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    11-12-2018, 04:39 PM
    December 21, 2011, 4:56 AM Sheriff: Ohio man cleaning gun killed Amish girl FREDERICKSBURG, Ohio - A man cleaning his muzzle-loading rifle shot the gun into the air, accidentally killing a 15-year-old Amish girl driving a horse-drawn buggy...
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    11-11-2018, 05:20 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread Shortgun loads? in Muzzleloading.
    This very recent thread has photos and posts from 2 more people using 80-85 grains of Black Horn 209 with their Optima pistol Both are using a Barnes 225 grain XPB:--->>> ...
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    11-11-2018, 02:31 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread Shortgun loads? in Muzzleloading.
    It seems that it produces really good accuracy with Black Horn 209 and 240 grain XTP's. Both people were shooting similar loads with a scoped Optima pistol and Black Horn 209 powder. If you're only shooting BH 209 in one pistol, IMHO that powder...
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    11-10-2018, 11:19 PM
    What a treat...and a good one! Thanks for sharing.
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    11-10-2018, 12:59 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread 22 mag in Rimfire Area
    Here's a beauty of a .22 WMR that only costs $1,221. Hint, it's an Anschutz:--->>> http://www.champchoice.com/store/Main.aspx?p=ItemDetailOptions&item=013574 Its adjustable 1200 gram trigger pull weight equals 2.64 lbs.
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    11-08-2018, 05:47 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread 22 mag in Rimfire Area
    It's hard to beat the CZ and Ruger American. But I just searched to see the Mossberg Chuckster selection on Gunbroker and there's some deals to be found on them. One has a 24 inch barrel and is only up to $105 with 10 days left. Another is at...
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    11-08-2018, 11:06 AM
    I agree. We started with shooting BB's into a box trap to teach them how to use open sights. Always wear eye protection!
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    11-08-2018, 02:43 AM
    arcticap replied to a thread 22 mag in Rimfire Area
    There's several Mossberg Chuckster 640 K, 640 KA and 640 KD models that have a 5 shot box magazine, about a 20-24 inch barrel, and which are semi-target .22 magnum bolt action models that are very desirable older rifles. They were primarily made...
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    11-06-2018, 02:02 PM
    For some of these parts, you can probably use generic replacements available from some of the major parts suppliers like Track of the Wolf, Log Cabin Shop or Cain's Outdoor. Gunbroker may have some parts for sale too. You need to keep...
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    11-05-2018, 11:20 AM
    arcticap replied to a thread Plugged barrel in Muzzleloading.
    One of the items that I bought to help prevent this type of event was an undersized .41 caliber jag. It requires using a much larger home made cloth patch for swabbing instead of a smaller piece of patch. What many experienced shooters...
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    11-04-2018, 12:07 PM
    That's a good point and probably true. However it also possible that because times have changed so have some of the reasons for chrome lining barrels. Among the reasons why barrels are chrome lined: 1. corrosion resistance 2. easier to clean...
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    11-04-2018, 01:25 AM
    I would shoot the balls that you mentioned while trying out some different patch thicknesses before settling on a mold. Why buy a mold that may not be ideal for the Pedersoli pistol? For instance, the Pedersoli manual lists using a .445 ball...
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    11-02-2018, 04:21 PM
    My Bluebook is pretty old, but with a model that was made for so many years (1935-1963) and in such large numbers (355,000), condition means a lot. Apparently there were scope options with integral scope bases on some barrels.--->>> ...
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    11-02-2018, 03:10 PM
    Sure it does. MMP makes .50 caliber sabots that fit .429 -.430 bullets, plus other bullet sizes.--->>> http://mmpsabots.com/store/mmp-standard-sabots/
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    11-02-2018, 02:44 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread Plugged barrel in Muzzleloading.
    If there was some way to burn up the patch, the jag should come loose. Why not keep trying to load and shoot some powder out of it until the patch burns up some? Or drop in some lighter fluid along with a match, or a torch? I once got a jag...
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    11-02-2018, 02:17 PM
    Even Navy Arms left New Jersey and moved to West Virginia. I once visited Navy Arms years ago to buy a muzzle loader. They told me that they would need to ship it to my house. I told them that I didn't want it shipped, and that I didn't want to...
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    11-01-2018, 02:28 PM
    According to the Chrony results from this Youtube video, Black MZ was more potent than Goex 2F shooting a 300 grain .54 REAL bullet and 70 grains of each powder: ...
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    10-31-2018, 05:31 PM
    The thread below provides a documented article that indicates that the primary weapon that Val Forgett used to kill an elephant, hippo and buffalo in Africa was the Navy Arms .58 Hawken Hunter. Although he did take 2 guns with him, the other...
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    10-31-2018, 10:58 AM
    The new coating for inlines is nitride which is used by the military. Nitride is being used by CVA, Traditions, Knight and also TC I believe. I think that chrome lining is an important and beneficial option for ML shotguns. Pedersoli is known...
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    10-30-2018, 11:43 PM
    Chrome plating has a very high rockwell hardness and is used to extend the service life of the plated part. Nickel plating also imparts extra hardness as well as corrosion resistance, depending on the specific type of nickel coating.
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    10-30-2018, 09:15 PM
    I would pack up the gun and get ready to send it back and take the loss on the shipping. That's mostly because you said that your heart sank. Navy Arms also made a .58 Hawken. I think that you could do better for the money, no matter which .58...
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    10-30-2018, 08:07 PM
    1. I don't know the terms of the sale, if you have an inspection period or not, if you have any buyer protection, or if it was an "as is" sale. 2. Sure, I'd be disappointed. The bore looks like it could be given a score on a scale of 1-10 of...
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    10-30-2018, 11:54 AM
    arcticap replied to a thread 100 yard accuracy in Rimfire Area
    I guess that everyone wants to win the Nationals at Camp Perry shooting a sporter and commercial ammo. :smile: Then why is the official 100 yard small bore target printed on a 14" X 14" paper?--->>> ...
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    10-30-2018, 11:21 AM
    I have a Traditions Deer Hunter rifle with an electroless nickel finish inside the bore and I love it. The exterior of the lock plate, the hammer, drum, tang and barrel exterior are also coated with the finish. The fouling seems easier to clean...
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    10-30-2018, 12:49 AM
    Exciting last shot that couldn't have been better scripted. Great video worthy of a great gun.
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    10-28-2018, 11:04 PM
    AFAIK, the original Hawken Brothers rifles were 1 in 48". The Hawken Brothers rifles were among the most desirable rifles of the entire era. And possibly many more cap lock rifles from the percussion era were 1 in 48" than any other twist. The...
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    10-28-2018, 10:17 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread Care and hunting in Muzzleloading.
    I always try to cover the muzzle with a balloon and use a rubber band to secure it, so it won't interfere with the front sight. They also sell these Traditions "rain gear" rubber muzzle covers:--->>> ...
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    10-28-2018, 01:25 PM
    No, this powder is not similar to BH 209. It is similar to American Pioneer Powder with the exact same patent number. Many have said that it's rebranded American Pioneer with a large granulation. Goex Pinnacle powder was also rebranded...
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    10-28-2018, 01:01 PM
    Traditions makes a special run of Youth 4-H & YHEC shooting sports rifles that are exclusively available from http://www.muzzleloadershop.com It is a break action 209 round ball model with a 13" youth stock for which an adult replacement stock...
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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