In fact I'm looking at...
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    07-26-2021, 04:21 PM
    That was my thought ... clear the squib and you have something to measure ... I still haven't forgotten the Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020 ... I'm not wasting one single roll of my stash / hoard ... could have another wave any time ... and...
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    07-26-2021, 12:31 PM
    The steel sprue plate holds the heat better / longer than the aluminum blocks ... the steel plate is where you want to cool . I've seen some casters put a large Sponge in a shallow dish with a little water , when a cool down is needed the top of...
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    07-25-2021, 09:00 PM
    Sunday shopping for Pigs Lips at Rouses was a bust ... They didn't have any & don't carry them . Asked my brother if he had ever tried any ... he said No ... Got him interested ... he's going to look around Beaumont TX area and see what he can find...
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    07-24-2021, 06:53 PM
    Never heard of a Red Heeler ... looks like some Yellow Heeler in there too ! Gary
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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