What spares are recommended?

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Re: What spares are recommended?

Post by OLReliable » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:53 pm

Lumpy Grits wrote:My way has worked on the firing line, and not just for me.
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Yup, then you and everyone else ought to keep on doing what works for yous, and I'll keep on doing what works for mees.
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Re: What spares are recommended?

Post by Gussy » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:47 am

OLR, what did you find when you got the case out? Cause? Old brass stretching out?

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Re: What spares are recommended?

Post by OLReliable » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:50 pm

Gussy,
44/77 brass is pretty much unavailable unless one is willing to pony up $3.23 per case from Track of the Wolf. Mine is my go to rifle, and I'm trying to carefully preserve my brass. The case that "let go" was a donor, and by the looks of the raggedy separation, likely suffered failure from BP corrosion. All remaining ctg cases look fine inside and out.
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Re: What spares are recommended?

Post by Etienne Brule » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:09 am

OLReliable wrote:At the Quigley shoot this year, one of my cartridges suffered a case neck separation. Regardless of everyone else's experience with tight patches, snug jags, dental picks, etc., it wouldn't release. I was finally able to extract the orphaned neck by plugging the bore ahead of the chamber, heating up and pouring in a measure of 160-180F Cerrosafe, letting it harden, then driving out the whole casting and inclusion with a wooden dowel hammered from the muzzle end. In the future, I will keep a chunk of Cerrosafe in my possibles box should such an event happen again.

Last year, I got 3 (!%?!%!$) 45-90 separated cases at the Canadian Black Powder Championships, while it was raining.


I save my competition with this tool: a Trapdoor 45-70 extractor: very easy and very fast... just one minute to get it off, even if the separated part was half way in the riflings...

This tool is ALWAYS in my range bag...

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Re: What spares are recommended?

Post by OLReliable » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:40 am

EB,
Your 45 cal (0.459" bore) broken case extractor is an excellent tool. If only one were made for a 44 cal (0.446") bore, I would certainly give it a try.
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Re: What spares are recommended?

Post by Gussy » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:50 am

Is there any case that will make a 44-77?

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Re: What spares are recommended?

Post by OLReliable » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:00 pm

Gussy wrote:Is there any case that will make a 44-77?
43 Spinach can fireform into 44/77. At one time BACO created cases from .348 win.
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Re: What spares are recommended?

Post by BFD » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:12 pm

OLReliable wrote:
Gussy wrote:Is there any case that will make a 44-77?
43 Spinach can fireform into 44/77. At one time BACO created cases from .348 win.
Is the .43 Spinach a vegetarian's gun? Probably a Dangerous Cabbage Caliber... :)

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Re: What spares are recommended?

Post by OLReliable » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:58 pm

BFD wrote:
OLReliable wrote:
Gussy wrote:
Is the .43 Spinach a vegetarian's gun? Probably a Dangerous Cabbage Caliber... :)
It's just à garden variety tube(r). :wink:
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