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  • indian joe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:57 AM
    one patch lube YES REALLY! This (best patch lube?) is a question really not worth asking - ask enough shooters and you gonna get as many answers as there are lube concoctions out there. (I agree with ya on the horse liniment deal by the way) ...
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    Yesterday, 01:36 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread Winchester 1876 Parts in Leverguns
    Thanks for that - what a dang shame Uberti didnt do the same!
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    Yesterday, 01:31 AM
    Drive it like ya stole it! if its dropping extracted cases in the open action - yank that bolt handle back like your life depends on it - might not fix the problem but has fixed numerous similar problems -
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    04-08-2020, 06:45 PM
    Ahhhh man ---these are the best!!! My Dad and uncle had a set each they got early 1950's - I bought mine at a yard sale about 1975 (all were in NF thread - 1/4x28 to 3/4 or one inch NF) I managed to get enough replacement parts from an old family...
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    04-08-2020, 06:43 PM
    Proly work with black powder but you need a crimp groove (dont just need it - gotta have it) for smokeless in a 92 - the RCBS Cowboy mold is ideal for the 38/40
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    04-08-2020, 06:33 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Winchester 1876 Parts in Leverguns
    Hey Kev Chiappa made the 1886, the "other" repro 1876 was a Chapparal - different makers - maybe same claim to original sizes?
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    04-07-2020, 06:38 PM
    If you can get the bolster screw out without wrecking it I would do that - a lot of modern replicas are made with interference between the cleanout (bolster) screw and the nipple threads - that may have been where your trouble started . When you get...
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    04-04-2020, 04:00 AM
    I make my moose milk 1:5. soak the patches in a cap tin or scrounge a screw top container from your wife's makeup drawer - take the WET patch out dab it on my pants leg so its damp but not drippy wet, load and shoot - continue until the shoot day...
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    04-02-2020, 11:32 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Breech Strength in Muzzleloading.
    My muzzle loaders are slow twist ball guns - open sights - they will do the job as far out as I can ethically hit - my 54cal weighs 7 pound neat - 120 grains of FFg - its fun and pretty darn effective!
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    04-02-2020, 05:03 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Breech Strength in Muzzleloading.
    Charlie if it dont hurt its fun (of course) ................. but a 45/100 with a big boolit has some potential to hurt in a light gun ....I have a good chiropractor but I dont wanna become friends with him .
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    04-02-2020, 08:48 AM
    Yup! thats what I have with 348 cases necked up to 45/75 - little donut where the crease of the old shoulder was - not a problem until I load longer boolits (405 grain) then the donut interferes with the boolit .
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    04-01-2020, 11:27 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Breech Strength in Muzzleloading.
    Shootin that load in an 8 pound gun might not be fun long term for some of us! I had a little sharps carbine that used to jar my spine (shot prone) with a 500grainer over 65 grains FFFg .....that thing would have bit seriously with a 100of Swiss in...
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    03-30-2020, 11:20 PM
    I used the LEE 180 grain GC in a 94 years ago, it shot fine - ran it full throttle though - old action had been rebarreled with a piece of a 308 match barrel (so the guy told me)
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    03-30-2020, 11:12 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Breech Strength in Muzzleloading.
    Mate ------- nothing is impossible to the willing student (read that in an ad somewhere years ago) Take that TC New Englander Barrel, fill it halfway up with FFF tightly packed , now fill the rest of the barrel with tightly rammed dirt - just...
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    03-30-2020, 10:56 PM
    yes to that !!! Pedersoli comes close but five times the price - cast iron - not near as easy to use - The lightweight of the LEE is very kind to my wrists.
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    03-30-2020, 10:44 PM
    Moose milk shot a little damp beats all for target events or plinking - can shoot all day without swabbing between shots or fouling out and needing to clean. Some guys are using MM or Ballistol mixes and drying the patches before using - yeah maybe...
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    03-24-2020, 08:15 PM
    thanks ! The brass knobs have some "cool factor" but shoulda been steel for better wear
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    03-24-2020, 05:05 PM
    mine are right around 2.260 "
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    03-24-2020, 09:11 AM
    yeah we had a rather good day there! cant do it consistently about twice that size is more normal (and still not so bad) that Uberti has a darn nice barrel.
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    03-24-2020, 12:48 AM
    some of us have gotten spoiled with aluminium molds (particularly the twenty dollar tag on LEE molds) Not a case of one or the other being better - but they work differently for sure (my molds are about half each with a couple of cast iron ones as...
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    03-23-2020, 10:10 PM
    I made this for mine (not the eyepiece thats a parker hale I scrounged at a shoot for ten bucks) Sometimes (not often) when we get our stuff together we can do this Pulled one a little high and right - a habit I have been unable to...
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    03-23-2020, 10:08 PM
    yeah mine is 28 inch - if I fill that mag up with 405 grain loads is about all I can do to shoot it offhand! theres a lot of weight out front for a little guy (5'8" and wrong side of 70)
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    03-23-2020, 09:51 PM
    Yes it made a nice boolit - carries plenty of lube - I shoot blackpowder exclusively in this gun so dont need a crimp groove - the nose is too long to use it for smokeless - I wuz gonna do that and I cut a batch of cases short so I could crimp into...
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    03-23-2020, 01:27 AM
    You fellers have got me hooked what possible "Genuine Reason" could I have for wanting a 50/95? (we need to have a Genuine Reason for licencing downunder!) some 45/75 test numbers - yeah we off thread but this will make me feel better:mrgreen:...
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    03-18-2020, 09:41 PM
    I have a pocket navy in 36Cal (the stepped cylinder one) made a trigger / bolt spring for it from a piece of alarm clock spring - didnt think I had the skill required to temper a spring so I drilled the screw hole with a diamond burr and shaped the...
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    03-15-2020, 08:34 PM
    1) I started with an ancient Nuttal lathe (pre ww2) flat belt drive - only came with a 4jaw chuck - that was good - it made me learn to set up stuff correctly with a dial indicator - that old girl paid for itself doing farm machinery repairs ...
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    03-15-2020, 08:02 PM
    I even barred myself from the local gunshop for three months so someone else could take that lever gun away ------wandered back in one day and there it was hangin on the wall .....just waiting..................................I really needed an 1886...
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    03-15-2020, 04:53 AM
    yeah so did I till the next one came along.
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    03-15-2020, 04:51 AM
    I built a nice little 45 flinter for a mate of mine (no fancy stuff just used cheap parts) we were about the same build and I built it to suit me - 40inch 13/16th barrel - when he passed I inherited it - it shoots nice and I do ok with it. I like em...
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    03-12-2020, 06:42 PM
    With time for a bit of Googling I found this to be a common problem. But, I cannot justify buying a $900.,00 rifle with a floppy barrel. /QUOTE] hmmmm never seen this nor heard of it before - must be twenty Uberti's in out local BP club. ...
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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
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