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    01-16-2018, 10:07 AM
    My catchers tend to be temporary constructs fabbed from castaway materials. If a sample needs to be recovered for examination something gets cobbled together like milk jugs of water backed by either soaked bundles of waste paper, shredded paper or...
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    01-16-2018, 07:03 AM
    I use a 9/16" gasket punch. How well your wads work will depend some on what you make them out of, how deep the rifling is, dry or lubed or soaked, all that jazz. Something I've tried is that spongy paper stuff that egg cartons are made of....
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    01-14-2018, 07:13 PM
    Just put the letter in the envelope urging them to produce the steel receiver in .41 Magnum.
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    01-13-2018, 07:10 PM
    Well, what I been thinking is that when I get on out there distance wise the small differences will be magnified just like with any reloads. And that the flinter flash hole is large enough to produce substantial back flow which will not behave in...
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    01-13-2018, 03:59 PM
    Hey there. Just asked 'cause I'm working towards getting a fast twist flinter working. I'm anticipating variations in elevation due to irregular back flow. But puffs in the puddin' so we'll see. And my new glasses should be in next week so maybe I...
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    01-13-2018, 07:25 AM
    Are you seeing any significant vertical stringing at longer ranges?
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    01-11-2018, 10:11 AM
    Has anyone concocted a specialty boolit / over all length loading to provide an improvement in .45 accuracy with the Judge type revolvers? A cousin has purchased one and it's got me wondering what would work better. Extended brass and hollow...
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    01-09-2018, 04:15 PM
    To each his own. For a cast bullet deer rifle I designed for accuracy and excess power for 200 yards, my personal shooting accuracy limitation in the field. Turned out I never dropped one past 130.
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    01-09-2018, 11:35 AM
    I've tried various combinations trying to get Green Mountain .40 barrels to shoot other than round ball, with varying degrees of success. Lubed lead, paper patched, more powder, less powder... Getting consistent enough results just never happened:...
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    01-08-2018, 10:08 PM
    Oh my, that sounds like a paper patch waiting to happen!
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    01-08-2018, 09:55 PM
    On small diameters the flat moving a little bit towards the center rather than being tangential makes for an oddly flying projectile. In a percussion revolver maybe it wouldn't matter? I'd rather smoosh a sprue under the plunger.
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    01-07-2018, 08:34 PM
    What's the biggest diameter boolits you can chamber in your 25-35?
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    01-07-2018, 06:54 PM
    Got a 2nd hand Lee .319 to lap out. I'd much prefer to have a mold that would include a sprue as opposed to an oversized flat spot on the front of the ball. But I'll make it work.
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    01-05-2018, 10:55 PM
    10-15 years ago I tried it in an Armisport 1842 (.69 rifled). Every third shot I had to pull the nipple and pick the stuff out of the ignition passage to get it go off. For whatever reason the geometry, the lube and the burned powder always worked...
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    01-05-2018, 04:02 PM
    Ah ha. Thanks for the reminder. Driving into town this morning, discussed with the better 2/3's that I needed to touch base with them about when the .41's might be.
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    01-03-2018, 08:18 AM
    About recoil, here's some partly useful numbers from a 32" flint rifle with GOEX and .60 round ball. 80 grains FFg 1314FPS. 120 grains FFg 1533FPS.
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    12-31-2017, 06:49 PM
    Well, just thinking out loud but if it's a brass mold then maybe what you really need is a barrel to shoot the boolits in. :happy dance:
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    12-31-2017, 10:03 AM
    Maybe the blunderbuss would launch tennis balls across the yard? That could be some fun competition while the barbecue is getting ready.
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    12-30-2017, 09:27 PM
    Always wanted to try the 375H&H with paper patched black loads because of hearing good reports. But what I have is a .38 Long Cox (375x45-70) so that'll do.
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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