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    Today, 10:14 PM
    flint always stays in until it needs replacing or the lock is being cleaned. with a loaded tube - hammer down on the pan, hammer steel (frizzen) flipped open, toothpick or quill in the touch hole, leather boot on the hammer steel. that's how you...
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    Yesterday, 07:44 AM
    aa5744 is meant for 19th century large capacity cases. it is not location sensitive. it will almost always not burn all the powder granules. it is quite accurate and when sr4759 was discontinued, aa5744 became the smokeless powder of choice for...
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  • Captain*Kirk's Avatar
    07-14-2019, 09:49 PM
    I presently use Unique on my .44-40 loads. After dropping the powder (very meticulous attention, I might add) I give each and every case a thorough visual using a very bright Streamlight LED flashlight. A double charge would stick out like a sore...
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    07-14-2019, 04:08 PM
    rfd replied to a thread pig hunting w/cannon in Muzzleloading.
    benny said it best in the 18th century, but i'll rephrase it a bit to apply to the 21st century ...
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    07-14-2019, 06:30 AM
    rfd replied to a thread pig hunting w/cannon in Muzzleloading.
    y'all need to realize that since the mid 20th century hunting in the USA has been under attack. and clearly it's gotten worse as the decades fly by. we fought for our freedom from the brits - do we really want to end up like the brits of today,...
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    07-13-2019, 10:12 PM
    rfd replied to a thread pig hunting w/cannon in Muzzleloading.
    exactly. vids like this pig/cannon one do real hunting an immense disservice in the eyes of the non-hunting public. we hunters need to think smart, not dumb, or we'll be extinct. think not? then yer living in a bubble and not experiencing...
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    07-11-2019, 05:42 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Flintlock Lube in Muzzleloading.
    after a range session the flint lock gets pulled and set into a pail of plain tepid tap water, whilst i work on the gun's tube. later, the lock is removed from the water, excess water shaken off, towel patted dry, spritzed all over with wd40 which...
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    07-11-2019, 08:08 AM
    rfd replied to a thread pig hunting w/cannon in Muzzleloading.
    feral hogs are a major epidemic in the USA, no question. and it's getting worse every year. i have no problem killin' hogs, my favorite game to hunt - and eat.
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    07-11-2019, 08:04 AM
    rfd replied to a thread pig hunting w/cannon in Muzzleloading.
    you've got to be joking, but clearly you aren't.
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    07-11-2019, 05:42 AM
    rfd replied to a thread pig hunting w/cannon in Muzzleloading.
    using a cannon to kill any critter is just flat out dumb and unethical. i've killed plenty of pigs - with a longbow - but i'm in as best control of my weapon as i can be for both holding its draw weight and aiming at the moment of the shaft's...
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    07-10-2019, 07:59 PM
    all the right stuff stuck on at last = range time ASAP.
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    07-10-2019, 09:27 AM
    i will DEFINITELY be building my next one!
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    07-09-2019, 08:20 PM
    it's a wonderful world of personal opinions ... a longtime charged muzzleloader will almost always not be an issue for firing and being as accurate as it always was the day or month or years it was last ignited. they all go bang unless the tube...
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    07-09-2019, 11:05 AM
    i would NEVER leave a muzzleloader charged unless i was in hunt camp, and even then the gun would get muzzle flagged and it would be an overnight/day event. "withdrawing a load" at camp was also a military must back in the 18th century. they...
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    07-09-2019, 08:48 AM
    yep! looks like that upper arrives at ya today, too. :cool: as soon as i got that stag 15 orc it was like "where have i been?" with regards to ar's in general. now it's the only white powder rifle i own, the rest are all charcoal burners with...
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    07-09-2019, 06:04 AM
    why would you leave a trad muzzleloader loaded for a month, or left loaded at all?
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    07-09-2019, 06:00 AM
    great post, almost like being there, thanx for sharing!
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    07-08-2019, 07:50 PM
    rfd replied to a thread pig hunting w/cannon in Muzzleloading.
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    07-08-2019, 07:02 PM
    when i played with greasers i made up dummies using a hornady OAL gauge to precisely set the cartridge length. from there it was relatively easy to figure powder charge, compression w/wad, bullet seat depth.
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    07-08-2019, 01:52 PM
    i think i might have found an ar15 itch i didn't realize i had, and what needed scratchin'. swapped the stag upper carbine for a .223wylde rifle barrel upper with a new BCG and charger. just stuck on the trinity force BUIS while awaiting the swfa...
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    07-08-2019, 08:39 AM
    rfd replied to a thread pig hunting w/cannon in Muzzleloading.
    you DO NOT need to "sign on" to google to see a youtube video.
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    07-08-2019, 08:37 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Flintlock question in Muzzleloading.
    notch the back of the flint's already too thick leather - that will set the flint back to touch the cock screw and will allow the necessary space 'tween the flint's edge and the hammer steel (frizzen). use a thinner leather flint leather in the...
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    07-08-2019, 07:50 AM
    rfd replied to a thread pig hunting w/cannon in Muzzleloading.
    to each their own concept of ethical morality and moronic behaviour. ymmv.
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    07-08-2019, 06:44 AM
    rfd replied to a thread pig hunting w/cannon in Muzzleloading.
    hunting with a cannon is dumb. that feller in the vid is flat out creepy. having worked on the "internet" before it was the internet, most folks don't have a clue what it's really all about. forget about worries over google, that's...
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    07-08-2019, 06:00 AM
    dry patching, never ever wet. i also experimented with greasing the felt wads, but there was no difference in both accuracy and between shot fouling control. that load did well under 2moa @ 200 yards if i was on my game.
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    07-08-2019, 05:51 AM
    wad stacks are fun for reduced loads, and yet can be extremely accurate. a 200 yard match winning PPB load - 66 grains of swiss 1-1/2f under a pair of .025" milk carton wads, a pair of 1/8" hard felt wads, another pair of .025" milk carton wads,...
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    07-07-2019, 05:42 PM
    rfd replied to a thread FS: S&W Victory SW22 in Completed Deals
    SPF to jenkins
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    07-07-2019, 03:53 PM
    Bought this S&W Victory .22LR last year to use with a proposed club steel challenge event that never materialized. I prefer revolvers. Time to make safe room for more toys, er, guns. This gun is in Excellent condition. I put one 50 round box of...
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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