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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 10:20 AM
    Hellgate I think this may be what you need, price isn't bad and spare parts are always welcome.............https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1010249075?pid=894456
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  • bigted's Avatar
    Today, 09:24 AM
    Rite on ... just curious as I have an AR and also Encore chambered for 223. The Encore shoots amazing with jacketed and puff trail boss loads around 1200 FPS. Have some of the Lee's cast and PC'd but have not gotten out to shoot any yet ... so the...
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    Yesterday, 08:56 PM
    So perusing back I picked up on this thread. Questions; ... did you get your Ruger to shooting? ... if you do the "set screw" thing, how can you wind up free floated? ... trying to wrap around free floating the barrel and then bedding your...
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    Yesterday, 08:35 PM
    That 50 Mag × 209 is a good barrel but ... I say BUT ... the encore muzzle loaders have that removable breech plug. This leaves the breech with an open area behind the barrel of the distance of the rim thickness of the breech plug. This amounts to...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:44 AM
    On here Fryboy maybe in 2010?
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:02 AM
    Looks good, bet you will enjoy it for years to come.
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    08-23-2019, 06:40 PM
    As long as those are 10 shot groups with the original sights I'd say you are doing fine, keep shooting and having fun the groups may actually shrink!
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    08-23-2019, 12:52 PM
    Why that's right! I'd forgotten about those. Learned something new today, thanks!
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    08-23-2019, 11:26 AM
    swheeler replied to a thread Hi Point Carbine in Factory Rifles
    So I decided to clean my carbine, can't find the take down/adjustment tool that came with it, grew legs I guess. I called Hi Point and the nice lady on the phone said they would put a couple in the mail to me, wouldn't accept payment for them. So I...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    08-23-2019, 10:18 AM
    Never seen one like that, but the rifle would have to be similar to a Gallagher or a Smith and use a percussion cap. Tilting breechblock loaded from the front or break open design.
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  • bigted's Avatar
    08-22-2019, 04:09 PM
    Another vote for the 400 grain boolits. I really like Lee's 459405 boolit. Hollow base and generous lube grooves. It has worked very well in every 45-70 I ever tryed it in. 457193 is a good boolit for smokeless in my Marlins. 500 ish boolits are in...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    08-22-2019, 10:57 AM
    In the US I would think Winchester first then Barnes next, late 80 early 1990's?
    25 replies | 722 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    08-22-2019, 10:35 AM
    Anybody running powder coated boolits in an AR 15?
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    08-22-2019, 09:32 AM
    REA supplied our electricity when I was a kid in Eastern Montana, Rural Electric Assoc.
    5 replies | 258 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    08-21-2019, 09:32 PM
    bigted replied to a thread Is this Ok in Black Powder Cartridge
    If you get the dimensions of a heeled boolit , I betcha Tom at "Accurate Molds" would either have one in his inventory or would build a mold that is exact to your needed spec's. I have had Tom build me three new spec molds and have purchased a...
    13 replies | 548 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    08-21-2019, 01:19 PM
    I shoot my 375 with black powder sometimes. I call it a 38-82 just to confuse people. It's considerably more powerful than a 38-55 since it holds twice as much powder behind the same bullet. If you want to be able to fire more than one shot...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    08-20-2019, 09:49 PM
    I have shot BP in both of those. The 375 H&H is a hoot with BP. It is easy to shoot and fouling is the only big problem. Loading duplex loads cures this. I loaded like 5 or 6 grains IMR 4227 under the load of BP. Very clean shooting and just a...
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    08-20-2019, 09:25 PM
    bigted replied to a thread Is this Ok in Black Powder Cartridge
    Not familiar with your rifle. Also is the chamber set up for 45 Colt for sure? Could it be a short 45-70 case 45-60ish. Reason I ask is that the 45 Colt is significantly smaller when loading a .458 diameter boolit. Probably split cases like mad....
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  • bigted's Avatar
    08-18-2019, 08:37 AM
    Joe, the ironing into several layers then punching them out is a grand idea.
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    08-17-2019, 10:15 PM
    Never need to pound a patched ball down in a clean barrel ... either your patch lube is squirrelly or the rifling is rough. Ensure your balls are round and patch's are even thickness. Also experiment with the .495 balls (BOUGHT) so as to negate...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    08-17-2019, 09:46 PM
    Wow, do you feel overwhelmed? I do not have any experience with 58's but someone shoulda reply.
    3 replies | 203 view(s)
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    08-17-2019, 09:20 PM
    My take on the why of washing first ... After washing lord only knows what out of the cloth with good detergent, dry it in a hot dryer ... hotter the better. The manufacturers crud they put into new material can not be good for barrel nor in...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    08-17-2019, 08:06 PM
    1 ... not enough lube 2 ... wrong oil after cleaning 3 ... as you surmised ... too much of the wrong oil left when shooting begins In really dry conditions I have even lubed over the boolit after loading the revolver. This helps soften fouling...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    08-17-2019, 06:21 PM
    How long is your barrel?
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  • bigted's Avatar
    08-17-2019, 11:50 AM
    That 18 twist barrel should stabilize 405's all day long. As above tho, the lighter boolits will lose stability at long range and believe it or not, wind will knock em around way out. 2 or 300 yards tho will be fun what with the lighter recoil...
    4 replies | 245 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    08-16-2019, 11:12 PM
    bigted replied to a thread Silencer questions in Single Shot Guns
    Thanks ... I think LOL
    16 replies | 732 view(s)
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    08-14-2019, 09:16 PM
    bigted replied to a thread New roller in Black Powder Cartridge
    Thanks all. She handles very well also. Can not wait to take it to the range for a proper howdy do. Also, the leather butt pad has seen service on a few rifles ... including the Shiloh 120. No scuffing on any rifle stock so far. This wood is...
    16 replies | 633 view(s)
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    08-13-2019, 06:48 PM
    bigted replied to a thread New roller in Black Powder Cartridge
    Chill's, the wood is spectacular. It took this very nice roller to get my Shiloh from me. I had waited for so long to buy it that it almost became one of the kids. But ... darn thing was just plain painful, so it sat in the closet and that is no...
    16 replies | 633 view(s)
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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
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