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    Yesterday, 08:41 AM
    didnt work for me - needs to release the pressure from that carrier spring as well. I used a pair of vicegrips with a leather padded jaw to compress the carrier spring (couldnt get the screw out as I didnt have the 90 degree driver bit) would not...
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    11-26-2021, 06:29 PM
    you have two springs leaning on that screw 1) pin the hammer spring 2) slacken the screw up under the top tang that holds the lifter spring parts no longer under tension life gets easy!! likely gonna need a decent 90 degree angle screwdriver...
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    11-26-2021, 12:07 PM
    yeah correct but .........................................nuthin is impossible to the willing student. The post hole gun I blew did surprise me a lot - long time ago and I dont have a picture - a later experiment we were doing an ag blasting...
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    11-26-2021, 11:46 AM
    sgrs is ..? ..............................?
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    11-26-2021, 03:15 AM
    that might have been Sam Fadala I think the theory about doesnt matter how much powder might hold up (might !!!!) where there is only a single projectile - I blew the nipple (and shredded where it was welded in) on a post hole gun, with a half...
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    11-25-2021, 10:37 PM
    you guys will think I am mad but I would feel much safer firing that barrel (after a thorough inspection of course) with a normal load before than after it survived the double charge "proof" test .
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    11-25-2021, 10:16 PM
    VP havent got much proper side by side info. once I figured I was in the ballpark I quit doing that - have five kg of that 5FA stashed - bear in mind it is considerably finer than FFFg used to be, and that old Goex was darn good powder, we always...
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    11-25-2021, 06:30 AM
    That goex is old - early 1990's - a whisker less dense than wano and 2 whiskers less than swiss from what I been told (never shot swiss so just going on rumour)
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    11-25-2021, 03:04 AM
    ok test measure my lab measuring cylinder holds 322 ml of water brimful (bigger the measure less margin for error I reckon) I had this thing and I know its quality equipment. so full up, vibrated down by hand until the column stopped moving =...
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    11-24-2021, 06:37 PM
    Tim that 1:48 will shoot minies just fine (and patched ball if you keep the lid on velocity) but ya know what If I was a builder of quality traditional style flinters - I could not do what your buddy wants - I would hate that thing the whole...
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    11-24-2021, 06:28 PM
    thanks for the clarification - I believe I will continue on my present path - comparison to commercial is simple and easy - my puck process would be almost impossible to accurately measure and a PITA to boot. Main focus has always been consistent...
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    11-24-2021, 08:25 AM
    the caveat here is "shooting qualities in the Enfield Rifle" ....= ...58 calibre using a heavy minie. the grade by my reckoning is a Fg - FFg combo (Swiss one and a half maybe???) I have questions around the density numbers you boys are using -...
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    11-24-2021, 12:46 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread My oldest son's day! in Leverguns
    Jeez man be happy ! one shot + dead deer = kid grinning -----did he get lucky ? only one person knows that fer sure ....If it was me did that shot and meant it there would be a plastic plate posted here tomorrow with five .348cal holes in it and an...
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    11-22-2021, 08:55 PM
    I struggled (a lot) cutting / trying to drill the magazine tube hole in forends for winchesters (hard local wood rather than walnut did not help!) so I ended up with a couple of short forend rifles - (which I quite like). Got a mill drill a few...
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    11-21-2021, 08:10 AM
    I'm using willow thats been down a while (two , three years or more) but I only use sound wood - dunno what happens it but that light soft styrofoam stuff gets thrown out - looks like some kind of dry rot / fungal degeneration - easy enough to spot...
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    11-16-2021, 05:27 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Percussion caps in Muzzleloading.
    so is this the actual primer compound or just a cement to hold it in the cup ????? thanks
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    11-16-2021, 05:18 PM
    wondered why ? cuz I am frugal and its what I had / could find easy - first I scoured the workshop, then the junk heap, "borrowed" a couple items from the kitchen, paid actual cash money for a couple screens from the two dollar shop (misleading...
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    11-16-2021, 05:32 AM
    of course its better ---why not? My process is similarly stringent as yours - different screen numbers and I dont stack the screens - shake it through em one at the time ..................
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    11-15-2021, 06:17 PM
    thats ok but sounded a lot like you were tellin us to take this discussion someplace else ? I figure there is plenty of wiggle room here - the powder making thing has been done and dusted since about page 75 really - a bit of useful stuff over the...
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    11-15-2021, 06:19 AM
    :castmine: when and where I like
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    11-15-2021, 06:17 AM
    I'd proly give it a higher number - say a 32 inch barrel - we short start it a couple inches (slug gun already has a false muzzle) so 30inches compressed down to almost nothing - the slug is a neat fit and greased so its like a cork or a well...
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    11-13-2021, 08:28 PM
    I have farmed all my life - accidents happen when guys get tired or in too much hurry - so we see machinery "accidents" (the result of careless hurried effort) in the later stages of harvest and seeding more than at the start when everyone is fresh....
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    11-13-2021, 05:34 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread My Big Winchester '86 in Leverguns
    In all the years of owning winchester levers (1963 till now) I have replaced one broken extractor on an original and one on a Rossi 92, both came to me broken .......lucky? ....maybe maybe not -- we live in a dry, gun friendly, climate and I look...
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    11-11-2021, 08:04 PM
    getting compressed air to 360 degrees to light the powder would be a stretch I reckon but generating enough compression to fire combustible oil or grease ? proly not difficult with the nipple blocked .
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    11-11-2021, 07:57 PM
    1) shoot a round ball gun:smile: 2) make dang sure the nipple is clear before you load - we used to be able to blow down bore but thats illegal on the range now - can still do it with a blow tube though 3) ram slow - if the nipple is clear and ya...
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    11-10-2021, 07:52 PM
    Its not the powder "impact sensitive" - there is something else going on with these pre igniting slug guns - I proposed diesel ignition from lube in the barrel - but they laughed at me - still say why not - shooter (inadvertantly) leaves a fired cap...
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    11-09-2021, 08:37 PM
    only did the alcohol, thing once used 50/50 but it was pressed pucks - could smell the metho coming off that powder when I loaded it in the cases - nice velocities at first - but after a month or so in storage - the next lot we loaded, the grains...
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    11-09-2021, 08:07 PM
    a different take (for hunting) where does the first shot go? clean cold barrel shot is the money shot - then two quick follow up shots - whats that look like ? Who gets to fire ten properly aimed shots hunting ? helicopter hog cullers ---is...
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    11-09-2021, 07:44 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread My Big Winchester '86 in Leverguns
    In defense of Wallace (who I can assure you dont need any defense help from me) 1) whats wrong with the factory picture ? 2) the sight - yeah well maybe he has one sight that swaps to a couple of rifles - it be silly to disturb yr zero setting...
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    11-09-2021, 08:58 AM
    just an opinion here - I reckon consistent pressure shot to shot more important than whatever pressure ....................
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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