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    03-26-2020, 09:54 PM
    Tumbler not needed. The vibrator works fine if it's one layer mi us a few balls.
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    03-10-2020, 10:06 PM
    Ditto, 3f in 45 to 58. I have the same CVA Hawken in 54 and it humms with 70 gr of Scheutzen 3f. Trip 7 is going to be a whole different set of rules. Fifty grains by volume would probably be a good place to start. T7 takes more heat to...
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    03-01-2020, 02:29 AM
    longcruise replied to a thread H&R Huntsman in Muzzleloading.
    I I bought one new in the early 70's. It was 58 caliber, push in plug and #11 caps on a standard nipple. It shot very well with a Lee .578 target minie ( a flying trashcan design). My wife killed a mulie buck with the minie over 60 grains of goex...
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    03-01-2020, 02:02 AM
    I tried PC on some 50 Maxi balls in a tc renegade. I lubed them and sized to 501. I wasn't impressed with accuracy, but OTOH, accuracy was the same in the same rifle with un coated bullets from the same mold. Next it was Lee .452 255 gr SWC...
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    03-01-2020, 01:43 AM
    I can see some benefit in using PC to make a ball a little larger. I have a mold that drops a .533 ball. PC could probably make it around .535.
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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
GC Gas Check