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  1. Boomerang

    Barrel Wear

    So I'm a machinist and decided to check the inside diameter of my .54 cal. GPR against 2 new .54 cal GPR barrels. I have put approximately 1000 rounds through my first one and used gage pins from work to do my measuring. Both the old and the new barrels measure .543 inside diameter. I use a...
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    Evening squirrel hunt

    I just got back from an evening squirrel hunt and shot this rascal wearing a coon skin cap!
  3. Boomerang

    12 gage Gallyon

    I just won this at an auction for $360.00. Did I do alright?
  4. Boomerang

    1st 2 Squirrels of 2020

    Shot my first 2 squirrels in Indiana this season. Used my trusty ole GPR .54 with 35gr. 3f.
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    Percussion cap shortage

    So what's up with about every supplier being out of percussion caps this time of year? I'm stocked up and don't need any right now, but it doesn't look like hardly anybody has them.
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    Bag strap blackout

    I have a fairly heavy shooting bag and the strap seems to put pressure on my neck and cuts off some circulation to my top knot. Does anyone else have this problem?
  7. Boomerang

    Barrel question

    So I bought a Lancaster rifle off of Tip Curtis last year and it has a 54 cal. Green Mountain swamped barrel on it. It shoots accurately, but It shoots too far left. I had to move the front sight off to the left and the back sight off to the right to get it to shoot to point of aim and I don't...
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    Maximum Distance

    Is there any scientific formulas to figure out the maximum distance a round ball will travel with a given muzzle velocity at optimum trajectory with no wind at sea level?
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    Crockett ?

    Has anybody had Bobby Hoyt turn their .32 Crockett into a .40? I have one and am thinking about having him do that.
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    Did some chrono testing

    So I decided to get out the chronograph and checked out 3 different loads in my Lyman GPR .54 cal. The first load is my small game load 35gr 3f Goex came out to 900 fps. Next was my deer load 75gr 3f Goex is came out at 1350 fps. and finally my max anti tank load with 100gr 3f Goex. It came out...
  11. Boomerang

    Fall Turkey Hunting Techniques

    Do you fellers use a different calling technique for turkeys in the Fall opposed to the Spring?
  12. Boomerang

    Turkey hunting with round ball

    I plan on trying to get a turkey this year in WV with a round ball. Has anyone else done this and if so where is the best shot placement on one?
  13. Boomerang

    First one of the year

    Hey guys, Got my first squirrel of the year. Head shot at about 30yds with my loaded down .54 GPR.
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    New WV Hunting Season

    New Hunting Season Starts January 10 The Mountaineer Heritage Season for deer and bear is just around the corner. We hope you'll take some time to enjoy this exciting new hunting experience using primitive weapons like flintlock or percussion cap muzzleloaders and recurve or long bow.
  15. Boomerang

    ? about vent liner

    So my new Lancaster flintlock has an ampco bronze vent liner that has been filed flush with the barrel. When the time comes to replace it, how does one remove the old one? Drill a bigger hole in it and use a screw extractor? :idunno:
  16. Boomerang

    My new obsession

    I picked up a Lancaster style flintlock from Tip Curtis when I was at the NMLRA shoot. It is 54 cal and has a 38" Green Mountain swamped barrel and a large Siler lock. When I first started shooting it, I was kind of disappointed because I couldn't hardly hit anything with it off hand. I was used...
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    Dew rags

    Does anyone know where to get early 18th century dew rags in the appropriate patterns?
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    Barrel life

    Do barrels made out of 12L14 have a shorter life than ones made out of 1137 or 4150?
  19. Boomerang

    My GPR Squirrel Load

    I'm impressed by how forgiving the load variation is in my GPR. I can go from 30gr 3f to 75gr 3f and get about the same group size. This is a 3 shot group from a bench at 32yds using 30gr of 3f and this is my squirrel load. I'm not sure what my muzzle velocity is, but even if I don't get a head...
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    Replacement lock for GPR

    Does anyone make a drop in replacement caplock for a Lyman GPR?