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  • bigted's Avatar
    03-27-2020, 11:13 AM
    I pulled them. Not going to chance shooting them over anything other then 65 grains or so of Ol E 2F blackpowder ... muzzle loaded in my 48 twist 45 cal rifle. That is their designed use anyway. Time on my hands is not really my friend.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    03-26-2020, 09:32 PM
    I thought those were chambered for 44 spl, not magnum. Could be mistaken, I wanted one when they came out but never could swing it. Guess they're pretty rare by now.
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    03-26-2020, 02:37 PM
    For smokeless patching I use 16# green bar printer paper. Size .452, patch, lube, size to .460 and load. The Marlin doesn't have much throat so not much patch will stick out but make it enough to just start to jam when you close the lever. This...
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    03-24-2020, 06:59 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread Remington in Muzzleloading.
    Glad to hear you got them out. .049" still is too big, a fresh set will most certainly improve performance. They're not expensive, you'll be glad you replaced them in the end. SS will work fine, they just don't last as long as the Ampco bronze...
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    03-23-2020, 10:31 PM
    Wayne, all this is as it should be for the weapon it was intended to be mounted on. Namely the 03-A3 Springfield chambered in the old 30-06 round. I also think it would be a cool settup mounted on a BPCR ... but as you point out ... it will not...
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    03-23-2020, 06:50 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread Remington in Muzzleloading.
    I'd hold the cylinder in a padded vise and make sure I had a good fitting, quality nipple wrench to remove them. Might come right out, you don't know until you give it a good try.
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    03-22-2020, 05:58 PM
    I'd go for option #1, and practice my silhouette freestyle position so you can shoot full loads if you want without getting beat up.
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    03-22-2020, 05:49 PM
    Nobade started a thread Moose moulds in Muzzleloading.
    Got to give a big thumbs up to Moose Moulds. My new .577 Wilkinson mould is not only a work of art, casts so nice and easy, but I got to shoot some of those boolits today out of my Miroku '63 Springfield and those things just work. One ragged...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    03-21-2020, 12:45 PM
    Oh my ... that featured trapdoor is VERY COOL! Id love to have a trapper like that. Might need to begin gathering parts for a build. Thanks for sharing that.
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  • bigted's Avatar
    03-21-2020, 12:26 PM
    Thanks Don. You are the one I learned this tip from. Works like a charm. I guess wording is everything ... just glad the message came through. I have never harmed an old firearm using this method. If any accidentally touch's another part or wood...
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    03-21-2020, 08:47 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread Remington in Muzzleloading.
    If those nipples really are .081" they should be replaced. That's a straight through hole, and sounds like somebody drilled them out. Get a new set of ampco nipples before you shoot it. They're not expensive and will be a lot safer.
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    03-20-2020, 06:50 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Trapdoor load in Cast Boolits
    Glad to hear it works well. The sight and its use is well described in Loading and Shooting The Trapdoor book. It's worth getting a copy now that you own one of those rifles.
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    03-20-2020, 09:59 AM
    Same here. With the service available from Accurate there is no reason to experience the frustration of dealing with Veral any longer. 20 years ago he was at the top of the game but that has changed now.
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    03-19-2020, 02:49 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Trapdoor load in Cast Boolits
    They have a 1:20 twist so lighter might be more accurate. Also very short throat so not much can stick out of the case. They work great with 457125 though, since it looks like the original 500.
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  • bigted's Avatar
    03-18-2020, 10:13 PM
    The chamber and first 8 or so inch of barrel is a view that should be of utmost interest. Were it me ... and I have done this with two old rollers and a 1873 Winchester ... I would strip it down and with patch's stuffed tightly into this area...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    03-18-2020, 09:23 PM
    I hear ya. When mine bulged.... it happened rite under the rear sight on a 24 inch Japchester 92 in 45 Colt. Had been shooting it with a few loads and pretty certain that it was my Lee 45 cal minie bullets. Shot and felt somthing hit my arm ......
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    03-18-2020, 09:13 PM
    And I always thought it was the Tap 'N' Pray.
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  • bigted's Avatar
    03-18-2020, 08:21 PM
    At the price ... try both Uberti and Pietta springs for the 49 pocket. Which spring did you buy that is too short? I bet it was a Uberti spring if it is too short.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    03-17-2020, 09:58 AM
    I once heard the secret to accuracy with a smooth bore is the tacks. A fellow told me that whenever he won a match with his, he would add another brass tack. And sure enough, every tack he added improved the accuracy. Once it was mostly covered in...
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    03-16-2020, 09:42 PM
    bigted replied to a thread Re-barrel TC Hawken in Muzzleloading.
    Really lookin forward to smokin it up. Have 99 percent of the breech cleaned but still need to do some more scrubbin in that breech. Kinda wish I had the breech plug out for a good scrubbin and use some sand paper to make a mirror polish in there. ...
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    03-16-2020, 09:22 PM
    bigted replied to a thread Sighting in a peep sight? in Leverguns
    I know that is my battle as well. Hard to remember to NOT focus on the ring. When I relax and do not use them as barrel sights ... they work very well. As stated ... look through the aperture not at it. Hard for me but if I keep in practice ......
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  • bigted's Avatar
    03-15-2020, 07:37 PM
    I am thinking this is exactly how my little 92 got its bulged barrel. I have pulled the boolits as I have plenty of different boolits to choose from. This is my second favorite calibre ... of recent times my 38 WCF has crowded in as a possible...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    03-15-2020, 07:36 AM
    Something desperately satisfying when you see a weapon that speaks to you ... and at the same time you realize that by maneuvering some things around to your satisfaction ... that you can " ( afford )" to buy or trade into it. This rush is still...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    03-13-2020, 07:51 PM
    bigted replied to a thread Re-barrel TC Hawken in Muzzleloading.
    Thanks for that. Gotta get the factory crud cleaned off it and then hope to smoke it up.
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  • bigted's Avatar
    03-13-2020, 06:31 PM
    Hello all. Just received my new kit from Track O The Wolf containing a finished 15/16ths 1 in 66 inch twist rate in 54 cal Green Mountain barrel. Has the under rib, sights and barrel end plug with the bolster. The wedge thimble and ram rod thimbles...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    03-13-2020, 05:53 PM
    Cool! Best overall fix. As for your "calipers" for measuring ... my calipers do me a fine job ... easy now all ye naysayers. I use the "sharp" end of the caliper to loosely measure a hole. If you use strength and begin flexing a good set of...
    45 replies | 2719 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