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Tall Tales / Re: October Cawfee,Tea, Soup and chili
« Last post by Delmonico on Today at 12:18:28 AM »
Fishing around here is a joke. ::)
Gunsmithing / Re: New cylinder,,teeth to long?
« Last post by Pettifogger on Yesterday at 09:31:18 PM »
If you screw it up you can buy some cylinder bushing shims.  Several vendors sell them here is one.
Colt Firearms / Re: When it rains it pours 1902 Philippine Colt
« Last post by Roscoe Coles on Yesterday at 09:16:37 PM »
I am a lucky man.  My wife does not ask too many questions and never encourages me to get rid of anything. As long as there is money in the bank and the bills are paid, she is a happy woman. I tell her that she knew the job was dangerous when she took it. 
Tall Tales / Re: October Cawfee,Tea, Soup and chili
« Last post by Major 2 on Yesterday at 09:00:55 PM »
When I go fishing I always , bring something home ....just like when I Turkey hunt, sometimes its on sale too ;D

Tall Tales / Re: October Cawfee,Tea, Soup and chili
« Last post by Professor Marvel on Yesterday at 08:57:06 PM »
Congrats on the exam TK!

I went thru the examples myself and whiilst some of it is straightforward,
it seems they like to use double-negative word problems loaded with government double-talk
to see if the candidate can figure it out!

Hope the interview goes well!

Keys to the Kingdom today, my first day all by myself ...I have two volunteers in house.
But this my Solo tour today

Ah My Dear Major
can you possibley take & post photos? Perhaps eventually build
a virtual museum tour....

prof mumbles
The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Loading Data for the 50/95WCF
« Last post by SiringoMN on Yesterday at 08:29:22 PM »
Referencing my post about my 50-95 saga, I clocked three loads I had used in that post. I’m using  330 grain bullet and WLRM primers.

20 grains of Trail Boss - 1320 FPS
35 grains of 5744 - 1450 FPS
52 grains of pyrodex “P” - 1475 FPS

To date, “P”, gives the best accuracy.
Tall Tales / Re: October Cawfee,Tea, Soup and chili
« Last post by The Trinity Kid on Yesterday at 08:04:41 PM »
If he says carp then meet me there and we'll give him a good whooping. ;D
What are you trying to catch?


Pretty much just go for anything that bites. Around here mostly rainbow trout and squaw fish. Never seen a carp out here, but if one did bite, I’d reel it in.  ::). As it was, all I ended up hooking was an old log from the old lumber mill.

So How dijd  the test go? Procotored 2 hour exam ...
there IS an official online study guide and practice tests over here

good luck
prf mumbles

I read the study guide quite a few times.  I did pass the exam, now just waiting on the in-person interview. No date scheduled yet.

The Barracks / Re: Division of Nebraska Muster?
« Last post by Niederlander on Yesterday at 07:14:37 PM »
The food was outstanding (as always), too!
The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Black Powder loads for original 1876 45-60?
« Last post by wildman1 on Yesterday at 05:35:08 PM »
You may have a lot better luck using some real BP bullets rather than those copper jacketed bullets and don't forget the lube. You also do not have to start with full loads in BP you can work up to that.
The Winchester Model 1876 / Black Powder loads for original 1876 45-60?
« Last post by BillKilgore on Yesterday at 05:01:13 PM »
Is anybody loading black powder for their 45-60? Which powder / bullet combination are you using and what are your muzzle velocities?

The last of the components are inbound for loading some rounds for my vintage 45-60. I have Goex ffg powder, some 300 gr copper plated bullets and some 45-70 brass that I will cut to size. I understand the "60" refers to 60 grains of BP, but I would like to know which powder/bullet combinations people are using and what velocities you see with a chronograph.

Are there any other special considerations? Later, when I start loading 300 gr cast boolits, I plan to make a lube out of tallow and bees wax.

As always, thanks in advance.
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