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    10-17-2020, 11:51 AM
    Thanks for the replies everyone. I was told by my mentor that 26 to 28 inches shoot well out to several hundred yards. If you are going further then a 32 to 36 inch barrel allows more time for powder burn which equates to a slightly higher velocity....
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    10-07-2020, 04:34 PM
    Your proof test reminds me of a flint lock kit a fellow I was stationed with in upstate New York at the Saratoga Navy Nuclear power plant. There were no barracks or such so everyone rented apartments or trailers or...... Anyways the guy got his kit...
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    10-05-2020, 11:18 PM
    If I understand what you are shooting, for a rifle or even a single shot pistol such as the one I made then powder in, lube a patch or portion of patch strip then in goes the ball. If necessary cut the material off so there is no excess. Many use...
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    10-03-2020, 02:24 PM
    I think I posted a picture with the 45 caliber barrel and also the scope on this stock then took it all apart. Here it is with the 50 caliber barrel before shooting and with open sights to use in our matches. Since I am battling cancer in my left...
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    10-02-2020, 09:35 PM
    I put together a 50 caliber patched round ball Schuetzen type stock rifle for our monthly matches that are shot at 25 and 50 yards with open sights. I bought the barrel, lock and trigger from Pecatonica River to use on a finished stock I got from...
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    10-02-2020, 12:30 PM
    That is similar to the target pistol I made earlier and caused such an uproar with my light trigger pull. I was going to shape my stock like yours then changed my mind to make the gun a target pistol. Really great looking job on that pistol!
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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