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    Today, 06:23 AM
    Claudio - remember, I already sent you a bunch of .460 LDPE wads along with the Jim444530E PPBs and Seth Cole paper. :)
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    Yesterday, 07:18 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Match Loads in Black Powder Cartridge
    Sweet!
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    04-16-2021, 06:16 PM
    rfd replied to a thread SPG recipe in Boolit Lube !
    Gato Feo #1 ... the one and only Ugly Cat, and in his words ... GATO FEO LUBE ******************** by weight ... 1 part mutton tallow (dixie gun works) 1 part canning wax (gulf) 1/2 part beeswax
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    04-16-2021, 09:28 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Match Loads in Black Powder Cartridge
    Take that to the bank!!! Some of us went through that with Swiss 1-1/2F.
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    04-16-2021, 09:01 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Match Loads in Black Powder Cartridge
    For me, ALWAYS re-establish a new load every time you have to get a new lot of powder.
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    04-14-2021, 06:39 AM
    I've shot the .38-55 and .40-70ss, and owned a few .40-65s, but I found that the .45-70 is best, even with "reduced" loads which are easy to make with wad stacks and lightweight projectiles that are accurate enuf to win 200 yard matches.
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    04-12-2021, 08:16 AM
    $20 for them all, USPS Priority shipping included. <<------ SOLD
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    04-12-2021, 06:57 AM
    Yes, the powder is important - as is the process. I did my research and chose a powder that guarantees if I do my part with the process it would be instant success. I was right for once. Hooked on PCBs! ;)
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    04-11-2021, 04:35 PM
    Acme Hi-Tek .38/.357 158gr SWC .358, 13lbs 6.6ozs (approximately 576) - $45 USPS Priority shipped USA <----- SOLD BBI Hi-Tek .38/.357 160gr RN .358, 27lbs 5.4ozs (approximately 1181) - $70 USPS Priority shipped USA <----- SOLD Acme Hi-Tek...
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    04-10-2021, 06:16 PM
    I've had many Pedersoli Sharps (and rollers) and one had an OTR bbl, perhaps I had the same one you now have, a good gun for sure. Try paper patching! :)
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    04-10-2021, 05:07 PM
    Got one, new or used?
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    04-10-2021, 10:35 AM
    The 642c (Centenial) has the internal hammer. With mine, I simply changed the rebound and hammer springs that significantly reduced trigger pull and worked fine with standard primers.
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    04-10-2021, 05:48 AM
    It's not about "taper crimping", it's about a careful and slight squeeze of the case mouth so the PPB doesn't fall out, yet can easily be pulled out and replaced. The amount of neck tension achieved is negligent with regards to accuracy.
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    04-09-2021, 06:54 PM
    Gato Feo #1 uses canning paraffin wax, along with mutton tallow and beeswax, to make a very good bullet groove lube and an excellent ball patch lube. "When I first began using canning paraffin, I too wondered why it didn't create the tarry...
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    04-08-2021, 09:01 PM
    There are so many options for patch lube, patch material, and sundry processes for anything and everything trad muzzy. Try as many as you can and decide what's best for you. I bud gave me some bear oil (thanx Ed!) and that makes a fantastic...
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    04-08-2021, 06:38 AM
    rfd replied to a thread ball swedging die. in Muzzleloading.
    A superb device and a labor of love, for sure. But very hard to beat a cheap Lee dual cavity cast ball mould and a cheap Lee 4# furnace.
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    04-08-2021, 06:33 AM
    Part of the lore and concept of traditional muzzleloaders is self sufficiency DIY. Cut up yer own patch strips from cotton T-shirt or fabric store material, and there are SO many kinds of good patch lubes, from spit to moose milk oil blends to the...
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    04-08-2021, 06:26 AM
    I would highly recommend casting yer own, and not buying. It's too easy, lots cheaper, and yer all the more self sufficient.
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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