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THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED TO BLACK POWDER SHOOTING
THE BULLETS I PRODUCE FOR THE RUGER OLD ARMY AND REMINGTON PISTOLS
WORK WELL IN NITRO CONVERSIONS, THEY JUST NEED TO BE LIQUID ALLOXED.
tel : 01344 484215
A cheap way into black powder shooting is to buy a smooth bore musket
they are bought on a shot gun certificate & you can use triple 7 a black powder substitute
(no black powder cert required) fire round ball or shot & you can have a lot of fun quite cheaply.
I have many second hand muskets in stock they start from £120- £165 triple 7 is £37.75 a tub
& caps are £4.50 or £10.00 depending whether you need no 11 or top hat caps,
So you could start black powder shooting for around £200... 'NOW THAT'S GOT YOU THINKING'
Second hand Black Powder Pistols at the moment are at very competitive prices
there is a real glut of them on the market, so all though you will not get very much selling,
buying has never been so good you can start with every thing you need
including the price of the gun for under £150
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36/44 Cap and Ball Revolvers
There is much debate about the size of ball for each different make of pistol.
It is safe to say use the largest size possible. In all the 44ís I would recommend you use a 457 round ball.
In 36 calibre revolvers I would recommend a 380 round ball.
It is your choice, I sell many different sizes but remember you need to have a good seal in your chamber
& a round ball needs as much bearing surface on the rifling for consistent accuracy to be effective.
For the Ruger old army I do a 460 round ball and a good 457 bullet, which also works well in the 44 Remington.
Black Powder Lubricants
Black powder lubricants need to have similar properties to nitro lubricants,
but with one added extra they need to keep fouling soft otherwise accuracy will be affected.
I have developed a very good solid lubricant, it is multi purpose and if its for black powder shooting it works
The 58 patched and lubed mini is excellent to shoot straight from the box but if you want that extra bit of
consistency in competition then fill the base of your patched and lubed bullet with some of my
lubricant and I am certain that you will not be disappointed with the results. (Little proviso here now, it is not
going to make you a more accurate shooter it will just give the potential for a more consistent group.)
45/ 70, 90, 100, 120
I have a very large selection of 458 bullets in soft lead for black powder and hard lead or gas checked for nitro.
These calibres are becoming very popular and there are many permutations involved.
I shoot both 45/70 and 45/120 if you want to swap information I am always ready to listen,
if I have the time, to any thing I can pass on that works that will help others.
.457 Martini Henry Bullets
In previous years there seems to have been some confusion over these bullets.
The bullets I do are not originals, as the originals donít shoot worth a dam! They are a plain,
slightly hollow based bullet, which needs to be paper patched. The bullets I do are approximately
the same weight and they are made from a hard alloy they are oversize (no need to be paper patched)
so not only do they work very well in the Martini Henry they can be used in nitro firearms as well specifically
.458 long range rifle. Hence why they are coated in liquid alox.
Bullet Moulding PRODUCTS
RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS FOR SMALL CAPACITY MOULDING
LYMAN FURNACE £45.00
LYMAN LADLE £19.75
LEE INGOT MOULD £12.00
LEE DOUBLE MOULD £23.00
FULL KIT PRICE £95.00