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Skullbone Willie

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  1. 17 hours ago, Phantom, SASS #54973 said:

    Hmmmm...I use real BP...and bullets that apparently aren't correct for using with BP.


    Dang...must be doing something wrong.


    I'll return my buckles.



    This is kinda what I’m thinking, I’m going to try it and see.

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  2. 4 minutes ago, Jefro, SASS#69420 said:

    You can't go wrong with Big Lube booltes, they were invented and designed for use with real BP. Good Luck:)

    Now, where dan I buy some at ? Everywhere ive looked at doesn’t have them. I’ve emailed dallas@theboombrothers and waiting for a reply. 

  3. 2 hours ago, Bull Skinner said:

    Like has been said above. Weigh all you want, but load by volume leaving no space between powder and bullet or powder + filler and bullet. And use a good greasy lube and plenty of it or you’ll have a crusty mess to clean/ scrape out of your barrels.

    I have a bag of bullets that I got from Scarlet Darling for APP, will they be greasy enough for real BP ? 

  4. I have 12 lbs of Swiss FFFg and need to load up some 45 Colt. I have Hi-Tek 200gr RNFP and 160gr. as well as Lubed 200gr RNFP. What’s your opinion of BP and the coated bullets ? 


  5. I have 12 lbs of Swiss fffg, Holy Black. I have searched but not found what I’m looking for, I want grains not cc for 200gr and 160gr bullets for a good place to start. 

  6. On 11/15/2023 at 10:26 AM, Hollifer A. Dollar said:

    I created this chart a few years back.  I weighed the charges dropped from (4) different bushings (the data points shown with triangles show the charges that I weighed for those bushings) then extrapolated the line through those points.  It should be close enough for government work for the bushing sizes shown at the bottom.

    MEC bushing data BP capacity.jpg

    MEC bushing data BP capacity.pdf 46.28 kB · 9 downloads

    Your chart is just about right, I got my hands on a 38a and it’s dropping 48gr of fffg. 

  7. I hand weighed the 60gr that I posted about, I went into production this morning to escape from all the Thanksgiving cooking going on in the house. I loaded up 25 for the next match with a MEC Jr I picked up recently, the biggest bushing that I had dropped right at 48gr so I added a .07” Nitro Card on top of the powder, a 1/2 Fiber Wad, 1oz of shot with an overshot chip. These should be just fine now I need to load up some 45 Colts. 


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  8. 52 minutes ago, Tequila Shooter said:

    For 12ga I use a pink plastic wad (it’s a little faster to load using a MEC).  When using fiber wad as suggested by others cut down on the powder, use a nitro card, and I use an extra overshot card between the wad and shot.  I had to take apart some shells and found that when I tamped everything down some of the shot pellets were pressed into the wad, the overshot card helps prevent that. 


    Are you using clear plastic for the overshot card?  You’ve got a nice roll crimp and looks like a nice flame to smoke ratio going!

    Red overshot bingo chip.

  9. I have 12 lbs of Swiss fffg, Holy Black. I have searched everywhere and what little info I can find is vague at best. I loaded 4 for testing and they performed great. I guess what I’m asking does this load look good ? A Cheddite 209 primer, AA hull trimmed, 60gr of fffg, a fiber wad, 1 oz of shot, and over shot card and roll crimped. Am I missing anything, do I need to change anything ? BPI was out of Waxed Fiber Wads by the way. 



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  10. Does anyone have a MEC Bushing Chart for BP ? I have a MEC 600 JR that I will be using to load my BP Shotgun Shells. I have FFFg, fiber wads, nitro cards and over shot cards. Doing a Roll Crimp with 7/8oz shot. I plan to start around 40 gr of Schuetzen fffg, anyone have a starting place on the bushing I will need ? Thanks, Skullbone 

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  11. Is there a particular wad that’s better for fffg Black Powder ? I have thousands of Claybuster 1oz, 7/8oz and 3/4oz and they seem to melt easily coating the inside of my barrels which in turn make cleaning a total PITA. I’m wanting to load a 1oz load. I have thousands of Old AA’s, AAHS and Remington STS

    Video is APP

     Skullbone Willie

  12. Cowboys and Cowgirls,

    The Memphis Gunslingers and Mississippi River Rangers are holding a celebration for the life of Sagebursh Jim who passed away on September 21st, 2023.  October 29th @1:00 central time we will have a 4 stage shoot at MSSA Cowboy Range followed by a potluck social.  

    Mid-South Sport Shooting Association Address:
    9428 Old Brownsville Rd, Lakeland, TN 38002 

    If you plan to attend, please let me know your category, SASS number and the dish you are bringing.  

    Pencil Pusher and Skullbone Willie — at Memphis Gunslingers.


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  13. On 9/20/2023 at 7:57 AM, Kid Rich said:

    I had to cancel CAC also, back surgery and 9 days in the hospital was supposed to be 3-4 days. Gonna be at least 6-8 weeks more before any shooting. I'm glad you're doing better and hope you have no lasting consequences. Get well soon IP'


    Love the pic, night shoot in the Hotel at the Memphis Gunslingers, my home club. 

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