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    Today, 10:42 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread large throat in krags in Cast Boolits
    It sounds like you are going to need three different molds, or try to size down the largest diameter to work for all. A heavy for caliber Loverin will work well nearly every time. I like to take a fired case, and find a size of bullet that slips...
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    Today, 10:37 AM
    Nice job!
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    Today, 10:34 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread F vs FF in Muzzleloading.
    You can use them, and they will be accurate with round ball, and there is no reason loads couldn't be worked up for shot that are effective. You would be working with lower velocities, and the coarser granulation you use, the more fouling. I use...
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    Today, 10:28 AM
    Something to keep in mind. If you already have an accurate load, you will need to add 300 fps to appreciably flatten a trajectory. And then not by much. Then you are back to searching for an accurate load again. Better off staying with your most...
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    06-22-2019, 10:40 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Missoula MT trip advice. in Our Town
    Another though, Traveler's Rest is just down the road at Lolo. That is one of the few documented campsites of the Lewis and Clark expedition. There are ongoing historical demonstrations through the summer. Look up the website to see what is...
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    06-22-2019, 10:29 AM
    I've done blond maple stocks, and in my opinion they come out a bit too light. They will darken a bit with age, but it does take along time. My fiddle that I left blond is around 20 years old, and it has gained a mellow yellow color over the years....
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    06-21-2019, 09:08 AM
    I imagine after he has signed up and been here specifically to gripe, he will most likely just disappear when it is all done.
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    06-20-2019, 11:29 AM
    His loss. Lyman split the sheets with us because there were negative comments on some of their products. We aren't a magazine that promotes a product just because we carry their ads, we are actual users that know if something works or not. No...
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    06-20-2019, 11:09 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Grow or shrink in Cast Boolits
    If I need a larger bullet, I dissolve vi-ag-ra in some water, and soak the bullets. They only stay bigger for four hours, so you do need to shoot them fairly quickly.
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    06-19-2019, 09:05 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Missoula MT trip advice. in Our Town
    I believe you are thinking of Trappers Peak.
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    06-19-2019, 09:04 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Missoula MT trip advice. in Our Town
    Missoula is only 30 miles from Montana. Since you will be so close, you should visit the state! Missoula is Berkley North. Quite a bit to see in the area. Phillipsburg is a nice side trip, and the nearby Granite ghost town. Garnet ghost town isn't...
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    06-19-2019, 08:49 AM
    They don't know the rules until they have been there. We don't allow any .22 bores in our military matches, and the newest gun you see on the line is a Garand. We also restrict sporterized rifles. Those are a separate class that we shoot at two week...
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    06-19-2019, 08:42 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    I've used it in revolvers over the powder, rather than greasing the chambers. I was able to shoot more cylinders before the gun would tie up with fouling. I see no use for it in a long gun.
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    06-19-2019, 08:39 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Barrel length in Muzzleloading.
    As with any other gun, a longer barrel will give a longer sighting plane. My main smoothbore is a 42", and one of my most accurate rifles is 44". I have shot very short barrel guns that were plenty accurate, if you could get a good sight of the...
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    06-16-2019, 04:25 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    It definitely does not season a bore. It's not cast iron, it's steel!
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    06-16-2019, 09:52 AM
    There is a company doing it, just can't remember the name at the time. We used that method at Serengeti Rifles. You need a plank a minimum of 2 1/2" more is better, and a good resaw to be able to pull it off. You also need a good table belt sander,...
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    06-16-2019, 09:38 AM
    I did good at a yard sale this weekend. Got a Ruger Blackhawk .357 mag in pristine condition for $350. My buddy won the prize, though, he got an old Remington Model 11 with shells, for $25.
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    06-16-2019, 09:29 AM
    Looks good!
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    06-16-2019, 09:28 AM
    I would like to see the project when finished. If I tried doing it that fast, I would have a collection of overruns and crossed lines. I can see her cutters are really sharp!
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    06-14-2019, 09:47 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread SD trip in Our Town
    A good side trip is to drive down to Hot Springs, and on to the Fur Trade Museum at Chadron, Nebraska. Pretty short drive, about 1 1/2 hours. One of the best in the country, good gun collection.
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    06-14-2019, 09:37 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread burnt patches? in Muzzleloading.
    Beeswax (Bore Butter) is not good in a bore. It builds up, and grabs fouling.
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    06-14-2019, 09:07 AM
    Poof-No Eyebrows! By Patrick F. McManus From the Book Never Sniff A Gift Fish Just as I was assembling the ingredients for a small snack in the kitchen, the doorbell rang My wife, Bun, went to answer it, and I heard her invite in Milt Slapshot,...
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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
GC Gas Check