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The Original Lumpy Gritz

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  1. 1 minute ago, Hoss said:

    Has not been a problem on my Sharps. 


    Not at all uncommon, when using the MVA #113 front sight on a '74 Sharps. 

    What sights and bbl length do you have?


  2. 41 minutes ago, Cyrus Cassidy #45437 said:

    Hahaha...I don't even know what that means.  I've only just gotten a book and started perusing it.  I assume you're referring to Morse code?  I don't have an interest in learning that right now, but maybe someday.


    Yes, MC.


  3. 2 minutes ago, Cyrus Cassidy #45437 said:

    Hey pard, they simplified it down to only three levels of license:  Technician, general, and amateur extra.  The older levels are still recognized until you have to renew, at which time you'll go into one of those three.


    There's also 'code' and no 'code' now.

    Not sure I could pass the 'code' test now....^_^

    My first 'HAM' license was "unrestricted w/code".


  4. On 3/29/2020 at 7:17 AM, Hoss said:

    I like Kelley sights.  Kinda spendy.  MVA are also excellent.  Get a "Magnum" sized Hadley Eye Cup.  it will help.  


    front sights pretty easy  use a brass punch, or a Wyoming Sight Drifter.  Some are held in place by a tiny set screw, but most are just a dovetail.  if the dovetal is too tight, file it, not the gun barrel.  usually just rubbing the bottom of the sigt on a file will do the trick.  if loose, put a dab of locktight on it. 


    The one issue most prevalent with the larger magnum Hadley is it may well interfere with say 100-200 yard settings.


  5. 21 hours ago, longcolt 14205L said:

    I have a Taylor’s available to sell. 32” bbl. it is however in 45-90 but it shoots 45-70 just as well. Almost new will send pics if you wish. Also have about 100 rounds of black powder rounds I’ll include with several pounds of black powder. Let me know if you’d like pics. 


    Private party can NOT ship powder or primers.

    You'll have to sell that local FTF.


  6. 1 hour ago, Cowboy Junky said:

    Mag primers from everything I have read add to the overall load by about .2 or a tad more. So if you are shooting really light loads or light loads in the cold the extra bit the primer adds might help as you have seen in a few of these replies. 


    I played that game for a while using light loads and Fed 100's in the spring summer and fall and 200 Mag primers in the winter. It worked but it was counterproductive IMHO. Now I just use enough powder and it's much easier, safer and you shoot just as well........probably even better. 


    We refer to that as the principle of KISS. ;)


  7. 8 hours ago, twelve mile REB said:

    But you see I didn't want to increase the powder charge.  What I had worked and works very very well.  I recalibrate my scale as often as it needs it which isn't often.  However, I check the calibration regularly with certified scale weights.  Maybe what bothers me wouldn't bother you but whether I scoop the powder up with a teaspoon, poke feathers in the case or use axle grease as bullet lube.  A magnum primer solved the problem without changing any outside the case parameters such as accuracy, reliability and recoil.   


    Powder changes from one lot to the next. A crono will prove this.

    Think of the .2 gn powder increase as additional 'insurance' of no issues.


  8. Just now, Jakeleg said:

    That’s what I am leaning towards thanks


    Sign up on the Shiloh Sharps Forum. 

    BTW: Peter's are not half the price, more like 3/4.

    The Shiloh you can have built to your specs.

    The Peter is a production gun........


  9. Just now, Michigan Slim said:

    A BPCR or a Pedersoli Sharps are my two suggestions. Half the price of a Montana gun. When your ready to upgrade you can sell either and drive to Big Timber with a Big Check.

    Better yet, learn with the Peter while the Shiloh is be'n built. ;)


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  10. Just now, twelve mile REB said:

    I eliminated temperature as a cause because it happened year around.  Living in Utah at 5k ft. 0 C or below is common 4 mts. out of the year.  In addition it happened at EOT which certainly isn't cold.  It could and likely had some issue with position but as I was dealing with a match issue a solution was all I was interested in.  It well could have been several things or a combination of factors.  The solution however was more primer.


    Just up the charge .2-.3gn and I bet the issue goes away.

    Also, how often do you recalibrate your powder scale?


  11. 1 hour ago, Cat Brules said:

    Sounds like those boys are scared, thrown in the towel, and are lying low, while still collecting a paycheck and pretending to actively manage their agency business. 

    Cat Brules


    Just shows how little you know about Missouri.  :rolleyes:

    Carry on,


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  12. Serious long range begins past 500yds.

    Go with a Shiloh Sharps #1, w/30" hvy barrel in .45-90.

    You want a MVA Long Range Buffalo Soule tang sight and a #113 front.

    Check out Shiloh's site for what's on hand.

    Also look up Bill Goodman in Montana.



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  13. 27 minutes ago, Dusty Devil Dale said:

    What powder were you using?  Was it very low volume in the case, such as Titegroup? I could see how a hotter primer would help in that situation.   Did you ever happen to check to see if the rounds fired equally with the revolver or rifle pointed down v. up? 

    He sayz it's TB. ;)


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  14. 31 minutes ago, twelve mile REB said:

    I have only antidotal evidence but a very large experience band.  I started shooting SASS in earnest in 2008 resulting in turning money into noise 20-30k times per year using a 38 and a 105 gr. bullet with 3.1 gr. of Trail Boss powder.  In practice and particularly in matches I and others would notice bang, bang Pfff, bang, bang Pfff.  These were not squibs but noticeably lighter reports.  More often with revolvers than rifle although common enough in both.  I first blamed my powder measure but soon eliminated it as a source, it did vary but only +/- 0.10 grain.  Next up was a little heaver crimp and it did help but "no cigar".  Next I tried mag primers the problem went away.     


    What were the temperatures when you had those issues?


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  15. 9 minutes ago, Chili Pepper Kid, SASS #60463 said:

    Does anyone know if using magnum primers would reduce the chance of having a primer back out in a light load?


    What a mag will do is give better ignition consistency to light loads with temperature sensitive powder.


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  16. HAM setup is handy for sure.

    Even more so when you live in  BFE.

    There are many different levels of a HAM license. 

    I haven't been active in many yrs.

    Find a local HAM club for guidance. 




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