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Black Mike

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  1. I agree with Widders response to my post. I have called a cease fire on a 97 squib and it was the last gun. The barrel was obstructed and shooter took misses. If it was the first or second if the shooter realized it I suppose you may have enough time to tell the shooter to ground it. If the shooter is chambering a live round i will be screaming cease fire, stop, no or whatever I can do to avoid an accident. As far as the double barrel. If the shooter is allowed to shoot the unobstructed barrel, as TO I reserve the right to duck.
  2. Seen this and done it myself on the clays fields. Over a million shotgun rounds it happens. We have rods now on all fields to clear stuck wads. I have seen seen two barrels explode. One caused severe injury to shooters hand. Broken bones and surgery required. The other looked like it came from an old cartoon, totally split. I did did have a situation where I had a squib, broke the clay, but the wad never left the mouth of the casing. So it is possible to knock down a target and still have an obstructed barrel. As TO, I call cease fire,, period. If barrel is clear upon inspection at unloading table, reshoot. Not worth the chance. We all go home happy.
  3. Hi Yul, Believe we have done business before. How about $250 shipped? Mike
  4. Ran first test with Brass juice with no media in Frankfort Arsenal wet tumbler. Half of the 44-40 were BP the other half APP. Saved the solution. Solids from first run settled to bottom of container. Second run was thirty 45-70 casings that were really stained from BP and APP. Love the results. 2 Oz per gallon of water. I’m sold.
  5. Because granulation is coarse I recommend 3f for everything. Works great.
  6. Black Mike


    All good stuff. For some reason I was shooting BP from shotgun and rifle. App in pistols. I guess my bullets didn't have quite enough lube for the rifle and the barrel would be caked up pretty bad which made it a little hard to clean. At the GA state match I shot a total of 16 stages between the black powder event and main match. On the last stage I fired ten APP rounds through the rifle and it actually cleaned the barrel quite nicely. Cleaning the barrel after the match was a breeze. Don't know if any of you have tried this. Heading to PA state this week and will do the same.
  7. It's motorized. Works very well.
  8. Here's one I have seen. Can't ride it but carries his whole families gear.
  9. Those Blackhawk hammers.  Do you have to have the  firing pin/wedge welded onto hammer or do you buy the like that?

  10. I can be a pretty loyal customer and have a good amount of latitude with "humanity" as it is. For a number of years I have been buying my bullets for CAS at a company that I will not name here where I understood I was paying an almost $30 premium per 1,000 bullets, but given all was good I did not change until recently. My last order from this company had a very high percentage of badly misshapen bullets and the lube had pretty much cracked and had fallen off most of them. I sent an e mail just to let them know, very nice and not asking for anything. After a week or two I had no response so I called. I asked if they saw my e mail and they said they did. I simply said I wanted them to be aware of the issue I had. The response. "We're human, you want more bullets." Nope, thank you. So I order two thousand bullets from Rim Rock and I screw up and order 1,000 of the wrong bullets. I call them to see if I could return them and not only do they immediately send out the bullets I should have ordered but also send me a prepaid USPS mailer to send them back. Saving me not only $30 per thousand, but also the return postage. Also a very pleasant phone conversation with them. How can you beat that! It doesn't take much to keep me happy, but these guys went above and beyond. I'll be ordering many more bullets from theses guys.
  11. A while back I called Taylor's & Co. to see if I could pick up a pair of Smoke Wagons in 44-40 at Winter Range hoping to take advantage of discounts they provide there. Since I am from Connecticut they could not let me take possession at Winter Range but we're more than happy to ship them to me immediately with the match discount. After testing out the pair one of the pistols shot consistently 4 to 5 inches low at 21 feet. Both grouped very tight, it was just the elevation on one of them. I called to discuss and they took the pistol in and turned it around in a week. Shot the pistol today. Problem solved. From sale to after sale service these folks are great. Easy to communicate with, quick return e mails and phone calls. I can't say enough about my great experience. Refreshing.
  12. My experience with Universal was that with loads at the high end of the range were fine, but when lowered I was getting a lot of un burnt powder all over me and some funny sounding shots. It was explained that in large volume cases like the 45 Colt light charges will level out below the primer giving inconsistent ignition. I have since switched to Trail Boss when I shoot smokeless. Love that Universal for my 28 ga.
  13. Since you wet tumble, make it easy on yourself by not using too much Dawn or Lemishine. When I first started wet tumbling I thought more was better. I also experienced tarnish after. If I use a half teaspoon of Lemishine and Dawn that is a lot. After separating pins I just pat them dry with a towel and let them sit out for a few days to dry inside. I have had no problems with tarnish since reducing the amount of cleaner to a very small amount. I shoot black powder and APP and have no trouble with like new looking brass.
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