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    Yesterday, 10:17 AM
    My guess is he's referring the April 2010 issue for 44mag. Buffalo Bore lists the T/C Contender as a suitable option for their +P+ 340gr ammo. So I think it's safe to say the Encore will handle the loads in that issue. Of course, work up to those...
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    Yesterday, 06:30 AM
    I'm not a lefty, but my father is cross dominant. Of all the rifles he owns, the only one he bothered to buy in a left hand model is his 54cal Cabela's Hawken. I don't think I'd want those caps (especially not a flintlock) going off by my face even...
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    04-18-2018, 09:25 PM
    Reviving an old thread... I happen to have broken the lid on one of my t/c speed loaders. It's found a new purpose! Used this method to extract a set of REALs and also some old Maxi Balls. They are ancient (from when T/C still made them for the...
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    04-18-2018, 09:18 PM
    I'm happy to hear I'm not the only one using this highly reliable and precise method for testing hardness! :)
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    04-18-2018, 09:06 PM
    It's also pretty much spot on with the linked article below from SPG. I'm only casting for my muzzleloader currently but this is the method I use to lube my 380gr Lee REALs. The only difference is that the SPG article recommends pushing the boolits...
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    04-05-2018, 03:36 PM
    I'm going to give FM's speed loader method a try, but here is a link to SPG's website and there is a downloadable PDF article on pan lubing at the bottom of the page that I found very helpful. Basically just remove the hardened lube from the pan and...
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    04-03-2018, 10:42 AM
    I was going to post something similar to pietro. It's not like this is a new gun or your first rodeo. Seems some new or changed variable has entered the equation. Outside of some environmental factor (big temperature swings, humidity, etc.), a worn...
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    04-01-2018, 07:39 PM
    That sounds like what I'm experiencing, so maybe they're fine. Takes a pretty decent effort from my starter to get them in but then they go down smooth.
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    04-01-2018, 06:47 PM
    Let us know how the harder lead works out. I've had the same thought about the REALs staying put on the powder charge while hiking around the mountains. Seem to load real easy, almost too easy...
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    03-31-2018, 03:26 PM
    Thanks! Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
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    03-31-2018, 03:17 PM
    Do they make those nipples with a 6-.75mm thread for Investarms rifles? Not seeing that as an option on my quick Google search. I did see today track has the hot shot nipple in stock for my rifle. I've been looking for an excuse to switch to real BP...
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    03-31-2018, 02:07 PM
    Cool videos. Thanks for posting. I used to use a hot shot nipple but was having trouble finding them to match the threads on my rifle. I've been using the standard ones from Lyman for a few years with no ignition problems save for the other night. ...
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    03-31-2018, 01:55 PM
    Cool. Thanks. My Dad and I used to shoot the 54cal Maxi Balls quite a bit before T/C quit making them for the masses. My little Sporterized rifle loves them and so does my Cabela's rifle with 1:48. I still have a couple boxes of Maxi Balls I bought...
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    03-31-2018, 11:40 AM
    I'm aware of what would generally cause a hang fire, but none of those variables seem to explain the outcome. If it were breech fouling, that could explain the difference in performance between nights possibly due to a lazy cleaning job. However,...
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    03-31-2018, 09:43 AM
    Nice group! Can I ask what you're shooting? Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
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    03-30-2018, 02:58 PM
    Haha! Noted. :) Thanks again for the wads that didn't fix my problem but were strongly associated with an improvement in said problem. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
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    03-30-2018, 02:46 PM
    Well this thread has come off the rails... Thanks for your advice. Could it be that some, unaccounted for variable is responsible for the change in my rifle's performance? Sure it could... Here's what I know: Last time out, REALs with no wad...
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    03-30-2018, 01:52 PM
    Ok... Whether I "trust" a total stranger on a message board site or not, I'm just reporting my observations. Same gun, same batch of REALs, same nipple, same powder, same batch of CCI caps, and same range I had no hang fires last night on 10-12...
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    03-30-2018, 11:27 AM
    33y. Just started casting round balls and REALs for my 54cal muzzleloader a few weeks ago. Will likely start for my 44 magnum Super Blackhawk Hunter in the near future.
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    03-30-2018, 10:10 AM
    Well sure, obviously that will be the real test. However, I'm pretty stoked that I'm not getting a hang fire on half to two-thirds of my shots now with the felt wad and at least have a starting point. The closest public outdoor range is about an...
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    03-29-2018, 11:59 PM
    Update from the range this evening. These are only 25 yard groups (indoor range) from an informal rest. Edward graciously provided me with a handful of wads to test and the felt wads that I saturated with mink oil completely solved the hang fire...
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    03-27-2018, 08:26 PM
    dsayer replied to a thread How does this look? in Muzzleloading.
    Noted and will try. Thanks! I'm a PhD scientist and a total geek about process and perfection, so can sometimes be a bit anal about these things.
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    03-27-2018, 07:35 PM
    dsayer replied to a thread How does this look? in Muzzleloading.
    Thanks everyone!! I noticed some of the bands in my first batch were a bit rounded compared to these. I don't have a thermometer but I cranked my little Lee pot as hot as it would go. Seems to have filled out a little better this time. I was also...
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    03-27-2018, 06:41 PM
    Trying from Tapatalk. Full sized image (over 8mb on my phone). Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
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    03-27-2018, 05:30 PM
    Hi all, Bought some old lead pipe from a scrap yard the other day and made a few round balls and Lee REALs. This is only my second time casting anything and first time with lead not purchased clean from a foundry. I've read the biggest issue with...
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    03-27-2018, 05:22 PM
    Thanks for posting your range reports! 2in at 50 yards is more than respectable IMO.
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    03-27-2018, 05:16 PM
    Sometimes pictures directly from cell phones are too large for forum sites. Giving it a try here...
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    03-27-2018, 05:07 PM
    dsayer replied to a thread Nipples N' Caps in Muzzleloading.
    I don't know about this Duelist fella, but pressing the cap onto the nipple a bit with the hammer is part of my loading routine. Not much pressure, just enough to make sure it's seated all the way. I had a batch of CCI #11 nipples years ago that all...
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    03-26-2018, 10:13 PM
    dsayer replied to a thread Help me decide... in Single Shot Guns
    Good tip. Thanks!
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    03-26-2018, 07:41 PM
    dsayer replied to a thread Help me decide... in Single Shot Guns
    Thanks! I was considering the 310gr Lee for elk. Maybe a 240gr SWC for deer and plinking? I haven't started casting for the 44 revolver yet and am currently loading it with 240gr Nosler JHPs, which it likes pretty well.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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