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    09-15-2017, 12:47 AM
    I did not see what you were drilling and tapping in? If it is the top of a barrel for scope mounts such as two separate blocks like for a Unertl scope, why not just move the mount(s) to cover the hole with the broken tap. It will cause no issues and...
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    09-14-2017, 03:38 PM
    I doubt that you will be able to drill out a broken tap as they are way to hardened. The only way I have been able to remove one is with a tap extractor and you have to get the one with either 3 or 4 flues. I also had to add some heat along with...
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    09-11-2017, 10:00 AM
    oldracer replied to a thread Stuck minie ball in Muzzleloading.
    I would suggest a CO2 load discharger. I have one as do several others at our monthly black powder matches and they sure work well. You can get them from Cabelas, even bicycle shops carry them along with extra CO2 cylinders. So far I have never had...
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    09-08-2017, 07:43 PM
    oldracer replied to a thread Patent Breech in Muzzleloading.
    As for the cleaning.......get one of those small hand held steam cleaners, make an adapter for the nipple and let it rip. I have been using it on all my muzzle loaders since the post that talked about them and they work GREAT on patent breech...
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    09-08-2017, 09:23 AM
    oldracer replied to a thread Patent Breech in Muzzleloading.
    As already noted, the big idea is better powder ignition there for better burn and more accurate shooting. If you check the rifles used in the 1000 yard matches both here and in world meets, all have a patent breach. Remember this means a very good...
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    09-05-2017, 10:27 PM
    The man shooting this one had two stents put in 3 weeks ago and they seem to have fixed his problems with no energy, soreness, ETC. At our match this past Sunday we had rain off and on which made for some great smoke!
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    09-04-2017, 09:22 PM
    I would list the steel item as something else and not even mention gun or gun parts. Since one of the most famous gain twist barrel makers live in Canada and one of our San Diego area shooters has bought several barrels with no issues. If you can do...
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    09-04-2017, 09:26 AM
    oldracer replied to a thread Underhammers in Muzzleloading.
    Great finish on that under hammer! Rogers sure has a way with lacquer and the polishing process to bring the shine out. I bought a rifle he made several years ago and everyone at our San Diego range was amazed by the way it looked. I finally...
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    09-02-2017, 10:15 AM
    oldracer replied to a thread Lee REAL bullets in Muzzleloading.
    Remember when working up a load or how well a bullet or ball works use a rest like Lead Sled or other machine rest to take YOU out of the equation. Sand bags at both ends are a fill in if you don't have one but most ranges have some sort of loaner...
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    09-01-2017, 11:35 PM
    oldracer replied to a thread Lee REAL bullets in Muzzleloading.
    The .017 over bore diameter sounds about right as when I bought my Lee mold I called them to see what the fit should be. Remember it is supposed to "scrape" the barrel fouling (in the rifling) down as the bullet seats. John
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    09-01-2017, 09:34 PM
    oldracer replied to a thread Lee REAL bullets in Muzzleloading.
    I have a 50 caliber 1 in 48 twist Douglas xx barrel with 80 grains of Goex FFG. I have shot patched round balls, Lee Mini pure lead and Lee REAL pure lead and all 3 give me 5 shot strings with the holes touching at 100 yards! With the round ball and...
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    08-30-2017, 03:42 PM
    This story started this past April when I bought a really nice walnut partially cut out stock that was in the Hawken style, cost all of $4.00 so not bad. On the way to the car one of our shooters, Eric Keel said he had a 45 caliber fast twist barrel...
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    08-22-2017, 11:50 PM
    oldracer replied to a thread Underhammers in Muzzleloading.
    From what I have read, the H&A rifles used a pin and also set screws. When I got my 58 caliber H&A I talked with my mentor and he said there was no reason he could think of to remove the barrel unless the insides are pitted so bad the gun will not...
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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