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    01-27-2019, 10:00 PM
    Jeff, You'll find the .22 postal match on the Shiloh forum. Rules and such are there, not too far back, maybe a week or two ago under Shooter to Shooter I think.
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    01-27-2019, 01:07 PM
    Yes, I know him well!
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    01-27-2019, 11:01 AM
    I've never had it loosen up before so I'm thinking I just didn't tighten it down at the start, just finger tight. There are so many ways to screw up and I thought I had found them all...…, not even close it seems!
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    01-27-2019, 01:05 AM
    Kurt, We aren't getting the snow, but it is cold here. It started out at -22 this morning and slowly warmed to about 8 above, so this afternoon I grabbed my .22 and headed out to see how shooting would go. I had to take the scope of the C....
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    01-26-2019, 10:13 PM
    When someone says that black powder is dirty or hard to get to work and that paper patching is labor intensive, I always answer that I enjoy the process as much or more than the shooting. BPCR is a sport of almost infinite variables and has more...
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    01-26-2019, 09:34 PM
    I don't think a 16-twist hurts anything and probably helps in many ways. I have stayed with 18-twist because it's what I know and I can make it work very well for me. I avoid things I don't know and are hard to change if I can't make it work. These...
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    01-26-2019, 09:27 PM
    Kurt and Ian, Those are indeed some good looking targets. The turkey group says a lot about how well you load is working, Ian. I can't say that I have shot any really outstanding groups at 200 yards with my .45-70 paper patch rifle, I really...
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    01-26-2019, 08:22 PM
    Ian, The Brooks 540 grain Creedmoor would be an excellent choice for the Pedersoli chamber you posted assuming a length suitable to the twist. That design is much easier to get excellent accuracy with than the high BC Money bullet designs. When...
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    01-26-2019, 08:08 PM
    rfd, Yes! I'd be lying to say otherwise, but I only have the one rifle that has a "paper patch" chamber and it was cut with Brent's reamer. That being said, I do believe very good accuracy can be achieved with a good standard chamber as long as...
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    01-26-2019, 03:27 PM
    Thundermaker, With the right bullet and load that .45-70 will take you any place you want to go. If the chamber is as Ian posted here it is very similar to the chamber in my C. Sharps .45-70. I have used that rifle for years for mid-range paper...
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    01-20-2019, 02:41 PM
    I don't crossfire often but when I do I can keep pace with the best of them! Though I know a couple of shooters how seem to hit other people's targets more than they do their own. I have had a really hard time reading the numbers at Lodi over the...
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About Distant Thunder
Biography:
Been casting my own since 1977 and now rarely use metal jacketed bullets for anything. NRA life member. Paper patch bullet shooter.
Location:
Northeast WI
Interests:
hunting, fishing and shooting and anything outdoors.
Occupation:
self employed/retired

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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