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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 PM
    Looking at those two diameter bullets the way they are loaded you must have an awful long freebore or an undersized bore riding nose to get them seated and close the breach. What is your patched base and bore riding section diameter of those...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Today, 07:39 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    without proof (pun intended) you have nothing but theory. get the proof that there are guns leaving gardone with proof marked barrels that haven't actually been proofed, to back up yer statement.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Today, 06:12 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    do you have empirical data that the Gardone proof house has stamped proof marks on barrels that have not been tested? if so, that would lead to a really huge scandal of epic proportions, and lots of fines and jail time.
    79 replies | 2287 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    Today, 06:06 AM
    cigarette rolling paper will be expensive and might be too small of size. lots of good patching paper abounds. i use fidelity 9# or 10# onion paper from papermill.
    13 replies | 295 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    Today, 06:03 AM
    rfd replied to a thread neck sizer in Black Powder Cartridge
    for the most part with black powder loads, fire form the brass, and never resize the case. lubed bullets should just push in and if need be a Very slight taper crimp is used to hold 'em in place over the wad(s) and powder column. for new brass, a...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:09 PM
    i cast and dip lube the lee 340 with GF#1, then load the brass with 14 grains of trail boss. an accurate load out to 200 yards. for more pep and much longer distances it has to be 26 grains of AA5744. but every gun requires careful evaluation and...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 05:38 PM
    be interesting to measure the 223 due to arrive next week at me.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 04:10 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    i when i spoke with jim chambers to order out his white lightnin touch hole liners, and explained the mess that jackie brown made of my smoothbores liner hole, he said three solid threads is all that's needed ... at least for a touch liner.
    79 replies | 2287 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 04:01 PM
    henry tech support was adamant that all h015 barrels are externally the same except for their bore and chamber ream dimensions. i guess that's gonna need real world vetting. can anyone with a h015-4570 accurately measure the muzzle and breech...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 01:23 PM
    henry tech support said the external barrel dimensions for all of their h015 series are the same. if so, whether a .223 or .45-70, only the bore would be different. if this is true, then that would account for the incremental decrease in the...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 02:12 PM
    henry tech support sez all the h015 single shot rifles have the same exterior dimension barrels, no matter whether it's .223 or .45-70 chamber and bore ream. that fact is borne out by the guns weights listed for each of these rifle cartridge...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 11:36 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    best of luck, be safe.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 08:40 PM
    fwiw, on the henry site the spex on their s/s iron mounted rifles decreases as the bores increase. i'll call uncle henry up tomorrow to see if the barrels on these guns have the same outside dimensions.
    118 replies | 5406 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 08:18 PM
    interesting. the .223 version weighs over 7lbs and the .45-70 version weighs under 7lbs, how did the big bore contribute to lost total weight?
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 08:15 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Touch hole liner in Muzzleloading.
    .............................
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 06:32 AM
    no modification to the gun will be required. it'll work just fine for PPB cartridges ... or lubed bullet cartridges. you didn't mention the powder you'd use, i hope it's real black powder. ;)
    2 replies | 146 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 06:11 AM
    Another great Denny Ducet video!
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  • Lead pot's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 11:36 PM
    Just one way to find out.....shoot it.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 09:37 AM
    i just did - got one on order!
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 07:53 AM
    i might get a henry s/s in .223 chambering, get the barrel and chamber reamed out for .38-55 and load up some black powder PPB cartridges. :redneck:
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 06:52 AM
    i don't even have a henry s/s and i'll take one! :)
    9 replies | 591 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 06:40 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Redding T-7 Turret in Reloading Equipment
    the redding t-7 is the T-REX of turret presses, had one, shouldn't have sold it. that said, not a fan on on-press powder measures if real accuracy in dropped powder weights is desired. better doing that off-press, as i do with a harrell's culver.
    41 replies | 1323 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 06:35 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Powder measure in Reloading Equipment
    HARRELL'S ! i'd spent a small fortune on name brand powder measures and none can compare to a harrell's. mine is the schuetzen 2-25 grain model for handgun loads of 3.7 to 6.3 grains of a variety of smokeless powders and it's accuracy is spot on...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-11-2018, 12:44 PM
    yes, i knew that might be a concern with brass that's been reformed from about the waist up. i ordered the .45-70 case holder for new or full length sized brass. if it doesn't work out i'll see about getting a custom wilson case holder.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-11-2018, 09:19 AM
    went with the wilson trimmer, thanx for all yer input fellers.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-11-2018, 06:36 AM
    i want to be able to adjust the trimmed case length for particular PPB chambered rifles. it will vary from 2.092 to 2.100 in case length. the cases are not to standard gov't dimensions either, they're custom reformed a tad smaller along the case...
    13 replies | 381 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    10-10-2018, 09:01 PM
    is that the model 2400? if so, what extras were required for 45-70 brass?
    13 replies | 381 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    10-10-2018, 06:31 PM
    ... for .45-70 brass only, a good one that's accurate and repeatable. your recommendations, please?
    13 replies | 381 view(s)
  • Lead pot's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 09:25 PM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Cranberry time in Cookin' Recipe's
    The good guys in the upper Peninsula Michigan :)
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 07:37 PM
    i knew he was having health issues, so sad to hear of his passing. a good man and era has ended ........
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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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