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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    The only way I know of is to pick it up from the distributor. Saves the postage as well. Perhaps you can go in with some friends and order a case so you can spread out the fees, if you are located far from a source? -Nobade
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  • bigted's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    So 28 gauge then? And which trade gun ... Frenchy or american or english? Nice shooting and at what yardage please. Pictures of the baby would be nice if you can manage. A hearty welcome to the forum as well
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  • bigted's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:04 AM
    This is the reason i usually do not read these posts of other then round ball (as god intended a muzzleloader to REALLY shoot) posts. I agree that all prolly has a good effect on both paper and game ... However ... Just report your findings and...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    04-24-2017, 09:59 AM
    bigted replied to a thread A Fantasy Hawken in Muzzleloading.
    That is a dandy. Except for the flintlock and natural white , your rifle bears more then a passing resemblance to my J. Browning mountain rifle. I also have the single set trigger which I am warming up to. My rifle is currently 50 cal and I...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    04-23-2017, 09:53 PM
    you didnt say that i remember ... pure lead or a mix. also my zoovy is an old "CVA" rifle with the slow twist shallow grooves but boy is it way big ... .585 inch. i ordered some .575, .580, and some .585 inch bullets from TOW to try in mine to...
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    04-20-2017, 06:59 PM
    I saw my first this year in Albuquerque at my feeder, a Black-chinned male. We normally get a number of them along with a few Rufous.
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  • Aunegl's Avatar
    04-18-2017, 09:58 PM
    Lyman M die (short) - 30 carbine
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  • Aunegl's Avatar
    04-18-2017, 07:36 PM
    Aunegl replied to a thread Case neck flaring in Cast Boolits
    ^^^ me too.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    04-17-2017, 10:05 AM
    I was doing that yesterday with my Renegade. Single wrap patch is the way to go, on top of .060" ldpe wads. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    04-15-2017, 09:30 AM
    Yes, if you heat it you can get the brake off. They are not threaded. Terrible design, makes it louder but doesn't do much of anything for recoil reduction. If you are going to shoot it with cast bullets you'd be well advised to get rid of the brake...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    04-15-2017, 09:22 AM
    Nice! That ought to do the trick. You could even drop the lube grooves and make it a slick, it would work fine in muzzle loaders. -Nobade
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    04-14-2017, 09:38 PM
    A lot of it depends on how you personally hold the gun. It's hard to predict, just start going lighter until you find out the answer. -Nobade
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    04-14-2017, 09:25 PM
    However big a bullet will slip into a fired case is what you want to use. Mine shoots great with .433"bullets, terrible with anything less. If I want to use some of my normal size moulds I just paper patch the bullets they throw. Size to .427" and...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    04-14-2017, 04:44 PM
    I'm with you barrabruce, I have shot highpower silhouette with a 30-30 and cast bullets. It works great. Either grease groove or paper patched, it is easy to work with and quite effective. Especially with a properly designed chamber. Sent from my...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    04-09-2017, 01:38 PM
    OK, what is a traditional underhammer? There are about 100 different designs I have seen. What do you have in mind? BTW, they are a great way to build a rifle. I never understood why they weren't more popular other than weren't really practical...
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    04-09-2017, 01:32 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread H&R 223 to 9mm? in Single Shot Guns
    Chamber is already too large to get it to headspace. Have to put in a liner or build a new barrel. -Nobade
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    04-09-2017, 01:30 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread 52 cal sharps in Muzzleloading.
    Big fan of Moose Molds here. They cater to the skirmisher crowd and have several designs for the Sharps. I use their France mold myself, very accurate. Of course you'll want to do a chamber cast to determine the throat diameter so you know what to...
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  • Aunegl's Avatar
    04-08-2017, 11:27 PM
    Isn't a subsonic 44 magnum just a 44 special?
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    04-07-2017, 03:22 PM
    I like the way you think. Wish this forum had a like button. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    04-07-2017, 11:51 AM
    Rifle won't care. POI may be slightly different. Fouling will be different. It'll work fine. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    04-05-2017, 09:56 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread Which way to go in Single Shot Guns
    No. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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    04-03-2017, 09:30 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Which way to go in Single Shot Guns
    You can buy the basic Uberti Low Wall rifle in 32-20 for somewhat less than $1K from Buffalo Arms. Nice little rifles and well proportioned, not too heavy. The fancier ones are more money but you get cool features like a pistol grip and double set...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    04-03-2017, 09:17 PM
    Can and should are two different things. I'd just tone it down a bit to 223 velocity or a bit better and you'll get great bore life and have a lot more fun shooting it. -Nobade
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    04-03-2017, 06:56 AM
    If those old 357 mag Marlins weren't so bloody expensive now I would have bought one to rebarrel to 30 Badger already. But at current prices it isn't going to happen! Maybe a Rossi '92 but even those are coming pretty dear these days. -Nobade
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    04-03-2017, 06:54 AM
    338-06 works great, I shoot one myself with PP bullets. Just not the AI version, lots of drawbacks and no benefits. 38-55 does work quite well, just make sure you have a properly spec'ed chamber for what you want to do. A poll sounds like fun, no...
    20 replies | 691 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    04-02-2017, 10:21 PM
    I recommend not using Ackley Improved cartridges in anything but bolt action rifles. I know lots of folks do it, but there is just no way to get a sufficient amount of crush on the case to properly support it when it is being formed, which leads to...
    20 replies | 691 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    04-02-2017, 03:32 PM
    Paul Matthews gives great advise regarding the 45-70, but it is really hard to go wrong with it. Just about any combination you try within reason will work well with it. But if you go for higher velocity, small bore cartridges the wisdom contained...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    04-02-2017, 08:33 AM
    Either of those would be a good pick. 35 whelen or 338-06 works too. What do you have the most brass for? Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
    20 replies | 691 view(s)
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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