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The Original Lumpy Gritz

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  1. Mike-I would think with you and Deuce be'n 'Borg Class' shooters, would be more that capable of out run'n 'slow hammers'. Let me ask this-When I see a video of Deuce or Smokestack haven to do a 'go-around' on the pistol. Think'n you both run short stroked HG's. What is the most common reason other than a 'no-fire' issue on the first try? Mike I know you have told me you pull the trigger each time with the pistol. Deuce, are you doing the same, or 'slip-hammer'? Thank you both, for the input here. OLG
  2. I'm call'n 'lock time' as the time it takes the hammer to fall, and smack the FP. Seen some that are so SLO, it surprises me the gun will fire- OLG
  3. It will never be a problem for me- But, with super weak hammer springs and SLO hammer fall. It can/will happen. It's called 'lock time'. OLG
  4. I only shoot REAL BP in my Shiloh's, Old Eynsford 2F is used in both my '70 & '90. You'll reach 1k yds and more, to the same point of impact with more consistency, in varying/changing conditions with the .45-90 than the '70. The 90 is a great 'do-all' round using BP. Think about this-You are doing well to get close to 1200 fps vel with the '70 at the 34" bbl's muzzle w/BP. I'm run'n over 1350 fps with the '90 at the 30" bbl's muzzle using BP. These big slugs drop MV, PDQ. They have the trajectory of a football. I'm compressing my BP powder about 3/8" with a special die. You will not get 70gn of powder in a .45-70 case or 90gn in a .45-90 case using a GG bullet. The cases made today are far different(thicker/stronger/safer)than back in the day. The BP made today is different also, than back then. Different wood(Alder is the best)and moisture content. Your choice of sights is excellent! I would only have you add a Hadley eyecup to allow for varying/changing light conditions. I order all of my BP from here. Great folks to deal with The price shown, is the 'to your door' price with ship'n and HAZ-MAT. https://powderinc.com/black-powder/ OLG
  5. MVA makes a great product. I have them on both of my Shiloh 74's. I'll buy MVA again, when the time comes. OLG
  6. That Shiloh will shoot it's best with BP. BP is easier to clean up than Smokeless. Very good BP cleaner is Windex multi-surface with vinegar. With the Shiloh .45cal, 1/18 ROT. The barrel really likes the heavy bullets(500-550gn). At Shiloh, ask for Kirk or Lucinda(owners). Both hunt with, and shoot competitively with the guns they make. FWIW: My first Shiloh was a 34" bbl Hartford in .45-70. Shoots like a LASER. My competition gun is a #1, .45-90, 30" hvy bbl. It too is a LASER. Both of my Shiloh's run MVA sights. Soule tang, w/#113 front. Cry one time and don't go the cheap on sights. OLG
  7. You could try calling them. http://www.alliantpowder.com/questions/default.aspx OLG
  8. Who's site? The site I posted, shows no such statement. OLG
  9. If they base it on your run'n 'skillz'-You got it made. OLG
  10. There's load date in the other .45 Colt section on the page. OLG
  11. FWIW: B'eye is VERY temp. sensitive at it's 'lighter' loading's. Any on-line loading manual, would serve you well. http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/powderlist.aspx?page=/reloaders/powderlist.aspx&type=1&powderid=1&cartridge=36 OLG
  12. The .45-90 carries better against the wind, with it's higher MV. If you use a 3F load of real BP, .45-70 will work well to 1K yds. The '90 just makes it easier is all. The pistol grip stock, is a great aid in controlling the torque twist of recoil over a straight stock. If you go with paper-patch bullets. The '70 will work just fine to 1k+ yds. That said, I shoot a grease groove 540gn Paul Jones Creedmoor bullet in 30:1 alloy. Accurate BPCR reloading is the PHD of the reloading world. OLG
  13. Lived with my God-Parents for 2 years in Mexico City, in the late 60's and went to school there. So sad to see what that beautiful country has become. I know that I shall never go back- OLG
  14. Blast'n smokeless ammo-never. Match grade-Every time. OLG
  15. Actually, you want the rear tang sight mast to 'tilt' about 2*-3* towards the muzzle. This is done to keep a clear sight picture at the farther ranges. You do want the mast of the tang sight to be absolutely square, from side to side with no play in the mast. You also will want to set a mechanical windage "0" at about 300-400 yds. This is done by setting the rear tang sight on "0" windage and center the groups by moving the front sight in the dovetail. Move the front sight the opposite direction you want the group to move. I highly recommend a Hadley type eye-cup for the tang sight. OLG
  16. Shiloh makes everything in their rifles, including the barrel. They own their own foundry. They do sell MVA sights. The wood is brought in from Missouri. https://shilohrifle.com/ I use a #1, 30" heavy bbl, in .45-90 for long-range competition. The #1 has less stock drop which is what you need as you crank the rear sight up, for longer range. Sights are a MVA, long range Buffalo Soule and a #113 from sight with 'lollypop' inserts https://montanavintagearms.com/sights/ OLG
  17. You can fly with firearms and 'X' amount of ammo. You 'declare' the guns at ck in. Sign a form say'n they ain't loaded and your on your way. Never had an issue either..... OLG
  18. Here's some history.... http://alloy-artifacts.org/craftsman-early-tools.html OLG
  19. Bond, they're the Ruger of derringers. OLG
  20. Lots of other load'n manuals out there. Lyman has a great one for cast bullets. OLG
  21. Cabelas and Bass Pro were owned by the same family, since day one. Cabelas is now owned by Bass Pro........ OLG
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