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  • mooman76's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:46 PM
    Corrosive is really beside the point. Corrosive is corrosive, whether a little or allot, they both need to be cleaned after shooting.
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    Yesterday, 11:58 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Oxidized cast boolets in Cast Boolits
    When you cast, and want your bullets to stay shiny, put them in a can of soapy water. Dump them out, and let dry. The soap film makes a barrier, and they won't oxidize.
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    11-23-2017, 12:38 PM
    mooman76 replied to a thread Lee REAL bullets in Muzzleloading.
    The Lee REALs have different size bands to aid in loading and it also helps to keep it going in straight. First band doesn't really engrave at all or barely does depending on bore size. They larger progressively with the top band should come out...
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    11-22-2017, 04:23 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Computer video download in Our Town
    I repeat, Chromebook 14 will not support video download from SD cards. This platform runs off of apps and cloud. There has been no program developed for handling video downloads from a camera card. Looking for an alternative computer, not a work...
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    11-22-2017, 02:51 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Computer video download in Our Town
    Nope, that doesn't work. I've been working on this for two months, and it can't be done, according to tech webpages.
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    11-22-2017, 01:26 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Computer video download in Our Town
    I already checked, the Chromebook 14 doesn't support this, with no time line for having one available. I'm leaning real strongly towards a Dell Inspiron 15 3000.
    8 replies | 184 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-22-2017, 12:52 PM
    I have a question for you. What do you run for a computer? I got a Chromebook 14 recently, and can't download video to it from my sd card. So, I'm stuck with going to the library and using their antique windows machine, that takes forever to...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-22-2017, 12:13 PM
    Sharon Barrels did testing many years ago on over loads in their barrels. Heaviest charge was 1400 gr. powder, with 14 patched round balls over that. No failure. The only damage they were able to do on barrels was by separating the ball from the...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-22-2017, 12:08 PM
    They aren't hard to do, but are not a fail safe. I had one rifle with double cross bolts, that still split. A good idea with a heavy recoil rifle, though.
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  • mooman76's Avatar
    11-21-2017, 11:05 PM
    I've been thinking of putting together a 300aac. I been contemplating if it is really worth it or if it's mostly hype.
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    11-21-2017, 07:54 PM some good deals here
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    11-21-2017, 07:48 PM
    Fortunately M/Ls are much more forgiving that smokeless. I seen a vid on Utube where someone tested a old CVA Kentucky rifle. He filled it all the way up. Just enough to put a ball in it. It didn't blow up. The stock was destroyed but that was...
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  • mooman76's Avatar
    11-21-2017, 12:24 AM
    Are they at 1978 prices too?:bigsmyl2:
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 12:29 PM
    I wonder what happens with the modern substitute powders? I have no knowledge of the detonation rate of that fake powder. I guess if you overload one, you will be notified by parts of the gun leaving the area at high velocity.
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    11-20-2017, 12:27 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Barrel forging in Muzzleloading.
    A question for the metallurgists in the group. Forging steel with a coal forge adds carbon content to the steel as it is forged. Would the same happen with a propane forge? If it does indeed add carbon to metal by forging, would wrought iron be...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 01:50 PM
    Yep. a soft wood like poplar is a wooly bugger to checker. A good hard wood is needed for good definition.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 01:47 PM
    I fire lapped a Douglas barrel with LBT lapping compound. Low velocity loads for a half dozen shots, clean, test fire again. I had to fire around 18 rounds to get the accuracy where it should be. When I was cleaning the barrel between trials, I...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 01:43 PM
    It certainly isn't ideal, however I have had several barrels over the years with very rough grooves. They shot very well, although there was the expected fouling build up.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 01:35 PM
    Dean, I have always figured a .30 bore starts at 180 gr., and goes up from there. I think a 200-220 gr. bullet is probably optimum.
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  • mooman76's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 11:54 AM
    I'll take the 380 brass.
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    11-15-2017, 08:21 PM
    mooman76 replied to a thread Rb patch material in Muzzleloading.
    Old cotton dress shirts work well. I also have some of the older BDU material that was 100% cotton. It's really tough kind of like denim.
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    11-15-2017, 12:04 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Rb patch material in Muzzleloading.
    Blue strip ticking is the standard. I always find the proper mold to work with the ticking, rather than juggling patches.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-15-2017, 12:01 PM
    You picked a good piece of wood to learn on. Poplar will be a bit soft, and be a little difficult to keep sharp, well defined lines, but should cut easily. I do all my octagon barrel inletting with chisels, and a homemade scraper. Takes me around...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-11-2017, 07:57 PM
    Your balls will likely shoot better than you are capable of, all factors considered. Our monthly club shoot was today. We have some very good shooters in the club, and no one could hit their *** with both hands today. Some days you are good, some...
    24 replies | 746 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