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  • bigted's Avatar
    Today, 11:03 AM
    Thought occurred to me the other day. If the gas system were disabled on the AR 15 rifle and a bolt handle added to the bolt ... would the action stay closed and locked up upon firing ? Does anybody see a reason for NOT trying to make the AR...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:30 AM
    For what people seem to think a TC lock is worth, you can buy a L&R RPL lock with flat springs that works a lot better and will almost be a drop in.
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  • bigted's Avatar
    09-26-2021, 08:48 PM
    Sounds to me that in my Encore the max is the choice. When I get ready ... IF ... the legend will be the AR choice. Thanks fella's. I assumed as much. The Legend ... is it really .355 or do I read that incorrectly?
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    09-26-2021, 08:36 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread 357/44 Bobcat in Single Shot Guns
    If you want to sell those dies I want to buy them. A buddy has one of those Bobcat revolvers and really wants to be able to shoot it. We've been trying to find a die set for many years now, they're pretty rare. Does the TC chamber you have use the...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    09-24-2021, 09:31 AM
    I usually shoot mine with any old 32 H&R or 32-20 bullet and a full case of black powder. Really works well and considerably more powerful than any smokeless load within the pressure limits of the revolver. BTW, has anybody noticed how expensive...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    09-21-2021, 11:56 AM
    What he said. Every one I've seen was different. And of course it depends on what bullet you want to use as well.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    09-21-2021, 11:53 AM
    That's what I did for my wife's old Sheridan. The Mac1 kit and tool isn't very expensive and the guns are super easy to work on. It works good as new now!
    7 replies | 245 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    09-21-2021, 11:49 AM
    I did that with a Remington #4. Soldered in a plug to fill the block then re cut a new hole for the pin. Made a pin to fit. Relined the barrel so it has normal dimensions and chambered it for 32 H&R mag, which is only ever loaded with black powder....
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  • bigted's Avatar
    09-17-2021, 07:32 PM
    Not having either of these I am curious if there is any real world difference between the Max and the Legend. About to yank the trigger on getting one or the other. My Encore is the primary rifle to play with but I really would like opinions on...
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    09-15-2021, 07:25 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread Musket caps in Muzzleloading.
    I made one, just scaled up the design on the regular tap o cap. It works just fine, and with the greater amount of priming mixture in the musket caps is always sure fire. I do think that if a person had an automated lathe it would be a good product...
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    09-14-2021, 08:04 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread Volunteer for sale in Muzzleloading.
    That's the one! Right there. You do have quite the nice gun collection.
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    09-13-2021, 08:14 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Volunteer for sale in Muzzleloading.
    If it was the one I'm thinking of, the seller was a bit less than honest. He advertised it as a Parker Hale, but wouldn't answer my question of if it had British proof marks. Then after a few exchanges he finally admitted it said made in Italy on...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    09-13-2021, 08:08 PM
    Works OK with Accurate 3100 which is about the same thing. Uses a lot of powder for not much velocity but it shoots fine.
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    09-13-2021, 03:36 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Volunteer for sale in Muzzleloading.
    Holy thread revival! Looking back now, only 6 years later, that $1200 rifle would have been a real deal. Oh well, still don't have one yet.
    30 replies | 4113 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    09-13-2021, 02:15 PM
    Not a lot of point to going very heavy, and you're twist rate limited if you go too long. It still has to feed through the action and have some room left for gunpowder in the case. Now a TC Contender, that's another matter but not in the Marlin.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    09-13-2021, 06:24 AM
    check out the accuratemolds.com catalog. He has a couple of designs for that rifle. Hang on tight, it's gonna kick a bit.
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    09-12-2021, 08:48 PM
    I had a lot of cases split when trying to fireform them up to 416 Taylor. I finally gave up on that and made a set of expander mandrels to go up one caliber step at a time, and annealed the cases in between steps. That did the trick and I didn't...
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    09-12-2021, 02:00 PM
    Good on you for taking that project on. I love seeing people build their own stuff, the way they want it to be.
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    09-10-2021, 06:26 PM
    In a way this sort of applies... Recently some customers have been getting me to build smokeless muzzleloaders based on modern bolt action rifles. Not my thing, but it pays the bills. They want to shoot thin jacketed bullets at bore diameter which...
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    09-05-2021, 09:01 PM
    You might check out Kenny Wasserberger's one mile black powder match. Held once a year on his ranch in Wyoming, you get 10 tries to hit a full size buffalo target at a mile with your BP rifle. Subsonic, and long range. The good shooters connect with...
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    09-05-2021, 08:50 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread powder components in Muzzleloading.
    Yep, great guy! And has tractor manuals if you're into those as well.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    09-05-2021, 08:46 PM
    Bullets are too big to start with. Need to be bore diameter +.001 for smokeless, and under bore diameter minus the patch for black. Better to get a dedicated mould, or make one as above.
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    09-05-2021, 07:28 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread powder components in Muzzleloading.
    ihaveadotcom.com Is where I get all my powder stuff.
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    09-04-2021, 09:14 PM
    Perhaps this would be a good read? https://www.walmart.com/ip/The-Destroying-Angel-Paperback-9781719857277/203088388?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=972
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    09-04-2021, 09:06 PM
    That boolit water quenched and sized to .357" is all I use in my M&P, and it loves them. Having a 6 cavity mould makes it a joy to produce projectiles for the pistol. BTW, Accurate #5 is my powder of choice for them. Full factory ballistics with no...
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    09-04-2021, 08:58 PM
    MSC has heaps of them. https://www.mscdirect.com/browse/tn/?searchAheadTerm=feeler+gauge&searchAhead=true&searchterm=feeler+gauge+set&hdrsrh=true&typahddsp=feeler+gauge+set&tg=Suggested+Keywords
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    09-04-2021, 08:53 PM
    I would think that any bullet that works well for black powder silhouette could be loaded just a bit lighter to be subsonic and be quite effective way out there. My 40-65 has a muzzle velocity around 1250 fps and smacks the 1100 yard ram at...
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    08-31-2021, 09:00 AM
    You have to drill and ream the pin holes before you cut the barrel off.
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    08-31-2021, 07:23 AM
    No need to with Red Dot. You can tip the muzzle up before the shot but it didn't seem to matter.
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    08-30-2021, 08:19 PM
    I really tried to make it work for about a year but most times I'd have about 50% flash in the pan. The vent hole is in the right place, cut by the line of the top of the pan, but the pan was so shallow that it was very close to the vent on that...
    12 replies | 433 view(s)
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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