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Old 06-09-2009, 03:24 PM   #11
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Nose cap is installed.

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Woodwork is almost done. Inletting the toe plate and final sanding and it will be ready to stain and the metal will be browned.
The stain will be a honey maple alcohol stain that, Tip Curtis swears is the closest to natural finish you can get and still bring the curl out in the wood. Tung oil will be applied over that.

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Woodwork is almost done. Inletting the toe plate and final sanding and it will be ready to stain and the metal will be browned.
The stain will be a honey maple alcohol stain that, Tip Curtis swears is the closest to natural finish you can get and still bring the curl out in the wood. Tung oil will be applied over that.
Lookin' great Hawg. Those rifles are so damn sweet looking. You have my envy!
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That's a nice stock! Is that the .58 cal. barrel or .50?

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That's a nice stock! Is that the .58 cal. barrel or .50?
.54, 1:66 twist.
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This is one from the late 1970's, a CVA kit that I finally built in 1997. It's a .58 with a 32" barrel, and it kicks like a mule with 585gr. HBFP conicals. Unloading it after an unsuccessful hunting season many years ago, I shot into a computer paper box stacked front to back with phone books. This box had been sitting in my back yard for a month getting rained on and then frozen solid by the time I shot it in December. The bullet travelled through the box and into 8 inches of frozen ground, where I finally found it. It was barely distorted!

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Yeah those .58 minies are badass. I cast these two styles myself. The one on the right is a Lee Improved but I like the traditional a td bit better. .45 ACP is for size comparison.


This is a traditional I recovered after penetrating a metal five gallon bucket and 9 inches of pond bank from 300 yds. out of my 3 band Enfield with 70 grs. of powder.

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Nice build! Its looks fantastic!

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[QUOTE=Hawg;125316]Yeah those .58 minies are badass. I cast these two styles myself. The one on the right is a Lee Improved but I like the traditional a td bit better. .45 ACP is for size comparison.

I like the looks of the Lee - what weight is that? It seems that the .58 is a rarity these days - no more speedloaders and very few commercial bullets. I use the Lee R.E.A.L. molds for my .50's.
This is a traditional I recovered after penetrating a metal five gallon bucket and 9 inches of pond bank from 300 yds. out of my 3 band Enfield with 70 grs. of powder.

Damn! I wouldn't hesitate using one on a grizzly! Many people don't understand what devastation was wreaked with lead and BP 145 yrs. ago! The most startling thing I ever saw were two pictures of a Civil War battlefield - one was before the battle ( a thriving hardwood forrest) and the other was 8 hours afterwards, and all that was left were stumps. I forget the name of the Battle, but it left a lasting impression on me.

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Nice build! Its looks fantastic!
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