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Old 11-04-2011, 08:53 AM
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Re: blackpowder ruger #1 breech plug

I am going with 50 because colorado requires it for elk hunting.
No sabots, also CO law.

I am looking for muzzleloader options to get more tags and just more options in general.

I have a #1 that is sort of lacking a mission at this point and have seen a couple others online that people made into BP guns and think it would just be nice to have something that extracts/ejects the spent case/primer unlike most 209 guns.

What barrels have you been using on your builds?
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:20 AM
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Re: blackpowder ruger #1 breech plug

I have a Krieger .505 with a 1:20 twist built on a Savage MLII action, a Shilen .458 with a 1:14 twist built on a Savage 110 action and a Pacnor .408 with a 1:16 twist built on a Marlin XS7 action.

The 45 H&R is a stock 45-70 1:20 twist that uses a press in plug but all of the others have screw in breechplugs.

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Old 11-04-2011, 11:32 AM
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Re: blackpowder ruger #1 breech plug

Here in Oregon that will be illegal for Muzzle loader hunts and could only be used during regular rifle seasons. Might not even be legal as a center fire cartridge. Why not use one of the older cartridges that go either way - Black powder is a kick in the pants and well worth playing with!
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Re: blackpowder ruger #1 breech plug

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What size of flash hole did you use in your breech plugs? What thickness did you use from the primer to the blackpowder charge?

What was the best 50 cal bullet you found without sabots?

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Old 11-08-2011, 08:52 AM
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Re: blackpowder ruger #1 breech plug

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edge

What size of flash hole did you use in your breech plugs? What thickness did you use from the primer to the blackpowder charge?

What was the best 50 cal bullet you found without sabots?

Thanks
I normally use a 0.030 diameter hole and try to keep the flame channel under 1 1/4 inches long, but I have only shot smokeless powder since 2000!

In a 50 caliber when I shot pyrodex I got good results with White bullets and also Buffalo Bullets.
I have not shot 50 cal since I made my 45 and there I almost only shoot machined sabots and real rifle bullets.

Sorry, not much help here.

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Old 11-12-2011, 09:53 AM
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Re: blackpowder ruger #1 breech plug

I am kind of suprised that the tube can be that long and still get reliable ignition. I am hoping to keep it around .750 but it's nice to know I can go longer. I am just trying to figure out how short I can cut the cases down and still make them handy to get in and out. I am going to start with RUM cases can probably cut them to around .600 long.
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:24 PM
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Re: blackpowder ruger #1 breech plug

IIRC the Savage plug has a 1 3/4 flame path, but I'll have to check that to be sure.
Shorter is better, no doubt and allows slower powders without duplexing.

Short cartridges are tough in a bolt action as they have to cross the locking lug gap. Short cartriges are less of an issue with a break action or Rolling/falling Block action types.

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