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    Help for old eyes

    Belleville, the eyepal has a is what I would call tacky (not sticky) if that makes sense. Put it on the glasses, if not in the right place, peel it off and move it a little, try again. For the record it did not help me all that much, for a non-traditional gun a peep sight/soule type sight is...
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    Inflation/fuel question?

    I sell a lot of products made mostly of mild and stainless steel. We have had some huge increases in stainless prices and are selling more this year than last, our customers know the situation and that we are not price gouging so they are buying what they need before prices go even higher. Keep...
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    .36 Conundrum -- Followup

    Yes, I agree with the crud and surface rust diagnosis. Chore boy, steel wool, brass brush etc. The most important tool you already have is the bore scope. give it a scrubbing and look again
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    How I Make A Ramrod and Range Rod

    I would pick the biggest diameter that would fit in your thimbles if you are going to use it in them, if your going to use it as a range rod I would get the biggest that will fit the bore, maybe 7/16 or so.
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    How I Make A Ramrod and Range Rod

    IF! I were to make an "other than hickory" rod I would make it out of Delrin from here (click this link) McMaster-Carr it machines and holds threads well and will not wear the riflings. I have one that I use on my BPCR rifles as it is flexible and gets around the soule sights. Hickory however...
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    I need a recommendation for professional grade gunsmith screwdrivers

    Chapman for me. I have used the included ratchet with a LOT of down pressure and never broke a tip. They are a little pricey but when I have tried cheaper ones I have broken them and been disappointed. Have not tried the Brownells drivers.
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    Bag went to hell

    My opinion here, use the good thread used for fixing shoes etc is the best option. If you use artificial sinew separate it down to the same thread thickness as the bag was originally sewed with. Leather lacing, you will have to punch different holes and it will never look right, ten years from...
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    How much gun weight can I lose

    Thanks guys, obviously boring out the barrel isn't going to help much. I really like the gun, its a copy of the John Schreit rifle but really should have been made with a swamped barrel. The barrel is a J. Goodoien straight 1", no flare or taper and shoots really well but the older I get the...
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    How much gun weight can I lose

    I have a rifle with a 38" long barrel, 1" across the flats in .54 caliber that is to muzzle heavy for me. I considered cutting off the muzzle but after much deliberation determined the architecture would never be right. If I were to have it rebored to a .58 does anyone know or have a reasonable...
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    .45 caliber RB enough for deer?

    Bite your tongue, don't say anything...Bite your tongue, don't say anything.... I can't stand it, here goes and I can hear the howls already AT WHAT DISTANCE! 300 yards? NO your an idiot if you try it. SHOT PLACEMENT! Can you pretty much guarantee a heart/lung shot, if not there is that idiot...
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    SPG bullet lube ?

    If SPG fouled your bore so bad you could not get a wet patch through, you were doing something wrong, not the lube. You don't have multiple master and triple A shooters using a product that doesn't work. Some switched to Dan Theodore's White Lightening lube but some also switched back again to...
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    How I Make A Ramrod and Range Rod

    I have NEVER broken a hickory ramrod, including the ancient one in my .32. If you are breaking a hickory ramrod it is my belief its your method that is the problem not the ramrod.
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    Bag went to hell

    Man I am sorry to hear that, Barbour is the best thread I have ever used, bought some years ago at a large shoe repair shop in Indianapolis and thankfully have some left. Drag it across a piece of beeswax several times for sewing heavy duty items and the stuff lasts forever. Used "dry" and its...
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    18th century wooden pack-frames?

    For the lone woodsman, think Boone, Kenton etc. you see very little references to horses in the manuscripts. Many times they were in effectively enemy territory and doing their best to stay under the radar so to speak. For the French and Indians the rivers were the main highway until they...
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    refiring lead round balls

    I should make a video of me blowing down the barrel after a shot...that should get some heads spinning in hysteria:ThankYou:
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    refiring lead round balls

    BPMS, keep making the videos and ignore the critics....I think they are a hoot! When the critics show us their videos of how to load safely in the middle of a field with no support perhaps we can comment on their methods.
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    How I Make A Ramrod and Range Rod

    I am a tubing cutter guy also, works great. and no worries about it of being uneven around the circumference.
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    Hunting with a revolver

    .45 caliber muzzleloading rifles are not capable to take deer with some people ( see the .45 caliber thread)
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    18th century wooden pack-frames?

    Cross bars are 16" long including the part in the upright, and the uprights are 36" long. This thing is probably 30-35 years old or more from when I used to do pack ins and honestly I do not remember what kind of wood it is. Leather at the bottom is just a loop that fits over the bottom of the...
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    18th century wooden pack-frames?

    Get some one foot long sticks from the woods and a couple a little longer, whittle the ends round and then drill some holes half way through the two longer ones, insert the short ones and voila! put some leather straps on it and there you go. I have one in the shop I will take some pictures of...
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