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    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    KCSO said "You can make one easy enough from a 45 acp case. Heat anneal and drill for the nipple shank and swedge it out to a cone." I just tried making one out of a .45 case and it worked out well. Finally found a use for small primer .45 acp brass.
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    Yesterday, 05:53 PM
    Same caliber for a pistol and rifle along with a separate powder measure for each would streamline the possible bag. Never done a wood walk but I can see one in my future, never thought about bringing a rifle and a pistol, humm. I have a CVA...
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    Yesterday, 09:23 AM
    Testing the flash is half the fun of rolling your own. LOL
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    05-21-2018, 07:59 PM
    That could of been my problem with this last batch, I cooked the cc but left it in the container for a few days and a wet front moved in by the time I ground it in a blender. The potassium nitrate and sulfur are in air tight containers but even then...
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    05-20-2018, 08:05 PM
    I grind the charcoal down in a second hand kitchen blender and then add all the ingredients together in the ball mill and mix for about five hours. I think the mix picked up some moisture and needs longer milling.
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    05-20-2018, 06:47 PM
    Been working a 1/4 lb batch using Carolina Willow. I milled the 75/15/10 for about five hours today and lit a spoon full of the green mill powder. Not sure what happened but it was real slow and didn't burn well almost like a match burning and...
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    05-20-2018, 10:42 AM
    I'm a lefty who shoots right handed cap locks and have thought about getting a nipple cup for my rifles. I think it would help with the fragments spraying my right wrist when shooting. Most of the times I wear a long sleeved hunting shirt for...
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    05-18-2018, 03:42 PM
    I got in trouble once at a job when I talked about a good pair of dikes (wire cutters). Just made some Carolina willow cc for my next batch. Seems that the willow cc is lighter than the red cedar cc I used for my first batch. Think I'll have some...
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    05-17-2018, 07:10 PM
    Got a pound ready to try out but the weather is calling for a week of rain. Just cooked some Carolina Willow down to CC and might as well make some more BP. That way I can see if there is any difference between cedar and willow BP if I ever get out...
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    05-14-2018, 09:28 AM
    Great, it has some good history and testing in it.
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    05-13-2018, 09:04 PM
    I found this informative piece about black powder. Hope the attachment works.
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    05-11-2018, 06:25 PM
    I would start with something easy to get for patching and doesn't take a lot of beating on the ball to get started like pillow ticking then work up an accurate load and try different lubes. After that try thicker patches and see how it affects...
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    05-08-2018, 11:35 AM
    I just got a Marlin 1893 breakdown in 30-30. It is a family piece that I finally pried out of my older brother's grip. From the serial number it was made in 1897 which makes it 120 years old I need to get the case restored, the rifle looks new. I'm...
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    05-03-2018, 09:46 AM
    For an initial cleaning I would get a .54 caliber brush and scrub with the breach end of the barrel in a bucket of warm water. Pull the nipple and use some dishwashing detergent squirted down the barrel as you scrub. After that rinse with warm...
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    05-02-2018, 06:22 PM
    I shot 90 grains of 3F in my .50 caliber CVA with a PRB once which was all I needed. 50-60 grains will start you out just fine.
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    05-02-2018, 09:29 AM
    120 grains in a .54 caliber, I would pad your shoulder with a towel for that one. LOL
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    05-01-2018, 07:03 PM
    My Chrystal ball sees a .54 caliber pistol in your future, might as well work on getting a matched set ;) Nice rifle you got there, have fun going down the BP rabbit hole.
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    04-30-2018, 01:38 PM
    Looks like I have Carolina Willow growing around here. They are invasive and pretty much a weed tree or bush. Also have a stand of bamboo on the southern end of the property that needs to be cut back. Just one stalk of bamboo is over twenty feet...
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    04-29-2018, 07:11 PM
    6.5 grains of red dot pushing a 100 grain cast .311 boolit was my go to load during the .22 rim fire drought. Great fun out to 50 yds and cheaper than .22's at the time. Still use that load for fun in all my 30 caliber+ rifles.
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    04-27-2018, 06:50 PM
    It totals 102.5% because of the 90% sulfur and dextrin that I'm using. I had to increase the sulfur by 1 % to get the correct proportions because 10% of the weight is inert. The dextrin is added into the final mix as a binder and is not part of the...
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    04-27-2018, 03:54 PM
    Finally got a chance to try my home grown BP today. Nothing special, just a couple shots at a pine cone sitting on the ground about 5 yards away. I used my Traditions Kentucky flinter pistol in .50 caliber with a PRB, bore butter and a pillow...
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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