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Forum: Black Powder
02-23-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,351
Posted By roundball

RE: T/C Hawken round ball question.

I think if you double check you'll find that it says FF, not FFF
Forum: Black Powder
10-12-2007, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,422
Posted By roundball

RE: The Dreaded Crud Ring

Switch to real Goex blackpowder
Forum: Black Powder
09-18-2007, 07:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,968
Posted By roundball

RE: Best Bullet for the Buck?

Tried a lot of different ones overthe past 18 years...settled on the following and they're allI use:

Hornady (or Speer) .395"/.440"/.490"/.530"/.570"/.600"pure lead balls.
Forum: Black Powder
09-02-2007, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 42,669
Posted By roundball

RE: Buffalo Bullet Co. NO LONGER MANUFACTURING!

No surprise...their prices were ridiculous and they hadextremely low sales volumes compared to the big boys...not a good formula to stay in business...just surprised it didn't happen a year or so ago
Forum: Black Powder
08-25-2007, 08:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,494
Posted By roundball

RE: cleaning /range vs field

Like I described in my reply...I only reload a hunting barrel one way.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v630/roundball/Muzzleloading/FieldCleaningKits1000pix.jpg
Forum: Black Powder
08-25-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,817
Posted By roundball

RE: the new cva electra

A solution in search of a problem...a marketing ploy to lure a few new customers...has about as much properplace in the world of what is supposed to be known as the grand old American sport...
Forum: Black Powder
08-25-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,494
Posted By roundball

RE: cleaning /range vs field

Muzzleloading is a one shot sport...we know that going in and accept the challege...IMO, there's no such thing as a "fast follow up shot" so there's no need to load right back up in a dirty barrel.
...
Forum: Black Powder
08-23-2007, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,237
Posted By roundball

RE: From TC's website per bore butter

Simplist insurance against any such substance left in the bore is to patch wipe the bore thoroughly with a few patches soaked with alcohol.
Forum: Black Powder
08-20-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,705
Posted By roundball

RE: Range Report: Flintlock smoothbore Dove / Crow load

Yes, "normally" a smallish OP wad of some sort and a tad more shot than powder works well...but all smoothbores sometimes don't understand "normally" and you have to get creative.

I'm glad3F...
Forum: Black Powder
08-20-2007, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,705
Posted By roundball

RE: Range Report: Flintlock smoothbore Dove / Crow load

There's no foulingbuildup with these wads...they keep the fouling so minimal and soft, that every time you load the next wad it pushes what little fouling there is down on top of the powder where...
Forum: Black Powder
08-19-2007, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,705
Posted By roundball

RE: Range Report: Flintlock smoothbore Dove / Crow load

Right, Iunderstand the OS card thingbeing used over powder...same point I was making about using half wads, or smaller amounts of wads, etc, etc.

Thefailure in my post was that I didn'tmentionmy...
Forum: Black Powder
08-19-2007, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,705
Posted By roundball

Range Report: Flintlock smoothbore Dove / Crow load

.62cal Cushion Wad Range Report

Muzzleloader:
GM .62cal (.20ga) Flint Smoothbore drop-in barrel on a TC Hawken stock (Barrel Jug Choked ‘Improved Cylinder PLUS’)

80grns Goex 3F
1...
Forum: Black Powder
07-30-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,671
Posted By roundball

RE: Idaho reconsidering???

"...As for the traditional part of the hunting, as Sabotloader and Goatbrother (both with many years of experience inIdaho), have stated, this was always a MUZZLELOADER season, not a TRADITIONAL...
Forum: Black Powder
07-29-2007, 08:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,671
Posted By roundball

RE: Idaho reconsidering???

Well Cay, I have an opinion and theright to voice it so any personal attack statements are wasted on me.

And I'm sorry to say that your responses are the typical defensive mantra of those who...
Forum: Black Powder
07-28-2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,671
Posted By roundball

RE: Idaho reconsidering???

Consider this:

Sounds like you got your personal defense all lined up...:D:D...let me guess...you're a modern high tech, high pereformance, long range, scope mounted inline owner/shooterwho...
Forum: Black Powder
07-22-2007, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,948
Posted By roundball

.40cal Flintlock Squirrel Rifle

I don't know how it could be much more accurate...sitting in a chair picking off empty .12ga hulls at 30 and 40 yards...a squirrel rifle to die for.

TC Hawken Flintlock stock
GM .40cal 33" x...
Forum: Black Powder
07-19-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,786
Posted By roundball

RE: Chuckhawks.com

I understand he's on the company payroll to make posts like that.
Forum: Black Powder
07-04-2007, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,018
Posted By roundball

RE: mizzy wheel?

This is far superior to a mizzy wheel...used them both...these diamond cutting wheels go through flint like butter...don't inhale the dust.

...
Forum: Black Powder
06-28-2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By roundball

RE: Proposed rule changes for shipping blackpowder

Can you believe a 55 page document to make a proposal ?? My intrepretation is if this OSHA based proposal is adopted, it'll serve to eliminate all shipments of Black Powder by UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc....
Forum: Black Powder
06-28-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By roundball

RE: Proposed rule changes for shipping blackpowder

The corrected link is:

http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main
Forum: Black Powder
06-28-2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By roundball

Proposed rule changes for shipping blackpowder

[font="arial, helvetica"][/size]Here's the official source...

1) Select OSHA
2) Select Proposed rules
Then click SUBMIT
When the page opens for Explosives...click the Adobe PDF icon a...
Forum: Black Powder
06-10-2007, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,486
Posted By roundball

RE: Green mt. barrel hang fires?

Yes, get rid of the subs and use Goex 3F...once you try Goex you'll never use a BP sub again...outstanding powder...extremely fast ignition, clean buring, consistent, and accurate.

I used to...
Forum: Black Powder
06-09-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By roundball

RE: .62cal GM Flint Smoothbore barrels

Not much on specifics of history, butit seems that the .62cal(.20ga) is the single most commonly produced / used smoothboresize of yesteryear in general...a very versatile firearm.

They're as...
Forum: Black Powder
06-09-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By roundball

RE: .62cal GM Flint Smoothbore barrels

Just finished cleaning it and marrying it to a stock...probably shoot it next weekend
Forum: Black Powder
06-08-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By roundball

.62cal GM Flint Smoothbore barrels

A couple years ago GM made a special run of 48 Flint smoothbore barrels...1" x 33" .62cal drop-ins for the TC Hawken & Renegade.

They are down to their last 10...say there are no plans to make...
Forum: Black Powder
05-25-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,674
Posted By roundball

Forum: Black Powder
05-25-2007, 09:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,674
Posted By roundball

RE: Using your ML during rifle season...

Flintlocks for everything...ie: took a nice pair of turkeys this spring
Forum: Black Powder
05-17-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,898
Posted By roundball

RE: ML Ripoff

I'd ask for my rifle and money back.

If he's TRULY started carving on YOUR stock, odds are he can't use it anywhere out and if you ask for everything back, he should bend over backward to finish...
Forum: Black Powder
05-08-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By roundball

RE: T/C or GMB .58 Flinter barrel?

Go through "all the other WHAT stuff with GM?


Asimple toll free phone call,a 2 minuteconversation, andacredit card #.
Forum: Black Powder
05-03-2007, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By roundball

RE: T/C or GMB .58 Flinter barrel?

I have a GM Flint .58cal drop-in barrel on a TC Hawken...1" x 33" x 1:70" RB barrel...ordered it from GM andspecified a Flint breech plug instead of a cap plug...an outstanding, accurate barrel and...
Forum: Black Powder
05-02-2007, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By roundball

RE: T/C or GMB .58 Flinter barrel?

Where did you see a TC .58calx 1:66"barrel?
Forum: Black Powder
04-26-2007, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By roundball

RE: TC .50 Hawken Youth Loads.......

Some info from personal hands on experience...

1 30 & 40grns Goex 3F round ball 25yd plinking loads are so accurate it's scary...zero recoil due to the weight of the rifle...excellent small game...
Forum: Black Powder
04-22-2007, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By roundball

RE: Change in color / odor of lube in Oxyoke / TC patches

Yes, in my.54+ .62cals and they are precisely the same...no difference whatsoever...they're just sort of white and don't smell like wintergreen
Forum: Black Powder
04-22-2007, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By roundball

RE: Change in color / odor of lube in Oxyoke / TC patches

Oh I don't think they've changed theformula of the lube itself...it's probably been mink oil all along...they've just always used a cover smell of wintergreen or pine scent
Forum: Black Powder
04-22-2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,320
Posted By roundball

RE: Hoppes no 9 solvent

Hoppes No9 PLUS BP Solvent & Patch Lube is without question one of the best couple ofcommercial patch lube& cleaning solvents on the market.
(Not the regular Hoppes No9 gun cleaning solution that's...
Forum: Black Powder
04-22-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By roundball

RE: Change in color / odor of lube in Oxyoke / TC patches

I just rummaged around in the garage and found what I was remembering...it was a tub of "Mink Oil"...(not SnoSeal)...and it is precisely the same smell, soft white paste...the lube in the white...
Forum: Black Powder
04-22-2007, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By roundball

Change in color / odor of lube in Oxyoke / TC patches

There's something different about the lube being used in patches under the Oxyoke and TC label during the past year…it may be since being bought out by that other ML company, they’ve made the...
Forum: Black Powder
04-18-2007, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,126
Posted By roundball

RE: GM .54 Bore Size....................

It must also be remembered that you can't simply add the various measurements...patches compress to half their initial measured thickness when started into the bore
Forum: Black Powder
04-12-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By roundball

RE: New GM .54 barrel arrived.............

A few years ago I started using a company in Bristol, TN namedSouthern Bloomer…in business a long timemaking a huge variety of cleaning patches for all sorts of firearm calibers at very reasonable...
Forum: Black Powder
03-30-2007, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By roundball

RE: NOT ACCEPTABLE! Maxi's puked today

Well, based on your tests yesterday, you know what they can do.

Just trying a couple today and having one wild flyer could have been caused by the conical base being nicked or not started in...
Forum: Black Powder
03-29-2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By roundball

RE: Shot some maxi hunters/ need helpwith nipple

TC's .45cal/255grn Maxi-Hunters are absolute tack drivers in my TC .45 x 1:48's...both caplock and Flintlock...never had great luck with any other caliber maxi-hunters but the .45s have always...
Forum: Black Powder
03-15-2007, 10:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,846
Posted By roundball

RE: Is this really muzzleloading?

Seems you may have a bit of a reading comprenhension problem...because this is what he said, and I quote:

"...I had originally bought my Omega for; ease of use, ease of cleaning, out of the box...
Forum: Black Powder
03-13-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,538
Posted By roundball

RE: Patch after 50 shots with no wiping between shots

Around here,in cold weather thehumidity is usually low...January/February Saturdays I'm at the range right after first light, 18*-20*, the Hoppes soaked patches work fine...and I keep them more wet...
Forum: Black Powder
03-13-2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,538
Posted By roundball

RE: Patch after 50 shots with no wiping between shots

Shooting 50 shot range sessions without wiping between shots is not the news...been doing that most weekends from April through November for a few years now justusing natural lube 1000 patches...the...
Forum: Black Powder
03-12-2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,846
Posted By roundball

RE: Is this really muzzleloading?

No I don't...don't bow hunt at all...you have a fair point there that traditional bowhunters might very wellview them just as traditional muzzleloader hunters view modern high tech scoped inlines.
...
Forum: Black Powder
03-12-2007, 11:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,846
Posted By roundball

RE: Is this really muzzleloading?

And you just keep making the same old sick, tired, and lame mistakes by attacking others who happen to have an opinion different from yours.

The poster asked for opinions on his question,...
Forum: Black Powder
03-11-2007, 06:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,846
Posted By roundball

RE: Is this really muzzleloading?

Congratulations...you've got it...and you're going after it the hard way because that's how they did it back in the day...anybody can shoot a deer with a big powerful scoped rifle...dragging one out...
Forum: Black Powder
03-11-2007, 05:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,846
Posted By roundball

RE: Is this really muzzleloading?

Not to me...none of the so called modern high technology, hight performance, scope sighted, long range, smokeless powder buringingrifles that happen to load from the front aremuzzleloaders at all in...
Forum: Black Powder
03-10-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,538
Posted By roundball

Patch after 50 shots with no wiping between shots

Cleaning patch after a 50 shot range session this morning without wiping between any shots:
.50cal / .490 / 50grns Goex 3F / Hoppes No9 BP PLUS patch lube /.018 pillow ticking
...
Forum: Black Powder
03-10-2007, 09:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,690
Posted By roundball

RE: Lock Time...

I agree the claims of lock time differences are reaching or splitting hairs and if there is even any difference at all, IMO it would not be enough to show up in the hands of theaverage shooter...
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