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  • NavyVet1959's Avatar
    Today, 12:31 AM
    With anything other than the lightest power loads, you would end up with the skirt separating from the head of the bullet.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:36 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Musket debut in Muzzleloading.
    That definitely isn't a Lott that North Star made. All North Star locks have always been made in-house. No idea of the maker. The flint is pointed too high, needs to be pointing at the pan. If a flint needs back further in any gun, I cut a...
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  • NavyVet1959's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:20 AM
    I think you could open them up to 3/32" easy enough without drilling and thereby adding brass chips to your powder. Just taper a 1/8" diameter nail very gradually and push it down into the center of the crimped area with a drill press. You might...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:11 AM
    Just stating facts.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 10:13 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Musket debut in Muzzleloading.
    Does the flint point at the center of the pan when in fired position? I'm thinking your frizzen may need hardened. That's a lot of wear for just a few shots.
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    03-25-2017, 05:27 AM
    When I used the gradually tapered nail in the (non-rotating) drill press to open up the .25 caliber power load, it just opened it a small amount, so it took a few taps to get it all the power into the powder measure tray. I was thinking that if I...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 12:21 AM
    If you spend as much time grooming it after it is wet as a mink or beaver does, it should be just fine. I will say, make it and take it to a shoot, you will immediately be branded as a flat land pilgrim. Wait a minute. Black polyester thread?...
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  • NavyVet1959's Avatar
    03-24-2017, 10:06 PM
    Well, I finally got around to disassembling the .25 caliber power loads tonight and weighed the powder charges. The Omark "brown" S3 load had 1.4 gr of a charcoal colored flake powder in it and the Omark "black" S4 load had 1.6 gr of a powder...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    03-24-2017, 09:35 AM
    Stick with .45-70. To see why, price the .45 Basic brass for a .45-100.
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    03-24-2017, 09:33 AM
    You Must not hunt in rain or snow!
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    03-24-2017, 09:32 AM
    It's best to select a good tough patching, and then fit the ball.
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  • NavyVet1959's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 06:56 PM
    Assuming the original ad was correct, the breech end of the Remington 514 barrel looks like this: I'm thinking that could reduced section could be threaded and then a "chamber" could be screwed onto it that was just the size necessary for the...
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  • NavyVet1959's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 06:35 PM
    Shipping would make it not worthwhile. I sent you a link to another one that the seller had listed.
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    03-23-2017, 03:35 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    But it's colder... And if you are wanting to keep the ice cream that you just bought at the store to not be a milkshake by the time you get home, it can make sense. The good thing about the 2-liter bottles is that they are *very* watertight and...
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  • NavyVet1959's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 03:32 PM
    I won a bid on eBay for a Remington 514 barrel (24.5" long) that is chambered in .22LR. No one else was bidding on it and I thought that just maybe I can use it to make a test barrel for the .25 or .22 power loads. Supposedly, the chamber end of...
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    03-23-2017, 03:22 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    I keep a couple of 2-liter soft drink bottles filled with salt water and frozen in my deep freezer at all times and toss them in a cooler if we are going grocery shopping and might not be back home directly. When I used to be into cycling and would...
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    03-23-2017, 03:09 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    There are quite a few videos and web pages about how to convert a cheaper cooler into one that can hold ice for as long as the Yeti type coolers. Nothing magic happening with the Yeti type coolers -- it's just thicker insulation.
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    03-23-2017, 02:54 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    Well, if you've got the freezer to do that with, you could just go ahead and freeze your own ice. :) I used large stainless steel bowls for making my ice for a cooler.
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  • NavyVet1959's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 12:16 PM
    Kind of illustrates the inconsistencies in manufacturing when 6 holes that are done on the same gun at the same time are slightly different. Probably would have never noticed with regular ammo, but since we're right at the edge of manufacturing...
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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
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