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    Today, 10:15 AM
    Just use Dutch's lube, and don't dry the patches.
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    05-11-2021, 01:46 PM
    I'm thinking alternative building may gain. Straw bale houses, cinder block, adobe. Fake wood for the decks.
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    05-09-2021, 10:44 AM
    You shouldn't need a gas check in a .45-70. Find a bullet that slips into a fired unsized case with slight resistance, that should be the right size. I used to shoot a 500 gr. bullet with excellent accuracy in mine
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    05-09-2021, 10:42 AM
    For 1300 fps you need around 11 Bn.
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    05-09-2021, 10:37 AM
    I used to really enjoy snorkeling the Keys.
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    05-07-2021, 01:12 PM
    I keep some 1/4 X 28 stainless all-thread in the shop to make vents if needed. I don't mind installing a vent that somewhat over laps the breech plug. The drill will make some clearance on the face. I then unbreech the barrel, and smooth the...
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    05-07-2021, 01:02 PM
    The older we get, the smarter we get.
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    05-06-2021, 12:09 PM
    I would specify a MUZZLELOADER gunsmith. Many modern gun mechanics are not that familiar with them. You want someone who knows where to put the vent.
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    05-06-2021, 12:03 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread T/C Hawken service in Muzzleloading.
    Degrease the mechanism, and use reverse electrolysis to remove the rust. Reducing pressure on the spring is the correct route, You may even want to thin it. I have no idea why they make the spring so strong. I personally detest set triggers, and...
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    05-06-2021, 11:53 AM
    Nearly 40 years ago, I got stiffed by Monte Montana,Jr. Wild West Show. I called his lawyer, was told to get in line with other creditors. Still waiting.
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    05-06-2021, 11:49 AM
    I still occasionally go to the library, and consult the Thomas Catalog. It's actually multiple books, filling several shelves. The catalog lists the business information of every company in the US, along with the owner, CEO, and other top officials....
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    05-05-2021, 12:36 PM
    I agree, don't care for the threads on the White Lightening, although the tap isn't all that hard to come by. They were popularized by the eastern cult. They work no better than a standard 1/4 X 28 vent. Another point on that. Vents DO wear out....
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    05-05-2021, 12:25 PM
    I get daily real estate listings. There are some reasonably priced properties in the Lemon, S.D. area. If you want cheap and dry, look at Glasgow, Montana. Only problem is, you are a LONG way from anything resembling a real town.
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    05-03-2021, 11:30 AM
    Good job. too many are afraid to tackle a plank build. I find them easy to do, and you can make them as you like. Too many kits have sloppy inletting, or the lock mortise out of place. I've not done a Kibler kit, but they apparently have such good...
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    05-03-2021, 11:27 AM
    I use artist acrylic paint.
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    05-01-2021, 11:52 AM
    Have you read the muzzleloading shotgun sticky in this topic? To me, what you have now is not a good pattern.
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    05-01-2021, 11:48 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread No Water in Our Town
    I was advised that if you have to go to an old well that hadn't been pumped from for quite awhile, to dump in a gallon of bleach, then let the water run for 24 hours to clean the system.
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    05-01-2021, 11:46 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Hernia surgery in Our Town
    I had one done when I was a young kid, and another when I was in my 20's. Very little pain, and no bruising at all. What the heck are they doing to cause bruising?
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    04-30-2021, 11:23 AM
    If you're going to make an omelette, you need to break a few eggs.
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    04-29-2021, 12:07 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Hyundai car title in Our Town
    I ran onto something similar this winter. I bought a car around Jan. 6, and kept waiting for the title to arrive. I was getting close to the expiration of the temporary tag, so started making phone calls. It turned out that although the dealer sent...
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    04-28-2021, 12:34 PM
    I do the same, works great, easy and quick to do. I drilled a piece of steel round stock to the proper diameter, hardened it, and can put in a cartridge and file the point in seconds.
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    04-26-2021, 02:44 PM
    Shouldn't ever sell those CVA rifles short or take them for granted. They look pretty nice and shoot even nicer!
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    04-26-2021, 02:40 PM
    The Crockett is a fantastic small game rifle that has given me sub 1" groups at 50 yards using the fixed iron sights. And, Dennis, Your rifle hs that same super accuracy - you are a very fine shot, too. I found 20 to 30 grains of 3F give about the...
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    04-26-2021, 02:31 PM
    Cast .350" or buckshot will work just fine. While I've mostly used a .32 for squirrels my favorite is now a .36. The .36 should be used either for head shots or mid body shots; too much damage if the hindquarters or shoulder area is hit. My .32...
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    04-26-2021, 02:11 PM
    I've had a rifle for around 55 years that came with a cheapo .435" mold. It did fine with those cast balls. Later I got a .440" mold and it loaded fine with a thin patch and shot with very good accuracy. I also recommend Lee molds as Lyman (I...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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