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  • longbow's Avatar
    Today, 07:40 PM
    I have no problem with the turbo pins even if they are included so everyone has to pay for them. I just want the original Buckbuster profile and 0.080" skirt pins hopefully along with 0.100" skirt pins or spare 0.080" pins I can turn. I'm not...
    90 replies | 1460 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 11:56 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread 65 cal round ball in Muzzleloading.
    You may need to order a Tanner mold.
    3 replies | 87 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 11:54 AM
    That's like when you first start blacksmithing. It doesn't take a person long to look at hot metal when they pick it up.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 11:52 AM
    I suspect the OP was expecting the mold to drop the exact weight it is specified for. They don't, or are very rare if they do.
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    I'm with msm... the original design wad slug with the exception of slightly more taper on pins. That's 3 of us! Speak up everyone... what do you want? If the full bore version goes I may get that too but wad slug for sure, smooth or tumble lube,...
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    Yesterday, 07:30 PM
    Bluejay when you say "I’m going to ask him to go final on the design. Short nose." is that the shorter fatter nose shown in the sketch rather than the original Buckbuster nose? I like the original Buckbuster nose. I haven't seen others posting...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:20 AM
    Both of mine shoot well, one rifled, one smoothbore. At shoots in this area, you are only allowed to load one cylinder at a time in competitions due to safety factors. That is thanks to a doofus who managed to shoot himself in the shoulder a few...
    16 replies | 331 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    08-20-2019, 10:54 PM
    Is the plan ~ mould plus the three sets of pins or a choice of pins with the moulds? For me, I'd go with 2 pairs 0.080" Buckbuster pins (or maybe 3 pairs if spares are available) and one pair of 0.100" Buckbuster pins. I can turn the Buckbuster...
    90 replies | 1460 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    08-20-2019, 08:02 PM
    Now that is nice! I used to have a Pedersoli 12 ga. muzzleloading shotgun I loved but it was a casualty of my need for college money at the time and never got replaced. They certainly look similar if not identical except yours is nicer finished....
    3 replies | 306 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    08-20-2019, 07:54 PM
    Let's see what others want and get this going! I am looking forward to adding a Mihec 2 cavity slug mould (or maybe 2) to my collection! Yes, 45.2.1 and Bluejay get some attaboys for this alright!
    90 replies | 1460 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    08-19-2019, 10:36 PM
    What is the proposed full bore/full groove slug diameter? If this goes, I'd like at least 0.730" diameter and more like 0.732". Having said that, if both moulds run at the same time I will likely choose just one and I suspect it will be the...
    90 replies | 1460 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    08-19-2019, 11:20 AM
    They are making it too complicated. Just the water soluble oil and water has worked for decades for me, and most of our club. They ARE good for hunting. Soak the patches, let them dry. Load with a dry patch, and if you need to reload, spit on the...
    23 replies | 371 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    08-19-2019, 11:15 AM
    Stick with cast. To cut back on fouling in ports, dip the muzzle in Ed's Red or Moly. Neither are a total cure, but they help.
    34 replies | 722 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    08-18-2019, 08:51 PM
    Well, I'm in! My preferences: - original Buckbuster nose profile - one set Buckbuster style pins (10°) for 0.080" skirt - If available, one set Buckbuster style pins (10°) for 0.100" skirt - If available, one set turbo pins (10°) for 0.100"...
    90 replies | 1460 view(s)
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    08-18-2019, 11:56 AM
    For my 1894 Marlin I "neck size" only by backing off my die. I have a Lee carbide sizing die and I am sure it is made to size for .44 mag. handgun spec bullets of 0.429"/0.430" but my Marlin is typical SAAMI spec rifle at 0.431" and I load...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    08-18-2019, 11:03 AM
    Frizzen wear like that is natural. Don't sweat it.
    7 replies | 279 view(s)
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    08-17-2019, 10:10 PM
    On the subject of shipping boolits, bullets or other reloading supplies out of the States... it is illegal. It is not illegal to bring them into Canada, it is illegal for Americans to ship them out of the States if you don't have an FFL. It is also...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    08-17-2019, 10:56 AM
    They shouldn't load that hard. Use moose milk for lube, shoot all day with the same bore condition.
    23 replies | 371 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    08-17-2019, 10:24 AM
    Elmer Keith used it quite a bit.
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  • longbow's Avatar
    08-16-2019, 12:31 AM
    I have been using what I call hot tumble lubing. I use an old cast iron frying pan and melt a small amount of home made lube then dump 20 or so boolits in and roll them around until they warm up and the lube is very thin then lift them out with...
    29 replies | 3171 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    08-16-2019, 12:17 AM
    Okay then that makes sense... Buckbuster pin, turbo pin and maybe a couple (or couple pair) of spare Buckbuster pins I can turn myself if I want a thicker skirt but Buckbuster style pin. I will say that so far I have had better success casting...
    90 replies | 1460 view(s)
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    08-15-2019, 08:37 PM
    The Turbo is a full bore design isn't it? I modeled my push out mould off the scaled down turbo 10 ga. drawing. It has no lube grooves/driving bands but is the same overall design and HB pin. It casts well and shoots reasonably well though it is...
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    08-15-2019, 07:40 PM
    Yeah, I like the Cramer style HP/HB moulds myself and the Lee centering pin system as well. I think Brooks does a system like Lee but with sliders. I'd even go single cavity with pin like the Lyman or Russian moulds but given the option a Mihec...
    90 replies | 1460 view(s)
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    08-14-2019, 08:43 PM
    Hogtamer has cast zinc which is considerably lighter than lead. Zinc would likely be hard on an aluminum mould... and probably brass too but should be fine for iron mould. Something to think about. Longbow
    24 replies | 817 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    08-14-2019, 08:40 PM
    The 1:20" twist should handle the heavyweights well but check groove diameter. If the barrel is to SAAMI spec for groove diameter it will run 0.431" so needs a "fat" boolit. I use 0.433" and up to 0.435" in my Marlin 1894. Also, I use all PB...
    44 replies | 750 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    08-14-2019, 11:22 AM
    For a hundred bucks, buy it. Parts for a rifle run around a grand now. Some of those old sewer pipes shoot fine.
    31 replies | 990 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    08-14-2019, 11:19 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Stained brass? in Cast Boolits
    What you are seeing is the elements separating, creating a weak spot in the brass. Toss it.
    12 replies | 443 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