I move that hanshi be incarcerated in the forum stockade for a period deemed suitable for the offense. During said incarceration he is to be fed nothing but hardtack, water and stale stories, e.g. "The time I whipped Cornpop!"HA! I got you on that one!
My rifles you do not stand on the left side either. Put about a dozen holes in a guy's shirt who did not listen to me when i called lefty flinter on the range. He said oops, i heard ya but was not hearing ya.never stand on the right side of a flinter when a guy is about to shoot. now that blast out of the priming pan setting off the pan charge will hurt you!! ask me how I know? ben there done that, once!
I move that hanshi be incarcerated in the forum stockade for a period deemed suitable for the offense. During said incarceration he is to be fed nothing but hardtack, water and stale stories, e.g. "The time I whipped Cornpop!"
All in favor?
I was thinking about hardness. You answered my question. I have a problem. Guns that are CF and Caplock, & one Flinter. Long as I cast RBs with flashing lead and the rest with WW & LT. Thanks.Linotype is way too hard to use for round balls in a muzzle loading firearm.
You might try getting ahold of an old gasoline Coleman stove ( gasoline burns a lot hotter than propane) and pouring from a big spoon to get enough flow going. I can’t seem to get enough flow out of my Lee bottom pour pots to get a good fill-out without wrinkles and my propane Coleman stove doesn’t get the lead hot enough. Flame on!I would like to ask a 'dumb' question. I was told to only use 'pure lead' balls in BP Rifles. It has at times been difficult to get lead to cast balls. There have been more than one statement about using wheel weights to cast balls or minie' balls from. Is it OK to use WWs in BP?
Now you know the importance of wearing eye protection.So, I took it out today to shoot it and after 12th shot I got a cap fragment to the forehead.
Drop down to 2f powder. High pressure will cause the hammer to lift and the cap will split and fly. It also sounds as if you are not shooting the civil war Minnie as with that pressure the skirt will blow out and accuracy will be poor.Howdy All,
It is good to be back on the board. I bought a used Zoli Zouave from a skirmisher. The wood to metal fit is bordering on horrible the front sight is bent to zero but this thing can shoot like I've never seen. With 42 grains of 3F and a Lee .578 460 grain Minnie bullet it shoots cloverleafs at 50 yards, Not kidding it will do it all day long.
The guy I bought it from had the lock and trigger tuned. The trigger is crisp and light. So, I took it out today to shoot it and after 12th shot I got a cap fragment to the forehead. Not painful at all and I started to reload for the next shot but the blood got in my eye and I kinda freak out a couple of guys around me at the range. Glad I was wearing shooting glasses.
Does anyone make one of those brass guards that go around the nipple that will fit a musket nipple?
I am learning so much in here. I always thought that pure lead wouldn't work as a bullet as it would 'lead' the barrel, unless it was very low velocity. WWs are great in 'unmentionables' at 800-900 fps loadings and the Linotype mixed in worked in rifles. Excuse me, "unmentionable" rifles.many molds won't cast a full size ball with pure lead. a 1/40 tin in lead works for filling out the cast.
AFord, even in your unmentionables you can shoot dead soft lead. just keep velocities below 1800fps or so.