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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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    06-11-2021, 08:46 PM
    Try a 50-50 mix COWW and range scrap or scrap lead . Or straight COWW with a touch of tin (1%) Getting the alloy harder . If still getting leading ...try a different lube but use a soft lube. Another thing to try is Red Dot Powder - start...
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    06-11-2021, 08:24 PM
    Sporterized a bunch of military bolt action rifles in the 1960's ... order nice semi-finished Stock Blanks from Herters , sometimes cutt off or remove parts not needed to hunt deer ( flash hider is useless) , mount scopes or receiver sights , apply...
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    06-11-2021, 07:40 PM
    I pulled out my 1967 Hornady Handloading Manual (1st edition , first printing) because I bought a 1911 in 1967 and this was the only manual with data . Unfortunately it says the data should only be used only in Model 1896/11 , model 1911 or Model...
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    06-11-2021, 07:18 PM
    If you have a Lyman top punch you don't use , just fill the existing cavity with epoxy putty , JB Weld or any Epoxy , let cure then sand / file dead flat ... there you have a flat top punch . I usually do this to RN punches because I use SWC and WC...
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    06-11-2021, 07:08 PM
    I don't shoot IPSC Match or Glocks but boolits cast from the Lyman #452460 200 gr. mould and fired in a Colt Gold Cup helped win 4 trophies in some old school NRA Bullseye Matches , you shoot 22- 38- 45 in slow timed and rapid fire legs . They may...
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    06-11-2021, 04:57 PM
    RCBS Cast Bullet Manual N0.1 30 Carbine - Ruger Blackhawk - 7 1/2" bbl.- Handgun Section RCBS # 30-115-SP Cast w/ GC , note the bullet is 115 gr. , loads with 100 gr. boolit will be safe and give you an idea of velocity . 5.0 grs = 975 fps -...
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    06-11-2021, 03:49 PM
    Do a search on the term " Rifle Stock Inlays" all sorts of neat stuff pops up . There are plastic , black looks like buffalo horn , contrasting woods , nickel silver , brass in all manner of shapes and designs . There are how to do it video's ......
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    06-11-2021, 03:22 PM
    The reason I started looking at other powders was the recurring shortages . I was perfectly happy with Bullseye and Unique ... then 2013 it went away . So I started trying things I had never used but was able to get .... 700X , Red Dot , W231 ,...
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    06-11-2021, 03:02 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Screwdriver Boolits in Cast Boolits
    I've never heard of AS-moulds ... are they out of Russia ...? Something Wonky about this site . Gary
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    06-11-2021, 02:52 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Beeswax clean up in Boolit Lube !
    Use the Fast Orange , made by Permatex , in automotive section . Has pumice like Lava Soap for scrubbing off grease but gentle on skin ...has aloe and some other conditioners . Beeswax isn't hard to remove from skin ...it must be Alox or Lithium...
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    06-10-2021, 09:55 PM
    Powder density ...700X is a flake powder , light and fluffy like Bullseye and Unique . Accurate powders are dense and heavy , spherical ball like powders . A 5cc Lee dipper will dip : using my method of dipping 700X - 4.0 grs. AA#5 - 7.7 grs. (...
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    06-10-2021, 09:06 PM
    Louisiana ... lots of Crawfish , Shrimp and Crabs get boiled in big pots of water . Deep Fried Turkey are a staple of Holiday cooking . Every Hardware Store sells Propane boiling and frying rigs ... get one that has the word Jet Burner or Double...
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    06-10-2021, 07:27 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Screwdriver Boolits in Cast Boolits
    Or it could drive screws ... I wonder if the "Torx" design will be next ...That could drive the mould makers up a wall ! Gary
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    06-10-2021, 07:11 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread crimp cast in Cast Boolits
    A light crimp is good . If the boolit has a crimp groove then a light roll crimp. No crimp groove ... then a light taper crimp . Aides in powder burn and removes any flair or bell to the neck ...but mainly helps slow powder get a complete burn ....
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    06-10-2021, 02:46 PM
    Let me suggest placing an old pizza pan under your pot . If the pot drips everything will be contained in the pan and you have a place to lay hot moulds and stirring/skimming spoons . It needs to have a 1" side . Mine is like the New Star...
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    06-10-2021, 02:12 PM
    You're pretty awesome with a computer ... thanks for moving my recipes to the Cook Book ... I don't know how to do that either . Do you know where the "smilies" went to ... I kinda miss them ? Gary Update: I discovered , by accident ,...
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    06-10-2021, 12:14 PM
    How do you know these things ... is there an instruction manual ? Here's another question ... where did the smilies go ... I can reply to this thread but looking around I can't find the "smilies" button or list , where da at ? Gary
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    06-10-2021, 12:06 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread 33 year anniversary in Our Town
    AWESOME ! Anyone who can stay married for 33 years deserves a Medal ! It Ain't Easy...but when you truly Love each other ... it sure makes it nice ! Gary
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    06-10-2021, 12:01 PM
    LIKE LIKE LIKE !!! No substitute for a Mother and a Father properly bringing up their children , providing for them , feeding , clothing and educating them ... It's a hard job but the Villages , streets , schools and public programs are not going...
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    06-10-2021, 11:52 AM
    Geaux Tigers !
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    06-09-2021, 08:15 PM
    The Hollow Base Keith SWC has always puzzled me ... why the hollow base ? I'm going to do some more reading in Keith's Loading book and see if I can find a reason for HB. Gary
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    06-09-2021, 07:47 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Screwdriver Boolits in Cast Boolits
    And I believe they are of copper or a copper alloy (no lead) and are light in weight . When driven to high velocities they cause a lot of cavitation damage with the flutes spinning . Shooting blocks of ballistic gel seemed to do a lot of damage...
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    06-09-2021, 04:07 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Chinese rifle receiver in Our Town
    The book "Bolt Action Military Rifles of the World" is a great book to have for identifying military rifles . Years ago I picked up a soft cover edition for abot $25 but now I only see new hardcover books for $70.00 . Back in the day surplus ...
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    06-09-2021, 03:52 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Moral quandary in Our Town
    I just checked ...nowhere in my Bible does it say : Thou shalt not sit in your underwear , watch TV and eat a blizzard ... You Good ! I threw in the sitting in your underwear part because that's how I eat ice cream and watch TV and I wanted to...
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    06-09-2021, 03:43 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Cicadas in Our Town
    Thanks WK ... I always wondered just what the heck a Hula-Popper was trying to mimic . Dad had several in his box and I had three or four . Came in many different colors most of them had fish or frog markings but they could have been anything ....
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    06-09-2021, 03:32 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Cicadas in Our Town
    I live in Baton Rouge , Louisiana ... all is quite on this front ... but upon closer inspection of the Cicada Map our area isn't do for a hatch until 2014 ... then we get hit with the dreaded cross fire double cicada hatche ... ... Brood XXII...
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    06-08-2021, 05:54 PM
    I bought mine in 1975 when I got fed up with pan and tumble lubing . Best thing I ever bought . One cycle of the handle ...seats a gas check (if needed) sizes boolit , lubes boolit and spits it out ready to shoot . There is NO faster way to do...
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    06-08-2021, 05:11 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread wood ash in Our Town
    Man there was nothing more fun than a Hog Killing ... we called it a Boucherie' ... I really miss the fresh hog cracklins ..."Gratton" ... fresh out the big iron lard rendering pot ... it's been many years , Hog's Head Cheese !!! Yeah ... the...
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    06-08-2021, 04:37 PM
    LIKE ! Gary We still need a like button ... If you think we need a Like Button ... wear Chartreuse and Paisely Purple ... tomorrow to show your support for a like button ! :drinks:
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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