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He’s safe, got his glasses on. When I want to play I shoot my replicas but when I want to win I shoot my Marlin.
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STORM / Re: .451 or .454 round balls source ?
« Last post by Mogorilla on Today at 08:08:45 AM »
My brother in law got me 3 boxes for Christmas, they had been on back order at Cabelas.   He has since received them, so they are starting to catch up.

I need them as I have made paper cartridges out of the majority of my 454, using Guns of the West kit.   Great kit.    With caps becoming available, I feel that we are turning a corner for the cap and ball.   
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STORM / Re: .451 or .454 round balls source ?
« Last post by Baltimore Ed on Today at 08:02:53 AM »
Dixie Gun Works shows speer .451 rb in stock, just looked. Don’t know if they’re open today.  On my way back home to NC from Seattle in 1974 I made a detour to Union City to go by the store. I was very much into muzzle loading then and wanted parts for my 2nd rifle build. While I was there I was surprised to meet Mr Kirkland who was wandering around the store visiting with folks.  A neat guy who was very instrumental in creating the sport of muzzleloading in America.
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The Longbranch / Hat
« Last post by Holsterguy on Today at 06:27:34 AM »
Can anybody tell me if an American hat co. hat is a decent hat? All it says on the sweatband is 4x quality.
The reason I ask is I’d like to follow Delmonico’s instructions, and reshape it.
It’s now a cattleman crease, and I hope to make it like Selleck wore in Crossfire Trail.
Thanks a lot!
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STORM / .451 or .454 round balls source ?
« Last post by Major 2 on Today at 05:32:55 AM »
Has anyone a source for or cache they can spare. ( for sale )
A new shooter friend of mine has stepped into it  ;) ( in a manor of speaking )

I have shared some with him , but he'd like to buy some , and has found "out of stock " at most of the usual vendors.

He did find BP Powder & Caps ...
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Recreating 45 ACP performance in BP
« Last post by SPJ on Today at 02:59:11 AM »
I brought this upon another site https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/recreating-45-acp-performance-in-bp.888788/#post-11931801 but I think I may have better chances finding answers from the community here.

The Wikipedia page on the 45 Schofield states that it is comparable to, though less powerful than, the 45 acp. The page doesn't have references to back up that statement, but I have heard the comparison before and I can understand it myself.  Both being made originally with 230 grain bullets, and the velocity and power of the Schofield only differing from the ACP by a factor of roughly 100. With Wikipedia giving the velocity of the Schofield at 730 fps and 374 J of energy, and the 45 ACP being more powerful at 835 fps and 483 J (356 ftlbs) of energy. It does not state what barrel lengths these are being fired from though

This has made me want to ask what loading of blackpowder would it take to create a revolver cartridge with a performance comparable to the 45 ACP, with a velocity over 800 fps and energy around 350 J?

The majority of the sources I have found state that the original loading of the 45 Schofield was a 230 gr bullet with 28 grains of black powder. So I imagine that simply adding one or two more grains of powder would be enough to add roughly another 100 fps and J of energy to the bullet. I read that the Frankford Arsenal produced cartridges for the 45 Colt made in the 1800s was loaded with 30 grains of black powder so I imagine their performance was likely closer.

This thread involves a user stating that they were able to load 30 grains in a Schofield case. So I assume it should be possible. If not I will go ahead with a 45 Colt case
https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/45-schofield-load-data-ffg-vs-fffg.785616/

If I wear to take up this project I would go about trying to load a 45 Schofield case with a 230 RNFP bullet with 30 grains of 3fg black powder, either Swiss or Eynsford as I am told they would give me more of the performance I am looking for. I also have a Colt 1860, with a conversion cylinder, that has an 8 inch barrel. I imagine the length of the barrel will also help in allowing the bullet to reach a higher velocity.

Does anyone here know if I am along the right track of? Or if anyone has already achieved this level of performance before me, and how I can replicate it?

Thank you

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.45_Schofield
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.45_ACP
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you'll shoot you eye out  :)
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The Barracks / Re: Want to trade
« Last post by Dusty Tagalon on Yesterday at 07:54:34 PM »
Patriot distillery opens at 5:00PM Thursday, not conducive to arriving at a decent time Thursday, will stop at liquor stores from Blair on to attempt to purchase.
Biting my tongue, CDC says if vaccinated OK inside & out maskless, where I was 3x months ago! Will boycott any store in Johnson county requiring mask!
VA, hospital environment, will wear mask!
Brian
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