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  • ChrisPer's Avatar
    06-11-2021, 08:46 PM
    Thanks for those research links HighUintas!
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    05-25-2021, 09:37 AM
    The vacuum pump is an interesting idea. I once got a fridge compressor going using plastic bags, trying to dehydrate some books that got wet. The idea might have been good but my execution sucked. I did discover that those thick, strong plastic bags...
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    05-24-2021, 07:28 AM
    Yes. For example, Kynoch used to actually load boxed commercial ammo for BP proved big game rifles labelled Nitro for Black. I have been using 85gn AR2213SC, with a 300gn hollow point, in the case that was made for 110gn BP but cannot fit that...
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    05-22-2021, 12:19 AM
    VERY interesting indeed. I wish to offer a piece of perspective on pressure, as it applied to black powder cartridges. Mr Graeme Wright did a great many years of research and actual pressure testing, which is written up in his book 'Shooting the...
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    05-17-2021, 07:14 PM
    I wonder if the commercial powder is more strongly cleaned of the fines when it is polished before adding graphite; perhaps they use air blast as well as screening, and possibly the stickiness for adding the graphite may also bind a tiny remaining...
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    05-17-2021, 08:10 AM
    I used my <100 mesh as priming and my 4F as 21gn charges in Flint Pistol yesterday. Shot passably well; all shots away in time, and good quick lock-time. Had a few flash in the pan for one shot, I think the patent breech is not well enough cleaned...
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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