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    Yesterday, 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.
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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!
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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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    04-14-2018, 08:58 AM
    Murphy replied to a thread Prayer Request in Our Chapel
    Amen!
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    04-14-2018, 08:57 AM
    Murphy replied to a thread 380 Brass too large? in Cast Boolits
    One thing reloading for the 380 has taught me is this. Belling the case can play a major factor. Resizing the cases would go fine, but when I would bell the case mouths it seemed I was always getting a bulge in the case just about where the boolit...
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    04-12-2018, 07:54 PM
    I love both of mine. My first was a S&W 625 my Father gave me that had the cylinder bored to spec by Clark in the 90's. It has seen XTP loads @1436 FPS but now relies on a steady diet of my go to load that consist of an average charge of AA7 which...
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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...
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    04-10-2018, 10:50 AM
    Well, you CAN put it back on, by cutting and sanding filler stips to glue in. Much better to do it right the first time. The strips pretty much disappear on a finished gun. Something novice builders tend to do, is to keep removing the inletting...
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    04-10-2018, 10:43 AM
    Stainless doesn't spark for beans.
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    04-09-2018, 11:17 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Winter projects in Muzzleloading.
    I've seen a lot of Memorial Day weekends with snow. Also mid-June, July 4, August 15, September 21. We always get three months of summer, we just never know which three.
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    04-09-2018, 08:35 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Winter projects in Muzzleloading.
    We are currently in winter month #7 here.
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    04-09-2018, 06:19 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Winter projects in Muzzleloading.
    After a fouling shot, at 50 yards the first load went into 1.5". I upped the charge 5 gr., and it was one hole, if I could hold it well enough. I'm going to have to try in at 100 yards when we get a nice day. So I ended up with 70 gr. 3fff,...
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    04-09-2018, 02:54 PM
    I blame it on Mark Zuckerberg.
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    04-09-2018, 02:52 PM
    I'm guessing the original frizzen wouldn't spark at all, and someone who didn't know what they were doing tried to half sole it. I think I would just try to find a new frizzen for it, and toss that one on the scrap heap. If you don't want to do...
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    04-09-2018, 11:21 AM
    If you do that, I highly recommend taking a file or belt sander, and taking some metal off of each side. If you use the full dimension piece, you will end up with big gaps in the inletting. You need to sneak up on it.
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    04-09-2018, 11:14 AM
    Do not remove "clean out" screws. They are not intended to be removed. As was also said, don't remove the nipple every time you clean. Remove it maybe once a year for inspection and re-lubing. Otherwise they WILL eventually blow out from thread...
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    04-09-2018, 12:02 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Winter projects in Muzzleloading.
    No, it's a typical Poor Boy.
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    04-08-2018, 04:18 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Winter projects in Muzzleloading.
    It's brass and cow horn.
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    04-08-2018, 03:14 PM
    No_1 replied to a thread What a great board! in Our Town
    Glad you here Atlas and thanks for the kind words - we try hard! Take care, Robert
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    04-08-2018, 02:18 PM
    waksupi started a thread Winter projects in Muzzleloading.
    I had never built a Poor Boy rifle, so figured I needed one. So, once you have a new rifle, you need to make a new bag and horn, and a knife to skin beaver with. I also made a measure, ball bag, knapping tool, and turnscrew to service the rifle....
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    04-08-2018, 11:59 AM
    I personally have never recommended a conical for anyone. Your determining factor is the twist in the barrel.
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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