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    03-07-2021, 07:28 PM
    TNW ASR 9mm
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    03-07-2021, 08:00 AM
    Mixed brass for my pistol, but totally agree on using the same brass when consistent accuracy matters, particularly with a carbine at 100 yards or maybe a bit further out ...
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    03-06-2021, 07:20 PM
    Better to load wadcutters for SD. :)
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    03-06-2021, 07:18 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Dixie gun works in Muzzleloading.
    Geez, doesn't sound like the DGW I know, they were always spot on with all transactions and I've probably bought close to a dozen guns from them.
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    02-28-2021, 07:17 PM
    Sold to Ohio Rusty. Strikeman app ... https://www.strikeman.io/pages/get-the-app
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    02-28-2021, 07:07 AM
    Fouling control, if need be, will also depend on the type of breech plug. Running a bore sized patched jag down the tube will push crud into those offshore patent breech plugs, which will require running a patched smallbore brush into the...
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    02-27-2021, 07:40 PM
    I have the entire Strikeman gear and have found that all I really need is the laser cartridge. The app is a free download, use any target, load the app, point the smartphone at the target fire away. I don't bother with all that and just need the...
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    02-27-2021, 04:54 PM
    Like new, never really used, battery installed. You'd want a pair for double tap revolver practice. These sell for $60/each. $30/each shipped, or $55 for both shipped.
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    02-26-2021, 09:49 AM
    What argument? :)
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    02-25-2021, 03:57 PM
    The H015 .45-70 just arrived, very pleased with it statically, the dynamic tests will depend on the weather, maybe next week. Very pleased with the under 4# trigger, just fabulous. Love the American walnut wood and the tight build and finishing...
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    02-25-2021, 02:11 PM
    Yes, Jeff Cooper. Rules are guidelines for people to employ and observe with common sense. If one were to consider the 4 rules of firearms as absolute commandments, would they be right or wrong during the loading of any muzzleloader, where...
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    02-25-2021, 12:39 PM
    Who made those "hard fast" rules and why? BDTB is a SAFETY MEASURE for intelligent, coherent, focused shooters. It MAY not be a smart thing for newbie, lackadaisical, or stupid shooters to entertain. One set of global rules for the stupids at...
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    02-22-2021, 07:04 PM
    Yes, because yer keeping the black powder residue soft, same as blow tubing for BPCR.
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    02-22-2021, 10:01 AM
    ~ Excerpt from Mike Nesbitt's column in the November/December 2013 Muzzleloader Magazine ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Well, it finally happened to me. While at the Free Trapper's November Turkey shoot last year (2012), I took my first...
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    02-20-2021, 07:34 AM
    Bring lots of safety minded patience, go slow and sure, and think before doing anything. Always figure on dry balling - it'll happen sooner or later, so be prepared with ball pulling knowledge and tools.
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    02-19-2021, 05:04 PM
    rfd replied to a thread question on pan lubing in Boolit Lube !
    Unlike pan lubing, where ya hafta wait for a huge amount of pan lube to cool and harden, dip lubing is immediate. I can dip and cookie cut 50 bullets that are ready for immediate loading inside of 15 minutes or lots less. That's why I'd rather dip...
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    02-18-2021, 07:49 PM
    SO many personal opinions about bp cleaning and SO many diverse processes. Which one to choose? The answer is that you may only know what's best for you through personal testing of those personal opinions.
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    02-18-2021, 07:45 PM
    rfd replied to a thread question on pan lubing in Boolit Lube !
    +1 Dip lubing is faster and easier, at least for me. I use a case to "cookie cut" the bullets once the lube has hardened. No need for me to heat bullets as long as they're at a reasonable room temperature. Gato Feo #1 home brew lube. No...
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    02-18-2021, 02:05 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Hunting Speed Loader in Muzzleloading.
    Top shelf! I've made 2 to 4 balls in the loader, along with 1 in the gun. It's all good, whatever works well is best.
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    02-18-2021, 12:45 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Hunting Speed Loader in Muzzleloading.
    Y'all need to learn about these before nay saying. I've been making and using these speed loaders for decades. They load easy with .50 and up, but I might use a small copper or brass funnel, that's always attached to my shooting bag strap, for...
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    02-18-2021, 11:26 AM
    Some scrap pine, a 7/16" bit for the powder charge holes, 1/2" bit for the patched .490" ball holes, some stain, a few slaps of wipe-on polyU, 3 cork stoppers, 2 twisted nails, a length of leather shoelace, and some time on the bandsaw and sanding...
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    02-17-2021, 09:47 PM
    Good for ya, I love it when it all starts to come together. For me and most other loaders/shooters, the Cornell wad press punch is indispensable. Get one and a goodly supply of .060 LDPE! Cheers, Rob.
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    02-14-2021, 11:23 AM
    Hope mine will look and shoot as good as yers!
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    02-14-2021, 10:40 AM
    Good to hear, gives me hope that Henry finally got it right. Otherwise, even with a crappy trigger, it's always been a heckuva gun. Try AA5744 powder. It's the white devil dust stuff that was meant for BPCR guns and won't be location sensitive,...
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    02-14-2021, 09:11 AM
    1:6 of Ballistol (or any water soluble oil):water
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    02-14-2021, 08:46 AM
    Lotsa good ways to clean up black powder cartridge guns. For me, my main concern is always the brass and bbl wipers, since I only load and shoot black powder charged PPBs. It all starts at the range with the fired brass and used gopher wipers...
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    02-14-2021, 06:52 AM
    I had a pair of the old Henry H015 single shots, .223 and .357 - just terrible triggers considering the quality of the rifle. So I'm hoping the trigger has greatly improved with the new crop of these guns ... and will know this week when the...
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    02-13-2021, 10:27 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Flash Channel? in Muzzleloading.
    Because that's what dissolves bp residue the best and cheapest - plain tepid tap water. No hot water, no soap, no commercial concoctions. The key to fast and complete cleaning of bp residue is in keeping the bp residue soft after the last shot...
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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