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by DavidVanVorous
Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:54 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Buying Powder
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 2807

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by DavidVanVorous
Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:23 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON "Pattern" on brass after firing
RepliesCOLON 11
ViewsCOLON 2973

David: .47 from the case mouth to the top of the wad ? Yes. After seating I end up with an overal cartridge lenght of 2.62-2.65". In my Sharps that puts the slug seating right up against the rifling so no "jump". The catch Im finding seating this way is fouling can trip me up and prevent loading. N...
by DavidVanVorous
Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:58 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON "Pattern" on brass after firing
RepliesCOLON 11
ViewsCOLON 2973

Ahhhh. That sounds like powder fouling. It suggest the brass is too hard or chamber pressure is too low or both to get good sealing. Your brass may require annealing and/or you may need a stouter powder charge. Jerry Liles My thought as well given I have a "comparable load" that seems to work nice....
by DavidVanVorous
Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:02 pm
ForumCOLON Beginners Tips - Anything Useful for the New BPCR Shooter
TopicCOLON "Fillers" and chamber "ringing"
RepliesCOLON 16
ViewsCOLON 7917

Putting the bullet hard on the rifling simply makes most rifles shoot better. WITH BLACK POWDER. It makes the load more ballistically uniform, lower standard deviation. Standard deviations over about 10 start to show on the target at ranges past 200 (if not less). SDs of 30 or 40 will produce sever...
by DavidVanVorous
Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:51 pm
ForumCOLON Beginners Tips - Anything Useful for the New BPCR Shooter
TopicCOLON "Fillers" and chamber "ringing"
RepliesCOLON 16
ViewsCOLON 7917

Dan Phariss, This ringing biz brings up a Q. The barrel on my Sharps is cut to "std" .45-70 specs with no freebore except what the angle at the front of the reamer that Shiloh used provides. I load such that the slug isnt really allowed to "jump" forward but the action closes relatively tight. Also ...
by DavidVanVorous
Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:04 am
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON NORMA 45-70 brass Yea or nay?
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 3158

Good brass but expensive. I don't see that it has an advantage over domestic brands. If it did you'd see the target shooters using it. My 2 cents Jerry Liles Just a thought but availability may play into the why as well. Granted I'm in BFE but iffen I go to the local sporting good store Im limited ...
by DavidVanVorous
Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:11 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Best bullet for 45 / 70
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 7792

David if your scope is a "malcolm" style, you'll be good to go at many of the shoots. Ekalaka will allow scopes this year. Get a hold of Kenny's fixit shop in Baker, bet they'll be glad to help with info. The county museum in Ekalaka should be able to help also. Looking forwards to shaking your han...
by DavidVanVorous
Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:33 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Best bullet for 45 / 70
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 7792

David you'll do well with that bullet its a goodun sho nuff. :D Best thing to do is just start going to shoots and have a blast. I figure someone is going to have to shoot really really crappy to kick me out of last place, but I pays my money and takes my shots just the same. :lol: The Medicine Roc...
by DavidVanVorous
Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:53 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Best bullet for 45 / 70
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 7792

:lol: David I like the same buy USA and local principals as well. Problem is neither of those excellent bullet suppliers are particularly local for me, (175 miles to Harlen and Wendy's and about 300 to Dave and Marcy's)but I have met and do like both sets of folks :lol: Can't go wrong with either c...
by DavidVanVorous
Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:38 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Best bullet for 45 / 70
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 7792

David I like the selection they have at Mt bullet works. A fella can order up several different bullets, and give them a good testing before ordering the mold. They do cast high quality bullets for a big variety of cartridges, at reasonable prices to boot. :D Probably for pure match quality cast bu...
by DavidVanVorous
Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:23 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Best bullet for 45 / 70
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 7792

I like the lyman postell, but I'm particularly fond of the RCBS 82084 bullet, its a 530 gr creedmore styled bullet that carries more lube than the postell. I've also had some success at 1000 yds with the lyman 485 gr bullet. Several folks are pretty happy with the 500 gr paper patch bullet from the...
by DavidVanVorous
Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:12 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Neck expander problem
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 3516

If the fit is too tight seating a cast lead bullet may actually resize the bullet. I prefer my bullets to seat with about 0.001 to no more than 0.002" of tension or finger seat in fireformed cases for targets. A Buffalo Arms two diameter expander of about 0.459 to 0.460 to allow starting the bullet...
by DavidVanVorous
Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:28 pm
ForumCOLON Beginners Tips - Anything Useful for the New BPCR Shooter
TopicCOLON Advantage of a longer or shorter scope?
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 3035

I recently took possession of my new . 45-2.4" very heavy 34" barreled Shiloh. Last year, I ordered a MVA 'scope for it. I wanted a set up that would easily reach 550 yards & have enough elevation left for 1000 yards. The gentleman @ MVA recommended their 28" scope as he said that the 28" 'scope & ...
by DavidVanVorous
Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:25 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON ANNEALING FOR ACCURACY
RepliesCOLON 26
ViewsCOLON 7795

Some guys take their first BP shots with Starline brass and come to forums like this one to ask why they see so much blowback on their cases. Others shoot their Starline, and never have any 'dirty neck' problem to report... CM On that note I started with boxes of Black Dawge cartridges which use ne...
by DavidVanVorous
Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:12 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON ANNEALING FOR ACCURACY
RepliesCOLON 26
ViewsCOLON 7795

Re: ANNEALING FOR ACCURACY

Gentlemen: A famous PBCR author says he did not get good accuracy out of his STARLINE brass until he annealed it. And, in another place, he says he anneals all his brass to avoid vertical stringing. I HAD to anneal my first 20 Starline cases, because they would not chamber until I annealed them and...