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    Yesterday, 07:56 AM
    sharps4590 replied to a thread 32 flint or cap in Muzzleloading.
    32-36....I've tried more than a couple of both. I settled on the 36 simply because I liked it better and, as you mentioned, felt it would be just a bit more versatile. Between the two, I could discern no difference in the accuracy or how...
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    07-15-2018, 06:47 AM
    An "answer" to your post could take several paragraphs and get into a whole lot of extraneous horse manure about a lot of differences, advantages and disadvantages between makes and actions and cartridges. I would recommend one thing, the 45-70 as...
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    07-11-2018, 12:14 PM
    Sounds like a dollar waitin' on a dime to me.
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    07-10-2018, 12:39 PM
    That's the only 32 cal. bullet I've used in my 32-20's in 30+ years. I like it.
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    06-30-2018, 06:56 AM
    Same here except they no longer clutter my shelves. Worked through a couple pounds of Pyrojunk when it first came out....and "worked" is an apt description. In cartridge rifles it was ok but I never could get it to shoot as good as black powder. ...
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    06-30-2018, 06:43 AM
    I'm with you Kev in that I don't think the old Roller's a very handsome rifle. It didn't stop me from getting a Husqvarna in 8 X 58R from Simpson's, however. After a good clean up the old thing shoots quite well and was a fun rifle to work with. ...
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    06-29-2018, 07:20 AM
    As with yourself, when it comes to lever rifles my preference is decidedly in favor of the older stuff. I've had Marlins and Winchesters from the 1890's to pre-war and other than finding one with a nice bore have had no difficulties. All were...
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    06-28-2018, 01:20 PM
    I like SR-4759...a LOT...but I think Unique is a better powder in the 32-20. However, if I had a surfeit of SR-4759 I'd darn sure try it in my 32-20's. Seems some of the other guys are getting good results with it.
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    06-28-2018, 01:16 PM
    sharps4590 replied to a thread Stop Ring Boolits in Boolit Lube !
    I believe pan lubing would be best however, you don't have to use stop ring bullets in any rifle chambered for the 8.15 X 46R. They're certainly accurate and reek of tradition, which I like very much but, they aren't necessary.
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    06-28-2018, 08:07 AM
    Amen!!!....to all!
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    06-27-2018, 08:40 AM
    lar, that's a good thread. I need to check in there more frequently. thanks for the link.
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    06-27-2018, 08:31 AM
    sharps4590 replied to a thread Prayer request in Our Chapel
    "Thank you" is two words that are inadequate to express gratitude and appreciation. Praise God for such men as ya'll. In a few hours we're off to St. Louis to Barnes/Wash. U. to meet with sparky's counterpart and have the tests to make certain I'm...
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    06-26-2018, 07:07 AM
    Except for the rail and the double rings it still sort of has a European look. As long as it works for you...that's the main thing. Aaron, here's the Accurate Molds bullet I chose for my Husky. I'm certain I had Tom cut it to different...
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    06-26-2018, 06:50 AM
    sharps4590 started a thread Prayer request in Our Chapel
    Not being nearly as active on Cast Boolits as on other boards I've been a bit reluctant to post this. However, it's obvious there is many Christian brothers who belong here and I treasure every Christian brother & sister. About a month ago I was...
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    06-23-2018, 01:04 PM
    sharps4590 replied to a thread Marlin Model 93 in Leverguns
    I believe you did well!!! Congrats!
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    06-22-2018, 03:08 PM
    Steve, on the GGCA, (German Gun Collector's Assn., I'm a member), there is a discussion about 6.5 X 57 brass. Needless to say several of those guys are guru's when it comes to German firearms and cartridges. One of those guru's just posted, in...
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    06-21-2018, 07:13 AM
    Toomaker, the first 40-70 brass I bought from Buffalo Arms when I got the rifle all those years ago. I'm certain it was re-formed from 30-40 Krag brass. At that time I bought 100 cases and haven't needed any more. A couple years ago a friend sent...
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    06-20-2018, 07:45 AM
    For me it's always tough trying to decide what to do with an old rifle that has a sewer pipe for a bore. As with yourself I'm loathe to change anything but doggone it, you want it to shoot as well. Purely my two cents worth; I like the idea of...
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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