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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:01 PM
    It works, but you end up with a very long powder column in such a small bore. And you have to load pretty heavy to get it to shoot. If you have an interest in guns like this, I'd suggest reading "the muzzleloading caplock rifle" by Ned Roberts....
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    04-18-2018, 11:56 PM
    I had a couple show up last week, guess they are making their way North. I really enjoy watching the little rascals.
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  • bigted's Avatar
    04-17-2018, 07:25 AM
    I would use the chamber area as im betting this is a bunch thicker and enough meat to get a whole thread depth for the nipple. The rest should be thick enough and plenty strong for any black powder load. (( you are going to use black powder eh?))
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    04-16-2018, 01:09 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Bruno Shooters Supply in Our Town
    He keeps a lot of Krieger barrels and McMillan stocks on hand, so when I need one of those fast he's my go to guy. Yes, good outfit to do business with.
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    04-16-2018, 11:20 AM
    Hilarious answer and sounds like a politician. :lol:
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    04-15-2018, 08:02 PM
    Sounds like the makin's for a series of great hunting shows. I don't do TV so I'm saving my data allowance for the YouTube videos!
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    04-13-2018, 05:24 PM
    I always thought it meant "It's Always Broke".
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  • badgeredd's Avatar
    04-13-2018, 02:08 PM
    You may want to go ahead and buy a new one. I'd suggest Dave Manson Precision. A "go" gage is $35 wile a complete set of go, no-go- field gages is $75. Unfortunately, headspace gages are sonething a fellow needs if he is going to work on firearms...
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    04-12-2018, 02:15 PM
    If you don't have any luck here, try: or
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  • bigted's Avatar
    04-11-2018, 10:18 PM
    Sold ***
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  • bigted's Avatar
    04-10-2018, 08:10 PM
    Nother trade in the works.
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  • bigted's Avatar
    04-10-2018, 08:00 AM
    Trade fell through. Still for sale
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    04-09-2018, 11:31 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Hogs vs deer in Hunting with CB's
    Big, heavy and slow. A hard boolit and velocity well above 2000 fps haven't worked well for me lately. I think either of your loads will work just fine as long as the boolits hold together long enough to exit.
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    04-09-2018, 11:21 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Still leading in Cast Boolits
    For most folks shooting mostly factory j-words a few times a year they're actually right. Thankfully it doesn't take much to bring it up to snuff for more discerning shooters and nice folks like DougGuy are happy to do it.
    46 replies | 1388 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    04-09-2018, 11:11 PM
    My old PPC gun (S&W 586) had a few thousand rounds thru the original barrel and maybe 10K through the first Douglas barrel before I ringed it by chasing a squib out with a round that had powder in it. Best I can figure the third and current barrel...
    42 replies | 1331 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    04-09-2018, 10:55 PM
    If in doubt pull 'em. IMHO you're too close to the ragged edge on this one and given the variations we have no control over you simply have no margin for error. Most likely your Ruger will handle them fine but when things go from together to apart...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    04-09-2018, 10:30 PM
    I'm pretty sure I won't live long enough to wear out a rifle barrel with lead boolits. I have several that got a fifty year (or more!) head start on me and with the exception of the ones used with corrosive primers they'll outlast me in fine...
    42 replies | 1331 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    04-09-2018, 10:18 PM
    I'm in the process of loading about 1100 assorted 45acp (mostly range pickup) cases with some beautiful NOE H&G 68 clone boolits. As part of the process I'm lubing these pretty boolits with LLA so obviously they're not photogenic afterwards but I'm...
    36 replies | 772 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    04-09-2018, 08:51 PM
    Didn't get much loading done, built up my supplies of .380 and 45acp a bit but spent most of my spare time in hunting camp or other road trips. I need to work up a few hunting loads before it gets too hot to shoot sporting rifles. I figure I have a...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    04-09-2018, 08:46 PM
    Trade pending but wanted to bump to top
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    04-09-2018, 04:55 PM
    Welcome to smokeless paper patching. My early results were similar to yours. My 336 is now very well behaved with pp. I shoot a .303" bullet, patched up to .311" to be a slip fit in a fired case. No tails, a spot of lead exposed on the base. Lubed...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    04-08-2018, 02:25 PM
    Yes, get a manual. Two is better. (I have well over a dozen.) They'll answer questions you'll never think to ask until it's too late. I like the Lyman 50th; if you can score a hardback version it will lay flat on your bench. I think you may get some...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    04-08-2018, 01:50 PM
    My casting technique is far from perfect but I've found that a visual inspection generally results in a variation of less than 3% (generally 2%) of boolit weight and that seems to deliver acceptable accuracy in my least with me shooting...
    20 replies | 629 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    04-08-2018, 01:14 PM
    I use ammo cans for bulk or boxed ammo. I use coffee "cans" for bulk components like brass and boolits. I use flip top boxes for cartridges that I only load 50-100 at a time.
    43 replies | 890 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    04-08-2018, 01:05 PM
    I let my old Dillon earn it's space on the bench yesterday; loaded 400 rounds of an 1100 round batch to replace the stash I haven't been able to find. After I got them packaged you'll never guess what I found! My lost stash of 45acp ammo in a can...
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    04-07-2018, 08:58 AM
    It's a great little cartridge! I built a rifle just for shooting cast bullet silhouette matches and it is very accurate and cheap to shoot. :smile:
    10 replies | 231 view(s)
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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