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  1. JamesA

    Knuckle buster

    It sounds like you are using the same load I use and it looks like you are using a two hand hold. I am looking forward to hitting the range about the middle of this up coming week. I've got percussion nipples for #11's coming, wads and seals, and trying to get a loading stand for black powder...
  2. JamesA

    Knuckle buster

    I think you're right. I purchased a set of leather gloves, cut the trigger finger off so I can actually get it through the trigger guard and onto the trigger. It works best if I grip lower and the pinky finger just waves in the breeze. You are 100% correct, too high a hold and the trigger finger...
  3. JamesA

    Knuckle buster

    I have fairly large hands and I when I grip it lower, my pinky finger doesn't come anywhere near the grip, it is completely below it. Two fingers is all I am holding the revolver with and it makes me very nervous. I may actually make patterns of the left and right grips but about 1/2 inch longer...
  4. JamesA

    Knuckle buster

    Not a bad idea. If it's so tight it can't move, it could be the answer. I spent time looking on different sites for larger grips but all I could find was decorative stuff. I'll keep looking.
  5. JamesA

    Knuckle buster

    Thanks for the reply. I was using a single hand hold and regardless how tight I gripped it, it really rapped that knuckle.
  6. JamesA

    Knuckle buster

    I took my 1858 Remington "Preacher" to the range today. The trigger guard is so close to the butt of the revolver, the rear of the trigger guard smacked the knuckle of my middle finger, right hand. It doesn't feel too swift. The revolver is made by Pietta for Cimarron of Texas. Short of selling...
  7. JamesA

    What Muzzleloading Stuff Did You Do Today?

    Thanks. I had a momentary brain fart but recovered and "ducked" them. They seem to have what I want. Getting the plastic out to order some. :thumb:
  8. JamesA

    What Muzzleloading Stuff Did You Do Today?

    Remind me to not pi$$ you off. Quite a few center mass. Good shooting.
  9. JamesA

    What Muzzleloading Stuff Did You Do Today?

    SLIXSHOT, where would I find those? I see Track of the Wolf has #11 percussion nipples that are supposed to be good to go: 6-.75mm metric thread, .319" long cone for some FAP - Pietta Remington, Pietta Colt, Pietta Le Mat replica revolvers, fits Pietta 1873 Colt Percussion, #11 CCI cap...
  10. JamesA

    What Muzzleloading Stuff Did You Do Today?

    Haven't shot it yet, that will come as soon as I can find some #10 percussion caps. I have been looking at this pistol for well over a month. I had to make a few promises and sacrifices to my wife. Man, I hope it shoots good. BTW, it has an unmentionable LC cylinder also.
  11. JamesA

    500 Yards, Stock 1:48 Twist TC Renegade .50 Cal

    Excellent shooting. I can't even see that far.
  12. JamesA

    Patches being destroyed

    I've been reading this thread with a great deal of interest. A lot of good suggestions and advice. My patches end up as fragments of burnt, shredded bits of material about 20 to 30 feet in front of my shooting station. I use a .490 dia. round ball, a .010 pre-lubed patch and 80gr. FFG pyrodex...
  13. JamesA

    Hawker nipple issue- help

    Back to the cap not firing after pulling the nipple and cleaning it and it still doesn't fire the charge. Remove the screw from the drum and use your nipple pick to break up any crud that might have fouled the channel between the nipple and the chamber. Put it screw and the nipple back in the...
  14. JamesA

    CW cannon completion at 1000 yds.

    Awesome video. Thanks for posting it. :thumb:
  15. JamesA

    1" groups at 25 yards, 10" at 50 yards?

    Sounds like you borrowed my Hawken. It has the same problem, 1" at 25 yards, a 50 cal. shotgun at 50 yards (10 in. to 12 in.).
  16. JamesA

    OK. Stupid Question Time

    Why don't you just buy some musket percussion caps? I can use #11's or musket caps on my Hawken, just switch the nipple.
  17. JamesA

    New revolver

    I worked until 3 months before my 67th birthday, I retired because I had just survived cancer, the same cancer that ended my mother's life at 68. My reasoning was and still is, with a certain amount of time allotted to us on this planet, why spend all of it working for someone else. Having said...
  18. JamesA

    New revolver

    Revise the total to 3. Before I retired, my highest wage was $22.00 and hour, 11 years ago. I had to work two jobs, I also farmed 80 acres of vineyard. The good thing about working for someone else was the benefits; insurance, 401K, and the company pension. The ranch was darned hard work for...
  19. JamesA

    I found #11 CCI percussion caps at Walmart today - finally

    I have to admit, Walmart? Of all places. That's quite a score. :thumb:
  20. JamesA

    What Muzzleloading Stuff Did You Do Today?

    I've heard a similar quote to the one I am about to say although it involved fishing. "A bad day at the shooting range is better than the best day you've ever had at work." :thumb:
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