RotoMetals2Inline FabricationTitan ReloadingMidSouth Shooters Supply
RepackboxWidenersLee Precision

  • indian joe's Avatar
    Today, 06:29 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread F vs FF in Muzzleloading.
    Same experience here Fly - I think if we cut the FFFdown to same velocity as our Fg load proly same again result (or similar anyaways) I went Fg because I was shooting an old Antique Single barrel (thought it had Manton on the barrel) and didnt want...
    15 replies | 346 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    Today, 06:21 AM
    Too much oil - not enough wax - 50/50 by melted volume - if its hot weather 60 wax / 40 oil might be better (or someplace in between) Do yrself a favour and make a cookie cutter out of an old shell thats been neck expanded then you can get boolits...
    3 replies | 53 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:20 AM
    Jeff -- good info - kinda backs up my musings on the C&H versus GoEx - you would have to wonder about the pressure read on the 28gr GoEx FFFFg in the first test - that would fit the picture nicely if it read 9480 LUP instead of the 8480 - is that a...
    37 replies | 1721 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-25-2019, 04:11 AM
    scuse me !! ya clipped me post - ya musta read it - did it sink in?
    33 replies | 617 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-25-2019, 01:40 AM
    I believe it was Sam Fadalas book - tests of Curtiss and Harveys powder against GoEx same velocity achieved but heavier charges of the C&H to get it - lower measures pressure though - long time ago maybe I am dreaming ?
    23 replies | 463 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-23-2019, 11:00 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread 1873 38 WCF rifle in Leverguns
    I would be wary of heavier boolits in an original - we have one (rebarreled now) - they are slow twist barrel, shoot the 180 grain pill nice but if you cut the load or go heavier boolit, stability was a problem - Wano blackpowder caught us out -...
    18 replies | 373 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-23-2019, 10:47 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    yeah - dry lubed patches over a stout load = expected result achieved :-D-----change it ! 1) damp moose milk pillow ticking patch - might work 2) put a 1inch backer patch down on the powder before you ram the patched ball - will fix it but you...
    70 replies | 1730 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-23-2019, 10:27 PM
    Ted No I wouldnt do it (FFFFg) in a 45 revolver - I posted earlier we had used FFFFg in a 357 mag - that was a sound Rossi 92 rifle - have also used it in a 32/20 - both very nice results Why ???? simple ----homemade powder - not tryin to goose...
    37 replies | 1721 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-23-2019, 06:21 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    Them patches are wrecked!!! Lots of argument here about whether they is burnt or blown or cut (I am backing burnt/blown) ---if you are loading dried out patches over 100grains of any decent powder - you are getting the result I would...
    70 replies | 1730 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-23-2019, 06:11 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread F vs FF in Muzzleloading.
    My son shoots Fg (12 to 16 mesh) in his Pedersoli Charleville - no hassles !
    15 replies | 346 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-22-2019, 11:35 PM
    for the sake of argument how does yr rotary powder measure work? most smokeless ammo is also loaded by volume - AFTER - the measure is calibrated by weight. I am told that Swiss is noticeably more denser than other powders (Goex etc) so if you...
    33 replies | 617 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-22-2019, 11:12 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    I tried dry moose milk patches - pretty much got the result yr lookin at here - damp patches at the range work way better
    70 replies | 1730 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-22-2019, 11:02 PM
    yeah they do - but theres a bit of a psychology among a lot of those fellers that says "if I spend more money I will shoot a better score " sometimes works - sometimes no
    23 replies | 463 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-22-2019, 10:49 PM
    every time you put it through any kind of busting up process you generate some fines - no way outta that - its what happens - keep the overprocessing to a minimum by screening it every chance - after you break the pucks and before grinding - so you...
    2774 replies | 626212 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-22-2019, 10:36 PM
    Jedman That must be a heckuva cheap lathe you got:-D on ebay right now set of ER20 collets 1mm to 12mm = $21.15 ER20 x MT3 collet holder(chuck) = $15.99 both free shipping total = $37.14 US hardly gonna break the bank --...
    27 replies | 564 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-22-2019, 08:29 AM
    This might seem just too simplistic but hang with me for a bit If I am starting a new gun (muzzleloader) I will pick something (volume measure) thats in the ballpark .... so a 45 ball gun - I fill a 44/40 shell up for a starter load - try it -...
    33 replies | 617 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-22-2019, 08:02 AM
    wano LGS $130/kg,wano other LGS $120/kg,wano $80something/kg if ya drive to Sydney to pick it up, Swiss was around a year or so ago at about 50% markup over wano - have not seen or heard of it recent - if you had the connections and wanted it Chinee...
    23 replies | 463 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-22-2019, 07:45 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    yeah got that Greg but a lot of the US fellers talk of creme o wheat ?
    70 replies | 1730 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-21-2019, 06:27 PM
    yeah Im one of those too --- if yr in Europe and the choice is Wano or Swiss then I guess its (Swiss) a no brainer at the prices they see.
    23 replies | 463 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-21-2019, 06:21 PM
    Mate ===there is no such thing as volumetric grains - that is a concocted term - grains is a measure of weight. Volume is a measure of space ------ten grains of sawdust is the same weight as ten grains of lead but they take up a different amount of...
    33 replies | 617 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-21-2019, 06:12 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    Dunno what creme of wheat is or looks like but semolina as we see it is lil grits maybe a mm size maybe a tad bigger - its made from high protein durham wheat so the likely both work similar in a barrel ? We shot semolina filler in pistols for a...
    70 replies | 1730 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-21-2019, 06:03 PM
    All this makes an ole skeptic like me wonder whether all the hype about Swiss was mostly ..............hype???? Still shootin goex 5FA that i hoarded twenty odd years ago cuz I suspected this might happen
    23 replies | 463 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-21-2019, 05:58 PM
    Moose I made my own dies from pvc irrigation pipe and made my press but copied the basic idea from what Fly wrote here ages ago. Mine are bigger cuz I had a 20 ton truck jack but do the math and it comes back to similar psi on the puck. I made a...
    2774 replies | 626212 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-21-2019, 09:14 AM
    I told you fellers a fib ---I bought ER20 stuff instead of ER32 smaller - cheaper - works good
    27 replies | 564 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-21-2019, 07:02 AM
    No not surprised really - there a lot of people out there dont think a real lot That 1860 cylinder was pretty skinny after we took ten thou outta it - woulda been just plain dumb to go .462 all the way to the bottom - same with the walker really -...
    18 replies | 690 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-21-2019, 06:45 AM
    why do we keep doin this baloney argument ?? grains is a weight measure - end of story ! yeah make a volume measure that is the perfect load and THEN weigh what that measure holds and scratch it on the side for reference - now you got a volume...
    33 replies | 617 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-21-2019, 06:15 AM
    Greg I bought a straight shank ER-32 collet chuck and a set of collets 13mm down to 1 mm for less than fifty bucks off Ebay. My 3 jaw chuck is really good and those collets are amazing what you can do with them - and it is such an easy setup...
    27 replies | 564 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 09:10 AM
    crimp it into the forward edge of the front lube groove - its really designed as a blackpowder boolit - kind of a strange choice for a smokeyless boolit.
    13 replies | 301 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 08:56 AM
    I tried that and it kinda worked - turned em back so they had a flat point about 3/16th across. the shooter would have to be capable of holding one MOA to be able to blame that boolit (as cast unmodified) at 100 or 200 yards even out to 500 on a...
    13 replies | 301 view(s)
  • indian joe's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 08:49 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread Barrel length in Muzzleloading.
    wot he sez == all of it :goodpost:
    4 replies | 195 view(s)
More Activity
About indian joe

Basic Information

Statistics


Total Posts
Total Posts
1,182
Posts Per Day
1.52
General Information
Last Activity
Today 06:30 AM
Join Date
05-11-2017
Referrals
0
Abbreviations used in Reloading

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