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    Yesterday, 10:14 PM
    bigted replied to a thread Win. Model 54 in Factory Rifles
    Nice. I missed the 54 chambered in 30 WCF. Think it was choice too. Under 700 dollars! Ho hum ... win some, lose some.
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    Yesterday, 10:23 AM
    bigted replied to a thread Win. Model 54 in Factory Rifles
    Thanks. I have my grandfathers 54 in 270 win. But had never heard of a 30 WCF chamber. Thanks for the reply. Next question, anyone have one and shooting it?
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    Yesterday, 10:06 AM
    That works! Nice! Tell me about those Bisley grips? Are they more comfy then the regular round TG grips? I have thought frequently about getting a super with the Bisley grips but have not done so thus far. The 45 Colt has to be my fav round. I...
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    Yesterday, 10:05 AM
    swheeler replied to a thread Very shooty weekend! in Cast Boolits
    That sounds like fun and I'll bet something your co-worker never forgets.
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    Yesterday, 09:48 AM
    bigted started a thread Win. Model 54 in Factory Rifles
    Can anybody tell me what cartridges were factory chambered in the Winchester model 54? I am looking at one at what seems a very good price but have never heard of the model 54 being chambered in the 30WCF (30-30). This seems like an unlikely...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 09:53 PM
    They are fun to shoot, this one will do 10 shot 100 yd groups of 2"on a good day, 4198 dacron and the 170 Lee cast of WW
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    09-13-2019, 07:14 AM
    In Alaska I shot the 300 grain "BACKPACKER" rounds for bear protection. Never cronnyed them but in my 4 inch S&W 629, they were a huge handfull. Always fed my reloads of Lee SWC's at a lower rate loaded with unique tho for my weekly practice. Those...
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    09-13-2019, 06:54 AM
    Very good shooting! I really admire handgun shooting past 50 yards. I learned how in Colorado trying to hit small patch's of snow out at 250 yards. In spring the ground is dry enough to see ( back then anyhow ) my miss shots with the 357 mag...
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    09-12-2019, 05:30 PM
    No thanks, I'm good here.:shock:
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    09-12-2019, 04:37 PM
    Yeppers I would say a SQUIB that was trying to become a SEE but only made it to a HANGFIRE! :bigsmyl2:
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    09-12-2019, 02:57 PM
    A squib that smoldered itself to fruition in a second or two. If I get "close" to the rifling with Hornady 250 SP I'm approx .3 an inch longer than the magazine on my 1909 DWM action with only 1/4 inch bullet in the neck.
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    09-12-2019, 12:57 PM
    custom chamber or magazine on that mauser, or single shot only
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    09-12-2019, 10:30 AM
    Let's hear what load you are using, powder, primer # and bullet. Medium-slow Ball powder and long jump to rifling(lighter-short bullet)? My Whelen has about one caliber of freebore
    24 replies | 565 view(s)
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    09-12-2019, 07:27 AM
    bigted replied to a thread 20 smoothy success in Muzzleloading.
    Yepper ... have a navy arms 12 Gauge double that I have put half assed sights front n rear on for a great shooting double gun. Those 12 balls are serious fun and I would think Bambi would drop immediately when struck with one!
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    09-11-2019, 10:40 PM
    Nice ... I will look. So you built a "Chunkgun" using a Unertl scope? Adds even more intrigue to an already fun sounding shooter! I even have a 10 X Unertl scope already. Seems like a 50 slow twist for patched ball shooting in a rigid heavy barreled...
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    09-11-2019, 06:41 AM
    With my Ped long range rifle ... as memory serves ... my technique for my accuracy load was to cast pretty soft, AND load the Lyman 457125 out far enough that the boolit actually engraved the rifling just upon closing the breech. I believe I loaded...
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    09-11-2019, 06:21 AM
    Yes I do this exactly! Never a problem. Only difference is I have my pope style deprimer along and after shooting 10 or 20, I stop and deprime, then put them into a milk jug 3/4 full of water and with a drop or two of Dawn. The jostling and shaking...
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    09-11-2019, 06:13 AM
    Interesting! I have, as well, desired getting one of these revolving carbines. Should be a hoot I would think. It is on the list. Thanks for beginning this post! I will watch and read with interest.
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    09-10-2019, 11:15 PM
    No Uberti I know of is a 44 navy ... let alone a brass frame. Uberti makes pretty close likeness of the walker 44 's dragoons 44's 1860 army 44, 1851 navy 36 and the police 36's and 31 pockets. All historic and very close to the correct dimensions...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    09-10-2019, 08:15 PM
    Nice collection of Maxs. that is some pretty wood in the butt of that Martini, WOW!
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    09-10-2019, 05:40 PM
    Dave, that is way kewl brother! The top (tight) group was bare ball with 65 grains powder ... correct? I missed the ball diameter, OP wad, powder type and granulation as well as over ball card. Maybe include your bore diameter if you please. I...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    09-10-2019, 01:12 PM
    I think once you move that load past 25 yds to 100 you will find you need to position the powder charge( dacron or manually) to get decent accuracy.
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    09-10-2019, 10:22 AM
    look here............https://www.buffaloarms.com/43-mauser-cases-11-15x60r-43mauser 2.53 ea if you buy 100
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    09-09-2019, 07:59 PM
    Oh that's awesome! Just sounds like a hoot. Are you timed for your shots? Lastly ... how many shots for score? This seems to me like a good time. Real black powder I imagine. Thanks koger for the info. 60ish yards sounds rite up my failing...
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    09-09-2019, 05:34 PM
    Just so I have this rite ; A Chunk gun is a rifle that the barrel only touch's and rests on a "CHUNK". Is this correct? No other regulations such as bore, ball or bullet, barrel length or ignition ... correct? So if I put together an old...
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    09-09-2019, 05:14 PM
    Maven, your results mirror mine. Looks like your bare ball load hangs about 3 to 3.5 inch ... mine do practically the same, I get ball's stacked through the same hole for two ... then a flier that opens up my group ... then a couple back in the...
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    09-09-2019, 10:12 AM
    Sounds interesting, would, could you include pictures of this wonderful sounding firearm?
    7 replies | 218 view(s)
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    09-09-2019, 10:02 AM
    bigted replied to a thread 20 smoothy success in Muzzleloading.
    Yes I like Mikes video's myself. He has shown an awful lot of good valuable information that has "tought" me some valuable lessons. Mike is a bit more concerned with period correctness then I choose to be ( at the current time). I think Mike...
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    09-09-2019, 09:23 AM
    The US military ... when using the 45-70 round ... loaded light loads of 55 grains Black Powder ... but ... they used cork wads for fill to build a compressed load. It is pretty common to use cream o wheat or cornmeal in percussion revolvers when...
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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