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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:20 PM
    Leave the rod on. You never know if you want a second shot or pull a ball in the field. I have a .50 cal left hand TC Renegade I bought new for my south paw Wife in case she would ever like to go hunting with me and it's been sitting in the back...
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    Yesterday, 02:59 PM
    I gave away some old Rem UMC dog bone boxes a guy wanted for his collection plus a full box of .22 shorts Hiawatha ACE. Used to buy them at the local Gamble store for .18 cents a box. I still have full bricks of Rem .22 standard velocity target...
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    11-21-2020, 12:27 PM
    Randy, I get a lot of pone hole groups too, but they are scattered all over the paper :D
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    11-17-2020, 11:34 PM
    TNX. Joe
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    11-17-2020, 11:03 PM
    Tom I use the 2F OE in my Shiloh .50-90 and .2" compression is where the ladder loads make some very nice round 5 shot groups and that falls pretty close for all the calibers I shoot. It will also have a spot with heavy compression also. You can...
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    11-17-2020, 04:00 PM
    When you say shallow seated I take it your talking about a PP bullet. For hunting using a PP bullet I completely do it different than I would for matches or range time. My hunting bullets are a little less in diameter or with a reduced shank so it...
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    11-16-2020, 11:07 AM
    We had a cement plant that used a 8 gauge blasters.
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    11-13-2020, 10:19 AM
    I think the reason some have problems with blackpowder rifles is the magnum mentality. They seem to think for instance the .45-70 should push a bullet as fast as a .458 Win mag. And the same goes with the muzzle loaders. I see guys my way coming...
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    11-13-2020, 12:05 AM
    Its a nice short 1" long 2 groove mould 577-611 and it weighs 510gr I think what helps this mini is the .135" thick skirt. I think the reason it shoots so well for me in the .58 is because the diameter combined with the length. I have shot it on...
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    11-12-2020, 04:51 PM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Barrel Seasoning in Muzzleloading.
    You might want to try straight Vaseline for patchiest lube. I can soot a whole 30 shot over the log shoot with out having to swab the bore to seat the ball.
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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    11-12-2020, 10:20 AM
    I think a lot of the inaccuracy shooting the mini is a over load of powder that will blow the skirt out when the ball clears the muzzle. My .58 Hawken has a GM barrel and I think it has a 72 or maybe a 78 twist, not sure anymore what it is and I...
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    11-11-2020, 09:26 PM
    Back in the mid 80's I wanted to go to Alaska for a moose and I wanted to use a Hawken. Well I build the Hawken but I made it a 58 and I wanted a full stock but I got in a hurry and I used a skillsaw to cut the barrel Chanel well some dust got in...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    11-11-2020, 08:48 PM
    there is absolutely ***NO*** need to pull a breech plug ... until you need to. which may be Never. or maybe not. :) r.
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    11-11-2020, 08:47 PM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Barrel Seasoning in Muzzleloading.
    Personally I don't want oil in a barrel or water based cutting oils when I start cleaning it. Once you get oil on the barrel it tends to trap the water under it and you have to make darned sure when the bore is clean that you get it dry before...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    11-11-2020, 07:38 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Barrel Seasoning in Muzzleloading.
    personally, i see no reason to complicate cleaning all manner of trad ML or cartridge guns that are fed real black powder. all it takes is discipline, plain tap water, and literally any kinda "gun oil" for the final lube. to me, anything else is...
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    11-11-2020, 06:48 PM
    almost all the offshore trad ML kits only need a screwdriver to stick together, then load up and make go bang (well, maybe). to make the gun look better, and add some protection, requires sanding and sealing the stock at the least. lots of times...
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    11-11-2020, 06:20 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Barrel Seasoning in Muzzleloading.
    aside from the fallacy of "seasoning" steel, lotsa different takes on cleaning a traditional muzzleloader. my take is simple - get at that BP residue ASAP no matter what. this means as soon as the last shot is taken for the...
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    11-11-2020, 12:44 PM
    OK, Here is my thought about your reply. When you say 7 gr of shotgun powder this leaves the door wide open. It could be anything from Herco to 700X or 800X. 7 grains of some of that powder is a load for a .45 colt or the .44 mag using lighter...
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    11-09-2020, 12:35 PM
    ohhhh boy here we go..........
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  • rfd's Avatar
    11-07-2020, 07:26 PM
    Gato Feo is an original 19th century bullet lube formula. I, and others, have tried different tallows and all did not work as well as mutton or lamb tallow. It is well worth brewing up, using, and fully enjoying. Some notes on Gato Feo by its...
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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
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