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  • Deadeye Bly's Avatar
    07-03-2022, 08:26 PM
    I think the 1879 sight would be a better hunting sight with a taller front blade. The Buffington would need to stand up for hunting unless a very tall front blade was used making it subject to getting knocked about.
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    06-12-2022, 09:38 PM
    The bore of your trapdoor is most likely .450". The groove diameter is most likely between .460" and .462". The nose of the 500 grain bullet is too large for the bore. Use fairly soft lead so the bullets can bump up to seal the rifling or shoot a...
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Retired machine and fabrication shop manager. Navy veteran.
Stephens City, VA
Shooting, working on old guns, Maynards


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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