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    11-18-2017, 03:03 AM
    rodwha replied to a thread Dog bite in Hunting with CB's
    Seemed to work well enough even at his 30-30 velocity...
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    11-11-2017, 12:05 PM
    rodwha replied to a thread Coyotes in Muzzleloading.
    Good point.
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    11-11-2017, 12:05 PM
    I've read of a few guys removing the sprue by placing them in a tumbler. I like the Lee mold because of their lack of significant sprue.
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    11-08-2017, 12:52 AM
    rodwha replied to a thread Coyotes in Muzzleloading.
    We had been backpacking at a state park (Enchanted Rock) and listened to them several times through the night (certainly wakes you up). I don't mind so much, though that extremely thin wall sure does give a bit of comfort. Maybe not so much were I...
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    11-03-2017, 12:40 PM
    rodwha replied to a thread Ballistol question in Muzzleloading.
    Interesting. I know many people like Ballistol because it will mix with water but allow it to evaporate over time leaving just the oil behind. I skip WD40 and use straight Ballistol (figure it is an uneccesary step and just something else to remove)...
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    10-31-2017, 11:37 AM
    I use a felt wad under my rifle conicals as the grooves are deep and meant for PRB. This wad helps seal the gasses even though my Lee REAL is almost groove diameter. Without the wad I saw keyholes at 50 yds with hits a foot to the left and a bit...
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    10-30-2017, 10:50 PM
    I'd love to hear how they work out for you. Don't recall if I mentioned what I noticed with mine or what powder(s) you have or intend to try, but mine seems to like 35 grns of 3F Olde Eynsford or Triple 7. I use an adjustable rifle measure and...
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    10-29-2017, 09:34 PM
    I sent a fellow some custom bullets I had Accurate Molds create, and among them was a 285 grn WFN that I had designed with wide driving bands to increase pressure/velocity as this was meant for my ROA which has only so much capacity but strong...
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    10-28-2017, 01:47 AM
    Being a BP arm I assumed we were speaking about either BP or a substitute of. There are many options from some, what I figure to be pathetically weak on up to fairly energetic, and then there's 4F which also has its flavors of weaker and energetic....
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    10-27-2017, 09:59 PM
    With what powder and which type of cylinder (standard or magnum)?
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    10-26-2017, 05:35 PM
    Initially I created two cal and ball projectiles assuming my NMA would have the slow twist that was common (Pietta). One is a .400" 170 grn WFN and the other is a .460" 195 grn version. I found my NMA actually has something like a 1:16" twist as my...
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    10-26-2017, 01:18 PM
    When entering numbers for the equivalent of a .45 Colt the velocities drop to unreasonable numbers to make a 1:16" twist work. Is there a different number/calculator needed for handguns? And for a lead ball to be stable in my ROA a velocity of 101...
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    10-25-2017, 09:26 PM
    rodwha replied to a thread Deer tallow lube in Muzzleloading.
    Keeping it at room temp will tell you. Mine (tallow and lube) sit in my closet and have been there for maybe 5 years or so. I pan lube wads but not bullets (yet). I had made so much I poured the excess into a soap mold and cut that into six...
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    10-25-2017, 02:11 PM
    rodwha replied to a thread Deer tallow lube in Muzzleloading.
    Were it me I'd use the tallow you have in place of the mutton tallow used in the lube recipe known as Gatofeo's #1 lube which is a recipe for outside lubricated bullets from the late 1800's. By weight it is 1 part tallow, 1 part paraffin wax (Gulf...
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    10-22-2017, 12:46 PM
    Ballistol was made well before anyone here was born. From the wiki: "The product originated from Germany before World War I, after the German military requested an 'all-around' oil and cleaner for their rifles and equipment. The German military...
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    10-21-2017, 01:52 PM
    rodwha replied to a thread Procedure question in Muzzleloading.
    Granted I've not done this in anything other than my unloaded revolvers I'd think that if the fouling has absorbed oil there's no room for water to create corrosion, which is what keeps those revolvers safe. No?
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    10-21-2017, 02:43 AM
    rodwha replied to a thread Procedure question in Muzzleloading.
    Rather interesting. I hunt in central Texas (usually around Doss) and it's humid regardless. However I've yet to use my muzzleloader which I've also yet to completely work up a load for. I hadn't considered plugging up the other end.
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    10-21-2017, 02:37 AM
    rodwha replied to a thread Procedure question in Muzzleloading.
    Indeed. I've seen a test where it was compared to BP and T7 and Pyrodex was horrible. Even the BP portion cleaned up OK after a few days in a humid garage in comparison. I still have some of that Pyrodex I was given. I used it to break in a new...
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    10-20-2017, 10:42 PM
    rodwha replied to a thread Procedure question in Muzzleloading.
    Once I spent far too long shooting several BP guns. Decided to leave the muzzleloader too morning as many claimed it was no issue. Had shot Pyrodex through it and had one heck of a mess the next day. Later I was told if you can't clean up that day...
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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