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  • Maven's Avatar
    09-25-2021, 06:09 PM
    Exactly Pressman! Ergo they are a weight standard from which we derive the other, more common meaning.
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    09-25-2021, 03:37 PM
    Re those "little lead squares". Aren't those called scruples and used to adjust various beam balance scales? As an aside, my parents were pharmacists and I have a complete set of their brass and square weights (not lead though) with which I set my...
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    09-20-2021, 06:27 PM
    Maven replied to a thread TC Maxi-Ball Accuracy in Muzzleloading.
    Sixgun and Trippel, Thanks! Btw, I was shooting my cap and ball revolver today and using .45cal. wads. They really work well to control bore fouling even with the Pyrodex P I was using (mostly to use it up!).
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    09-20-2021, 02:32 PM
    Maven replied to a thread TC Maxi-Ball Accuracy in Muzzleloading.
    Trippel...., Take a look at RMC/Ox Yoke products for lubed wads: https://rmcoxyoke.com/product/ox-yoke-originals-wonder-wads-pretreated/ And I just have to put in my oar about Maxi-Balls v. REAL's. To wit, I don't think there's an intrinsic...
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    09-13-2021, 06:09 PM
    I have a Marlin #336 .45-70 with a 4x scope. I'd certainly be up for 50 or 100 yd. competition with either a Lee 405 HB CB or a ~465 gr. FPPB one from a LBT mould.
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    09-13-2021, 09:31 AM
    Maven replied to a thread Beat The drum in Muzzleloading.
    I think I'd contact Deer Creek in Waldron, IL as they usually have a large inventory of CVA parts.
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    09-02-2021, 06:20 PM
    Keep it away from Mike!
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    08-30-2021, 01:53 PM
    Nobade, Smoothbores can be deadly accurate even without a rear sight, which I don't consider cheating. Here's a recent set of targets fired @ 50 yd.from my GRF 20ga. trade gun, using a patched RB, but varying powder charges. Btw, my gun has no...
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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
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