WidenersRepackboxLee PrecisionInline Fabrication
Titan ReloadingMidSouth Shooters SupplyRotoMetals2

Tab Content
  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:07 PM
    rfd replied to a thread F vs FF in Muzzleloading.
    true on the number of "Fs" but yer pic shows 777 and that ain't real black powder.
    8 replies | 183 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    very nice little snubbie ya got LD13, congrats. to external hammer or not? if the revolver is for self defense/ccw, an external hammer is a detriment. snubbies ain't for everyone, either.
    15 replies | 377 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:41 AM
    rfd replied to a thread F vs FF in Muzzleloading.
    i only own, assemble, build, maintain, and shoot flintlock rifles and smoothbores in calibers that range from .32 to .62, and they all get swiss 3f both down the tube and in the pan. particularly with flintlocks, and the need to feed a pan, having...
    8 replies | 183 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-23-2019, 06:45 PM
    it ain't me, it's all about the good wood - hard to screw up pretty tiger stripe grain! however, i've always felt that aqua fortis (iron nitrate) makes it pop better than an actual stain. i used kibler's iron nitrate in two coats, with high heat...
    25 replies | 1503 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-23-2019, 08:15 AM
    rfd replied to a thread TVM kits in Muzzleloading.
    there are kits and then there are KITS. the key ingredient is the stock, which can vary from literally an outlined plank to one that this fully CNC inletted and mortised. that's what trad muzzleloader kits are all primarily about - the condition...
    15 replies | 648 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-22-2019, 08:06 PM
    pretty much done, ready for baptism .... at last!
    25 replies | 1503 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-22-2019, 09:02 AM
    make it all easier with a trad muzzleloader and just use an adjustable volumetric powder measure. this makes it easy to work up a charge load the gun will prefer for a particular task, typically target or hunting. once a suitable charge is...
    32 replies | 525 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-21-2019, 06:43 PM
    trad muzzleloaders have historically been volume measured for their charge. we all know why this had to be, right? in essence, yes there IS a difference between swiss and goex, where swiss packs a bit more punch. this is why we test a new gun...
    32 replies | 525 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-21-2019, 06:34 PM
    for white devil dust filled cartridges - trail boss for mouse fart loads and aa5744 for consistent accuracy. no wads or fillers as that can be dangerous.
    13 replies | 314 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-21-2019, 06:27 PM
    indian joe got it right - volume is a displacement value, grains are weight, the two don't mix though one could make very unique comparisons between very specific audited volume/grain data.
    32 replies | 525 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-21-2019, 04:32 PM
    rfd replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    to confirm, this is solely for smoothbores and not rifled barrels? it sounds like the semolina "wad" is doing a bore scrub. an interesting perspective that's at least worth trialing.
    70 replies | 1656 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-20-2019, 07:14 PM
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    32 replies | 525 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-20-2019, 06:31 PM
    black powder - front stuffers measure by volume, cartridge loaders measure by weight. that's all there is to that. as already mentioned, get a brass adjustable volume measure. use it to test out what load yer gun prefers. a good starting point...
    32 replies | 525 view(s)
  • Captain*Kirk's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 09:45 PM
    Captain*Kirk replied to a thread New Henry in Leverguns
    Good deal! Be sure to give us an honest review when you shoot it!
    10 replies | 487 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 07:50 PM
    rfd replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    how do they keep the fouling soft - swab between firings? better yet, what exactly are their load and firing processes from shot to shot?
    70 replies | 1656 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 06:25 PM
    rfd replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    so ... charging with black powder, then with something non-powder like cream-of-wheat or semolina meal, then easily pushing down a ball to seat ... and this becomes a match winning load for at least a fair number of shooters? is any lube used??
    70 replies | 1656 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 06:05 PM
    rfd replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    packing on top of a pistol ball, sure - but a lubed wad or grease, nothing dry. greglaroche - i dunno of anyone mixing grits with bp for a long gun here in the states, it's all patches and/or wads. or since it's a smoothie, does it have...
    70 replies | 1656 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 09:33 AM
    don't git better'n that. ;)
    13 replies | 276 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 09:17 AM
    aa5744 was made for large case cartridges such as those of the later 19th century, not position sensitive, you will probably see unburnt granules in the tube and that is of no concern. this is the current premier smokeless powder for those kinda...
    13 replies | 276 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-18-2019, 10:01 PM
    rfd replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    for a trad muzzleloader? like, why?? for what reason???
    70 replies | 1656 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-18-2019, 07:42 PM
    not unlike any other cartridge build - experiment with OAL. i've greaser loaded and shot that lee 459-500-3r out of sharps and rollers using aa5744, set just off the rifling. i wasn't impressed with its 200 and 300 yard performance. definitely...
    13 replies | 276 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-18-2019, 05:58 AM
    rfd replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    FWIW, in the matter of MM ball patching, either damp or dry, using tap water that might contain traces of salt or other corrosive compounds - i did a LOT of testing with these kinda patches per the dutch regimen and never had any metal issues as a...
    70 replies | 1656 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-18-2019, 05:41 AM
    rfd replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    for the purpose of fouling control or cleaning, ain't gonna matter at all. just look at what's in most "powder solvents" these dayze, and maybe what they don't tell ya is in that stuff. the act of cleaning out a trad muzzy don't need to be made...
    70 replies | 1656 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-17-2019, 08:20 PM
    rfd replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    there is no need for distilled water and trad muzzleloaders. there is no need for any commercial or DIY "cleaning" concoctions. plain tepid tap water is all that's needed for cleaning out the tube and lock - but ONLY if the gun has been well...
    70 replies | 1656 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-17-2019, 05:58 AM
    rfd replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    moose milk = water soluble oil and water. some will add in hydrogen peroxide and/or soap (which is the original Dutch Shoultz MM formula), and i would never add in those ingredients. water soluble oil can be ballistol or NAPA or any similar...
    70 replies | 1656 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-16-2019, 05:11 PM
    rfd replied to a thread TVM kits in Muzzleloading.
    TVM has good "kits", so does Jim Kibler and I prefer Jim's. Understand that none of these onshore "kits" are anything like those screwdriver offshore kits, and basically what yer getting is a reasonably CNC'd stock that Will require a buncha...
    15 replies | 648 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-15-2019, 06:20 AM
    ready to finish ...
    25 replies | 1503 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-15-2019, 06:18 AM
    time flies by and work has started, stopped, started, stopped, and now near finished - actually, it's at the finish stage. will do aqua fortis under tru-oil. some random pics of the build ...
    25 replies | 1503 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-13-2019, 07:37 AM
    BUIS added, Rise drop-in trigger, and a better CQB 1-6x24 TG scope. and a brass trap.
    33 replies | 1023 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    06-12-2019, 08:04 PM
    swiss black powder only. 1-1/2f for all bpcr/tr cartridge rifles, 3f down the tube and in the pan for all flintlock long guns. when i had cap'n'ball pistols, 3f only.
    15 replies | 863 view(s)
More Activity
About rfd

Basic Information

Age
73
About rfd
Location:
NJ via TX

Statistics


Total Posts
Total Posts
3,082
Posts Per Day
1.32
General Information
Last Activity
Yesterday 08:09 PM
Join Date
02-07-2013
Referrals
0
Home Page
http://www.buffalorifles.org

5 Friends

  1. Captain*Kirk Captain*Kirk is offline

    Boolit Buddy

    Captain*Kirk
  2. dromia dromia is offline

    Moderator Emeritus

    • Send a message via Yahoo to dromia
    dromia
  3. Flintlock1812 Flintlock1812 is offline

    Boolit Bub

    Flintlock1812
  4. ktapply ktapply is offline

    Boolit Mold

    ktapply
  5. vikingson57 vikingson57 is offline

    Boolit Bub

    vikingson57
Showing Friends 1 to 5 of 5
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