HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: tims
New Today: 1
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 12624

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 218
BOT: 2
Total: 220
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Home
02: Your Account
03: Forums
04: Forums
05: Forums
06: Your Account
07: Forums
08: Forums
09: Forums
10: Forums
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Forums
14: Forums
15: Forums
16: Your Account
17: Forums
18: Photo Albums
19: Home
20: Forums
21: Home
22: Home
23: Home
24: Forums
25: Forums
26: Forums
27: Home
28: Your Account
29: Forums
30: Home
31: Forums
32: Home
33: Photo Albums
34: Forums
35: Forums
36: Your Account
37: Forums
38: Home
39: Home
40: Photo Albums
41: Home
42: Forums
43: Your Account
44: Photo Albums
45: Forums
46: Forums
47: Forums
48: Forums
49: Forums
50: Forums
51: Your Account
52: Forums
53: Forums
54: Home
55: Forums
56: Home
57: Forums
58: Your Account
59: Forums
60: Forums
61: Your Account
62: Forums
63: Your Account
64: Home
65: Forums
66: Forums
67: Forums
68: Home
69: Home
70: Forums
71: Forums
72: Forums
73: Your Account
74: Forums
75: Forums
76: Home
77: Forums
78: Forums
79: Forums
80: Forums
81: Forums
82: Your Account
83: Forums
84: Home
85: Your Account
86: Forums
87: Forums
88: Forums
89: Home
90: Home
91: Forums
92: Your Account
93: Forums
94: Forums
95: Forums
96: Forums
97: Forums
98: Photo Albums
99: Forums
100: Forums
101: Home
102: Forums
103: Home
104: Home
105: Forums
106: Home
107: Forums
108: Forums
109: Forums
110: Forums
111: Forums
112: Your Account
113: Forums
114: Forums
115: Forums
116: Forums
117: Home
118: Home
119: Your Account
120: Forums
121: Forums
122: Your Account
123: Forums
124: Home
125: Your Account
126: Your Account
127: Forums
128: Forums
129: Forums
130: Forums
131: Your Account
132: Forums
133: Forums
134: Forums
135: Forums
136: Forums
137: Forums
138: Forums
139: News
140: Forums
141: Your Account
142: Home
143: Forums
144: Forums
145: Forums
146: Home
147: Forums
148: Forums
149: Forums
150: Forums
151: Forums
152: Forums
153: Forums
154: Forums
155: Forums
156: Forums
157: Forums
158: Forums
159: Forums
160: Forums
161: Your Account
162: Forums
163: Forums
164: Your Account
165: Photo Albums
166: Forums
167: Forums
168: Forums
169: Forums
170: Forums
171: News
172: Forums
173: Home
174: Forums
175: Forums
176: Your Account
177: Forums
178: Home
179: Forums
180: Forums
181: Photo Albums
182: Forums
183: Forums
184: Forums
185: Your Account
186: Forums
187: Forums
188: Forums
189: Forums
190: Your Account
191: Forums
192: Forums
193: Forums
194: Home
195: Forums
196: Forums
197: Forums
198: Forums
199: Forums
200: Home
201: Forums
202: Forums
203: Home
204: Forums
205: Your Account
206: Forums
207: Forums
208: Forums
209: Forums
210: Forums
211: Forums
212: Forums
213: Home
214: Forums
215: Home
216: Forums
217: Forums
218: Forums
  BOT:
01: Forums
02: Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 305
 Pictures: 2362
  · Views: 449752
  · Votes: 1310
  · Comments: 86
 

Support our Advertisers

Sieve
Discussions related to Guns and Firearms
Go to page Previous  1, 2
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
gelandangan
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 07, 2006
Posts: 5871
Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Sieve Reply with quote

Thank you for the comments.

Right now I use Hodgon .375 cal round balls that come with the gun when I bought it, but soon I will cast my own.

I am using FFF black powder, I think it is Goex. Upon advice from a former record holder of BP shooting David Moore en.wikipedia.org/wiki/..._shooter), I am loading the gun with 14 grains and topped up with another 13.5 grains of corn meal to fill the chamber.
David walk me through the safety and the mechanics of the BP pistol last weekend.
Too bad I am too dense to learn properly.

And I do use lanolin mixed with beeswax and olive oil for the chamber seal.
On this topic I was told by a few BP shooters to use margarine or butter because they will smell much better when shot Very Happy

_________________
A straight line is the shortest distance between two points.
A smile is the shortest distance between two people.

The government I trust .. is my .45-70 Government.

Do - Not try!


gelandangan.weebly.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
DallanC
Site Admin
Site Admin


Joined: Jan 18, 2005
Posts: 3204
Location: Utah

PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Sieve Reply with quote

Pumpkinslinger wrote:
Gelan, what diameter bullet are you using?

Dallan, I found your experience with 777 interesting. When a friend and I tried it in our T/C Encore .50s we both got good results. He used two 50 grain pellets and I used about 110 grains of loose powder, both with Powerbelt bullets. We both got 3 shot groups around 1.5" at 100 yards.

I couldnt break 8" at 100 yards. It was ALL over the target. I went back to pyro as a control and had a nice tight cloverleaf. To each is own I guess. My brother loves 777 Pellets, but he says loose 777 is terrible. Wierd.


-DallanC
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
dhc4ever
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 26, 2011
Posts: 2360
Location: Ipswich, Queensland Australia

PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Sieve Reply with quote

Bored already Darwin?
Well at least you should have time to start to sort out the black powder bug.
Next well hear youve got a Baker rifle to play with.....

_________________
Pete

Dont do anything you wont like explaining to the paramedics..............
Back to top
View user's profile
Aloysius
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 03, 2009
Posts: 2133
Location: B., Belgium

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:17 am    Post subject: Re: Sieve Reply with quote

dhc4ever wrote:

Next well hear youve got a Baker rifle to play with.....


when you think "rifle" you should also think "conical"... so fast twist! And when you get the opportunity for a Whitwort, don't hesitate! My Parker Hale Volunteer is still the best grouping BP-rifle I own, I only don't shoot it very often because a Hawken is so much easier to clean.

And Geland, don't forget you're starting with a revolver, IMHO the most difficult BP-thing! A frontloading single shot rifle or pistol is much easier to shoot AND to clean (and often with better results).


@SJ: when you cannot buy BP, you might make your own? Look at the "urine-advice" in the link Elvis gave here somewhere... or visit Czech Republic some day for cheap BP (but transport might be a problem)
Back to top
View user's profile
slimjim
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 7562
Location: Fort Worth TX

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:03 am    Post subject: Re: Sieve Reply with quote

Aloysius wrote:
@SJ: when you cannot buy BP, you might make your own? Look at the "urine-advice" in the link Elvis gave here somewhere...

I think I will find other activities to consume my time when I retire. The Feds have burdened BP with so much paperwork, retailers just don't bother with it. Its classified as an explosive (smokeless powder is flammable) so every pound of it must be logged, stored, and sale documented. The synthetics BP are classified like smokeless powders and just sit on the shelf.

_________________
"To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth." - Theodore Roosevelt

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein
Back to top
View user's profile
DallanC
Site Admin
Site Admin


Joined: Jan 18, 2005
Posts: 3204
Location: Utah

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:24 am    Post subject: Re: Sieve Reply with quote

Pumpkinslinger wrote:
Gelan, what diameter bullet are you using?

Dallan, I found your experience with 777 interesting. When a friend and I tried it in our T/C Encore .50s we both got good results. He used two 50 grain pellets and I used about 110 grains of loose powder, both with Powerbelt bullets. We both got 3 shot groups around 1.5" at 100 yards.

Hornady .429" 240gr XTP in a Hornady Green .44cal sabot. This is out of the older style Remington M700ML rifle (Remington admitted they designed the gun around that bullet, sabot and 100grains pyrodex). It shoots awesome with that load.


-DallanC
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
DallanC
Site Admin
Site Admin


Joined: Jan 18, 2005
Posts: 3204
Location: Utah

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:25 am    Post subject: Re: Sieve Reply with quote

On a sidenote, Hornady doesnt seem to sell those green sabots in loose packs anymore, they sell them bundled with a XTP bullet, for 4x the price. I found a outlet that had packages of the loose sabots for $5 a bag and bought all of them. I've shot 200+ rounds through the ML's in the past 2 years.


-DallanC


Last edited by DallanC on Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:32 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Pumpkinslinger
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 22, 2007
Posts: 4490
Location: NC foothills

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Sieve Reply with quote

www.midwayusa.com/prod...pack-of-50

on sale right now, $5.49/50

_________________
Mike

"I ain't no better than anyone else, and there ain't no one better than me!" Ma Kettle

Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
DallanC
Site Admin
Site Admin


Joined: Jan 18, 2005
Posts: 3204
Location: Utah

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Sieve Reply with quote

Huh, they didnt have those the other day when I looked... it said "Discontinued". Perhaps I hit a dead link or something.

Amusingly, the store I ordered from goofed up on their end and resent my order... which means I got 8 more packages of sabots today. Thats 16 packages now LOL! I need to contact them and see how they screwed up.


-DallanC
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Gun & Firearm Discussions
Page 2 of 2
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page Previous  1, 2



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.