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Old 03-22-2009, 02:19 PM
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RED...
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Old 03-22-2009, 02:20 PM
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Old 03-22-2009, 02:51 PM
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The pillow tick stuff, where can I find it at in WalMart?
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:59 PM
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In the fabric section...It's called pillow ticking, it's 100% cotton...Poly and other man made materials will burn through...Last I bought was about $4.00 a yard...
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:14 PM
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Go with Goex or Pyrodex, either will work well in that rifle. I would NOT recommend Triple Seven, in my hands ignition is inconsistent in sidelocks once it gets below 30F.

I second the notion that there are a lot better options out there than bore butter.
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:02 PM
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I agree with nchawkeye in that I use 3-f in everything from mt little .32 to my .62. Not only does it shoot cleaner but you will get more velocity with less powder. That adds up to more shots per pound of powder. I shoot round balls with pillow ticking in all of my rifles. I lube my patches with olive oil,bear lard,crisco and sometimes spit patches. All work well but you will need to do some cleaning between shots.
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:13 AM
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I agree with nchawkeye in that I use 3-f in everything from mt little .32 to my .62. Not only does it shoot cleaner but you will get more velocity with less powder. That adds up to more shots per pound of powder. I shoot round balls with pillow ticking in all of my rifles. I lube my patches with olive oil,bear lard,crisco and sometimes spit patches. All work well but you will need to do some cleaning between shots.
I use 3f also now, 80g. I shot a can of 2f, but I didn't like how it burned, I felt it was dirtier. Also when hunting if you run out of 4f for primer, you can use 3f, so you have backup when you fumble and run out of primer powder. You do get more shots also, but mostly it is a lot cleaner shooting.
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:37 AM
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RED...
i just got back from wal-mart.
they had 3 colors of pillowtick.

red/blue/brown.

all 3 were at .018

that was snug on caliper.

if i squezzed real tight it went to .014.


most if not all use BLUE pillowtick but the red could be better because you would know your color at range if others are shooting BLUE.
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:58 AM
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It's kinda an inside joke at a traditional muzzleloading forum I frequent...

Red=Republican...

Yes, all three are the same thickness and all should work...Now some even line up the lines with their sights...I don't go to such extremes...
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:07 PM
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Red=Republican...
I never thought of that. Guess I'll have to go with the red the next time I buy some.
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