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    02-20-2020, 08:01 AM
    43, 43X, are different than the 48. the 48 has the staggared magazine (10 round) where the 43 has straight stack mag. the 48 grip with the slight stagger mag has a thicker grip than 43.
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    02-14-2020, 10:36 PM
    kens replied to a thread Knee surgery in Our Town
    Good luck. The technology has progressed so much you will be up and around real soon.
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    02-12-2020, 09:48 PM
    PM sent
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    02-08-2020, 11:16 PM
    NSB, I didnt read where you mention what alloy you are referring to. Hard cast? soft cast? The OP did mention his moderate velocity and moderate yardage; I think this is do-able, provided he not casting hard alloy. As the OP described moderate...
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    02-01-2020, 08:22 PM
    What is that? Did you take a .41colt pistol barrel blank (unchambered), and breech it for a muzzleloader? so, its got the .41 pistol twist rate and bore/groove of the .41colt???
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    02-01-2020, 06:34 PM
    I'm getting ready soon to clean out a bunch of old mil-surp boxes o' stuff. If I knew what it looks like, (picture) I could try to match it.
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    01-31-2020, 07:51 PM
    I got a few big pieces of black walnut it is in big rough blanks
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    01-31-2020, 06:52 PM
    I guess you need to look into muzzle loading suppliers track of the wolf and the others that supply parts and accessories colerain barrels rice barrels oregon barrels and then all the lock makers.......
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    01-30-2020, 10:35 AM
    yup, +1 besides, the inlines as they are with sabots, powerbelts, pellet powder, primers, they are already equal to 45-70. May was well call it a single shot 45-70. why need that?
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    01-29-2020, 09:50 PM
    kens replied to a thread RB in air rifles? in AirGuns
    yes, they are called BB guns. the good ones are rifled barrels. common pellets are .177 and BB shot is .180
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    01-29-2020, 02:56 PM
    when I shot the skeet & trap with muzzle loader, we could regulate pattern (choke) with powder charge. Less powder (velocity) held a tighter pattern. Higher velocity opened up the pattern And shot charge could go pretty big
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    01-29-2020, 10:37 AM
    I used to shoot trap & skeet at Friendship, In. yes, those shotguns are lot of fun. Some guns could accept standard plastic wads, made loading a breeze.
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    01-29-2020, 12:49 AM
    I think all our favorite bullets are the ones coming from the easiest mold to use. My favorite is a truncated cone that just falls out of the mold. and it shoots good too!
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    01-29-2020, 12:36 AM
    I guess we all have seen that other tacticool levergun, mossberg. what a hideous thing. Here is a video on Henry' take on tactical lever gun. I think it is not bad. As far as looks it is a long way ahead of the mossberg. What you think??...
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    01-27-2020, 11:07 PM
    kens replied to a thread flintlock pistol kit in Muzzleloading.
    I dont know the Traditions kits. But I do have a flinter rifle. Flintlocks can help you shoot better though, that is, if you can shoot a flinter without flinching, your getting pretty good. Then afterwards when you shoot a modern gun, it is so...
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    01-27-2020, 11:10 AM
    Larry, How does that sight work with a scope on it? Seems like the scope will block the peep sight?
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    01-27-2020, 09:32 AM
    you mention you are water dropping WW. that is too hard an alloy for your velocity
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    01-26-2020, 08:27 PM
    I luv it. I got one too. Too much fun. Fun also when at the range with someone that is shootin' a 1911, you just pick up some his ammo and start blasting. ya, I know, I'm bad.
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    01-25-2020, 06:30 PM
    Hi, beautiful project. I also have a rolling block action in the works, but it is at the bottom of a long list of projects. I enjoy seeing your project. I am working up loads for a .31 cal muzzleloader with oversize .30 cal rifle bullets. 40gr....
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Shot muzzleloading Buckskinnin as youngster. Reload modern cartridges.
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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