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    Yesterday, 05:31 PM
    A Marlin 1892 convertible in the NRA Museum seems to show that it did have a brass blade front sight. The photos of the whole gun from either side can be zoomed in super close to show that pretty clearly.--->>> ...
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    Yesterday, 02:09 AM
    arcticap replied to a thread H&R huntsman? in Muzzleloading.
    Great idea! I'm glad to hear that it works so well.
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    03-16-2019, 04:44 PM
    Here's a photo essay about some of the differences. --->>> http://www.cartercrafts.com/bonestaghorn.htm
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    03-16-2019, 04:31 PM
    Another tip that someone just posted about for removing stubborn nipples from a revolver was to use a flat punch to hit the underside of the nipples with such as like using an impact driver. Except the revolver cylinder allows that to be done...
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    03-16-2019, 04:14 PM
    There's a .54 White Mountain Carbine for sale on Gunbroker right now, so a .54 can be made. There's 9 days left on the bidding.--->>> https://www.gunbroker.com/item/803605783 It's item number 803605783 There's also a Cabela's .58 carbine...
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    03-16-2019, 03:15 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread H&R huntsman? in Muzzleloading.
    The only option that I can think of is an outfit that was doing custom conversion work to convert some single shot shotguns into smokeless powder muzzle loaders. There's a company or two that make replacement 209 breech plugs for the 2nd...
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    03-16-2019, 02:06 PM
    I would dip the breech in boiling water for a few minutes before using a torch, but that's just what I've done to remove stubborn nipples and clean out screws.
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    03-15-2019, 09:42 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread RB twist? in Muzzleloading.
    Did you know that Track of the Wolf sells .550 cast balls for the .56 smoothie?--->>> https://www.trackofthewolf.com/Search.aspx/3?search=round%20balls They should be able to hold you over until you can find a mold. And any money saved by...
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    03-15-2019, 09:33 PM
    I've put the part in boiling water for a few minutes. It's always nice to have another harmless method to try out.
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    03-15-2019, 09:02 PM
    I recall that there are 2 sections. The top contains the firing pin, is knurled and simply unscrews from the base that holds the small rifle primer. The base simply has nipple threads as far as I know. There may be an O-ring inside of the top...
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    03-09-2019, 05:16 PM
    If the original plate was iron then it's certainly more plausible as this other video clearly shows. The title and caption of this similar short 16 second video states: Muzzleloader rifle vs. 6mm iron plate Rifle: .45 caliber Kentucky made...
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    03-08-2019, 06:03 PM
    It began back in 2008 when a nice fellow from the UK visited a quarry where there was an 8mm thick steel girder or plate of some sort planted in the ground, and he shot a hole through it with his Kentucky rifle and a tightly patched .433 round ball...
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    03-07-2019, 03:28 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread 25 Stevens in Rimfire Area
    I would like to know if anyone has ever tried to have custom brass cases made to their precise specifications to meet their needs? This outfit states that they can make custom cases for any obsolete ammo to your own specifications if needed for...
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    03-06-2019, 10:40 AM
    In Texas, any caliber firearm that loads from the muzzle is legal to use for muzzle loader deer hunting. As far as the .32, a 125 Maxiball conical may not be much different than a .410 slug which only weighs from 87 - 99 grains and has a diameter...
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    03-05-2019, 12:31 PM
    In this video, Dustin Winegar reviews the 300 grain .54 Lee REAL bullet:--->>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25tG88iV0pI&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3kKyFZf1XZspXi2-GmdeQ5_EF4Rbxl9ZHvGk2_Lto9RBorgkk0qzdgsOo&app=desktop His video description...
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    03-03-2019, 05:14 AM
    Folks often have a favorite practice ammo and a favorite match ammo. Most folks don't want to waste their limited amount of a specific lot of proven match ammo just to practice, or to spend as much money on ammo just to practice. If a person can...
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    02-28-2019, 03:28 PM
    Someone else who has a Pedersoli double barrel found star markings underneath the barrel that indicates the factory fixed choke designation. He found the choke markings *** and ** at the breech end, bottom of the barrels facing the stock. The...
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    02-28-2019, 02:36 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread Break open .22 in Rimfire Area
    I found a Traditions Crackshot break open .22 rifle with a 16.5" barrel at Impact Guns. They offer both adult & youth models. The Traditions website shows it:--->>> https://www.traditionsfirearms.com/category/crackshot
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    02-27-2019, 11:57 PM
    That's a good question because it depends on shot placement, the size of the coyote and the projectile. Reading a lot of posts by .32 hunters, I've found a range of opinions on what constitutes a humane kill on coyotes if there is such a thing...
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    02-26-2019, 06:00 PM
    The .32 can blow holes through small game and the balls are fast & powerful enough to even kill coyote at a considerable distance. They say to aim for the head of smaller game to leave some meat left for the pot. It's a little ball that can be...
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    02-26-2019, 05:49 PM
    From the reports that I've read, the .54 cal. has a 1 in 38" twist while the .50 has a 1 in 28" twist. They're basically made for shooting bore size conicals or sabots. They came with either wood or composite stocks, and with both a musket and #11...
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    02-24-2019, 05:00 AM
    arcticap replied to a thread Gotta get one-Not. in Rimfire Area
    I believe you. This reviewer mentioned that the Savage stock had bedding problems until they fixed it. Then he proceeded to shoot under 1 MOA at 100 yards with 2 different ammos in the wind, and also split 2 playing cards at the end.--->>> ...
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    02-24-2019, 03:49 AM
    Do they look anything like these that the posters refer to as "Grashorns"? --->>> http://smith-wessonforum.com/s-w-revolvers-1961-1980/197749-grashorn-stags-plus-tyler-t-equals-comfort-style-show-off-your-grashorns.html They appear to be made by...
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    02-24-2019, 03:05 AM
    Gauge is based on the same measurement as bore size. It's based on the number of number of round balls per pound of lead for a particular bore. 8 balls per pound is an 8 bore, or 8 gauge. 6 balls per pound is a 6 bore, or a 6 gauge. Here's a...
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    02-24-2019, 01:55 AM
    Not every gunsmith will pull out a breech plug. There are some muzzle loading repair shops that will do it but a person would need to send the barrel to them. For example:--->>> https://www.muzzleloadershop.com/services-2/ Here's...
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    02-23-2019, 01:57 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread Gotta get one-Not. in Rimfire Area
    What I learned in this article is that the .17 WSM is based on Winchester's .27 caliber nail gun blank.--->>> http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2013/01/winchesters-new-3000-fps-17-win-super-mag-rimfire/ "...This new .17 Win Super Mag is...
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    02-23-2019, 12:54 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread T/C mold question in Muzzleloading.
    No. Maybe it was a pre-Maxihunter design?
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    02-22-2019, 02:00 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread Gotta get one-Not. in Rimfire Area
    From the videos that I watched, the gun is capable and functions flawlessly as intended. It sure beats an air rifle by a country mile. There were shots made in this varminter dot com video up to 261 yards.--->>> ...
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    02-22-2019, 01:15 AM
    I used to run NRA sanctioned air pistol matches for an International Air Pistol League that were held at my gun club, and at another area club each month. So I've seen a lot of different types of single pump pistols that folks would use, and being...
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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