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    Today, 05:18 PM
    His is an actual mold and his bullets were soft, plumbers lead. Yeah, we're old and have old stuff...lol. If I remember right I think he bought it from Dixie. His rifle is also a Parker Hale. Thank you for the Info. I'll share this with Dave...
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    Yesterday, 11:59 AM
    Buckshot, a dear friend of mine has a Whitworth and the hexagonal mold for it. Could I bother you to ask for your load and the procedure you use for PP'ing the bullet or, if you do? He brought it out to the house and our results were not very...
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    Yesterday, 11:53 AM
    sharps4590 replied to a thread What's your favorite in Leverguns
    #1 choice is condition but, I don't buy hardly anything post WWII. After condition, flip a coin for Winchester, Marlin or Savage. Henry and Rossi don't enter into the equation.
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    Yesterday, 11:47 AM
    sharps4590 replied to a thread Uberti 73 Winchester in Leverguns
    They are pretty nice rifles and mine has proven accurate with both smokeless and black powder. I opted for the 44-40 because I'm such a hide bound traditionalist and, I had one 30 years ago and sold it to a guy who wanted it a LOT worse than I did....
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    09-25-2020, 02:22 PM
    Wow....just reading this thread confirms what I already knew...that is how much I don't know. I bought a 9 X 19 Grizzly, with stand from an acquaintance worth the money to me. 90% of what I do on it has more to do with working on brass cases...
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    09-25-2020, 02:10 PM
    A bit impatient, are we?
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    09-25-2020, 08:29 AM
    Good outfit. I was fortunate enough to have an article on the 8.15 X 46R that I submitted published in their periodical. I figured the cartridge had been beat to death but the editor opined that as new folks come into the hobby all the time the...
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    09-24-2020, 09:59 AM
    It warms the cockles of my heart to read your last statement, "but I like hard copy". Too many believe everything they need to know is on some web site somewhere.
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    09-23-2020, 04:48 PM
    I'm on a first name basis with the guy at the service counter at the shop I take my 2 cycle's to....:bigsmyl2: Since I started using ethanol free premium our visits have become less frequent. The last time I tried to work on, and when I swore off...
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    09-23-2020, 04:33 PM
    I don't know Idaho. The line does seem to be quite distinct, however.
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    09-22-2020, 01:14 PM
    Yes I am....if I'm the one trying to work on them!! Dad could give one a dirty look and it would run better.
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    09-22-2020, 06:56 AM
    Subs? Nope, not me, wouldn't happen. All I have for those guys is awe and gobs and gobs of respect. We used to tent camp and float our Ozark creeks and rivers a lot...back when sleeping on a gravel bar didn't bother me. I think I remember that...
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    09-22-2020, 06:46 AM
    Locally I would say it's a toss up between the '51 Navy and the '60 Army, in their correct calibers. Uberti appears to be the most popular make. Remington's are relatively uncommon. My favorite is the elegant 1860 Army. I do have a '51 Navy...
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    09-22-2020, 06:38 AM
    sharps4590 replied to a thread Pyro 2f? in Muzzleloading.
    Large and small, rifle and pistol primers will ignite Pyrojunk just fine. Shooting it in a lever rifle, be familiar with disassembly and assembly. That stuff will creep into the action and must be cleaned.
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    09-20-2020, 08:57 AM
    I've always looked in awe at those who had a summer and winter home and, as yourself, lived in an RV and were footloose and fancy free. My late mother-in-law and her second husband did the RV thing for several years until Dave passed away. They...
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    09-20-2020, 08:40 AM
    Flop, was your comment directed to me and the 9 X 57R drilling? If so, no sir, it isn't a firing pin spring problem as it's a hammer drilling and the hammer spring is definitely not weak. I haven't looked into it as with the properly headspaced...
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    09-19-2020, 04:38 PM
    Wow!!...talk about a life style change!!! How did you handle that? My mill and lathe aren't nearly as big as you had...and honestly, I know just enough to barely use the ones I have but, I learn something every time I turn on the switch on one of...
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    09-19-2020, 07:39 AM
    Yeah, sometimes I felt as if I needed 2-4 sets of eyes just to watch the linkage. We still live in the country, no longer raise beef but still garden on a fair sized scale. Haven't hunted off the place since we moved back from Wyoming 17 years...
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    09-18-2020, 07:02 AM
    For me, rebuilding SU's and Stromberg's is rather enjoyable. I will never, ever, touch another Holley or Quadrajet as long as I live....but the odds of that happening are as remote as me winning the lottery. When I retired I kept the best of my...
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    09-17-2020, 03:55 PM
    Sorry Joe...but planing a blank is beyond my pay grade...to say nothing of my knowledge and skill level. I have restored several vintage bamboo rods and rather enjoy that. Seems mostly South Bend's and one Heddon. South Bend made some nice rods!...
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    09-17-2020, 07:40 AM
    I better clear up something. I didn't build the bamboo blank, I ordered it from Tufts & Batson in St. Louis. I did everything else. I swore off anything but bamboo for stream fishing about 16-17 years ago and have no regrets....and a fair...
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    09-16-2020, 08:14 AM
    Welll...isn't that clever...and impressive!!!
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    09-15-2020, 03:22 PM
    charlie, I had an '81 Alfa Spider the PO had Euro Spec'ed with cams, pistons and I think valves. It still had the Spica mechanical fuel injection. It was pretty quick and I enjoyed it for 9 or 10 years. It became trading fodder for the TF. I...
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    09-15-2020, 08:26 AM
    Well, I've talked myself out of it for the reason above. If anyone is interested it is offered by Gun Works in Oregon. I can post a link if anyone wants. charlie, I've done that and, more or less restricted myself to open sights on my CF...
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    09-15-2020, 08:13 AM
    Sherman Bell in the Double Gun and Single Shot Journal did yeoman's work on fillers. I believe it would behoove anyone with an interest in fillers to access his work.
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    09-14-2020, 09:08 AM
    I'm hesitant because I have a Shiloh Sharps #1 Sporter set up for long range shooting and a wonderfully accurate load for it that I haven't shot at distance in over 5 years. I imagine everyone who's helped me shares a similar opinion, a rifle...
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    09-14-2020, 08:56 AM
    That's a lot of milkweed...
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    09-13-2020, 04:10 PM
    charlie, I was shooting BPCR in 1986 with a 45-70 and a 520 gr. bullet over 60 grs. of black. Graduated to a 45-90, same bullet, 80 grs. of black, thus my handle. I also was shooting a 300 Win. Mag in 1000 yards matches at the same time. I...
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    09-13-2020, 07:45 AM
    It is advertised as a 1-18 twist and as they are barrel makers and muzzleloader builders as well I suspect they know what they're talking about and, I know a guy who works there. Not a 100% guarantee but I feel as if they're trustworthy. I have...
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    09-12-2020, 04:03 PM
    I have read about the Gibbs/Pedersoli and South Africa several years ago and took note even then. Which is why I'm looking at this one. I might have read another article on the rifle and remembered the accolades the writer bestowed on it. I...
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59 years old, married, two sons, self employed, shooter and hunter for 54 years.
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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