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German Jim

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  1. Antietam is very interesting. I've been there a few times. Harpers Ferry is a neat town and Gettysburg is great to visit. If you can swing it and it's not TOO cold, allow yourself at least a couple of days at Antietam and Gettysburg. Antietam Battlefield is not just one little place. Its kind of spread out.
  2. I just took the side plates off and with a screw driver, I slid the springs off the shelf that they sit on so that they stick out the side, and with no tension on them, the screws came out easy enough. I put a couple of layers of masking tape where the spring end would ride off the shelf to protect the finish. Maybe I was lucky, but it was easy for me.
  3. Here's where I get my 2F Diamond Back Black Powder. ADDICTEDTOBLACKPOWDER.COM With HazMat and shipping, it's still about $85 cheaper than the Goex with no HazMat for a case of #25. DiamondBack is not Goex but it still goes BOOM and Clang!
  4. At the end of the match I put 'em in a bottle of water that has some blue dawn or Murphy's Oil Soap or most anything I can fine in the laundry room. I let them soak on the way home and rinse them off in the back yard. Unless its overcast or damp, I'll place a towel on an old cookie sheet and spread the brass out. Then I'll place an old microwave glass tray on top to act as a sort of magnifying glass to keep in the heat. The brass dries out pretty quickly. Then size and de-prime and then they go into the tumbler.
  5. Great info! Thanks much.
  6. Does that affect the accuracy any? How much BP (ffg) do you put in your cartridges? What bullet weight do you use?
  7. For any one with an Uberti '73 long gun who uses REAL BLACK POWDER, I have a question. When using lubed lead bullets, do you have any issues with the rifle getting hard to operate WITHOUT doing a quick clean between stages or do you need to give it a quick shot of moose milk or murphy's mix every stage or so?
  8. The only filler I use is Black Powder. I mentioned the corn silk "peanuts" because someone brought up using styrofoam for a filler and you two know a lot about loading Black Powder and what works and what doesn't and what should not be done. I get a lot of good info from you two. Thanks.
  9. If you can find some of those packing "peanuts" made from corn silk, those may work without the threat of any static. Maybe Driftwood or OLG can chime in with their thoughts.
  10. Driftwood, you said that the military reduced the load in the .45 to 30grains (as your photo shows). Do you know what they used as a filler? Did they just leave air space?
  11. I've been using the Lee Auto-Drum for a little over a year. It works great for both Real Black Powder and Smokeless Powder. I don't use black powder subs, so I can't comment on those. It's very accurate with smokeless, but for some reason, with black powder I will get very slight differences. Nothing that affects the load. I always get enough in the case to get slight compression. I load .45ACP and some .45 Colt with smokeless and .38WCF, .45 Schofield and some .45 Colt with Black Powder. I've never cleaned the Auto-Drum and I use the same plastic powder reservoir for both smokeless and black powder. Before I got the Lee Auto-Drum I had used the Lee Pro-Disk for about 10 years with smokeless and black powder. Never cleaned it, never a problem. The Lee Auto-Drum works as well as the Lee Disk set up if not better. For me, it's a quicker change when doing different loads. All black powder that I use is 2F.
  12. When I first started loading SG with BP, I would reuse the hulls and reload. After reloading, I would mark them with a black marker on the base so I would know how many times I reloaded each hull. I've had as many as six reloads, but usually because of hull condition, I would get a lot less. Now I have so many once fired hulls that I chuck them after shooting. The same with my smokeless rounds. Once fired, I chuck them. I usually collect more once fired hulls from other shooters than I shoot at each match.
  13. Ms. Mo, I did just that (Google "single action shooting society) and clicked on the first 7 links listed and I had no problem. I also went to all of Pat Riot's links in his original post and had no problem. Everything appeared to work fine. I always got into the SASS website. I don't know......maybe I don't understand the problem.
  14. No, you can't Do you have one? I still have the original box and receipt and I think the papers that came in the box.
  15. I label my ammo boxes with: 1. Nothing 2. Nada 3. Zilch
  16. I had no problem. Closed my browser (Firefox) and started back up, typed in www.sassnet.com and viola! Went right to SASS. Clicked on SASS Wire Forum and went right in.
  17. I have one! I paid $178.20 for it........back in 1974.
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