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56 kodiak shooter



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PostSubject: Re: what bullet for bear   February 25th 2018, 5:16 pm

thank guys, I,m going to give conicals a try, I have shot flintlocks & round balls for 40 years, this is my first percussion gun, it shoot round balls well with swiss 1 1/2 80 grains
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PostSubject: Re: what bullet for bear   February 25th 2018, 5:20 pm

@56 kodiak shooter wrote:
...I,m going to give conicals a try....

If you're not happy with the accuracy, don't give up until you've tried putting a lubed felt wad between the powder and the base of the conical. In all I've tried except hollow-based minies, the lubed felt wad has greatly increased accuracy.
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PostSubject: Re: what bullet for bear   February 27th 2018, 2:54 pm

I would feel safe with whatever Ron recommends. Conner too. Double charge and double ball must be an old wives' tale, and you know you can't listen to old wives (except SWMBO).

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PostSubject: Re: what bullet for bear   February 27th 2018, 4:00 pm

@JLBSparks wrote:
I would feel safe with whatever Ron recommends. Conner too. Double charge and double ball must be an old wives' tale, and you know you can't listen to old wives (except SWMBO).

    -Joe

That's what we use to do for proofing a new gun Joe.

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PostSubject: Re: what bullet for bear   February 27th 2018, 5:40 pm

I proofed a .54 Lyman Trade Rifle that way in about '88 or '89. Tied the gun to the spare tire from my truck and shot it with a string from around the corner of the garage. KA-BLAM!! I looked around the corner and saw my brand new gun in the gravel with a 12.50-33 on top of it. Needless to say, that let some of the air out of my balloon.

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PostSubject: Re: what bullet for bear   March 3rd 2018, 8:22 am

shot some no excuses conicals, they shot a group about size of a soft ball, but they are way to loosed, I think I,m just going to stick to round balls
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PostSubject: Re: what bullet for bear   March 3rd 2018, 8:53 am

That's the way NoExcuse fit. Did you load them on a fouled barrel?

You could try the Hornady Great Plains bullet. They shoot good and fit much tighter.

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PostSubject: Re: what bullet for bear   March 3rd 2018, 9:06 am

Agreed Pete.

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PostSubject: Re: what bullet for bear   March 3rd 2018, 9:40 am

no I didn,t ran patch after each shot
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PostSubject: Re: what bullet for bear   March 3rd 2018, 9:48 am

I always had to use a fouled barrel. The owner of NoExcuses even recommends shooting a fouled barrel if they fit loose.

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PostSubject: Re: what bullet for bear   March 3rd 2018, 9:53 am

thank will try next time out
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PostSubject: Re: what bullet for bear   March 3rd 2018, 9:57 am

If it's still too loose for you. They never fit tight. Try the Great Plains bullet.

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PostSubject: Re: what bullet for bear   March 3rd 2018, 12:55 pm

I'd rather be loose than tight any day.  Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: what bullet for bear   March 3rd 2018, 2:33 pm

just a little worry they may slip off of powder
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PostSubject: Re: what bullet for bear   March 3rd 2018, 2:43 pm

I did too. That's why I never warmed up to NoExcuses. I wish he'd size them a little bigger. He wants them easy to load so guys won't crush them during loading. They're pretty soft lead.

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PostSubject: Re: what bullet for bear   March 3rd 2018, 2:51 pm

thank for answering my questions, my old friend who taught me every thing I know about muzzeloading has move away, he is an old timer too
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PostSubject: Re: what bullet for bear   March 3rd 2018, 2:54 pm

Glad to help.

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PostSubject: Re: what bullet for bear   March 4th 2018, 1:26 pm

Is the picture thing is fixed yet?, If so here's a picture of two .62 caliber round balls. One unfired and one recovered from a critter

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PostSubject: Re: what bullet for bear   March 4th 2018, 1:36 pm

Nope!

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PostSubject: Re: what bullet for bear   March 4th 2018, 3:46 pm

I'm inserting the picture in the "insert image" and it shows on my screen
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PostSubject: Re: what bullet for bear   March 4th 2018, 3:52 pm



Does this picture show?
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PostSubject: Re: what bullet for bear   March 4th 2018, 3:55 pm

Yes. Looks like Bear Claw.

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PostSubject: Re: what bullet for bear   March 4th 2018, 4:48 pm

I see bearclaw. Post pics that way!
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