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    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
    don't use an oil base to clean. use water or a water base water dissolves b-p fouling . oil makes it lump and get hard.
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    Yesterday, 09:50 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Which one? in Leverguns
    I said the .375 angle eject because after you get either one done the next post will be how hot can I load .38-55.
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    Yesterday, 08:37 AM
    I started shooting muzzleloaders in 85. all I have ever used was the hot water method in post number 2. never had a problem . I own 10 rifles and 10 pistols all cleaned that way. never a need to use a brush. the only time I ever need a breach...
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    08-15-2018, 09:14 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Axe Handle Length ? in Our Town
    the handle length should be the length from your finger tip to your nose with your arw straight out to the side. for splitting I use a splitting maul. the heavy head gives a better split then a axe.
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    08-15-2018, 12:57 PM
    I have a few of the ones that have a flex able shaft . push in the top of the handle and the 4 fingers open. great for picking up brass and fishing out wrenches and nuts and bolts that drop into tight places.
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    08-15-2018, 10:40 AM
    my first centerfire pistol was a colt combat commander . it was nice but carrying it on the tractor lead to a lot of lost brass. so I got a ruger Blackhawk in .357 4 5/8 inch barrel. it was great no longer chasing brass. still have it. I have been a...
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    08-14-2018, 05:35 PM
    the old atlas 6 x 18 would work nice. also could run across a watch makers lathe. there are a few desk top lathes also.
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    08-14-2018, 03:26 PM
    unless that barrel is rotted out it should shoot just fine. one in 48 will shoot round balls just fine if you have the right patch. what is these hunting loads of powder you are talking about? a ball going clean through and bouncing around on the...
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    08-14-2018, 03:15 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Which one? in Leverguns
    if they both shoot well leave them alone. look for a angle eject in .375 or a post 64 with a bad bore.
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    08-14-2018, 03:10 PM
    I use a parting tool in my lathe. I can really crank them out. for other trimming I use a lyman chuck in my milling machine.
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    08-13-2018, 01:29 PM
    maybe the seats got taken for redneck horse shoes.
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    08-13-2018, 11:24 AM
    my go to load has been 6gr. unique with the 358429 bullet in .38 cases. I loaded that for police depts. they had .357 guns but the city fathers would not let them use mag ammo. I used .38 brass for myself because I could buy 3-4 hundred .38...
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    08-12-2018, 05:44 PM
    prison toilet ? as far as men lifting the seat to do a stand up most can not even hit the toilet.
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    08-12-2018, 04:05 PM
    I have spent many hours with a glass and stones on the chamber end of a 1911 barrel even had to do some work on the frames. a little stone work makes a high power feed hollow points too.
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    08-12-2018, 01:57 PM
    there is a contest on my head about hair from brown to gray or none.
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    08-12-2018, 01:54 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Am I the only one in Our Town
    back when I reloaded for other people I would buy once fired brass from midway always got a over count by 3 or more. also other places worst I ever got was dead on.
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    08-09-2018, 09:04 PM
    I got out of the rat race 6 years ago. don't miss it one bit.
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    08-06-2018, 12:58 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread 32 win special cast in Leverguns
    I use the lyman 165 gr for the 8m/m . works well in the .32-40 and even the 8m/m. one mold covered them all.
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    08-06-2018, 12:46 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Flashlight for the wife in Our Town
    I have one of those three d battery Maglite's in my truck never heard anything about a weapon. now if you smash some deserving person with it. it mite be a weapon. but the other way you are going on could or maybe not intent. but then you are...
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    08-06-2018, 10:44 AM
    check if there is a auctioneer that specializes in guns. we have one nere me I already talked to him so that is one thing taken care of. he advertises on line and takes phone bids plus has his own ffl. so he does transferees right there the day of...
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    08-06-2018, 10:36 AM
    bob208 replied to a thread Flashlight for the wife in Our Town
    last job we all carried Maglite flash lights. they take two AA batteries. can't break them with a hammer. they lived in water and apple juice. even used one in the pits at the race track. one even spent 2 races in the radiator of the race car....
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    08-04-2018, 06:49 PM
    qas to value any where from $300 to $1500 plus. depending on options and model rifle or carbine. carbines in .32-40 are rare. brass is no problem. just resize and fire form .30-30. use the lyman 165 gr. bullet for 8 m/m.h drop tu I won a...
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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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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