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  • ammohead's Avatar
    04-24-2018, 10:11 AM
    I love how people are so quick to point out the limitations of certain cartridge/bullet combinations for elk. Yet every year thousands of elk are killed all over the US with archery equipment and muzzleloaders. The best archery hunters practice...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    04-23-2018, 11:24 AM
    This is the correct answer.
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    04-23-2018, 12:56 AM
    A proper cast bullet acts like a Nosler Partition, without losing the weight.
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    04-23-2018, 12:51 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Earth day in Our Town
    I drove up the mountain to see the fine logging job going on. Well over a hundred loads of logs sitting on the decks ready to be hauled. Fire danger is now greatly reduced, hope they finish the section soon. Thought about burning a pile of old...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    04-23-2018, 12:41 AM
    I'm betting it's a 50-70, which is a good thing in my opinion. I do have a friend who has converted many old movie guns with bad barrels to .50-70.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    04-20-2018, 10:51 AM
    I usually loaded mine down to .45-70 levels. With Rugers, you may want to check if it was a model where the bolt locks when on safety, or not. I had a .338 WM that didn't, and found when in rough brushy terrain, the bolt could be pulled open...
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    04-19-2018, 06:25 PM
    At least the sun is shining! I thought you retired?
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    04-18-2018, 10:59 AM
    A few years ago, I had already shot smoothbore for score, and for fun went with a group of friends to shoot the course again. Being a bit of a smart ***, I shot the course left handed, and still beat the others scores! They are still whining about...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    04-18-2018, 10:57 AM
    I just take any scrap wood, and rough one out when needed. As we know, files and rasps aren't cheap. The ones I use most cost from $50-70 each. I also use Bogg's for sharpening.
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    04-17-2018, 10:48 AM
    If it's like one company I worked for, it would consist of inserting the barrel into a catch trap, and pulling the trigger.
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    04-17-2018, 10:45 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Spring? in Our Town
    I'd mentioned that a while back, warning those along the Missouri River to be prepared with sandbags. There is a LOT of snow in the mountains.
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    04-16-2018, 12:43 AM
    For those who leave a vent pick in while loading, if they will just give the gun a couple light slaps, or bounce it lightly on the ground a couple times to settle the powder properly, that is unnecessary, and gets the powder as close to the vent as...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    04-16-2018, 12:38 AM
    Most experienced flintlock shooters will not use lead wrapped flint. Several makers will not warranty their locks if it is used. I am one builder who won't warranty a gun that the owner uses them.
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    04-15-2018, 12:04 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Spring? in Our Town
    I went west from Kalispell yesterday for a shoot. The snow is going away in my area, but I was amazed at how much snow is still on the ground just a little way west. And no one is giving Donald Trump any credit for ending global warming!
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    04-14-2018, 08:41 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Winter projects in Muzzleloading.
    This current gun is right on 8.5#. I would estimate the small profile barrel to make into a rifle of around 7 - 7.5#.
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    04-13-2018, 01:12 AM
    There was a time back in the mid 80's when I did not own a lever action rifle. About 10 years earlier I hunted with friends and a couple of the older gents had 94 winchester rifles, not carbines. In 1984 winchester produced a 24" barreled model 94...
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    04-12-2018, 06:42 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Winter projects in Muzzleloading.
    The Getz I have is 42".
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    04-12-2018, 11:13 AM
    I don't think people around Moyie Springs check the mail often. A friend from there ordered an item from me, that I finished and mailed. He called two weeks later, asking when it would get there? I checked tracking, that showed it had been delivered...
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    04-10-2018, 11:47 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Winter projects in Muzzleloading.
    Thick at the breech and muzzle, with a taper to around 2/3 length of the barrel. Think of it as a waist. Makes for a light, very nice handling rifle. Definitely my favorite to build with. Do a google, you should be able to find good images with...
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    04-10-2018, 11:17 AM
    I'd personally go with a heavier bullet. 200 gr. would be nice. Here's a friend of mine who took a stag in NZ a few years ago with a flintlock.
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    04-10-2018, 11:09 AM
    Not all staff there are the same. I was having a conversation with Veral Smith on temperature, pressures and lubes, and found myself banned. There was certainly nothing out of line from myself or Veral, but out I went. Never did figure that one out.
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    04-10-2018, 10:59 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Winter projects in Muzzleloading.
    Actually, it turned out to be a pretty heavy rifle, so I will probably shoot it for a few months, then sell it to some young fellow. Too heavy for me to carry around long! I'm already plotting on building another with a slim profile swamped Getz...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    04-10-2018, 10:50 AM
    Well, you CAN put it back on, by cutting and sanding filler stips to glue in. Much better to do it right the first time. The strips pretty much disappear on a finished gun. Something novice builders tend to do, is to keep removing the inletting...
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    04-10-2018, 10:43 AM
    Stainless doesn't spark for beans.
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    04-09-2018, 11:17 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Winter projects in Muzzleloading.
    I've seen a lot of Memorial Day weekends with snow. Also mid-June, July 4, August 15, September 21. We always get three months of summer, we just never know which three.
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    04-09-2018, 08:35 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Winter projects in Muzzleloading.
    We are currently in winter month #7 here.
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    04-09-2018, 06:19 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Winter projects in Muzzleloading.
    After a fouling shot, at 50 yards the first load went into 1.5". I upped the charge 5 gr., and it was one hole, if I could hold it well enough. I'm going to have to try in at 100 yards when we get a nice day. So I ended up with 70 gr. 3fff,...
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    04-09-2018, 02:54 PM
    I blame it on Mark Zuckerberg.
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    04-09-2018, 02:52 PM
    I'm guessing the original frizzen wouldn't spark at all, and someone who didn't know what they were doing tried to half sole it. I think I would just try to find a new frizzen for it, and toss that one on the scrap heap. If you don't want to do...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    04-09-2018, 11:21 AM
    If you do that, I highly recommend taking a file or belt sander, and taking some metal off of each side. If you use the full dimension piece, you will end up with big gaps in the inletting. You need to sneak up on it.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    04-09-2018, 11:14 AM
    Do not remove "clean out" screws. They are not intended to be removed. As was also said, don't remove the nipple every time you clean. Remove it maybe once a year for inspection and re-lubing. Otherwise they WILL eventually blow out from thread...
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    04-09-2018, 12:02 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Winter projects in Muzzleloading.
    No, it's a typical Poor Boy.
    33 replies | 972 view(s)
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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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