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  • indian joe's Avatar
    Today, 01:34 AM
    Yeah - got that - but burn speed not a problem .......ignition is good, velocity per grain weight is good, shot to shot is good, clean burn is super good, ......density in pressed powder is not so good...... If someone has done side by side tests...
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    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    Lags Definitely get some willow if you have the opportunity - mine is hybrid willow (they trade name Austree) - salix matsudana (Chinese willow) x salix alba (white willow) - we planted it years ago on a little island we made in our farm dam here...
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    Yesterday, 09:10 PM
    The coffee grinder is great for the grinding once you get it set right - less fines than the mortar and pestle - still gotta bust the pucks up small enough for the grinder tho - thats where thin pucks with a plastic divider between is better I...
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    Yesterday, 06:57 PM
    I think impatience is a major factor (for sure with me :bigsmyl2:) busting up the pucks is a lot of work - one day I will make a crusher for that - yeah seems like lots of dust and FFFFgrade (not so bad when you weigh it all) - I put the dust back...
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    Yesterday, 06:44 PM
    In theory a 5/16 drill makes a 312 hole - like a lot of theories sometimes the result in practice is different :bigsmyl2: I bet most times, you get a hole thats bigger than the drill - give it a light polish to deburr - ya proly on the money.
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    Yesterday, 06:23 PM
    I put em up in the other place 5FA GOEX (same vintage as yr Grandpa's ) 138 grains -I think FF in this measure would be a few grains less? - that 5FA packs in heavy becuse of the variation in grain size My Puck powder ..FF grading 115 grains ...
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    Yesterday, 06:18 PM
    same here ! :bigsmyl2: did we really need to make ten pound of meal ? .....it was kinda fun though .
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    Yesterday, 06:06 PM
    FYI Heres some weights 1990's vintage GOEX 5FA = 138 grains --this stuff is finer than their FFFg used to be, its a little denser than Wano - not as dense as Swiss Corned powder (CTG No2) = 115 grains -- this is screened to a FFgrading ...
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  • indian joe's Avatar
    04-22-2018, 09:47 PM
    You are right also, provided that the fill and strike measure is dimensioned so that the powder cant bridge at all - thats a different shape than a cartridge case or most blackpowder measures tho! .......I think its highly likely that his powder has...
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    04-22-2018, 06:50 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread New 1886 in Leverguns
    Been trying (unsuccessfully) to think of an excuse for that fitup given the quality of wood - the tang ? yeah might forgive that , but the forend cap gap is just plain ugly no matter what ------something that might explain that (grasping at straws...
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    04-22-2018, 04:28 PM
    kinda hard to argue with that !!!!
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    04-22-2018, 08:49 AM
    No........................................ Dip and strike level is not conducive to good precision . The accepted practice is to tap the measure ten times, top it up again then level it off See I can do that too!!! Accepted at your place is...
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    04-22-2018, 04:20 AM
    A one inch thick puck is gonna take a loooooooong time to dry properly - days moreso than hours. If it bleeds moisture its plenty wet plus some. Also your measuring is higly suspect - use a boolit shell - tap it ten or twenty times and top it up...
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    04-22-2018, 04:08 AM
    44/40, 205 grain RCBS boolit, 40 grains FFF = 1355 FPS (this batch was made with straight water for pressing) 45/75, 335 grain Lee boolit, 70 grains FF = 1505 FPS (this batch was made using a alcohol/water mix for pressing) Both above loads are...
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    04-22-2018, 03:33 AM
    Fly Dextrin First lot I made I used at 5% and it seemed about right, the powder screened ok - grains were ok etc. Second batch of Dextrin I cooked (thought I did it the same ! but who knows - it was a year apart) I mixed at 5% but when I went to...
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    04-22-2018, 03:13 AM
    another vote for LEE - the 158 is an ideal blackpowder mold for the 357 mag and it makes a neat little blackpowder round - shot well in my Rossi 92 .
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    04-21-2018, 10:57 PM
    good answer !!!
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    04-21-2018, 10:56 PM
    Didnt realise I had one :shock:
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    04-21-2018, 05:24 AM
    Chris With my powder, I am about at the "aint really broke, stop messin around fixin it" stage - yeah its a lot lighter in a bulk measure - dont matter in a muzzle loader -----in cartridges I find it takes compression more easily and if I lean on...
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    04-21-2018, 05:04 AM
    If you are still chicken find some stainless steel screen and cut a piece to line your plastic powder hopper.
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    04-21-2018, 05:03 AM
    If you are still chicken find some stainless steel screen and cut a piece to line your plastic powder hopper.
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    04-20-2018, 10:01 PM
    Forget book measuring - make the stock to suit YOUR hold
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    04-20-2018, 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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    04-19-2018, 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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    04-19-2018, 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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    04-19-2018, 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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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"
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