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Buckshot Bear

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  1. 14 hours ago, Painted Mohawk SASS 77785 said:

    And if ya' get real stuck Bear [ gunna' whisper this cos' otheres will say 'no way ' ]...go to Combat Simulations in Lithgow..ask them if they have any black blasting powder, hunks of F' powder some as big as your finger nail, should come in a sausage bag shape & 2  1 / 2 kg's [touch over 5 LB ] ..when you get it home wet  down & crush  up with a wooden mallet..have it like play dough ..not to soft -not to wet..use some pure alcohol  [ isiprocol ] if you like but not a necessity, make a ball in your hands when it's 3/ 4 dry  press & rub it thru a  wire kitchen sieve into a container..will come out as small clumps & flakes. When dry it's a goer  !!

    They may not have it down there..Combat Simulations in Helidon  Queensland  is only 40 mins from my home & they have some.

    I've done this procedure with no problems as when you wet BP it becomes inert.

    Makes 'Penty smoke & performs well. The price here is $ 100 including GST.

    Not everyones cup of tea but will get you shooting..iffin' you want to use BP.

    As an example speaking in grains ..I use 17  for 44-40 & 20  for C & B.

    I don't use it a lot as I have ample smokeless & Wano BP , if stuck though  I would not hesitate to use .


    I have a good supply presently Mohawk, a few blokes are sourcing from a pyro company in Wollongong I've heard.

    They've made it really hard for many gunshops to qualify to be able to store smokeless and BP on the premises. 

  2. Ramblings of a retired mind
    * I was thinking about how a status symbol of today is those cell phones that

      everyone has clipped onto their belt or purse. I can't afford one. So, I'm

      wearing my garage door opener.
    * You know, I spent a fortune on deodorant before I realized that people didn't

       like me anyway.

    * I was thinking that women should put pictures of missing husbands on beer


    * I thought about making a fitness movie, for folks my age, and call it

      "Pumping Rust."
     * I have gotten that dreaded furniture disease. That's when your chest is
      falling into your drawers
     * Employment application blanks always ask 'who is to be notified in case of an emergency.' I think you should write, "A Good Doctor!"

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  3. 16 hours ago, Garrison Joe, SASS #60708 said:

    I never loaded to a power factor greater than 100 with a 125 grain bullet in .38 special.   That would seem to be something like that 30N powder, using the starting load listed above, to make 800 FPS.   Low recoil, accurate enough and powerful enough for most distances and most knockdowns.


    But YOU know the AS powders so much better than we do, so perhaps there would be something wrong with that suggestion.


    I just like a little bit of fast powder for Cowboy, rather than lots of slower powder.


    And, why start loadng Trail Boss now if it is going to become unavailable until 2023.  You have 6 shooters to fills cases for, right?


    good luck, GJ


    G'day GJ,


    Pretty much Eeny, meeny, miny, moe choosing one of the powders I have, with the shortages (read NO powder) who knows when I will be able to replace any of the ones that I have left. 

  4. A tour bus driver is driving with a busload of seniors down a highway on the Queensland's Gold Coast when he is tapped on his shoulder by a little old lady.

    She offers him a handful of peanuts, which he gratefully munches up.

    After about 15 minutes, she taps him on his shoulder again and she hands him another handful of peanuts.

    She repeats this gesture about five more times.

    When she is about to hand him another batch again he asks the little old lady, “why don’t you eat the peanuts yourself?”

    “We can’t chew them because we’ve no teeth”, she replied.

    The puzzled driver asks, “Why do you buy them then?”,

    The old lady replied, “We just love the chocolate around them.”

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  5. Australia has Shires and parishes and when a Shire gets big enough its then called a city.


    So the State of NSW (New South Wales) has 128 Shires, or cities run by Councils all have an elected Mayor and sitting council Councilor's. But all are policed by the NSW Police Force under one Police Commissioner. 


    Thanks again for all the replies, been really interesting reading them.

  6. I need to change my powder from ADI AP50N as I'm getting really low as we've burnt through a helluva' lot and need to keep what I have of it left for loading 9mm.


    I have -

    Win231 but need to save that for .32 wadcutters


    ADI AS50N (jug)

    ADI AS30N (jug)

    ADI APS350N (jug)

    ADI Trailboss (jug)


    My current loading for .38's is ADI AP50N 3.4gn pushing a 125gn pill and its just a really nice load to shoot. My wife Jenorado, two sons and two daughter in laws all like it so I'd like to try and emulate it as close as possible with one of the above powders.


    Been able find this information on the ADI website and also below, the velocities that I'm getting with the current load out of my rifle -














    As always....I know I'm asking a LOT of questions continuously and I do really appreciate all the answers and advice that comes my way, thanks pards.


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