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    Yesterday, 08:58 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Gato Feo #1 in Boolit Lube !
    though i no longer need a lube for bullets as i've gone to paper patching and hi-tec coatings, GF#1 is my go-to patch lube for muzzleloaders. i rub and melt in the lube to strips of patch cloth, then roll up and stick in my shooting bags, or fill...
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    Yesterday, 06:57 PM
    I see your in the PNW. Does your 200 yard range happen to be custer? If it is we`ll have to do some messages and meet at the range to do some BPCR shooting.
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    Yesterday, 06:13 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Beginner in Black Powder Cartridge
    aa5744 is about the best smokeless for 19th century cartridges and is used a lot in matches. it's not case position sensitive, just add in a greased bullet. but black powder is more fun. 1-1/2f or 2f black powder lightly compressed, a milk...
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    Yesterday, 03:20 PM
    Lee .40-65 Win loading dies, brandy new. $25 priority shipped in the USA
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    Yesterday, 02:55 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Light rust in bore in Muzzleloading.
    to each their own, it's all good as long as it always works. to me, even IF hot a hot water flush did not promote flash rusting, which it can and does, plain tepid tap water works extremely well, as it has done so for centuries and no need to...
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    Yesterday, 02:32 PM
    Brandy new RCBS M500 scale. $60 shipped in the USA
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    Yesterday, 02:23 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Gato Feo #1 in Boolit Lube !
    BOTH. it'll even cure the common cold. maybe. i think.
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    12-15-2018, 07:40 PM
    rice barrel company, swamped, 43-1/4" length, standard squared rifling.
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    12-15-2018, 07:32 PM
    rfd replied to a thread patch lube in Muzzleloading.
    lotsa viable choices for patch lubes, but hopefully you can do the testing that needs to be done before you venture out on a hunt. and yeah, lotta things can change when you change any load component. good luck.
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    12-15-2018, 10:26 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Light rust in bore in Muzzleloading.
    bore flash rusting is typical of using hot water during cleaning or not swabbing/drying it off properly. i clean with tepid tap water only, and ballistol. nothing else is needed for ALL my guns and their bores shine mirror bright. all those...
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    12-13-2018, 07:02 AM
    you'll get to shoot her, come spring! :drinks:
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    12-13-2018, 07:01 AM
    jim did cellphone vids of his colonial rifle build - excellent info for any rifle build, including his SMR kit. they're all on youtube, there are 8 vids in all, starting with this one ...
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    12-12-2018, 06:05 PM
    really fabulous kit with amazing attention to details and a fine winter's project.
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    12-12-2018, 04:30 PM
    i had the same reaction with both my H015 .223 & .357 guns. yer gonna *LOVE* that new and far lighter spring, guaranteed. it's like having a totally new gun, and in a really good manner.
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    12-12-2018, 04:26 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Powder? in Muzzleloading.
    SWISS only, 1-1/2f for the .45-70's and 3f for the flintlock long guns. if i was strapped for cash it'd be OE in the same flavors.
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    12-12-2018, 10:47 AM
    Very good. I think I will wait till after the holidays before shipping the way the Wife's packages have been coming here :) Kurt
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    12-12-2018, 10:27 AM
    Brent his web site states 3 or 5 groove. I was thinking making it a 3 groove if the lands and grooves are the same diameter. But also his grooves are .010" deep and I'm not sure I like them this deep for the PP. When you sent the rifle in did you...
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    12-12-2018, 01:56 AM
    Arnie, The 375 has a smaller base about 6 thousands. I have to ask how he cleans that up with the existing .30-30 chamber. Hopefully the chamber is not on the large size. I like both calibers and the .375 is about a 1/10 shorter than the 55 that...
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    12-11-2018, 02:02 PM
    TNX. Hickory I found his website and I will give him a call. Kurt Man I hate this MAC automatic word correction it has it's own mind. :mad:
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    12-11-2018, 12:37 PM
    I have a new 18 year old JM marlin .30-30 that don't get used and I been thinking getting it rebored to a .38-55 or the 375 Winchester. Can any of you suggest a smith that reborn rifles. Kurt
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    12-11-2018, 09:43 AM
    Altamont USA made walnut S&W J-frame grips, new. $37 priority shipped in the USA.
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    12-10-2018, 08:32 AM
    yep. run as single action with the right load, that little snubbie j-frame of mine is capable of some really good accuracy at 25 yards. some folks can use them well out past 75 or 100 yards, as what hickok45 proves.
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    12-10-2018, 07:33 AM
    all depends on personal subjective thinking and shooting requirements. my S&W j-frame model 60 2-1/8" bbl .357mag doesn't even need a front sight for the distances it'll be required to hit center mass targets. my forthcoming ruger nmbh 6-1/2" bbl...
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    12-10-2018, 07:24 AM
    wolff needs to get in on this and make life easier for all those legions of henry h015-xxxx owners.
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    12-10-2018, 07:23 AM
    fwiw, i believe that AP2020 got his springs from that ebay seller with no transaction issues. the 3-pack that megasupermagnum offered contained one 31# spring and two other progressively heavier springs. you only want the 31# spring. you *may*...
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    12-10-2018, 07:11 AM
    rfd replied to a thread A gift from a friend in Muzzleloading.
    good on you! screwdriver sidelock kits are fun to assemble and the t/c's are good 'uns.
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    12-09-2018, 10:52 AM
    GC I had one that dropped out at .458 and the one I replaced it with it dropped out at .456" :) That bullet is a Pope design and in the past that mould came out for Ideal that was adjustable. I wish Tom would offer that feature. I been working...
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    12-09-2018, 12:30 AM
    If would want to shoot a GG in a .45-70 I would choose this one. Lyman 457-121ph. This bullet from Lyman comes a little undersized at .446-447" but that makes no difference using a soft alloy like 1/30. This bullet will load with out fouling control...
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    12-08-2018, 11:26 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Henry H015-357 in Single Shot Guns
    that's an Easton digital scale, no longer in production. really accurate and easy to use.
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    12-08-2018, 06:07 PM
    i can only blame this thread for making me order one of these bad boys ... ... thanx guys! :drinks:
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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