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  • Posted in thread: Ignition for new muzzleloader on 10-04-2013 at 04:27 PM
    The CVA Electra uses electric ignition - unless you've got a team of engineers and a couple of
    years to work on it, you probably won't come up with a better concept -

  • Posted in thread: Powdered sugar ? on 03-27-2013 at 08:48 PM
    I wasn't using the best type of wood, but the velocities I measured were comparable to Goex
    3F..... the downside of using the Acacia twigs from my yard, was that the powder wasn't as
    clean-burning as ...

  • Posted in thread: Powdered sugar ? on 03-27-2013 at 06:51 AM
    I'd like to know: Has anyone actually, PERSONALLY made charcoal, and then made BP from it, and
    then used it to shoot a gun?Yes, I have.

  • Posted in thread: Rocket/grenade launcher question on 01-26-2013 at 12:57 AM
    No I don't wish to buy one, however I have read that grenade and rocket launchers are legal to
    own and NOT registered. I read that you can own an rpg but the rocket itself is what's
    registered or ille...

  • Posted in thread: 1858 New Army Revolver on 12-31-2012 at 11:54 PM
    Synical, nice gift! A lot of folks (including me) believe the Remington was the best design of
    the percussion revolvers.You might want to get a copy of the Lyman Blackpowder Handbook....
    tons of great...

  • Posted in thread: I'm interested in getting a flintlock musket/shotgun in Canada on 01-17-2012 at 08:08 PM
    Oops, I misunderstood. I thought you were asking about wads for shot loads. Please excuse the
    brain fart.I've never shot a round ball in this gun. I would probably look for a ball
    0.600-0.605 in diame...

  • Posted in thread: I'm interested in getting a flintlock musket/shotgun in Canada on 01-17-2012 at 05:13 PM
    Blackdragon, I've been pressing my own wads out of crumpled-up aluminum foil. I imagine you
    could make a similar die using metal tubing - for instance, onlinemetals.com sells brass tubing
    which is 0.7...

  • Posted in thread: I'm interested in getting a flintlock musket/shotgun in Canada on 01-17-2012 at 02:52 AM
    I was asking about muskets, not rifles. muskets have smoothbores, rifles have rifled
    bores.Blackdragon, about 15 years ago I bought a .54 flintlock Lyman Trade Rifle and a local
    gunsmith reamed it out...

  • Posted in thread: Building a fallout shelter on 01-13-2012 at 08:53 PM
    Here's an Office of Civil Defense (OCD) family fallout shelter plan from 1966 - the good ol'
    days :rolleyes:

  • Posted in thread: Home Weather Stations on 01-10-2012 at 02:54 PM
    You're on the right track - the Davis 6250 has a barometer! Looks like a good unit.

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