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  • indian joe's Avatar
    09-11-2017, 11:09 PM
    I'm gonna call ya on that one - if your cylinder throat is smaller than groove diameter - you shootin an undersize pill - need to slug the barrel - then make sure cylinder exit point is sized correctly to that - also lotsa blackpowder rifles out...
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    09-07-2017, 07:18 AM
    used to be that salt petre for home curing was Potassium nitrate ---now? Make sure you get the right stuff . should be able to buy greenhouse grade KNO3 from a fertiliser supply - 20 kilo bag - you wont need to do it often! .....OR..... stump...
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    09-05-2017, 07:28 AM
    Do you have more info on the 44 twist please ? I am approaching a 44/40 build - reading the blurb on Green Mountain barrels and a big hurrah on their website for 1:38 twist - I will only shoot 200grain cast and most will be with blackpowder -lot of...
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    09-04-2017, 02:34 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread 348 Winchester in Leverguns
    There were actually a few M71's made in .45-70 I don't know how many but I have seen pics of a couple and they were factory made guns. Tatume: The Action is not for cartridges above about 48-50K psi. Below that they are fine. The locking...
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    09-04-2017, 02:17 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread 348 Winchester in Leverguns
    As posted above, the .348's recoil can be punishing, but a .45-70 w/300gr boolits can be pleasant to shoot in a rifle with ample weight; Dunno how you figgered that out - I own both - never thought the 348 as punishing - the model 71 rifle is...
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    08-31-2017, 10:40 AM
    This is proly the wrong place - but its the most recent post I could see on stretching molds - I recently bought a pedersoli roundball mold in .462 --- in a rush to get a pistol shooting I cleaned that mold up, cranked up my pot and went for it -...
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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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