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  • indian joe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:25 AM
    You have to use dextrin to try to hold your BP together. After I screen I may not have much fine, but it certainly seems to start to "re-fine" itself just with movement. Also, I find it hard to pour out of a powder flask. I find myself having to...
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    02-13-2019, 07:49 PM
    Eddie you are a breath of fresh air (the common sense kind) Screened powder is fine for ML's and is so much less work! also easier to get the granulation size you want I did some chronograph tests in cartridge loads, weight for weight there...
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    02-13-2019, 04:57 PM
    nice - but Im cheap - my complete set left me change out of fifty bucks:D
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    02-13-2019, 08:03 AM
    yep - bash the front sight is the deal - marbles new improved tang sight has windage adjustment - and a detachable stem (upright) - these old ones look more sturdy though.
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    02-13-2019, 07:54 AM
    BP grades (roughly, none of this is written in stone!)) Cannon 6 to 12mesh Fg = 12 - 16 mesh FFG 16 - 20 mesh FFFg 20- 40 mesh FFFFg 40 - 100mesh Finer than 100mesh = back in the mix for reprocessing screens
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    02-13-2019, 02:08 AM
    This sounds back to the front to me - slower twist for lighter boolits - faster twist for heavier boolits was always the accepted story ??????
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    02-13-2019, 02:04 AM
    I resisted the idea for a good while - but it kept getting in my face - did enough research to become a believer - something to do with the surface (frontal) area of a ball in relation to its weight I think is the story - I backed that 54 down from...
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    02-12-2019, 08:57 PM
    I had a lot of trouble digesting those round ball wind drift numbers when I first encountered them (I came from high velocity smokeless rifle viewpoint) but turns out its right - for ages I was shooting a 54 ball gun loaded hard (proly right in that...
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    02-12-2019, 07:35 PM
    ........
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    02-12-2019, 08:31 AM
    Seen a lot of guys do those mallet loads and dont reckon many of em gained much at all from it ----- chrono tested some ball loads one time in my flinter and very surprised how much difference it made changing the ramming technique - no matter...
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    02-12-2019, 08:06 AM
    Greg This may or may not make sense to you I am still on my learning curve and I have not yet got to the paper patch bit yet (which I reckon is a long way around this racetrack from the startline) So you might think this is two different games...
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    02-12-2019, 06:42 AM
    ...........
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    02-11-2019, 12:37 AM
    My thoughts too but he wants to paper patch .
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    02-11-2019, 12:36 AM
    Yeah thats the catch with longuns in a lever once you chamber it you comitted to pull the trigger.
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    02-10-2019, 11:23 PM
    Dont mind me - I'm just jealous of anyone still got eyes good enough to do that with open sights - 20 years ago I could do it. Keep tellin meself if I burn enough powder it'll come back - its workin a little bit - gonna take a LOT of powder tho....
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    02-10-2019, 10:10 PM
    This will be fun :D and when ya do it I want explicit details on your container and how you set it up cuz I can get some of that $2.25 powder too - do ya reckon it would work with meal powder straight out of the mill (that would save a lot of...
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    02-10-2019, 09:59 PM
    Seriously ??? you are shooting two inch groups at 100 yards with open iron sights on a 65 yr old saddle gun using bog standard factory ammo and you want more???? If that was a '73 they woulda engraved 1of 1000 on the barrel and it would be worth...
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    02-10-2019, 06:55 PM
    Greg I am doing similar - been single loading pointy boolits in an 1876 Uberti (Winchester actually marketed a PP 450grain /90 grain long range round for that rifle back in the day) I have stuck with grease boolits and will until I think I have...
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    02-10-2019, 08:31 AM
    yeah I stuffed up there - thought I was on the other place - cant help ya with pp - but most of the boys that are doin it get way more powder in a case than with a grease boolit (part of the attraction I thought?) - looks to me (unedicated as I am)...
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    02-10-2019, 06:49 AM
    NO! the breech plug and nipple drum are two separate parts The breech plug is actually extended forward of the bolster hole so there is way more thread engagement than most hook breech rifles, then the bolster hole is drilled through the end of...
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    02-10-2019, 05:43 AM
    Greg You only need the grease cookie to compensate for the fact that the boolit dont carry enough lube in its grooves - I shoot the LEE 405 HB without any lube wads and it works great - I altered it some, milled the nose so the meplat was...
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    02-10-2019, 12:01 AM
    I agree 100 percent - been there - done this experiment - which is why I issued the challenge to Hotfxr - however get enough of this stuff in a pile and it does go kaboom - big time - BP plants blew up with monotonous regularity in the olde days -...
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    02-09-2019, 08:12 PM
    just like bein a farmer (downunder anyways)
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    02-09-2019, 08:10 PM
    yep ! do this .......
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    02-09-2019, 08:06 PM
    Yeah looks like none of us read the can ........"Pinnacle" ..... replica black powder .........................................
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    02-08-2019, 11:01 PM
    Fly I shot a lot of goex - still got some - all pre 1995 (or whenever they blew the Moosic plant) it was good powder - guys now compare Goex to Wano - all I can say is the Goex guys must have lost the recipe in that blowup cuz Wano then and now...
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    02-08-2019, 10:56 PM
    The offer stands [smilie=w: show me the crater - I buy the pound of powder Farm auction/clearing sale 1969 (yard sale in your lingo?) I was earning 30 bucks a week at the time so its a different money language - still cheap tho - your new truck...
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    02-08-2019, 08:56 PM
    I love arguing with experts so here goes 1) no way was that a pound of powder otherwise it would have ignited as soon as the burn entered the top of the container NO there was maybe an ounce of powder at the bottom of the container (whos gonna...
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    02-08-2019, 08:31 PM
    HDPE too?
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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