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Unread 01-18-2004, 03:04 PM
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Muzzleloaders and smokeless powders

Quaken,
You eluded to safety concerns. Would you explain?
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    Unread 01-18-2004, 03:28 PM
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    Re: Muzzleloaders and smokeless powders

    There are people out there using smokeless powder in muzzleloaders other than a savage model 10II I hear about and I have seeing photograph of guns they have blowed up. Every time a group of us guy gets together and starts talking about muzzleloaders the smokeless question always come up I believe a person could build a custom 45 caliber muzzleloader that could use in taking the pressure that smokeless powder produced but currently the only gun you should put smokeless in is the savage.
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    Re: Muzzleloaders and smokeless powders

    Brent, Quaken...

    I have been building smokless muzzle loaders for many years, i simply use a Rem Rolling block action, a high pressure bbl in 45 0r 50 cal. 50 is the most popular.
    They are fired with a 209 primer, 27 grns of 2400 powder. Tack drivers !!! Elk at 200 yds the barnes X muzzel loader sabo round will go through with lots of damage.

    There is a pic of one i built on my website. web page
    Birdseye maple stock,,Douglas Stainless bbl, half octagon, half round.
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    Unread 01-20-2004, 12:51 AM
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    Re: Muzzleloaders and smokeless powders

    Another smokeless fan!! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Any good info on how the smokeless muzzleloader is primed, loaded etc?

    This is all new to me and I don't know diddly about how it's all done.

    Books, links or any info to get started would be very much appreciated also. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Thanks guys
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    Re: Muzzleloaders and smokeless powders

    Black Diamond 408$$$$???????????????

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    Re: Muzzleloaders and smokeless powders

    Hey thanks for posting my pic Quaken.

    This was made for a friend of mine and he has taken some nice bucks with it. If i can remember it was around 1400.00 been about 8 years ago. It all depends if you can supply a Rem Rolling Block action. Any questions just send me a email.
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    The idea I have is to take a Ruger No. 1 in 458 Winchester magnum and do nothing more then install a breechplug. The hardest thing would be to install a ramrod because the mounting for the forearm is in the center. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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