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    10-11-2019, 11:19 PM
    Baltimoreed; Most of these Cadets had a .32-20 reamer inserted into the breech so that commercial ammo could be used. However, the .310 Greener Cadet has a .320-.322 groove diameter that will not shoot .312-.314" diameter bullets very accurately....
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    10-03-2019, 01:28 PM
    Gentlemen, Avoid having to remove a broken bore brush from your muzzle loading rifles by purchasing the correct kind of brush. The cheap-Chinese knock-offs that simply swage a threaded sleeve onto the shank will come apart leaving the bristle...
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    10-02-2019, 10:31 PM
    curator replied to a thread 54 lee real 300 in Muzzleloading.
    Try loading the REAL bullet over one or two .125 card (28 Gauge) or felt wads. You are working with the shorter of the two .54 REAL bullets so it will shoot quite accurately with a "round ball" twist. Working up a load is the real issue. My .54...
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    09-25-2019, 12:15 PM
    The action pin retainer is typical of Whitney rolling blocks. Do a chamber cast with Cerosafe to determine what the gun is chambered for. .437 bore "could be" .43 Spanish, but a chamv=ber cast will tell for certain.
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    09-24-2019, 10:59 AM
    toot: All brass shells are much thinner walled than plastic or paper shot shells.A proper wad size for 12 gauge all brass cases is the 11 gauge wad. On over shot card wad needs to be a bit larger in part because it is so thin and holds a heavy load...
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    09-22-2019, 10:48 AM
    My experience with White Hot pellets is that they are easily contaminated by oil or high humidity. I suspect you loaded the first shot without popping a couple of 209s with an empty barrel to clear the flash channel first. Oil from the bore had run...
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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