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    04-23-2018, 11:24 AM
    This is the correct answer.
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    04-23-2018, 12:56 AM
    A proper cast bullet acts like a Nosler Partition, without losing the weight.
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    04-23-2018, 12:51 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Earth day in Our Town
    I drove up the mountain to see the fine logging job going on. Well over a hundred loads of logs sitting on the decks ready to be hauled. Fire danger is now greatly reduced, hope they finish the section soon. Thought about burning a pile of old...
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    04-23-2018, 12:41 AM
    I'm betting it's a 50-70, which is a good thing in my opinion. I do have a friend who has converted many old movie guns with bad barrels to .50-70.
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    04-20-2018, 10:51 AM
    I usually loaded mine down to .45-70 levels. With Rugers, you may want to check if it was a model where the bolt locks when on safety, or not. I had a .338 WM that didn't, and found when in rough brushy terrain, the bolt could be pulled open...
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    04-19-2018, 06:25 PM
    At least the sun is shining! I thought you retired?
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    04-18-2018, 10:59 AM
    A few years ago, I had already shot smoothbore for score, and for fun went with a group of friends to shoot the course again. Being a bit of a smart ***, I shot the course left handed, and still beat the others scores! They are still whining about...
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    04-18-2018, 10:57 AM
    I just take any scrap wood, and rough one out when needed. As we know, files and rasps aren't cheap. The ones I use most cost from $50-70 each. I also use Bogg's for sharpening.
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    04-17-2018, 10:48 AM
    If it's like one company I worked for, it would consist of inserting the barrel into a catch trap, and pulling the trigger.
    35 replies | 1037 view(s)
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    04-17-2018, 10:45 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Spring? in Our Town
    I'd mentioned that a while back, warning those along the Missouri River to be prepared with sandbags. There is a LOT of snow in the mountains.
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    04-16-2018, 12:43 AM
    For those who leave a vent pick in while loading, if they will just give the gun a couple light slaps, or bounce it lightly on the ground a couple times to settle the powder properly, that is unnecessary, and gets the powder as close to the vent as...
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    04-16-2018, 12:38 AM
    Most experienced flintlock shooters will not use lead wrapped flint. Several makers will not warranty their locks if it is used. I am one builder who won't warranty a gun that the owner uses them.
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    04-15-2018, 12:04 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Spring? in Our Town
    I went west from Kalispell yesterday for a shoot. The snow is going away in my area, but I was amazed at how much snow is still on the ground just a little way west. And no one is giving Donald Trump any credit for ending global warming!
    41 replies | 668 view(s)
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    04-14-2018, 08:41 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Winter projects in Muzzleloading.
    This current gun is right on 8.5#. I would estimate the small profile barrel to make into a rifle of around 7 - 7.5#.
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    04-12-2018, 06:42 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Winter projects in Muzzleloading.
    The Getz I have is 42".
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    04-12-2018, 11:13 AM
    I don't think people around Moyie Springs check the mail often. A friend from there ordered an item from me, that I finished and mailed. He called two weeks later, asking when it would get there? I checked tracking, that showed it had been delivered...
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    04-10-2018, 11:47 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Winter projects in Muzzleloading.
    Thick at the breech and muzzle, with a taper to around 2/3 length of the barrel. Think of it as a waist. Makes for a light, very nice handling rifle. Definitely my favorite to build with. Do a google, you should be able to find good images with...
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    04-10-2018, 11:17 AM
    I'd personally go with a heavier bullet. 200 gr. would be nice. Here's a friend of mine who took a stag in NZ a few years ago with a flintlock.
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    04-10-2018, 11:09 AM
    Not all staff there are the same. I was having a conversation with Veral Smith on temperature, pressures and lubes, and found myself banned. There was certainly nothing out of line from myself or Veral, but out I went. Never did figure that one out.
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    04-10-2018, 10:59 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Winter projects in Muzzleloading.
    Actually, it turned out to be a pretty heavy rifle, so I will probably shoot it for a few months, then sell it to some young fellow. Too heavy for me to carry around long! I'm already plotting on building another with a slim profile swamped Getz...
    33 replies | 919 view(s)
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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