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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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All the Rest of the Weapons / Re: Windham Weaponry R20FFTM-308 Review
« Last post by flyover on October 14, 2018, 07:12:32 AM »
I would really like to own one of those rifles but like you say, they are expensive. I should not complain as I have a 308 in a bolt rifle, a CAI frankenFAL (LA1A) and a Springfield M1A Match rifle.
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Handguns & Holsters / Re: Black Powder Shooting - Powder Selections
« Last post by M1911A1 on October 13, 2018, 01:26:11 PM »
...I hope to start making my own lubricated patches, as that would cut down on the cost somewhat.  It really depends on how much it cuts down on the cost over buying pre-lubed patches...

I only used home-made, pre-lubricated patches in a rifle when I was hunting.

I was privileged in that my leather shop boasted lots of different-size leather punches, the larger round ones being perfect for making rifle patches.

The first problem is finding out how large the patch has to be. It shouldn't be too large...or too small. My sizing technique was to use a sheet of patch material, to start a ball through it, and then to cut the material off at the muzzle with a patch knife. Then I pulled the ball (and eventually re-melted and re-cast it) and measured the patch I'd made.
Then I found the correct punch to make a patch as close to that size as I could manage. I prefer cast-steel arch punches, even though they're very expensive, because they are essentially permanent. Also, they're easy to sharpen (outside only) with emery cloth.
A good-quality punch should be used only by cutting through the cloth into end-grain wood. Otherwise, you'll quickly ruin the punch. And use a mallet (rawhide or wood), not a hammer.

Nowadays, there's probably lots better lubricant than the "bear grease" that I used.
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Handguns & Holsters / Re: Black Powder Shooting - Powder Selections
« Last post by M1911A1 on October 13, 2018, 01:09:09 PM »
...I...like the idea of using a cartridge to make [wads], and I have plenty of used .45 Colt cases to use for the .44. I would think that a used .38 or .357 case could be used for the .36...

Yes. That ought to work.

Paraffin is very malleable. If the wad is a bit too small in diameter, pressing the ball down onto it will spread it out. If it's a bit too big, it'll still stuff into a chamber under thumb pressure.
The graphite powder (door-lock lubricant) serves only to keep unused wads from sticking together, but in a warm climate it's only moderately successful over time. My old, unused wads (from more than 25 years ago) are now stuck together, and require pressure from a fingernail to separate 'em.

The advantage of paraffin wads over pre-lubricated fiber is that paraffin won't ever leach into the powder charge. I worry that the fiber-wad's lubricant will eventually ruin a shot.
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Everything Else / Re: Facebook Censorship!!!
« Last post by Taurian on October 13, 2018, 12:13:04 PM »
Same here - no Facebook for this old man. But, there are some addicted to it, and way too many, in my opinion.
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Everything Else / Re: Just checking to see who is payong attention!
« Last post by RayMich on October 13, 2018, 11:55:54 AM »
If God didn't want us to eat animals, why did he make them out of meat?

I am a second hand vegetarian. Cow eat grass, I eat cows. End of story!  ;D 
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Everything Else / Re: Facebook Censorship!!!
« Last post by NorCalChuck on October 13, 2018, 11:30:59 AM »
Since I do not do facebook  . . . . . . enough said about that . . . . . .
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Everything Else / Facebook Censorship!!!
« Last post by Taurian on October 13, 2018, 07:48:46 AM »
Facebook Purge: Here Is The List Of Pages Deleted By Facebook:

https://www.westernjournal.com/facebook-purge-list-pages-deleted/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=WJBreaking&utm_campaign=breaking&utm_content=western-journal

You just might see some of your favorites listed, or no longer see them on Facebook.
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