Additional CB websites

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GWarden posted this 28 December 2019

I am wondering if all the members of the CBA forum use some of the other sites that deal with CB? I recognize some of the folks from the CBA site on a few of the others.  Other useful sites are the ASSRA(American Single Shot  Rifle Assoc.),  Cast Boolits, The Art & Science of Bullet Casting. No doubt there are others dealing with CB. 

Bob

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RicinYakima posted this 28 December 2019

Bob, Some of us are not welcome on some of the other sites, but it is always worth a visit to see what others are doing.

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David Reiss CBA Membership Director posted this 28 December 2019

Ric is right. Because we have been an organization for so long and have really paved the way to what cast bullet shooting is today, they look down on us as if we were "know it alls". They don't accept our passing on of knowledge we have learned along the way. I know it is not all of those who are regulars on those sites, but it only takes a few who are most vocal to make you feel unwanted. Some of them are those who have never been members, only users of our forum that found that we don't allow direct or personal criticism of others, which is allow on the other sites and hence were banned from this forum. But I do check them from time to time and we have gotten some good converts over the years.  

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Ken Campbell Iowa posted this 28 December 2019

...since our annual 10 weeks of post-holidays total boredom is coming up ...

i offer    Pinterest.com   .. search for cast bullets ... or any other subject of  * interest * ...

pinterest manages to go find several sources of anything you search on, many of which don't show up at the top of a Google search ...  pinterest is kinda flakey but still an occasional nugget turns up ...

ken

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beagle6 posted this 28 December 2019

Try The Los Angeles Silhouette Club website. They have some interesting articles on cast bullets.

beagle6

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RicinYakima posted this 28 December 2019

 I don't know if the LASC is still active anymore. They don't seem to have posted any new articles in the last three or four years.

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beagle6 posted this 28 December 2019

Just checked; the articles are still there.

beagle6

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Tom Acheson posted this 28 December 2019

Maybe not exactly what you are looking for but there is a website that has a forum where the shooters only use cast bullets. These bullets are plain base, either GG (grease groove) or PP (paper patched). Shooters use either BP (black powder) or smokeless powder.

There are two manufacturers of replica older style Sharps Model 74 or 77 BPCR (black powder cartridge rifles) and a few other types, ocated in Montana; C. Sharps Arms and Shiloh Sharps. This forum is sponsored by the Shiloh company. There are a lot of topics that are discussed including bullet alloy, lube, bullet sizing, powder selection, etc. 

If your rifle of choice is a Sharps, Win. High or Low wall, Remington Rolling Block, Hepburn, etc. you may find this site interesting.

Tom

 

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Brodie posted this 30 December 2019

Tom,  I went to that site and it seems to be a fairly nice bunch of chaps.  I have just joined the BPCR bunch with a 40-70 Remington Rolling Block purchased from a fine gentleman on the Boolits web site.  I hope to get to shoot it soon.  The local range is closed for the winter, and a lot of the forest is under a foot or so of snow.  We shall see if I have the nerve and body heat to take her out and let a few fly.

 

B.E.Brickey

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Tom Acheson posted this 31 December 2019

Brodie,

I "joined" (registered) on that site in Oct. 2008, in preparation to buying a BPCR rifle. I did buy the rifle in 2009. Since then I visit the site to learn more about alloys, bullet moulds, black powder, etc. There have been a lot of PM's with various shooters. And you are correct, they are a nice bunch of guys. They share info and coach you on various subjects that they have spent years learning themselves.

If you go there and look under "shooter to shooter" the 200-yard postal match, you'll see this was a Nov. Dec. thing and it has grown to 25-pages! There is talk about doing it again for Jan. Feb.

After lots of head scratching on the subject of paper patched bullets, I just ordered a mould from Steve Brooks that will make the PP "slick" (a bullet without lube grooves). Yet one more challenge for me, lookng forward to 2020.

Tom

 

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Brodie posted this 01 January 2020

Tom,

I patched a lot of bullets for my Whitworth muzzle -loader.  I just used a .446 grease groove bullet and patched it with two layers of tracing paper.  I found the tracing paper easier to patch wet because it is quite strong and doesn't tear easily.  Since those bullets had to go down the barrel after the powder they had to be bore diameter (.451" measured across the flats).  I patched them quite wet and after twisting the tails I stood them in a 45acp ammo box (green plastic) and let them dry over night.  They shot quite well in front of 85gr of ffg triple seven.  The easiest way to roll a patch on is to lay about 2/3 of the patch on your board with the rest hanging over and bring the end up and across the bullet.  Then take your finger tip and simply roll the bullet onto the rest of the patch.  Twist the bottom closed or fold either way.  Drying upright in the box keeps the bottom closed.  Then if you twisted you can nip the excess off with a pair of diagonal cutters.

Good luck.

B.E.Brickey

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R. Dupraz posted this 01 January 2020

My 45x2.4 Shiloh Sharps with PP will outshoot GG most anytime

 

BACO 540 grain PP bullet patched to bore with two wraps so that it chambers with slight resistance. 

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fa38 posted this 02 January 2020

http://forums.accuratereloading.com/eve/forums/a/frm/f/1811043

 

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Tom Acheson posted this 02 January 2020

R. D.

Good loking bullets and loaded round! It looks like you start the patch just beyond the start of the bullet's ogive?

I'm asking Steve Brooks to make a dual diameter PP slug mould. The main reason I'm going to try the PP route is the overwhekming feedback that says PP bullets give better accuracy than traditional GG (grease groove) bullets.

You might be interested in the Jan. Feb. Frostbite 200-yard Postal on the Shiloh forum. 10-rounds, any shooting position. Iron sight abd scoped sight categories.  Most shooters are using the Wyoming Scheutzen Union target but it isn't required. You submit a photo of your bench set-up, your fired target, along with the load/rifle data and the size that you measure your group to be.The 2 photos are then posted on the forum. Enter as many times as you want. They also added a .22 rifle and military rifle category.

About the only magazine that the guys on the forum like is the BPCR News. Odd that the CBA does not advertise there. All they shoot is cast bullets.

Tom

 

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beagle6 posted this 02 January 2020

The North- South Skirmish Association has a website and forum that you may find interesting. It's all about shooting Civil War Weapons, muskets, rifles, carbines, pistols, and artillery. Black powder only, no substitutes.

beagle6

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R. Dupraz posted this 02 January 2020

Tom 

Good loking bullets and loaded round! It looks like you start the patch just beyond the start of the bullet's ogive?

Yes

Check your PM

R.

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beltfed posted this 03 January 2020

Yes, the Shiloh forum is great re. cast bullets, as is  bpcr.net  and historic shooting

Tom A. Here is a pic of one of my DDEPP bullets (DualDiameterEllipticalPaperPatch) bullets, 40-65 load,

100yds. The bullet shoots well  out to 1000yds

beltfed/arnie

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Tom Acheson posted this 03 January 2020

Arnie,

Great looking group! 

Scope or iron sights?

Bullet nose shape is something I've not yet decided on for my new mold. Is that shape on yours also known as a Money bullet nose?

Tom

 

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