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    Yesterday, 01:03 PM
    In my 50 caliber 1 in 48 twist muzzle loader I use both patched round balls and Lee REAL bullets I cast from pure lead. I both cases I wipe between shots, 1 damp and 1 dry patch and found the REAL seem a tad more accurate out to 200 yards. I do not...
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    01-03-2018, 04:19 PM
    Yes and now as it depends on your rifle and how you shoot it. If you look in the NMLRA website where they talk about the 1000 yard long range matches, just about everyone uses a tube of some sorts. They also generally wipe 1 wet, 2 dry after a shot...
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    12-28-2017, 04:05 PM
    Sanding, sanding.......three of my 45 caliber slug guns have a clear lacquer finish, somewhere around 25 coats with most sanded off! I did that to match the rifle I got from Roger Johnson. John
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    12-27-2017, 11:32 PM
    Looking great so far! A couple of things that might help are: Use some super glue to glue the breech plug to the tang after you make sure they fit together as near perfect as possible. I use some of an old tube of my wife's bright red lipstick as a...
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    12-24-2017, 12:03 AM
    In the right hand picture you can see marks from turning the plug where it was tightened. I agree with the several others that say over torqueing probably caused this? Since there is part of the plug still in the barrel that would cause the hot...
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    12-18-2017, 01:33 PM
    oldracer replied to a thread Don't understand in Muzzleloading.
    This is just one of the many, many things that make shooting muzzle loaders so very interesting! I agree with the posts about not using the citrus cleaner and to try something else. I personally use Ballistol w/ water 10% B and 90% W with the wet...
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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