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    Today, 06:51 PM
    Is that off a benchrest or standing offhand with buck fever????????
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    Yesterday, 10:18 PM
    Have not tried this particular one but from similar experiments - 460 down to 452 I dont think you will have enough lube groove left to work in the muzzle loader ??
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    Yesterday, 10:11 PM
    Chris -- I didnt try real hard and proly did a number of things wrong - the rifle shoots really, really nice with a bog standard load - so less room for improvement than there sometimes is - my boolits were too hard - would like to try it again...
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    Yesterday, 06:48 PM
    I made a breech seater for my lever gun and did the case full of powder thing with a card wad - it was a PITA and didnt shoot any better than my normal case loaded rounds - very shortlived project that was :bigsmyl2: hope you have better luck/more...
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    Yesterday, 06:32 PM
    Maybe ---Maybe not ?? Oldred's surmise on this makes a lot of sense I bought a 375 big bore back in the early 1990's when the blurb was still circulating in gunmags and etc - proly the best built 94 I have had - when I got it in my hands...
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    09-22-2018, 01:43 AM
    yer right - we have one decent gunshop between us and the simpson desert I figure to buy just enough stuff there that they know me face when I walk in - support local has its limits but getting screwed on price twenty or thirty bucks every few...
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    09-21-2018, 11:36 PM
    TED????? (a new 38/55 is really a 375 Winchester) HECK NO IT AINT !!!!!-----maybe its a 38/55 with an undersize bore - but a thin walled angle eject 94 with full house 375 Winchester loads - that could get someone killed. A 375 Winchester will...
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    09-21-2018, 11:18 PM
    Our dollar is only about 73 cents US now - thats part of it - stupid regulations are part of it - small market too I bought federa large rifle a few days ago, local gunshop (60 mile away) $85 per 1000 Every few weeks I go and stare at that stash...
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    09-21-2018, 06:57 PM
    Eyes played tricks on me - you have a groove across the front face of the breech plug (troughed it) then the thru bolt hole at the back - dont ask me how my brain and eyes connected the far end of that fresh trough with the bolt hole - but they did...
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    09-21-2018, 06:43 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Starline 30-30 in Leverguns
    I take the other side of the argument here - they are gonna miss an opportunity on a lot of those calibres you never heard of (348 winchester, 45/75 & etc) - while they fight the majors for market share on common low margin stuff like 30/30 (which...
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    09-21-2018, 06:36 AM
    How fiddly are these things to work with ? I inherited 15 thousand shotgun primers for free and percussion caps are over 10 bucks per 100 -- proly would make economic sense?
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    09-21-2018, 06:31 AM
    I am gonna have to show my ignorance and ask ya -- whats the story with the troughed breech ?? you have a hole coming out the back of the breech plug just clear of the rear of the barrel tube? is this some kind of cleanout screw device ?
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    09-20-2018, 10:47 PM
    That would be a good plan I reckon - get rid of his lousy threading job and a 3/8th coned liner lets you get the main charge up close even with coarser powder (seems my homemade rig is the same idea as the Jim Chambers ones - no mystery really -...
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    09-20-2018, 10:04 PM
    I too am learning to compensate for old eyes and I second Chill Wills here, once you get it figured out you really will be amazed what can be done with a decent aperture/tang setup ---another trick for old eyes if you are persisting with open iron...
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    09-20-2018, 06:20 PM
    A little less easy to do all that if you live south of the equator - expensive shipping - unreasonable customs and import delays for anything gun related - stringent licencing laws ................
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    09-19-2018, 09:16 PM
    I am somewhat of a traditionalist (dont shoot fake blackpowder = subs) but now and then common sense has to get a bit of a run too - counting myself very fortunate that my Oliver F Winchester 38/55 came out of the factory with the wrong size bore -...
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    09-19-2018, 08:23 PM
    I woulda drilled that barrel thread out and tapped it bigger (3/8") then make a liner to fit with a nice big 45 degree cone in behind the touch hole - that gets the main charge right up against the pan priming = instantaneous ignition!!!
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    09-18-2018, 11:18 PM
    and the more ya do it the better it gets!
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    09-18-2018, 02:00 AM
    What charcoal ya usin ?? mine is the cleanest BP I have had in years - hybrid willow - and watch that the sulphur you use is 99.9% pure yellow sulphur - theres a lot of sulphur product out there in agriculture that has 10% clay in it (got a bag of...
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    09-18-2018, 01:51 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread Cleaning a win 94... in Leverguns
    Nothing at all wrong with this A tip on bore guides though - have seen a couple homemade nylon or HDPE for muzzle loaders that were parallel side and fit inside the bore - dont know what those guys were thinking - one of those rifles had a distinct...
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    09-17-2018, 09:01 AM
    A few years back I visited the Museum of the Fur Trade in Chadron Nebraska, the lineup of firearms there is illuminating - plenty of 58 and 62 calibre, a couple of 54's - none of those old fellers went out in the mountains plinking Elk and Grizzly...
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    09-17-2018, 12:47 AM
    How dead do ya want things? My hunting rig is a 54 CVA Hawken - light as a feather to carry - 220 grain RB over 120 grains FFg - its absolutely flattened anything I hit with it - Goats, Roos, a couple pigs. we dont have stuff downunder that eats ya...
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    09-16-2018, 11:55 PM
    Kev - you can replace the worn blade in those German Silver winchester front sights - just raid Grandmas' cutlery draw for an old silver plated spoon or fork and shape a new blade from the butt end - I used an old 22 barrel dovetail to set the sight...
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    09-16-2018, 06:19 PM
    why not??? got too many other projects goin on !!!
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    09-16-2018, 06:18 PM
    more weight less speed = zero net gain old CVA will shoot minies ok but you gotta mean it when ya load the powder
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    09-16-2018, 03:11 AM
    I am gonna ask Why? and you are proly gonna say cuz I want to .................:bigsmyl2:..(no better reason!!) These are good roundball guns - if you have that round ball load sorted - you can do close to 2000 FPS and put em inside three inches at...
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    09-15-2018, 07:00 PM
    And me Knarley
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    09-14-2018, 11:59 PM
    Oldred I wonder who starts all the stories about how hard blackpowder guns are to clean? Seems like a lot of blokes that havent used black are scairt of it because of the cleaning "problems" .....yeah you do have to do it - cant put em away dirty...
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    09-14-2018, 08:07 PM
    Rokitt I am puzzled :???: I have a Uberti 1876 that has had over five hundred blackpowder rounds through it -- has not needed to be dismantled - dont look like it will need to be in the near future. If your load is figured right the crud stays in...
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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