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PostSubject: 36cal Cap N Ball shooting   June 15th 2014, 5:35 pm

Was dying to try out the new targets! I don't have any other pistols other than my 50cal mtn pistol, but I wanted some faster shooting.

CVA .36cal 1851 navy, 15 grains 3f goex, 80gr round ball hand cast,crisco as a chain fire preventer. 12 yards


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PostSubject: Re: 36cal Cap N Ball shooting   June 15th 2014, 5:50 pm

Jon, the Crisco will keep the fouling soft, but chain fires generally come from loose caps on the nipples.

Just make sure you shave a nice round ring off the ball when loading, and you'll have no worry about a chain fire from that area.

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PostSubject: Re: 36cal Cap N Ball shooting   June 15th 2014, 6:16 pm

everything was good today with the caps staying on and the lead rings.

I actually took 12 shots at the head portion and only 2 shots missed lol, pretty damn fun and cheap to shoot as far as powder goes.
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PostSubject: Re: 36cal Cap N Ball shooting   June 15th 2014, 6:23 pm

Yes, they're fun and cheap to shoot.

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PostSubject: Re: 36cal Cap N Ball shooting   June 16th 2014, 12:05 am

And when stoked to the gills quite powerful too ....
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PostSubject: Re: 36cal Cap N Ball shooting   June 16th 2014, 8:57 am

Wild Bill carried two of them. Even after cartridge guns were available.

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PostSubject: Re: 36cal Cap N Ball shooting   June 16th 2014, 9:19 am

Yeah I think many a man bit the dust after being hit by one of them 80gr balls.
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PostSubject: Re: 36cal Cap N Ball shooting   June 16th 2014, 9:27 am

Humans are so fragile compared to animals. It doesn't take much to knock us down, and not much more to kill us.

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PostSubject: Re: 36cal Cap N Ball shooting   June 16th 2014, 9:50 am

Yeah I don't think humans would have survived in T-Rex's time , we would have been bait.
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PostSubject: Re: 36cal Cap N Ball shooting   June 16th 2014, 5:58 pm

10 out of 12 shots in the head!
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PostSubject: Re: 36cal Cap N Ball shooting   June 16th 2014, 6:06 pm

That's a nice gun.  Some good shooting too.
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PostSubject: Re: 36cal Cap N Ball shooting   June 16th 2014, 11:08 pm

They can be accurate when loaded right , with my .36 I can keep all 6 shots in a 2" circle at 15 yards with a one hand hold.
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PostSubject: Re: 36cal Cap N Ball shooting   August 22nd 2014, 10:04 am

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Jon, the Crisco will keep the fouling soft, but chain fires generally come from loose caps on the nipples.

Just make sure you shave a nice round ring off the ball when loading, and you'll have no worry about a chain fire from that area.

Just got my new Uberti and am going to shoot this WE. Do I even need to put grease/Crisco in the cylinders if I get a good ring. Is the fouling bad enough that I should. I will be shooting Swiss.

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PostSubject: Re: 36cal Cap N Ball shooting   August 22nd 2014, 10:43 am

I would. I use a q tip and just wipe a layer around the face of each ball.
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PostSubject: Re: 36cal Cap N Ball shooting   August 22nd 2014, 11:26 am

Like Pete mentioned in an earlier post the lube will keep the fouling soft but if you blow a lung full of breath through the barrel after 6 shots it accomplishes the same thing without all the mess.
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PostSubject: Re: 36cal Cap N Ball shooting   August 22nd 2014, 3:13 pm

I think 'the mess' makes cleanup easier at the end. It keeps the fouling from hardening after 3 or 4 cylinders full have been shot.

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PostSubject: Re: 36cal Cap N Ball shooting   August 23rd 2014, 7:50 am

When shooting my Martini Henry or Snider I can shoot nearly the whole day without cleaning if I blow through the barrel , the moisture in one's breath also keeps the fouling soft
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PostSubject: Re: 36cal Cap N Ball shooting   August 23rd 2014, 9:29 am

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PostSubject: Re: 36cal Cap N Ball shooting   August 23rd 2014, 9:45 am

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PostSubject: Re: 36cal Cap N Ball shooting   May 30th 2015, 1:42 pm

drummy wrote:
Muley wrote:
Jon, the Crisco will keep the fouling soft, but chain fires generally come from loose caps on the nipples.

Just make sure you shave a nice round ring off the ball when loading, and you'll have no worry about a chain fire from that area.

Just got my new Uberti and am going to shoot this WE. Do I even need to put grease/Crisco in the cylinders if I get a good ring. Is the fouling bad enough that I should. I will be shooting Swiss.
Shooters quit using crisco or ball lubes to 'prevent chain fires' late in the 20th century.  As already mentioned, a chainfire is more likely from poorly fit caps.  If you use undersized balls, there may be risk, but if you can shave a ring of lead while seating the ball, the seal between ball and cylinder won't allow fire to pass. 

Try using lubed felt wads.  From what I gather, folks here are pretty product heavy, so the Wonder Wads will be what you want.  Otherwise, if you are bold enough to make your own, try paper wads: a square of double ply toilet paper folded with a tiny smear of ball lube or even crisco inside, seated between powder and ball.

That oft-repeated phrase: 'keeps the fouling soft' is misapplied.  Use a lot of lube and coat the forward frame of your revolver & you will get soft fouling, but it's because the lube catches and holds the residue of combustion.  A cleaner frame collects less fouling.  I have fired more than 12 cylinders loaded with paper wads, and never had any appreciable accumulation of fouling, soft or otherwise, and no cylinder seizing.
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