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Re: Blown up trapdoors

Posted by Dick NieKamp on Saturday, 17 January 2009, at 1:29 p.m., in response to Re: Blown up trapdoors, posted by Ernie Brandt on Saturday, 17 January 2009, at 12:26 p.m.

Ernie, tell ya what, the only thing I shoot more than a TD is .62 caliber muzzle loaders. Black powder in a TD bothers me only in cleaning brass. So I shoot smokeless . I am no longer (admittedly used to be) in the party of "if it doesn't hurt it ain't fun. I've had a lot of fun with firearms in certain agencies and as a result have had both shoulders damaged significantly. So, I figure paper isn't going to attack me very often and if'n I can get out hunting anymore, a 300gr bullet at 1,400fps will hurt a deer a whole lot more than it will me. So on to your other question, I put a mild crimp on the cartridges. Primers are simply CCI large rifle for smokeless and magnum for black powder. Oh, and that load I mentioned will still hit the 20" square of paper of the old arsenal requirement at 600 yards. I have honestly been shooting 45-70 TD's for over 50 years which is another reason for taking it easy on my body and have tried , I think, about everything. Still willing to learn new stuff, though, ya never know it all.



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