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by montana_charlie
Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:45 am
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON bullet tumbling
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 1830

Re: bullet tumbling

If your rifling is fast enough to stabilize the 500 gr. bullet, it should work for the (shorter) 420, as well.
Is there a difference in the diameters of the two bullets as they drop from the mould?
Are they both cast from the same alloy?
Does the 420 bullet leave lead in the barrel?
by montana_charlie
Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:18 am
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Rebarreling a Sharps
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 1901

Re: Rebarreling a Sharps

If I see anything else I will come back here.

In the meantime. I am interested in a good Pedersoli Sharps take-off in 45/90 with a factory chamber.
by montana_charlie
Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:10 am
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Pedersoli Tang Sights
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 1263

Re: Pedersoli Tang Sights

I would also like to switch out the front globe for a better one, I'm I correct in thinking, they use metric dovetails. A sight with a 3/8-inch dovetail (.378") will fit your Pedersoli. If it is at all loose, a shim (under the bottom of the dovetail) as thin as Scotch tape is sometimes enough to sn...
by montana_charlie
Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:23 am
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Rebarreling a Sharps
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 1901

Re: Rebarreling a Sharps

In case you could get interested in a 40/70, I saw this is on Ebay yesterday ... and thought about you.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SHILOH-SHARPS-B ... SwpLNX-sAk
by montana_charlie
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:49 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Tuning double set triggers
RepliesCOLON 14
ViewsCOLON 4186

Re: Tuning double set triggers

Screw was extremely hard to turn but it finally released rear trigger. Instructions said to turn one more full turn. Screw was almost bottomed out but I started turning it and 1/4 turn screw head snapped off. That line in the instructions is poorly written. It says, "When the trigger is released, t...
by montana_charlie
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:17 am
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Tuning double set triggers
RepliesCOLON 14
ViewsCOLON 4186

Re: Tuning double set triggers

To begin, always do your dry firing of the double set trigger mechanism with the hammer in the full down position. Putting it in the half cock notch makes it immovable, and will cause excess battering, or breakage, of the sear and rear trigger. Testing with the hammer at full cock is fine, but provi...
by montana_charlie
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:28 am
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Tuning double set triggers
RepliesCOLON 14
ViewsCOLON 4186

Re: Tuning double set triggers

Trigger pull is horrendous , maybe 20 lbs or more. The front trigger adjustment screw is missing, got one ordered , but I can not see where the double set is going to help with that. in a nutshell, don't do anything to the sears until you have that spring in there. Thanks Brent. I have put it back ...
by montana_charlie
Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:13 am
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Loading Problem for .50 2 1/2
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 2600

Re: Loading Problem for .50 2 1/2

Try loading your fired cases without resizing them ...
by montana_charlie
Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:06 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON New guy question
RepliesCOLON 20
ViewsCOLON 4621

Re: New guy question

Melting the lead and casting the bullets is the 'magic part'. That is the job which requires proper attention to moon phase and appropriate attire. On the subject of attire and moon phase coordination, this might be helpful (or not). http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?16800-This-lead-is-...
by montana_charlie
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:38 am
ForumCOLON Beginners Tips - Anything Useful for the New BPCR Shooter
TopicCOLON wiping instead of blow tube
RepliesCOLON 69
ViewsCOLON 18225

Re: wiping instead of blow tube

HEY KOKOMOKID ENVISION HIGHTHREAD COUNT COTTON MATERIAL CUT 360 DEGREE FULL CIRCLE 1 7/8" PUSHED THRU YOUR BORE WITH THE APPROPIATE SIZED JAG AS THE ULTEMET PERFORMANCE ONE CAN IMAGINE. PLEASE EXCUSE THE TYPE O"S ON MY DESCRIPTION AS I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO SEND PIX"S. I"AM WILLING TO SEND YOU A SAMPL...
by montana_charlie
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:25 pm
ForumCOLON Beginners Tips - Anything Useful for the New BPCR Shooter
TopicCOLON aluminum alloy
RepliesCOLON 16
ViewsCOLON 3937

Re: aluminum alloy

The Pedersoli/Gunn/Trenk bullet was designed to fit the inner topography of the Pedersoli Sharps rifles. They were making the rolling block for a long time before they started building Sharps rifles, so I don't know if their chambers have much in common. Rick Kalynuik thinks they are quite different...
by montana_charlie
Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:06 am
ForumCOLON Beginners Tips - Anything Useful for the New BPCR Shooter
TopicCOLON aluminum alloy
RepliesCOLON 16
ViewsCOLON 3937

Re: aluminum alloy

They dont take refunds so guess I can melt them down for use in my muzzleloaders. It's very likely that the lube on the bullets is unsuitable for black powder. Select a group to be tested (before melting any) and boil the lube off of them. Let the water cool, and scrape off the 'scum' before taking...
by montana_charlie
Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:41 am
ForumCOLON Beginners Tips - Anything Useful for the New BPCR Shooter
TopicCOLON aluminum alloy
RepliesCOLON 16
ViewsCOLON 3937

Re: aluminum alloy

Thanks Montana. I am using BP. The western ski round being twist as hard as 20:1. ( being new to all of this ) seems a bit much. Of course I am looking at this from a relative point of view. What does that mean to the barrel bore and rifling? Again, thanks A harder alloy can result in slower obtura...
by montana_charlie
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:37 am
ForumCOLON Beginners Tips - Anything Useful for the New BPCR Shooter
TopicCOLON aluminum alloy
RepliesCOLON 16
ViewsCOLON 3937

Re: aluminum alloy

jdavis wroteCOLONMy question is will this type alloy cause problems?
Probably not, if you are using black powder as your propellant.
How does it differ from say a 20:1 lead tin ratio.
It is almost twice as hard as 20-1.
by montana_charlie
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:56 am
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Triple 7
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 4366

Re: Triple 7

This webpage on the Hodgdon site tells you everything you need to know about using Triple 7 ... if you insist on using it.
https://www.hodgdon.com/loading.html