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« Reply #150 on: March 22, 2018, 03:57:35 pm »

Not to change your subject, but I found a can of Goex FF BP in the back of the powder shelf. Got to be at least 10 years old. Not alot, but enuff to make a dozen or so rounds. My lube/sizer die will be here today, so I can make up a few rounds. What is the shelf life for BP?

100yrs plus  if it still rattles in the can and pours ok its good
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« Reply #151 on: March 22, 2018, 05:53:13 pm »

Ok thanks guys, I'll get a few loaded up soon. Got my lube/sizer die today so just need to find the time. My tube of SPG is kinda old too.
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« Reply #152 on: March 22, 2018, 06:03:18 pm »

Aint  we all a bit old King  LOL.,,,,DT
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« Reply #153 on: March 26, 2018, 11:00:21 pm »

Aint  we all a bit old King  LOL.,,,,DT

Dusty
I am stalled on my 76 longrange project -- the weather is finally turned nice for shooting here but now getting tuned in for the easter match - muzzlelloaders and the one long range (mid range for you fellers!) - will shoot the sharps there (500yard match) just tested loads with my powder and happy with the boolit strikes so will take the leap and do it. So back to the 76 in ten days time.
I am waiting on a longer staff for my marbles rear sight for the 76 - coming from Brownells US - have not dealt with these people before - am very impressed so far - ordered on 20th - got an email just now saying its in Australian customs. Yeah impressed !!!
A few days off with my son and some good mates in a bush camp - blackpowder and old guns - life is good hey!!!
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« Reply #154 on: March 27, 2018, 05:01:18 am »

Hello Greyhawk , Good Luck at your shoot . The 45/75 load testing with my EHB 76 will have to wait another 10 days or so. I have many test loads ready and no time to go test .,,,,, DT
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« Reply #155 on: March 28, 2018, 07:02:45 pm »

Hello Greyhawk , Good Luck at your shoot . The 45/75 load testing with my EHB 76 will have to wait another 10 days or so. I have many test loads ready and no time to go test .,,,,, DT

Thanks  got me three rifles tuned in dead centre and loads figured - if we do no good it not their fault  Wink - it will be a good weekend and I need the break.
Lets get back on the 76's in a couple weeks.
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« Reply #156 on: April 22, 2018, 10:51:13 pm »

Dusty
Things have been a bit quiet - work gets in the way of fun sometimes eh.
Still waiting on my longer range sight staff for the 76 tried a few more shots at 100yards just now
Little bit of crosswind - otherwise all good.
Five shots with the 500grain LEE where the boolit shells are - got a couple of good ones in and looks like I pulled two - the one up high is typical - see that feller all over my targets goin back thirty years.
The three just under are warmup shots using the 405 grain Lee just the normal in case load - really interesting that the two loads are so little different in elevation.
Mainspring worked its way out of the slot AGAIN! after the first few so the side shift could be due to pulling the stock off - moving tang sight etc. I reckon this gun has started to find its rythm in the last hundred or so - (maybe I am trying harder)
Should have that sight staff today and try the 500yards mark this week sometime - have a really good place to shoot down a firebreak on a friends farm next door - can spot the shots by the dust and then you can see the strikes easy in the dirt.
   


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« Reply #157 on: April 23, 2018, 02:46:26 pm »

Greyhawk , good shooting looks like the 76 likes the 500 LEE . Anxious to see your test @ 500 yd. Hope you get better conditions for shooting than I am getting over here. Beautiful weather just very windy ! ,,,DT
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« Reply #158 on: April 23, 2018, 02:57:42 pm »

Windy today , shot one 5 shot group  A 100yd. and decided to save my loads for better conditions . Cross wind 15-20 mph. gust up to 30+. Try again later. ,,,,DT


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« Reply #159 on: May 06, 2018, 06:19:00 am »

Took my 76 uberti to the local blackpowder club today - plinking after the matches - I made a soule style tang sight for it and looking to get settings sorted for that - fired fourty shots without cleaning at all - used the blow tube after each break of shooting - these were fireform loads made in 2015 and got lost in my system - boolit was the LEE 405 HB, modified back to 335 grains, over 57 grains of homemade FG powder, lube is 50/50 beeswax and neatsfoot oil - I just poked along steady so the barrel didnt get too hot - no sign of excessive fouling - cleaned up in five minutes like usual - no sign of leading and the last three shots grouped as good as the first. Blackpowder shooting is pretty much fun when it goes like this.!!   
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« Reply #160 on: May 06, 2018, 02:20:53 pm »

greyhawk.......

what is "home made fg powder"?  can't you buy a can of 1F or 1 1/2f  locally?

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« Reply #161 on: May 06, 2018, 04:47:04 pm »

greyhawk.......

what is "home made fg powder"?  can't you buy a can of 1F or 1 1/2f  locally?

kw

Just adding another level of fun/satisfaction to the whole experience - Swiss would cost me high side of sixrty bucks a pound - ingredients for roll yer own maybe two dollars .........................................
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« Reply #162 on: September 19, 2018, 09:48:56 am »

New load for the 76 Uberti 45/75
Been messing with heavy boolit loads
470 grain CBE boolit loaded long (almost touching the rifling) It pretty much a copy of the Lyman 535 Postell but missing one drive band and lube groove
72 Grains FFg
50 thou HDPE plastic wad (cut from a 15 litre water container)

5 shot group fired this morning at 100 yards



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