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  • indian joe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:24 AM
    so whats the BHN number for pure lead vs 1:15 ? not the same surely?
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    09-22-2020, 06:47 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Powder FIRST! in Muzzleloading.
    ## only twice that I can remember - (major shoots - super embarrassed) - usually this happens when guys are talking around the loading benches. I carry a small flintlock primer in my percussion gun bag and always got a nipple wrench and screwdriver....
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    09-22-2020, 06:16 PM
    ahhhhh its a 44 russian hows that gonna chain fire ?? and he "only going to fire five shots" --I detest smokeless lube but five shots should not be a serious problem maybe he just wants to shoot a cylinder full to see if its fun ???? once...
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    09-22-2020, 05:54 PM
    I'm just an onlooker here but my question is how many people with an opinion on this have even tried GG boolits cast from pure soft lead ? or the same lead as the PP ones they use - they are difficult to cast nicely and would be more so in a factory...
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    09-22-2020, 09:43 AM
    "all 2 cycle engines are demonically possessed." I spit water all over my keyboard :) I woulda too - he's right..........................
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    09-21-2020, 10:12 PM
    kitchen section of the grocery store will get you 12 mesh strainer , 22 or 24 mesh splatter screen, aluminium window screen is 16 mesh, .....40 mesh I had on hand from crop spraying gear but the ebay stuff is ok.
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    09-20-2020, 11:56 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread 38 WCF / 38-40 affair in Leverguns
    everything :smile: but it was fun and I learnt a bunch of stuff The only parts I didnt alter in some way was the lever, the hammer bottom tang/trigger assembly, and locking bolts. Its a pretty major project
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    09-20-2020, 05:20 AM
    Go with the SPG.................
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    09-19-2020, 06:25 AM
    I use steel wool - same idea little different method take a tired brass/copper brush and wrap the steel wool around just a bit at a time until is almost impossible to get it to enter the bore - some oil and I use jewellers rouge - a few passes and...
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    09-17-2020, 11:51 PM
    Quite a few of these old Cadets will chamber a 32/20 -- EXCEPT for the rim thickness. also seen numerous 92 winchesters rebarrelled with spare martini cadet barrels and despite the (real or imaginary) discrepancy in sizes they shot fine as a...
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    09-17-2020, 10:19 PM
    I had forgot you guys pay exhorbitant rates for shipping stuff - last time I was over there I sent a box of fittings home to myself - first quote at the post office was near 400bucks - my host knew the lady there so we worked on it, she got it down...
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    09-17-2020, 10:01 PM
    from your picture posted above I wonder if Starline has already moved on this? maybe deepened the pockets on their 45 colt brass to make it safe with LRprimers ? Would be a good move If they did .
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    09-17-2020, 09:54 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread I tried to like it. in Leverguns
    The human is a strange critter - I decided at some point of my life that I dont like Marlins :bigsmyl2:- have absolutely no reason or logic to support that - never owned one - never even shot one. Maybe should say I like Winchesters better cuz a...
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    09-17-2020, 09:41 PM
    I would change your "less quality powder" to less density. I dont think density is necessarily related to quality --- we get good groups, low ES (with careful loading have had that under 10FPS for a ten shot string) and cleaner burning using willow...
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    09-17-2020, 09:21 PM
    powder coating wont help at all with blackpowder fouling you will still need a decent lube like told by Country Gent - it might work ok putting it on over top of the lipstick coating (or not) but the purty colour stuff on its own will see you...
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    09-17-2020, 10:01 AM
    I wouldnt trust em! for thirty bucks of plywood and pine you could make a hard box that they cant break - pull the gun down and pack it right - peace of mind has a price . I ship a bit of large fragile stuff around (not guns) try as you might...
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    09-17-2020, 09:47 AM
    I better clear up something. I didn't build the bamboo blank, I ordered it from Tufts & Batson in St. Louis. I did everything else. I swore off anything but bamboo for stream fishing about 16-17 years ago and have no regrets....and a fair...
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    09-17-2020, 09:23 AM
    How many shots per test did you make? only did five of each and its ages ago now - did the test, wrote the numbers down................ the outliers could be my loading ..was gonna blame my powder metering technique but they were over velocity...
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    09-17-2020, 08:53 AM
    just stiffen it with more Beeswax - less oil
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    09-17-2020, 01:47 AM
    or you can buy stainless mesh sheets cheap off ebay and make em up in pine 2x1 frames. I screen my FFFg at 24 to 40 and I shake it till it stops running - FFg gets 16 to 24 - Fg is 12 to 16 ----that gives us quantities of each that we get used...
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    09-17-2020, 01:40 AM
    We must have used different modern stuff - I like the more brisk action of the cane over fibreglass - old fishing buddy called the glass his snake charmer rod - reckoned you could take on a tiger snake with it and no big deal if you busted it...
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    09-17-2020, 01:27 AM
    Bryan I did that experiment after you mentioned it last time 1960's Vintage Dominion brass 1273 fps ES =18fps 2005 Vintage R P brass 1260 fps ES= 28fps one outlier in each case pushed the spread out - 39 grains FFFG (different batch of...
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    09-16-2020, 07:09 PM
    Wow ! You fish with your own built split cane flyrod - nothing comes close to a nice cane rod !!!!!!!
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    09-16-2020, 06:52 PM
    Interesting ! I got 1355 fps out of that same boolit over 40 grains of black and no signs of overpressure 39 grains gave me 1339 fps Brass frame Uberti rifle
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    09-16-2020, 06:34 PM
    Yeah I know whats in the books and I had this argyment before, didnt convince anybody then proly wont now, nobody that called me wrong went away and measured though - all the brass I have measured - from 1960's vintage Dominion to Winchester to...
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    09-16-2020, 06:05 PM
    What Mike sez here That LEE 405 HB is about as good as it gets for a blackpowder boolit, it hauls plenty of lube, you should be able to shoot a decent string without cleaning . If you wanna xperiment further with it you can take the tit off...
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    09-16-2020, 12:32 AM
    Its horses for courses with all this stuff - the little lathes will do little work better, easier, and quicker than a bigger machine - but if you want to thread a barrel or profile one you need something at least half decent and some runs on the...
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    09-16-2020, 12:10 AM
    need to drop the alox lube use 50%beeswax and 50% take yr pick - olive oil, tallow, neatsfoot oil, ----so long as its some kinda natural and the lube ends up workable consistency - dont put engine oil or transmission fluid in there - a quick...
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    09-15-2020, 11:59 PM
    u r right he was talkin detune a 450/577 (understandable - those things can get your attention) with smokeless ............nobody suggested Fg black, or even cannon grade - that will help some packing peanuts - if they dissolve in water they be...
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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