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  1. It's tough to beat Lyman's Postell (Lyman mold 457132) bullet for serious long range use. My alloy in this mold comes out at 538 grains. I've never tried it with smokeless powder, but it really works well with FFg.
  2. We're thinking good thoughts for one of our favorite people.
  3. A big tip of the hat to Widder! I'm really happy to hear this!
  4. Keep watching Gunbroker and be patient. American Derringers show up there fairly often. I scored an American Derringer Model One there for less than $350 a few months ago. Nice little gun, fun with .38 black powder loads but I'm not brave enough to try full-house .357 Magnum ammo...yet. Good luck! Jackalope
  5. Thanks, Doc. Couldn't have said it better. I would bet heavily that the instruction writer was not a black powder shooter...
  6. Grr. Now the hoarders have something new to fixate on.
  7. This is sad news. Papa Dave was always very kind and friendly to my wife and me.
  8. Another anecdote...not supported by facts. Your barrel and bullet don't care if you use black powder or smokeless. If your barrel is excessively rough, if your bullet doesn't fit the bore, if the lube doesn't accommodate the hardness, and if the pressure is excessive for the combination, expect to find lead fouling.
  9. Gator's solution is a long-used and very effective method to remove lead fouling. If you can find it, brass or bronze chore boy/wool works just as well. This is the lead removal recommended for years by Veral Smith in his book, Jacketed Performance with Cast Bullets. In my opinion, removing lead this way is more effective than firing a jacketed bullet. Now, I must admit, in my many years of black powder shooting, I have never measured the "flame temperature" of my loads, but do you seriously think the interior barrel walls reach over 650 F after 6 BP rounds and stays hot long enough to soften lead deposits? And since the OP was asking about jacketed bullets, shotgun barrels really don't enter the discussion. Ten rounds of 38 grains of FFFg through my 44-40 rifle barrel get it pretty warm, but I can still hold it with my bare hand. Are you now suggesting that it is not possible to lead the barrel of a gun when loaded with black powder? That is simply not the case. You are certainly entitled to your opinions, but I was interested in the facts to support them. An area where we agree is that by using the right bullet diameter and material, lubrication, bore condition and pressure, lead fouling will not be an issue. Regards, Jackalope
  10. I've seen this, too. But we must agree, carbon build-up on a cylinder face is not the same as barrel leading. I'm still anxious to hear Garrison Joe explain the real, measurable, factual physics supporting his claim. Not opinion or anecdotal BS.
  11. I surely would like to know the physics behind this theory. The real, measurable, factual physics...not opinion or anecdotal BS.
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