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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Today, 07:13 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread H&R Huntsman in Muzzleloading.
    I've had the itch for a muzzle loading shotgun for a while now, sounds like a lot of fun. I may go back and get this one. Don't really need another muzzle loader, but we still have a real good muzzle loader season here in Kansas, a .58 might be...
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    Today, 07:04 AM
    Well, I can tell you where one is in Kansas if you want. Someone had scratched a serial number on the side of the receiver on this one with an engraver, but otherwise in pretty good shape and that tang sight was made for the rifle, contoured to...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:16 PM
    Saw one today, not pristine, but decent. Caliber .35 Remington, only caliber I'd be real interested in. Had a Lyman tang sight on it too, pretty unusual. What is the going rate for thse now? Asking price was close to $800 which seemed pretty...
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  • TCLouis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
    Thanx Guys. This will give me enough to ruminate on for a while. In one way or another I have the the answer I sought and some additional info to consider.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:06 PM
    richhodg66 started a thread H&R Huntsman in Muzzleloading.
    Saw a real clean on in a shop today, .58 caliber. Price was $150, but I might could deal it down. Are these worthwhile? I don't think I have a .58 mold, are the twists of these such that they'll handle conicals or just round ball?
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    This thread may interest you;
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    The start load in my old Lyman manual for just about all bullets is 18-19 grains and is a nice load, pretty accurate too. I inherited a lot of old AA 8700 which is very slow buring and have been loading a case full in front of an unsized 500...
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  • TCLouis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:50 AM
    It is the 22" barrel 4+1 model which does not seem to have a unique identifier.
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  • TCLouis's Avatar
    02-26-2020, 11:16 PM
    725 What kind of Boolit are you hunting with i the 357 Herrett?
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  • TCLouis's Avatar
    02-26-2020, 11:11 PM
    Bound to be a thread on this but I did not find it . . . Maybe just the fact that my google foo is weak Anyway how much pressure is required to cause a boolit to be compressed in length. Will any practical load do that, and if so I would...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    02-26-2020, 11:09 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread 22 tcm in Factory Rifles
    Pretty lengthy discussion here;
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    02-26-2020, 10:54 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread 22 tcm in Factory Rifles
    Very short neck. Seemed like not nearly as good a choice as a .22 Hornet. There was a thread on here a while back, a fella got one of those Armscor rifles and worked up some loads in it. I'd get a Hornet if I wanted a cast shooter in a .22...
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  • TCLouis's Avatar
    02-26-2020, 10:54 PM
    1 1/2 1/8 angle iron makes perfect ingot to stack in a stable stack. They also work well to load a Lee pot. I am a lousy welder but was able to cobble mine together many years ago. As a bonus, the ingots AVERAGE a pound over a decent sized run....
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  • TCLouis's Avatar
    02-26-2020, 10:32 PM
    This here place is a BOOLIT site I would say cast only.
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  • TCLouis's Avatar
    02-26-2020, 10:16 PM
    Have only shot cast (will only shoot cast from it also) and have NOT worked up an accurate load yet, but it is place them real close to POA so far. Well 266 yards off of cross sticks and a really wimpy load was pushing it the other day but FUN....
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  • lonewelder's Avatar
    02-26-2020, 09:57 PM
    lonewelder replied to a thread F/S barrels in Swappin & Sellin
    i will take the 1st sweedish 96 barrel.very good bore thru out $60
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  • Ben's Avatar
    02-26-2020, 09:05 PM
    I'll take the 300 Win. Mag. sizer die. PM sent to you. Ben
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  • Mk42gunner's Avatar
    02-26-2020, 06:21 PM
    My two word answer is: It depends. My longer answer is: If you can shoot good enough to tell the difference, decide if it matters to you. If you can't tell the difference, it doesn't matter. For me, if it is for a rifle that I don't shoot a...
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  • Mk42gunner's Avatar
    02-26-2020, 06:12 PM
    The 4-20 doesn't really hold 20 pounds, not sure what the 10 pounder holds. The 4-20 is easy to ladle from with my RCBS ladle, the 10 is too narrow for me to want to try. The 10 pounder is easier to see what you are doing when bottom pouring,...
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  • Mk42gunner's Avatar
    02-26-2020, 06:00 PM
    My latest mold purchase was a Lee .380 RB mold to feed my three Navies. Two of them work with the easily available .375" ball, one needs a .380" to fit right. Guess what size they will all be fed with? I was pleasantly surprised at just how easy...
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  • Mk42gunner's Avatar
    02-26-2020, 05:52 PM
    Mk42gunner replied to a thread Ornery Brass in Cast Boolits
    Actually, the brass that I dealt with that had the corrosion problem was 7.62 and 5.56 fired from rifles that I collected prior to my retirement from the Navy. I had at least one wooden ammo box of brass of each caliber that got wet and sat for a...
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  • TCLouis's Avatar
    02-26-2020, 03:25 PM
    Possibly soldered on? Ya know I actually woke p in the middle of the night as my mind recognized my spelling error.
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  • TCLouis's Avatar
    02-26-2020, 03:23 PM
    Will not give you the 40-82 headstamp, BUT may be one of the few uses for a Dremel tool around firearms. Judicious application of a bur and 45-90 will be gone. OR find a small number punch set and try overstamping the original 45-70 stamping.
    24 replies | 582 view(s)
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Program Director at The American Legion
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Retired US Army Officer. House Dad


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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