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    07-19-2019, 10:53 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread over powder wads in Muzzleloading.
    Amother idea to protect powder from contamination is to place a layer or two of wax paper over the powder.
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    07-19-2019, 07:25 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread over powder wads in Muzzleloading.
    To be honest, I've never heard of using a wet lubed felt wad with a REAL conical since they have lube grooves that should hold plenty of lube. Especially if being fired with a rifle. a dry wad is what is most often used. That's not to say that a...
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    07-18-2019, 06:58 PM
    I'm a believer in keeping the hammer at half-cock. If the hammer isn't at 1/2 cock then when using the cap cover or leather pad there's a possibility of the hammer getting snagged, lifting it off the cover and letting the cover fall away which...
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    07-13-2019, 11:52 PM
    Why not purchase an inexpensive loading press and load the cylinder off the frame altogether?
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    07-13-2019, 11:12 PM
    What does the non-hunting public in 49 other states have to do with what they choose to do in Texas, nor should anyone else be concerned. In Vermont they've allow shooting pickerel with rifles for generations and does anyone think that it has...
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    07-13-2019, 05:20 PM
    Thanks for posting the video. I respect that the people of Texas made the activity legal. I haven't watched his other videos, but I doubt that a hunter would go out and buy a cannon simply for a youtube stunt. He seemed to be enjoying himself and...
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    07-13-2019, 04:43 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread Flintlock Lube in Muzzleloading.
    I learned about it from a poster on another forum who touted using it on the internals of his cap & ball revolvers. He swore by it as a manner of speaking.
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    07-13-2019, 04:36 PM
    You would need to contact them. Their order form page indicates that they do ship to some foreign countries. "Overseas orders require payment in U.S. dollars and will be charged extra for airfreight. Customers will also be responsible for all...
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    07-12-2019, 04:15 AM
    I have a Marlin that will only function reliably with Wildcats and I've tried a lot of different economy ammo with it.
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    07-11-2019, 09:29 PM
    This outfit also makes a 315 gr. .58 hollow base mold. --->>> http://oldfoxtraders.com/TnMolds/molds.htm
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    07-11-2019, 08:24 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread Flintlock Lube in Muzzleloading.
    Graphite powder. Even locksmiths recommend it for keyed locks because it's a dry lube. And graphite powder also helps to protect BP lock parts from becoming sticky or gummy from black powder residue.
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    06-24-2019, 08:31 PM
    Herb on the MLF posted this photo of some of his homemade powder measures. Note how each is marked for a different powder.
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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