GUN 1861 springfield Rifled Musket

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  1. nvmicok

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    i just bought a muzzel loading 1861 springfield. does anyone know much about black powder stuff?
     
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  2. Fire Sauce

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  3. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    I just bought a Knight Disc Elite but its just a tad different from yours so I cant really help :hs:
     
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    What do you want to know?
     
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  6. Fire Sauce

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  7. nvmicok

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    best powder to use, where can i get 58 cal balls?
     
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    Im a Goex fan myself. As for ammo I make my own Minie balls in the garage.
     
  9. Goat

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    Triple Seven is safe to use in all muzzleloaders, correct? I use it in my inline because it's so damn easy to clean up afterwards.
     
  10. Goat

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    You can get bullets from Cabelas, and probably a bunch of other stores.
     
  11. nvmicok

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    i have heard that smokeless power is bad, true or not?
     
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    It makes your gun much more prone to fouling.
     
  13. Goat

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    That's why Triple Seven in the new hottness
     
  14. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    DO NOT USE SMOKELESS POWDER FOR A MUZZLELOADER.


    It's meant for reloading cartridges, use BLACK POWDER.



    I just realized what you posted :o
     
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    No way the pressures built up from smokeless powder are much more than what an 1861 musket can stand. Even the repops have given way, ie: exploded. My dad found that out the hard way.
     
  16. nvmicok

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    what oils are best for cleaning?
     
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    I just happen to use whatever may be available to me at the time. I know there are some black powder specific residue removal oils, but I have never tried them.
     
  18. Goat

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    If you use black powder use a solvent that specifically says it removes black powder.

    You could try Triple Seven powder, which has nearly the exact same ballistics as Black Powder (Triple Seven ballistics are slightly higher), but is made from a sugar base, so it cleans up with soap and water. It's also not as dirty as black powder, and doesn't smell like rotten eggs after being fired.

    Edit: Triple Seven is also about $10 more a pound :o
     
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  19. nvmicok

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    sweet, have you ever mixed triple 7 and black powder, i still want it to make an ass of smoke.
     
  20. Goat

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    It still smokes like black powder, it's just cleaner. And I wouldn't recommend mixing powders, it really has no benefits.
     
  21. nvmicok

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    does cabelas sell black powder?
     
  22. Goat

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    Yeah.
     

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