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I certainly don't think magnum ones are needed for BP but I don't see where they hurt either. I've used them before, can't tell the difference in BP loads.
The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: No Trail Boss, what's close?
« Last post by Cliff Fendley on Yesterday at 10:14:33 PM »
For what it's worth, 9 grains of 4227 under a 158 grain lead bullet in .38 special seems to be just as pleasant to shoot as 4 grains of TrailBoss, and might be a tad more accurate.

There are many many options for 38 special and really no need for Trailboss in that cartridge. It's the big old black powder cases that it was it's main intent with it's bulkiness.
For me and my very limited Black Powder experience, I use the CCI magnum primers. For smokeless powder I use Winchester regulars.
The Barracks / Re: September Postal Match
« Last post by Quick Fire on Yesterday at 09:30:12 PM »
Shot the match today. I'll get it in the mail tomorrow
The Barracks / Re: New trapdoor carbine
« Last post by Niederlander on Yesterday at 08:39:09 PM »
We usually set the targets to go down with a .38 Special, so I don't think you'll have problems with that.
The Leather Shop / Re: Holster For A 7.5" Ruger
« Last post by Rube Burrows on Yesterday at 08:30:57 PM »
Nice job on the holster. Those OMV with a 7 1/2 barrel are not easy to come by. Nice outfit.

Thanks Cliff.
1860 Henry / When plans go Pear-shaped
« Last post by DeaconKC on Yesterday at 07:53:28 PM »
Well, bought a used Uberti Yellowboy 66 in 44-40 about 3 years ago but only shot it a few times. Was okay, but as I did not have revolvers to go with it, it sat as a safe queen. Decided to take it to Comin at Cha to sell. Didn't sell and was talking to a guy on my posse about the gun. He wanted to see it, so we were looking at it and he pointed out that the barrel was bulged! Well crap. At least I didn't sell it to someone like that. Talking he suggested I talk to Boomstick who was there at CAC. So I did, turns ouut he has a wall hanger in .45 Colt and can swap the barrels. So I will wind up with a back up gun to my 73. Interesting turn of events.
Tall Tales / Re: Its' September! just 16 more Sundays to Christmas
« Last post by DeaconKC on Yesterday at 06:47:18 PM »
Well got home today about 3pm. Lots of construction, but trip was okay. Shot slow [as always] but did finish, and not even in last place. Good to see the Lady I love. It was gonna be 06 again at the Bar 3, tomorrow here at home 81! Man, that is gonna feel SO good.
The Winchester Model 1873 / Getting 1873 Too Hot?
« Last post by KrazyK on Yesterday at 05:34:17 PM »
Went to the range this morning and shot about 200 rounds with the Winchester 1873 carbine with round barrel. I was taking rests every 20 rounds, but the barrel was incredible hot and at one point it got so hot that even the forearm stock had quite a bit of heat on it. The barrel bands were burning hot as well and all of this worried me about maybe ruining the walnut furniture, or damaging it. So to my question, is it possible to get this carbine so hot that it will ruin the gun, or cause charge issues? I know I baby my long range rifles as far as heat goes, but wasn't sure about these? Obviously I don't get it red hot, but it's enough to roast my hand if the barrel is grabbed. But if I am going to practice, I need to shoot a lot. Curious what others have experienced with this.
Primers - Large Rifle or Large Rifle Magnum for 1876 cartridges?
I'm asking this question as I am pretty well set up for Large Rifle Magnum primers but I don't have very many Large Rifle primers.
Thoughts?  My loads are black powder
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