What to do with a side lock

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  1. g0rd0

    g0rd0 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Hawkin 50 cal percussion cap. I use a Lee 250grn real bullet lubed with bees wax.
    After I cast my bullets I place them in a silcon pan pour the melted wax in to the top ridge filling both cavities. I then after the wax hardens cut out the bullets with a tube (pick them up from the range) putting a box board disc between the bullets.
    For shooting I put 1 bullet and 1 disc (the disc is to keep the powder and lube separete), in a tube then a charge, then at the range all I do is pour the powder in the barrel and push the disc and bullet in using a short starter.
    I use 70 grains (by weight) triple7 and find that it burns clean, clean up after 10 to 20 rounds is a breeze
    In the photo L to R is a 13mm gasket punch, my cutting tube, a range / hunting tube ready for powder then a unlubed bullet


    just curious, what do you use?
     

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  2. Ckgworks

    Ckgworks Well-Known Member

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    I do about the same, I use 370 grain maxi balls from an Ideal mold. I made a cutter from removing from the lube pan, works like a syringe, and you can pop them right out. It's made from a 50 bag case. 20190310_163555.jpg 20190310_163615.jpg I just store them in empty plastic bullet boxes, but I really like your tube idea.......I'll have to see if I can find some! For hunting, I just carry a few speed loaders that have two compartments, one for powder, one for bullets.
     
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  3. g0rd0

    g0rd0 Well-Known Member

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    if you do go with the tubes that I use get yourself a gasket cutter (13mm or 9/16") cut discs from box board (cerial boxes), and place them between the bullet and powder this will prevent the lube from contaminating the powder. When you pour the powder in the bore push both the disc and bullet in together. Really easy to use and the disc will keep your barrel much cleaner.