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03-09-2013, 02:23 PM
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Views: 2,536
Posted By short_start

Hey! I LIKE that! It's gonna get tried Semi,...

Hey! I LIKE that! It's gonna get tried Semi, bet on that.
03-09-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,525
Posted By short_start

Great post, Dave. Very clear and easy to read. ...

Great post, Dave. Very clear and easy to read. Addresses a topic that has some (or many) of us mystified.
03-06-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By short_start

Retrieving bore brush fm fixed breech ML

Had this happen yesterday. Some might find it useful:

While cleaning my .54 Deerstalker, the brush broke off in the bore. Brand new TC brush; snapped on first stroke when I went to pull it out.
...
Forum: Black Powder
12-29-2007, 04:33 PM
Forum: Black Powder
12-29-2007, 03:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 50,301
Posted By short_start

RE: How to use a Powerbelt Bullet Correctly

My experience with PBs is rather limited but, FWIW, seems to agree with what frontier gander's posted. To date, I've not killed anything with them, however.

I had no luck with PBs in my TC...
Forum: Black Powder
12-15-2007, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By short_start

Why doesn't TC....

...make BP barrels in different calibers for the Encore?

AFAIK, the only Encore BP caliber is .50 in a fast twist with shallow rifling. Why not .54, .58, .32, and even shotgun such as they made...
Forum: Black Powder
02-15-2007, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,101
Posted By short_start

RE: T/C New Englander

Hi BushMan,
I don't own a New Englander, but do own a couple of Greyhawks (stainless/synthetic NE) and a couple of Black Mountain Magnums (fast twist NE). They're a good basic gun, reliable and...
Forum: Black Powder
02-15-2007, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By short_start

White rifles

I see people here are pretty happy with their White Ultra-Mags. Occasionally Whites show up on the auction boards. I've seen a Lightning and some 91s...haven't yet seen an Ultra-Mag.

What...
Forum: Black Powder
02-08-2007, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,125
Posted By short_start

RE: Butch's Bore Shine?

My approach is almost identical to yours, Dave. A teakettle full of boiling rinse water, a little funnel in the muzzle, a glove and a towel gives me a scalding hot, rinsedbarrel. The patches and rod...
Forum: Guns
02-06-2007, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,960
Posted By short_start

RE: 300 win mag

Mine's a Ruger 77 Mk II, and it doesn't bother me any more than a .30-06. I was surprised it wasn't worse. Even my Ruger 77 .338WM isn't bad.

Both are much better than a Rem 870 shooting slugs...
Forum: Guns
02-06-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 550
Posted By short_start

Barrel Rust-Savage 24

I've got a Savage 24F (.223/12Ga.) that's sort of a kick-around gun. Take it with me whenever I head to the farm in case something needs shooting. I don't fire it much and usually only clean it once...
Forum: Black Powder
02-01-2007, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By short_start

RE: blued or stainless

Not a diehard, Savage, but do like stainless. It cleans up easier and is more forgiving if you don't jump right on a thorough clean-up after shooting. You also don't have to worry about wearing...
Forum: Black Powder
01-31-2007, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By short_start

RE: t/c traditional prices on the rise

The thing about inlines that helps the manufacturers is the obsolesence cycle. The design can be changed every few years and, together with the evolution in projectiles and substitute powder (which...
Forum: Black Powder
01-29-2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,525
Posted By short_start

RE: Should I Leave?

You're just 15??? Had me fooled. Heck no, don't leave. Just think of the experience you'll have and the posts you'll be making30 or 40 yearsfrom now when you're our age. It'll put the rest of us to...
Forum: Black Powder
01-27-2007, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,607
Posted By short_start

RE: I hate open sights - part 2

Sabotloader,
Methinks you're giving up on the peep sighttoo quickly. Let me pass along some tips that might help.

I've got tang peeps on a GM barreled Hawken, a Greyhawk, and a GPRas well as a...
Forum: Black Powder
01-24-2007, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,071
Posted By short_start

RE: Renegade

Got a .58 Renegade barrel (only) from FRO today. Gonna put it on my old .54 Renegade. Can't wait to try it out at the range; but there's a .50 and a .54 waiting in line for a range session before I...
Forum: Guns
01-23-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By short_start

Uh-Oh, Gun Care Boo Boo

A few years ago, prior to a move,I stored away the bolts from several of my bolt action rifles seperate from the guns themselves. Labeled each one as to which rifle it came from and put them in a...
Forum: Black Powder
01-22-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By short_start

RE: loose powder score

Man, do I miss Indiana. The Wal-Marts there always had a good post season sale on Pyrodex. I still have several lbs. from post-season buys 5 or 6 years ago.

Here in politically correct NY, you...
Forum: Black Powder
01-20-2007, 06:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,003
Posted By short_start

RE: tc

Back in the late '90s after they'd been discontinued, I bought a new Seneca from a shop in Indiana. It had beautiful wood, but had been sitting on the shelf awhile.

Got it home and found...
Forum: Black Powder
01-18-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,715
Posted By short_start

RE: .50 ML bullets in .54/.50 Sabots

Good point! Might be time to dig out the old Lyman bullet sizer and pick up a .500 bullet sizing die along with those sabots. Then if that doesn't work, try .499 or .501.....

I can see where...
Forum: Black Powder
01-18-2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,715
Posted By short_start

.50 ML bullets in .54/.50 Sabots

I have a selection of .50 conicals that never worked very well in my .50 muzzleloaders. Along with those I have some 370 gr. Maxi-Balls that were cast using a high tin alloy and are too hard to load....
Forum: Black Powder
01-14-2007, 05:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,245
Posted By short_start

RE: Knight anyone?

For years, it seemed T/C was playing catch-up in the inline muzzleloader game. They relied on the Thunderhawk/Firehawk/System 1/Black Diamond basic design which, though solid, is uninspiring and far...
Forum: Black Powder
01-14-2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By short_start

RE: IT'S A CONSPIRACY!

Meanwhile I'm eagerly awaiting my NIB .54 Firehawk from an online auction. I expect to get 'round to the Triumph around 2012 or so when the rest of you have worked out the bugs, worked up some good...
Forum: Black Powder
01-13-2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,744
Posted By short_start

RE: CVA Electra Magnum

Yeah, I remember that. The Remington Etronix; the solution to a non-existent problem. You'd think the CVA boys would have been aware of that fiasco.

In the brainstorming sessions in which I've...
Forum: Black Powder
01-11-2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,059
Posted By short_start

RE: TC Triumph Video

Yipppeeee! This means, in another year or two, there will be NIB stainless/laminated Omegas going on Gunbroker for under $200 :D. Just what I've been waitin' for.

Theflow of NIB Thunderhawks and...
Forum: Black Powder
03-09-2006, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By short_start

RE: Small caliber in-lines

Just saw underclocked's post. Grab that thing if you can, grapeshot. You won't be sorry.
Bob
Forum: Black Powder
03-09-2006, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By short_start

RE: Small caliber in-lines

Hi grapeshot,
Try haunting the gunshops and the auction sites in search of a T/C System 1. It's alot like a walnut &blueBlack Diamondbut with replaceable barrels. Among them was a .32 and a 12...
Forum: Black Powder
02-25-2006, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,161
Posted By short_start

Black Diamond: Tightening Action Screws

I remove my barrel and action from the stock for cleaning on both my Black Diamond and my System 1s. This, of course, involves removing and then replacing the twoaction screws. The Black Diamond is...
Forum: Black Powder
02-19-2006, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,155
Posted By short_start

RE: T/C Scout Rate of twist ?

I don't have any direct knowledge, Ozone, but have been researching the Scout carbine as I was interested in one being offered on Gunbroker.

The seller listed the .50 carbine has having the...
Forum: Black Powder
02-14-2006, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,722
Posted By short_start

RE: How Many of You Shoot Roundballs?

Shot my first BP deer this year with a .54 PRB. It was a doe, quartering away from me at about 30 yards. Shot her behind the left front leg and got both lungs and the top of the heart. Ball went...
Forum: Black Powder
01-29-2006, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By short_start

RE: Inlines

Before buying a cheap CVA inline, take a look at some of the discontinued T/C models being sold on auctionarms.com and gunbroker.com. Many are new,unfired and going for very reasonable prices. Used...
Forum: Black Powder
01-26-2006, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By short_start

RE: Max. Load?

I recently picked up an unfired sporterized Cabelas carbine in .50 cal.on an auction site. With its 1-in-24 twist it's a conical/sabot shooter which, according to the Investarms manual, is limited to...
Forum: Black Powder
01-01-2006, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By short_start

RE: bore siteing

I had very little confidence in bore sighters and bore sighting in general until just recently. Like the other posters have noted, it still took some work at the range to get a rifle hitting where it...
Forum: Black Powder
01-01-2006, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By short_start

RE: Why doesn't someone post this load info?

That's something I've questioned myself, Steve, though variance from load to load, not to mention rifle to rifle would limit the usefulness of such information.

It does seem reasonable to assume...
Forum: Black Powder
10-24-2005, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,260
Posted By short_start

RE: #11 Magnum caps in inlines?

I've always used CCI #11 Magnum caps on my Black Diamond and System One. Never had an ignition problem with either loose Pyrodex powder or Pyrodex pellets. However, I do favor loose powder and have...
Forum: Technical
10-20-2005, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By short_start

Arm/Shoulder Conditioning

Haven't done any archery in some time, but have retained a 65# recurve and a 50# longbow from my youth so I could get back into it on retirement. Well I'm retired and spend most of my time taking...
Forum: Black Powder
10-19-2005, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,849
Posted By short_start

RE: Great Barrel Deal

Does anyone know whether these barrels will fit the Lyman Trade Rifle or the Lyman Deerstalker? I've heard some of the import guns duplicated the T/C Hawken dimensions and can use T/C barrels, but...
Forum: Guns
08-30-2005, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By short_start

RE: IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE

There's your answer! Sell 'em both and buy a new Rem 700 Classic in .308! Then next year sell the 700 .308 to me and buy another new gun.

Love those Classics.

Don't mind me, when it comes...
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