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    Today, 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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    Today, 02:26 PM
    Don't Go There It ends badly for Mankind
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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 10:21 PM
    Awesome, thank you guys
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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    12-02-2022, 04:40 PM
    NOE 358 - 124 - TC - GC ... size to .357 and install the gas check . With bhn 8 alloy (50-50 COWW / lead) and driven to + 1000 fps velocities It's a hard hitter and will mushroom like a J-word soft point . The gas check is the secrete ... also...
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    12-02-2022, 04:24 PM
    It's been my experience with Lithi-Bee lube (1 part Lithium grease and 3 parts Beeswax) that lithium grease doesn't melt ... it only softens when heated and must be mechanically blended into the melted Beeswax . I'm not sure what to look for in...
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    12-02-2022, 01:52 PM
    Lost - 0 Stolen - 3 Recovered and returned by police - 1 I still hope my other two guns show up one day . a Star Model PS in 45 acp and a Walther PPK in 32 acp Gary
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    12-01-2022, 03:55 PM
    3 screw . They don't make them any more and never will again . Gary
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    12-01-2022, 03:04 PM
    No shame ... post wether or not this works ... I also have an old Pacific trimmer and it could use a new cutter shaft and cutter head . I don't want to junk mine either ... it works just fine but would like a new cutter too . Gary
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    12-01-2022, 02:21 PM
    Excellent Advice ! Gary
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    12-01-2022, 01:31 PM
    Cast boolits must feed and extract (without leaving the boolit stuck in the barrel ) Cast lead have different nose profiles than J-word ...sometimes you can't go by the book dimensions ... so you deep seat your bullet untill they pass the "Plunk...
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    12-01-2022, 01:09 PM
    Never look a gift lube/sizer in the "H" Die ... Thank your friend profusely and take the danged thing . A Lyman 450 lube/sizer was the sweetest piece of reloading equipment I ever bought ... in 1973 and it's still in use . Think about this ......
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    12-01-2022, 12:16 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread All purpose wrench in Our Town
    :goodpost: LIKE ! Lets form a club ... NoMA ... No Metric Allowed My grandfather's workbench / garage had 4 monkey wrenches ... 2 rather big ones 10" - 12" , a medium size - 7" and a little baby wrench 4 " long ... I have that one in my...
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    11-29-2022, 08:01 PM
    There is way more data on Lee boolits in edition #4 than there is in edition #3 . Pick a Lee Manual and you will be well covered . Hang on to Lyman #3 ... there is still a lot of valuable info in it . By and large I was pleased with the Lyman #4...
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    11-29-2022, 07:53 PM
    Pressure caster with an open top Lee Magnum Melter and Lyman spouted dipper . While casting I flux and skim the top clean ... for me this keeps the "particulates" out of my dipper , moulds and boolits . When fluxing I use a 3-step process , on...
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    11-28-2022, 02:23 PM
    With Lever Rifles you two things acting on boolits , recoil and the magazine spring trying to shove every boolit down in it's case . Use a cast boolit with a nice deep crimp groove and Roll Crimp the case into that groove ... you want that boolit...
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    11-28-2022, 01:55 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Base fill out in Gas Checks
    If I'm shooting for Points , Prizes or Money ... it gets culled . If I'm shooting at tin cans at 50 feet for fun ... CHOOT EM' . Make two piles ... Grade A for serious shooting and Grade B for fun where group size isn't critical . They...
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    11-28-2022, 12:52 PM
    Life's too short ... Order a nice new mould and start fresh . I started casting with Lyman steel moulds and then Lee came out with $9.95 moulds and being a tight wad penny pinching Cajun I started buying them . I learned how to make Lee's work...
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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