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    Today, 08:55 AM
    Who can't at least appreciate a nice single shot? Henry break open single .45-70 with upgraded sights ...
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    05-15-2021, 06:52 PM
    rfd replied to a thread WTS--.45-70 cartridges in Completed Deals
    SOLD to Ed!
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    05-15-2021, 11:46 AM
    45 cartridges total, Starline brass, Federal 210 primers, AA5744 powder (26.0 weighed grains), 405 grain Acme Hi-Tek coated bullets, OAL = 2.570", 5 loose (well packed) cartridges and 20 each in cartridge cases. Total shipping box weight is 5lbs...
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    05-14-2021, 09:05 AM
    If the gun is truly an original, real black powder only would be how I'd load for it. For modern steel cartridge guns that can handle smokeless, such as a Henry S/S in .45-70, I load AA5744 smokeless powder as it is designed to work in these kind...
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    05-13-2021, 08:55 PM
    9mm and .45-70 - casting 30:1 and 20:1, air cooled, PC'd and water cooled, sized and loaded. No leading, no issues, good accuracy out of a TNW ASR 9mm semi-auto carbine and a Ruger RAPc pistol (W231), and a Henry S/S .45-70 rifle (AA5744).
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    05-12-2021, 05:42 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Match Loads in Black Powder Cartridge
    Dave - Sorry, my post was not directed at you personally, and like your post, was meant to be in fun.
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    05-11-2021, 11:11 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Match Loads in Black Powder Cartridge
    After the last ammo and component drought you didn't stock up, shame on you, your loss. It is what it is.
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    05-07-2021, 10:20 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Drilling a flash hole in Muzzleloading.
    Gotta good shot of both the lock and bbl dimple? If the dimple is in a good spot with regards to the lock's pan, and if you take a ramrod measurement inside the bbl, of where the breech plug face sits with regards to that bbl dimple, it might be...
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    05-06-2021, 08:58 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Drilling a flash hole in Muzzleloading.
    Its not that big a deal to drill a hole for a touch hole liner. You need a drill press. You need a drill bit and tap (the size of each to match the liner you want to install). The diameter of the *threaded* hole is taken into...
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    05-06-2021, 08:07 PM
    Unless the wagon train is surrounded. :)
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    05-06-2021, 04:07 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Powder weight in Black Powder Cartridge
    BP for cartridges, I weigh. BP for muzzleloaders, I measure (volume.)
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    05-05-2021, 08:08 AM
    In the past I've used a wad stack with 60+ grains of 1-1/2f, and 400 grain slicks for 200yd matches with some winning results using a rolling block. My current load is 80.5 grains of 1-1/2f under a .060 LDPE wad, under a 529 grain Jim444530E slick...
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    05-04-2021, 09:25 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Drilling a flash hole in Muzzleloading.
    No matter what, it's a pig in a poke. Best of luck.
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    05-04-2021, 07:48 AM
    Single shots for doing-it-the-old-way simple fun challenge; semi and full auto for deadly serious "fun".
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    05-04-2021, 06:42 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Drilling a flash hole in Muzzleloading.
    Some offshore guns, such as some if not all from India, are shipped without touch holes drilled in order to render them non-operational, non-firearms, for international shipping. Other than that, there is no common sense reason why the gunmaker...
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    05-03-2021, 10:41 AM
    That is an aperture rear sight, a Skinner peep. Since it's a break open, a tang or stock mounted vernier peep (as used on BPCR rifles) would have front and rear sights on two different movable planes ... not so good.
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    05-01-2021, 06:54 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Patch Poppers in Black Powder Cartridge
    A Patch Popper is an Essential part of my game as it saves fiddling time at the line when time is of the essence! I mostly use those Arsenal one-shot throwaway patches that I got many thousands of from Steve before he passed, but Paul's linen...
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    04-30-2021, 08:28 PM
    Eastwood Ford Light Blue and Gloss Clear - Killer duo.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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