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    12-06-2018, 06:37 AM
    Just cruising through here and the old rubbermakers sulphur vs soil acidifier argument comes up again - this is not rocket science (well maybe almost!) - Elemental sulphur guys!! pure 99.% elemental sulphur - they might call it flowers of sulphur or...
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    12-06-2018, 06:19 AM
    If that motor is not fully sealed I would set it up with a good long belt - further away from the tumbler drum the brush sparks are the better I reckon - it does not take much dust at all to be enough for a flash ignition that will travel a couple...
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    12-05-2018, 09:01 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    Jack (this is old but all I have) feb 2016 I chronoed my 44/40 - rifle - 40 grains homemade powder (yeah heavy compression load but got it in) under a 205 grain RCBS boolit = 1355FPS ---- am certain my powder is better now than then -- by how much...
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    11-18-2018, 10:09 AM
    And still nobody has actually measured some 44/40 primer pockets !!!!!!!!! I cant find em ten thou shorter (or even five) than proper rifle ones ........ ahhh just some dolt from downunder that cant work a caliper eh!!
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    11-18-2018, 03:06 AM
    Did you by any chance measure any primer pockets for depth??? No .....thought not. heres the specs below Primer pocket dimensions and tolerances Pocket Type Depth Min Depth Max Large Rifle 0.1250 0.1320 Large Pistol 0.1170 0.1230...
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    11-17-2018, 11:06 PM
    NO! ...... Same answer as before ------measure the dang things before you open fire on this --44/40 primer pocket measures for rifle primers 44 mag measures for pistol primers - unless all commercial manufactured 44/40 brass has been changed from...
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    11-17-2018, 11:03 PM
    measure em man ! the cases are made for rifle primers - primer pocket is identical dimensions to a whole bunch of rifle cases - 30/30, 22/250, 45/70 for starters. Pistol cases (44mag) have slightly shallower primer pocket - measure em!
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    11-17-2018, 10:54 PM
    Complicated is only a good idea after simple cant be made to work
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    11-17-2018, 10:52 PM
    Heck of a lot of trouble ! --------boolit with decent lube groove full of proper blackpowder lube, with a juice box wad over the powder should work.
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    11-17-2018, 08:28 PM
    hmmmm at 14 years old (1964) I started reloading - 32/20 and shotgun ballistite - old Winchester hand tools the model 92 survived ok - also did some "experiments" adding a little ballistite to 22LR (we had read about the new fangled 22magnum and...
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    11-17-2018, 06:51 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Plugged barrel in Muzzleloading.
    My thoughts too - been cleaning with patched jags for my 30 years - never had one stuck - proly wouldnt trust a wooden rod with a tight patch. Cleaning blackpowder guns is so easy I am continually mystified what all the fuss is about - use...
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    11-17-2018, 05:49 AM
    couple of things Barrel length makes big heap difference to velocity with black powder in a pistol 45 fouling in a rifle is standard - annealing cases makes big heap difference to that soft boolits and plenty lube for the rifle too.
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    11-16-2018, 04:36 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Win/Miroku 1873 44-40 in Leverguns
    difference from pistol grip to straight should be because of length of the tang screw ?
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    11-16-2018, 01:13 AM
    Yeah ! good comparison - I notice some commenter saying that smokeless powder burns slower than black ? In the open air yes but under confinement in a barrel ? ---- no way that black burns quicker than smokeless pistol powder there.
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    11-15-2018, 09:04 PM
    Yikes!! that will be close on 700 downunder - I thought I needed some more - bought winchester in 2013 stateside for around even money ..................
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    11-15-2018, 08:58 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Win/Miroku 1873 44-40 in Leverguns
    ???? My original 92"S are D&T from the factory for the forward screw for a marbles tang sight
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    11-15-2018, 08:31 AM
    He was just walking home from school. Stupid kills. Bowhunter was the stoopid one - shot at an unidentified target - not sposed ta do that.
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    11-15-2018, 08:24 AM
    first question - petroleum lubes - generally not a good idea - always exceptions to the rule but if we made this a rule ? not far off the mark. second question - cleaning - IMHOP - dont need the alcohol, peroxide or murphys oil soap - DO need the...
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    11-15-2018, 01:54 AM
    Back in the early 80’s one of our high school kids decided to take the shortcut through the woods during bow season. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem but he left his brain at home while wearing his nice brown corduroy coat with the nice fur...
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    11-15-2018, 01:50 AM
    :grin:Yeah I do - hope you bag a nice one clean and easy - no scarcity of em from what I seen over there but if the authorities changed the rules and put inlines in the same category as cartridge guns - I bet you be out there monday morning with a...
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    11-14-2018, 10:31 PM
    I am not blaming the gun - I blame the makers for even going there in the first place - this was stupidity of the first order - further than that lets blame greed on the part of hunters - blokes who want to steal a march on their mates and get a...
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    11-14-2018, 04:25 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    Wonder what the pressure reading is/would be on those full throttle blackpowder loads?
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    11-14-2018, 08:23 AM
    You are correct in theory but a smokeless muzzle loader is a serious accident begging for a place to happen - one of the dumbest ideas the gun manufacturers have come up with to date - there ARE nuts behind the Butt - lots of em - mostly safe from...
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    11-14-2018, 08:15 AM
    when I was a kid a young feller (late teenager) pulled a loaded DB shotgun out of the back of a car by the muzzle - hammer snagged in the upholstery and blew his right arm off just below the shoulder - 20 year later a carpenter (keen shooter) told...
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    11-13-2018, 07:21 PM
    I have a Savage smokeless muzzle loader which I re-barreled to .458 my self. As for being about trapdoor levels, that may be the case with break actions, but my savage achieves .458 win mag performance levels, many have driven them well past...
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    11-13-2018, 07:18 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    Memory lapse got me - Wano goes as Scheutzen at your place I think - decent powder but less velocity - 150 fps down (or more) in a 44/40. Interesting that decent blackpowder gets velocity close to some of your tested +P smokeless loads.
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    11-13-2018, 01:44 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    Interesting numbers The blackpowder velocity is pretty weak - is "Skirmish" code name for Wano? I got 1355 FPS from 40 grains of FFF (not Wano) and a 205 grain boolit - 24 inch barrel though
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    11-13-2018, 01:32 AM
    ahhhhhhhh !!! cant believe I fell in that hole - 2016 post - that one got a way !!!
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    11-13-2018, 01:23 AM
    First off is it just a clunky action OR are the rounds tight ? Test it ! cycle it empty, cycle it with a factory round, cycle it with a fired case. If its stiff on your fired cases (proly but need to make sure) then set your size die up clear of...
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    11-11-2018, 04:54 AM
    This is one of those deals if you gonna do it - do it right! I dont reckon a drill press would be accurate enough and the compression stem needs to be fairly neat in the case and straight every stroke - If you really need to save some bucks can buy...
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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