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    Yesterday, 07:58 PM
    I can get clean alloy with three different fluxes : 1.) Pencil Sharpener Shavings ... cedar wood shavings , sawdust would work fine too . 2.) Beeswax 3.) Marvelux ... commercial lead flux I have learned that you need all three to do a...
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    Yesterday, 07:34 PM
    :goodpost: Best advice when it comes to revolver boolits ... ...crimp them in the crimp groove ...Book OAL Be Hanged . Gary
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    Yesterday, 07:19 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Which CB for 45 acp in Cast Boolits
    45 acp boolits for 1911 and other semi-auto pistols : Lyman # 452460 , 200 gr. SWC ( my first 2 cavity mould bought in 1967) NOE # 453 - 198 - SWC - HP ( my first HP 45 acp mould bought in 2015) NOE # 453 - 200 - SWC ( bought in 2016 to replace...
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    Yesterday, 03:21 PM
    My best friend and reloading buddy was a dyed in the wool 270 Winchester fan ... he believed that the sun rose and sat on the 270 ... I was a 30-06 Fan with a 1903-A3 Springfield and believed it to be the best rifle ever made . For his 270 he had a...
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    Yesterday, 02:26 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread why so expensive? in Our Town
    Seems like this same price / availibility thing went on with 22 LR ammo ... or did I just dream that ? What years was that ... anyone remember ? The reason I ask ... is I was going through some old ammo boxes , shooting boxes and ammo carrying...
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    Yesterday, 11:50 AM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Any Luger Fans Onboard? in Our Town
    Be careful how much you pay ... lots of money can be spent on P-08's and there are a lot of ... shall we say "Misrepresentations" out there . Be sure you are getting what you are paying for . I don't know Doodly-Squat about them ... my Luger is a...
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    06-30-2022, 11:43 AM
    I reload 9mm with cast and flare the mouth with a Lee Universal Case Neck Expanding Die . The Lee die has two inserts that allow flaring from .22 to .45 and NOE makes additional M-Die type inserts for a wide viriety of sizes . When loading cast...
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    06-29-2022, 07:36 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Which CB for 45 acp in Cast Boolits
    About 1975 I was trying to set my Lyman 55 to drop 5.0 grs. of Unique for 45 acp loads ... but somehow it ended dropping 5.2 grs . and in the 45 acp the load worked so well ... I just left it there . Accurate and 100% functioning . I'm sure 5.0...
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    06-29-2022, 06:17 PM
    The Power Of Suggestion is Great ...And It Is Real !!! I hate wating Bar-B-Que cooking shows ... it always "flings a craving" on me and I have to get some good BBQ or bust at the seams . I always peel my tomatoes before canning or freezing ......
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    06-29-2022, 06:07 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread I made a $9 brush hog! in Our Town
    :goodpost: Then paint it like one of General Clair Chennault's P-40 Warhawks of the AVG's "Flying Tigers" and WWII fame ... Awesome ! Gary
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    06-29-2022, 01:08 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Which CB for 45 acp in Cast Boolits
    I did a lot of NRA Bullseye Match and the boolit of choice for punching holes in paper was the 200 gr. SWC Lyman # 452460 in 45 ACP . with this boolit and 5.2 grains Unique and my AMT Hardballer , I won a First Place trophy in a 45 Match . It may...
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    06-29-2022, 12:56 PM
    Although soft ... the powder coating should allow them to work . Load a few and test before loading a bunch . Now ...seating soft boolits ... you need to flare the case mouth enough so it doesn't scrape off coating when it is seated ...you should...
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    06-29-2022, 12:38 PM
    You are not required to tell the truth on you-tube . Gary
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    06-28-2022, 01:33 PM
    You sound just like my Dad ... He would give me one ... 1 ... round and say ... " You better make it count if you want another . " He didn't believe on wasting ammo ... I don't think I ever saw him shoot at anything he didn't plan on eating ......
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    06-28-2022, 11:17 AM
    Your English is just fine ... thought's are coming through loud and clear ... ... in fact you are doing better than a few native born English speakers . Welcome to the forum from Baton Rouge Louisiana ! Gary
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    06-27-2022, 07:25 PM
    :goodpost: LIKE !!!
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    06-27-2022, 03:38 PM
    I cast boolits for and load 9mm Luger ... but my main pistol is a Walther P-38 ! No direct experience with H&K's What's your questions ... I'll be glad to try and help ! Gary
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    06-27-2022, 03:30 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread mattox76m in Cast Boolits
    I don't see anything in the Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook #4 ... that would be 300 Blackout or maybe listed as 300 AAC Blackout ... right ? I want to make sure what the name is before I get off in the weeds too far on my searching ... so many rounds...
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    06-26-2022, 10:55 AM
    :goodpost: You kicked it up a couple notches with the spices ( I see some cajun sneaking in there) . Don't leave out the red pepper flakes ... they rock the dish . And the Tip about tasting the Tomatoes and adding suger is Right On ... the sugar...
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    06-25-2022, 07:14 PM
    The new 6 cavity mould is just throwing you a curve ball ... try winger ed's method of tilting the blocks and filling from the low front to higher rear cavity . Any excess sprue flows over filled sprue and not into unfilled cavity . Be sure and...
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    06-25-2022, 06:01 PM
    :goodpost: Thank You Dusty Bannister ... post #1143 was very helpful ! I printed out the sheets with recipe and instructions , to keep and notice the drying rack / tray that Ben uses ... now that is a neat way to dry them . A Big Thanks to...
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    06-24-2022, 07:48 PM
    Why not just 3D Print boolits ... Is CAD ... Computer Aided Drafting
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    06-23-2022, 08:25 PM
    Your heat treating method of heating in an oven and then quenching in cool water is the best way to harden boolits . You may need to experiment with alloy and you may want to size the boolits before heat treating them ... Cold working the lead...
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    06-22-2022, 07:17 PM
    At 25 yards there is absolutely no reason not to use a Wadcutter Design ... and my pick would be the NOE 314 - 90 - WC . This style is seated out of the case , more like a SWC and this design when in 38 cal. is the most accurate in all my 38...
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    06-22-2022, 06:33 PM
    Learning gun handling and safety with a BB gun and then pellet gun is excellent ... the next logical step up is a 22 LR ... there is a large enough increase in power , muzzle blast and noise from a 22 LR to be quite noticable from Pellet Gun . I...
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    06-22-2022, 06:16 PM
    I bought mine in 1970 ... and still have it . Let's say I Love it ... I have cast , reloaded and shot this one more than any other gun I own . The adjustable sighted 38 special / 357 magnum can cover a lot of shooting applications ... perferating...
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    06-22-2022, 02:35 PM
    Can you post the "New Improved" recipe ? I have the old one calling for the discontinued Johnson's Liquid Wax ... I found a 22 oz. can ... but the price is $103.00 ...for one can ... That's a bit much ... has another product , of affordable cost...
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    06-22-2022, 01:23 PM
    :goodpost: LIKE
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    06-22-2022, 01:22 PM
    Dust them with Motor Mica , a fine dry powdered lube , some say it is "white" graphite powder but it is actually Hexagonal Boron Nitride ... a dry high temperature lubricant used in the automotive industry . If you don't have any lying about ......
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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