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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Today, 10:14 AM
    I suggest you spend time loading and shooting black powder ammunition in order to become accustomed to how it performs rather than asking questions like this. No, I'm not trying to be a jerk. Rather once you are familiar with how black powder works...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Today, 10:05 AM
    But...I have 10 pounds of TB and zero of the other. Besides, who wants to shoot one of those things very much?
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Today, 10:02 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread The old gunsmith in Our Town
    Tell me about it. I'd love to find a young guy who can still see to train up to take over when I step down. But finding someone with the necessary skill set who wants to work for gunsmith wages and doesn't seem to have some emotional problems has so...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:30 PM
    And it won't be nickle plated any more and will adhere just fine.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    07-11-2020, 08:44 PM
    If you shoot pyrodex in your vaquero make sure you take it down to the last part and clean it good or you'll be sorry. Don't ask me how I know. Any more I only use real BP. I hose the innards down with ballistol when I'm done and detail strip them...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    07-11-2020, 08:34 PM
    If I were doing it, which I do for cowboy silhouette using my 1895cb, I'd use a .451 bullet and patch it to .460. Load about 5 grains of imr4227 on the primer and 65 grains of 2f BP. A newspaper wad, compress to the right height, a .060 ldpe wad,...
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  • McFred's Avatar
    07-11-2020, 11:13 AM
    I used a .510" groove, 15 twist Lilja. No complaints. I don't think I'll wear it out.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    07-10-2020, 09:31 AM
    I was curious about what it would do, so ran some with Quickload this morning. 45% case fill or about 50 grains will duplicate 50-90 ballistics with a 500 gr. cast bullet. 75% case fill will get you 1750 fps. Pressures are plenty low, only 17K psi...
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  • McFred's Avatar
    07-10-2020, 08:53 AM
    Here's my version. .510 WSM. It's similar to the .50 Razorback, just shorter cases (1.700"). I had Accurate Mold cut me a 700gr tumble lube for "plinkers" which work well from a magazine. I have to single-feed BMG M8 APIs given their length...
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  • McFred's Avatar
    07-10-2020, 08:34 AM
    Hey Nobade! If I could get ≤2gr of something to work then that'd be fine, but I can't, so slow and full is the alternative. After all the dinking around on this particular project, I'm begining to see why people like revolvers for cast stuff....
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 07:00 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread 40-65 in Smokeless Paper Patching
    Duplex loading. Shoot all you want without wiping.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 06:58 AM
    It's almost the same thing as the 327. Usually the carbine uses a slower twist barrel and can't handle bullets as heavy, but case capacity is about the same. When I had one of those revolvers I learned to use 32-20 load data with faster pistol...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 06:54 AM
    Modern 357 cases will hold 21 grains. 38 spl cases are closer to 19. And yes, you're likely looking at getting a custom mould to make boolits for that setup. Accurate makes moulds designed to accept your custom core pin that will work. You'll be...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    07-07-2020, 03:22 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread 40-65 in Smokeless Paper Patching
    I generally get the best results with the slowest powder I can manage. I shoot a lot of WC860, and it should work in this case also. You would have to duplex it to get it to work right. For non duplex loads something in the range of Winchester 760...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    07-05-2020, 09:06 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread 40-65 in Smokeless Paper Patching
    The usual deal is boolit .001" or so over bore diameter, patch to be a snug fit in the throat, light or zero neck tension, case full of slow powder to set the overall length, jam into the lands as much as your rifle design allows. Fairly soft lead,...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    07-05-2020, 08:29 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread The old gunsmith in Our Town
    Thanks Lyn, I hadn't been on here for a while and missed that.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    07-05-2020, 08:23 PM
    Hey McFred, you and I have some similar loading techniques. And have reached similar conclusions - a bunch of slow powder can make boolits work where less of faster powder will cause leading. Been using that same boolit in my 9mm over AA#5 with...
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    07-05-2020, 08:06 PM
    Dust from grain, coal and I'm sure BP is a different animal due to their microscopic size. A lump of coal or a kernel of grain won't readily ignite from normal static electrical discharges either.
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    07-05-2020, 07:51 PM
    It's doubtful one can get a better deal than one of their kits. Less than $400.00 is a steal. Just add a barrel of your choice.
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    07-05-2020, 05:30 PM
    Don, To be blunt, you are wrong. Static electricity isn't a concern with BP; the carbon in it conducts it to a ground source. However if a lightening bolt strikes it that's a different story as it has enough amperage to ignite it. Proven fact!
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 11:13 AM
    I want to buy one of those old Ideal 20 ga reloading tools to make up roll crimped black powder ammo for my old shotgun. Anybody have one to sell or trade for?
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  • McFred's Avatar
    07-03-2020, 09:16 PM
    Here's the same target with another 5 shots from the stainless cut-rifled barrel: It has a tighter chamber, is reluctant to go into battery (requires a shorter OAL) and leads the bore, but the first 4 shots were touching. The last one was 6...
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  • McFred's Avatar
    07-03-2020, 07:48 PM
    No. It's .003" oversized from nominal, but it's lead, it squeezes down. I haven't slugged the bore so I left them fat. I do not consider myself a pistol shooter. I like long guns with big, clear, optics with a lot of magnification. I...
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  • McFred's Avatar
    07-03-2020, 03:05 PM
    I spent the weekend working up a load for a Glock 31 in 357SIG using the LEE 358-125-RF. The alloy is air-cooled wheel weights, sized to .358" and tumble lubed with 45/45/10. I used weight-sorted Federal .40 S&W range brass with Remington...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    07-02-2020, 03:37 PM
    Measure the ID of your hulls to see how they compare to your wads.
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    06-30-2020, 01:32 PM
    From everything I've read, the very large artillery pieces used it as a means to ignite the main charge of smokeless as in the 16" naval guns.
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    06-30-2020, 01:15 PM
    I recently bought a CZ457 varmint .22 and I'm very happy with it's accuracy. Cleaned the bore, headed to the range and shot some different types of ammo. The CCI SV shot a .536" group at 50 yds and some old Wolf Match shot a .37" group. Atn100...
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NRA Endowment member, NRA High Power High Master, Distinguished Rifleman. Viet Nam Vet
I've been reloading near 50 yrs. and casting over 40 yrs. I've just recently gotten back into cast bullet shooting in rifles after a long hiatus.
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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