i guess thanks are due here so here it is...THANKS !!!
got feeling that i was in a rut with all the bp loading and experiments lately so decided that id dig out my "other" rifles that i used to have so much fun with...namely an older AR-15 [early colt sp model] and my newer aquisition...a remington R-10. now i began to dig up the powder n stuff for the loading of some rounds for them when it dawned on me that i was still thinking about the bp loads that i have yet to shoot and the next steps for the continueing experiments i still have to do...[read i WANT to do]. along there somewhere i fondly looked at my sp-1 and hung it back up and next gazed at my R-10 remington 308 win. and wondered how much i could turn it for to purchase yet another "buff" gun...wowww where did that come from???....then i sacraligiously gazed at the bolt guns hanging there and did a fast calculation of funds that they all would bring and thought ...there is my shiloh....lol...man this has me by the boo-boo.
im not happy shooting a handgun unless it bellows a huge cloud of smoke anymore either. the "other handguns just linger around hoping for the smallest amount of attention but just when they get the fondeling they deserve i start delving into the possibilitys of pouring blackpowder into their cartridges and smoking them up as well.
now the guns that hang in the honered place in my rack are in top order and desending down the rack is this;
1- ped sharps longrange quigley look-a-like 45-70 w/34 inch barrel
2- winchester '85' hiwall hunter 45-70 w/28 inch barrel
3- still open spot for the browning '85' heavy barrel hiwall in 38-55 w/30 inch GM barrel
4- ruger #1 falling block 45-70 w/20 inch barrel
my bench is cluttered with all blackpowder paraphenalia with a drop tube, dies, powder meassure, lee plastic dippers, 'large' shell blocks, gg boolits in containers, container of felt wads, ,,, ahh too much to list but all fun stuff and needed for this latest addiction of mine.
here is where you all had a part with all this....early on when i asked my first question you coulda said...probably isnt for you...but nooooo no such luck...now im armpit involved in what will probably take all my attention for the rest of my days and involve myself in deeper and deeper till not a sane brain cell can be located.
heck i already look with distain on those good folks that shoot those 'factory' guns and amo...heartless of me i know but i also have a very real revulsion to ANY fake powder of any kind for my needs. might be ok for others but not this cat...sorry!!!
so all in all im very content with shoving shells into very slow loading guns that i know will just barely break the sound barrier...and will need cleaning every so often to keep hitting the mark where i aim...and will un-doubtedly be heavy to 'pack' in the field...but im not in a foot race with anybody anyway...heck i even stopped smoking and use this as my crutch for keeping from smoking myself...i just let the guns do my smoking for me now.
so i just wanted to jot down how much i apreciate you fella's for the support and encouragment in my spiral into a cloud of bp smoke and sparks............a better group of newfound friends i couldnt have asked for. thankyou from the bottom of my powder fouled heart.