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  1. Forum: Cast Boolits

    The best way is to size a couple boolits and...

    The best way is to size a couple boolits and measure them .
    Measuring inside diameters is rather a pain ... like your rifle's bore ...
    Drive a slug through it and measure the slug .

    In Baton...
  2. Thread: Tin question

    by gwpercle
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    50/50 Bar Solder has always been the easiest form...

    50/50 Bar Solder has always been the easiest form of Tin for me to obtain .
    I'm not sure what exactly the composition is ... but it has worked well to make simple tin - lead alloy .
    I wouldn't get...
  3. Forum: Cast Boolits

    Try this ... a 50-50 mix of COWW and soft lead ....

    Try this ... a 50-50 mix of COWW and soft lead .
    Air cooled . I was impressed with the results in 30 cal. riles shown on the Hunting Thread .
    The boolits mushroom nicely but don't shatter or shed...
  4. Forum: Our Town

    I wonder what our music would be like if Jimi...

    I wonder what our music would be like if Jimi had lived longer than the 28 short years of his life ...
    He would have been 80 years old in 2022...

    The barbiturates are seductive ... I know
    ...
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    PA is a messed up place . Here in Louisiana open...

    PA is a messed up place .
    Here in Louisiana open carry is legal ... anywhere , no permit required and especially legal when in the woods hunting .
    I don't need a special permit to shoot a bad guy...
  6. That is absolutely Correct ... standard dies are...

    That is absolutely Correct ... standard dies are made to load FMJ at .355" diameter , we throw them a curve with cast at .357" or some at .358" ... the standard dies just aren't set up for the...
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    When I asked that questions on the NOE forum site...

    When I asked that questions on the NOE forum site , about the correct plugs to order for 38 Spcl / 357 Mag boolits sized .358" and for 9MM Luger boolits sized .357" , here is the answer I recieved...
  8. Forum: Cast Boolits

    The burn rate of the powder is most important in...

    The burn rate of the powder is most important in light loads .
    I tried for years to get light charges of Unique to work in light loads ... but what I didn't know was every powder has a min. pressure...
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    Forum: Boolit Lube !

    Ask Len ... He just might give it to you . I got...

    Ask Len ... He just might give it to you .
    I got the recipe for Lithi-Bee from the original lube maker I bought it from just by asking for it .
    He no longer made lubes .
    Gary
  10. I've been following this ... the 9mm Luger and...

    I've been following this ... the 9mm Luger and cast boolits had been giving me a very hard time ... I don't usually say cuss words but this stinker got several in English and Cajun French .

    What...
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    The best way to learn how to kiss a girl ... is...

    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...
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    Forum: Our Town

    Don't Go There It ends badly for Mankind

    Don't Go There

    It ends badly for Mankind
  13. Forum: Boolit Lube !

    :goodpost: Don't forget our motto ... Never Pass...

    :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...
  14. Forum: Cast Boolits

    No !!! I had no idea they ate beeswax ! 50+...

    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...
  15. Forum: Cast Boolits

    If your powder charges are consistent ... and I...

    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...
  16. Forum: Boolit Lube !

    I've never had any leading with a lithium -...

    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...
  17. Forum: Cast Boolits

    I bought mine new , $60 on sale from Midway USA ,...

    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...
  18. Forum: Boolit Lube !

    Paul , Thank's for the MML recipe ... the...

    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...
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    Forum: Our Town

    Something has been going on in our public (and...

    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...
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    26.2 grs . of 2400 ...:holysheep . some call...

    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...
  21. Forum: Boolit Lube !

    Your wife is a Saint ... Beer in the Living Room...

    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...
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    NOE 358 - 124 - TC - GC ... size to .357 and...

    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...
  23. Forum: Boolit Lube !

    It's been my experience with Lithi-Bee lube (1...

    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...
  24. Forum: Our Town

    Lost - 0 Stolen - 3 Recovered and returned...

    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
  25. Thread: Ruger .30 Cal

    by gwpercle
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    3 screw . They don't make them any more and...

    3 screw .

    They don't make them any more and never will again .
    Gary
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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