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Forum: Black Powder
06-24-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,140
Posted By arcticap

It may have been the ALR thread [or somewhere...

It may have been the ALR thread [or somewhere else], that said that TC used 4150 steel that is actually much stronger.
Possibly more brittle but it was properly treated by TC.
It's mostly the...
Forum: Black Powder
06-24-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,140
Posted By arcticap

I read a 2017 thread with posts by some long...

I read a 2017 thread with posts by some long rifle builders on the American Longrifles Forum titled "So... barrel steel discussion here?"
The discussion centers around the fact that many of the...
Forum: Black Powder
05-23-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,140
Posted By arcticap

Here's a home cast .54 Lyman bullet that got...

Here's a home cast .54 Lyman bullet that got stuck 3 inches down a clean bore when loading for the 1st shot which resulted in needing to pull the bullet.--->>>...
Forum: Black Powder
05-19-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,140
Posted By arcticap

On Shilen's website, the difference between a...

On Shilen's website, the difference between a "Select Match Grade" barrel and a "Match Grade" barrel is clearly described.
And true match grade shooters do know their differences and how fast that...
Forum: Black Powder
05-18-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,140
Posted By arcticap

Perhaps if you read more and criticized less. you...

Perhaps if you read more and criticized less. you would stay on topic and learn something useful rather than make personal attacks.
It's okay to attack the message but not the messenger.

"...As a...
Forum: Black Powder
05-17-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,140
Posted By arcticap

There's room for differing opinions about wear of...

There's room for differing opinions about wear of a muzzle loader barrel and what can cause it.
I tried to do some research but most [not all] is about breech loading guns.
But it does seem that...
Forum: Black Powder
05-14-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,140
Posted By arcticap

Depending on the lead alloy and the type of mold,...

Depending on the lead alloy and the type of mold, the bullets may not cast the perfect size.
Pure lead will shrink a little which is okay, especially for muzzle loader molds.
Molds for modern...
Forum: Black Powder
04-21-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By arcticap

There's a rather rare Armi San Marco .44 Dragoon...

There's a rather rare Armi San Marco .44 Dragoon Revolving carbine with an 18 inch barrel and folding sight.
They can occasionally be found for sale on Gunbroker.
And the 51 carbine is a Pietta,...
04-16-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By arcticap

Videos - Firing India Bess with American Pioneer 3F

There's a fellow on youtube who loaded American Pioneer Powder 3F into the bore of his India made flintlock and using Goex 4F in the pan, he fired 10 shots without a misfire.
...
Forum: Black Powder
04-13-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By arcticap

Dixie still sells it for $185.--->>> ...

Dixie still sells it for $185.--->>> https://www.dixiegunworks.com/index/page/product/product_id/8501/category_id/321/product_name/PH0541+POWDER+TESTER
Forum: Black Powder
04-13-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By arcticap

Video - The Palmetto Black Powder Tester in Action

I remember when Dixie Gun Works was selling this Palmetto black powder tester but don't remember ever seeing one in action before.
It would also seem to make a good black powder blank gun.
The last...
Forum: Black Powder
04-06-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By arcticap

bronko, You should have told her that when you...

bronko,
You should have told her that when you die before her, then she can have all of the guns to sell and to go out and have a good time with all of the money.
Now you should go buy her some...
Forum: Black Powder
04-03-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,646
Posted By arcticap

Buy an old one on eBay and send it to Bob Hoyt to...

Buy an old one on eBay and send it to Bob Hoyt to have it re-rifled.
That seems to be what most folks are doing since it's economical.
Or for a little more money he can install a barrel liner for a...
02-19-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,942
Posted By arcticap

That was some great analysis and effort done to...

That was some great analysis and effort done to share your personal research with us.
After weighing the charges, did you happen to notice whether the Swiss was 10% - 11% denser by volume compared...
Forum: Black Powder
02-07-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By arcticap

New CVA .45 Paramount Rifle Uses VariFlame Primer Adaptors, New Knight .45 Doesn't

The new CVA Paramount .45 has a 1 in 22" twist and uses large rifle primers with the VariFlame ignition system.
So what do you guys think about CVA going with the VariFlame?
Is that a system that...
Forum: Black Powder
01-29-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,854
Posted By arcticap

The last post in this thread indicates that there...

The last post in this thread indicates that there are no parts available:--->>> https://www.huntingnet.com/forum/black-powder/358988-brolin-arms-50-muzzleloader.html

However new & used ones do pop...
Forum: Black Powder
01-22-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By arcticap

Here's a schematic for the Traditions Kentucky...

Here's a schematic for the Traditions Kentucky that shows where the pins are suppose to go.--->>> https://www.traditionsfirearms.com/data/product_schematics/Kentucky%20Rifle_1365523584.pdf
Yes, the...
01-16-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By arcticap

Are you asking if it's a working reproduction or...

Are you asking if it's a working reproduction or a non-firing fake replica?

Or are you asking if it's a real original antique gun instead of a modern working reproduction gun that can be fired?
Forum: Black Powder
01-10-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By arcticap

It will be a Knight to remember! And the stock...

It will be a Knight to remember!
And the stock has some nice marbling too. :love:
Forum: Black Powder
01-07-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By arcticap

I use TC Bore Butter in the yellow tube for use...

I use TC Bore Butter in the yellow tube for use with Pyrodex.--->>>...
Forum: Black Powder
01-05-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 214
Posted By arcticap

There's Some New 12 Gauge Howdah Pistols in Town!

They're named the Bulldog, the Wrath and the compact Diablo 12 gauge double barrel pistols:--->>> https://americanguncraft.com/products/

The Diablo uses #209 primers.
Forum: Black Powder
12-29-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By arcticap

Generally load about 10% less powder if switching...

Generally load about 10% less powder if switching from Goex 2F powder to Goex 3F powder.

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Originally posted by Zonie, info. obtained from the Lyman Black Powder Handbook & Loading Manual
12-26-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,214
Posted By arcticap

"Black powder" includes breech loaders and many...

"Black powder" includes breech loaders and many other guns that folks load with black powder including cartridge guns, many that were originally designed for use with BP but not exclusively.
Some...
Forum: Black Powder
12-23-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By arcticap

The easiest way to muzzle load with shot is to...

The easiest way to muzzle load with shot is to purchase an inexpensive 209 muzzle loader adapter from https://www.gunadapters.com/209-muzzle-loading-adapters/
It can convert a modern single shot...
12-17-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By arcticap

Someone from New Zealand posted this on another...

Someone from New Zealand posted this on another site:

"... we do not have hunting seasons for Deer. Deer and other large game are just hunted all year round generally with rifles even suppressed...
Forum: Black Powder
12-14-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By arcticap

Right now there's a stainless & synthetic...

Right now there's a stainless & synthetic Thunderhawk for sale on Gunbroker for $180 "Buy it now":--->>> https://www.gunbroker.com/item/793002803

Traditions has 2 with a 24" barrel and a 13" LOP,...
Forum: Black Powder
12-14-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By arcticap

Someone posted that the lip of the hammer cup on...

Someone posted that the lip of the hammer cup on their rifle comes into contact with the tube and prevents the pistol primer from being struck, so it won't fire.
The tube may be too wide for the lip...
Forum: Guns
12-12-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By arcticap

I am a 20 gauge fan. Maybe I'm too sensitive to...

I am a 20 gauge fan.
Maybe I'm too sensitive to the blast, but I don't like how loud the 12 gauge is when fired without hearing protection while hunting.
The 12 gauge slugs also produce more felt...
Forum: Black Powder
12-12-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By arcticap

Using Small Pistol Primers Instead of Percussion Caps

Found this method interesting if you're running low on percussion caps:

https://youtu.be/TUfHjX6gAQA

I don't know if it will also work with rifle nipples but it might.
I checked the Lowes...
Forum: Black Powder
12-09-2018, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By arcticap

I would speak with CVA and have them perform any...

I would speak with CVA and have them perform any necessary work in order to not void your warranty.

One new CVA sidelock rifle that I bought had a trigger pull that felt like it was 20 lbs., so...
Forum: Guns
12-05-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,527
Posted By arcticap

From reading the small number of "less than...

From reading the small number of "less than stellar" customer reviews for the Vortex Crossfire II 4x16x50 AO scope on the Optics Planet website, it's a brand that I lack confidence in.
It's not the...
12-03-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By arcticap

In my state, a person needs written permission...

In my state, a person needs written permission from the landowner to hunt on their private property.
But from what I understand, in some other states a person can hunt on private property as long as...
Forum: Black Powder
12-02-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,910
Posted By arcticap

Choosing a scope has a lot to do with price, how...

Choosing a scope has a lot to do with price, how much a person wants to spend and the options and characteristics that they might want it to have.
Forum: Black Powder
11-22-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By arcticap

Not covered by lifetime warranty

First off, the lifetime warranty is only for the original owner and it is not transferable.
Secondly, it does not cover rust, corrosion or neglect.

https://cva.com/warranty/

Perhaps they can...
Forum: Black Powder
11-21-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By arcticap

Try to sell it for parts on eBay.

Try to sell it for parts on eBay.
Forum: Black Powder
11-21-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By arcticap

That's too bad. It's not a bad idea to cover...

That's too bad.
It's not a bad idea to cover the muzzle with a weather guard, balloon or tape to keep out the rain.
It's not good to let near freezing rain enter the barrel and come into contact...
Forum: Guns
11-12-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By arcticap

Buy a TC Compass in .308, .30-06 or any other...

Buy a TC Compass in .308, .30-06 or any other caliber for about $300 delivered from Bud's.--->>> https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=thompson+center+compass

Buy...
Forum: Black Powder
11-12-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By arcticap

People use a wide variation of different...

People use a wide variation of different concentrations of it for range cleaning, spraying down & swabbing.
However, a majority of people would probably trend toward using it at 100% strength after...
Forum: Black Powder
11-09-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,346
Posted By arcticap

Pyodex P is faster than Goes 2F,and a little...

Pyodex P is faster than Goes 2F,and a little faster than Goex 3F, especially when it's compressed.
Swiss is very close to Pyrodex P, not sure but I don't think it's as fast.
777 is the fastest,...
Forum: Black Powder
11-09-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,346
Posted By arcticap

Chrony Data

Here's the chrony data that was posted:
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I have been chronographing different powders in my .50 caliber T/C Renegade with 1:66 barrel and...
Forum: Black Powder
11-09-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By arcticap

Naw. sounds like it could be the different bullet...

Naw. sounds like it could be the different bullet weight.
Forum: Black Powder
11-09-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,346
Posted By arcticap

Yes, I mostly always shoot with P instead of RS,...

Yes, I mostly always shoot with P instead of RS, unless I want to get rid of "clearance" RS powder.
Someone recently did chrony rifle testing with equal volume loads of 777 and RS (2 granulations of...
Forum: Black Powder
11-06-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,259
Posted By arcticap

Graf's has some in stock:--->>>...

Graf's has some in stock:--->>> https://www.grafs.com/catalog/product/productId/17309

Graf's lists them as .452 but the Speer product page lists that same part number 3974 as being .451:--->>>...
11-06-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,214
Posted By arcticap

How do you determine the Ballistic Coefficient? ...

How do you determine the Ballistic Coefficient?
Is that something that Speer provides on a factory chart or spec. sheet of some sort?
Forum: Black Powder
11-06-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By arcticap

Looks like a perfect shot. I'm very happy for...

Looks like a perfect shot.
I'm very happy for you!
Forum: Black Powder
11-06-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By arcticap

Can Black Horn 209 be ignited with a duplex...

Can Black Horn 209 be ignited with a duplex [booster] charge of some sort like they do with flintlocks and sub powders?

Maybe that's the 289 ignition system?
Forum: Black Powder
11-02-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,910
Posted By arcticap

Congratulations on a nice Florida buck and a nice...

Congratulations on a nice Florida buck and a nice rifle.
I hope that you get to shoot many more.
What load did you shoot it with?
11-01-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,357
Posted By arcticap

SOLD - I have another Revolution for sale that's almost identical

**SOLD**
Biffeditbad,
I have a very lightly fired Knight Revolution for sale that's not the same one in the ad, but looks almost identical
with a stainless barrel and black composite stock.
It's...
Forum: Black Powder
10-30-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,362
Posted By arcticap

Yes, Traditions is advertising the new Carnivore...

Yes, Traditions is advertising the new Carnivore and XR bullets as being copper plated.
Their SST bullets are jacketed, but those come with the 3 petal EZ and not the new Ridgeback sabot.
Forum: Black Powder
10-30-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
7pt
Views: 746
Posted By arcticap

Wonderful!

Wonderful!
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