12 gauage black powder cartridge


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lr45lc
March 6, 2012, 09:05 AM
Hi THR
I've looked but can''t find the size of wads you would use in a 12 gauage shell the ones I have for my front stuffer say 12 gauage but are to big to insert into the shells. Thank you

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Pulp
March 6, 2012, 09:43 AM
Go to http://www.circlefly.com This site has a chart that will tell you what size wads for various hulls.

Busyhands94
March 6, 2012, 02:16 PM
Great link Pulp! I might have to order some of those 16 guage wads from them, I've got an old 16 guage shotgun Pa and I bought at the auction. I'm wanting to load some BP shells for it, that would be awesome to make big booms and clouds of smoke!

ThorinNNY
March 6, 2012, 02:34 PM
Quote : "...to make big booms and clouds of smoke"

Life just dosen`t get much better than that, does it? :D

Busyhands94
March 6, 2012, 03:04 PM
To be able to send an ounce of buckshot or a pumpkin ball slug downrange with blackpowder is such a nice thought. I'm having a little range session with the family on my 18th birthday this Thursday, I'll try and get my brother shooting as well. He's never shot much blackpowder, but I think that once he breaths some of that sweet sulfurous smoke he'll be hooked like I am! Then the kid will probably steal my percussion caps. Small price to pay for rushes that kick ass.

I loaded up some more of those blackpowder .22s for the occasion too, he'll probably like shooting those in the .22 bolt action! :D I love this sport, and to think at one point I thought knitting might be a fun activity (I know that sounds rather strange coming from me) but a girlfriend actually taught me how to knit.

I think in June I'll take them to the Duncan Mills Civil War reenactment, it smells like blackpowder even in the parking lot! They've got everything I like there too. Flint and steel, good food, primitive camping, people rambling about blackpowder guns, BBQ, fife and drum music, corncob pipe smoking, knives, history, period clothing, cool women that are into the same stuff as we are, TONS of blackpowder firearms, patriotic American men and women, and a bunch of other awesome stuff I could list if I had the time.

~Levi

chute2thrill
March 8, 2012, 01:24 AM
Absolutely nothing wrong with knitting.. or blackpowder!

BHP FAN
March 8, 2012, 03:41 AM
http://www.tbullock.com/bpsg.html

mykeal
March 8, 2012, 06:20 AM
For reasons that are of no particular importance I once became acquainted with a sheriff's deputy whose job was to operate the county lockup. He worked mostly night shifts, and in the wee small hours just before sunup he'd sit in a chair just outside the cells and knit. I still have a skull cap he made for me. Nobody, and I mean nobody, not even the bikers ever gave him any trouble over it. He had the fastest hands I've ever seen and he never left any marks. Knitting skills can be useful.

BullRunBear
March 8, 2012, 07:18 AM
Pulp: Thanks for the link. Now that I have an old Stevens 311, I had the same question as the OP.

Busyhands: Hope you get to that reenactment, it sounds great. I attended a huge reenactment weekend for the French and Indian War up at Ticoderoga many years ago and it is still a cherished memory. Also, enjoy the knitting, more guys knit than you realize. And it is a useful skill on several levels, as Mykeal indicated. I regard knowledge about historical domestic arts as part of the BP hobby. Knowing how our ancestors went from a field of flax or a meadow of sheep and ended up with clothing, blankets, etc. is interesting. (My attempts to knit have been dismal but they were good for a lot of laughs.) :)

Jeff

Busyhands94
March 8, 2012, 09:34 PM
Good news, today was my 18th birthday and I burned SO much black powder today! I got my brother and mother to shoot .22s and blackpowder and they loved it!

So for today we spent the entire day out on the range. Perhaps I should take up knitting again, I've got no shortage of self confidence and could do it without feeling like a sissy. That's the thing about me, I take up hobbies I like without caring the slightest what my peers are into. If I want to take up blackpowder, I do it. If I want to be a gunsmith, I do it. I don't care if I'm not working on guns from the latest video game. I'd rather study Civil war history and make blackpowder smoke while hanging out with older folk who don't care about video games. Anyway, that's all I've got to say about that.

I found that my mother liked shooting those blackpowder .22 LR rounds I loaded up, they really are fun because you can shoot them without hearing protection. It's not going hypersonic so you don't get the hypersonic crack like you do with smokeless .22s, they are especially quiet from a rifle barrel!

~Levi

mykeal
March 8, 2012, 10:11 PM
Happy birthday.

tom e gun
March 8, 2012, 10:28 PM
happy birthday busyhands! good to hear you got to spend it having a great range day :)

Busyhands94
March 9, 2012, 01:45 AM
Thanks guys! I got a new rifle for blackpowder cartridges today as a gift from my father, it's that one rifle I've always dreamed about ever since I was ten. I love it! I get my very own rifle and I get to load blackpowder cartridges for it too!

~Levi

Dmitri Popov
March 9, 2012, 02:20 AM
I wouldn't mind having a nice knitted tabogan...

But on the subject of BP, Anyone actually sell pre made BP shells? Preferably in 20ga?

Pulp
March 9, 2012, 09:53 AM
Thanks guys! I got a new rifle for blackpowder cartridges today as a gift from my father, it's that one rifle I've always dreamed about ever since I was ten. I love it! I get my very own rifle and I get to load blackpowder cartridges for it too!

This is useless without pictures!:)

Pyro
March 9, 2012, 10:33 AM
I couldn't find any wads for my shells..so I made them.
Hobby shop had thick foam paper and a .75 inch punch.
Works just fine.

Pulp
March 9, 2012, 11:18 AM
Oh yeah, almost forgot.

Happy Birthday, this one's for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgN5zwnz0_k

Busyhands94
March 9, 2012, 02:34 PM
Thanks Pulp!

mykeal
March 9, 2012, 03:41 PM
deleted - wrong thread

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