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Title: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: Slamfire on November 08, 2017, 02:31:50 pm
 Man ,,I guess i'm the only one who ain't out hunt'n,,.Oh well ,,the pic's. should be showing up pretty soon.







 smoke'm if y'a got'm,,,,Hootmix.


Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: King Medallion on November 08, 2017, 06:17:47 pm
I'm sitting in the big John Deere, following the combine around the field. Saw a nice buck and a coyote today.


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Post by: Coal Creek Griff on November 08, 2017, 07:22:19 pm
Well, I'm lurking around here, looking one direction at my '76 on the wall, then turning the other way at the rain hitting the window.   :'(

In the meantime, I'm hoping someone will write about their adventures here so that I can live vicariously.

CC Griff


Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: Slamfire on November 08, 2017, 08:55:27 pm
YEA,  Coal,,rained all day here too,,stayed in  my shop all day,,work'n on my "LANDIS" sole stitcher .Think'n about one of those LEE push thru lubers,,have you tried one ,,or seen one work?







 smoke;m if y;a got'm ,,,,Hootmix.


Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: Coal Creek Griff on November 08, 2017, 10:05:40 pm
Think'n about one of those LEE push thru lubers,,have you tried one ,,or seen one work?

"Lubers"?  No, but I do use their sizing dies if I need to size bullets.  Since I pan-lube my bullets and I'm generally not in a hurry, they work fine for me.

CC Griff


Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: dusty texian on November 20, 2017, 07:58:03 am
Been watching hunters shoot deer turkey and hog the last couple wks. Have not pulled a trigger on animals myself yet. Sat down at the pasture bench yesterday and pulled the trigger on four different 76 caliber rifles. Shot all four 10 shots each at 100yd. The 40/60 with the 22" oct. barrel. is a tack driver , and mild . The 28" round barrel 45/60 shoots really good and is one of my earliest 76 rifles. The 28" 45/75 oct. barrel is a blast to shoot and is a tack driver. I have taken game with it at just under 200 yds. Kills like a sledge hammer . The 24" Half round Express rifle in 50/95  , truley  a BLAST , great hunting rifle . Will test its killing ability very soon. Like em all , but must say Winchester got it right the first time with the 45/75wcf . Its the King in my book. The one i grab if i'm serious about getting it done .,,,DT


Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: King Medallion on November 20, 2017, 08:41:18 am
DT, Do you realize how inspiring your writing is? Damn, I wish I had more time to shoot!


Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: Slamfire on November 20, 2017, 10:00:51 am
 Hey all,,been sitt'n here read'n my "need to do list( closed my repair shop,,till Jan.2018 )I know I can't get it all done,,,,soooo,,why even start!!!( DT,,get  the pics.,,on pm??) Working on the Ballisticaster mark ii,,,"close",,.also rebuilding the churches chuck wagon,,the wood has rotted out ( they weren't really on my need to do list ).




 smoke'm if y'a got'm,,,,Hootmix.


Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: dusty texian on November 20, 2017, 11:00:41 am
Didnt see any pic's Slamfire . ,,DT


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Post by: dusty texian on December 23, 2017, 09:34:20 am
Merry Christmas my Friends , and Hope you all have a Happy New Yr ! ,,,DT


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Post by: Buck Stinson on December 23, 2017, 04:35:42 pm
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family, Ron.


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Post by: King Medallion on December 23, 2017, 04:54:15 pm
Merry Christmas and Happy new Year from n. Illinois!


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Post by: pinto beans on December 23, 2017, 08:21:23 pm
Merry Christmas from Tennessee to all here!  May God's blessings be upon you all.


Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: dusty texian on December 31, 2017, 04:30:00 pm
Wishing a Happy and Prosperous  New Year to all of my friends . ,,,,,,DT


Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: dusty texian on January 02, 2018, 10:00:09 am
Its finally here ! The week that My Wife and Grandkids are hunting the ranch with me . Wish us luck , and Lord give me strength ! See Yall next Week ,,,,,,,,DT Yahoo!


Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: King Medallion on January 02, 2018, 11:15:38 am
Happy New Year! Good luck, and don't forget your ammo and camera!


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Post by: frimath on January 02, 2018, 03:49:31 pm
How about a few photos on the 50-95 and the 40-60 they sound really nice! Are they originals or something else? Happy New Year to all!  ;D


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Post by: Blackpowder Burn on January 02, 2018, 06:52:20 pm
Best of luck to everyone Dusty!

Is anyone else using a '76 for the family hunt?  Would be neat if they all did!  ;D

I took my first deer with a BP 45-70 load a few weeks ago.  Just a Marlin '95 cowboy, but still effective.  I never realized how much destruction a soft lead flatnose bullet would do - really eye opening.


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Post by: dusty texian on January 08, 2018, 09:24:32 am
Thanks for the Luck wishes . Was a great time . Keeping up with the Grandkids was a test of strength , the young ones have a lot of energy . They range from 7. 9 .10  and 12 in age . So far they just watch me shoot the 76 rifles and wont shoot them . Their favorite is the 50/95 they call Old Smokey ! Our 9 yr. old Grandson Braxton Reece , got his first deer this hunt . A pretty 6 pt . Wt. he chose to hunt with a  30-30 94 Winchester  carbine now his , was my Dad's his Great Grandfather's carbine .His big brother age 12 let a chance at what would have been his best to date buck go , so his little brother could get a shot at the 6 pt. A good show of sportsmanship. Was great to see all of the little ones congratulate Braxton. on his deer .  Big night around the campfire. I have a new laptop and need to figure out the picture posting deal again , sorry for no pics. Need a couple days of rest , them little one wore me out ! ,,,DT


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Post by: King Medallion on January 08, 2018, 09:39:47 am
Excellent! Congratulations on your grandsons 1st deer!  I bet there will be many more to come. looking forward to the pic's.
Steve


Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: dusty texian on January 10, 2018, 02:55:20 pm
Thank 's and I'll tell him Steve .  ,,,DT


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Post by: dusty texian on January 12, 2018, 10:45:59 am
Hey Slamfire are you getting any progress made with the .406 bullets ? It's been cold enough for some casting , so I plan on casting some Winchester bullet .45 cal. and .50 cal. bullets . The 45/60 parts gun shoots the original 350 gr. bullet for 45/75wcf  good and I'm hoping I can start doing some shooting with my 45/75 Extra Heavy barrel rifle soon so I will be needing plenty of them . I was lucky enough that one of my friends made it possible for me to purchase an original 50 Express bullet mould and tong tool for the 50/95wcf . I hope the original 50 cal. bullets shoot as good as the JIM50300 cal. bullet. I popped the steel ringer at camp with the flatpoint 300 gr . Jim bullet and 84 gr. of 2ff Swiss Bp. The Grandboys couldn't get over how many times that ringer disc would go around when hit with the 50 EX . They thought that was funny . One afternoon hunt with them along I popped a meat deer 125 lb. Wt. in the chest at about 60yd. with  the 50 EX , and that load mentioned , they saw first hand what a stopping round like the 50 EX can do . They were impressed to say the least ! ,,DT


Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: Slamfire on January 12, 2018, 12:45:44 pm
YO !! Dusty PM sent.

  Hootmix.


Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: dusty texian on January 12, 2018, 01:21:11 pm
Got it Pard ! ,,,DT


Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: dusty texian on January 29, 2018, 06:02:22 pm
My friend Slamfire sent me some of his .40 cal. cast bullets , they look great Pard. I have an original 76 40/60 wcf that is a genuine tack driver  they will be tested in this rifle . Will report back with results . Thanks again Pard,,,,,,,DT 


Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: dusty texian on January 30, 2018, 08:34:48 am
cool weather = casting bullets today. Will be casting from original Winchester moulds , bullets for the 45/60 300 gr. Bullets for the 45/75 350 gr. and the .50 Ex. weight ? will soon know . Have had trouble getting the 45/60 carbine parts gun to shoot the bullets from my two different 45/60 original Winchester mould, will change the mix a bit and try a harder bullet . The little parts gun shoots the bullet out of the 45/75 mould great @ 350. gr.  For some reason I want to find a hardness  or powder charge  or a combination of both that shoots well in this gun. May try a buffer of some kind ,  between bullet and powder .I have had this make a bullet shoot well with other loads in the past by using a patch of cotton cloth / denim as a buffer / gas check. The journey is most of the fun ! ,,,DT 


Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: King Medallion on January 30, 2018, 09:00:06 am
Sure, I'll take a hunderd of the 350's. Thanks.  ;)


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Post by: pinto beans on January 30, 2018, 09:56:59 pm
Mr. Dusty,

I have posted before about using the ballistic filler called Puff-Lon.  Here is a link to their site:
http://www.pufflon.com/newfront.html
I have had good luck with this stuff,  course others millage may vary!  Am looking forward to moderating weather to get out
and burn a little powder myself.  keep us posted on how things go!  Reading here on others adventures sure helps
when i can't get out myself!!

P.B.


Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: dusty texian on February 01, 2018, 08:05:55 am
Sure, I'll take a hunderd of the 350's. Thanks.  ;)
  Get on down here in April /May for a hog hunt and you can bring them home with you . ,,,,DT


Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: dusty texian on February 01, 2018, 08:11:34 am
Mr. Dusty,

I have posted before about using the ballistic filler called Puff-Lon.  Here is a link to their site:
http://www.pufflon.com/newfront.html
I have had good luck with this stuff,  course others millage may vary!  Am looking forward to moderating weather to get out
and burn a little powder myself.  keep us posted on how things go!  Reading here on others adventures sure helps
when i can't get out myself!!       Mr. Pinto Beans , Thanks for the tip. I may give the Puff-Lon a try . Hope you get to do some shooting soon , Amigo ! ,,,DT

P.B.



Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: Slamfire on February 28, 2018, 01:22:05 pm
 Don't know about the rest of y'a but " keep'n your power dry " can only be done around here if your staying inside ,,the rainy season is "HERE" and if something don't show up here....well i'll just have to answer " myself"..( yep ,, talk to myself ...a..lot ) creepy quite !!


  anyway's coffee's ready,,,,Hootmix.


Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: dusty texian on February 28, 2018, 06:18:21 pm
Rain is right Slamfire to much here on the coast and not near enough out west . Been here on the coast a wk . or so heading back out west in a few days . Have so much work to do at every place I cant see any light . Did load the .406 bullets you sent . Will try them in my favorite 40/60 , AKA (hog killer) ! Spent enough time in the shop to install the new Extra Heavy 45/75 barrel and just about finished fitting the new wood . All looks good so far .  Winchester barrels , did me a great job again . Hope to take some time for shooting this trip . Last time up to my ears in water well repairs .  c'est la vie    ,,,DT


Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: Slamfire on February 28, 2018, 08:43:53 pm
 YEA I hear y'a " don't mind the mule ..just load the wagon". Picked-up about 46# pure lead today,,suppose to go back that way in a few days looks like another 25-40 lbs. clean scrap..need tin & antimony . Thinking about mak'n a john boat out of LEAD,,it may not float,,,,but don't think it will wash away (ha-ha-ha-ha-) .

Good to hear from y'a DT.

 smoke'm if y'a got'm,,,,Hootmix.


Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: dusty texian on March 01, 2018, 07:05:27 am
Good you are getting stocked-up on lead ! Will not wash away, wouldn't count on it !,,,DT


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Post by: greyhawk on March 01, 2018, 05:56:43 pm
Good you are getting stocked-up on lead ! Will not wash away, wouldn't count on it !,,,DT

Dusty and Slamfire
Have you fellers had any problems with "copperised" lead sheet ???  Can see it shimmer on the top of the melt pot fist time round - hope I am getting it out with the fluxing .
Greyhawk


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Post by: dusty texian on March 01, 2018, 07:10:51 pm
Greyhawk not sure if I have any in my lead or not ? I have a small supply of industrial lead pipe heavy wall stuff . When I melt I always have to skim the lead , and I do flux with wax , and skim some more . Have been using wheel weights some lately , that stuff is plenty dirty , but makes decent bullets .  ,,,DT


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Post by: greyhawk on March 02, 2018, 05:36:06 am
Greyhawk not sure if I have any in my lead or not ? I have a small supply of industrial lead pipe heavy wall stuff . When I melt I always have to skim the lead , and I do flux with wax , and skim some more . Have been using wheel weights some lately , that stuff is plenty dirty , but makes decent bullets .  ,,,DT

Dusty
I had some unused lead sheeting a mate scrounged for me years ago - had this funny look to it then partway in I came to this label said "copperised" - seems like it fluxes out ok - I stir and flux this stuff some extra .
Have been using sawdust to flux the ingot melt of late - read about that somewhere here I think (or on Cast boolits forum) - never woulda thought to do that but whoever wrote it up put a good argument with some science and it seems like it works - better I think- and not near so smokey (or the smokey is not as obnoxious) as using wax - I cast with a dipper out of a good size open pot and use wax to flux when I am running boolits. Got 250 pound of clean ingots cheap a while back - very close to my preferred boolit alloy - on top of what we had stashed things not lookin too bad on the lead front - but getting pure lead for the muzzleloaders is always a priority. Dont forget to tell us how that heavy barrel 76 goes - that is gonna be real interesting - your very own "one of one thousand" - good luck with it.
Greyhawk     


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Post by: Slamfire on March 02, 2018, 09:48:35 am
 Greyhawk  cked over on castboolits...the copper adds "TIN" makes bullets harder,,"Flux stir back into mix"..also may have temp to hot. I have had my mix turn coppery if my temp is to high..add more pure lead or reduce heat range.
  At this time I have about 15-18 moulds for muzzle loaders ( I don't do BP ) both Rd. & conical ...need some give me a PM.


  smoke'm if y'a got'm,,,,Hootmix.


Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: dusty texian on March 02, 2018, 08:04:23 pm
Do you have anything in the .700 cal range  or .55 cal.?,,,, DT


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Post by: Slamfire on March 03, 2018, 12:49:16 pm
  Hey o'l son.. .700 that is in the mortar range ,,sorry just used my last one,,shoot'n at a " crow " ( lol) do have .535 rb DC...SC .540 415gr. HB-M ,,,if can help just holler.

 smok'm if y'a got'm,,,,Hootmix.


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Post by: Slamfire on March 03, 2018, 08:18:54 pm
 HEY  Dusty !!! just left the load'n room...I cast a few .575 dia. 515-523 gr. HB top pour bullets. Now they weren't pure lead ..had some mix about 12-15 bhn in the pot . I was going thru a box of moulds and thought ... why not ! Those top pour's are a little different to cast but after about 8-10 throw backs..I cast 6 that are " nice & sharp ". I think this mould is ( was ) for a 58 cal. a friend started building ( he's passed ) .. anyway's  man what a chunk of lead.  Sorry I know this don't have a single thing to do w/ 76's .


 smoke'm if y'a got'mHootmix.


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Post by: dusty texian on March 04, 2018, 08:02:53 am
Thanks Slamfire , those fall just in the middle of what I have . A 56 cal. and a 72 cal. Thanks anyhow , Amigo !,, DT


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Post by: pinto beans on March 12, 2018, 07:39:55 pm
Well folks here I thought we were escaping the nasty weather that has gone North and South of us.  Woke up this morning to an inch of snow on the ground!!  Was sorta hoping things would moderate sooner than later as had in mind to take the 45-75 out to longer range.  Next trip to the farm was going to dig around the metal stock and see about building a target to ring at around 100 yards.  Will let everyone know how this pans out but one thing for sure, weather got to get better first!  Hope others get to burn some powder soon!!

keep ya powder dry.


Title: Re: Quite!-Quite!-Quite!!!
Post by: dusty texian on March 13, 2018, 04:29:43 am
Spring is coming Mr. Pinto Beans .that snow will be gone before you know it. You may should shoot that groundhog ! Been  looking for some scrap plate for another clanger myself . ,,,,,DT