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    Today, 12:36 AM
    longbow replied to a thread H&R huntsman? in Muzzleloading.
    I had a .58 Huntsman back in the 70's. It shot well. Only two issues I had were the fouling in the breech area which I solved by using a chainsaw file to file a small vent across the breech face of both breech plug and barrel to vent the blowback...
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    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    I am beginning to think I am trying too many things! I've tried many types of slugs but so far only a very few that seem to shoot well enough to try again. As you say "...every gun is different." I'm thinking I should pick a slug that "should" work...
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    03-18-2019, 10:13 AM
    May all the ups and downs in your life be under the sheets!
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    03-18-2019, 10:08 AM
    I ask people to throw a tennis ball at a wall, and draw and shoot it before it gets back to you. That's how fast a bear moves, and the size of the brain you have to target.
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    03-17-2019, 11:31 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread shedding in Hunting with CB's
    My old Chesapeake would do it. After I would find a fresh one in the spring I would show it to her, and for the next month or so she would go out in the bush and bring them back pretty regularly.
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    03-16-2019, 09:26 PM
    Well, live and learn! I have not used spherical shot buffer so no experience here. I would not have guessed it would deform hard lead though. Your balls look like they have been roughed up (that may sound rude but really isn't!). Some muzzleloader...
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    03-16-2019, 09:20 PM
    Not 20 ga. but also a surprise. This morning I found a Taofleadermaus video (2 actually) I had not seen. He tested a .73 cal. jacketed HP slug and a .69 cal. Minie in a shotcup with rifled choke tube. Both showed perfect stability in slo-mo! I...
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    03-16-2019, 05:18 PM
    Did you dimple the balls or is that from impact? Looks like the intentionally dimpled round balls I have seen for muzzleloaders. That really is a nice tight group at 40 yards! Maybe makes a better choice than a slug? Have you shot them...
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    03-16-2019, 12:33 PM
    I made the Ed Smith gas check maker but use a mallet, not a loading press (so far anyway). I use 0.019" old gutter material for checks. They extrude a bit but easy to make with a mallet. Might be a bit much for a loading press at that thickness. Not...
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    03-16-2019, 12:25 PM
    That's interesting. I am in the process (long. long process) of making a slow twist rifled choke tube suited to round balls or "square" slugs (as long as diameter so... stubby) having maintained for a long time that modern rifled shotguns and...
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    03-16-2019, 11:52 AM
    I am with you on shot! A crude (or any) smoothbore with large shot is likely a better choice for medium to moderately large game than a poorly formed slug. Again, my opinion only. As you say, shot can be made from many things though probably...
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    03-15-2019, 09:19 PM
    While I won't argue the point that people tend to use guns as soon as they are available your statement "Bows, especially primitive bows, demand skills not demanded in the use of guns and the materials required to make them are not always available...
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    03-15-2019, 11:35 AM
    They start when you start the vehicle. They loop record, so are on all the time. If you have an incident you want to save,there is a button you push. Mine saves about three minutes worth.
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    03-15-2019, 11:32 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Leading problem in Cast Boolits
    Sounds like the bullets are undersized. Drop bullets in the cylinder. They should be able to be pushed through with a pencil eraser. If they drop right through, or push out too easy, they are too small.
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    03-15-2019, 11:29 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread RB twist? in Muzzleloading.
    Jeff Tanner Molds is still in business. His son is making the molds now. They will cut any diameter.
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    03-14-2019, 08:31 PM
    Lots of ways to make simple moulds. Wood works but not very durable. Soapstone used to be used for moulds and much more durable than wood. When I was in my early teens (about a century ago) I used to cut CO2 cylinders to use as moulds. I opened a...
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    03-14-2019, 07:10 PM
    The one I have you can turn on the motion sensor to take stills when parked.
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    03-14-2019, 07:09 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread From KCSO in Our Town
    Losing the rendezvous gear is a real blow. Much irreplaceable, and invaluable. I don't know what I have left to spare, as I've been downsizing the past couple years. But, let me know what you may need, and If I have it I'll send it along.
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    03-14-2019, 11:49 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread From KCSO in Our Town
    Stand by, we are sending you more water next week!
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    03-13-2019, 10:21 PM
    Yeah, I like the full bore version of the Lyman sabot slug. I'm thinking that while I like the convenience of loading into a shotcup, the full bore version is likely to be easier to get good accuracy with due to one less variable... the wad...
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    03-13-2019, 08:30 PM
    Right you are 6pt! I guess I got directed straight to the wad punch page when I looked before but I didn't surf around. Nice punches but at $100.00 I'll decide on a size before buying. I'd like one for wad slug size and one for full bore but...
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    03-13-2019, 08:20 PM
    gp: Like I said, I live close to the border. I used to drive to Colville Washington to buy my reloading supplies at Clark's Allsports up until 9/11 then Homeland Security decided that not only shouldn't non-US citizens be in possession of...
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    03-13-2019, 10:23 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Trading guns in Our Town
    I believe it is legal to ship in-state for long guns with out FFL. From the BATF website; May a nonlicensee ship a firearm through the U.S. Postal Service? A nonlicensee may not transfer a firearm to a non-licensed resident of another State. A...
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    03-13-2019, 10:20 AM
    I have one in my car. I do occasionally catch some funny stuff. I will advise that when you get one, buy a solid mount to put on the mirror. Most come with a suction cup mount. They will come loose in hot and cold weather, so it's better to just...
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    03-12-2019, 08:47 PM
    The prices there are way better than on that auction site. Oops! I almost said e**y. That is a no-no! Quite a difference in prices! I like the one with the blue "solid" attached tail wad. Too bad the tail wads are proprietary... though if...
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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
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