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  • John Boy's Avatar
    Today, 08:09 PM
    Might suggest the Mossberg Patriot in 300 Win Mag with a 12X variable mill dot scope
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Today, 05:20 PM
    rfd replied to a thread What type of lube in Muzzleloading.
    the bottom line truth is that your gun (and if course, you) will need to see what patch thickness and ball size it will prefer, for consistent accuracy. how you would like to load may bring about a compromise of accuracy and easy loading. ...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:08 AM
    Black powder shotgun reloads will always have more foul in the bore than handgun loads. Why? Because part of the foul will be material from the hulls reloading with paper or plastic hulls or the fiber wad I too shoot SASS with BP reloads using...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 02:45 PM
    all interesting comments and dialogue. that's good and that's about all. with a black powder PPB cartridge the bottom line to me is that once a slick and patch mate well, and are harmonious with the bore, all is good 'n' happy and load testing for...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 12:58 PM
    i used a simple propane torch on that offshore hammer, it did the job.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 09:56 AM
    That's the right way to do it. Also notice the notch on the front of the cock. If you guns don't have that, get out a file or Dremel and do it. It directs fragments away from the eyes, and helps split the fired cap for easier removal.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 08:22 AM
    it also depends if that misalignment is vertical or horizontal. if vertical, moving the drum/bolster up or down to square up with the hammer's cup would be the easiest to fix, but typically, it ain't that easy and then out comes the torch .........
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    06-16-2018, 06:59 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Bought a metal carport today. in AirGuns
    a simple .22rf bullet trap is both cheap and extremely effective. i've been using a champion trap at 5 to 15 yards for the last 8 years, works just fine.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 06:42 AM
    PPB cartridges work extremely well. they win matches against greasers. i only load my bpcr guns with PPB cartridges. there are distinct advantages with a PPB cartridge. i stopped using greasers years ago. how the PPB cartridge is built is of...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 06:31 AM
    i had that misalignment of hammer and nipple with a .32 crockett kit 3 years ago. propane torched the hammer red hot and bent it with a vise grips 'til it hit the nipple square. worked just fine.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 10:50 AM
    Yep, they do that. People around here open the hoods of the vehicle when camped in the back country. The pack rats prefer enclosed spaces
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    06-15-2018, 06:55 AM
    having owned a gaggle of 1911s, including ruger and remington, the springfield armory mil spec stopped my search ... and it's a 70's series, too. everyone should have at least one full size real 1911 in its real deal .45acp chambering. but for ccw...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    06-14-2018, 07:25 AM
    i hear ya IJ, you like what ya have and just wanna tame recoil. you've added the weight, now add a good butt pad and be done with her, mate.
    40 replies | 756 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-14-2018, 05:56 AM
    geez louise, like trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. i'd sell the dang thing and start all over with a more proper gun, but i see that be too late for ya now. if you've got it up to 10lbs, and gave the stock a make over, then doing...
    40 replies | 756 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-13-2018, 09:19 AM
    the wear and tear of life doth show its effects as one gets longer in the tooth, eh? ;) been there and done that with a .40-65 and the difference 'tween that and a .45-70 is maybe 10 grains of swiss 1-1/2f. not much perceived difference to me or...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    06-12-2018, 03:15 PM
    Many of us have rim fire rifles and handguns with no rim fire rounds to shoot in them ... I contacted Roberson Cartridge Co who has a substantial production of lathe turned center fire brass, asking if they would produce various RF brass with the...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    06-12-2018, 01:13 PM
    The Ideal series of Perfection Molds was a neat idea but: * They were not popular with casters evidenced by the few that come up for sale * My experience casting with the 32 & 38 variations - they are a PITA trying to set the mold for a given...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    06-12-2018, 09:22 AM
    we're getting way off the OP's topic, and i do apologize if that matters to anyone. boz330 brings up an important core topic for us shootists. as another 72 years young USA citizen shooter, i totally agree with him. gone are the dayze where...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    06-12-2018, 05:55 AM
    yes, there is a reason for new somewhat younger members joining the NMLRA, but it ain't about trad muzzleloaders.
    15 replies | 464 view(s)
  • John Boy's Avatar
    06-11-2018, 06:28 PM
    I have several Ithaca's in different calibers. The only issue extraction cases are the plastic ACTIV's. Other than them, I resize the bases before any of my reloads and NEVER have had any extraction issues with any brand of hulls Suggestion to...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    06-11-2018, 06:23 PM
    I have sent several Ideal mold bullets to Tom @ Accurate for clones of the originals. As long as the bullet has a metplat, the molds I've received back are better than when Ideal made them
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    06-11-2018, 06:19 PM
    John Boy replied to a thread Cast psi calculator in Cast Boolits
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    06-11-2018, 06:10 PM
    Randy - I pour my acetone from the quart container into a used Zippo Lighter Fluid can - same with Ed's Red and my de-rusting mix of 50:50 acetone & ATF fluid. Convenient containers with a squirt top
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    06-11-2018, 02:58 PM
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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