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  • Aunegl's Avatar
    09-15-2019, 04:56 PM
    Lube that's simple to blend and works. My current favorite is BLL.
    37 replies | 1496 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-15-2019, 12:25 PM
    Hands down ... 38 WCF!!! Easy on lead. Very easy recoil. 150's and 175's boolits. As Don mentioned ... easy to reload. I also find the 38's to be a very handsome cartridge. My original '73' is so chambered, and I will say that recoil is like...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    09-15-2019, 08:04 AM
    bigted replied to a thread How did I do? in Single Shot Guns
    Try THE load in your B71. 55 grains OE black powder in 2Fg granulation ... the Lyman 457193 400 grain boolit lubed with SPG lube ... with 2 - 1/8th inch cork wads or 1- 1/4 inch cork wad over the powder and under the boolit ... sparked up with a...
    13 replies | 433 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-14-2019, 10:14 PM
    bigted replied to a thread Win. Model 54 in Factory Rifles
    Nice. I missed the 54 chambered in 30 WCF. Think it was choice too. Under 700 dollars! Ho hum ... win some, lose some.
    13 replies | 371 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-14-2019, 10:23 AM
    bigted replied to a thread Win. Model 54 in Factory Rifles
    Thanks. I have my grandfathers 54 in 270 win. But had never heard of a 30 WCF chamber. Thanks for the reply. Next question, anyone have one and shooting it?
    13 replies | 371 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-14-2019, 10:06 AM
    That works! Nice! Tell me about those Bisley grips? Are they more comfy then the regular round TG grips? I have thought frequently about getting a super with the Bisley grips but have not done so thus far. The 45 Colt has to be my fav round. I...
    28 replies | 1423 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-14-2019, 09:48 AM
    bigted started a thread Win. Model 54 in Factory Rifles
    Can anybody tell me what cartridges were factory chambered in the Winchester model 54? I am looking at one at what seems a very good price but have never heard of the model 54 being chambered in the 30WCF (30-30). This seems like an unlikely...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 07:14 AM
    In Alaska I shot the 300 grain "BACKPACKER" rounds for bear protection. Never cronnyed them but in my 4 inch S&W 629, they were a huge handfull. Always fed my reloads of Lee SWC's at a lower rate loaded with unique tho for my weekly practice. Those...
    13 replies | 571 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 06:54 AM
    Very good shooting! I really admire handgun shooting past 50 yards. I learned how in Colorado trying to hit small patch's of snow out at 250 yards. In spring the ground is dry enough to see ( back then anyhow ) my miss shots with the 357 mag...
    19 replies | 781 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-12-2019, 07:27 AM
    bigted replied to a thread 20 smoothy success in Muzzleloading.
    Yepper ... have a navy arms 12 Gauge double that I have put half assed sights front n rear on for a great shooting double gun. Those 12 balls are serious fun and I would think Bambi would drop immediately when struck with one!
    9 replies | 349 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-11-2019, 10:40 PM
    Nice ... I will look. So you built a "Chunkgun" using a Unertl scope? Adds even more intrigue to an already fun sounding shooter! I even have a 10 X Unertl scope already. Seems like a 50 slow twist for patched ball shooting in a rigid heavy barreled...
    20 replies | 663 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-11-2019, 06:41 AM
    With my Ped long range rifle ... as memory serves ... my technique for my accuracy load was to cast pretty soft, AND load the Lyman 457125 out far enough that the boolit actually engraved the rifling just upon closing the breech. I believe I loaded...
    19 replies | 513 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-11-2019, 06:21 AM
    Yes I do this exactly! Never a problem. Only difference is I have my pope style deprimer along and after shooting 10 or 20, I stop and deprime, then put them into a milk jug 3/4 full of water and with a drop or two of Dawn. The jostling and shaking...
    19 replies | 611 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-11-2019, 06:13 AM
    Interesting! I have, as well, desired getting one of these revolving carbines. Should be a hoot I would think. It is on the list. Thanks for beginning this post! I will watch and read with interest.
    12 replies | 383 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-10-2019, 11:15 PM
    No Uberti I know of is a 44 navy ... let alone a brass frame. Uberti makes pretty close likeness of the walker 44 's dragoons 44's 1860 army 44, 1851 navy 36 and the police 36's and 31 pockets. All historic and very close to the correct dimensions...
    28 replies | 525 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-10-2019, 05:40 PM
    Dave, that is way kewl brother! The top (tight) group was bare ball with 65 grains powder ... correct? I missed the ball diameter, OP wad, powder type and granulation as well as over ball card. Maybe include your bore diameter if you please. I...
    24 replies | 798 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-09-2019, 07:59 PM
    Oh that's awesome! Just sounds like a hoot. Are you timed for your shots? Lastly ... how many shots for score? This seems to me like a good time. Real black powder I imagine. Thanks koger for the info. 60ish yards sounds rite up my failing...
    20 replies | 663 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-09-2019, 05:34 PM
    Just so I have this rite ; A Chunk gun is a rifle that the barrel only touch's and rests on a "CHUNK". Is this correct? No other regulations such as bore, ball or bullet, barrel length or ignition ... correct? So if I put together an old...
    20 replies | 663 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-09-2019, 05:14 PM
    Maven, your results mirror mine. Looks like your bare ball load hangs about 3 to 3.5 inch ... mine do practically the same, I get ball's stacked through the same hole for two ... then a flier that opens up my group ... then a couple back in the...
    24 replies | 798 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-09-2019, 10:12 AM
    Sounds interesting, would, could you include pictures of this wonderful sounding firearm?
    7 replies | 240 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-09-2019, 10:02 AM
    bigted replied to a thread 20 smoothy success in Muzzleloading.
    Yes I like Mikes video's myself. He has shown an awful lot of good valuable information that has "tought" me some valuable lessons. Mike is a bit more concerned with period correctness then I choose to be ( at the current time). I think Mike...
    9 replies | 349 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-09-2019, 09:23 AM
    The US military ... when using the 45-70 round ... loaded light loads of 55 grains Black Powder ... but ... they used cork wads for fill to build a compressed load. It is pretty common to use cream o wheat or cornmeal in percussion revolvers when...
    18 replies | 539 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-08-2019, 11:28 PM
    Thanks for the explanation.
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  • bigted's Avatar
    09-06-2019, 10:55 PM
    Somebody please explain or a reference to an explanation of "CHUNK GUNS". Heard and read the reference to them ... but ... never asked "what are they?".
    20 replies | 663 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-06-2019, 10:43 PM
    bigted replied to a thread Still getting rust in Muzzleloading.
    I am with you! Stopped using warm or hot water long ago. In winter I use slightly warmer then plain cold water just so my hands don't freeze.
    44 replies | 1545 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-06-2019, 09:09 AM
    Following along. You have found a pearl in the mud ... sounds and looks like. Fun project and you really bought rite ... congrats!
    36 replies | 2082 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-05-2019, 11:14 AM
    I will chime in on Tom's "accurate molds" as I have prolly 15 or more from him. I also purchased a Baco mold configured as the old government mold only throwing a .460 inch boolit.
    19 replies | 513 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-05-2019, 11:03 AM
    bigted replied to a thread 20 smoothy success in Muzzleloading.
    I thought Mike Belleview was a bit off when he said " the smooth bore has been the toughest to find the load it likes", but now I too must say the same. It took trying different loads off n on (mostly off ), for the last year to find the one it...
    9 replies | 349 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    09-05-2019, 04:30 AM
    Well stress and no time off for awhile drove me to the closet to ruminate on which gun to take to the range and take a 3 or 4 hour timeout. The 20 was just the balm needed to put things a-rite again. Nothing but balls, powder and caps. Grabbed...
    9 replies | 349 view(s)
  • LynC2's Avatar
    09-03-2019, 03:37 PM
    That's interesting, I was concerned about the ph factor may be an issue, but perhaps it's just normal wear and tear. Thanks for everyone's input. ☺
    17 replies | 642 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