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by Dphariss
Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:12 pm
ForumCOLON Beginners Tips - Anything Useful for the New BPCR Shooter
TopicCOLON 4FG swiss powder
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 4167

Re: 4FG swiss powder

Compressed .250 its not FFFF anymore part of the charge is a solid block. It will even act like a rocket motor to some extent with high compression.

Dan
by Dphariss
Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:12 pm
ForumCOLON Beginners Tips - Anything Useful for the New BPCR Shooter
TopicCOLON effect of rifle cant @ 200 yards
RepliesCOLON 18
ViewsCOLON 5380

Re: effect of rifle cant @ 200 yards

With NO WIND, it takes very little to give 2-3" wind drift at 200 and a light breeze someplace down range could cause this and be undetectable at the firing line, wide groups are PROBABLY a holding error of some sort. OR the rifle needs to be gone over for possible problems. Loose screws, forend har...
by Dphariss
Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:02 pm
ForumCOLON Beginners Tips - Anything Useful for the New BPCR Shooter
TopicCOLON What do I need to start reloading Blk Powder Rifle Cartridge
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 5294

Re: What do I need to start reloading Blk Powder Rifle Cartridge

Buy a copy of the SPG Blackpowder Reloading Primer. http://www.blackpowderspg.com/products_body.html Its written by people who have actually won National Championships and such. No silliness or BS. You will need a drop tube, 30" is best, a set of dies, some bullets, SPG Lube, primers, card wads and ...
by Dphariss
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:48 pm
ForumCOLON Beginners Tips - Anything Useful for the New BPCR Shooter
TopicCOLON 4FG swiss powder
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 4167

Re: 4FG swiss powder

Using 4f is not really recommended as a propellant charge. It is not likely to produce best accuracy and results a far faster pressure rise than even 3f Remember, generally, 1 step in granulation of BP, FF to FFF for example, means the burn rate is approximately doubled. FFFFG or something very simi...
by Dphariss
Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:41 pm
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON bore rider fit
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 2007

Re: bore rider fit

Does it shoot accurately?

Thats the bottom line.
Play with alloy and powder granulations if you find a good accuate load why worry? A bullet can bump up more than .010" and still shoot fine.

Dan
by Dphariss
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:51 am
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON paper patch for silhouette?
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 2063

Re: paper patch for silhouette?

[quote="bruce"]is anyone successfully using bullets patched up to bore ( not groove) diameter in a correctly chambered rifle for this job? would a grease wad help? bruce.[/quote] I used PP for the first BPCR silhouette Nats I attended. IIRC I finished in the top 10 but the crowd was a lot smaller th...
by Dphariss
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:33 am
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Reloading information for 45-110
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 4903

Re: Reloading information for 45-110

[quote="sportfish_1"]What is the best written and illustrated book for the beginer black powder cartridge reloader ? I have a sharps 45-110 and I have some of the reloading equipment for the balck powder cartridge reloading. Is there a step by step reloading book for these ? Thanks, Dan[/quote] In a...
by Dphariss
Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:51 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON long range paper patch
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 3068

Re: long range paper patch

I have looked at a lot of 19th century single shots over the years. I never saw a Sharps, Rolling Block or Ballard with a free bore. I did see one hiwall in, IIRC, 38-55 that was freebored. That it, 1 example.
The original PP bullets were tapered. They needed no freebore.

Dan
by Dphariss
Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:05 pm
ForumCOLON Duplex and Smokeless Loads
TopicCOLON Safety concerns when using duplex and smokeless loads
RepliesCOLON 52
ViewsCOLON 44971

Re: Safety concerns when using duplex and smokeless loads

Its not necessarily snobbery. Lots of BPCRs are damaged or destroyed using smokeless powder. A few have had "events" using BP substitutes as well. We have published data out there that states that an original Trapdoor Springfield is good for 28000 psi/cup. "Its SAAMI spec" is the answer you get if y...
by Dphariss
Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:26 am
ForumCOLON Duplex and Smokeless Loads
TopicCOLON New smokeless load for my 50-90 Borchardt
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 5661

Re: New smokeless load for my 50-90 Borchardt

[quote="zrifleman"]My 50-90 has given me fits for several years, trying to find an accurate load. I tried something new today. Because of concerns about partial case loads of smokeless and chamber ringing, I tried a new filler. The load is Lyman 515142 as cast, 5% tin, 30 grs SR 4759, two 1/2" wool ...
by Dphariss
Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:24 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Rolling Block vs. a Sharps action
RepliesCOLON 39
ViewsCOLON 13583

Re: Rolling Block vs. a Sharps action

[quote="crossfireoops"][quote="Dphariss"][quote="dances with coyotes"]Newbie here, so please forgive my ignorance. Which is a better action? What are the pros and cons of each? Don't own a BPCR yet, just doing my research. All responses are welcome.[/quote] All dissent aside the side hammer sharps h...
by Dphariss
Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:08 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Rolling Block vs. a Sharps action
RepliesCOLON 39
ViewsCOLON 13583

[quote="Brent"]What flaw does a Ballard not have that a Winchester does? I'd rate the Winchester as having the "least critical flaws of all those on the market for use with BP". Ballards are great. I have one. But I don't see too many flies on a roller, much less a highwall.[/quote] Except the HW ne...
by Dphariss
Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:46 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Rolling Block vs. a Sharps action
RepliesCOLON 39
ViewsCOLON 13583

Re: Sharps vs Rolling Blocks

[quote="N.C. Nash"]Rolling Blocks - Strong? Do you mean like this one? [url=http://www.freeimagehosting.net/][img]http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/39f8f6f921.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.freeimagehosting.net/][img]http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/3d799cea1f.jpg[/img][/url] You can g...
by Dphariss
Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:14 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Rolling Block vs. a Sharps action
RepliesCOLON 39
ViewsCOLON 13583

Re: Rolling Block vs. a Sharps action

[quote="dances with coyotes"]Newbie here, so please forgive my ignorance. Which is a better action? What are the pros and cons of each? Don't own a BPCR yet, just doing my research. All responses are welcome.[/quote] All dissent aside the side hammer sharps has the least critical flaws of all those ...
by Dphariss
Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:30 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Being Shipped - Group Buy for 38-55 Ideal 375166 BPCR Mold
RepliesCOLON 14
ViewsCOLON 4509

[quote="John Boy"]Steve, I can't give you an exact answer because this bullet mold has been out of production, I believe, since the early '70's when Lyman acquired Ideal. I can say this though: Lyman made a special run of the Ideal 457192 mold for a bunch of us last year for use in the '76 Wincheste...