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    COVID-19 cancels TN Creedmoor 150 & Sgt. York

    Friendship- June (3 months away) might be a little to early to speculate.
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    COVID-19 cancels TN Creedmoor 150 & Sgt. York

    After the CDC came out last week recommending groups/gatherings <50. Upcoming Matches are being cancelled for this year.
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    Adjusting Aim for 200 & 300 Yards

    There’s never been a direct correlation between velocity and accuracy - that I know of. Shoot your most accurate load. Elevation is the easiest to determine- you have done so already with your data. The wind is the most difficult. Go have fun and hit that gong!
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    Cleaning Jag for.577 Enfield

    Use short strokes up/down as you proceed toward the breech with a damp patch will help reduce getting stuck.
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    Rice Barrel Loads

    Rice roundball barrels are made of 12L14. Jason’s bullet barrels are 4150.
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    Paper patched bullets

    I used to roll my PP bullets on a piece of felt lightly soaked in Sperm Oil as I loaded - gave a slight film on the paper as I loaded. Stopped doing it and found no difference in accuracy in Matches at 500 or 1000yards.. Your Ped. Gibbs has been a proven shooter.
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    how was elephant BP

    Elephant was the only decent powder for a few years in the mid-late 90's as Goex moved from PA to LA and sold some bad stuff... until Swiss came out, then Elephant seemed to just disappear. I still have some and use it in my shotguns. I shot Elephant in my original LR rifles to 1000 yards...
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    Total BP "newbie" needs a little advise on shooting new Whitworth

    MS: Buffalo Arms sells round bullets, contact them for a box, I’d recommend pure lead as we’ve had great success with them at Oak Ridge. That round bullet has a lot of upsetting to do in the Hex. If you going with a flat base bullet - nearly any 450-500gr bullet will work starting out. Lyman...
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    Heavy Bench Gun information

    Obviously, the NMLRA host these matches as part of their National Matches/Championship. There are guys still making barrels there. Also, Canal Fulton still host a few matches. Sorry, never heard of the names you referenced - where about were they from?
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    Total BP "newbie" needs a little advise on shooting new Whitworth

    Musket caps.. If you don’t have a Platinum lined nipple, you’ll probably need one - check Buffalo Arms Co. Good Hex bullets are hard to come by, many have tried and Pedersoli is probably your easiest to obtain. These are PP. We’ve shot numerous originals over the decades to 1000yards at Oak...
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    I was wrong about Manchester. Bob & Trey are great guys who also attend Friendship (NMLRA).

    I was wrong about Manchester. Bob & Trey are great guys who also attend Friendship (NMLRA).
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    205-915-5244

    205-915-5244
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    Bob & Trey Millican from N. AL.

    Bob & Trey Millican from N. AL.
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    Any Clubs near North Alabama

    There is a group now shooting in the Manchester TN area. They used to shoot at TVA Gallatin Steam Plant until they shut it down. I'll see if I can get a contact for you.
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    Any 8 Bore Percussion Barrel and Breech Plugs Availabe?

    I have an original 26" Damascus rifle barrel, breech and tang with no visible name. If I recall the bore is around .800". PM me if you're interested, it's not cheap..
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