Last Activity:11-03-2010 3:17 PM
Posted in thread: First Black Powder Rifle on 01-11-2008 at 01:54 AM
The TRADITIONS brand of side locks are very reliable, exceptionally accurate, and reasonably
priced.Check the Dixie site, they always have great deals, and the best selection I have seen
Posted in thread: Nipple Life on 01-10-2008 at 11:41 PM
Sounds like the nipples are clogged. Before loading, poke the hole with a old fashion lady's
hat pin, or you can use a partly straightened paper clip; either will make a wonderful nipple
Posted in thread: How volatile are percussion caps? on 01-10-2008 at 11:36 PM
The other day I dropped some #11 percussion caps on the concrete while fumbling with the stupid
tin lid that would not come loose very easy. Anybody ever have anything bad happen with caps?I
Posted in thread: 5.45x39 on 01-10-2008 at 11:28 PM
5.56 = .223, 7.62 = .308, so ... a 5.45 = about a .20? :confused:
Posted in thread: 1892 Marlin on 01-10-2008 at 11:07 PM
I picked up a Winchester 94 in 32-40, out of a guys garage years ago for a $100. One day I
thought I'd have it worked on, the only thing it needed was a magazine spring and cap, which
the gunsmith fou...
Posted in thread: .22 speed/distance on 01-10-2008 at 10:13 PM
Range I grew up with was 1 mile, from a rifle, pistol or revolver, did not make a practical
Posted in thread: life of 22 ammo on 01-10-2008 at 10:11 PM
if it aint green shoot itand if it is green clean it with some never dull THEN shoot it!
Posted in thread: Remington new model 1858, 44 on 01-10-2008 at 10:01 PM
IF it a gen-you-wine original, it will use a .457 round ball. Reproductions use the smaller
.451.Use 30 grains of FFFg or Pyrodex "P" behind the ball or conical. Do NOT use a patch or
Wonder Wad! Patc...
Posted in thread: Best Guage? on 07-27-2007 at 01:04 AM
12 gauge. Most versatile, you can take pretty much any legal game in North America with it,
provided you have the proper load. In a gas operated semi auto such as a Remington 1100/11-89
or Mossberg 92...
Posted in thread: Sawed off Shotgun on 07-27-2007 at 01:00 AM
If you are going to make a sawed off shotgun, do you basically just take a saw and saw off part
of the barrel? At what point is the best place to start sawing? :)I sawed off an old Meridin 12