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    Today, 05:18 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    He would probably qualify that with some words about the threads being cleanly cut and within specifications
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    Yesterday, 05:22 PM
    Be careful what you wish for ! I understand cap and ball dont need rego or special permission in a lot of places . ? Well we used to have that too. In the state of Victoria you could walk in any gunshop and buy one no questions asked - they were a...
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    10-14-2018, 01:35 AM
    a double cavity brass gas check mold would be AU$135 (about an even hundred US) plus shipping, Aussie shipping overseas is not so bad (better than US to here) I have had a couple of molds from him this year and he had them in the mail inside a week...
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    10-14-2018, 01:16 AM
    I am proly a bit crazy - I would be shootin this thing with blackpowder - and if the cases would go back in the gun after they fired there would be NO sizing - not even neck size - case full of black (well leave room fer a boolit!) card wad on top...
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    10-13-2018, 06:00 AM
    So whats it doin? spewin em everywhere from the get go OR walking shots as it warms the barrel? Heres something to try - see if it will shoot a group if you shoot one shot every fifteen minutes - yeah a PITA but take something else to the range to...
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    10-12-2018, 10:55 PM
    target is the standard rifle club 600yard - what the 303 guys used to shoot We didnt blow the middle out of the bullseye or anything like that but it was fun just move the sight elevator to the right number and hit the board first shot - 200,...
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    10-12-2018, 10:44 PM
    Too much powder - not enough shot ditch the sabot 25 grains of powder a decent heavy card wad a lubed felt wad 3/4 ounce of shot overshot wad sneak up closer - 25 yards is too far for shot out of a rifled barrel Do you want a pest load...
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    10-12-2018, 08:57 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Bad Knees in Our Town
    Wow! two pages of it and not one hint about proper diet - repairing the damage with natural supplements - alkalising our systems Glucoseamine - chicken cartilage - gelatine - Boron - silicon (horsetail) - quit eating any grains at all - no sugar...
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    10-12-2018, 08:08 PM
    Greg Not sure where you are but Cast Bullet Engineering in Queensland makes a good 225 grain gascheck mold for the 348 - they ship anywhere . I load it over 56 grains of winchester 760 in my rifle - its a slammer - much better effect on heavy...
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    10-12-2018, 07:19 PM
    Knarley What calibre Spencer ? My son recently got one in 45 colt (woulda rathered a 44/40 but not available here at the time) still getting a load figured out but cool factor is out the roof and it does look well made .
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    10-12-2018, 09:46 AM
    Our Zoli and the threeband enfield copies are 1:72 twist (or some are 1:78) - ideal for round ball - never figured why they put that twist on rifles designed for shooting minies - the two band Euroarms we have is a 1:48 it takes minies easy - with...
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    10-11-2018, 09:32 PM
    Outpost - thanks for the tip on pocket drill We used that 575 ball and cotton japara (9 thou) in our Euroarms two bander ---japara is good stuff - very tight fine weave - what they used to use to make lightweight oilskin waterproofs - have not been...
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    10-11-2018, 08:56 PM
    mine not so different - I have a flush bottle with a bore size plastic tube fitted - hold the gun belly up - one squirt down bore - then a wet patch - another flush - another wet patch - third squirt down bore then dry it out - oil - put it away -...
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    10-11-2018, 12:38 AM
    He might be right - I just checked one of the ones I use (organic milk carton) and its a thin card layer (paper) sandwiched between two plastic looking skins. Inner liner is white - outer has the writing on it (brand name etc) This stuff seems to...
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    10-10-2018, 10:08 PM
    Bob I would kick it off with about a 60 grain charge of FFFG , I use "moose milk" lube for all my round ball - (thats target and plinking) - its a mix of soluble cutting oil and water one part to five - wet the patches and then squeeze em out till...
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    10-10-2018, 06:18 PM
    Blackpowder cleanup is a breeze n if ya shoot the calibres that belong in em (44/40 instead of 45 colt fr instance) nothin gets in the action - just clean the barrel - oil it - park it . (hope I didn spoil yr excuse:D)
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    10-10-2018, 04:21 PM
    I didnt measure it but the nose on that acurate boolit drawing looked long to me -- sold my 375 BB ages ago - had correct length cases for it so encountered no problems. Still have some gas checks and the mold
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    10-10-2018, 04:14 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Winchester 1876 parts in Leverguns
    Doc You seem like a bloke worth paying attention to - well done on the '76. - pictures are good if you feel inclined to do tat
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    10-09-2018, 08:59 PM
    Get some rubber matting to stand on - old mine conveyor belt is good - a couple layers of yoga mat - you can even buy stuff in the home depot type stores - I like conveyor matt x 2 layers - its heavy enough to stay put and a smooth surface so If you...
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    10-09-2018, 08:50 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Wal-Mart screw up in Rimfire Area
    If you were a supplier to Walmart they would screw you down on price to within an inch of going broke - then it would at least be double on their shelf - $79 down to $49 they didnt lose money on that !
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    10-09-2018, 09:32 AM
    On the Italian repro's you can get unexpected but not always unwelcome changes from the original design specs. Case in point, my "P53" has a 48" twist barrel. In real life the 48" twist appeared with P58's. I think some makers make barrels that...
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    10-09-2018, 01:34 AM
    A marbles base will fit my 92's without tapping an extra hole - I believe the tang bolt (on my rifle(s)) is 10x28, ... the forward screw with the grub screw plug in it appears to be 36 TPI but my 8x36 tap is way sloppy and a 10 size tap is too big?...
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    10-08-2018, 10:43 PM
    gascheck boolit proly originally intended for the 375 Big Bore winchester - I have a similar one from CBE . Like the others I use a 250 gr in my 38/55 (LEE mold)
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    10-07-2018, 05:31 PM
    Bob my son has a Euroarms two bander - for some reason a Parker Hale was always "better" by about twice the price - dont look any different to the casual observer, dont shoot any better. If you are a dedicated re enactor things are different...
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    10-07-2018, 05:24 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    yeah ------that said I would be pretty dang wary about something that came shipped with no touch hole and a disclaimer that says its a wall hanger when I was a small kid "made in japan" was a derogatory term that equated to junk quality - then...
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    10-07-2018, 05:10 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Hard to find in Muzzleloading.
    metric m3 x 0.5
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    10-07-2018, 04:58 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread New Miroku 1873 in Leverguns
    yup !! me too - that sticker is just butt ugly
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    10-07-2018, 04:56 PM
    John - Thanks for posting this I have rescued maybe a dozen barrels with steel wool - usually use some kind of polishing compound on it (brasso - or some jewellers rouge) - I use a worn brass brush and wrap the steel wool till it is real tight in...
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    10-07-2018, 01:46 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    Definitely - I checked a couple out last night - one in Texas 2013 - picture shows the muzzle plugged solid and barrel blown out about 8 inches down - seen more than one 12 gauge just like that after the guy took a fall in the swamp. another...
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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