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by Ironramrod
Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:38 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Sharps Carbine or Springfield Trapdoor Carbine?
RepliesCOLON 69
ViewsCOLON 20641

Hank, I've been shooting the flat nose bullets for hunting for about 10 years, and I really like them. Good accuracy, great wound channels and plenty of horsepower. Rather than bore you with a bunch of personal observations I'll steer you into a 2 part article that appeared in Blackpowder Hunting ma...
by Ironramrod
Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:22 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON How accurate were the old buffalo runners ?
RepliesCOLON 36
ViewsCOLON 10867

Now if todays top shooters only had access to a good cache of Curtis & Harvey, Hazzards or American Dead Shot, etc. Hmm?

Regards
by Ironramrod
Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:00 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON .38-55 as a silhouette cartridge
RepliesCOLON 55
ViewsCOLON 21446

Yep, '68-'74.

Regards
by Ironramrod
Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:37 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Home Defense and BPCR
RepliesCOLON 49
ViewsCOLON 15216

Bob, For home defense ya just can't beat a good short barrelled pump 12 ga. loaded with 5 rounds of #4 buckshot. The #4 buck gives better patterns than the bigger buckshot and has plenty of horsepower. Our local sheriff told me to make sure the bad guy in your house is dead before they get there. Th...
by Ironramrod
Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:28 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Silhouette Rifle Questions
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 2603

Lou, I agree with Blue that the shotgun buttplate will help you handle the recoil better than the crescent buttplate; ditto on a pistol grip and a pistol grip will help you control the tendency for your rifle to torque on you somewhat. Another consideration is that weight helps to dampen the affects...
by Ironramrod
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:37 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Howdy from SD
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 2250

West Creek, I see I didn't get the Powder Inc. website correct; the corrected version is www.powderinc.com and they ship directly to the front door of your home. It generally takes 4-5 days from the time you order. The only requirement is that you need to be there to sign for the powder. The cheapes...
by Ironramrod
Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:47 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Howdy from SD
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 2250

West Creek, Re: powder about the best buy out there in this part of the country is Powder Inc. in Arkansas. Log on to www. powderinc.com for a complete listing of powders and prices. Oddly enough there is a Goex master distributor in Miles City (Western Powder), but they really don't seem to want to...
by Ironramrod
Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:45 pm
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Paper patch help Brent
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 3720

Brent,

Thanks for a very good post. Several good perspectives/insights re: pp bullets that would have taken a long time to figure out. I'm just starting some pp bullet experiments myself so this will help a lot. Nicely done. :D

Regards
by Ironramrod
Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:42 am
ForumCOLON Classified Ads: Wanted, For Sale, and For Trade
TopicCOLON F/S Shiloh 45/70
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 2936

Lonesome,

I would be interested in seeing pictures of your rifle.

Regards
by Ironramrod
Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:34 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON CITRUS BASED CLEANERS
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 3048

Laurie, Water with just a smidge of liquid soap is about as good as it gets for removing black powder fouling from barrels and cartridge cases. However, if air temperatures are below about 10-15 deg. F where you are cleaning your barrel, then undiluted windshield washer fluid is a good substitute; c...
by Ironramrod
Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:12 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON What caliber would you shoot for just plain fun?
RepliesCOLON 27
ViewsCOLON 8144

Otto,

As far as just plain fun shooting, I think 1 of each of the above mentioned calibers would be just fine.

Regards
by Ironramrod
Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:48 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Sights
RepliesCOLON 29
ViewsCOLON 9441

Ironjaw, No sweat on your '91 Chevy. :roll: A good 4# hammer, a handyman jack, an 8# hammer, a big cable or log chain and my Dodge diesel to make all this work, and in just a few minutes we could have your '91 looking.......well,......different. :lol: Regards __________________ O-G-A-N-T member in g...
by Ironramrod
Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:21 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Sights
RepliesCOLON 29
ViewsCOLON 9441

Crossfire, A very good job of restoring that sight; nicely done. More of a labor of love on your part to be sure, but better than it was when new; like you said earlier "a Christmas thank you." I've had a few projects like that myself in that I probably had $500-$1,000 worth of time into something t...
by Ironramrod
Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:30 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Music for the big guns
RepliesCOLON 17
ViewsCOLON 5831

Brent, KMA day="kiss my arse day". For us it was the magic day, when our age and years of service add up to 85. At that point one could retire with full benefits. However, almost everyone continues working beyond that time, because despite the occasional bad times there were really a lot of pluses i...
by Ironramrod
Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:02 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Music for the big guns
RepliesCOLON 17
ViewsCOLON 5831

Brent, Maybe not, but lemme guess; you guys got an "administrative gestapo note" indicating "Thou shalt-------" or "Thou shalt not------." I remember those well in my former life as a professional biologist. If I guessed right, I can tell you just wait until you pass KMA day; a level of flexibility ...