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    10-15-2019, 10:26 AM
    bob208 replied to a thread Lions, Tigers, and Bears! in Our Town
    we have a black bear just moved in our area. so we have turkey and deer and a bear.
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    10-13-2019, 06:12 PM
    I have never seen a loading manual that call for large rifle primers in the .44-40.
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    10-12-2019, 08:55 AM
    Zora Duntov
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    10-10-2019, 11:26 AM
    bob208 replied to a thread Walmart Handgun Ammo in Our Town
    don't know I have not been in a Wal-Mart in years. have not bought any factory ammo in the last ten years. I cast and load.
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    10-09-2019, 06:24 PM
    and again we have taken something simple and made it down right difficult. get the lee mold for the .44 cap and ball pistol. it weights 200 gr. and loads easy.
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    10-09-2019, 12:50 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Kerosene in Our Town
    i used one for years never a problem then about 6 years ago can not get good kerosene any more, have to change the wicks every year also have to get a treatment for the kerosene. get it a home depot. years ago the kerosene was some of the best you...
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    10-07-2019, 06:33 PM
    I have been casting I the house for over 40 years. no ill effects. even spilled some on the floor did not burn the house down.
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    10-07-2019, 10:37 AM
    bob208 replied to a thread Very old CVA rifle in Muzzleloading.
    for such a simple fix. I have seen some real hard ways to get there cut the barrel off !! weld the breach plug in! you will not be able to get it lined back up if you do take it apart !! some real bubba work. I just had the breach plug out of my...
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    10-05-2019, 07:40 AM
    in 40 years of shooting and working on muzzleloaders I have never used a bore brush. I have removed quite a few stuck ones.
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    10-05-2019, 07:35 AM
    bob208 replied to a thread Very old CVA rifle in Muzzleloading.
    as shown in the picture you have to remove the drum first. then unscrew the breach plug. if it just the hook broke off I have silver sobered them back on. just don't use the wrench on it to reinstall. they are simple plug and easy to make a new one...
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    10-04-2019, 05:51 PM
    I have been forming mine out of .30-30 for years. loading with b-p and wining matches with both my 94 and Stevens 44. after looking at the brass not being made .32-40 .38-55 .25-35. I would not reform .32 special. I think that will be the next...
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    10-03-2019, 02:47 PM
    because I load mostly cast I like the lyman books.
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    09-30-2019, 01:51 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Metric tool rant in Our Town
    you forgot one Lucas prince of darkness
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    09-30-2019, 08:44 AM
    yes I have tried it. but you would be better off just buying the lee mold for the purpose for what you want. the lee bullet has a recess on the base that makes them easier to start and start straight.
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    09-30-2019, 08:04 AM
    bob208 replied to a thread Powder containers in Our Town
    black powder comes in a plastic bag. that bag is in a cardboard box. keeps out moisture and light.
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    09-29-2019, 07:14 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread lock help please in Muzzleloading.
    yes nipple too large. also check if the top of the nipple is flattened out from dry firing. I have seen many hipples ruined that way ad the hammer face also beat up.
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    09-29-2019, 02:47 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Any other welders here? in Our Town
    I was a welder for 40 years. had certs in mig .035 all position. if they have the specs. on the label then that wire was tested to meet those specs. I did some of that test welding. I would give it a try.
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    09-28-2019, 10:52 PM
    I would take a bunch to load for my m1 in 308.
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    09-28-2019, 10:34 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Metric tool rant in Our Town
    I have done mechanic work over the years. I have most everything some in sets some bought as needed. most craftsman. some s-k some proto. I even have a set of wrenches and sockets in whitworth from when I had a Norton motorcycle. I have...
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    09-28-2019, 08:33 PM
    the only difference between yesterday marching and today machining is to day it is faster. it is called turning not lathing.
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. was a certified weldor for 30 years. then learned toolmaking.
gardners pa.
blackpowder gunsmithing. shooting matchs classic cars and trucks.
retired. now i have time for my own machine weld shop. many projects to try to finish


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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