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  • indian joe's Avatar
    Today, 07:54 AM
    you need glasses mate ! :shock:thats an 86 not a 76 - the '86 is a helluva strong action still if you look at yr second picture - she blew the underside of the barrel where its thinnest cuz of the cutout for the magazine tube - not a lot of metal...
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    Today, 02:49 AM
    Bob ----Jack The famous winchester overload story on the 1876 rifle (which I never really believed the details of BTW) and also from what I understand a modern 76 blowup by a feller they christened shrapnel ---- in both cases the action held and...
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    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
    I have picked up a 243Win Westerner version of the above rifle, the serial number puts it in the 1982 range. It was a farm rifle with a pretty good bore, but lots of pitting on the bolt and exterior from sweaty hands no doubt. The bolt shroud was...
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    Yesterday, 07:19 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread opinions please in Leverguns
    Chiappa makes a purty nice copy of the Winchester1886 - their carbine version weighs in around 7.5 pound - blued steel and nice wood - and a recreation of the classic big winchester action.
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    Yesterday, 07:10 PM
    That is a question that has a few of us (or me at least) jangling our brains If the answer is yes then the most likely explanation for less density and more energy is the charcoal I used to drive past a failed pawlonia plantation twice a...
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    Yesterday, 09:42 AM
    That still leaves the soft iron frame - soft steel bolt - soft barrel - 120 years worth of wear and metal fatigue ----why risk it for 150FPS ??
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    01-18-2019, 06:50 AM
    try again - I just spent half an hour cruising the site using the link from your last post - maybe dont like your browser ??? I am using firefox
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    01-18-2019, 01:20 AM
    the links posted by huvius work
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    01-17-2019, 10:06 PM
    Nope! Wano made in Germany Swiss made in the Aubonne factory in Switzerland Schutzen is the marketing / importer company joint ventured with Wano and brings them both into your country. Wano comes into Australia direct from the factory -...
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    01-17-2019, 09:09 PM
    I'll back that - I started with an old lathe that only had a four jaw - hated it to start off but it MADE me learn setup - a good 3 jaw is way quick but makes you lazy.
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    01-17-2019, 09:00 PM
    I think Grafs sell Wano as Schutzen brand ??
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    01-17-2019, 08:45 PM
    I rang every gunshop I could think of just a few days back from the tropic of capricorn to the southern ocean - no Swiss - Wano or wano or Wano - just would have liked a can of Swiss to test Have not seen Goex since 1995 but still have some of...
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    01-17-2019, 08:31 PM
    I think that is why squeeze posted his political bit - highly likely that South Africa will shred itself politically before they get to export any powder - there is white genocide going on in that country right now and nobody seems to care...
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    01-17-2019, 08:20 PM
    agree with the first part ---cleaner burning + consistent velocity --both beat extra velocity ---dont know how Swiss rates - have never shot it - unobtainable down under at the moment.
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    01-17-2019, 08:17 PM
    1) could be because of cost - ie assume Wano is slower than Goex so if they the same price then Wano costs more to do the same job 2) usually more powder equalls more fouling - (not necessarily the case tho)
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    01-17-2019, 08:12 PM
    That was me but I put a question mark after it ---I dont know at all -- it was merely a suggestion as to how (maybe) they might have got the extra energy ---- also in the testing quoted they were looking at a wano load of 90 grains and the 50%...
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    01-17-2019, 06:48 AM
    Pawlonia charcoal? it would give a much less dense powder and supposed to be much faster burn - the SAfrican blurb says reduced by weight ......there a couple of makers on this forum claiming better velocity than Swiss - I will claim cleaner burn -...
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    01-14-2019, 08:39 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Which Big Bore 94 ? in Leverguns
    Wow, I'll bet you are the only one here to buy the brass first and then try to find a rifle to shoot it in. I thought everybody did that :bigsmyl2:
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    01-14-2019, 08:36 PM
    I would put a williams on it - should be drilled and tapped to suit - the marbles sight on the tang gets in the way of hand grip (for me anyways)
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    01-14-2019, 09:23 AM
    I have been thinking about this question for a while - what did the old people say ? cant be all things to all people - (somethin like that anyway) -we are livin in the era of the specialist (some here are old enough to have read "The Specialist"...
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    01-13-2019, 12:13 AM
    GUYS!!!! read his post - its a woods walk on snowshoes - needs something that works easy without carting half the workshop around with him. 570 ball and a thin patch will probably work unless the parker hale is bored considerably bigger than...
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    01-12-2019, 06:07 PM
    It will work - get the right size ball and a thin patch, not too much powder, the musketoons are a 48twist? (I think) - my son shoots ball in a two bander spagetti gun - same twist - quite accurate .
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    01-12-2019, 06:00 PM
    Guys I shoot for group with the butt on me shoulder, forend rested on a bag, or maybe hold the forend and rest me hand on the bag, been doin this for quite a time in order to no longer blame the gun or the load for fliers - sooooo if I get a stray...
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    01-11-2019, 12:38 AM
    Within your price limit that little lathe looks ok - the 38 mm spindle hole will get you out of a lot of trouble (or into it :smile:) I bought a small lathe several years ago with a bed long enough to work a barrel (just) but the through hole is...
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    01-10-2019, 08:59 AM
    dont see many bolt guns with a full length tube magazine??????
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    01-10-2019, 08:58 AM
    I can shoot a string of 50 blackpowder rounds without fouling out - dont think I have a lube problem - it all happened in the first three shots - once the barrel warmed (2 or 3 shots) then a good group comes .
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    01-10-2019, 03:18 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread lube problem in Boolit Lube !
    If one of you had told me this as a how to do it I would have just said "you mad, that will never work" - at best you gonna get half filled lube grooves - ? ---enough blokes are tellin the story that it must work, even tho it makes no sense to me...
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