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    WANTED Stock for .54 Cal. Lyman Great Plains Rifle

    Kicking this back to the top for another try. Best regards,
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    WANTED Stock for .54 Cal. Lyman Great Plains Rifle

    Thank you for getting back to me, and thank you for taking the time and making the effort. Obviously I'm very interested, so please keep me in mind and let me know if you turn it up. Best regards,
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    WANTED Stock for .54 Cal. Lyman Great Plains Rifle

    Sounds great! Thank you! Best regards,
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    WANTED Stock for .54 Cal. Lyman Great Plains Rifle

    Looking for a stock for a .54 Cal. Lyman Great Plains Rifle. Condition not that important as long as it's solid and usable. Best regards,
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    Southern California

    I shoot regularly at Rainbow, a small private range just outside of Temecula. About 15 minutes south of Temecula is the Pala range, up to approximately 900 yards. Here's a link: http://range.palatribe.com/ Best regards,
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    Short Arbor

    I'd just drill and tap the end of the arbor, screw in a short round head machine screw and file to the correct length. Best regards,
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    Suggestions for ball and patch size

    Thanks Zonie, You may be right, I seem to remember that a few of the pre-cut patches kind of pulled apart in my hands as I was loading. How far do the patches typically travel? I looked a couple of times for my fired patches but didn't find any. Best regards,
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    Suggestions for ball and patch size

    I want to thank everyone for their help and suggestions. I was out at the range again Sunday and the results were greatly improved! First time out I was shooting 70 grs. of ff with a .490 rb and a pre-lubed / pre-cut Thompson patch, and my group sizes were 7-8 inches at 50 yards. Sunday the...
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    Suggestions for ball and patch size

    "I've tried .495s with thin patches in my .50, and I definitely have gone back to .490s with cut-at-the-muzzle pillow ticking. I mostly use Blue Thunder as a patch lube, but a mixture of Ballistol to water can be done too. Some guns like a greasy patch, others a very lightly damp patch, others...
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    Lyman GPR screw size help needed

    Thanks all, The bolt I was looking for the size of was #11a in the parts diagram Boomerang posted. I determined that it's a M5 size, and I was able to pick one up at my local hardware store. Just had to cut it to length and trim the head diameter down a bit to fit flush in the tang. Best...
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    Lyman GPR screw size help needed

    I just picked up a 54 caliber Lyman GPR "project", and I need some help with the size of the front through tang bolt. If anyone knows the size, please let me know. Best regards,
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    Suggestions for ball and patch size

    Thanks everyone for the information and advice. It probably won't be until next weekend before I can get my supplies and get out to the range, but I'll post how it goes. Best regards,
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    Suggestions for ball and patch size

    I just picked up a NOS T/C .50 Cal Hawken. I've shot percussion revolvers since I was a kid, but I'm new to muzzle loading rifles. I was thinking .490 round ball and .015 wonder lube patches to start. Does this sound reasonable or are there better suggestions. Best regards,
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