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    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Win/Miroku 1873 44-40 in Leverguns
    Veeman pretty much got it with this "45's are not designed for a rifle. Doesn't mean they don't work, just that the rim is smaller, brass is harder, more blowby on 45, dirtier brass. I'm sure others can explain better, but that's the basic of it....
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    Yesterday, 03:05 AM
    ok typical of the two I have had and several my friends in the business have had - compared to slower twist ........55 grain of FFF is a decent load in a 45 anyway! its only at the top end of the velocity curve (ya might notice I said "cant...
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    Yesterday, 12:13 AM
    I preferred the 1:66 twist for ball - more versatile in what load they will take - had a CVA Pennsylvania 50 cal flinter that I just upped the powder for range changes 40 grains for 25 yards -- 75 grains for 100yard - shot a group in competition...
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    10-19-2018, 05:50 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Win/Miroku 1873 44-40 in Leverguns
    44/40 shooters proly cause you less grief than a 45
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    10-19-2018, 05:47 PM
    I got so tired of off the shelf dies overworking brass that I made separate body die and neck die for both my 45/70 and my 45/75 - the 45/75 cases cut from 348 brass are thick in the neck but loaded fit my chamber neat so I just use a swage die on...
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    10-19-2018, 01:19 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    are you sayin...........? So that is at least two of us that dont entirely believe the proof house story ............. every gun test fired ? ..........Nah!
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    10-18-2018, 05:12 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    Good question !!!! Really good question !!!!!!
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    10-18-2018, 12:07 AM
    If you research even a few aspects of it - you wont even think about doing it - you should have figured that out way before now If you blow yourself up thats ok - evolution working as it should - trouble is its likely you take out a couple of...
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    10-17-2018, 06:17 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    Theres a piece of a cut off bolt sitting on my desk by the computer - (proly a message to clean the junk out of my pockets before putting stuff in the wash:bigsmyl2:) end off a 3/8th whitworth by the looks of it (coarse metric threads are little...
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    10-17-2018, 06:03 PM
    Hmmm, The front barrel band seems to be major culprit with the carbines - thin barrel - heavy magazine tube - its all tied together way too tight up front - the couple I had shot side to side ok - (maybe 2inches) but strung shots vertical eight to...
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    10-17-2018, 05:47 AM
    Bird - please - what mods to the rifle? I bet there a whole mob of blokes would like to hear that.
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    10-17-2018, 02:21 AM
    correct ! The CVA small locks will all swap around and the big locks will also interchange. I have made several big locks using the internals from the small lock and making a new big lockplate - have also used CVA innards on a new lock plate to...
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    10-17-2018, 02:15 AM
    Yeah ! why would you want to cut it?? If you goin huntin you will shoot heaps better offhand with that 32 inch than a short barrel . 1:70 perfect for a round ball hunting rifle - can load it heavy and it will shoot good - that barrel should do...
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    10-17-2018, 02:02 AM
    ohhhh man!!! If you put a blackpowder equivalent measure load of smokeless shotgun powder in a muzzle loader ....please ....update your funeral insurance before you pull the trigger - they are gonna have a difficult time finding all the bits of you...
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    10-16-2018, 05:18 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    He would probably qualify that with some words about the threads being cleanly cut and within specifications
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    10-15-2018, 05:22 PM
    Be careful what you wish for ! I understand cap and ball dont need rego or special permission in a lot of places . ? Well we used to have that too. In the state of Victoria you could walk in any gunshop and buy one no questions asked - they were a...
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    10-14-2018, 01:35 AM
    a double cavity brass gas check mold would be AU$135 (about an even hundred US) plus shipping, Aussie shipping overseas is not so bad (better than US to here) I have had a couple of molds from him this year and he had them in the mail inside a week...
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    10-14-2018, 01:16 AM
    I am proly a bit crazy - I would be shootin this thing with blackpowder - and if the cases would go back in the gun after they fired there would be NO sizing - not even neck size - case full of black (well leave room fer a boolit!) card wad on top...
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    10-13-2018, 06:00 AM
    So whats it doin? spewin em everywhere from the get go OR walking shots as it warms the barrel? Heres something to try - see if it will shoot a group if you shoot one shot every fifteen minutes - yeah a PITA but take something else to the range to...
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    10-12-2018, 10:55 PM
    target is the standard rifle club 600yard - what the 303 guys used to shoot We didnt blow the middle out of the bullseye or anything like that but it was fun just move the sight elevator to the right number and hit the board first shot - 200,...
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    10-12-2018, 10:44 PM
    Too much powder - not enough shot ditch the sabot 25 grains of powder a decent heavy card wad a lubed felt wad 3/4 ounce of shot overshot wad sneak up closer - 25 yards is too far for shot out of a rifled barrel Do you want a pest load...
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    10-12-2018, 08:57 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Bad Knees in Our Town
    Wow! two pages of it and not one hint about proper diet - repairing the damage with natural supplements - alkalising our systems Glucoseamine - chicken cartilage - gelatine - Boron - silicon (horsetail) - quit eating any grains at all - no sugar...
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    10-12-2018, 08:08 PM
    Greg Not sure where you are but Cast Bullet Engineering in Queensland makes a good 225 grain gascheck mold for the 348 - they ship anywhere . I load it over 56 grains of winchester 760 in my rifle - its a slammer - much better effect on heavy...
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    10-12-2018, 07:19 PM
    Knarley What calibre Spencer ? My son recently got one in 45 colt (woulda rathered a 44/40 but not available here at the time) still getting a load figured out but cool factor is out the roof and it does look well made .
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    10-12-2018, 09:46 AM
    Our Zoli and the threeband enfield copies are 1:72 twist (or some are 1:78) - ideal for round ball - never figured why they put that twist on rifles designed for shooting minies - the two band Euroarms we have is a 1:48 it takes minies easy - with...
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    10-11-2018, 09:32 PM
    Outpost - thanks for the tip on pocket drill We used that 575 ball and cotton japara (9 thou) in our Euroarms two bander ---japara is good stuff - very tight fine weave - what they used to use to make lightweight oilskin waterproofs - have not been...
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    10-11-2018, 08:56 PM
    mine not so different - I have a flush bottle with a bore size plastic tube fitted - hold the gun belly up - one squirt down bore - then a wet patch - another flush - another wet patch - third squirt down bore then dry it out - oil - put it away -...
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    10-11-2018, 12:38 AM
    He might be right - I just checked one of the ones I use (organic milk carton) and its a thin card layer (paper) sandwiched between two plastic looking skins. Inner liner is white - outer has the writing on it (brand name etc) This stuff seems to...
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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
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