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Jabez Cowboy,SASS # 50129

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  1. The Wind outside is frightful wish someone was insightful and could tell me when this wind will die ...

     

    Think today is a good day for hot coffee and reloading ... .38 WCF for today ....

     

    MERRY CHRISTMASS to one and ALL ....

     

     

     

    Jabez Cowboy

  2. That Custom barrel was far more accurate than many modern center fire rifles the come off the dealers racks each year ...

     

    Those were the days ,,, young eyes and a rifle that shot a way better than anyone had a right to expect ...

    Reminds me of old friends, most have passed on but will never be forgotten ....

     

     

    Jabez Cowboy

  3. The 120 gr. load with 3F. Goex but using a pillow ticking patch lubed with bear oil and bee wax mixed 40% oil to 60% wax is my hunting load in my "Lyman Trade Rifle" with a 1-48 twist ....

    I had a 50 cal with 1-72 twist that just loved even heavyer loads of 3F. The barrel was Made for me in Montana many years ago , and I used it to win the provincial championship many moons ago ... The hunting load for this gun was 180 grains ...

     

     

    Jabez Cowboy

  4. 3F. Goex drop-tubed in to fill the case so as the bullet compresses the powder 1/8 of an inch with Winchester primers ,using a 245 gr. RNFP lead bullet ... should give you around 1,280 Fps. and is safe in a Uberti 73 or 66 ...

     

     

     

    Jabez Cowboy

  5. Pressure tested Data .50 Cal 28 inch Barrel 1-48 twist, using " Ox-Yoke " pre-lubed Patch .015

    .490 Ball Wt. 177 Gr. Goex 3f ...

    60gr. velocity 1,566,,, pressure 7,500 psi.

    70gr. Velocity 1,657,,, pressure 8,500 psi.

    80gr. Velocity 1,748,,, pressure 9,500 psi.

    90gr. Velocity 1,830,,, pressure 9,900 psi.

    100gr. Velocity 1,911,, pressure 10,200 psi.

    110gr. velocity 1,963,, pressure 10,300 psi.

    120gr. velocity 2,015,, pressure 10,800 psi.

     

    Using Goex 2f. with the same components as above ...

    100gr. velocity 1,729 ,,pressure 7,500 psi.

    110gr. velocity 1,768 ,, pressure 7,700 psi.

    120gr. velocity 1,806 ,, pressure 7,800 psi.

     

    Hope this helps ...

     

    Jabez Cowboy

  6. Yes the "Pet Loads" by Ken Waters is "Old" the principles still hold true and I am amazed how often he was BANG on with-out having the use of modern pressure testing equipment ....

    He noticed many "small" things and used sound judgement in making the "Calls" he made ... Fine Gentleman ...

     

    Jabez Cowboy

  7. A powder flask with a spout you can fill down until it dispenses the volum of powder you want to use... one

    with inter-changeable spouts so that when you get your .44 you just fit a new spout ...

     

    A capper, I use an in-line capper...

     

    Nipple wrench with pick...

     

    A ball mould ...

     

    New Nipples ... Teso's

     

     

    Jabez Cowboy

  8. A 1-48 twist barrel in .50 cal. seems to handle two loads quite nicely 65 gr. of 3f under a lubed patched ball for target use ...

    And between 110 - 120 gr. 3f under the same patched ball for hunting ... My .50 prefers the 120 gr. charge over all others, but

    the 65 gr. load is almost as good with less kick ...

    I have burned a lot of Black in Muzzle loaders in the past 45 years ... In .45, .50, .54, 58, and 62 calibers as well as in .36

    and .44 caliber Pistols ....

     

     

    Jabez Cowboy

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