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    Yesterday, 12:12 PM
    Try a Ladle and pressure cast with it ... This is how I get my absolutely Best , 100% perfectly filled out boolits ... and if the little void keeps showing up ... the Mould might be Possessed by an Evil Spirit! Gary
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    Yesterday, 11:48 AM
    Just start with the starting loads or , better yet , mid-range loads in your favorite loading manual ... Lyman Cast Bullet 4th edition uses a single shot bolt action universal receiver for load development in this one , so look at those loads ......
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    Yesterday, 11:37 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Brass Mould in Cast Boolits
    I don't like getting water around my moulds ... I clean with t00thbrush and Brake Cleaner , Lacquer Thinner or my favorite ... Acetone . Dawn and Water is for doing the dishes and baby ducks ! Gary
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    Yesterday, 11:25 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Garage heater in Our Town
    Why not run the shop through the house meter and do away with the second commercial meter or is that not possible . Gary
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    Yesterday, 11:16 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread USPS Incredibly bad. in Our Town
    My package was delivered and it looked like it had been run over by a truck ... there were tire tread marks on the box !!! Several things inside were crushed ... I called the sender and reported damage . They replaced everything and I'm sure USPS...
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    01-18-2022, 02:35 PM
    When I first started reloading cast in my 30-30 I thought the Lee C309-120-R would be just the thing for light loads on cans ... but that light boolit just didn't shoot . It may be too short A C309-170-F grouped much better from the git-go ......
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    01-18-2022, 02:14 PM
    This is a very simple and very effective lube . It was commercially made and sold by Garth Choate in the 1970's . In 1978 I called to place an order for sticks of their 50-50 alox-beeswax (NRA formula) Garth answered the phone and he was telling...
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    01-17-2022, 08:28 PM
    I didn't get exactly a mould ... but a set of Lee 6 cavity Bullet Mould Handles! Over the last 50 years of having a bad bullet mould addiction ... I had a lot of Lyman 1-2 cavity moulds . Always being strapped for disposable income I could afford...
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    01-17-2022, 03:46 PM
    This is correct ... my old Lyman 450 H & I dies have concave bottom punchs . I always assumed the slight dome was correct . I've been seating gas checks with the concave surface for about 50 years now and don't see a problem ... in fact I thought...
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    01-17-2022, 01:56 PM
    When I going to order expander plugs ... I though I understood what sizes were correct ... but on more than one occasion I have screwed things up . I posted on the forum what moulds I had , what size they dropped with my alloy and what sizes I...
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    01-17-2022, 01:43 PM
    I'll try those colored boolits ...When they develope Flames and a Fathom Blue Metal Flake to match my 68 Chevelle :redneck: Gary
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    01-17-2022, 12:41 PM
    I like spam ! I'm a member of the Spam Club of America , have a Spam wall clock , 2 spam T-shirts , the Offical Spam Cookbook (every recipe uses Spam) and will have a Spam sandwich with mayo on Bunny Bread for lunch ... Ain't nobody can say Gary...
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    01-16-2022, 11:37 AM
    Ham and Potatoes in a Cheesy Sauce ... Oh My ...You got me ! Thanks for posting DG , it looks like my kind of dish ! That photo made my mouth water . Gary
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    01-16-2022, 11:15 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Bushmeat at the airport? in Our Town
    I hope "bushmeat" is some form of beef jerky ... you keep fresh meat in your luggage very long and you start attracting flies ... [smilie=f: Gary
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    01-16-2022, 10:15 AM
    You are seeing " Lube Dents" . Clean the die and use just a little less lube ... there is a fine line between just enough and too much , a little experience will get you there . The lube dent will iron out when fired's not a problem , just...
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    01-16-2022, 09:58 AM
    The handles for Lee 6 Cavity Moulds will fit the Lyman Moulds ... it's printed on the Lee Box now " Fits Lee 6 Cavity and Other Brands of 1 & 2 Cavity Molds" . These are made to be removed and fit the Lee 6 cavity mould blocks . Don't take...
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    01-16-2022, 09:35 AM
    Looks like NOE is about your best bet for their 115 gr. FP ... they also carry 9 other FP designs , although lighter in weight . The Flat Points are for tubular fed lever action rifles but if you single load or have a Savage in 25-35 pointed...
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    01-16-2022, 09:18 AM
    That rascal must be pulling a good vacuum to suck the boolit out ... This one is a puzzler for sure . I've never experienced it but I've never used a Lee FCD either . Glad to see you got it figured out ... I had no idea there are Internal Bands...
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    01-15-2022, 09:21 PM
    I absolutely love the new 2 cavity moulds . But you do have to do a bit of hand finishing and you have to soak them in acetone to pull out the oil that is deep in the pores of the aluminum and you have to break them in with at least three...
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    01-15-2022, 08:53 PM
    Do you seat the boolit in one step and then use the Lee FCD , to crimp , in a second separate step ? Gary
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    01-15-2022, 08:48 PM
    Remember ... any boolit with a flat spot on the nose , WC , SWC , RF , TC etc... can be seated with a simple flat nose punch . Make one from a flat bolt or as I do ...fill a seldom used punch with epoxy putty , let harden and sand dead flat . Most...
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    01-15-2022, 08:33 PM
    A couple years ago I was buying , from Lyman , a few odds and ends for my 450 in case it ever needed parts ... there is a Lyman site that sells these replacement parts . I discovered Lyman sells a Upgrade Kit , has all the linkage , ball handle...
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    01-15-2022, 07:59 PM
    The Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook 4th edition has load data for : 44 Magnum RCBS 430-225-SWC , a 225 grain SWC with 10 different powders . Lyman #429667 , a 240 grain SWC with 11 different powders . While neither is a 230 gr. boolit ...the 225...
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    01-15-2022, 07:29 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Garage heater in Our Town
    What you use will depend on what utilities you have available . In my area natural gas heat is the least expensive . Propane comes next then electrical . If you only have a 100 amp panel out there ... that might not be large enough . Are the...
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    01-15-2022, 07:10 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Car 54, where are you? in Our Town
    As kids we would holler ... Car 54 whereee areee yooooou ! Look how young Fred Gwynne was... WOW ! Thanks for posting ... I'm smiling right now :drinks: Gary
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    01-15-2022, 07:01 PM
    Brings to mind two old sayings : My Mom - "You Reap What You Sow" Dad - "Them Paybacks are Hell " Looks like the little weasel got what he deserved . People will never learn ... If everyone would just be nice , everything will be just...
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    01-14-2022, 12:50 PM
    You are Welcome DG ! I know it doesn't look like much , but you don't need to know how to cook , it's filling and the taste is all out of proportion to what it should be. Last night the wife and I finished off the leftovers and I think it taste...
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    01-13-2022, 12:45 PM
    Awesome .... :drinks: Gary
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    01-13-2022, 12:37 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Brownells Busts WD40 in Our Town
    It's a Penetrating Oil's thin and it will dissapate over time . That leaves a little rust protection . Another plus is I've never had it go Gummy on me ... Break Free CLP have gummed up several ... but maybe I used Too Much . WD40 - Thin...
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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