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Silvercreek Farmer
08-24-2014, 09:54 AM

Is this fellow a member?

08-24-2014, 01:13 PM
That's amusing; reloading with a Swiss Army knife. I especially like the way he 'measures' his powder! Try that with any other smokeless powder!

08-24-2014, 11:57 PM
Bet he knows the exact powder level after weighing some a few times...

08-25-2014, 12:02 AM
Now there some science to that method

Lead Fred
08-25-2014, 12:55 AM
Where there is a will, there is a way

smoked turkey
08-25-2014, 01:13 AM
Wonder if he will be at the proposed Arkansas cast boolit shoot coming up? Be interesting how accurate his method is with his "hand" weighing powder.

08-25-2014, 05:35 AM
The gentleman at logcabinlooms is one of a kind. I have been subscribed to his youtube feed for a long time. My only issue with him has ever been that he sometimes pulls down his old videos. A couple of my favorites aren't available anymore.

Anyway have a good one.


09-06-2014, 11:54 PM
Well it was trailboss which in a lot of rnds can fill the case and not cause issues. I'm not saying he's right or sane but I guess he could know from looking several thousand times at a safe load.....hmmm I still wouldn't try it.

09-07-2014, 08:43 AM
as a every day pratice no way in h---. as a the bad guy is after you or we got to eat. it is worth keeping in the back of the mind.

09-07-2014, 09:13 AM
Good stuff. Just watched a couple of his videos.

09-08-2014, 12:03 AM
One should maybe have a powder measure made for the best CB loads so they know how much of X powder is in it. Could use an old split case as a measure for example. Weight powder and fill it. Look at the level and keep trimming it back until it is level with that weight powder.

762 shooter
09-08-2014, 08:01 AM
It's Trail Boss.

IMR's reduced loading instructions direct one to visually inspect that the powder is level with the base of the bullet for a maximum load. Easy enough.

Starts the primer and seats it with the action. Easy enough.

Presses bullet in to correct depth in fire formed brass. Easy enough.

Seems perfectly safe to me. I doubt a few grain powder discrepancy for a 45-70 will make much difference in accuracy out to 75 yards. You might be surprised.


09-08-2014, 09:22 AM
Anybody know what single shot he was using?

09-08-2014, 09:31 AM
it is a h&r shakri. they came out in the 70's. very aucrite rifle. just a little lite for the cal. about 6lb. the brass rod under the barrel was a colapsable cleaning rod. mine had a 28" barrel later ones had a 24" barrel. bought mine new for $55. in 1973.

09-08-2014, 11:55 AM
I really liked that video, shows how things were done way before we ever had all this equipment that we have now. I have always considered myself an old soul and been told that by many people. I like the old ways of doing things, guess it goes along with the way I was raised. Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with progress and all the equipment that makes things easier (sometimes) but there is nothing wrong with old ways either.

09-08-2014, 12:02 PM
Very interesting. I watched another video on remaking your own primers with caps (3 of 5 went bang in a 1911) that was equally interesting. Both make an interesting proposition for my T/C Contenders but I agree with the above that Trail Boss would be the only safe powder in a rifle.

09-08-2014, 12:39 PM
You would have to have bullets that cast the right diameter or they would be impossible to hand seat. Other than that I don't see any real problems, Trailboss is pretty forgiving.