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  • bigted's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:38 PM
    Well now i disagree. I have just closed a deal on a Smith model 25-5 in the venerable old Colt round ... Yep i really do like the 45 Colt. So a feller could buy a 29 and a 25-5 of the same year ... Or ... Two super blackhawks in both chambers...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    05-25-2017, 12:53 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread 451 volunteer rifle in Muzzleloading.
    Exactly. Try Buffalo Arms for that book. They also make good moulds for your rifle. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    05-25-2017, 12:51 PM
    AFIK blasting powder is made from sodium nitrate. It is quite hygroscopic and poor for use in guns. Keep that for making blueing salts and use potassium nitrate for gunpowder. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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  • bigted's Avatar
    05-24-2017, 08:49 PM
    i gotta say that your new baby is wonderful. very sexy lookin revolver. and a shooter to boot? you hit the jackpot my friend. so is this a straight run revolver with the underlug or a special run?
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  • bigted's Avatar
    05-24-2017, 05:16 PM
    Now that's a high tec lookin cylinder loadin machine. You should put them up on the market for sale. Being adjustable a person could load any C&B cylinder
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  • bigted's Avatar
    05-24-2017, 09:45 AM
    Just to weigh in with the old Colt round ... Try a case full and compressed with 40 grains 3Fg real black powder. Until i loaded and shot some of these in my 2nd gen Colt cavalry model did i see the real potential of the old round. In the custom...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    05-22-2017, 05:10 PM
    That 140 that Edwin41 mentioned would be a good place to start. I didn't realize the twist in your rifle was slower than mine, I doubt it would work with the 170. Might check with NOE and see if they have anything that would work also. Sent from...
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  • Aunegl's Avatar
    05-21-2017, 02:21 PM
    In the future, a phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range will be enough for deer hunting.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    05-21-2017, 09:35 AM
    Good thing we know better than to do that now. -Nobade
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    05-21-2017, 09:34 AM
    That is good to know. I didn't realize they were different. 170gr. might not work too well in the CG63! -Nobade
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    05-19-2017, 07:18 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread 451 volunteer rifle in Muzzleloading.
    Paper patched bullets. Patched to .001" under bore diameter. Depending on the paper you use it will start about .443" or so. Get Randy Wright's book on the subject to get yourself up to speed. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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  • bigted's Avatar
    05-18-2017, 12:46 PM
    Def put holes in the top of the ring ... Closest to the weld edge. Id make em 1/2 to 3/4 inch and space them every 2 inch around the circumference. Also i would drill these holes as close to the edge as i could get them and leave just a 1/4 to 3/8...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    05-18-2017, 09:35 AM
    Thanks for the replys. What is a PID?
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  • bigted's Avatar
    05-17-2017, 04:36 PM
    Been casting a lot from my 2 20 pound bottom pour pots and am bout tired if the constant drip and splash from them. I have cast thousands of boolits from them (one for harder boolit metal and one filled with pure soft lead. Question here is two...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    05-10-2017, 01:58 PM
    This is why I keep repeating...if the bullet is just barely a slip fit in a fired case, it is the right size. It really does make things easy. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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  • badgeredd's Avatar
    05-09-2017, 03:55 PM
    badgeredd replied to a thread My Rifle Action in Special Projects
    First let me say I for one, really appreciate the time spent to give us some good drawings. Thanks for the info on the scale. I assumed that was the reason for the scale at the top of the drawing, but you know what is said about assumptions! A list...
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  • Aunegl's Avatar
    05-08-2017, 07:10 PM
    When I find those sweetheart deals with commercial cast bullets. I coat them with BLL and store them in their orginal container. Within a week or two, they're dry and ready to be used.
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  • badgeredd's Avatar
    05-08-2017, 07:03 AM
    badgeredd replied to a thread My Rifle Action in Special Projects
    If you can scale the drawing to full size, it would be helpful to have "patterns", if you will. Major dimensions would be helpful to. Your idea of some separate components is a very good idea, IMHO. Thank you so much for doing this and posting the...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    05-06-2017, 01:17 AM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Don't Pay the Ransom! in Our Town
    r cast more Y'all are brutal! My chili is a work in process and at the moment I need to grind some more venison. Or mail in a check. Or buy more Winchesters. Or cast more boolits. Or shoot some boolits. ;-) M71; I will remedy my mailbox issues...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    05-04-2017, 10:51 PM
    Read up a few posts, Hornady brass is pretty hard to beat.
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    05-04-2017, 10:23 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Rcbs promelt in Casting Equipment
    Somebody gave me a very well used one a few years ago, I returned it to RCBs in the box my new one came in and they completely rebuilt it for a nominal fee. Can't have too many furnaces, nice to be able to leave alloy in one.
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    05-03-2017, 10:39 PM
    I have the 32 WCF covered with a ca. 1902 1892 and a somewhat newer Navy SAA clone. Working on the 38 WCF with a ca. 1923 1873 but still looking for an 1873 Colt to go with it. No interest in the 44 WCF at this time. 32 is a sweet little cartridge...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    05-03-2017, 10:32 PM
    Hard to beat the old thutty-thutty and I'm not a fan of the 43 Mag so I'd give the old 30WCF the nod if given a choice between those two. If you get a chance at a 32 WS or a 35 Rem don't push them out of the way to get to a 30-30.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    05-03-2017, 07:04 AM
    .257" IIRC. It needs to be about .001" over bore size. -Nobade
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    05-02-2017, 08:28 PM
    It wasn't special order when I got one. Well, maybe a bit. They were in stock at Midsouth Shooter's Supply, but they may have had Lee make a run for them. -Nobade
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    05-02-2017, 03:53 PM
    The issue ammo was around 144 gr. IIRC. The cast one is close to the same length. The twist in those barrels is wicked fast. They do best with long bullets. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    05-02-2017, 07:12 AM
    I have had good luck with my M96 Mauser patching up the Lee 170gr. "cruise missile" bullet over either WC860 or Retumbo powder. It will produce ballistics very close to issue ball ammo and tracks to the sights out to long range. -Nobade
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    05-01-2017, 09:22 PM
    Might try smoking the pin after you polish it. Sometimes that works. Also keeping the pour going for a while after the cavity is full sometimes helps as well. -Nobade
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    04-30-2017, 08:59 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Smokers in Our Town
    I'm on my second Masterbuilt, first one blew off the table when a storm came thru and it didn't land well. Second landed a bit better but now I use bungee cords to keep it on the table. I also keep a cover on it when not in use. I've had some...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    04-30-2017, 07:54 PM
    ....Hmmm I pd for 2 letters and they weren't even close to what I had..... One old 1894 I had was a solid frame and the letter said it was a take-down Now how can that be.......The info from the factory I believe was gathered from pay records!...
    22 replies | 1164 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