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    Today, 10:05 AM
    had an ASM (EMFco) 44/40 ----lost it in the howard buyback - still pissed off about that - it was a really good gun - my capgun is an ASM 51 navy that has done a lot of work and had a few wins -- If you get one as good as either of mine you will...
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    07-13-2018, 11:24 PM
    yes to John k
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    07-13-2018, 07:56 PM
    thought everybody did it like that !
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    07-12-2018, 10:59 PM
    I see many new shooters that think they have to get all ten shots for score and rush . Learn to do it correct if you only get 7 or 8 shots and speed will come later. go ahead and shoot a match and see what you need to do to get better organized. ...
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    07-12-2018, 10:53 PM
    Don I think I have missed something basic here Had assumed blow tube was something to assist with grease boolits - most of which dont haul enough lube to do the job in longer barrels and the few that do - you fellers seem to not like because of...
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    07-11-2018, 11:31 PM
    Only thing youre doing wrong is confusing volume equivalent with actual weight - a blackpowder myth that has caused a lot of un necessary confusion over a long period of time - Why not do this the easy way instead of getting all in a knot over...
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    07-11-2018, 08:42 AM
    STOP --whoa ! hold yer horses :Fire: -----21 to 22 grains of real blackpowder is a common load for 357 magnum wid a 158 grain lead boolit - lighter boolit ? more room for powder - fired cases not resized ? more room for powder Some thoughts ...
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    07-10-2018, 07:36 PM
    Kev I have done similar to what Walks describes - took an old brass brush and wrapped steel wool around as tight as I could get it in the bore - soaked it in "Brasso" ----another time I used jewellers rouge on the steel wool - didnt take as many...
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    07-10-2018, 12:19 PM
    Ya get the point though - we spook at one thing and too casual with another - nobody thinks twice about filling up at the gas station - just think how easy that could go wrong and how bad the result would be - or someone leaves a propane stove on...
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    07-10-2018, 11:48 AM
    Kev I shoot lever guns with black powder regular - the cleaning process is so easy its kind of a joke - takes me all of five minutes. I made a wood cleaning cradle so I can rest the rifle in upside down and a flush bottle with a plastic spout...
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    07-10-2018, 12:28 AM
    Kev You are getting so much good advice here its all getting a bit confused If you loaded a full case of black powder some problems would go away - If you are worried about fouling ? 5 grains of 4227 under the black will take care of that 1)...
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    07-09-2018, 08:56 PM
    How much trouble is it really to make decent roundball without the wrinkles? ...........throw a few back in the pot or get the mold to proper temperature before you start casting ............ not that hard to do ......................
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    07-09-2018, 02:52 AM
    yes .....this.........sneak up on em with the size die
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    07-09-2018, 02:48 AM
    oooooh you are careful! ......Still.... the two litres of gas in your lawnmower tank is at least as big a hazard as a closed can of blackpowder in the same place - open the can of powder and take the cap of the gas tank still no appreciable...
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    07-09-2018, 02:27 AM
    That (flooding) would be a welcome change - we having a drought here! I detest those fibre rods - I reckon they pick up grit - if ya lean on em real hard they will flex sideways against the rifling - they too fat to carry a muzzle protector easily...
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    07-08-2018, 10:35 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread 73 Winchesters in Leverguns
    My son has an original 38/40 the action is a little tired - barrel was passable but we rebarreled it (a friend did the work for us no charge) he cut the relief notch below the chamber (where the nub projection on the bottom of the bolt runs in) -...
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    07-08-2018, 08:08 AM
    Blabablab, I would chose between FFg or Fg black powder based on the cartridge cases I had to load. Bertram and Jamison brass have somewhat thick walls and solid base so only holds about 85 grains of either grade powder. I load mine with this...
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    07-08-2018, 03:24 AM
    Do you store gasoline in your garage?????? Got a propane stove inside or propane heating??????
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    07-08-2018, 02:37 AM
    Kev Starline brass - necked down - boolit a little fat - maybe crimp a bit too severe - little stuff adds up I just shot my sons 38/40 this morning and had a similar problem as you - its a 73 rebarreled - chamber is pretty neat - starline brass -...
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    07-06-2018, 08:57 AM
    this too !!!
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    07-06-2018, 08:55 AM
    yes!! -- smacking the side of the locks -----but get rid of the pyrodex and use black in it
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    07-06-2018, 06:13 AM
    Fly My Spanish made CVA barrels have proof marks on the right hand flat a little ahead of the nipple drum - and the makers mark on the other side flat between vertical and horizontal - some of these are marked Conneticut Valley Arms. Inc. Black...
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    07-05-2018, 02:59 PM
    That works ok until it doesnt work - mostly my experience is same as yours but I got caught bad one time on one lot of bought roundball (locally cast) once I figured it out I just ditched them - didnt think to check to see if they were pure lead or...
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    07-05-2018, 02:52 PM
    at the risk of starting a riot I believe the alleged superiority of the CVA Douglas barrels over early vintage Spanish made barrels is mostly a myth - something that is more to do with wishful thinking and allegiance tthe flag than it is reality...
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    07-05-2018, 09:17 AM
    mmmm dont like the sound of that muzzle coning job - never done one but I thought the trick was just take a couple thou off the top of the lands - lookin at my CVA hawken you could take about 15 mm off the end of the barrel before you interfered...
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    07-05-2018, 01:44 AM
    Longbow Takes a little while to get a riot going .............. Back last century we shot minies out of a CVA 45 --(66 twist) quite successfully too (not as accurate as ball but you'd had to rest it to notice on the target ) ........... interclub...
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    07-04-2018, 11:35 PM
    ####Yeah same here - find a powder scale and measure a dozen to the same weight and shoot another test group - ticks another box ####Another thought - do you wash your ticking before you use it?? Always wash it - they put some kinda gluey gunk...
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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
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