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by Saxtonyoung
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: 40cal 230gr
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: 40cal 230gr

Looks very similar to my 225 grain 40 cal, mine come out at .401 also but I pour mine with wheel weights and have practiced out to 175 yards in both 45 & 50 Caliber muzzleloaders. I've taken a few Whitetails with it including 1 at 150 yards.
by Saxtonyoung
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Long Range Hunting and Target Shooting
Topic: Barrel length
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Barrel length

The 1-18" Twist will be great for stabilizing 530 bullet, a longer barrel may give you a few more fps and a longer sight radius but would have little to do with stabilizing.
by Saxtonyoung
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Inline Muzzleloading
Topic: omega
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: omega

I owned 2 - 45 Caliber Omegas, one was blued the other stainless and both had welded lugs. The Omega was a muzzleloader that I was sorry to see leave production.
by Saxtonyoung
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Sidelock/Traditional Muzzleloading
Topic: Alex Henry Volunteer Rifle
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Alex Henry Volunteer Rifle

Never had the privilege of shooting a Volunteer but I always love hearing and reading about the Volunteer and Whitworth rifles.
by Saxtonyoung
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: DWB - White Muzzleloaders
Topic: The “true” squirrel guns … .357 were are they?
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: The “true” squirrel guns … .357 were are they?

That must be a real privilege to shoot with such competitive shooters. I have shot several times with Anson Morgan and his son Don who both shot for White but not the year they won the Manufacturers shoot. Doc also made sure Don had a .451 White when he pulled a Michgan Elk tag. All I know about the...
by Saxtonyoung
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: DWB - White Muzzleloaders
Topic: The “true” squirrel guns … .357 were are they?
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: The “true” squirrel guns … .357 were are they?

In his book Doc said his .330 was experimental but shows a picture of a 300 lb. Sika deer he shot with a 240 gn. Bullet and 60 gn. Of Pyrodex. He describes .350 and .367 as being experimental as well. He later armed his team shooters with the .367 to win the Manufacturer Match.
by Saxtonyoung
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Wheel weights
Replies: 13
Views: 207

Re: Wheel weights

Mountain Molds made me this mold to cast 40 caliber 225 Grain Bullet From Wheel Weights . In 10+ years I have taken several Deer out to 150 yards using both 50 caliber(blue sabot) and 45 caliber(brown sabot). Unfortunatly Mountain Molds no longer makes molds for smooth sided bullets.
by Saxtonyoung
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Wheel weights
Replies: 13
Views: 207

Re: Wheel weights

As flounder has already mentioned, pure lead does not age harden.
by Saxtonyoung
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Sidelock/Traditional Muzzleloading
Topic: New, BIG .45 Greaser
Replies: 14
Views: 228

Re: New, BIG .45 Greaser

Lewis, I was sizing mine down to .450 with no problems. It was after I was doing this that I found out that Doc was sizing his to .451 about 30 years prior to that. In Docs article. In the 1975 article where he shot the Moose he said he was using 80 grains of FFg black. In another article he describ...
by Saxtonyoung
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Sidelock/Traditional Muzzleloading
Topic: New, BIG .45 Greaser
Replies: 14
Views: 228

Re: New, BIG .45 Greaser

This is the bullet that I believe Doc pulled from the above Moose.
by Saxtonyoung
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Sidelock/Traditional Muzzleloading
Topic: New, BIG .45 Greaser
Replies: 14
Views: 228

Re: New, BIG .45 Greaser

I found the article in the 1975 version of Lyman Black Powder Handbook, back then the bullet was 456121 and he was using an old English double rifle that he rebarreled to 45 caliber. In his own book "The White Muzzleloading System" he describes using the 457121 Gould bullet to harvest Moos...
by Saxtonyoung
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Sidelock/Traditional Muzzleloading
Topic: New, BIG .45 Greaser
Replies: 14
Views: 228

Re: New, BIG .45 Greaser

Lewis, I shot a lot of those Whitworth bullets in a 1-18" Green Mountain Barrel I had about 15 years ago. The barrel was round that was 1 1/8" by 34" long that I had coupled to an old H& R shotgun receiver. I installed an old Buffington sight off an old trapdoor at the rear of the...
by Saxtonyoung
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: “Shout out” to Accurate Molds
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: “Shout out” to Accurate Molds

Lewis, I have no doubt that a big soft bullet will mushroom but not nearly as much as hollow point. The picture shown by 52Bore looks to be flattened to the size of a quarter. I process all of my own deer and can honestly say I've never recovered one of my cast bullets, perhaps if I were hunting lar...
by Saxtonyoung
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Wheel weights
Replies: 13
Views: 207

Re: Wheel weights

I have shot a lot of bullets made from wheel weights in sabots with great success. I use to shoot in a muzzleloader league and in my first year I made several hundred conical slip fit bullets to shoot from lead that I really wasn't sure of the hardness. The first few weeks these bullets shot great b...
by Saxtonyoung
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Sidelock/Traditional Muzzleloading
Topic: Little .45 Greaser SUCCESS!
Replies: 13
Views: 224

Re: Little .45 Greaser SUCCESS!

Last fall i picked up a rather light weight Knight Wolverine in 45 caliber from a member here that I would like to try this bullet in. Of course I'm going to shoot it in my Green Mountain LRH Barrel as well.
by Saxtonyoung
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Inline Muzzleloading
Topic: New project omega
Replies: 16
Views: 485

Re: New project omega

I've owned a couple of 45 caliber Omegas that were 1-28" twist . I've heard a lot of people say that some of the 45 calibers were 1-20 but I find it hard to believe after TC had so many complaints with the Black Diamond 1-20 they offered replacements with a 1-28 twist so I just don't see TC rep...
by Saxtonyoung
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Inline Muzzleloading
Topic: New project omega
Replies: 16
Views: 485

Re: New project omega

Great tutorial on snugging up the action, I bought a used one with a broke trigger and had to go thru that whole process when I replaced it.
by Saxtonyoung
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Sidelock/Traditional Muzzleloading
Topic: Triple 7
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Triple 7

I have been using T7 in sidelocks and inlines since it hit the market. Other than dealing with the nuisance crud rind ,it's been a great product. I don't even find the crud ring to be a problem if your looking for a follow up shot but if your doing any amount repetitive shooting i generally run a sp...
by Saxtonyoung
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Sidelock/Traditional Muzzleloading
Topic: Little .45 Greaser SUCCESS!
Replies: 13
Views: 224

Re: Little .45 Greaser SUCCESS!

Lewis that's some good shooting. Just received my 457191 mold in the mail, looks like I have some catching up to do.
by Saxtonyoung
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: “Shout out” to Accurate Molds
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: “Shout out” to Accurate Molds

Thanks 52Bore for sharing, I have no doubt that these HPs can be effective and even devastating especially when put thru the lungs of a animal, which happens to be my main aiming point on the Whitetail I hunt. Nobody likes to admit to mistakes but about 10 years ago I took a 150+ yard shot but wasn'...
by Saxtonyoung
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: “Shout out” to Accurate Molds
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: “Shout out” to Accurate Molds

Certainly not trying to step on any toes, just curious if you guys felt that a hollow point was more beneficial when it came to taking game. Although I have played around with hollow points, I have had great success with the metplat of these larger bullets making clean kills.
by Saxtonyoung
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: “Shout out” to Accurate Molds
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: “Shout out” to Accurate Molds

I've spent a lot of time looking at their catalog and heard very positive reports but have not bought or used one of their molds yet.

The pictures Lewis has posted resemble the Mountain Molds I have purchased in the past and had good success with.
by Saxtonyoung
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Fluxing
Replies: 12
Views: 197

Re: Fluxing

I'm glad someone is addressing this topic. Fluxing is something I have tried but not seen a lot of gain.
by Saxtonyoung
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: 45 ACP, SAECO 58, 215GR, SWC-BB
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: 45 ACP, SAECO 58, 215GR, SWC-BB

I'm sure it would be fine but due to its light weight it would shed energy faster than say a 250 or 300 grains bullet. Everything has limits and as long as you know what they are, your good to go.
by Saxtonyoung
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Another new .45 Greaser
Replies: 51
Views: 836

Re: Another new .45 Greaser

Thank you for both the recipe and the video link.

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