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    Today, 09:31 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread Tang sight question. in Leverguns
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$----he said he didnt wanna break the bank !! the Hadley cup is more than the sight last time I looked .............
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    Today, 01:48 AM
    hmmm just a plinker eh? some of the hotshots gonna get a surprise when ya decide ta get serious! :D I make that one 'bout inch and eighth x seven eighth OR SMALLER . There might be a few fellers shoot better than that - but there wont be big mobs of...
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    Today, 12:07 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread Tang sight question. in Leverguns
    a marbles tang sight would work fine for plinking out to 200yards, its got windage adjustment as well as elevation. wont break the bank.
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    Yesterday, 11:30 PM
    440 ball and a calico patch - moose milk lube - no clean between shots if you like it a bit tighter use a pillow ticking patch. If ya cant shoot a string without cleaning, yr lube is not doin its job properly - forget the bore butter on the...
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    Yesterday, 06:01 PM
    you might be right ? but the water also serves a couple other purposes - stops the base of the case from softening for one ----if you want to sit there for hours and do em one at the time - feel free - I got better things to do. :2gunsfiring_v1:
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    Yesterday, 02:58 AM
    Dont NEED anything except patience and determination and a few tools you probably already have unless you stuff up some part - by the time you get it running sweet you will be able to put a 92 together from a pile of parts, in your sleep and...
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    Yesterday, 01:31 AM
    Not so big of a deal - brass and copper works opposite of steel - heat and quench softens brass (the quench bit is important here) deprime em - stand em in a tray of water bout up to the black mark 50 or so at the time - work in a poorly lit space...
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    Yesterday, 12:07 AM
    Did you check that lock out inside to see the sear nose is not bent over ?
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    Yesterday, 12:05 AM
    Anneal yr brass mate ! that'll stop it
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    Yesterday, 12:03 AM
    original question was heavy octagon vs lighter round barrel - that gets a yes to the octagon (or a yes to heavier?)
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    06-17-2018, 11:59 PM
    SELL IT! ---take the money and go buy a Rossi in 357mag I converted a 25-20 to 38-40 last year - I enjoyed the experience - proud of the job I did - would I do another one ? maybe - but you would not want to be paying me wages for the work! ...
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    06-17-2018, 11:19 PM
    Charlie at the same time I bought the LEE 405 HB , I also got their 457-340 mold - chalk and cheese ! the 340 is straight up a smokeless boolit - two little skinny lube grooves - my rifle is nicely run in and it wont do ten (over blackpowder) of...
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    06-17-2018, 10:51 PM
    thanks for posting Knarley --ya made my day :D
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    06-16-2018, 10:12 PM
    ahh yeah .......but nothing is so black and white as that ---first that joke study used to be about the bumble bee - maybe somebody changed the rules of late? second --- the paper patch guys show us pictures all the time of shredded patches that...
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    06-16-2018, 04:59 AM
    check this out before you take to it with the torch! three things to look at before you apply the oxy torch (my instinct and a lot of time with CVA's is yelling at me something simple is wrong here) 1) first do you have a rifle length nipple...
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    06-14-2018, 10:33 PM
    three things to look at before you apply the oxy torch (my instinct and a lot of time with CVA's is yelling at me something simple is wrong here) 1) first do you have a rifle length nipple fitted ? 2) alignment of the nipple drum to the hammer...
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    06-14-2018, 08:25 AM
    I reckon I be ok from here on - I made a little vest with a nice sheepskin / suede leather pad sewed on the shoulder it soaks a fair bit of it up and the job on the butt has got the buttplate area up almost double what it was - hopin for a bit of...
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    06-14-2018, 07:14 AM
    Aaaaaaarrrggghh Crikey man ----not tryin to win the dang olympic games here ! just wanna get the best I can outa this particular piece of hardware and take a bit of the bite out of it at the same time. I like yr pictures but the action of mine is as...
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    06-14-2018, 12:35 AM
    I have a Manton single barrel percussion shotgun - shot it once in an event - came last - not the guns fault at all - I used Fg powder in consideration of its age - we are allowed to keep antiques off the register so long as they are not shot -...
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    06-14-2018, 12:21 AM
    Don stage one done havent added as much height as you suggested but with the sight on 500 setting it sits nice - weight is about 10.25 lb - still needs some weight forward to counter it. So far I am out about two bucks for the lead and maybe...
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    06-14-2018, 12:14 AM
    $3000 was a wild guess based on past experience - looks like you missed my comments about living in a foreign country - list on a Pedersoli was mid $2500ish last time I looked + freight + dealer charges $100 to put it on the register + $30 for a...
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    06-13-2018, 07:24 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Loads for 50-95. in Leverguns
    Bridger FWIW I have had my Uberti three and a half years - shooting it off an on as I feel inclined - straight blackpowder - have not kept track of things as I should - a wild guess says 500 to 700 through it - have not had it apart for cleaning -...
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    06-13-2018, 06:57 PM
    T-Bird I am going back fifty years here - my first center fire was a 32/20 SRC model 92 - well used but good bore when I got it - shot smokeless in it - commercial stuff was all j boolits at that time - we obtained a winchester tong tool and mold...
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    06-13-2018, 06:33 PM
    Two problems with changing powder grade 1) I am the guy doing 80mph in a 75 zone in a foreign country where they drive on the other side of the road :bigsmyl2:- my thinking is always "can I get a bit more powder in there?" 2) at a more practical...
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    06-13-2018, 05:47 AM
    Yeah - makes a lot of sense I spose - just shell out 3grand, wait a year, line up with somethin that looks like everybody elses OTOH - some fellers enjoy the foolin round that others see as a hassle - if we only did what makes sense would we be...
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    06-12-2018, 10:08 PM
    Bruce Thanks for the thoughts - could be where I will end up in five years time - the idea has been there all along really - other projects in between for now - think my mate has a 40/82 reamer - might advance the cause a bit !
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    06-12-2018, 08:04 PM
    thanks Chris
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    06-12-2018, 07:59 PM
    If I can get it to 12 pound it would be fine - even at ten its a lot better - saw that strap on cheekpiece ages ago - will go look for the video - I could make one of those - my stock setup is about right for offhand at closer ranges (proly a good...
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    06-12-2018, 12:14 PM
    How did ya do the stripes? that worked really nice - maple stripes on a plain CVA hardwood stock - good job
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    06-12-2018, 12:09 PM
    yeah prone is a dumb idea - but its what they do where we go - its a hangover from the old fullbore .303 days - when I was a kid there would have been a dozen of those thousand yard ranges still in good enough shape to be functional within an hours...
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