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Tucker McNeely

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  1. 10 hours ago, Last Call Saul said:

    Hi All. I just bought this beauty.  


    need everthing else - 

    44 cal balls, wads, lube, reloading stand, capper, powder flask/measure, reloading stand, #10 caps, wrench...


    Anyone is sitting on a pile of unused stuff?



    44 balls - +1 on Whyte Leather Works.

    wads/lube - if you use APP, not required for what we do. If you don’t use APP, rethink that decision.

    reloading stand - I absolutely love my tower of power. Biglube.com

    Powder flask- brass gets wet in the mornings and powder sticks to it and makes our morning shooting problematic.  You may get a chamber w/o powder.  Use a dipper or pre-measure using 5cc centrifuge tubes.  Super cheap from China via Amazon or EBay.

    caps - http://guntoters.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Percussion-Caps-and-Nipples2.pdf. Read Mako’s chart.  Slix nipples require the 0.166 ID caps.  Rem 10 is the best I’ve used. I have a friend that likes he RWS 1075 caps better. Haven’t tried them yet.  I am finding CCI 11s at Scheels.  No Remington yet.

    wrench - if using slix, then Ted Cash wrench is decent or cut your own from a 1/4” drive socket.


    keep the questions coming.  Hope this helps.

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  2. 1 hour ago, Springfield Slim SASS #24733 said:

    Tucker; I assume you told them what was in the box? Otherwise, how did they know? If it is leagal then all they need to know is if it is flammable, fragile, or potentially hazardous, you don't have to tell them what is inside.

    No, they let the samsonite gorilla handle the package and then took it upon themselves to inspect what was inside because I was a fool and insured the package.

  3. I went through a “wonderful” experience with USPS in the fall of 2019 to ship my ROAs to Goon’s gunworks.  Regardless of the USPS shipping codes, it it up to the interpretation of the post master.  Even when their shipping codes state they cannot regulate like the BATFE.  It will be extremely frustrating.  I eventually got them back after I solicited assistance from my state senator to get them out of their gun jail.  I wish there was a better way to deal with their ignorance of firearms and non-firearms.

  4. Sad news.  I remember he was very proud of the frontiersman tables he made for the stages at HoW.  I enjoyed his grief because I didn't use real black.   He will be missed. RIP.

  5. 17 minutes ago, Nickel City Dude said:

    Also even tho you are shooting cap & Ball and it takes time to  reload them, don't forget that you also have posse duty to do.

    The shooter is asking for help, not to be scolded and assume because he wants to be a c&b shooter that he won’t work.

     Look up captain George Baylor’s website for frontiersman for dummies.  Great start.  


    other good info here.  Find a local frontiersman mentor.  Mine have been invaluable.  There’s so much to frontiersman.  That’s why I enjoy the challenge.


    if needed pm me phone # or other contact info for specific questions/tips.

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  6. 5 hours ago, Rebel Bill said:





    What was the BP standard and how was it judged? Just courious, I've never shot BP, but it looks like fun.

    Jump in with both feet. It is way too much fun to pass up.

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  7. Griff nailed it.  You have almost no risk with your tiny 38 short loads.  I eye ball what Lee dipper I should use to load 38 shorts for my derringer.  So 125gr RNFP (cause it’s what I got handy) and eye ball the APP load has worked just fine in my Bond.  Doubt you will have different results in your cartridge revolver.

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