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  • indian joe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:59 PM
    Its not a big deal - a minor trade off is all - I dont use a rotary measure - been shooting ungraphited powder for 25 years so the extra bit of care needed in measuring is second nature - (thats the downside if you like to call it that) - payoff is...
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    Yesterday, 07:11 PM
    Kev What (maker) lever did you end up using to make the bigloop?
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    01-16-2020, 08:49 PM
    It will make it flow better ------and burn slower and burn dirtier - not where I wanna go ..................................
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    01-16-2020, 08:47 PM
    If your water mix "gets very messy" you are using toooooo much - just reduce the water quantity until it dont get messy I used alcohol once in early stage - the grains were softer and the powder deteriorated over time (3 to 6 months) - less...
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    01-15-2020, 07:17 AM
    One very interesting person that all shooters new and seasoned should read is Larry Pletcher. I've found his data absolute gold. Shooting is filled with opinion and data collected by the unreliable human eyes and ears. Larry sets up a flintlock...
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    01-15-2020, 06:52 AM
    If thats a true picture of yr boolit - It's got a nice big lube groove an yr in a 14" tube I'd skip the lube disk - shouldnt need it.
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    01-15-2020, 06:49 AM
    sounds like a plan!!!!
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    01-15-2020, 06:45 AM
    Chill Maybe the capitals gave the wrong impression there -----when I load duplex (dont use it much now) they are layered - I never tried mixing it - just more work again and I am inherently lazy. Your second point is the most relevant one I...
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    01-14-2020, 08:28 PM
    Using 4227 - I use the LEE 3cc scoop for my 38/40 (about 3.75 grains) ---26 inch barrel the 5cc scoop would be enough for the 45/70 (about 6.2 grains) --- 26 inch barrel If I load duplex they are layered -----the smokeless goes...
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    01-14-2020, 12:37 AM
    This bloke knows his way about - might surprise you what that machine is capable of - I couldnt fault his build - but think he maybe left out some steps to make it look easy
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    01-13-2020, 10:55 PM
    he wasnt imagining it Charlie - big heavy bullet in a skinny mold gets hot quick and add a dash of impatient - been there done that too.
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    01-13-2020, 10:42 PM
    4227 is about as good as it gets for duplex loads - we were using it under dirty Chinese fireworks powder - and for Larry - definitely got an increase of velocity = 60 to 100fPS over the straight black load - while that may not be the aim - I reckon...
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    01-09-2020, 08:18 PM
    My gunshow dream would be ------be able to go to a show and buy a gun (any gun I like), pay the man the money, put it in my car and drive home unmolested by green voting do gooders and their minions ............ hmmmm is that what they call a pipe...
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    01-09-2020, 08:12 PM
    If you wanna spend a couple bucks extra LEE will sell you (spare parts) the bottom plate piece and the base plug for that 405 HB mold - then you can file the tit off the plug and ya got a 415-420 grain flat base boolit -- if ya got a lathe or a mate...
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    01-09-2020, 07:53 PM
    Larry I have used duplex loads on occasion but been wary of possible pressure increase - usually get about 100FPS velocity increase with duplex load - (imr 4227 - I got better accuracy than with SR4759 - but the 4227 was new bought, the 4759 was...
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    01-09-2020, 09:26 AM
    Ya know if/when ya get yrself organised and make some of that nice willow charcoal powder - fouling will almost disappear from the radar.
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    01-08-2020, 04:38 AM
    I reckon you want to give it a bit more for precut patches - we dont always get everything dead square loading 54=inch and a half 50=inch and a quarter 45 = a fat inch can make a quite effective cutter out of a six inch piece of steel water...
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    01-06-2020, 04:54 PM
    and again -------dont need the wads or duplex in my 44/40 loads
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    01-04-2020, 08:00 PM
    Better than that even is take that nipple wrench and dowell holder from Mike56 above and set the whole deal up in a drill press (chuck holds the wrench - the wooden gadget stops the cylinder rotating) then you lean on it with the drill press feed...
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    12-29-2019, 08:47 PM
    Flintfire I have a bunch of lever guns 1)and although I way prefer Federal primers my 44/40 always gets rifle primers not pistol - contrary to a lot of opinion here - ALL the 44/40 brass I have, when measured, is cut for rifle depth primer...
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    12-29-2019, 07:14 AM
    Plenty of proof (ringbulged barrels) exists for short started ball in muzzleloaders - there the shorted ball is obviously performing as a barrel obstruction - sooooo somwhere between that distance and the ball seated on the powder there is a point...
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    12-28-2019, 09:31 PM
    Call me scairt if ya like - I dont even load roundnose - I do use Federal primers - (much softer cups than tothers) --------------this is one of those deals proly never happen but by golly too late after it does.
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    12-28-2019, 06:31 PM
    I am surprised that so many otherwise sensible fellers seem prepared to push the envelope on tube magazine detonations - just because they never saw it happen (Yet). When/if it blows - apart from wrecking the front end of a favourite gun - the...
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    12-27-2019, 09:26 PM
    Chill There is reference in there to airspace between ball and charge in a frontloader not being a problem ??? Question is how much airspace is not a problem? There are a lot of ringbulged barrels around (and probably plenty of blown ones too)...
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    12-26-2019, 06:00 AM
    Bigted I have to admit that trying to duplicate old timey loads is (or has been) the main driver for me with compression I make my own powder - density is less than factory but it takes compression more readily - so we pretty much end up at the...
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    12-26-2019, 05:32 AM
    what he does!!!!!!!!
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    12-24-2019, 04:04 AM
    My point was if he is making powder he is gonna end up with an oversupply of FFFFg (and will also have a useable quantity of screening dust = meal) ------ need to be careful using meal I reckon - that stuff will flash burn like lightning and takes...
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    12-24-2019, 01:42 AM
    You started off talking about homemade powder? If that is the case - forget the meal idea - you will end up with a surplus of FFFFg as a result of the crushing and screening process.
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    12-24-2019, 01:29 AM
    I wasnt suggesting he "fool with it" ............. but if he is competent and careful with tools can get the job done at home --we dont have the option of renting a reamer where I come from. Anyway if he is not competent and careful with tools ? ...
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    12-23-2019, 08:10 AM
    My son takes his Walker to night shoots at our pistol club for the same reason - 65 grains under a low tin roof at night - they all stop to come look before he can get the first cylinder away :bigsmyl2:
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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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