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    Wintertime Boredom

    Waiting for Turkey Season and Crappie Season

    Powder coated some bullets and made 300# of BB's (7.5 &8's).

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    I am tearing down 200 BP 12ga shotgun shells I reloaded with the wrong wads. On BP you have to keep pressure on the powder or they act like you have almost no powder in them. The wads were lubed and shouldn't have been as they loose the pressure. Takes about 2 or 3 mins per round. They are in all brass hulls, so I need to save them.

    DOO DOO happens...........
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    The wads used in black powder shells are the same wads you use in shotgun shells right? I seen a guy loading a double black powder with what appeared to be shotgun wads like the WAA118?

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    YES & NO..........
    You can use the standard plastic one piece wads, but because of the hotter burn of BP, it melts the plastic and coats the inside of the barrel. It is a little difficult to get out. I use a .200 over powder card wad, a 1/2" fiber wad and a thin over shot was because I load full brass empties. A friend gave me 1M of lubricated fiber filler wads. I thought they would make cleaning the barrel easier after shooting. Only problem was the lubricant bled down into the powder and caused problems with powder ignition and the wads were slightly undersized and loosened up, loosing the pressure on the powder.

    Learned the hard way....LOL
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    I thought about getting one of these double guns a while ago. I just dont like cleaning BP guns every time I shoot them. Kinda messy.

    You ever shoot one?

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/shoot...1.uts?slotId=1

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    Nice. That will fill in the down time.
    I go to the Mountains to loose my mind and find my soul.

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    Decluttering the reloading bench this week. No wonder I cant find anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mallardsx2 View Post
    I thought about getting one of these double guns a while ago. I just dont like cleaning BP guns every time I shoot them. Kinda messy.

    You ever shoot one?

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/shoot...1.uts?slotId=1
    Yep. I have an old original antique that belonged to my wife's great grandfather. I also used to have a Baker SxS ml. I hunted doves with it, only problem is that the smoke obscures the target so bad it is hard to tell if you got the bird, in addition to being really slow to load.

    I shoot BP (cartridge style) in cowboy action shooting. I do shoot several times a month, so I spend lots of time cleaning my guns (4 used in a match) and reloading.
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    I'm a Taxidermist.
    Got 189 deer shoulder mounts, 1 life size deer, 43 foxes, 18 raccoons, 2 opossums, 14 fishers, 9 bobcats, and 27 bears to mount.
    No bordum here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millsworks View Post
    I'm a Taxidermist.
    Got 189 deer shoulder mounts, 1 life size deer, 43 foxes, 18 raccoons, 2 opossums, 14 fishers, 9 bobcats, and 27 bears to mount.
    No bordum here.
    Do they have fishers down there? Unbelievable. I trapped them in Oneida County, WI. Meanest animal on earth. Badder than a wolverine. I saw one killing a yarded whitetail by hanging off its throat when I was running my beagles on snowshoe hare.

 

 
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