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  • charlie b's Avatar
    Today, 08:12 PM
    I do hate it when people get all worked up in a forum. Just because someone has a different opinion/experience is no reason to get all huffy. Gun forums are a lot like gun discussions anywhere. Some have really good advice and ideas. Others...
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    Today, 07:20 PM
    charlie b replied to a thread Why BH 209? in Muzzleloading.
    Thanks for that correction rodwha. I would still submit that the difference between a sidelock and inline will be more due to shooter than gun (given same barrels, ignition and equal quality locks/triggers). Bottom line is that sidelocks have...
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    Today, 07:48 AM
    FWIW, try different positions on the bench. None of my short barrel ones (14") liked any pressure from the bags. I would put the trigger guard up against the bag and have as little weight as I could on the forearm. I think putting your hand under...
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    Today, 07:36 AM
    charlie b replied to a thread Why BH 209? in Muzzleloading.
    The accuracy at range of a muzzleloader is strongly dependent on the twist of the rifling. Most inlines have a very fast twist while most sidelocks have a slow twist. Comes from historical use. Most sidelocks were designed to shoot round ball...
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  • charlie b's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 07:25 PM
    Mine likes her Colt Light Commander in .45 but her favorite plinking gun was a 1903 Colt Auto (.32ACP). She also has a Python that she used to shoot a lot. She would like a Colt SAA in .32-20 but the one she fell in love with was an original and...
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    08-13-2017, 04:54 PM
    If you really do want it as a SHTF type application then I would go with a high cap 9mm. Glock if they fit your hand. I don't like their feel so would go with a Browning High Power or clone. Why 9mm? Availability of ammo. .40 cal would be a...
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    08-11-2017, 07:01 AM
    The incendiary charge was in the tip. Tracer was in the back. Those look like tracer but could still be incendiary (or ball or AP) as well. PS yes they are good for starting fires :) Army wisdom. Height of fire danger season. Issue API-T...
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    08-10-2017, 06:46 AM
    It does depend on what you mean by a group. Is it 10 shots within a minute or is it 10 shots spaced out over an hour? 10 shots and gun cleaned between each shot? All depends on what you want to do with the gun/load. The three shot came from...
    38 replies | 1182 view(s)
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    08-09-2017, 09:31 PM
    thanks. So it is higher pressure than the 9mm.
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    08-09-2017, 09:15 PM
    charlie b replied to a thread CVA Scout rifle in Single Shot Guns
    Yep, all kinds of possibilities. I will probably just stick with the .45-70.
    24 replies | 1316 view(s)
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    08-09-2017, 02:04 PM
    charlie b replied to a thread flintlock stock? in Muzzleloading.
    Yep, looks like two things. Inlet lock better. And, I'd do a glass bed job around the barrel breech. It sounds like firing it has had powder flash under the barrel. I still think it can be repaired. But, it also is a good excuse to get a new...
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    08-08-2017, 09:26 PM
    I am another who uses a sharpie to mark loads. I usually just color the primer. Why? Cause every other method of keeping track has failed me in some way over the years. I tried boxes with labels. Then I dropped a box and had 50 rds with no...
    26 replies | 1033 view(s)
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    08-07-2017, 09:40 PM
    charlie b replied to a thread flintlock stock? in Muzzleloading.
    Repair. I have an old double shotgun that the stock was broken in the lock/grip area. Someone before me tried gluing it, which did not work, and, it messed up the joint area. I drilled and installed a couple of dowels to reinforce the joint and...
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    08-07-2017, 08:17 AM
    What is the reason for the shot group? How are you going to use the rifle? For hunting I would shoot one round, then clean it. Keep it in the shade until cool. Then shoot another round, then clean it. Keep conditions as they would be when...
    38 replies | 1182 view(s)
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    08-07-2017, 06:42 AM
    charlie b replied to a thread CVA Scout rifle in Single Shot Guns
    I would go for the V2
    24 replies | 1316 view(s)
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    08-06-2017, 08:28 PM
    Interesting. I hate crescent butt plates. The 'look' that I like on my Lyman GPH is the forend tip area. The small sculpted area where the ramrod enters the stock is sleek looking compared to the square look of the others. But, keep in mind I...
    11 replies | 400 view(s)
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    08-06-2017, 08:11 PM
    I declared myself a 'wimp' when I got past 50. Gave up high power pistols cause they started to bother my wrist and elbow. For rifles I got a Past recoil pad and put recoil pads on all my rifles. Works well. Congrats on the rifle. Sounds like...
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    08-06-2017, 08:05 PM
    charlie b replied to a thread CVA Scout rifle in Single Shot Guns
    The good part is I want a .45-70, which is available here. I was just interested if someone was making barrels cause I'd love a longer one and/or a .38-55
    24 replies | 1316 view(s)
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    08-06-2017, 06:50 AM
    charlie b replied to a thread CVA Scout rifle in Single Shot Guns
    Ok, so where can you order these in the different configurations available from Bergara? I didn't see any US (or Canadian) dealers. Can you order them from Spain through an FFL? I had a Contender a long time ago and considered an Encore. Just...
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    08-05-2017, 11:39 AM
    charlie b replied to a thread CVA Scout rifle in Single Shot Guns
    Thanks. That helps a lot. So these really do swap barrels easily?
    24 replies | 1316 view(s)
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    08-05-2017, 06:33 AM
    charlie b replied to a thread CVA Scout rifle in Single Shot Guns
    Thanks for those pics. Who made your barrel?
    24 replies | 1316 view(s)
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    08-05-2017, 06:30 AM
    charlie b replied to a thread Underhammers in Muzzleloading.
    http://underhammers.blogspot.com/ My favorite. Look about halfway down this page. The Ultimate Underhammer. That may be my next build.
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  • charlie b's Avatar
    08-03-2017, 07:35 PM
    Ok, so that makes more sense.
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    08-03-2017, 07:34 PM
    So if the Tok round has the same chamber pressure as the 9mm then why is it unsafe to fire the Tok round but it is safe to fire the 9mm?
    34 replies | 932 view(s)
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    08-03-2017, 03:34 PM
    So, from what you guys say, the action should be strong enough for a 9mm, just change recoil springs. So, it should also be good for 7.62x25 also with a change of recoil springs? No, my Mausee (built in 1897) is not going to get abused. But, if...
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    08-03-2017, 03:31 PM
    Yep, I knew that given similar velocities sectional density remains king. I kinda forgot about the lead bullet limitations on velocity. That does kinda restrict things a bit when at the top end. No, don't want to go the jacketed route. Paper...
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    08-02-2017, 08:19 PM
    Just curious. Why is the .38-55 not good for longer ranges, ie, 700-1000yd? Wind drift? What is muzzle velocity compared to the .45calibers?
    35 replies | 3078 view(s)
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    08-01-2017, 09:05 PM
    Were the 9mm broomhandles made differently? I know the broomhandle folks warn not to use the Tokarev round due to excessive chamber pressure, but, if it is the same pressure or less than 9mm I wonder why? Does it just need a stronger recoil...
    34 replies | 932 view(s)
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    07-29-2017, 08:58 PM
    The one on the left looks like the one on my Lyman.
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    07-25-2017, 05:07 PM
    I cleaned my GPH barrel with a .32 or so bore brush on a cleaning rod and spun it slowly with an electric drill (with a bore saver to keep it from harming rifling). I also used a small amount of steel wool on the end of the bore brush a second...
    9 replies | 447 view(s)
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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