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    Yesterday, 07:58 PM
    Sorry, I misread. I thought you had some 0.678" RB's in CSD wads. That is one of my next trials to see how they do. If decent it is quicker and easier than my current hot melt glue method. I'm all for quick and easy! Longbow
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    Yesterday, 10:59 AM
    A few years ago, I had already shot smoothbore for score, and for fun went with a group of friends to shoot the course again. Being a bit of a smart ***, I shot the course left handed, and still beat the others scores! They are still whining about...
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    Yesterday, 10:57 AM
    I just take any scrap wood, and rough one out when needed. As we know, files and rasps aren't cheap. The ones I use most cost from $50-70 each. I also use Bogg's for sharpening.
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    Yesterday, 12:38 AM
    How was accuracy with those 0.678" RB's in the non-discarding sabot? I have a soft spot for large round balls! Longbow
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    04-17-2018, 08:14 PM
    Ajay: Just looking at your 0.575 RB's in shotcups. Those look good! Does that wad stay attached? Just curious. I've put together some 0.662 RB's in CSD steel shot wads (12 ga.) and they are a perfect fit. Not sure why I didn't try this before...
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    04-17-2018, 10:48 AM
    If it's like one company I worked for, it would consist of inserting the barrel into a catch trap, and pulling the trigger.
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    04-17-2018, 10:45 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Spring? in Our Town
    I'd mentioned that a while back, warning those along the Missouri River to be prepared with sandbags. There is a LOT of snow in the mountains.
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    04-16-2018, 12:43 AM
    For those who leave a vent pick in while loading, if they will just give the gun a couple light slaps, or bounce it lightly on the ground a couple times to settle the powder properly, that is unnecessary, and gets the powder as close to the vent as...
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    04-16-2018, 12:38 AM
    Most experienced flintlock shooters will not use lead wrapped flint. Several makers will not warranty their locks if it is used. I am one builder who won't warranty a gun that the owner uses them.
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    04-15-2018, 12:04 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Spring? in Our Town
    I went west from Kalispell yesterday for a shoot. The snow is going away in my area, but I was amazed at how much snow is still on the ground just a little way west. And no one is giving Donald Trump any credit for ending global warming!
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    04-15-2018, 11:47 AM
    Okay, the cushion leg looks like Federal. I ask because the wad impression is quite clear in the red shotcup. I found that Win AA Red wads were softer plastic than most other wads I have access to and they tended to suffer damage. A nitro card...
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    04-15-2018, 10:27 AM
    I doubt you will have issues as long as the patched nose is at least bore diameter. The danger would be uneven bump up or slump and I suspect slump wouldn't be an issue with anything but very soft lead. Certainly worth trying. What have you got...
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    04-15-2018, 10:23 AM
    "...and tried about everything save for a hot plate." You've answered your own question. Get a hot plate! It is easy and gives you control. After all by casting into a cold mould you are pre-heating but in an awkward fashion. I use a two burner...
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    04-15-2018, 10:15 AM
    I wouldn't ever expect to get good boolits from a cold mould! First, until the mould heats up the diameters are likely to be off because the mould is cold and the lead will flash freeze so even if they look good there are likely rounded corners and...
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    04-15-2018, 10:09 AM
    "Change only one thing at the time to retain sanity!" Now why haven't you ever offered that advice to me Hal!?! I think I went off the rails a long time ago. Still messing with too many things! Actually now that I am back in the game I am going...
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    04-14-2018, 08:41 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Winter projects in Muzzleloading.
    This current gun is right on 8.5#. I would estimate the small profile barrel to make into a rifle of around 7 - 7.5#.
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    04-14-2018, 03:23 PM
    Just got back from the archery range. Might cast slugs this afternoon... we'll see. Archery and shotgun stuff happening the same day is a positive move! Pics are showing up now so good stuff! I am surprised that the rocket fins work better...
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    04-14-2018, 11:11 AM
    Pics! none of the latest attachments are opening for me! I need pics! Pics up to post 25 work but not after. As for hot melt gluing the hot melt glue in... if the lead is hot then the hot melt glue sticks well but if not then I think the rapid...
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    04-14-2018, 10:12 AM
    I am not much of a hunter, more shooter and tinkerer both with gun and bow. I have hunted and have no problem with hunting it just isn't high on my to do list. I'm more of a fly fisherman when it comes to "food". I do like bird hunting though....
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    04-14-2018, 10:00 AM
    Hmmmmm.... there's another thought! For those of us without 3D printers who use hot melt glue maybe gluing the glue would work. If the lead is hot then the glue sticks okay but since my forms are CPVC plastic hot slugs have limited high temperature...
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    04-14-2018, 09:47 AM
    Absolutely better than the best day at work! I am so looking forward to retirement... coming soon! As for those Win AA Red wads. I was given a bag of them so being the frugal lad I am decided to use them for slugs. No good results at all! Didn't...
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    04-14-2018, 01:40 AM
    I may have to try Precision Reloading for those then. Not sure if they'll ship to Canada though. BPI used to but there is a Canadian BPI rep in Alberta who is good to deal with so no cross border problem there. It depends on the dealer and product...
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    04-14-2018, 01:32 AM
    Sounds like you've got that dialed in pretty well Hal. The pigs better be scared! Out of curiosity, what is the pig limit there? Is it pretty much open season since they are a pest? Also, I can't recall if you've mentioned but do you bowhunt pigs?
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    04-14-2018, 01:27 AM
    Are those blown seal Winchester AA Red wad/gas seals? I can't quite tell from the pic but look like it. I've had very poor results using Win AA Red wads for either wad slugs or even just using the cut off gas seal. They seem to be soft plastic and...
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    04-13-2018, 08:31 PM
    I don't have one but have read nothing but good things about them and he'll make them in any size you want. Longbow
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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