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Old 10-10-2013, 11:23 AM
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Re: Traditional Shooters

Encore, That is a great find, and a great shooter! Good shooting yourself!

I have a 50 cal Hawken that used to shoot like that. It used to be the only rifle that I owned for years, do I shot the crap out of the thing. It was a ton of fun until the groups started to open up. Now it just sits in the gun case.

I gave all of my balls, patching material, and black powder to my brother. I would like to get back into the traditional muzzle loading someday, but for now I'm happy to shoot my Encore.

Thanks for posting!
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:52 PM
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Re: Traditional Shooters

I am researching information about copper bullets. With CA gov Brown signing the lead bullet ban in CA, other states may follow. My concern is what effect it will have on traditional flint or cap lock rifles ammo availability. Especially .490" ball for my .50 cal Hawken cap lock. So far, the data I have seen refers to sabot copper bullets which seem designed more for in-line muzzle loaders.

The BIG question: casting bullets. Cu melting pt is 1983F vs 621F for lead. That is a significant temp increase for casting. Would existing moulds and techniques apply? What about swaging? Ballistic coefficients?

A whole can of worms opens up.

Is the patched round ball history? Will we history for casting our own bullets?
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