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    07-14-2018, 09:08 PM
    Tasbay replied to a thread 32 flint or cap in Muzzleloading.
    If you looked at something like the Pedersoli Hawken or Kentucky rifle they have generic locks that are common on a few of the Pedersoli firearm range ,so the flintlock can be swapped for the Caplock by just switching the vent/flash hole for the...
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    07-14-2018, 07:46 PM
    Tasbay replied to a thread 32 flint or cap in Muzzleloading.
    I always found 50 cal to be versatile. Hard wheel weight roundball and 40-60gr powder for small game. Soft roundball 80-100gr powder for Goats , pigs ,Deer.
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    07-13-2018, 11:18 PM
    Back from the range and a Happy man. One inch groups at 50yds and with over 30 shots fired not a single flyer. Dry patch Ballistol, .570 ball, 120gr homemade powder, bruised shoulder...……...
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    07-13-2018, 05:23 PM
    Tasbay replied to a thread 32 flint or cap in Muzzleloading.
    Just pulled a packet out. They are called Star-Caps made in Taiwan with 72 caps in rings of 8, just cheap and nasty. For use by children 3yrs and over.... well that figures.
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    07-13-2018, 04:34 PM
    Tasbay replied to a thread 32 flint or cap in Muzzleloading.
    RU Shooter Yes the red plastic ones for kids cap guns. Where I live in the South Island of New Zealand there were not any Black powder suppliers (AK`s and AR`s yes) unless you belonged to one of the few clubs. Not in my area anyway. So thinking...
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    07-12-2018, 06:26 PM
    Tasbay replied to a thread 32 flint or cap in Muzzleloading.
    RU Shooter, Have always had difficulty finding percussion caps here till recently. If I`m just plinking or going after something like rabbits or goats I use Kids toy cap gun caps on #11 nipples. Very cheap $1 for a pack of 72 compared to $20 for a...
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    07-08-2018, 09:38 PM
    indian joe, Have had a wet day here, never a good thing when something gun related is bothering me. It was off to the shed. Cut off 15mm of barrel, squared and crowned it. The rifling is defined at that point (can always take more off if have...
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    07-06-2018, 03:18 AM
    You could try dropping 2-5 gr of FFFF Black powder down first. Are you smacking the side of the locks after you put in the powder and before you load wads and shot??
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    07-05-2018, 10:09 PM
    Ok looks like I will be finding / making some Moose Milk to try. The Hack saw is a last resort, have other smoke poles to use till I get this sorted.... Some say that's half the fun but I`m getting a bit over it!!. Charcoal for my homemade powder...
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    07-05-2018, 04:46 AM
    Oh an Aussie!!. I`m in South Island , pretty much in the Middle , neither wet side or dry side. Ticking: Yep wash it and Iron it before Lube. Spoke to the guy who sold it to me today, He`s in top of North. He was using Bees wax and soluble...
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    07-04-2018, 10:21 PM
    indian joe Yep have been checking the patches, the ones I have found could mostly be used again. browned patch centre of the cloth with star markings from rifling. Outside edges somewhat frayed/ blackened. Patches are cut at the Muzzle. Have...
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    07-04-2018, 05:19 AM
    Right may have found the problem but not getting the hacksaw out just yet. Did early no country of origin on barrel CVA Mountain rifles have coned barrels??.My one has defiantly got a coned barrel though its the first Muzzleloader I have come across...
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    07-01-2018, 07:55 PM
    Same thing here. Ripped off the front sight and the back one. replaced the Back with a semi buck horn leaf then filed it down and opened it up with a chainsaw file, Front sight replaced with a tall brass one from TOW. had to file dove tails front...
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    06-24-2018, 06:49 PM
    One thing I have found interesting is some well known Muzzleloader suppliers in the states have no issues sending traditional Muzzleloaders or parts to other countries but Cabelas and most Ebay sellers will not, been trying to get a lock for my T/C...
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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