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  • indian joe's Avatar
    Today, 01:42 AM
    Common with old CVA's too if the lock plate is a neat fit to the nipple its a little tricky getting the barrel back - take the lock out otherwise you are putting pressure on something as you cam the barrel back into place.
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    Today, 01:34 AM
    That would have been my thoughts except that I shoot a couple of flintlocks need good ignition for that game ---- but for cartridge guns and caplocks - hows about 80-13-7 ? proly about as far as this can be pushed?
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    Today, 01:16 AM
    Bob I do have some hercules RE7 in an original can - if you still need a pic ? gimme a few hours to go find it Red Dot ? I believe a full case of red dot in the 375 BB would be a life ending experience (the gun for sure, yours maybe)
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    09-18-2021, 07:07 PM
    Thats a longwinded workaround for not loading it properly in the first place - when you drop the powder charge down - hold the gun upright and give it several slaps on the cheek with open hand right close to the lockplate - that will settle the...
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    09-18-2021, 06:49 PM
    sulphur regulates ignition temperature - increase sulphur makes flintlock priming powder catch easier (dont know by how much but "they" say it works) lower sulphur should work in a capgun or cartridge. FWIW I reckon there is more to be gained from...
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    09-18-2021, 06:37 PM
    did you weigh your charge? Swiss weighs heavy (the rumor says) If you only measured by volume you proly already beat Swiss
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    09-18-2021, 02:35 AM
    Its a cheap junky lock - yeah it will work (for a while) - if you could find an old CVA lock with the bridle inside to support the tumbler - would be a major improvement - you are shooting it ok - noobie with an open sighted gun thats not working...
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    09-18-2021, 02:30 AM
    this too - check that hammer cup after every shot
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    09-05-2021, 06:58 PM
    local fertiliser store - 55pound bag of tech grade K for $43 ............................
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    09-05-2021, 06:35 PM
    Randy I didnt say they (tang sights) are not effective - I have a couple (that I built myself) - windage, vernier staff, hadley cup on one - sure they are effective - but that is for target shooting, On my 76 Uberti made the sight - picked the...
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    09-05-2021, 06:19 PM
    I used to know Standard Deviation but had no use for stuff like that for many years - I do simple stuff these days - Extreme spread for a string is all - have got that under ten FPS --- a quickie sample of a SD calculator says SD of 2.5 for one of...
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    09-03-2021, 10:58 PM
    Sixgun you are right on with all of this and I bet the Hawken boys did what they did because they didnt know any better at the time OR maybe all those old guys were skinflints on powder - 48 twist works fine until you start to stoke the fire some. ...
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    09-03-2021, 10:38 PM
    Ed you and your mate are the ones wrong (VERY) wrong - the fact you (and others) have figured how to make a compromise twist perform well does not alter the fact that its a compromise and a 1/48 is a poor choice for a larger roundball (50 cal up)...
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    09-03-2021, 10:25 PM
    should add - the way back days was ungraphited goex (still have a little of it from what was a considerable stash) - I only came in on the HM at about page 60 of this thread.
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    09-03-2021, 11:18 AM
    taint broke dont fix it!!! I have shot ungraphited powder for 30 years - it runs a little slower, need to be a little more organised filling a measure, I have had zero problems with moisture absorbtion - I doubt you gain consistency (have shot...
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    09-03-2021, 11:09 AM
    Absolutely nothing wrong with the williams for a hunting sight - had one on my 348 over twenty years and its never been a problem - tang sights on a lever gun are a PITA for field shooting
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    09-03-2021, 11:02 AM
    My Browning 71 gets a CBE 225 Gascheck + 56 grains Winchester 760 = chrono 2350 FPS - its a good load for a tough old boar pig - tried the hornady 200grain J boolit but too fragile up close .
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    09-01-2021, 08:24 PM
    A quality (windage adjustable) tang sight for a target rifle Reciever mounted peep for hunting. I have a marbles as well - it sits between the two - works ok - looks kinda cool .....But .....on a lever gun, has the disadvantages of both, while...
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    08-28-2021, 09:38 PM
    hmmm not a gun writer here but didnt pay attention to the op !!!!!!
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    08-28-2021, 04:57 AM
    sooo .....magnum primers for blackpowder never made sense to me (because of how easy the stuff is to light) it seemed to me was a fad/phase that we shot our way through a couple of decades ago - rears its head now and again (likely based on someone...
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    08-26-2021, 06:51 PM
    I think it (overpowder wad) only matters when we are trying to squeeze the last little bit out of a blackpowder load (either accuracy OR velocity) also think a solid well fitted wad helps some with fouling in the end let the target talk -...
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    08-23-2021, 10:00 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread Cva .58 cal in Muzzleloading.
    Nothing more versatile to load for than a CVA - pipsqueak loads up to full house - accurate all the way! They might have missed some on quality (locks and woodwork) but the geometry of their rifling - they absolutely nailed it.
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    08-23-2021, 09:54 AM
    My press frame is handmade to fit the jack (20 ton truck jack) and dies all off the farm scrap heap base is a piece of 5 inch hot rolled channel, uprights are 4 pcs 2" x 1/2" flat top plate is 3" channel - some heavy welding - a couple hours...
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    08-23-2021, 09:46 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread .357 777, or pyrodex in Leverguns
    sell the pyrojunk to somebody you dont like .
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    08-22-2021, 06:56 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Cva .58 cal in Muzzleloading.
    A gunmag writeup on the 54 calibre Big Bore Mountain Rifle is what sent me down the muzzleloader path 30 some years ago .."gonna get me on of them" well I never saw one in the flesh - I been shooting CVA's ever since - still have a couple 54 cal...
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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