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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Today, 09:37 AM
    Mine is quite nice. Don't know if it has been worked on before I got it, but I doubt it. The 45-70 one I had was good too, makes me think they used lighter springs in the target rifles. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Today, 09:35 AM
    Probably come apart in short order. That's about twice the pressure it is designed for. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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    Today, 09:31 AM
    I see. Yep, get some 20:1 and you're good to go. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:09 PM
    Should work better. If you can pick up range scrap with lots of jacketed bullet cores, that works well. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:45 PM
    Good idea. Somebody needed to do that! Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:16 PM
    Should work just fine. Though looking at the load data, if you load the 458 win mag to the same pressure as the 458 socom you'll get almost identical performance and powder charges so the can shouldn't have any problem with it. Full 458 win loads...
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    Yesterday, 02:09 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread .54 Paper Patch Mold in Muzzleloading.
    Not much is going to be able to stand up to those. Hang on when you touch it off! Tom is such an amazing resource for us now. All of a sudden doing things like what you are up to is no big deal rather than what we used to have to go through to...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:05 PM
    I had one of those for a while. All parts are soft, so if used much it wears quickly. Otherwise kind of neat little rifles, I found I could shoot it using 9X19 brass and seat the bullets way out to hold headspace against the rifling. Very light...
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    Yesterday, 01:40 PM
    badgeredd replied to a thread My Rifle Action in Special Projects
    NOW, I remember what drove me away from sharing information here! Edd
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  • badgeredd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:15 PM
    Perhaps you are misunderstanding what some call the "forcing cone." In reality your bullet should fit the chamber throat in the cylinder. Some Rugers have a tight throat which doesn't allow a cast bullet of adequate diameter to slide into them. Some...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:43 AM
    Wow, I have never seen a case split because of corrosion. I wonder if they are shooting them a lot without annealing? That will do it. At any rate, I just put them back in the box, come home, decap, rinse, wet tumble with SS pins and Dawn, let 'em...
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    Yesterday, 10:39 AM
    You have the best possible situation! Just use heavy 45 Colt bullets that are already the right size to patch up to fit your rifle. As for tails, on 45s I don't use them. Just cut the patch short enough so it leaves a spot of lead in the middle of...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    02-25-2017, 09:48 PM
    got to go to the range today so ... as it has been a stressful few weeks here ... i took my TC 45 and 50 as well as the Browning Mountain 50. had a blast but what was extraordinary was the 45 cal TC Hawkins. i do not remember what the grains of 3Fg...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    02-25-2017, 07:08 PM
    That Lee bullet has such thick skirts it won't blow out. The hollow base is just there for balance. It is the bullet Pat Wolfe talks about in his Trapdoor book, pretty much a copy of the original government design. Those are great bullets for the...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    02-25-2017, 02:12 PM
    Looks like it works! Heck of a noise off that covered roof though. Congrats! Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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    02-24-2017, 10:47 PM
    I love hunting (and eating!) wild hogs but I don't eat or even process every hog I shoot. I'll drag the nasty ones off to feed the coyotes. But I'm actually part of the problem, I should probably shoot every hog I see while hunting whether I need...
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    02-24-2017, 02:44 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread a new smoothie in Muzzleloading.
    Good thing you went through it first. That would have been frustrating to try to use it as delivered. You would think he would know better. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    02-21-2017, 06:11 PM
    Sort of what I was thinking. There aren't many rifles out there tailor made for shooting paper patched bullets, this one is really good with them, I don't think I will change it. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    02-21-2017, 10:02 AM
    The reason is that a cerosafe casting is not precise enough. Cerosafe grows and shrinks a lot, and is only good for +-.002 inches. It's simply not accurate enough, nor predictable. A pound cast never changes (at least not enough to matter) and when...
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    02-20-2017, 10:16 PM
    Not the Linebaugh, but I tried it in the 500 S&W. It worked rather well, plenty accurate but the cases are too thick and even with annealing they didn't seal the chamber all that great. -Nobade
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    02-20-2017, 03:08 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Packing Powder in Muzzleloading.
    About right. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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    02-20-2017, 01:57 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Using Black Powder ? in Muzzleloading.
    Of course. Homemade powder, around 2F, and paper patched slicks. Works in my .375, .45, and .50. all of them shoot lights out when loaded correctly. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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    02-20-2017, 01:54 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Packing Powder in Muzzleloading.
    An 1860 is supposed to shoot high. They're sighted to be on at 50 yards. (Or is it 100?) Either way they're all high at normal handgun ranges. Plus pyrodex really needs to be compressed tightly to burn right. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    02-20-2017, 01:49 PM
    About that. Mine takes two fouling shots to settle down after I clean it. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    02-19-2017, 10:36 PM
    Looking for a New Englander barrel I can use the breech plug and underrib off of to build a new custom. Don't care about bore condition or rust, just need the parts off it. Got one sitting around you don't know what to do with? -Nobade
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    02-19-2017, 10:08 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread 38-55 in Smokeless Paper Patching
    A suggestion to get you started. Pin gauge the bore, and get a push through sizer .001" larger. Then go to these guys: http://missouribullet.com/index.php and see that they have soft, unlubed, unsized 38-55 bullets. Then check the ID of a fired...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    02-18-2017, 07:03 PM
    thanks RFD. thought so but always wondered so thought id ask. very nice rifle and i really like the lines. bet she carry's like a dream.
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  • bigted's Avatar
    02-18-2017, 05:55 PM
    great write up and pictorial. it raises a bunch of more questions for me and other firearms. fantastic. THANKS.
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  • bigted's Avatar
    02-18-2017, 02:20 PM
    Chris ... naa dont bother with them close shoots ... if ya dont travel 1000 miles, ya will have no chance of even placing.
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  • bigted's Avatar
    02-18-2017, 12:51 PM
    Very cool brother. Great piece of wood. Question about the wood ... I have NO experience with this tiger stripe mapel I think ... Is the grain of the wood going the same direction as the stripes?
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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