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Items for Sale/Wanted / Re: Black and Red Trade Blanket Gun Socks
« Last post by Gaeckle on Today at 08:03:53 AM »
Sent you a PM
Items for Sale/Wanted / Re: FS Sheet Brass .040 & .050
« Last post by Ed/WV on Today at 06:37:30 AM »
I have no idea. This is some left over pieces from a 36x96 sheets we used to get back in the old days.
Antique Gun Collecting / Re: William Shener
« Last post by Ky-Flinter on Today at 06:24:54 AM »
A search here on ALR turned up this thread.....

Black Powder Shooting / Re: Shooting sight aid
« Last post by Daryl on Today at 06:22:31 AM »
What do women's myopia glasses have to do with this thread?
Items for Sale/Wanted / Re: FS Sheet Brass .040 & .050
« Last post by smokepole45cal on Today at 06:20:17 AM »
How much bronze is in this?
Black Powder Shooting / Re: Squirrel rifle calibers
« Last post by Daryl on Today at 06:19:11 AM »
The only muzzleloading rifle I have used on squirrels, is my .69. :o
Of course,  a 2 bore might be better yet.

Black Powder Shooting / Re: Amount of powder to prime pan with.
« Last post by Daryl on Today at 06:15:04 AM »
I use a full pan, on all 3 of my flinters. I like the gun to go off every time the pan does.
No flashes in the pan - if the gun is loaded. ::)
Black Powder Shooting / Re: Bear Hunt Gone BAD
« Last post by Daryl on Today at 06:12:51 AM »
Well, any bear that high up is likely only a 3 year old. Good eating, but still a youngster.
Not what I would call fair game. When guiding, we called them 2-footers.
Black Powder Shooting / Re: Patch Material
« Last post by Daryl on Today at 06:09:15 AM »
I am trying to find the most accurate load for a rifle that I recently built. The barrel on the rifle is a re-used old Ithaca Hawken barrel. When I mic it across the grooves I get .515. Across the lands .495.
Any suggestions are most welcome. I have tried .490 ball with .10 and .18 patching. With mediocre results. It also likes higher powder charges...I have found 90 grn. FFFg to work the best with the above stated combo. Additionally this might sound crazy, but has anyone used denim from old jeans before?

Tizzy- thanks for telling us about your rifle.
A few suggestions if I may.
A .495" bore, would indeed use a .490" ball, but with an .018" to .022" denim patch. If using old blue jeans use only the
 backs of the trouser legs and perhaps from the knee down to the ankle all the way around. The Thighs are usually worn
to thin and weakened, anyway.
As others have mentioned, the powder charge might be a bit high, however the proof is in the shooting. I have found 2f to
work best in .50's and above, likely due to the lower pressure generated, being hinder to patch/ball fit in the grooves.
 Your experience may differ. Use what works best.
If you search for muzzle crowns, you might see what a muzzle looks like that allows easier loading, using a short starter with
tighter ball and patch combinations.
PM me for e-mail address for videos on loading, if you'd like- I have 3 of them on file, but they will not show here on this site.
Gun Building / Re: Kibler SMR Percussion Conversion
« Last post by Daryl on Today at 05:56:05 AM »
Flint/percussion switch barrel and locks.

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