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  • gwpercle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:01 AM
    The best way is to size a couple boolits and measure them . Measuring inside diameters is rather a pain ... like your rifle's bore ... Drive a slug through it and measure the slug . In Baton Rouge , Louisiana ... H & H is a very popular Lure...
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    12-08-2022, 07:09 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Tin question in Lead and Lead Alloys
    50/50 Bar Solder has always been the easiest form of Tin for me to obtain . I'm not sure what exactly the composition is ... but it has worked well to make simple tin - lead alloy . I wouldn't get all hung up on having perfectly pure tin and...
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    12-08-2022, 06:53 PM
    Try this ... a 50-50 mix of COWW and soft lead . Air cooled . I was impressed with the results in 30 cal. riles shown on the Hunting Thread . The boolits mushroom nicely but don't shatter or shed weight . The examples of deer taken was...
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    12-08-2022, 06:16 PM
    I wonder what our music would be like if Jimi had lived longer than the 28 short years of his life ... He would have been 80 years old in 2022... The barbiturates are seductive ... I know Thanks for posting DougGuy ... I always enjoy The...
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    12-08-2022, 05:55 PM
    PA is a messed up place . Here in Louisiana open carry is legal ... anywhere , no permit required and especially legal when in the woods hunting . I don't need a special permit to shoot a bad guy ... self defense is allowed and encouraged . I...
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    12-07-2022, 10:52 AM
    That is absolutely Correct ... standard dies are made to load FMJ at .355" diameter , we throw them a curve with cast at .357" or some at .358" ... the standard dies just aren't set up for the larger softer cast boolits we are trying to use . The...
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  • Krh1326's Avatar
    12-07-2022, 10:25 AM
    I thank you all, so much.
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    12-06-2022, 01:08 PM
    When I asked that questions on the NOE forum site , about the correct plugs to order for 38 Spcl / 357 Mag boolits sized .358" and for 9MM Luger boolits sized .357" , here is the answer I recieved from Al Nelson and a few others on the NOE Forum...
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    12-06-2022, 12:02 PM
    The burn rate of the powder is most important in light loads . I tried for years to get light charges of Unique to work in light loads ... but what I didn't know was every powder has a min. pressure that allows it to burn completely and Unique's...
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    12-06-2022, 11:30 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Lens Lube Recipe in Boolit Lube !
    Ask Len ... He just might give it to you . I got the recipe for Lithi-Bee from the original lube maker I bought it from just by asking for it . He no longer made lubes . Gary
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    12-05-2022, 06:41 PM
    I've been following this ... the 9mm Luger and cast boolits had been giving me a very hard time ... I don't usually say cuss words but this stinker got several in English and Cajun French . What solved my problems were a boolit mould , expander...
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    12-05-2022, 02:47 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Ready to start in Cast Boolits
    The best way to learn how to kiss a girl ... is to Kiss a girl . The best way to learn how to cast boolits ... is to cast boolits . Unlike kissing ... if you screw up casting boolits you can re-melt them and do it again . Stop talking and...
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    12-05-2022, 02:26 PM
    Don't Go There It ends badly for Mankind
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    12-05-2022, 11:23 AM
    :goodpost: Don't forget our motto ... Never Pass up a Good Excuse To Buy a Firearm ! and having a bunch of boolits falls under Great Excuse ! Remelting and recasting new boolits is just too much danged work ... New Gun is the easy way to solve...
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    12-04-2022, 10:21 PM
    Awesome, thank you guys
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    12-04-2022, 06:54 PM
    No !!! I had no idea they ate beeswax ! 50+ years with beeswax , sticks of boolit lube and lubed boolits in a small wood framed out-building and I haven't had them eat any of it . We do have a couple cats but they aren't that young and when I...
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    12-04-2022, 06:31 PM
    If your powder charges are consistent ... and I bet they are ... Try checking powder position when firing . 1.) To position powder near primer , just before taking aim , lift the gun's muzzle so the powder slides to the rear . You will see NRA...
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    12-04-2022, 06:16 PM
    I've never had any leading with a lithium - beeswax lube . The commercial maker who gave me the recipe , Garth Choate - Choate Machine & Tool , told me he believed it was better than the 50-50 Alox-Beeswax NRA lube he sold at the time and sent me...
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  • Krh1326's Avatar
    12-04-2022, 06:01 PM
    I canít find it on mp site right now, might be sold out, this is same one on eBay, and wayyyyy expensive. I labored over this one vs the one youíre looking at. This one, won, for the 30-30 aspect. I do load that for a few local lever buddies. And...
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    12-04-2022, 05:48 PM
    MP has another mold, very similar… I have it, but forgot the number. I believe he called it .308 HUNT. It’s basically the same, but I think a touch heavier as the nose is much wider, and would never get a tube fire. I’m not home at the moment to...
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    12-04-2022, 02:56 PM
    I thank you sir. And Dusty’s PM, too. I do keep a supply of hp-38 ( w231) on hand, as I can load every single pistol I have with it, and I’m very happy it runs good in .40sw. I have found good load data for the Lee 175 TC & hp38/ w231
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    12-04-2022, 12:45 PM
    I bought mine new , $60 on sale from Midway USA , great value , a cold pot full of ingots melts in 20-30 mins . I have a 5 lb. pot & a 10 lb pot ... the 20 lb is the best . I'm a dipper caster also ... find a Sale and get one wish I had one 40...
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    12-04-2022, 12:26 PM
    Paul , Thank's for the MML recipe ... the commerical lube maker told me to harden the Lithi-Bee lube with a "little" paraffin wax if I wanted a firmer lube but he didn't say How Much ... this gives me an idea of how much paraffin and/or micro...
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    12-04-2022, 12:01 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread My son disowned me in Our Town
    Something has been going on in our public (and maybe private ) schools for a long time . I see the undermining of the family and the teaching of more than the three R's . I wondered why a New York foundation contributed $200,000 to a person...
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    12-04-2022, 08:11 AM
    Hi All, I got my hands on a .40 SW slide, barrel and RSA, that will run on my 9mm Sig P229 Scorpion. So that means I will be flinging .40 and eventually, .357sig ( as soon as I find the barrel, lol ). The .357 sig is serious pressures, and...
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    12-03-2022, 12:01 PM
    26.2 grs . of 2400 ...:holysheep . some call that hot ... I recently bought a digital scale but after playing with it for awhile I'm not going to use it ... I just don't trust it 100% like my RCBS 5-0-5 . The thing acts squirrely at times . Gary
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    12-02-2022, 07:11 PM
    Your wife is a Saint ... Beer in the Living Room and Cheese in the Bedroom ...:holysheep !!! Lucas Red-N-Tacky lithium grease never melts , per se but only softens ... the whisking of the mix three times , in the crock pot , does the blending ....
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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