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  1. noelf2 liked Big Bore 44's post in the thread What bullet w/ BP?.

    Soft lead will obturate and fill the grooves. If you wish to go the PP route, bell the case mouth a bit more than you normally would....

    Jan 23, 2022 at 8:30 PM
  2. noelf2 liked hawg's post in the thread LeFever 1888 12 Gauge - Question on acceptable ammunition.

    I would take it to a competent gunsmith experienced in Damascus barrels, if you can find one. I have no problems shooting Damascus...

    Jan 22, 2022 at 7:54 PM
  3. noelf2 liked mmb617's post in the thread Ball mill mead question?.

    That's exactly what I use. Cedar fence pickets from Home Depot cooked in my homemade gallon paint can retort. The pickets are $4 each...

    Jan 22, 2022 at 5:04 PM
  4. noelf2 replied to the thread Oops! My barrel fell off!.

    Looks really nice. Well done!

    Jan 22, 2022 at 9:35 AM
  5. noelf2 replied to the thread What bullet w/ BP?.

    I think you can use a 405 grain 45/70 (.457) lead bullet sized down to .452 without a paper patch. There's a lot of good info for you...

    Jan 22, 2022 at 8:02 AM
  6. noelf2 liked damoc's post in the thread Ball mill mead question?.

    The good thing about wind is I can just set and forget If it takes a month to finish it will not hurt my feelings I think a water mill...

    Jan 21, 2022 at 4:28 PM
  7. noelf2 replied to the thread Ball mill mead question?.

    I was wondering about the windmill. Seems it would be nearly impossible to maintain an optimum milling speed. It would get there...

    Jan 21, 2022 at 2:14 PM
  8. noelf2 liked Sburk1993's post in the thread Ball mill mead question?.

    I was looking for charcoal on Google just to see what was available that I might use. I found a page at Skylighter on how to make your...

    Jan 21, 2022 at 11:11 AM
  9. noelf2 replied to the thread Ball mill mead question?.

    I used nickels because they are larger and heavier, and only made from nickel and copper. I'm not sure about zinc alloy in pennies...

    Jan 21, 2022 at 9:57 AM
  10. noelf2 liked dirt-poor's post in the thread Ball mill mead question?.

    If those ingredients include their airfloat charcoal, I'd recommend passing on that one item. It would be very convenient to use, but...

    Jan 21, 2022 at 9:34 AM
  11. noelf2 liked Sburk1993's post in the thread Ball mill mead question?.

    I think I'm going to order from sky lighter for my ingredients in powder form. I don't reload but that's sounds like a good media for a...

    Jan 20, 2022 at 3:49 PM
  12. noelf2 liked mmb617's post in the thread Ball mill mead question?.

    After reading about people doing this to make media it hit me that .45 caliber FMJ bullets were pretty much the same thing. Since I...

    Jan 20, 2022 at 12:49 PM
  13. noelf2 replied to the thread Ball mill mead question?.

    Did you determine the critical speed rpm of your drum and set an appropriate milling rpm based on that? If not, you could be wasting...

    Jan 20, 2022 at 11:03 AM
  14. noelf2 replied to the thread Ball mill mead question?.

    If you have a harbor freight ball mill, this is a good read. The mill runs about 60rpm, but is best about 80rpm. I plan to do this....

    Jan 19, 2022 at 10:37 PM
  15. noelf2 replied to the thread Ball mill mead question?.

    At least 6 hours with a harbor freight double drum at regular speed if all ingredients are already powdered. I just use one drum...

    Jan 19, 2022 at 9:51 PM
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