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    02-22-2018, 08:52 PM
    Try using a .577 mine ball instead of a round ball. If it does not fir the cut back hull, you might want to try 24 gauge brass hulls. I'd suggest you stay with black powder in those old rifles.
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    02-21-2018, 01:22 AM
    I picked up an 1866 Yellowboy by A.Uberti. It has a polished Bronze/Gunmetal frame and I add upholstery tacks on the forearm and buttstock. As soon as I get pictures I will post them. Having trouble posting pictures from photobucket. Any other...
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    02-21-2018, 01:13 AM
    I used to shoot with N/SSA and had a .50 caliber Shiloh Sharps Percussion Carbine. Great gun and I made my own cartridges from both nitrated paper and nitrated cotton sheet material, (old bed linen). To start out I got the correct paper cartridge...
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    02-21-2018, 12:58 AM
    Grapeshot replied to a thread Strange brass... in Cast Boolits
    Elmer Keith wrote of this in "Hell, I Was There!" IIRC he was writing about .50 caliber BMG rounds. This setup gave higher velocity and lower breech pressure. Three inch, 75/76mm, 105mm Artillery Rounds employ this setup using adjustable 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