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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:04 AM
    Clean your barrel well, go to a different lube, and report back.
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    12-13-2017, 07:15 PM
    got the other gun yesterday and tore it apart and cleaned everything up so it runs real smooth now. I also installed the 18" bbl and Mag tube and plastic furniture I had from my previous gun. The gun came with a 28" removable choke barrel with a...
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    12-13-2017, 12:07 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Making caps in Muzzleloading.
    I made caps with the Tap-a-can. The toy caps being inserted had a rather disconcerting habit of going off while being seated in the caps. Always made me wonder how it would feel if the rifle went off when seating them on the nipple......
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    12-12-2017, 03:35 PM
    He is good, and has been a teacher to me for 35+ years of gun building. I'm happy I can teach him a few tricks now and then.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    12-12-2017, 11:12 AM
    It's Tim Mitchell, who I will say is a better gun builder than I am.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    12-12-2017, 11:10 AM
    It sounds like a lot of inter related issues. One easy answer, no problem with the half cock. Put on the cap, let down the hammer, bring it back to half cock. IF it's only going to half cock, DO NOT drop the hammer on it until the fix is found....
    8 replies | 203 view(s)
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    12-12-2017, 10:47 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Shipping cost in Our Town
    USPS DOES track. Here is the info from a package I sent yesterday; Expected Delivery by THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER 2017 by 8:00pm
    24 replies | 493 view(s)
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    12-12-2017, 10:42 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Building a dock in Our Town
    The barrels will work fine. Like has been said, make it wider for stability and space. I'd go 6' minimum, and would prefer 8'.
    27 replies | 512 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    12-11-2017, 03:36 PM
    Does anyone have a method, other than "seat of the pants," whereby I can produce a meaningful test to show what the before and after results are in this experiment ??? With some empirical numbers it would put this to rest once and for all. ...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    12-11-2017, 12:38 PM
    Denny is anxiously awaiting a new flinter that one of our members is building for him. I suspect once he gets it, he won't be doing as many videos!
    14 replies | 364 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    12-11-2017, 11:37 AM
    Once upon a time, long long ago, during the LEE group buy era, Midway had them LEE 6c handles for $11. ea and free shipping. I bought a doz pair and still have 3 unused. I've made them fit every mold I have except one. At $28 to $40 a pair for...
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    12-10-2017, 09:09 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread The last North Star in Muzzleloading.
    There is a sticky in this section on shooting smoothbores that will answer your questions, I believe. With no rear sight, i generally match or surpass my rifle scores at matches, shooting at the same targets. In most of the shoots in this area, no...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    12-10-2017, 08:26 PM
    Don't forget that high tin pewter creeks and groans when bent. It's a pretty reliable positive sign.
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    12-10-2017, 08:13 PM
    I thought electronics were supposed to make life simpler, like "the paperless society". Remember when if the round TV picture was fuzzy, you went outside and turned the antinna. If that didn't help, ya just watched a different station, after all...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    12-10-2017, 08:00 PM
    The day my Dad retired, he took off his watch and placed it in a drawer. Later I ask him what day it was and he answered, "What does it matter''? Life is like that. Age changes perspective. Time is only important if you are reacting to someone...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    12-10-2017, 07:40 PM
    Last spring, when I was finishing up the last of the orders for North Star West and Matt Denison, I got a idea, and called Matt. I asked him if he would be willing to make me parts for an Early English Trade gun, in exchange for pay of the last...
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    12-10-2017, 07:38 PM
    As I gain maturity, I get just as much, or more pleasure out of tiny holes, close together, at a great distance, on paper, as seeing an animal fall at the crack if my rifle. I now have issues walking and it's easier to traverse the mowed grassy...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    12-10-2017, 06:04 PM
    Don: the physics are fixed and I realize that, and you have more experience behind a shotgun that most people here at this site. The point of the Forcing Cone Extension is to lessen the abruptness of the Recoil Impulse as it will be spread out...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    12-10-2017, 12:07 PM
    Eye of squirrel is impossible when even the head of the squirrel is hard to see. Age offers you new challenges. Even center mass is a small target.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    12-10-2017, 12:00 PM
    Boat and Aircraft stripper from Sherwin Williams will work.
    11 replies | 239 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    12-10-2017, 11:55 AM
    Modern LEE 6gang handles can be modified to fit and at about half the price.
    2 replies | 161 view(s)
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    12-10-2017, 11:52 AM
    Manuels can give him knowledge and bolster his ability to use the equipment when the time comes. He is under immense pressure at school from the libs and at a time he is trying desperately to fit in, gun related subjects are met only with contempt....
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    12-10-2017, 11:50 AM
    Better method I came across I've used for the last few guns I've blued. Get a section of 4" pvc, long enough to put the metal in. Get a plumbing flange to fit the pvc. This will be your most expensive part, around $25. Find a pot that this will set...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    12-10-2017, 11:30 AM
    It will help if you scribe a center line before filing. Keeping the holes oriented will be lots easier.
    10 replies | 305 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
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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