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  • indian joe's Avatar
    Today, 06:45 PM
    Thats a good blackpowder mold - nice big lube grooves - I have two of em I modified for my 1876 uberti 45/75 - took the dimple off the base plug to make it a flat base and then shaved a bit off the top face in the mill so the meplat was a safer size...
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    Yesterday, 06:59 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Value? in Muzzleloading.
    Fly I have three CVA rifles still good shooters - I just checked - all branded Dikar Spain or just Spain ('87 vintage barrels) - I would not be deterred in the slightest by a Spanish barrel on a CVA so long as the gun has not been shot out and not...
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    Yesterday, 06:35 PM
    While its fun TALKIN about all this stuff - at the loading press is no place to be conducting experiments - somebody commented a while back "if you still chicken......." well hell yeah I am chicken enough to be careful. I believe the static...
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    Yesterday, 01:29 AM
    FF blackpowder!!!!!! will beat any smokeless for a muzzle flash show.....
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    04-18-2018, 07:59 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Value? in Muzzleloading.
    ++agree
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    04-18-2018, 01:04 AM
    just doin him a favour postin the picture -- shootin that cannon is above my paygrade - my 47/70 sharps carbine, 8 pounds wringing wet, 500grain boolit over black - is enough!!! (shot prone) second thoughts maybe I silly enough to try a couple...
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    04-17-2018, 08:08 PM
    maybe I ike this one better
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    04-17-2018, 08:04 PM
    File too big I think 4.4 meg when it hit my mailbox - was a bit lost with this 1)I opened it with MS office picture manager 2)select Picture from the top menu bar 3)on the right side menu box "compress pictures" used the document button to...
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    04-17-2018, 07:49 PM
    Aarons 50-110 pic ?
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    04-16-2018, 11:29 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread New 1886 in Leverguns
    Have you thought about a williams peep - if your 86 is tapped for it? - I have one on a Browning 71 - and a marbles on my Uberti 1876 - much prefer the williams for field use as it doesnt interfere with your hand grip (I like my thumb over on the...
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    04-16-2018, 05:41 PM
    Yeah I get that - but the blowups in powder plants is what the naysayers keep pushing in our faces as evidence of how dangerous our blackpowder is - seeing you mentioned gasoline - I would way rather have a leaky can of blackpowder in my garage than...
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    04-16-2018, 03:11 AM
    I always used leather - but whats the problem with lead ? thanks . Joe
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    04-15-2018, 11:31 PM
    I read the report (supposedly) of the last blowup of the GoEx plant - (Moosic PA - 1990's) - short version - employee goes into dust filled processing room to change defective light switch - forgets to turn the power off first - shorts wires in the...
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    04-15-2018, 08:22 PM
    Maven Thanks for posting this - the touch hole experiment particularly interesting. The separation of priming charge and main charge by an airgap and asking for ignition to flash from one to the other has never made any sense to me - quite the...
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    04-15-2018, 07:48 AM
    Nope ! no burns - not even from the couple of serious jolts from electric fences .
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    04-15-2018, 07:45 AM
    I believe that would be temperature and or hot spark from hitting the can rather than actual impact doing it !
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    04-15-2018, 05:27 AM
    to me ???? ok if you like joe
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    04-15-2018, 05:23 AM
    Article fits my experience !! Impact doesnt do it - have not tried the spark test but have had difficulty igniting the stuff with a match in cold damp weather - ignition temperature of the powder is key and if an electrical spark did not meet that...
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    04-14-2018, 04:45 PM
    Thanks Eddie .....maybe I need some more pressure on my pucks ..still getting that part of it sorted.
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    04-14-2018, 10:14 AM
    Fly where are ya when we need ya - would dextrin in the mix (for pucks) make for tougher or softer grains do you think? Yeah I know we dont need it in there but I got a heap of meal already made with 2%Dex in it. The powder (from pucks) is...
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    04-14-2018, 06:36 AM
    take the picture with yr phone -- email it to yrself - file it - attach it -- all good ......the phone to computer transfer resizes it down so it posts here easy - dunno how this works but you still have reasonable detail in the posted picture ----...
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    04-13-2018, 06:51 PM
    Thank you Keith Andersen !!!!! My flush botle idea is just to make this SIMPLE process just a bit quicker and easier again - upside down gun - stops any chance of getting moisture in the works or specially the magazine tube --- water ----is the...
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    04-13-2018, 01:32 AM
    Yes to upside down !!! I made a flush bottle with spout and a piece of plastic tube that fits in the chamber - one stroke with a wet patch then hold the gun upside down muzzle down at 45degree flush it out --- speeds up the process no end !...
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    04-11-2018, 11:51 PM
    Eddie - Fly I made a heap of meal with 2%dextrin in and then changed course to make pucks with some of it - have kinda blamed the dextrin for not being able to get factory density in my powder ------So Eddie's result and Fly's comment on this...
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    04-11-2018, 11:33 PM
    hmmmm - thanks for that - I not so stoopid after all:bigsmyl2: LEE RB molds are the best - easiest to use - balls are easy to shoot - the only cast ball I have seen that you dont need to orient the sprue - just tumble em in a bag with a little...
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    04-11-2018, 06:29 PM
    Rob............. I never thought of this before .....but whats to stop us hand forging/swaging a set of aluminium mold blocks around a steel mandrel???
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    04-11-2018, 06:15 PM
    Greywuuf One of my trips to your country I managed to make it to the Museum of the Fur Trade in Chadron Nebraska - what an eye opener that was - maybe I wandered into the wrong room there or I missed something ???but the gun you are describing to...
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    04-11-2018, 10:02 AM
    Cleaning up my workspace this afternoon I found a handful of 280 grain boolits in softer alloy (knew they were there someplace !) so might give it another try tomorow - seems a pointless excercise with the normal 250 grainers tho.
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    04-11-2018, 01:53 AM
    Yeah this is worth a try, for a hunting load specially! I like your idea of lubing the strip then cutting the patches - I always use a wad punch to make patches - dont have enough spare fingers to cut on the muzzle :oops: but the oiled cloth would...
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    04-11-2018, 01:38 AM
    Progress report on breech seating grease boolits Or maybe should be lack of progress report!!! Thought I had a system figured out for at least a trial - ooooooops - got some boolits too hard (harder than what I tested tother day) so we had...
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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