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    Yesterday, 12:45 PM
    Well Bob, Like Don said "This getting older sure ain't for sissy's" is true :D. When I retired I had shoulder reconstruction bad enough that they had to take a chunk off the collar bone to shorten it I asked the Doc how soon can I paddle my Kayak...
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    11-24-2020, 02:05 PM
    Shooting off hand missing good is what keeps the groups tight :D
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    11-24-2020, 12:16 PM
    Bob, For 600 and even the 1K the .40-70 will do the job. I'm starting to go back to the .40-70 as well as the .40-65. My 81 year old bones are starting to tell me to leave the .50 rest :D I will start shooting more on this side of the big muddy...
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    11-24-2020, 11:16 AM
    I used the .40-70 Shiloh for several years for the gong shoots and it has won me a few dust collector's when I started that game but changed to the .50-90 and .45-90 and both out did the .40-70. The .50 was my go to rifle it is the most reliable...
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    11-23-2020, 04:20 PM
    Leave the rod on. You never know if you want a second shot or pull a ball in the field. I have a .50 cal left hand TC Renegade I bought new for my south paw Wife in case she would ever like to go hunting with me and it's been sitting in the back...
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    11-23-2020, 02:59 PM
    I gave away some old Rem UMC dog bone boxes a guy wanted for his collection plus a full box of .22 shorts Hiawatha ACE. Used to buy them at the local Gamble store for .18 cents a box. I still have full bricks of Rem .22 standard velocity target...
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    11-21-2020, 12:27 PM
    Randy, I get a lot of pone hole groups too, but they are scattered all over the paper :D
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    11-17-2020, 11:34 PM
    TNX. Joe
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    11-17-2020, 11:03 PM
    Tom I use the 2F OE in my Shiloh .50-90 and .2" compression is where the ladder loads make some very nice round 5 shot groups and that falls pretty close for all the calibers I shoot. It will also have a spot with heavy compression also. You can...
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    11-17-2020, 04:00 PM
    When you say shallow seated I take it your talking about a PP bullet. For hunting using a PP bullet I completely do it different than I would for matches or range time. My hunting bullets are a little less in diameter or with a reduced shank so it...
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    11-16-2020, 11:07 AM
    We had a cement plant that used a 8 gauge blasters.
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    11-13-2020, 10:19 AM
    I think the reason some have problems with blackpowder rifles is the magnum mentality. They seem to think for instance the .45-70 should push a bullet as fast as a .458 Win mag. And the same goes with the muzzle loaders. I see guys my way coming...
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    11-13-2020, 12:05 AM
    Its a nice short 1" long 2 groove mould 577-611 and it weighs 510gr I think what helps this mini is the .135" thick skirt. I think the reason it shoots so well for me in the .58 is because the diameter combined with the length. I have shot it on...
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    11-12-2020, 04:51 PM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Barrel Seasoning in Muzzleloading.
    You might want to try straight Vaseline for patchiest lube. I can soot a whole 30 shot over the log shoot with out having to swab the bore to seat the ball.
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    11-12-2020, 10:20 AM
    I think a lot of the inaccuracy shooting the mini is a over load of powder that will blow the skirt out when the ball clears the muzzle. My .58 Hawken has a GM barrel and I think it has a 72 or maybe a 78 twist, not sure anymore what it is and I...
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    11-11-2020, 09:26 PM
    Back in the mid 80's I wanted to go to Alaska for a moose and I wanted to use a Hawken. Well I build the Hawken but I made it a 58 and I wanted a full stock but I got in a hurry and I used a skillsaw to cut the barrel Chanel well some dust got in...
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    11-11-2020, 08:47 PM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Barrel Seasoning in Muzzleloading.
    Personally I don't want oil in a barrel or water based cutting oils when I start cleaning it. Once you get oil on the barrel it tends to trap the water under it and you have to make darned sure when the bore is clean that you get it dry before...
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    11-11-2020, 12:44 PM
    OK, Here is my thought about your reply. When you say 7 gr of shotgun powder this leaves the door wide open. It could be anything from Herco to 700X or 800X. 7 grains of some of that powder is a load for a .45 colt or the .44 mag using lighter...
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    11-09-2020, 12:35 PM
    ohhhh boy here we go..........
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    11-04-2020, 06:17 PM
    Well, Let this be a lesson to you guys that complain about hording. I mostly shoot black powder rifles, from stuffers and suppository rifles and maybe I might put the .45 Gold Cup or the .38 Special S&W 52 master in the jeep. Over the years and I'm...
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    11-02-2020, 10:05 AM
    No ugly bullets in my shiny brass, good clean sharp edges, complete fills, less than 1 grain weight variances with bullets 500 grains plus. :D There is not just way to cast bullets or equipment used. I can cast bullets just as well in a 5 quart...
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    11-01-2020, 09:33 PM
    I was mostly raised on a farm and I learned that you make hay and stack the bales in the haymow when the sun shines and not when it rains. :D
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    11-01-2020, 09:28 PM
    John there are a few things in that 8 phase cycle I cant agree with :) the major thing is watching a second hand moving. I would quit shooting cast bullets. But I guess we all have our way of doing this.
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    11-01-2020, 08:33 PM
    The proper way to down load a .45-110 to a .45-70 is buying a .45-70 :D
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    10-27-2020, 03:43 PM
    I'm not much for multi cavity mould blocks, but I ordered a two cavity brass mould for my .44 revolver. I will say that both cavity's are exact as my Mitutoyo micrometer can measure. I just wish he would also tool up for more than a flat meplat.
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    10-27-2020, 10:13 AM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Deformed 45/70 Cases in Cast Boolits
    This is what I usually see with cases to long. If they just pull slightly past the chamber end it will look like the the empty case was roll crimped. If they pull past the chamber end you will see the rifling on the case mouth or the case will...
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    10-26-2020, 11:17 PM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Deformed 45/70 Cases in Cast Boolits
    right now it's just a guessing game without knowing all the facts.
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    10-26-2020, 10:46 PM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Deformed 45/70 Cases in Cast Boolits
    You never said if that case got deformed after you shot or before. If they came out the chamber when you shot then those rings look like you rung the chamber. If those rings showed up before shooting I would say the wad/s might have swelled sitting...
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    10-26-2020, 10:30 PM
    Yes you could do the ogive change in a good O press like the RCBS A-4 Big max or the Rockchucker with soft bullets but it would be a hard push using a loading press. You would be better off with the die in the blue press. That is a ons step nose...
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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