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Forum: Black Powder
06-12-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By rodwha

+1 on Harvestor's CS. They, too, sent me a trial...

+1 on Harvestor's CS. They, too, sent me a trial of .50 X .45 to see if they'd work for me with .459" bullets.
Forum: Black Powder
05-06-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,915
Posted By rodwha

I'm not sure I'm actually looking for a benefit....

I'm not sure I'm actually looking for a benefit. I know there are guys who prefer certain powders for certain reasons. I assume there are those who like BP more than just because it's traditional.
...
Forum: Black Powder
05-06-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,644
Posted By rodwha

2F vs 3F Velocity

Hodgdon's site only gives velocity for 2F powders with PRB. I think I've heard somewhere that as a rule of thumb you should expect similar results as 2F with 10% less powder. Ie similar velocity with...
Forum: Black Powder
05-06-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,915
Posted By rodwha

Olde Eynsford/Swiss vs Triple 7

I want to stock/carry just one powder for all of my arms (3F). So far I have a Ruger Old Army and .50 cal percussion Deerstalker.

I've been using T7 in my handgun and liking it a lot. I'm still...
Forum: Black Powder
05-03-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,496
Posted By rodwha

Is that what you call that?

Is that what you call that?
Forum: Black Powder
05-03-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,496
Posted By rodwha

It's one thing to want to keep a tradition alive,...

It's one thing to want to keep a tradition alive, but it's another to say those who don't use PRB aren't really hunters.

I'm all for keeping the tradition alive, and like you, I prefer the looks...
Forum: Black Powder
05-02-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,496
Posted By rodwha

Knowing that it's a traditional forum I haven't...

Knowing that it's a traditional forum I haven't mentioned things such as that. I've noticed that others have and seemed to get misinformation, which is why I came here.

Those who mentioned modern...
Forum: Black Powder
05-02-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,496
Posted By rodwha

I certainly understand a traditional forum...

I certainly understand a traditional forum keeping a traditional stance, but to say that even the use of a conical isn't really hunting isn't the way to go, and is closed minded.

One of the...
Forum: Black Powder
05-02-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,496
Posted By rodwha

I'm willing to try a PRB in my Deerstalker as...

I'm willing to try a PRB in my Deerstalker as that many accounts of a silly RB killing so efficiently and often achieving complete passthroughs on medium and even large game animals cannot be...
Forum: Black Powder
05-02-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,496
Posted By rodwha

I received some boolits for my Old Army that...

I received some boolits for my Old Army that weren't resized. They are .459" and I'm unsure what to do with them. I could turn them backwards and try them as wadcutters as I've heard of some people...
Forum: Black Powder
05-02-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,496
Posted By rodwha

True Muley, but they state that there is no...

True Muley, but they state that there is no reason for them. Some have even stated that it is unsportsmen like to use anything but a PRB, that even traditional conicals are terrible. You either need...
Forum: Black Powder
05-02-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,496
Posted By rodwha

The Scoop

On the traditional muzzleloader forums I hear that anything other than a PRB is folly, and the mere mention of a sabot is forbidden. When it has been mentioned in a roundabout way one thing that is...
Forum: Black Powder
02-15-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,094
Posted By rodwha

I take it you'd be against a Malcolm type scope?

I take it you'd be against a Malcolm type scope?
Forum: Black Powder
02-14-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,376
Posted By rodwha

I've yet to check it today, but I finally got...

I've yet to check it today, but I finally got clean patches yesterday. I'll check it again today and again in a few more days.

I was just concerned that maybe I had more than surface rust, and...
Forum: Black Powder
02-14-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,094
Posted By rodwha

I've read from many that 75 yds is long range...

I've read from many that 75 yds is long range with PRB, though many others have said 125 yds is doable with a PRB on medium game. Most of this seemed to have been .50 or .54 cal.

I was hoping that...
Forum: Black Powder
02-14-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,376
Posted By rodwha

Seems Ballistol works quite well. It's hard to...

Seems Ballistol works quite well.
It's hard to know what I should and should not listen to as far as advice on forums.
Forum: Black Powder
02-13-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,376
Posted By rodwha

I've always cleaned my pistol within a few hours...

I've always cleaned my pistol within a few hours of getting home and have just used soapy water.

I shouldn't have listened to others stating they've let their guns sit for weeks after a CAS shoot...
Forum: Black Powder
02-13-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,376
Posted By rodwha

Oh no. What I did was dry it and then spray the...

Oh no. What I did was dry it and then spray the heck out of it with WD 40 and then ran a patch to spread it out. I used the alcohol to rid the barrel of WD 40 before I cleaned it.

I didn't know if...
Forum: Black Powder
02-13-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,376
Posted By rodwha

It kinda seems as though the brush isn't getting...

It kinda seems as though the brush isn't getting into the grooves very well from the looks of the patches.
Forum: Black Powder
02-13-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,376
Posted By rodwha

How Do I Remove The Rust From The Bore?

I finally got to shoot my Deerstalker the other day. I used RS until I ran out then switched to P. I swabbed with a wet patch (both sides) followed by an alcohol patch (both sides) every 3-5 rounds...
Forum: Black Powder
02-11-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,155
Posted By rodwha

I'm certainly interested in how well they'll work...

I'm certainly interested in how well they'll work as I would like to eventually buy a Trade Rifle barrel to drop into my Deerstalker stock to which I'd top it with a PC scope for use with sabots or...
Forum: Black Powder
02-06-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,837
Posted By rodwha

That'd be 2 mph backwards as you were being drug...

That'd be 2 mph backwards as you were being drug back into the water!
Forum: Black Powder
02-06-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,837
Posted By rodwha

Oh, and indeed they do move very fast of a short...

Oh, and indeed they do move very fast of a short distance. Much faster than you or I.
Forum: Black Powder
02-06-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,837
Posted By rodwha

As a kid I lived near Valdosta, GA on Brooks AFB,...

As a kid I lived near Valdosta, GA on Brooks AFB, which had a lake by the flight line full of gators. Somehow one large one had crossed the highway and was in the golf course pond, which spurred the...
Forum: Black Powder
01-29-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 962
Posted By rodwha

I have a Deerstalker, and have been considering...

I have a Deerstalker, and have been considering (way down the road) of either getting a Trade Rifle barrel for it or a GPH and adding a PC style scope for beyond 100 yds.

I like that I could...
Forum: Black Powder
01-29-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 962
Posted By rodwha

I am interested in what you think of it at the...

I am interested in what you think of it at the range.
What projectiles and powder do you plan on using?
Forum: Black Powder
01-29-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,706
Posted By rodwha

When I was looking at .50 cal rifles that were of...

When I was looking at .50 cal rifles that were of a handy size I found 3 that weren't expensive. The one you mention, the Pedersoli Country Hunter, and the Lyman's Deerstalker.

I ended up with the...
Forum: Black Powder
01-24-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By rodwha

We have a high of 78* today down here in Texas! ...

We have a high of 78* today down here in Texas!
Had to turn the A/C on in January!
Forum: Black Powder
12-29-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 28,271
Posted By rodwha

"...but the MAG is designed with a thicker,...

"...but the MAG is designed with a thicker, tougher jacket andare for the high intensity handgun rounds...not lower velocity ML'ers. The regular XTP's are DESIGNED specifically for lower velocity...
Forum: Black Powder
12-17-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,569
Posted By rodwha

And if not he could always use the lead cowboy...

And if not he could always use the lead cowboy bullets. It may be easier and might also give a longer range.
Forum: Black Powder
12-17-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,569
Posted By rodwha

"Patched round ball out of his TC Triumph?" ...

"Patched round ball out of his TC Triumph?"

Certainly.

What I've read is that the shallow grooved fast twist barrels meant for sabots/conicals will shoot PRB well with lighter loads (50-60 grns...
Forum: Black Powder
12-16-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,569
Posted By rodwha

I doubt there was enough to make an XTP Mag...

I doubt there was enough to make an XTP Mag bullet expand. A standard XTP might to do a little better, but there just ain't enough meat there...

I do know that a fellow used a 45 Colt 250 grn XTP...
Forum: Black Powder
12-11-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By rodwha

Where To Start

So I'm obviously getting a .50 cal percussion rifle for Xmas, which is strange as Hancock's aren't known for behaving very well. :big grin:

I'm not certain which it is as I told her a Pedersoli...
Forum: Black Powder
11-21-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,787
Posted By rodwha

I was given some 190 grn conicals and they shot...

I was given some 190 grn conicals and they shot quite well. Groups weren't much different than with RB.
Forum: Black Powder
11-21-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,787
Posted By rodwha

I noticed that the RN conicals didn't plow...

I noticed that the RN conicals didn't plow straight through often, but veered off to one side in his water jug penetration tests.
I've often heard that the FN design is superior for bullets not...
Forum: Black Powder
11-21-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,787
Posted By rodwha

I really need to gear up for casting as those...

I really need to gear up for casting as those bullets are expensive at $40/100 + shipping!
He does sell the molds ($86 for a 6 cavity IIRC).
I'm happy with them.
Forum: Black Powder
11-21-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,787
Posted By rodwha

I've emailed Hogdgon's twice w/o a reply asking...

I've emailed Hogdgon's twice w/o a reply asking both about the compression and need to reduce max loads, which is another thing their site does not actually state. Some people claim it's what is...
Forum: Black Powder
11-21-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,787
Posted By rodwha

I bought some of Kaido's 240 grn variants. I...

I bought some of Kaido's 240 grn variants. I wasn't too sure about RB for hunting with looking at the numbers, especially not for hogs. Our deer are quite small here (75-125 lbs), and I think it...
Forum: Black Powder
11-20-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By rodwha

I'm not even certain why it is that a wad can...

I'm not even certain why it is that a wad can sometimes help with PRB's. Because the patch doesn't actually seal the bore well enough? Or is it something like with reloading your bullet to nearly sit...
Forum: Black Powder
11-20-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By rodwha

"I don't see how a wad that doesn't completely...

"I don't see how a wad that doesn't completely seal the bore is of any value."

That's kinda what I was thinking, but then again, if a PRB sealed the bore why does adding a wad sometimes help?

I...
Forum: Black Powder
11-20-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By rodwha

Wads Useable?

I bought a .50 cal wad punch as I had been told they work well in an Old Army. I punched several out and soaked them in my Gatofeo's #1 lube, and tried them last week only to find that they do not...
Forum: Black Powder
11-14-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,461
Posted By rodwha

Not only do the 44 cal XTP's (240 grn) have a...

Not only do the 44 cal XTP's (240 grn) have a higher BC, but a greater sectional density, which ought to give it a slightly better penetrating capability as well. It just leaves a slightly smaller...
Forum: Black Powder
11-14-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,461
Posted By rodwha

"...with the regular XTPs probably mushrooming...

"...with the regular XTPs probably mushrooming better..."
They may mushroom too much. The 45 cal magnum bullets are designed for the higher velocity of 454 Casull and 460 S&W cartridges, whereas the...
Forum: Black Powder
10-30-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,345
Posted By rodwha

I googled it... Is it a wad? Forgive my...

I googled it... Is it a wad? Forgive my ignorance, but how would that help inside of a .54 cal rifled barrel?
Forum: Black Powder
10-29-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,345
Posted By rodwha

I know you are right...

I know you are right...
Forum: Black Powder
10-29-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,345
Posted By rodwha

"Lyman barrels are 15/16" across the flats, which...

"Lyman barrels are 15/16" across the flats, which is .9375. If it's bored out to .615, the barrel walls will be .16125."

I suppose I should have done the math first... It didn't sound that bad...
Forum: Black Powder
10-29-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,345
Posted By rodwha

Lyman's Drop In Barrel

I believe I have just barely been good enough for a Lyman's Deerstalker this Xmas. I've been pushing for a Deerstalker.

I see that Lyman's sells spare barrels, and both Deerstalker and Trade Rifle...
Forum: Black Powder
09-15-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,321
Posted By rodwha

I've been thinking about a .54 with PRB. But the...

I've been thinking about a .54 with PRB. But the deer here are fairly small, though we both want to move eventually. And it just seems that a .50 gives many more options.
Forum: Black Powder
09-14-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,321
Posted By rodwha

Deep or shallow groove?

Deep or shallow groove?
Forum: Black Powder
09-13-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,321
Posted By rodwha

Theoretically would the 1:48" twist work better...

Theoretically would the 1:48" twist work better with the shorter lighter conicals such as Hornady's 240 grn PA conical, Lee's 250 grn REAL, and 240-255 grn pistol bullets? It seems that if a 1:60-70...
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