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08-15-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 682
Posted By NerdLord

slow twist conicals?

never mind, found my answer
Forum: Black Powder
05-23-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,312
Posted By NerdLord

Good news, I took the rifle to a local gunsmith...

Good news,
I took the rifle to a local gunsmith and he gave it a look over and there was 'nothing of note' to worry about and that I got lucky something didn't happen, said I learned my lesson....
Forum: Black Powder
05-22-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,312
Posted By NerdLord

I wish I could find a lone spot to shoot, by the...

I wish I could find a lone spot to shoot, by the time we left there a group (half dozen) setting up with a whole table of AR-platform (including some long range beauties) for some serious discharging...
Forum: Black Powder
05-22-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,312
Posted By NerdLord

Shot my rod!

Well <expletive>,
i've been shooting blackpowder since 1995 and this was a first!
I reloaded the gpr and they called a 'clear' to go check targets, so i put it down, checked my targets, and on...
05-14-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By NerdLord

what of alloy?

ok,
never mind...
04-13-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By NerdLord

I've read references to using leather patches,...

I've read references to using leather patches, old denim is about the same with even the thinnest leather I have. So I tried to load a .490 out of curiosity but was way too tight.

The remmy balls...
04-12-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By NerdLord

patche and ball thoughts

Normally I shoot a GPR ball shooter in .50cal using .490 RB and blue stripe ticking.
I also shoot a Pietta remington new army in .44
Thought:
If I use a thicker patch (say cotton denim) would it...
04-05-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,613
Posted By NerdLord

www.allaboutbirds.org Pileated_Woodpecker...

www.allaboutbirds.org

Pileated_Woodpecker (https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Pileated_Woodpecker/overview)

https://s3.amazonaws.com/com-aab-media/photo/60408681-1280px.jpg

Is that about...
03-21-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,895
Posted By NerdLord

There is a tin/bismuth alternative I found on...

There is a tin/bismuth alternative I found on rotometal and amazon, Tombob makes non-lead RB but are expensive.

for violating CA ban I found this on the Bill/law write up on the legislature page:...
03-19-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,895
Posted By NerdLord

Problem now is CA lead laws have pretty much made...

Problem now is CA lead laws have pretty much made PRB's wall hangers, range toys and black-powder club meet/rendezvous shooters...

Gaaawd I want out of CA...
03-19-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,895
Posted By NerdLord

PRB... logically, they'll not that aerodynamic...

PRB...
logically, they'll not that aerodynamic and loose energy quickly, too much spin and they veer off (that's why ball shooter have sloooow twist rifling)...my GPR is 1:60-66

But DAH-HAM they...
Forum: Black Powder
03-19-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,345
Posted By NerdLord

like I said, My lefty flint I've used since '95,...

like I said, My lefty flint I've used since '95, no issues in quality. then sold it in late 2017 to update to percussion, same GPR, same caliber, same left handed style (I like the simple hawken with...
03-15-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By NerdLord

mine's a Left handed 50 cal GPR, replaced a '95...

mine's a Left handed 50 cal GPR, replaced a '95 make Lt flint GPR...
looks like I have no worries.
03-15-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By NerdLord

try these: ...

try these:
https://www.bing.com/search?q=lyman+recall&pc=MOZI&form=MOZTSB

https://www.lymanproducts.com/recall/
03-13-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By NerdLord

Lyman has a BP recall goinng on... go to...

Lyman has a BP recall goinng on...
go to www/lymanproducts.com for more
Forum: Reloading
02-05-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By NerdLord

Normally I shoot a Lyman Great Plains Rifle 50...

Normally I shoot a Lyman Great Plains Rifle 50 cal, patched round ball, casting my own for that for years now, when I added the '06 it was nothing to cast for that too.

But researching I found the...
Forum: Black Powder
02-02-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,516
Posted By NerdLord

I use MZ in a pietta Remington new army, I can...

I use MZ in a pietta Remington new army,
I can feel the difference between it and Goex (Mz isn't a powerful, but I think smokier) AND very easy to clean not only afterward, at home but wiping down...
Forum: Reloading
02-02-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By NerdLord

the 30-06 'plinker' and gas check?

Oh great and powerful hive mind may I ask a question?

Using a lee 309-160 R mold (casting 161.3 grain) would one still need gas checks when loaded on top of of trailboss powder? I'm finishing off...
12-26-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 16,165
Posted By NerdLord

I picked up a savage axis 30-06 and I HAVE to...

I picked up a savage axis 30-06 and I HAVE to upgrade that stock!
I also shoot a lyman great plains 50 cal hawken and a Rossi 12 ga SxS and my dad's old Remington 550-1 22 s/l/lr

all are...
Forum: West
08-10-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By NerdLord

coming to CA to hunt?

http://legallabrador.org/

this site I find was real helpful about explaining CA regs and laws (often confusing, contradictory and muddled).

I hope the big wigs here lets it post :hail:
08-09-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 217
Posted By NerdLord

nuke this.

I had a question, but it was answered
Forum: Black Powder
08-08-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By NerdLord

that "range" is nothing more than the old glay...

that "range" is nothing more than the old glay pit/quarry from when they built oroville dam, just a flat with some berms and concrete picnic tables people use as benches, no 'shooting lanes', targets...
Forum: Black Powder
08-07-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By NerdLord

My steel vent!!!

OK, I need to vent over shooting my BP at steel plate gongs.
I have a couple of 8" 1/4" mild steel plates I take out to the range and shoot at. At normal distances I'd be using at meets that puts...
Forum: Black Powder
08-02-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By NerdLord

Sometimes I wonder about doing the whole 'hunting...

Sometimes I wonder about doing the whole 'hunting thing', mostly I shoot rendezvous, clubs, etc..
But Hogs for some reason I have no qualm about, their invasive (unlike peccaries ...
08-02-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,894
Posted By NerdLord

mind if I jump in with my $.02? Seems to me the...

mind if I jump in with my $.02?
Seems to me the prudent thing to do IS notify the the authorities, confronting someone in the middle of nowhere could go one of two ways...badly or well.

It's...
Forum: Black Powder
07-24-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,831
Posted By NerdLord

especially now when the DLM strong armed the...

especially now when the DLM strong armed the politicos 'to level the playing field'...

http://www.danspapers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/WEAPONIZED-DEER-Close.jpg
07-19-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,708
Posted By NerdLord

It's zeroed by holding it at arms length and...

It's zeroed by holding it at arms length and having a 6' friend stand 100 yr away and slide the finder to where he fills the opening then knot the string so when you hold the knot in your teeth the...
07-18-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,708
Posted By NerdLord

19th century brass rangefinder

I was thinking of getting one of these to toss in the possibles bag but I have a few questions.
If I zero it for a 6ft person at 100 yards...
would a 3ft target measure 200 yards? and a 12ft target...
Forum: Black Powder
07-18-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By NerdLord

Now... all I need is to find some sewing help...

Now...
all I need is to find some sewing help to help me re-size my rendezvous outfit (I'm quite a bit smaller now than when I made it, and it's hard to try on and pin accurately at the same time)...
Forum: Black Powder
07-17-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By NerdLord

took flint out Sunday with the touch hole...

took flint out Sunday with the touch hole slightly enlarged (from 1/16 to 5/64) or >1.5mm but <2.0mm) and the difference was amazing!...even forgetting my 4f primer and using 3f, if it sparked it...
Forum: Black Powder
07-17-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By NerdLord

when a Moa's MOA MOA is more than my MOA on a...

when a Moa's MOA MOA is more than my MOA on a Moa, Whose MOA is more MOA?:confused2:
Forum: Black Powder
07-14-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By NerdLord

my usual RB in lead is .490 + typ matress ticking...

my usual RB in lead is .490 + typ matress ticking (what? .015 thick x 2 for any given diameter ) giving a firm .520 seat and it works well...(not sure of bore/land measurements) A .495 RB +0.15 Patch...
Forum: Black Powder
07-14-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By NerdLord

Wasn't there a RB plastic cup (like a shotgun...

Wasn't there a RB plastic cup (like a shotgun shot cup) out once?
I remember seeing it but haven't been able to find it now.
I was thinking wouldn't the plastic have enough elasticity to mold into...
Forum: Black Powder
07-07-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By NerdLord

thanks, this GPR was my first muzzleloader and...

thanks, this GPR was my first muzzleloader and have been shooting it for 22+ years now and I admit to being a bit paranoid about damaging it but does a copper load as easily as a lead? seems silly to...
Forum: Black Powder
07-06-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By NerdLord

Got a response from CA fish and game, that form I...

Got a response from CA fish and game, that form I mentioned IS the one to use to get a cert for home castings.
Now I need to find a soft alloy that I can use.
I did some checking,
...newer pennies...
Forum: Black Powder
07-06-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By NerdLord

I hope it was/is blocked, but out here on the...

I hope it was/is blocked, but out here on the left coast (both when you look at a map and politically) the state has defied the federal on numerous occasions ("sanctuary cities, pot, etc) so I expect...
Forum: Black Powder
07-05-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By NerdLord

one pound of bismuth/tin on amazon is (rounded to...

one pound of bismuth/tin on amazon is (rounded to nearest dollar) $22.00.
Tombob's non-lead roundball is $12.00 FOR 12! for 50 cal.
Forum: Black Powder
07-05-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By NerdLord

the flinter in a 1:66 twist (lyman great plains...

the flinter in a 1:66 twist (lyman great plains DoM 1995/ 1994), the cap plains pistol (DoM 1995/1994) is 1:33.
copper would chew both to pieces.

I checked, nation forests ARE covered by the...
Forum: Black Powder
07-05-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By NerdLord

California BP & Lead conundrum

Not sure it this should be in BP, reloading or some other category but here goes...

Part of the reason I got into BP was the the reenacting (the whole mountain man thing, a move up in time from...
Forum: Black Powder
07-05-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By NerdLord

Muzzle loader.com was very good about doing an...

Muzzle loader.com was very good about doing an exchange on the cap GPR, the replacement is as rock steady as the flint...kudos.

I still couldn't get the old SS liner out to replace, but in the...
Forum: Guns
07-02-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By NerdLord

Lt HANDED GPR FLINTLOCK..POSSIBLE SELL?

I have one (manufactured 1994/5 by the mark)
Forum: Black Powder
06-19-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By NerdLord

Don't know what the factory liner was, I trusted...

Don't know what the factory liner was, I trusted the smith to put the right one in. I'd of done it myself but didn't feel too confident in my abilities at the time.
06-19-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By NerdLord

try this ...

try this
http://unblinkingeye.com/Guns/IDC/idc.html
...
Forum: Black Powder
06-19-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By NerdLord

New cap GPR help?

Greetings and salutations,
Being a bit of a Black powder nerd..er..."enthusiast" for over 20+ years using both a Lyman Great plains flintlock (actually me first BP fire arm) and a Lyman Great plains...
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