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    Today, 09:15 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    yes!!!
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    Today, 08:05 AM
    a 14 yr old kid!!!! once he develops a flinch he will battle it for life!!! dont do that to him (been there done that one) dont do that to him !! a well placed shot from a lighter calibre will do him better than a flinched 45/70 regardless the load...
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    Yesterday, 09:15 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    we too easy forget or assume stuff !!!! Nobody uses cloth patches that are not 100% cotton or linen .......or do they?? I didnt ask I just assumed the op knew this ? maybe he didnt or forgot to check the roll it came from .....looking again at...
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    Yesterday, 09:05 AM
    agree .........we thought it would be fun tho .. we learnt to do the John Wayne spin with a 92 carbine , made a little ring flip gadget for the lever that worked like the Chuck Connors one in rifleman - but that worked better with the standard lever...
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    06-12-2019, 06:26 PM
    I had trouble with moisture - first off too much and then got spotting in the pressed pucks cuz I just couldnt get the low amounf of moisture to mix properly - I ended up where I make the meal into clumps by hand and then grate those clumps back...
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    06-12-2019, 10:02 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    I'll tone that down a bit :D lot of guys talk about it (quite a bit) - not knockin ballistol at all I just never encountered it - and didnt yet feel the need to go search for it - I stumbled on something that works - dont lets waste good shootin...
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    06-12-2019, 01:07 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    everyone raves about Ballistol ---I ve never seen the stuff - I use soluble cutting oil, same stuff as I use in the recirculate pump system on my lathe and mill - I think the drum says mobil - could be 20 years old . I think any soluble cutting oil...
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    06-11-2019, 06:30 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    Worry about the patches! Notice the burnt patches used bore butter (I detest that stuff) you didnt say what lube you are using ? try some moose milk (cutting oil and water 1:5) and your patches damp when you load --- if they still burn use an...
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    06-11-2019, 09:30 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    Dont have a picture handy but the body of the patch should be sound enough that you be able to use it again - any hole or tear at all is costing accuracy. If they frayed around the edges maybe they too small? A thing to check is patch size -...
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    06-11-2019, 01:02 AM
    why would we wanna talk you out of it ? when you get done you can post lots of cool pics of big boolits blowing up concrete blocks and punching holes in railway track plates. I have been tempted a couple times to convert my B71 .....but then I...
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    06-10-2019, 09:11 PM
    We have a 1860 army that was a mediocre shooter Cylinder throats were .451 used a .454 ball ....shot kinda ok with wads under the ball slugged the bore .........? groove is .462!!!! the ball was only about half engaged the rifling Reamed...
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    06-10-2019, 08:59 AM
    I think that is a straightforward conversion - maybe some fiddling with the cartridge lifter - perhaps not appropriate to an original winchester but the newer browning / miroku or a model 71 for sure
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    06-09-2019, 07:16 PM
    Where I hang out it seems like bore snakes are the latest fad thing ....when I grew up there were SMLE's all around the place with stuffed bores from using rope pull throughs (military issue) ...still trying to figure out how a bore snake is a...
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    06-06-2019, 07:31 AM
    This might be easier than the barrel band - depends what you like the look of best You could cut a shallow dovetail in the barrel then drill and tap a block that fit the dovetail - a lot of guns are done like that for the stock bolts - its much...
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    06-06-2019, 07:18 AM
    I made a front band for an early Rossi (barrel band with sight blade) ---just cut it out of a piece of half inch flat - had made a couple before for winchesters by welding two pieces of tube and they never looked right - was determined with the...
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    06-05-2019, 09:17 PM
    thanks
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    06-04-2019, 10:26 PM
    indian joe, you missed the boat on paper. It is suitable for all occasions and a lot less trouble that greasers. Brent --- I have my grease job down pat, been doin that for over 50 years, so its all easy ..... and I like to shoot a string...
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    06-04-2019, 09:49 PM
    I never shot a patched boolit - but sometimes its fun watchin you fellers "discuss" this stuff The skinny white pipe tape dont make sense to me - it would either come off partway down range or cling on till the target - gas tape maybe would work...
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    06-04-2019, 07:18 PM
    Late at night :oops:..it werent a drift - more like a full blown double shuffle gear change anyways I still wouldnt drive a copper boolit down after black (who needs jacketed ina 45/70 ) Seein its a marlin the duplex load would be safe as...
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    06-04-2019, 09:51 AM
    Yeah that should be just a gentle cone? that takes about half the rifling (lands) off - done by a perfectionist machinist it works good - anything less than perfection takes away from accuracy (some or a lot depending)
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    06-04-2019, 09:43 AM
    I dunno what to reckon - I definitely wouldnt follow black powder with jacketed in that old 86. My Chiappa 86 gets a steady diet of duplex loads (6 grains 4227 on the primer and then a full case of FFFg - 63 grains - 45thou HDPE wad - boolit is a...
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    06-02-2019, 11:21 PM
    Stoopid!!!!! (design)
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    06-02-2019, 06:28 PM
    If you are shooting blackpowder the LEE 379-250-RF gives nothing away to the expensive molds at coyote ranges (say 250 yards) - If you have that mold already try it before you go shopping for something else
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    06-01-2019, 07:45 PM
    Kev The only thing that I would do with that old rifle that might help is adjust the strain screw on the mainspring - that makes the downstroke of the lever a bit easier and reduces trigger pull weight some - you can back it off until you get an...
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    06-01-2019, 09:05 AM
    Google says angle eject came out in 1982 so this should be a top eject unless someone got the date of manufacture wrong .
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    06-01-2019, 08:52 AM
    Back it off some -- couple less grains of powder - I never shot Swiss but a lot of blokes reckon it dont like much compression at all - you are really leaning on it !!
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    05-31-2019, 07:17 AM
    yep carrier hook and lifter slot the mainspring on my Chiappa was way heavy - made a new one of those - Ejector spring is too much too but have not changed that yet - how far over your shoulder do the empties go? Thinking about rounding the...
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    05-30-2019, 07:57 PM
    I counterbored a Marcheno sharps ages ago (it was set up properly in a four jaw and done right) - it shot ok before but used to lead like crazy on a couple of tiny rust marks at the muzle, previous owner had it in storage too...
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    05-30-2019, 07:36 PM
    yeah ---ha ha !!! Fg cannon would be THE most stable commercial powder on the planet..................
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    05-30-2019, 07:33 PM
    meaning what exactly?????
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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
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