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    06-21-2017, 06:59 PM
    oldracer ... The picture with the white stuff is indeed snow. On that day we had a combination of elements that resulted in very unusual conditions for this area. Normally we're close enough to Washington, DC that the political hot air keeps...
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    06-21-2017, 08:43 AM
    The web site is under construction, but it may prove of interest to some. If you're in the area, come join us!! http://www.bullrunmuzzleloaders.com
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    06-19-2017, 08:46 AM
    And I do thank you for your offer, Jack. I thank Jim for his thought also. He sent me an IM with the info. Appreciate it very much. See how hard they are to find? A friend of mine also offered me an old Lyman single cavity that he doesn't use...
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    06-19-2017, 08:29 AM
    butchbrandt - - I can walk into any store that processes film and pick up a couple almost all the time.
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    06-14-2017, 03:37 PM
    Machinists oil (NAPA oil) the brown stuff that looks like oil, smells like oil, tastes like oil = 1 part oil, 7 parts water. Soak your patch strip in it and then pull it between your fingers to remove the excess. Lay it on a non-porous surface and...
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    06-13-2017, 09:14 AM
    My hometown is Ste Genevieve, MO which was founded by the French as a shipping port for lead. Through the years my grandfather, father and I found all sorts of lead bars and ingots in all sorts of places. When I'm gone and my kids clean out the...
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    06-12-2017, 11:17 AM
    Everyone ... especially Harleyboss and Kcajeel .... Thank you, very much, for your input. I FOUND ONE!!! I got a response ON SUNDAY no less to an email query I'd sent out. I should have a mould in 10 days. I have enough roundball for the...
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    06-11-2017, 08:25 AM
    I had one stick about 6 inches up the bore. Soaked the bore with Kroil overnight. I got a steel rod from the hardware store, the biggest diameter that would fit in the bore. Then I took the edge off one end with some emery paper, just enough so...
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    06-11-2017, 08:08 AM
    Harleyboss - Pedersoli does indeed have a double in .400, but it doesn't seem you can order from their website. But they have a whole list of distributors which I can check out. One is only about 60 miles from me and I've done business with them...
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    06-10-2017, 04:11 PM
    Mooman76 - When I made the rifle more NMLRA off-hand rifle matches were won, more NMLRA off-hand rifle National Championships were won, and more NMLRA off-hand records were set by 40 caliber rifles than any other caliber. Same goes for heavy bench...
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    06-10-2017, 11:40 AM
    After more years than I care to think about my Lee .400" single cavity round ball mold has gone south. I'm looking for a replacement but can't find anything in .400. What gives???? Seems things jump from .395 to .450 and I can't even find a Lee...
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    06-07-2017, 08:45 AM
    Toymaker replied to a thread Making Ben's Red in Boolit Lube !
    I did this and it works very well. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?83552-Lube-stick-molds-my-version I store my sticks in a ziplock bag in the freezer of a small fridge in the basement.
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    06-06-2017, 03:15 AM
    $15.00 plus scrap lying around
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    06-05-2017, 09:03 AM
    The architect who oversaw that project did the Octagon House in Washington, DC before Monticello. English lead, English leadsmiths, new roof, gutters, downspouts ........... I DIDN'T miss out on the scrap. They needed a very expensive Hazardous...
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    06-03-2017, 06:25 PM
    Not saying this is it, but this happened to a friend with an Encore and it took us an accident to discover the problem. Really great accuracy when suddenly its gone. Poof. From sub-MOA to a shotgun pattern. Check the screws, check the mounts,...
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I'm a long time muzzle loader so I've been casting round ball for some time. Got interested in BPCR and started casting for that too. Compete locally, regionally, territorial and nationally, but the only person I have to beat is me.
Springfield, VA
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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