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    10-04-2022, 08:00 PM
    That’s why I stand up all mine on a silicone pad. If they have too small of a diameter, I often just use gas checks and LLA.
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    10-04-2022, 07:47 PM
    It wouldn’t be hard to remove the place on the mold that makes the gas check diameter, if you have access to a lathe. It could probably be done with a good drill press too.
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    10-04-2022, 01:40 AM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread We are fortunate in Cast Boolits
    You’re right, casting our own does give us a big range of options. Also, you don’t have to worry about the boolits you want being out of stock for who knows how long.
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    10-04-2022, 01:34 AM
    I shoot them all the time in my 45/70, but don’t keep track of the accuracy of that gun these days. If you are looking for best accuracy, go with the gas checks.
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    10-04-2022, 01:29 AM
    Imashoter2 is right, there here are a lot of variables involved. I’m sure some members will share their experiences and theories here. I water quench only because I can get undistorted boolits all the time, casting at a fast pace. When I use the...
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    10-04-2022, 01:19 AM
    If you want it for hunting and firewood, I’d just let it grow as it wants. Nature tends to be pretty efficient when left alone. If you are looking to harvest quality logs someday, you’ll need a different strategy depending on what you have growing...
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    10-04-2022, 01:05 AM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread Where to start in Muzzleloading.
    A mentor standing next to you would be great, but if you canít find one, youíll get a lot of good advice here. Welcome to muzzle loading!
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    10-04-2022, 12:52 AM
    Is the original bluing in good shape after all that, or will you need to reblue it?
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    10-02-2022, 05:11 PM
    Most former military rounds like 303, 30/06, 308, etc, are all suitable for hunting medium game. One might argue, that for some of the biggest animals in Africa, more power would make it easier. However historically, many big beasts have been take...
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    10-02-2022, 04:19 PM
    I’ve heard about that before in different areas. Bottleneck cases are presumed higher pressure guns and the projectiles could have a longer range. It makes sense to me if you can shoot a slug through a 12ga rifled barrel with a scope, why shouldn’t...
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    10-02-2022, 04:08 PM
    I spray mine with Ballistol and then put them in a couple of Tupperware type boxes. I’ll leave the handles on unless I’m going to use a mold that needs a pair of handles. When going to use one, I first spray them down with carb cleaner and then...
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    10-02-2022, 03:12 PM
    Keep up the good work. It looks like you will soon have a couple of nice guns. Keep the updates and pictures coming. Have you decided what kind of finish you will use when you get them all cleaned up?
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    10-02-2022, 10:22 AM
    I once used Bisquisk a lot. One of my of the recipes with it my friends enjoyed was pineapple upside down cake. If milk bothers people, using water instead, won’t make a big difference in the taste with all that cheese.
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    10-02-2022, 09:49 AM
    I have the Lee tester. I always wished I had spent the money (about twice the price) for one of the other types. I cut a hole in a clear plastic cup. That helped, but I don’t have that much confidence in the readings I get. Over here, I haven’t been...
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    10-02-2022, 09:36 AM
    To each his own. It’s not my taste but if brings pleasure to its owner, that’s what it is all about. I’ve always been into restoring old guns, however my son enjoys painting them up. Luckily, he only does it to modern AR types. I better never see my...
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    09-30-2022, 05:00 PM
    The webcams they have all over today are great.
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    09-30-2022, 04:56 PM
    Depending on how bad the fouling is, you may want to try some fire lapping with fine grit. Checking each time how much is being removed.
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    09-30-2022, 04:50 PM
    I size most of mine after PCing them. That’s when I add the gas check if using one. It could be a few hours or weeks. I’ve found PC boolits are very forgiving about things like that.
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    09-30-2022, 03:53 PM
    So where can you find a tool chest on wheels like, without paying an arm and leg for it?
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    09-30-2022, 03:44 PM
    Most new tools and equipment are let downs from the old made in USA stuff!
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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