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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    07-24-2021, 06:48 PM
    You wouldn't believe how many houses I've drawn plans for on notebook paper ... more than a few ! Gary
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    07-24-2021, 06:44 PM
    It's impossible to design and draw anything with a sheet of paper , drafting triangle , T-Square straight edge and Architects scale . Don't even try that method . Although I've designed and prepared building plans for five story commercial...
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    07-23-2021, 06:35 PM
    SWEET !!! Brings back memories , of the first handgun I was ever allowed to shoot . It belonged to my best friends Daddy , (army vet and sheriff's deputy) He would give us each a double handful of 45 acp war surplus hardball, the big S&W and...
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    07-23-2021, 05:56 PM
    Separate out the R-P brass , save it for powder coated boolits or size boolits 0.001" larger to use in those cases . A Lee Carbide 45 acp sizing die will usually size them down far enough to use ...the Lee carbide sizer will over size if not...
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    07-23-2021, 05:41 PM
    I was reading the rundown on this Area 419 Zero Reloading Press in the August 2021 Handloader . After reading 3 pages of glowing praise ... I got to wondering ... just how much does this thing sell for ... flip to last page and wasn't quite ready...
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    07-23-2021, 05:13 PM
    LIKE LIKE LIKE !!! I'm hitting our like button This is the way I do it too , after giving bottom pour pots a good try ... I'm back to Ladle pour and two moulds , I like 2 cavity or NOE 3 cavity moulds best . NOE's three cavity moulds are...
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    07-23-2021, 05:05 PM
    The Lee 358-105-SWC is not only a good mould for the 380 auto but I use it for lighter , less punishing loads, in 9mm Luger for shooting in an old WWII Walther P-38 ... I enjoy shooting it but don't want to batter the old war horse with heavy loads...
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    07-23-2021, 02:31 PM
    Going to a local market Sunday , called Rouses Markets , they are local , started in New Orleans . It's where I get good Liver Cheese and ... New Orleans is the area where Farm Fresh Food Suppliers is based ... and they make all the pickled pork...
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    07-23-2021, 02:08 PM
    Another reason not to re-elect the ones who are now running the show . I in no way expected them to rescind that order ... it was such a bad one . Gary
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    07-23-2021, 01:45 PM
    I would vote father - German (or some similar type) Shepard and mother - Pembroke Welsh Corgi ... they would be pure bred ...the yellow coloring and ears are from mamma and the size from Daddy . Another vote would be Golden Lab / German Shepard...
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    07-22-2021, 07:39 PM
    So let me ask ... do you wash your car ? Or would that not be doing something constructive for the car ???
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    07-22-2021, 07:36 PM
    Yeah ... Duct Tape and Gorilla Glue ... That fix anything ! Gary
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    07-22-2021, 07:23 PM
    I use a 50 - 50 mix of COWW - Soft Lead ( stick on WW , range scrap and/or building materials like lead flashing ) for everything . I might sweeten the pot with a little printers type for extra 0.05% tin . In theory this is supposed to be bhn 8...
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    07-22-2021, 06:47 PM
    gwpercle replied to a poll Spent Primers in Cast Boolits
    I learned how to "reload " them ... Forgot the primer shortage so soon ? My what short memories some have . Gary
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    07-22-2021, 06:16 PM
    Any cutter will do , small pruning clippers is great idea ... they are designed for more cutting . I've gotten to the point where I nip all of them even the ones that look like lead and have gouges ... I'm just a cautious person who doesn't trust...
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    07-22-2021, 02:30 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread 3-hat trip. in Our Town
    "T" Shirts are my addiction ... I got more T-shirts than Carter's got Little Liver Pills ... I ran out of closet space years ago . The Dang things are hanging on any and every spot in our bedroom . Have racks on both sides of doors ... it's insane...
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    07-21-2021, 07:52 PM
    If you have a 30 cal punch that is close , you can custom fit it to the boolit with a small ball of J-B Weld Epoxy Putty (or Epoxy Glue) or with a dab of Hot Glue . I have some Epoxy fitted punches that are over 25 years old , the hot glue I tried...
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    07-21-2021, 07:35 PM
    You can't 100% tell by looking at them . Trust me on this ... You can 100% trust a pair of diagonal cutters . You can cut a lead wheel weight . Zinc and steel can not be cut . You have to test every one in the bucket with cutters ! No...
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    07-21-2021, 07:28 PM
    Awesome Job ! You have earned a great big ... ATTABOY ... and I'm buying :drinks: Gary
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    07-21-2021, 07:23 PM
    You mean ... use the TAL test method ( Troy A. Landry) ... Choot Em' ... :drinks: LIKE LIKE LIKE !!! Gary
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    07-20-2021, 07:28 PM
    I've done the same thing ... more than once :drinks: I got 8x57 mauser dies ... but never got a deal on a rifle ! Gary
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    07-20-2021, 06:23 PM
    To get perfectly filled out , 100% perfect cast boolits ... I had to ditch the bottom pour pot and go back to " pressure casting" with a Lyman spouted ladle and 20 lb. Magnum Melter Pot . No amount of cleaning , preheating or 6 cavity moulds would...
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    07-20-2021, 06:09 PM
    That was how I looked at it ... boolit lube just doesn't have adhesive factors ... ... in fact lube has the opposite factors it are slippery ! But what do us old geezers know . 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