This excellent forum, provided free of charge by our illustrious Marshall Calloway for nearly one and a half Lustrum
(see here: http://www.cascity.com/contact-info/about/
is considered by many to be an internet community of like-minded souls.
Like many communities one will find merchants, doctors, lawyers, tenderfeet, hivernaughts, grizzled_old_timers and a plethora of others.
As one peruses the numerous subforums one can find certain peculiarities to each venue-
some like the saloon are a wide-ranging gathering place where nearly anything goes.
some like the historical society reflect a sense and desire of deep reflection and research into the topics.
Other subforums reflect "over-the-coffee-pot" discussions of the topics similar to that found in any traditional barber shop, gunshop, woodworking store, etc.
With the above in mind, we will see individual opinions expounded at length; and further one can be entertained by various individuals sharing their knowledge or vendors sharing their experience whilst simultaneously hawking their products, as well as self proclaimed Snake Oil Merchants (such as myself) waxing philosophically about anything and everything, and one hopes, providing some small entertainment as well as dispensing a modicum of knowledge along the way.
In any "over-the-cup" discussions here one will find that whilst one might "start" a thread, one does not "own" that thread and the thread will often take off in many and varied directions some of which may not be to the liking of said thread-starter - and that is the very nature of the term "discussion" . Further, opinions are like heads - everybody has one, and everybody
is entitled to one- and further entitled not to have it bitten off (which I have not seen in this case).
It is also important to realize that if one is asking these forums for the opinions and experiences of the membership one ought be grateful for any responses, as it does take time and effort to for these folks to cogitate upon the subject and answer, which time and effort they could be spending in some other constructive endevour.
Remember too that many here have generally been playing this BP game for more years than some tenderfoots have been alive. Those who have been shooting BP since "Turner was hawking parts out of his trunk"* have seen just about everything come and go - there really are few "new developments" in this field.
Those here who have "seen the elephant" deserve a certain respect, whilst seldom demanding that their view be considered the "onliest one".
Tenderfoots with a year of C&B under their belt and less than 50 posts in a forum must expect to come in to a forum as the "new student in the dojo" - they should expect to be "sweeping the floors and carrying the water" until they prove themselves, establish credibility, and find a place for themselves. To expect otherwise is audacious and unseemly.
If one roars in all excitable and such and then gets all upset and aflustered when thread responders don't stick to one's chosen parameters... then begins name-calling...
in this humble scriveners opinion such an individual really doesn't understand this venue or "The Cowboy Way" and they really will not last long here.
Do not take me wrongly, we are truly a friendly bunch and do not rile easily; if one refrains from rendering offensive remarks to others, remembers not to fly off the handle over misunderstandings; and bears in mind that there are many opinions, one can do well here.
Also remember that many here have generally been playing this BP game for more years than some tenderfoots have been alive.
(no, it's not Alzheimers, yes i *am* repeating myself!)
" I have little use for clowns when discussing explosives like Black Powder..."
is really quite inflamatory, derogatory, and demeaning to others in the context of the comments made,
Some of the interesting opinions that may be held as fact on other forums such as
" If I understand common sense, you do not fill the chambers with triple F and be anywhere near the safety margin built in by the manufacturer!"
"A few posts up I have idiots telling me to "fill er up" when loading a .36 or .44 Cap and Ball revolver!
I load brass frames no higher than 20 grains and Steel frames no higher than 35 grains (In .44 cal).
I think that these are safe and sound loads.
You NEVER fill a cylinder up with any BP load!"
Beside being remarkably inflamatory from a n00b, and further insinuating a superiority to the posters that is not born out in your other writing, Those opinions will hold little water here.
That idea can be entirely understandable
, since Of late there have been some instruction manuals that indicate ludicrously small loads in BP revolvers, but Those That Know These Things have opined that these are either misprints (in some cases the same text has been used in several manuals for different guns), or have been written at the behest of litigation-fearful lawyers.
With the "remotely possible" exception of some Colt Walker Repro's** all newly made modern BP revolvers are much stronger than that and will safely handle the largest load of FFF BP and round ball that can be manually fit into the cylinder and still clear the frame/barrel.
* "Since Turner was hawking parts out of his trunk"
If you do not remember this, either via personal experience or thru reading you are still a
N00b. No offense intended, just a point in history that hivernaughts all know, and helps to
differentiate the grizzled_old_timer from the tenderfoots.
** Since the Walker will hold 60 gr of FFF BP, and there have been "some" older less well made
repro's from early days, with unknown stresses on them, I offer this caveat.
Please take the above in the spirit that it is offered, as friendly advise for getting along.
*** fyi yhs is the common archaic abbreviation for the closing "your humble servant" oft' used in letters between respectable individuals