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Forum: Black Powder
12-02-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,362
Posted By MLKeith

I sold my Scout just because it had the weird...

I sold my Scout just because it had the weird breechplug/nipple thing. I was afraid it would wear out and I would not be able to find another one. If you have the original it can be machined to...
Forum: Black Powder
09-26-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,153
Posted By MLKeith

There are people that love Bore Butter and just...

There are people that love Bore Butter and just as many that hate it. Personally I don't use it as it is only good if all the moisture is out of the rifle before leaving any on the surfaces either...
Forum: Black Powder
09-21-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,512
Posted By MLKeith

If you are in a hurry and cannot bed the rifle...

If you are in a hurry and cannot bed the rifle before a hunt. You might try checking the barrel to stock and see if it touches on one side and not the other. If your barrel touches you can just put...
Forum: Black Powder
09-21-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,512
Posted By MLKeith

I have a synthetic stock Omega (older stainless...

I have a synthetic stock Omega (older stainless one before the Z-7 came on the scene). It was a tack driver for about 50 shots then everything went to s%&t (crap). I believe it is the stock to action...
Forum: Black Powder
08-20-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,346
Posted By MLKeith

The breechplug/nipple configuration was very...

The breechplug/nipple configuration was very strange and did not match anything else that you could buy. If you needed a new nipple you would have a hard time finding one. I had one of the Scouts and...
Forum: Black Powder
08-08-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,593
Posted By MLKeith

Probably in my opinion the order of importance:#1...

Probably in my opinion the order of importance:#1 Barrel to stock fit,#2 Barrel crown quality,#3 rifling consistency from end to end. After that it is up to the shooter. Again, this is Just My...
Forum: Black Powder
06-18-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,527
Posted By MLKeith

All of the above information is good. The only...

All of the above information is good. The only thing I might add is to decide where and what you intend to hunt. Some states have restrictions on what is allowed and some rifles like most of the...
Forum: Black Powder
05-26-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,608
Posted By MLKeith

Cayugad has published a similar long list several...

Cayugad has published a similar long list several times. Hopefully he still has access to the thread and can forward the information as to where and how to find it. I remember at least two times this...
Forum: Black Powder
05-07-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,419
Posted By MLKeith

If this is all true your wife is absolutely...

If this is all true your wife is absolutely correct. If it is not all true you should be writing for a cartoon or joke book. I had a good laugh with this bit of humor. Thanks, Keith Lewis (MLKeith)
Forum: Black Powder
04-25-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,862
Posted By MLKeith

I'm in. Don't have a Wolf yet.

I'm in. Don't have a Wolf yet.
Forum: Black Powder
04-22-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,486
Posted By MLKeith

First time I have seen this style of rifle. Who...

First time I have seen this style of rifle. Who made it??? The hammer/trigger design is interesting. Based on the small stamps I can see it looks like it might be Italian.
Forum: Black Powder
04-22-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,795
Posted By MLKeith

I am another Ballistol fan, the main thing I like...

I am another Ballistol fan, the main thing I like (other than the rather strong smell) is that it will mix with water and when mixed tends to limit the ability of water to rust the metal. This factor...
Forum: Black Powder
03-08-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By MLKeith

First: You have a real good rifle. The NEF...

First: You have a real good rifle. The NEF Huntsman and Sidekick are great rifles. The Huntsman frame will accept a shotgun barrel and the Sidekick is a muzzleloading rifle only. Other than that they...
Forum: Black Powder
03-01-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By MLKeith

They pop up on the used gun rack here fairly...

They pop up on the used gun rack here fairly often in the $350 range. Since smokeless is not legal for hunting here in Arizona I think people find that there are better non-smokeless shooting rifles...
Forum: Black Powder
02-27-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,392
Posted By MLKeith

I see your location is Indiana so I suspect that...

I see your location is Indiana so I suspect that hunting would be for deer. The selection of bullets would likely be those with sabots as the deer are smaller animals that the lighter bullets will be...
Forum: Black Powder
02-12-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By MLKeith

Without looking at the parts and based on your...

Without looking at the parts and based on your information about the trigger engagement area I would suspect that a new trigger and trigger screw might correct the problem.
Forum: Black Powder
02-11-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By MLKeith

I rebuilt an original Remington New Army 44 using...

I rebuilt an original Remington New Army 44 using Foreign parts. If my experience was what is to be expected you will have a lot of timing and touchy work installing new parts in an old gun. They are...
Forum: Black Powder
02-10-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By MLKeith

The problem with the Omega for sale is that they...

The problem with the Omega for sale is that they are pretty much flooded on the market. The .45 cal is slightly less desirable but also in shorter supply so you might just luck out and find someone...
Forum: Black Powder
01-21-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,706
Posted By MLKeith

Just bought two Super 91 Whites, One .504 and one...

Just bought two Super 91 Whites, One .504 and one .451. Who determined that there is a "season" or an "off season"? Have to admit I did sell one to buy the two.l
Forum: Black Powder
01-16-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By MLKeith

First decide what and where you intend to use the...

First decide what and where you intend to use the rifle. Once that is determined it will probably eliminate some of the ones available. T/C rifles tend to be picky about shooting full bore conicals...
Forum: Black Powder
01-06-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By MLKeith

Compared with something like triple seven the app...

Compared with something like triple seven the app powder is a little slower burning and generally takes more barrel length to get all the powder burned. I think you may be correct suspecting that the...
Forum: Black Powder
12-30-2009, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By MLKeith

If you are going to cut a bolt down find a nut...

If you are going to cut a bolt down find a nut that fits and install it before cutting the bolt. After the end is cut off (dremel, grinder, hacksaw, file etc.) then back the nut off and it will clean...
Forum: Black Powder
12-29-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By MLKeith

That is assuming that you can find sabot/bullet...

That is assuming that you can find sabot/bullet combinations that will go down the barrel. The T/C barrels are really small and many will not load. Also you might have some problem with a synthetic...
Forum: Black Powder
12-28-2009, 07:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,898
Posted By MLKeith

Most accurate: Probably one of the Whites but...

Most accurate: Probably one of the Whites but hard to find the best when they are all very good. I may like the .451 Super 91 the best for accuracy based on others experience. Don't have it yet but...
Forum: Black Powder
12-27-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,086
Posted By MLKeith

Pure muzzleloaders that cannot be made into a...

Pure muzzleloaders that cannot be made into a shotgun or centerfire rifle with a barrel change are not classified as firearms. You do not have to fill out the paperwork and they can be shipped USPS,...
Forum: Black Powder
12-24-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,004
Posted By MLKeith

Well there you go Dave getting one up on me...

Well there you go Dave getting one up on me again. I only have five, Omega, Optima Elite, Knight Rolling Block, NEF Huntsman, White T-Bolt, White U-Mag (oops, six!!), and I had a .451 White 97 which...
Forum: Black Powder
12-24-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By MLKeith

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (Go 2010!!!)...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (Go 2010!!!) from Sunny Arizona.
Forum: Black Powder
12-24-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,426
Posted By MLKeith

I have one but have not had a lot of time with...

I have one but have not had a lot of time with it. I also just liked the Rolling Block action since I have a "Buffalo Rifle" made from a 7MM Rolling Block redone in 40-65 with a lot of extras...
Forum: Black Powder
12-20-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By MLKeith

Keep in mind that these revolvers are not...

Keep in mind that these revolvers are not "muzzleloaders" by most state definition and may not be legal for a muzzleloader only hunt. I know in Arizona it is not a legal "muzzleloader" as it does not...
Forum: Black Powder
12-17-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,311
Posted By MLKeith

Maybe they have figured out why the QLA does not...

Maybe they have figured out why the QLA does not work for some conicals and modified it for this rifle (probably not a reasonable assumption). Most companies that large seem to be so set on the idea...
Forum: Black Powder
12-16-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By MLKeith

A good trade is when both parties are happy....

A good trade is when both parties are happy. Since you claim you are I think you did fine. I traded two pistols and a shotgun for a motorcycle. The guns were worth more but I was not using them. I am...
Forum: Black Powder
12-16-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,567
Posted By MLKeith

What do you mean about taking out the trigger...

What do you mean about taking out the trigger mechanism to prime it? I have one and that is not required. Not sure about the source for another breechplug.
Forum: Black Powder
12-12-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,032
Posted By MLKeith

Thats funny Bat, I was thinking the same thing.

Thats funny Bat, I was thinking the same thing.
Forum: Black Powder
12-09-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,032
Posted By MLKeith

I agree the Whites are the tops for conical...

I agree the Whites are the tops for conical shooting. One other that you might consider is the NEF Huntsman or Sidekick if you can find one. The rifle with the newly available MU breechplug and if...
Forum: Black Powder
12-08-2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,804
Posted By MLKeith

I don't think anyone mentioned that the MU plug...

I don't think anyone mentioned that the MU plug also has a hex head so that the goofy NEF tool is not required to remove it. I have a Huntsman that I just bought used as the price was too good to...
Forum: Black Powder
12-06-2009, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By MLKeith

Good suggestions, however, if you have not ever...

Good suggestions, however, if you have not ever marked the ramrod it is pretty easy to check from the breech end about how long your breechplug is so you should be able to estimate approximately...
Forum: Black Powder
12-03-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By MLKeith

Not sure what went wrong but this does not bring...

Not sure what went wrong but this does not bring up anything about two CVA rifles??????
Forum: Black Powder
12-01-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By MLKeith

PM sent from MLKeith

PM sent from MLKeith
Forum: Black Powder
11-28-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,931
Posted By MLKeith

If you want to shoot full bore conicals at any...

If you want to shoot full bore conicals at any time in the future you will be unhappy with the Omega. I have one and if I were to do it over again I would go with the Accura. I have a Bergara barrel...
Forum: Black Powder
11-19-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By MLKeith

You are going to pay a lot more for the Encore...

You are going to pay a lot more for the Encore with the ability to switch to centerfire barrels. It also will qualify as a "firearm" which requires special paperwork that the pure muzzleloaders do...
Forum: Black Powder
11-18-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,814
Posted By MLKeith

Stainless barrels may be slightly rougher inside...

Stainless barrels may be slightly rougher inside when received as stainless steel is more difficult to machine than standard carbon steel. Depending on the method of rifling it can result in some...
Forum: Black Powder
11-11-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By MLKeith

My second muzzleloader was an Omega. I bought the...

My second muzzleloader was an Omega. I bought the expensive stainless standard model several years ago before the cheap models came out. It shoots OK but is very picky about what it will accept down...
Forum: Black Powder
11-11-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,192
Posted By MLKeith

The Bergara barrel is obviously the highest...

The Bergara barrel is obviously the highest quality and has more care involved in manufacture than most other muzzleloading barrels. As far as comparison to my Omega the stainless barrel on my Optima...
Forum: Black Powder
11-09-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By MLKeith

I had a .50 scout but not the .54. Past...

I had a .50 scout but not the .54. Past information I have read is the .54 was difficult to find good accurate loads for. I think the twist is a little different from most .54 muzzleloaders. I did...
Forum: Black Powder
11-07-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,321
Posted By MLKeith

The Plastic stocks on the Omega are very...

The Plastic stocks on the Omega are very sensitive to how the barrel and action are tightened up. Try setting the torque on the rear mount screw first and then tighten the front. Use the same torque...
Forum: Black Powder
11-01-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,465
Posted By MLKeith

As mentioned some states have restrictions....

As mentioned some states have restrictions. Illinois, New Jersey, California just to mention a few. Most states do not. The regulations for shipping "firearms" is set by federal rules. They can only...
Forum: Black Powder
11-01-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By MLKeith

That is one way to stick with the traditional...

That is one way to stick with the traditional styles. The other is to find an inline that uses the sliding hammer style of system like a White 97 or some of the older CVA or Knight rifles. The primer...
Forum: Black Powder
11-01-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,324
Posted By MLKeith

They might be full blood coyote but they might be...

They might be full blood coyote but they might be cross breed coyote dog (Coydogs). It is fairly common for them to cross breed if the occasion exists. I had a cross breed Coyote,Husky that was one...
Forum: Black Powder
10-23-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By MLKeith

You are on a black powder site so I doubt you...

You are on a black powder site so I doubt you will get a lot of help; however I would personally not use a 180gr. bullet in a .308 for whitetail. The bullet is heavier than necessary and the extra...
Forum: Black Powder
10-07-2009, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,414
Posted By MLKeith

Another pitch for the CVA Accura. I don't have...

Another pitch for the CVA Accura. I don't have one but if I were to buy another muzzleloader (have several now) I would go with the Accura. The one UC has for sale would be a good choice. In great...
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