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Everything Else / Re: Two new rifles and a new hand gun and safe
« Last post by oldranger53 on October 16, 2018, 08:01:38 PM »
Keep up the good work!

"Live as if there is an enemy around every corner, and behind every door." Gabe Suarez

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Everything Else / Two new rifles and a new hand gun and safe
« Last post by crzyjarmans on October 16, 2018, 07:36:51 PM »
Well, about two weeks ago I purchased a 30.06 and a S&W SD40 and a new gun safe, and this past weekend I bought me a 300 win mag, now my wife says Iíve been put on restriction! 😡🤬, DONT see know thereís more days in a calendar year than firearms I have!

Just isnít right! LOL
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Everything Else / Re: Missouri Homeowner Shoots Intruder with Hatchet
« Last post by crzyjarmans on October 16, 2018, 07:32:52 PM »
Just waiting for the intruder to use the ď unfare oddsĒ defense against the home owner for pulling out a gun in a hatchet fight!
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Everything Else / Re: Facebook Censorship!!!
« Last post by crzyjarmans on October 16, 2018, 07:22:23 PM »
I quit FB long ago!
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Handguns & Holsters / Re: Black Powder Shooting - Powder Selections
« Last post by Taurian on October 14, 2018, 11:58:35 AM »
I have found Dixie Gun Works ot be goo, and also Track of the Wolf has many items that interest me - in fact, too many. I found pour spouts in various sizes for powder flasks that I will probably get the various calibers.

The Pietta "Griswald" was ordered from Dixie Gun Works; however I caught it on sale. They do seem high in prices for BP firearms, as compared to others.

I just ordered a scraper from Midway, but there was no clue as to caliber.  I'll try it for $5.

I went to my local Bass Pro Shop this morning after range duty. I checked with them last night for Pyrodex RS and they said that it was "low stock." I am learning that when you find this stuff (black powder, percussion caps, etc.) to get it while you can - and 2 cans came home with me. Now, they have no stock.  ;D

I also scored some Remington #10 and #11 percussion caps. I am taking a chance on these as some reports say that they are not as good as the CCI percussion caps. 

Like life, it's all one grand experiment, but unlike life, I can come out of this one alive.  ::)
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Handguns & Holsters / Re: Black Powder Shooting - Powder Selections
« Last post by M1911A1 on October 14, 2018, 11:27:58 AM »
...I am also trying to find a 'scraper" that will work at the breech plug end of the barrel...


Dixie Gun Works is your best blackpowder friend.


You want a scraper? They've got scrapers. And worms, another necessity. And everything else, for that matter. It's like the old Herters' catalog, or maybe Sears Roebuck and Monkey Ward combined.

Scrapers? Click on: https://www.dixiegunworks.com/index/page/category/category_id/593/category_chain/578,346,593/name/Rods%2C+Brushes+%26+Patches/
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Everything Else / Re: Facebook Censorship!!!
« Last post by oldranger53 on October 14, 2018, 10:57:45 AM »
The last time I logged on to Facebook it was December 2012.

It took a couple more years after that to get them to stop sending Friend Requests and other messages.

Ugh. FB sucks.

"Live as if there is an enemy around every corner, and behind every door." Gabe Suarez

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Handguns & Holsters / Black Powder Shooting - Nipples and Percussion Caps
« Last post by Taurian on October 14, 2018, 10:12:10 AM »
I posted a new article: Pull Me In! - Part 3, Whada' U Mean My Nipples Are Too Small

http://guntoters.com/blog/2018/10/14/pull-me-in-part-3-whada-u-mean-my-nipples-are-too-small/

The article is really centered around another article, for which I provide a link, that was created by another author on a black powder forum.

The original article was in a series of posts. I simply consolidated it into a single .pdf file that you can view, download, or print.

Full attribution is given to the original author of the article.

It has some great information about Nipples (Cones) and percussion caps that you might find informative.

As usual; however, let me know of your thoughts on the article.

Coming soon! A review on the Traditions "Trapper" percussion pistol in .50 caliber.
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Handguns & Holsters / Re: Black Powder Shooting - Powder Selections
« Last post by Taurian on October 14, 2018, 08:59:43 AM »
Thanks, Steve.

I'll measure the o.d. of the pre-lubed patches that I have, and then see what punches I can find in a similar size.

Good to know about the 'end-grain" wood thing.

I am also trying to find a 'scraper" that will work at the breech plug end of the barrel, although the 'breech plug' on these pistols are welded to the barrel, but which would clean any residue buildup in that area. I was told that 'scraper' tips are made to fit most cleaning rods. Someone also suggested cutting the bore tip off of a AR-15 chamber brush and use the remaining brush to clean that area. I am not comfortable about pushing a (what seems like) steel brush through a bore. I just might try to find the brass scraping tools.
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All the Rest of the Weapons / Re: Windham Weaponry R20FFTM-308 Review
« Last post by Taurian on October 14, 2018, 08:46:34 AM »
You can find one that cost less than the M1A. It does take some shopping and deciding what you are using it for. I have seen the Sig-Sauer piston guns for over $2500. But CMMG makes a DI unit for around $800.

The SMR 10 is the lightest recoiling .308 that I have - including the M1A. I just Added a thicker butt pad to the MAGPUL MOE stock, which provides my desired LOP.
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