Last payment made.

Discussion in 'Muzzleloaders' started by Longbow26, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Longbow26

    Longbow26 New Member

    Feb 5, 2005
    Farmington, MO
    Sent off my last payment to Tip Curtis Frontier Shop, for my American Lancaster Red flintlock smothbore in 28 gage. It should be here by friday the 17th of this month. I will post soem picters of it once it arives.
     
  2. JarJar

    JarJar New Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    Congrats...looking forward to the pics!
     

  3. Sounds sweet! What are you gonna use it for? tree rats? Congratulations
     
  4. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

    Sounds like a shooter, can't wait to see some pics!!! Any ideas on loads for her yet???
     
  5. Longbow26

    Longbow26 New Member

    Feb 5, 2005
    Farmington, MO
    Ill be shooting a 535 pached round ball on top of 80 gr 3f for deer hunting. And for rabit/squirel and dove will be using 80 grains powder 3f and shoot.

    I wont know how much shoot 1oz or more or less untill i have a chance to shoot it alot. Ppl always tell me to use 2f powder in my lymann flintlock 54 but i like 3f due to less hangfiers. So will mostlikelly use 3f in the lancaster as well.

    Only problem I will have is finding the safe lead substance so i can dove hunt with this new rig. I also plane to take it terky hunting as long as it paterns well up to 20 yards. it has no chock to it at all jsut open bore what ever that is cald.

    I chose 28 gage for 2 reasons. Primarilly I already ahve a rifled 54 and molds to cast balls for it. So baught this one in 54 as well so i dint have to reinvest in molds for round balls. Second was recoil ishue. Less recoil so i cna shoot it one handed as well like my lymann, if its no posible to lay across a branch or put it on shooting sticks.

    I was told not to shoot stell shoot threw it at all. And dont know about bismith shoot, will have to call him and ask him that one.

    I am trying to talk him into making me a side by side flintlock smothbore. He ahs never made one and is thinking about it.

    Now i got to find a meshuring cup to meshure 1 OZ. of shoot so i cna shoot it when it arives. ANd nead ot find cuters to make teh over pwder cards and the felt stuff for over shoot.
     
  6. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

    longbow, I'll look at home, I have weighed out 1 oz. of several different sizes of shot, and wrote down how many grains by volume they are in a powder measurer.....IF I remember right, 1 oz. of #6 shot is 60 gr. in a powder measurer.....but I'll check to be sure. I shoot #6 shot out of Pedersoli at turkeys....kills em dead!!!
     
  7. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    thats sweet about what kinda range will you have with that smooth bore and round balls 50 yards?
     
  8. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
    awesome... sounds neat, cant wait to see the pics..
     
  9. JackJr

    JackJr New Member

    Nov 30, 2002
    Land Of BLAHS
    Anxious to see your finish Flinter. How about some good close up of the locks and fire box and such, oh and the metal workings on the butt stock..;)

    Jack
     
  10. runner

    runner New Member

    135
    Sep 24, 2004
    Congrats on the soon to be met new friend! Sounds like just about what I want eventually. I am leaning towards a 62 and I am building a 58 right now.

    If you can't find punches for the wads at a reasonable price, let me know. I will make you one.

    I used to use my powder measure to throw the shot charge also. I would have to change it between the powder and the shot. Sooner or later I would either forget and drop too much powder because I forgot to change it back, or too little shot for the same reason. I recently bought a shot flask that has the cup built into the end of the flask itself. It throws a 7/8's, 1 ounce, or a 1 1/8th ounce charge depending on the setting. It is so much easier and quicker. They are worth the bucks if you are out hunting.
     
  11. Longbow26

    Longbow26 New Member

    Feb 5, 2005
    Farmington, MO
    Yes htey called a shoot snake. Just dint have the monies to buy one of them rt now.
     
  12. runner

    runner New Member

    135
    Sep 24, 2004
    I have a buddy closing his shop. I got mine cheap or I would not have one either! It was one of the last muzzlelaoder items he had. 10$
     
  13. Longbow26

    Longbow26 New Member

    Feb 5, 2005
    Farmington, MO
    Wow that a good deal for shure. Cheapest I have seen them is 65.95

    They are worth it thouhg. One day I will own one.
     
  14. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

    Longbow...1 1/8oz of 7 1/2 shot by volume, in your powder measure is 90gr...1 1/2oz is 113gr.

    #6 shot.....1 oz = 72 gr., 1 1/4oz =90 gr., 1 1/2oz = 113gr

    #4 shot......1 1/4oz =95 gr., 1 1/2oz = 117gr, 1 3/4oz = 125 gr.

    this will get ya close, hope it helps....at least you'll have a good guess at what your load is once you get one patterned good.
     
  15. Longbow26

    Longbow26 New Member

    Feb 5, 2005
    Farmington, MO
    Thank you for those meshurements.
     
  16. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

    Anytime, Longbow.....I shoot 80gr. of RS pyrdex, with 2oz of #6's for turkeys out of my 12 ga.....kills em just as dead as any 12 ga on the market!!!
     
  17. Brake

    Brake Active Member

    Jan 28, 2005
    Livingston Co MO
    can't wait to see pics
     
  18. runner

    runner New Member

    135
    Sep 24, 2004
    I shot a 90 grains of 3f Goex under a 120 load of sixes last spring to get my bird. I have a choke tho, so I get outstanding patterns with lead shot. Still have not figured the steel out yet, but I have workable loads with it also. Bizmuth is too expensive.

    By the way that load kicks like a mule.