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    Today, 09:32 AM
    REA supplied our electricity when I was a kid in Eastern Montana, Rural Electric Assoc.
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    Yesterday, 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...
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    Yesterday, 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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    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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    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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    08-17-2019, 09:46 PM
    Wow, do you feel overwhelmed? I do not have any experience with 58's but someone shoulda reply.
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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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    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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    08-17-2019, 06:21 PM
    How long is your barrel?
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    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...
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    08-16-2019, 11:12 PM
    bigted replied to a thread Silencer questions in Single Shot Guns
    Thanks ... I think LOL
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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...
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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...
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    08-12-2019, 10:03 AM
    Running a powder baffle helps but some powders just bridge, being safe rather than sorry is always worth the extra step to me. I hope the Krag is still in working order, maybe a little scared up on the bolt face? Be safe
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    08-12-2019, 05:47 AM
    I have added another two molds and they should be here by the end of the week. First is Lee's 457340 grain rfn Second is Lee's 459500-3R boolit. Been lookin at the 500 for awhile with its semi "money" nose and the 3 nice deep lube groves....
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    08-11-2019, 09:13 PM
    bigted replied to a thread New roller in Black Powder Cartridge
    Thanks fella's. My decision to trade came from the years mounting having the Shiloh 45-120 setting in the safe. The Shiloh had the shotgun butt. And yes it came to life with 135 grains of GOEX 2Fg powder under a 540 grain gubbermint boolit. I...
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    08-11-2019, 12:04 PM
    There she is. I am very happy. She is not a disapointment in the least. Also, I will order the parts for the adjustable windgauge front sight. Numeric arms may just become my next best friend ... lol.
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    08-11-2019, 11:55 AM
    bigted replied to a thread New roller in Black Powder Cartridge
    So thar she blow's! I couldn't be happier. This rifle is everything I could have asked for. The old ped rear vernier will work till I decide if it is going to get along with me. I also have a barrel mount full buckhorn that I will try and see if...
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    08-10-2019, 09:32 PM
    bigted replied to a thread New roller in Black Powder Cartridge
    Can hardly wait for the first trip to the range with it.
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    08-10-2019, 09:05 PM
    For those that may be faint of heart, might just skip the rest of this posting. I had a very pristine Shiloh Sharps 74 Hartford model chambered in the mighty 45-120 SS cartridge. This came my way years ago ( some may remember my trial with this...
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    08-10-2019, 06:34 PM
    Got the rifle today ... my goodness ... such a nice rifle! The wood is impeccable, the metal finish is perfect and the single set trigger works flawlessly. The metal buttplate and metal forend piece are just super. The action is smooth as butter. ...
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    08-10-2019, 12:56 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Martini in 357 MAX in Single Shot Guns
    Neat! That's some nice looking wood, it should be a useful rifle for you.
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    08-10-2019, 09:54 AM
    swheeler replied to a thread Pray for Gerald in Our Chapel
    God Bless Gerald. He is way to young for this to happen!
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    08-09-2019, 06:33 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Surplus bullets in Our Town
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    08-09-2019, 06:20 PM
    You can remove heat treating(quenching) that was done, air cool and you will be back to the hardness of alloy. Post number two has the correct answer.
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    08-09-2019, 05:58 PM
    Sounds good, take your sight pusher with you just in case!
    22 replies | 825 view(s)
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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