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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:25 PM
    Yep, those heel bullets are really the right way to do it. since there's no parallel in the neck if you want to use smokeless you need some way of stopping the bullet. Accurate Molds has a design very similar to this that is probably the best way to...
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    Yesterday, 03:14 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread ball size matters in Muzzleloading.
    You are right about that. I can't remember ever using a pin gauge to check this barrel but it's obviously a bit bigger than any of my other 45s because it's the only one I can load this ball/patch combo into easily. It's just amazing, you give a...
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    Yesterday, 03:10 PM
    Yep, a combination of burn rate charts and Quickload lets me come up with something pretty easily.
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    Yesterday, 02:50 PM
    I know you want verifiable data, I don't have that but I do have an anecdote if that is worth anything. When I started shooting silhouette with a Contender 22 hornet, I too had a pound of 4198 for some reason, and a RCBS 55 gr mould. It didn't take...
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    Yesterday, 07:28 AM
    Got to like results like that! These rifles can be exceptionally accurate if the bores are still in good shape and they get fed good ammo as you have shown. I have never shot mine with smokeless powder, guess I need to try that some day. I agree 777...
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    Yesterday, 07:24 AM
    Thank you for the additional post. That is certainly a rifle worth having. Good luck making ammo for it, that shouldn't be a problem with the tools you have available.
    5 replies | 138 view(s)
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    08-08-2022, 06:53 PM
    Either from laziness or habit, I had always used .440" balls in 45 caliber guns. They worked great in everything except an old single trigger Cherokee I picked up about 10 years ago. No matter what I tried I just couldn't get it to shoot very well....
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    08-08-2022, 06:44 PM
    Yes, single shot. The rounds are too long to feed. I slugged the bore, found out what the groove diameter is, and cut the cases off to the right length to accept a bullet that size. I don't know what the cases are supposed to be, 38mm I suppose, I...
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    08-08-2022, 06:38 PM
    If you want to try different bullets before buying a mold, check out papercartridges.com he has several designs for sale as well as ready to load cartridges for it. The masters of the rifled musket are the N-SSA or north south skirmish association....
    9 replies | 200 view(s)
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    08-08-2022, 06:29 PM
    I would measure the throat and the ID of a fired case and use that to guide you as to what the patched diameter needs to be. The less you can make it bump up the better it will shoot. And if it is about the same length and shape as the original...
    5 replies | 138 view(s)
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    08-07-2022, 06:09 PM
    However much FFg that fits is my load. Bullet is a 350 grain slick paper patched to .433". I think it ends up around 50 grains but it's been a while since I loaded any. Super accurate at any rate and hits to the sights out to 700M.
    17 replies | 382 view(s)
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    08-06-2022, 06:55 PM
    I have been mowing some incredibly rough terrain for the last year using a Hustler Super Z. 25hp Kawasaki engine, 72" cut, I am extremely impressed with it. There's no way a homeowner type mower would hold up to what this machine is getting put...
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    08-05-2022, 07:39 PM
    My rifle won't chamber a cartridge formed from 348, it's too tight right by the rim. If yours will then you are good to go. Used to be, the Lebel cases were considerably cheaper as well but I don't know now.
    17 replies | 382 view(s)
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    08-05-2022, 06:51 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread 10 gauge loads. in Shot Guns
    1 dram = 27.34 grains
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    08-04-2022, 05:17 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread 10 gauge loads. in Shot Guns
    Isn't a standard 10 gauge load 4 drams of powder and 1 1/2 oz shot? And I would use Fg.
    12 replies | 199 view(s)
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    08-04-2022, 05:10 PM
    I use 8x60R Lebel. Just trim and fireform. And as mentioned, got to convert it to centerfire first.
    17 replies | 382 view(s)
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    08-03-2022, 03:21 PM
    bigted replied to a thread 270 Winchester in Cast Boolits
    I also am on the path of lead and my new Winchester M-70 lightweight with the snable forend. So far I have used the Lee 130ish boolit. I powdercoat them but honestly have not devoted the time with load developement to wring them out yet. ...
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    08-02-2022, 06:26 AM
    https://www.tumbleweedsrifles.com/ is his shop.
    3 replies | 202 view(s)
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    08-01-2022, 08:46 PM
    Mark Pharr over in Round Rock knows his stuff. Still pretty far from West Texas though.
    3 replies | 202 view(s)
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    08-01-2022, 05:53 AM
    You are thinking of 303 Guy but what you propose will work. 7mm is great for patching as you can use normal 270 bullets and just wrap them. A little JB bore paste used as patch lube will speed up the process. The more you shoot the better the barrel...
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    07-29-2022, 07:26 AM
    I have drilled and plugged them and it works fine. The sleeve idea works also if you don't have to have that part of the barrel the same size as it was. I have been saying for years that a pump action AR would be the way to go, especially for us...
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    07-28-2022, 06:24 PM
    Your first post said you ordered a .373" throating reamer. I hope that is not the case, you want a .376" throating reamer then run it in as far as you think to fit your round. Weatherby spec might be .373" long, but not the diameter. Hopefully your...
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    07-25-2022, 03:47 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Duplex loads in Black Powder Cartridge
    4227 and 10B101 (equivalent to blue dot) are my go-to duplex powders any more. Faster gives pressure spikes and slower doesn't do what you want it to do.
    61 replies | 5877 view(s)
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    07-24-2022, 07:32 PM
    Since it hasn't been mentioned, I like Fluid Film. Hard to beat sheep grease! And it's fairly cheap.
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    07-23-2022, 04:51 PM
    I'd been reading about this. Supposed to strike on Monday. If they do for very long it will certainly change the lives of most people in this country.
    6 replies | 364 view(s)
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    07-22-2022, 09:42 AM
    My thoughts exactly. No way to lengthen the delay.
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    07-21-2022, 05:54 PM
    The guy you need to talk to is Robert Hoyt in Fairfield PA. He is set up to do all manner of interesting things to Trapdoor rifles.
    11 replies | 355 view(s)
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    07-21-2022, 05:49 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Rodents and wiring in Prepper Talk
    Tell him if he is going to be a jerk and kill the cat he has to fill in and do it's job too.
    30 replies | 388 view(s)
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    07-21-2022, 07:36 AM
    A creative person who has tools can keep themselves entertained endlessly! Good work.
    6 replies | 439 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