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  • indian joe's Avatar
    Today, 08:49 AM
    yeah that might work, post some pics when you get it set up ? i got one of those bar b q thermometers in my lead pot - 8 bucks off ebay and I made a brass extension for the sensor leg - works great. I got a motley collection of tin cans, 5 and...
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    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    Forget the SD card! - all the research you need to make the best blackpowder is right here under your nose (this forum). As far as charcoal heat - impractical for us to attempt to measure - just eyeball it ! watch the smoke coming out the vent...
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    01-16-2021, 09:20 AM
    Thanks I built it up from a 25/20 action - it is a sweet thing to shoot......
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    01-15-2021, 08:54 AM
    Can you get that shim you made to stay put behind the ejector ? seems like that fixed the problem?
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    01-13-2021, 06:30 PM
    This I reckon I have a Browning 71 that never gave extraction problems - no baby loads in that 348 - thought the 71 may have been altered but the ejector is same as your pics (and same as my Chiappa 86) only thing different is the firing pin...
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    01-13-2021, 06:01 PM
    Winchester model 92 ....38/40 .....26 inch half octagon half round - it weighs 6.55 pounds -------no wheelbarrow required My favrit offhand cartridge rifle!!!
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    01-13-2021, 05:55 PM
    For White Cloud I did understate the Blackpowder load - 26 grains of FFFg (scale weight) was what we did not 21.
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    01-12-2021, 05:30 AM
    hmmmmm If he lives in town he can do the blowout in his basement or garage - would need a pretty good washout to get all the remnant powder out though.
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    01-12-2021, 05:26 AM
    Didnt chrono it and a mate has the rifle now - I may have understated the load too (will get back to you on that) from the sound of it and the way it shot - seemed like a decent load for blackpowder (1100Fps or so) It was a 1970's era Rossi 92...
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    01-11-2021, 10:34 PM
    My wife "helped me" one time I was going away on a road trip - she cleaned the dash of my car with armour all - from a spray bottle - I spent the next TWO YEARS trying to remove the armour all smears from the inside of my windscreen where she...
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    01-11-2021, 09:41 PM
    Good plan ! our LGS has 45/90 for aboot double the cost of 45/70
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    01-11-2021, 09:38 PM
    You will likely get a lot of advice to do a chamber cast -- not knocking that at all - I was not set up to do that so I belled the neck of an overlength case and chambered it - shorten a whisker - repeat and rinse until we got a case that was just...
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    01-11-2021, 01:36 AM
    Your point is................?
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    01-11-2021, 01:32 AM
    21 grains of FFFg or FFFFg blackpowder under a 158 grain LEE Flatpoint The 357 mag makes a really cool little blackpowder round -
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    01-11-2021, 01:26 AM
    I made a doo lackey to use in the lathe - took a 7/8th unc nut - welded a cap on the back side - then made a trim to length die from a short bolt - turned out to accomodate the case - the rim bottoms out on the cap at back of the nut - the body is...
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    01-10-2021, 07:41 AM
    Nah ! shoot it and clean it -never know what the next week or two will bring
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    01-07-2021, 06:19 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Stuck Round Ball in Muzzleloading.
    yeah got that! and I have done a few with stuff that is available presently That old brew made a nicer finish somehow - have tried to duplicate it since
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    01-06-2021, 07:06 AM
    I shoot some of both - cast the stuff I use the most of - buy some other - but the buy stuff is getting more difficult and more expensive, we pay over $30 a hundred now for swaged roundball but can buy ingot lead for around $6 a kilo - a LEE 2 holer...
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    01-06-2021, 06:50 AM
    I second this !! But by the look of your post you already got a good system figured out (comments here for a Chiappa 1876 with a .457 bore) only need to size the body of a case if it wont chamber comfortably - and same for neck size. Most...
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    01-05-2021, 06:26 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread Stuck Round Ball in Muzzleloading.
    thanks ........I'll pass for now .
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    01-05-2021, 06:03 AM
    Thats assuming the most expensive powder is the best ...............taint necessarily so.
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    01-05-2021, 06:00 AM
    Theres a way out of that staff scale - the screw thread on any decent sight is pretty precise (more so than we can set the graduations I bet) so do the math and calibrate the screw adjustment (mine works out to 2.3 MOA per full turn on the lead...
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    01-04-2021, 09:24 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread Stuck Round Ball in Muzzleloading.
    John do you know if corrosive sublimate was ever a component of browning solutions ????? Many years ago a mate and I got a recipe from an old book for a browning solution and it had four components rather than the normal three - took it to the...
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    01-04-2021, 09:11 AM
    This depends on your build I guess but I would turn that mount around so the staff is at the front then I could get my thumb over the stock to shoot - THEN I would break out the file and remove material - only take a few minutes - polish it up and...
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    01-03-2021, 06:52 PM
    Spanners are for nuts and bolts - the crescent wrench is for when you forgot to bring the right size spanner (or too lazy to go get it) .........any cheap junky tap wrench will beat a crescent wrench or socket ratchet all day every day for turning a...
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    01-03-2021, 02:42 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread Stuck Round Ball in Muzzleloading.
    all good info here ..................................
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    12-31-2020, 11:31 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread My Gibbs is dead in Muzzleloading.
    Nope - table margarine has got salt in it. I would get at that barrel with a brass brush tight wrapped with steel wool - brasso at the least - maybe car cutting polish - some kind of light abrasive (valve grinding paste too much I reckon) - then...
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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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