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    Yesterday, 04:33 PM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Baker Rifle in Muzzleloading.
    What I quoted above was written by Baker himself and was the users manual for the rifle. Mallets were initially issued but withdrawn and the rifle was loaded with a rod only. I don't expect the movies to get it right. When loaded with the paper...
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    Yesterday, 09:56 AM
    That's the right way to do it. Also notice the notch on the front of the cock. If you guns don't have that, get out a file or Dremel and do it. It directs fragments away from the eyes, and helps split the fired cap for easier removal.
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    06-15-2018, 10:50 AM
    Yep, they do that. People around here open the hoods of the vehicle when camped in the back country. The pack rats prefer enclosed spaces
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    06-14-2018, 11:13 AM
    Go to and find out for yourself.
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    06-14-2018, 10:59 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Baker Rifle in Muzzleloading.
    As to the loading of the Baker, J.N. George in "English Guns and Rifles", after extensively quoting Baker's "Remarks on Rifle Guns", he states "However, upon active service the actual rate of fire attained with the Baker Rifle would seem to have...
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    06-13-2018, 06:58 AM
    Richard, I'm not sure you are aware of how accurately you put this in your first post. Doctors literally 'practice' medicine. This is because, unless you have an identical twin, your physiology is unique in the universe. Doctors have a rough idea...
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    06-13-2018, 06:47 AM
    Your PM's are full. Hopefully that is a good sign, but you do need to delete some to make space.
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    06-12-2018, 02:55 PM
    Shoot the darn thing and see what you have. Until you do that it's all speculation anyway
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    06-12-2018, 02:46 PM
    Mine was set up for scope but needs a rather high rear bell to clear the handle. I got away with using an old (my father's scope on his 336) bear cub (Redfield, I think? - mid 50's) that is a 4 power scope. All my other scopes were too big or the...
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    06-12-2018, 08:46 AM
    Are you adding weight to meet some sort of standard or do you just want to shoot the rifle without pain? If the latter consider that the 405gr boolit was standard for the carbine, the 520gr was too heavy and created the exact problem you have. My...
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    06-12-2018, 08:33 AM
    You are new to the site - so realize the primary critical measurement is the diameter of the boolit. If the diameter is correct weight is controlled by alloy mix - the greater the percentage of lead in the alloy the heavier the boolit will be. All...
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    06-12-2018, 08:27 AM
    First SuperFund site. Google it and you will find a lot of information. Doe Run essentially established the SuperFund program.
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    06-12-2018, 08:21 AM
    I have seen black snakes climb trees and saw one climb up an old log cabin with an exterior field stone chimney by pushing itself against the V of the chimney and the logs. Moved pretty quickly, too. I would imagine your deck was childs play for...
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    06-12-2018, 08:07 AM
    The hard part for me is, and always has been, that if I can accomplish it I can be proud of it. When I was in Seminary and studing Spiritual Formation and working at it I was meditating on and working on humility. Until I realized I was proud of...
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    06-12-2018, 07:57 AM
    Great to hear! One correction, never let yourself think of PT as 'finished'. You should insist that they teach you what you need to be doing for the rest of your life and how to do it safely. In the beginning PT should be healing - at the end it...
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    06-12-2018, 07:51 AM
    Around here (the other side of the country) the shipyards are advertising on TV (!) for welders, riggers, and shipfitters. From what you are saying compared to that the need is localized. Once you get trained be willing to go where the work is,...
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    06-11-2018, 11:38 AM
    LOML is a senior geologist at the Commonwealth Department of Environmental Quality. She stated that legumes are the normative plant for phytoremediation of heavy metals, including lead. So, if this is your garden, don't eat the peas and beans! ...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-10-2018, 11:30 AM
    I didn't find much, if any difference in the roughened balls. Both the smoothbores I have at the time shoot like rifles, so what would I do with a bit more group tightener? If I am on target, they are going to hit.
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    06-10-2018, 08:07 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Smiling in Our Chapel
    I'm glad you are re-engaging in life again. Keep it up.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-09-2018, 08:55 PM
    I don't think it was made for trade, as the gun has much nicer engraving than the Chief's grade guns.
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    06-08-2018, 02:31 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Primers???? in Our Town
    For most handgun and shotgun whatever is cheapest. For rifle and pistol competition whatever groups the best. For serious accuracy you have to test each lot.
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    06-07-2018, 11:42 PM
    Thanks going to order a couple.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    06-07-2018, 10:43 AM
    Unfortunately those are likely to be slightly small as well. Check diameter before your decide to shoot them.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-07-2018, 10:36 AM
    Steel wool will not cause a problem, as long as you let the previous layer of finish dry completely before rub out.
    20 replies | 551 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
GC Gas Check