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    Today, 11:08 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread Shortgun loads? in Muzzleloading.
    I am still wondering if anyone has tried full diameter paper patched bullets in one of those pistols? It seems like that would be the most effective on game, but the recoil may be prohibitive. If the muzzle is counterbored it may not shoot well. I...
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    Today, 11:03 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread Load data for .40 - 65 in Leverguns
    Enough 2F black powder to give you 1/8" or so compression, drop tubed. A few grains of medium burning smokeless powder against the primer added if you don't want to have to wipe the bore. Make bullets out of 20:1 lead/tin, use good BP bullet lube....
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    Today, 10:54 AM
    I found the Russian lg. Rifle primers work best for me. Magnum ones open up the groups.
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    Yesterday, 08:48 AM
    Some petroleum based lubes work, some don't. Just use a proven BP lube and you'll be fine. There are lots of them out there, some commercial and some homemade. Regular beeswax/alox is not a good choice. As for barrel cleaning, straight water works...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    11-14-2018, 10:13 PM
    Johnboy, wonder what the 200 grain will fly speedwise with the heavy compressed 40 grains of Ol E 3Fg powder or 40 grains of Swiss 3Fg. Bet it would go wizzin along pretty close to your Clays load. Maybe not but the black powder recoil seems...
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    11-14-2018, 09:39 PM
    bigted replied to a thread .38-40 Load Advice in Leverguns
    So Kirk ... did you stick with the 17.7 grains of SR 4759 with your new .406 loads? If so then the pure lead bumped up with this smokeless load?
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    11-13-2018, 10:40 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread 6mm-06 in Case Forming / Re-forming
    It's a wildcat, but the 240 Weatherby is basically the same thing with a belt and the double radius shoulder.
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    11-13-2018, 10:36 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread Strange micrometer in Cast Boolits
    Does the anvil have two points? If so it's a thread mic. Otherwise just for getting down into a groove to measure.
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  • bigted's Avatar
    11-12-2018, 09:24 PM
    Be careful what you wish for. The original 45 Colt load consisted of a 255 grain boolit loaded over 40 grains ... 40 grains ... of good fine sporting Black Powder. Now-a-days you can load 40 grains Ol E 2 or 3 Fg Black Powder under a 255 grain...
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    11-12-2018, 02:05 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread WTB 25-20WCF Brass in Swappin & Sellin
    He has passed. Have to do it yourself now.
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    11-10-2018, 12:44 PM
    bigted replied to a thread 22 mag in Rimfire Area
    Thanks all. Sounds like my nickel collection should go towards the CZ 455. Sounds like my cup of tea. Thanks for the advice. Does the CZ have a one piece bolt or two piece like the ruger?
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    11-07-2018, 10:56 PM
    bigted started a thread 22 mag in Rimfire Area
    Looking at getting a 22 mag bolt gun. Leaning towards a Ruger all Weather ... when i can find a good one at a good price. Any others that i should keep in mind? Uses will include; ... target shooting. ... small game hunting. ... predator...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    11-07-2018, 07:03 PM
    And the lower tang can be swapped out.
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    11-07-2018, 11:24 AM
    Sort of. It's not dangerous uncompressed in a cartridge, just inefficient and gives big velocity swings. Otherwise percussion Sharps rifles wouldn't work since there's no way to compress the charge in one of those.
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    11-07-2018, 11:17 AM
    22 inches.
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    11-06-2018, 05:30 PM
    I tried that with fairly poor results. Hopefully you can get yours working better than I could. It was a tack driver with 75gr Speer bullets but never did anything with cast. I decided it was the throat design. If it had a proper rifle type throat I...
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    11-06-2018, 04:58 PM
    I'd think you might have trouble pushing a 420 to 2400 in a Taylor. My own Taylor can do it with a 400 but it's really hard on the brass at that level. 2300 is much more realistic for normal use. It is super accurate and will shoot far, but I don't...
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    11-06-2018, 01:22 PM
    I.e. disappeared in a puff of smoke...
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    11-06-2018, 11:22 AM
    You can't do that because you don't know where the extractor cut is going to be until it's screwed into your particular action. Headspace also isn't the same on those actions.
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    11-06-2018, 12:51 AM
    From the MSDS sheet: Flashpoint Not applicable Auto Ignition Temperature Approx. Range: 392F-86rF I 200C-464C Explosive temperature Ignites@ approx. 42rC (801F)
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    11-05-2018, 06:04 PM
    Numrich barrels could be made by anybody and usually not so great. Serial number altered. That's enough to let you know it's a project rather than a rifle to buy and use.
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    11-05-2018, 05:05 PM
    This the correct answer. I've hit BP with a hammer to test the truth of that and it didn't go off; however the smokeless did pop!
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    11-05-2018, 05:03 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread No more kik powder! in Muzzleloading.
    Kik is ok but OE is better. Just use that.
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    11-05-2018, 05:01 PM
    Mine works great as long as the bullet is 433". Any smaller and it's terrible. And it does best with paper patched.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    11-05-2018, 04:56 PM
    I wouldn't touch it unless it's nearly free and I was looking for a rifle project.
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    11-05-2018, 04:54 PM
    Keep it away from fire and sparks and it's no problem. It won't go off if you hit it with a hammer. It's not a primary explosive. It will, however, burn extremely fast if ignited when unconfined.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    11-04-2018, 08:11 AM
    Thanks for the info folks. That is a pretty big swage down, so it's good to know that it can be done.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    11-03-2018, 06:05 PM
    32-40 is quite a bit longer. It shouldn't chamber unless you trim it. Once that is done it should fireform just fine.
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    11-02-2018, 07:23 PM
    Since the neck is tapered, the length is determined by the bullet diameter. Figure out what size bullet you need and cut the case so it will accept that size. Oh, for cutting to length I used a machinable collet and cut it to hold the rim. Live...
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    11-01-2018, 03:38 PM
    I had one of his moulds for a time. It didn't work when I got it, but after lapping both plates and making new spacers the correct length it did just fine. I'm not a big fan of them any longer after owning that one.
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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