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    Yesterday, 09:05 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Missoula MT trip advice. in Our Town
    I believe you are thinking of Trappers Peak.
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    Yesterday, 09:04 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Missoula MT trip advice. in Our Town
    Missoula is only 30 miles from Montana. Since you will be so close, you should visit the state! Missoula is Berkley North. Quite a bit to see in the area. Phillipsburg is a nice side trip, and the nearby Granite ghost town. Garnet ghost town isn't...
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    Yesterday, 08:49 AM
    They don't know the rules until they have been there. We don't allow any .22 bores in our military matches, and the newest gun you see on the line is a Garand. We also restrict sporterized rifles. Those are a separate class that we shoot at two week...
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    Yesterday, 08:42 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    I've used it in revolvers over the powder, rather than greasing the chambers. I was able to shoot more cylinders before the gun would tie up with fouling. I see no use for it in a long gun.
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    Yesterday, 08:39 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Barrel length in Muzzleloading.
    As with any other gun, a longer barrel will give a longer sighting plane. My main smoothbore is a 42", and one of my most accurate rifles is 44". I have shot very short barrel guns that were plenty accurate, if you could get a good sight of the...
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    06-16-2019, 04:25 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    It definitely does not season a bore. It's not cast iron, it's steel!
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    06-16-2019, 10:35 AM
    longbow replied to a thread Wads in Casting for Shotguns
    Hahaha! You are not far off! I recall when I first got going and had such limited access to reloading components (still an issue) that getting what was listed for a recipe was not easy. What frustrated me with the Lyman manuals is that generally...
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    06-16-2019, 09:52 AM
    There is a company doing it, just can't remember the name at the time. We used that method at Serengeti Rifles. You need a plank a minimum of 2 1/2" more is better, and a good resaw to be able to pull it off. You also need a good table belt sander,...
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    06-16-2019, 09:38 AM
    I did good at a yard sale this weekend. Got a Ruger Blackhawk .357 mag in pristine condition for $350. My buddy won the prize, though, he got an old Remington Model 11 with shells, for $25.
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    06-16-2019, 09:29 AM
    Looks good!
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    06-16-2019, 09:28 AM
    I would like to see the project when finished. If I tried doing it that fast, I would have a collection of overruns and crossed lines. I can see her cutters are really sharp!
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    06-15-2019, 11:11 AM
    longbow replied to a thread marlin 1894 issue 44 mag in Leverguns
    What charge of 4227?
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    06-14-2019, 09:47 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread SD trip in Our Town
    A good side trip is to drive down to Hot Springs, and on to the Fur Trade Museum at Chadron, Nebraska. Pretty short drive, about 1 1/2 hours. One of the best in the country, good gun collection.
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    06-14-2019, 09:37 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    Beeswax (Bore Butter) is not good in a bore. It builds up, and grabs fouling.
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    06-14-2019, 09:07 AM
    Poof-No Eyebrows! By Patrick F. McManus From the Book Never Sniff A Gift Fish Just as I was assembling the ingredients for a small snack in the kitchen, the doorbell rang My wife, Bun, went to answer it, and I heard her invite in Milt Slapshot,...
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    06-12-2019, 11:19 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    I would try working up a load with commercial BP, to give yourself a baseline to work with your homemade powder. If you are using store bought thin muslin patches, I don't think they are worth a ****. Always start with a pillow ticking for a...
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    06-11-2019, 09:52 AM
    23 Bn hardness is more suited to loads in the 2500 fps range.
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    06-10-2019, 08:33 PM
    + another on the fatter boolits! I started out in ignorance of the fact that .44 mag rifles have larger groove diameter than handguns and Marlin rifles don't much like SWC boolits So I bought the very best highly recommended .44 mag. mould... the...
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    06-10-2019, 08:16 PM
    Ya know BB it might have been easier to just say that you decided to try the 0.690" RB in shotcup through a full choke to see what would happen. I tell beginning archers when they miss the "bullseye" or kill zone that the response shouldn't be...
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    06-10-2019, 10:57 AM
    I bought several on my 03 C&R license, $39 each. All had good bores. When the Turks contracted with the Germans to make the Mausers, they stipulated that any improvements developed for Mausers should be used on any rifles delivered. So, although...
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    06-10-2019, 10:46 AM
    I've never tried it. You might call Brownell's for some input.
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    06-09-2019, 11:53 AM
    I'm sure you could look up the MSDS sheet to see what it is made of. When done using, wipe the cap and neck clean. Seal tight, and store upside down. I used Truoil on a couple hundred guns, but have now gone to tung oil. Gives a nice finish...
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    06-08-2019, 07:16 PM
    I wish my memory was better, but I believe someone could spend some quality time looking into Felix' old posts. I think he stated that throat erosion in a cast bullet barrel was not a bad thing, and that if you could find a benchrest shooter...
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    06-06-2019, 11:00 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Bulge in the case in Cast Boolits
    Do the seating of the bullet and the crimp in separate stages. I need to do that with .45acp to avoid the bulge.
    5 replies | 269 view(s)
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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