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Black Powder Shooting / Re: Question about scrap lead
« Last post by HelmutKutz on Today at 06:46:05 PM »
Yes the zinc will contaminate the lead indeed.
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Black Powder Shooting / Re: Double balling
« Last post by HelmutKutz on Today at 06:44:52 PM »
In every state I've hunted in a double ball is illegal; one projectile only is legal.  A dbl ball load does not seem to be a consistent performer and is therefore not my cup of tea.  Anyone who tries a double ball should understand the risk and act accordingly.

Herb, that's a beautiful little .40 you built for her.

I question to that which you base the statement of inconsistent performance upon. I have witnessed many double and triple ball loads as well as buck and ball loads print very consistent patterns. The loads must be tuned according to each gun. It is not uncommon to obtain triple ball groups of 200mm at 60m from a smoothbore and less from double ball in a rifle. Where permitted, these are excellent for dangerous game like boar.
HK
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Accoutrements / Re: Horn W/Patch/Tow/?? Box
« Last post by smokinbuck on Today at 06:10:51 PM »
Tim,
Great job on an unusual horn. I have a flat "ball" horn with a cap compartment built into it. I'll bring it to Canters Cave if you're going to be there.
Mark
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Gun Building / Re: graver lube
« Last post by Metalshaper on Today at 06:04:49 PM »
Dave,

 No I meant planishing.. In the Colonial Williamsburg video.. I'm sure Wallace hammered on the sheet of cast brass, he used to make his side plates and such?

Yep just checked to make sure I wasn't blowin smoke.. about 34 minutes in he's casting parts and makes the cast sheet brass.. and then hammers and anneals it
several times...  <Uses a flatter with his assistant hammering ..>

Respect Always
Metalshaper/Jonathan

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Accoutrements / Re: Horn W/Patch/Tow/?? Box
« Last post by Smokey Plainsman on Today at 05:38:43 PM »
Looks very good but an awfully large container compared to the rest of the horn, I'd have done the tow section a bit smaller.
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Black Powder Shooting / Re: Elk Hunting....Opinions Needed
« Last post by OldMtnMan on Today at 05:37:24 PM »
I live at 8000ft. I call that winter range. Our elk during muzzleloader season are at 11,000-12,000ft. Try that solo hunting when you're an old fart.
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Gun Building / Re: Williamsburg bronze cannon pour
« Last post by shifty on Today at 05:32:24 PM »
How big is the barrel?

     I think it is a 3-pounder about a 41" long barrel weigh some where around 200 lbs.
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Antique Gun Collecting / Re: New pics
« Last post by Shreckmeister on Today at 05:28:03 PM »
I really like the patchbox and horn nose cap on the rifle.  Great signature too.  Thanks for reposting.
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Black Powder Shooting / Re: Rice's .32 barrels
« Last post by Eric Krewson on Today at 05:24:28 PM »
I shoot .310s in my Rice 46" barrel, with a .012 patch they load very easily so I am sure a .315 would work OK.
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Black Powder Shooting / Re: Question about scrap lead
« Last post by Eric Krewson on Today at 05:21:30 PM »
I understand zinc fumes are bad business, I would either pull or knock them out or cut the edges off where they are located.
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