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by wolfer
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Inline Muzzleloading
Topic: New project omega
Replies: 16
Views: 485

Re: New project omega

Might need some work on the bore but that paint job looks just fine to me. Can always send it to "Bestill" and have a smokeless build. I'd never pass up an Omega of any type for that money. They are great platform for SML build. W
by wolfer
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Fluxing
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: Fluxing

proper fluxing keeps the various metals in the melt from oxidizing and being lost when you "skim" the melt. If you skim without fluxing and keeping some protective cover on the melt the oxidized metals are skimmed off with the dross and lost unless you put them back into the melt and flux....
by wolfer
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Inline Muzzleloading
Topic: Which speed loader for loose powder and some additional powder questions?
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: Which speed loader for loose powder and some additional powder questions?

Kyle over on Pittman Bullets has vials good for powder and bullets. I tape 2 together bottom to bottom for a powder and bullet container in 1 piece. I use the ones with the colored caps. Carry primers in vial with bullet. W https://www.pittmanbullets.com/shooting-accessories/ Happy snowstorms to all.
by wolfer
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Smokeless Muzzleloading
Topic: Sabot question for Carlos??
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: Sabot question for Carlos??

Geez talk about ancient history. I have moved on a bit from the OP. New to me in this revival of thread is "blue pellets"??? In "13" 4759 was my go to SML powder. Now I have to hoard the little bit 4759 I have and Shoot mostly Re 7 and H4198. what is the "blue pellets" ...
by wolfer
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Inline Muzzleloading
Topic: .40 cal 200 gr. xtp in 50 cal
Replies: 14
Views: 321

Re: .40 cal 200 gr. xtp in 50 cal

For light reduced recoil loads the XTP is great out to 125 yds with great terminal performance. I shoot the dark blue sabot with a sub base out of my 50 Savage SML and Omega smoker. For better performance just move up to the SST 40X200. It gives superb performance even at 22C to 24C speeds. I light ...
by wolfer
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Inline Muzzleloading
Topic: JB Compound
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: JB Compound

Patch wrapped on a brush. I mostly use old brushes but a new brush is much stiffer. If kinda loose for your likeing just wrap more patch material on brush. Too much material on jag and you can have stuck jag/rod problems. W
by wolfer
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Inline Muzzleloading
Topic: Questions about shooting an inline
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Questions about shooting an inline

Blackhorn 209 powder Full power 209 primers, I use Winchester Try some TC packs of bullet/sabots, I'd suggest 300 grain bullets 1st and 240 grain 2nd I prefer Weaver scopes Start with 70 grains, weighed, of the blackhorn and go up to 100 grains, weighed. After some experience you can get sabots, bul...
by wolfer
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Inline Muzzleloading
Topic: H/R Huntsman value
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: H/R Huntsman value

To me that would be a great deer ML. However I'm a SML addict now and my smokers are safe queens. My favorite smoker is my 58 Cabelas "sporterized hawken" and it's called no track for a reason, after you shoot a deer with it don't make no more tracks. W
by wolfer
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Sidelock/Traditional Muzzleloading
Topic: 58
Replies: 48
Views: 1192

Re: 58

Way back when Cabelas had a better selection of ML and VA started it's early ML season I got a "sporterized traditional" in 58. Well it had a recoil pad and steel hardware instead of the brass stuff, 28" barrel and 1/48 twist. It was really accurate with PRB or Minnie bullets. It was ...
by wolfer
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Inline Muzzleloading
Topic: What's on your Christmas list?
Replies: 17
Views: 463

Re: What's on your Christmas list?

I want the kids to bring the grand kids to the house so wife will quit the sobbing and moaning. Kids have obligations with inlaws, jobs, travel, school, etc... and we will be doing the visiting... I tried to use their no visit as excuse to not put up 18C lights, snowman, santa, outside tree with dec...
by wolfer
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Inline Muzzleloading
Topic: Paper Patching my way
Replies: 30
Views: 3036

Re: Paper Patching my way

Ron, Sorry to hear of your health problems. Just goes to show if you plan to get old you better be tough. Prayers and thoughts to you. W
by wolfer
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Inline Muzzleloading
Topic: One Breech Plug--Any Omega--Any Primer
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: One Breech Plug--Any Omega--Any Primer

Really great idea and execution of same. Now where can I get my plugs done? I have 2 Omegas. W
by wolfer
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Inline Muzzleloading
Topic: Dream gun
Replies: 77
Views: 2827

Re: Dream gun

My dream gun. Not so heavy, light recoil, even with 26" barrel handy and feels short. ACCURATE! "Bestill" did an Omega for me and I'm doing load development now. Built on an Omega platform with 45 cal 26" Brux and 1/20 twist barrel. Seems that it puts about everything going down ...
by wolfer
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Inline Muzzleloading
Topic: wolf breech plug threads getting dirty
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: wolf breech plug threads getting dirty

PTFE tape, otherwise known as "teflon" tape is what you need to use. It comes in various thicknesses indicated by color. White is the typical plumbers stuff, then pink and then yellow is for use on gas lines etc... I have used all three types and all work. I give the plug a couple wraps al...
by wolfer
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: New to Muzzleloading
Topic: THOMPSON CENTER OMEGA THUMBHOLE STOCK
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: THOMPSON CENTER OMEGA THUMBHOLE STOCK

I have an Omega X7 and a "Bestill" Omega. The Bestill model is in a Boyds TH stock and I had to modify the stock to be able to cock the hammer. The hammer goes back into a channel and is difficult for me to cock and uncock safely. I shaved the area to the right of the channel down to allow...
by wolfer
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Inline Muzzleloading
Topic: M-L Explodes in Utah
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: M-L Explodes in Utah

I notice that it split right down the flutes. Guess they put them in for directed pressure relief. W
by wolfer
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: New to Muzzleloading
Topic: Removing QLA on TC encore
Replies: 23
Views: 922

Re: Removing QLA on TC encore

Removing the QLA made a large difference for me regarding accuracy of conical. Shooting conical got to be fun, because they were so accurate. It kinda also seemed to make bullets in sabot more accurate; perhaps my imagination. Cost will be a way way less than purchasing a new Knight rifle. X2 for m...
by wolfer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Inline Muzzleloading
Topic: New rifle build
Replies: 19
Views: 744

Re: New rifle build

What lathe is that? Nothing like good tools. Wood or composite stock? Float barrel and bed action or what??? Projected loads and what kind glass plan ya got? Eyecandy is always an appreciated post. Neat build. Keep us updated. W
by wolfer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Inline Muzzleloading
Topic: Resizing
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Re: Resizing

Lehighs are solid copper or brass. For proper sizing they should be annealed. Annealing makes iron/steel harder but copper/brass softer. Best to anneal and then slight undersize and knurl up to fit. Just my opinion and experience, others will differ. W
by wolfer
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Inline Muzzleloading
Topic: Try Again - Elk Hunt with Photo
Replies: 21
Views: 727

Re: Try Again - Elk Hunt with Photo

Big elk and I'm sure a great time.
Local boy who I hunt with and a great friend as I helped raise him on way back from CO. He got a 4X4 and shot with his Savage ML2 shooting 300 Thor and BH209. He said it was a 200 +- yard shot. He is a good shot and elk are kinda big kill zone.
by wolfer
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Inline Muzzleloading
Topic: Newbie In Need of Help Please
Replies: 197
Views: 5006

Re: Newbie In Need of Help Please

3 primers puts more fouling in a bore than many people would believe. I do the same thing the night before. Degrease the bore and primer foul but i just run a dry patch 1 time after firing 3 primers. First shot is so close to the rest i see very little need to do anything else. X2 and amen to that....
by wolfer
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Inline Muzzleloading
Topic: Newbie In Need of Help Please
Replies: 197
Views: 5006

Re: Newbie In Need of Help Please

For me that is a yes to the above question. For wait time 1 shot then 2nd shot then wait 12 to 15 at less than 60f and keep the gun in the shade. Over 60f then 18 to 25 depending and keep gun in shade. Like some said I have 2 ML and alternate shooting each plus a 22rf to get to Xring too. Just be su...
by wolfer
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Inline Muzzleloading
Topic: Newbie In Need of Help Please
Replies: 197
Views: 5006

Re: Newbie In Need of Help Please

So I drove all over the valley but found the stuff I need. I ended up with: Nikon prostaff 3-9x40 New one piece rings/bases BH209 Hornady XTP 300 grain Harvester crush rib sabots Digital reloading scale to measure my BH209 by weight (I believe 100 grains of vol is about 70 grains in weight) Damn I ...
by wolfer
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Inline Muzzleloading
Topic: Newbie In Need of Help Please
Replies: 197
Views: 5006

Re: Newbie In Need of Help Please

My local sporting good store carries the tomohson center sabots, 50 for 9.99. Should I try those or keep looking for the harvester sabots? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Sabots are available direct from "Harvester" and MMP. Also from online retailers and Cabelas etc... I have suggeste...
by wolfer
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Inline Muzzleloading
Topic: Newbie In Need of Help Please
Replies: 197
Views: 5006

Re: Newbie In Need of Help Please

Lots of good information in previous posts. My ideas about your problems are: 1. TC barrels with QLA are notorious for being poorly done like off center or crooked angled etc... and that can kill accuracy, solution is have smith cut QLA off and recrown barrel. 2. Get a better scope. Scope for a qual...

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