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Forum: Western Maryland August 15th, 2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By 4570inMD
Once a Hooligan, always a Hooligan. We are...

Once a Hooligan, always a Hooligan. We are missing you too.

The Hooligans are shooting most every Sunday all year, unless we have travelled to a BPCR Silhouette Match.

Sorry to have missed...
Forum: Black Powder August 6th, 2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By 4570inMD
The MDShooter Hooligans fared well at the 2021...

The MDShooter Hooligans fared well at the 2021 BPCR National Championships at the Ridgway PA Range..

BigRick did really well for a newcomer to BPCR:

With his Shiloh 45-70 & Scope:
o 7th in...
Forum: Black Powder July 26th, 2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By 4570inMD
Very impressive range with friendly hosts. ...

Very impressive range with friendly hosts.

Changing mirages & winds prove challenging.

We used old-fashion human shooters/target-scorers in rotation today. We kept 4 targets active from...
Forum: Black Powder July 26th, 2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By 4570inMD
Today, BigRick & 4570inMD shot our Sharps...

Today, BigRick & 4570inMD shot our Sharps 40-70STs at 800, 900, & 1000yd targets at Reade Range PA. This picture is at 900 yds; 44" circular black target.
Forum: Black Powder May 26th, 2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By 4570inMD
Welcome to the BPCR community. Another vote...

Welcome to the BPCR community.

Another vote for the C Sharps here, based on their successes at the BPCR matches. C Sharps rifles are known for their high-quality, precision, and accuracy.

BPCR...
Forum: Black Powder November 3rd, 2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,706
Posted By 4570inMD
Congrats! The folks at CPA make very high-quality...

Congrats! The folks at CPA make very high-quality rifles.

.40-65 is a popular caliber; still, you'll likely need to run through several powder-trees to find your rifle's optimum load combination. ...
Forum: Reloading September 21st, 2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By 4570inMD
PM sent for: 19 pieces of 41 Swiss brass ...

PM sent for:

19 pieces of 41 Swiss brass

4570inMD
Forum: Western Maryland July 27th, 2020, 01:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,460
Posted By 4570inMD
Hooligans bring cardboard with splatter targets....

Hooligans bring cardboard with splatter targets. Zipties hold the cardboard to the frames. Small scissors work well in removing the zipties for reuse.

Use care when moving the frames, since...
Forum: Western Maryland July 26th, 2020, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,170
Posted By 4570inMD
If it must be an army, make it a 1860 New Army in...

If it must be an army, make it a 1860 New Army in stainless steel. You will appreciate your decision during every cleanup after shooting. Also, there is enough weight to handle the recoil and make...
Forum: West Virginia March 23rd, 2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,806
Posted By 4570inMD
WV Governor announced in his 1300 23mar20...

WV Governor announced in his 1300 23mar20 briefing:

Stay @ Home lock-down starts at 2000 24mar20.

Guidance:
...
Forum: Reloading March 6th, 2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By 4570inMD
Good annealing information & a reasonably priced...

Good annealing information & a reasonably priced annealing kit is available here:
https://cartridgeanneal.com/
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 1st, 2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,525
Posted By 4570inMD
Yes - raising up and using the peep hole;...

Yes - raising up and using the peep hole; however, both Hooligan Trapdoors have replacement front sight inserts, so that we no longer need to use your two target system at 100 yards.

I am using an...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 29th, 2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,525
Posted By 4570inMD
Today, 29dec19, j8064 was back with his favorite...

Today, 29dec19, j8064 was back with his favorite load in his original 1892 Trapdoor. I am sure that he will share details. He is liking the results:

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Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 24th, 2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,525
Posted By 4570inMD
Today's Trapdoor 45-70 powder tree was going well...

Today's Trapdoor 45-70 powder tree was going well and confirmed 62.5g Swiss 1-1/2 Fg is my rifle's sweet spot.

j8064 decided to try his Trapdoor 500g bullet powder-load on one of my 100 yard 6"...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 21st, 2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,525
Posted By 4570inMD
https://www.buffaloarms.com/ Loads and sells...

https://www.buffaloarms.com/

Loads and sells black powder rounds.
Forum: Black Powder November 10th, 2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,380
Posted By 4570inMD
The Hooligans can help you with that...... ...

The Hooligans can help you with that......

Come join us any Sunday morning & we'll help you get your rifle shooting as you like it, as well as sharing our rifles & pistols that have already proven...
Forum: Reloading June 25th, 2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,247
Posted By 4570inMD
Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Reloading March 29th, 2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By 4570inMD
My casting with 30:1 likes 768*F. I wait for...

My casting with 30:1 likes 768*F. I wait for close to that temperature, after any fluctuation.

Too hot, you will likely see 'frosting' on the bullets. Too cold, you will likely see 'wrinkles'.
...
Forum: Rifles March 25th, 2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,870
Posted By 4570inMD
True. If only the eyes and the body stayed...

True.

If only the eyes and the body stayed as young as the mind.....

We grow older but we do NOT have to grow up !!
Forum: West Virginia March 9th, 2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,860
Posted By 4570inMD
Campus Carry Bill Fails in Senate Judiciary...

Campus Carry Bill Fails in Senate Judiciary Committee

https://d97yz4wvpgciz.cloudfront.net/articles/20190307/west-virginia-campus-carry-bill-fails-in-senate-judiciary-committee
Forum: Reloading January 26th, 2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,315
Posted By 4570inMD
https://www.ebay.com/itm/10-Lb-Walnut-Corn-Cob-Tum...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/10-Lb-Walnut-Corn-Cob-Tumbler-Media-Dry-Polish-Added-Polishing-Tumbling-Brass-/323026840892
Forum: Black Powder January 1st, 2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,881
Posted By 4570inMD
A few other pointers will help you two make white...

A few other pointers will help you two make white smoke easier:

o At the start of the day, run an alcohol patch to clear any oils or preservatives in the barrel (Drug store individual packages...
Forum: Black Powder December 7th, 2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,618
Posted By 4570inMD
http://americanlongrifles.com Early black...

http://americanlongrifles.com

Early black powder guns.
Forum: Black Powder November 9th, 2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,116
Posted By 4570inMD
You know, it takes a village to raise a precise,...

You know, it takes a village to raise a precise, accurate flintlock....

The Hooligans are with you on this one.

A flint rock, steel, black powder, and patched-lead-balls --- what could be more...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) November 8th, 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,317
Posted By 4570inMD
Based on our 2018 'Buddy Class' acceptance, your...

Based on our 2018 'Buddy Class' acceptance, your chances may be better with a 'Buddy Class' entry.

Shared travel & lodging expenses may work out better for you too.
Forum: Event Planning August 12th, 2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,169
Posted By 4570inMD
Thanks to hitwtom for reminding of this annual...

Thanks to hitwtom for reminding of this annual MDS event this morning.

I'm in.

Day trip for me (57 miles) but I'd like to meet riders in Cumberland again.

Last year:
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4570inMD
Forum: Reloading August 10th, 2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,344
Posted By 4570inMD
No adventure is too great for a Hooligan!!

No adventure is too great for a Hooligan!!
Forum: Western Maryland June 11th, 2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,946
Posted By 4570inMD
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Forum: Western Maryland June 6th, 2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,283
Posted By 4570inMD
Just west of Kitzmiller, along the Potomac River...

Just west of Kitzmiller, along the Potomac River frontage road, is a community of Shallmar. North of it, up the mountain, was a mining town that shut down some time ago. Talk to the locals before...
Forum: Black Powder May 9th, 2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,376
Posted By 4570inMD
You chose wisely. The light color looks...

You chose wisely.

The light color looks very nice.
Forum: Rifles May 7th, 2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,516
Posted By 4570inMD
I really enjoy my Arsenal SLR-106CR with Circle...

I really enjoy my Arsenal SLR-106CR with Circle 10 magazines:

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At 50 yards, it was grouping nicely last time out:

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4570inMD
Forum: Rifles May 6th, 2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,110
Posted By 4570inMD
That is coming along nicely. Looking forward to...

That is coming along nicely. Looking forward to seeing it at the Range.
Forum: Rifles May 5th, 2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,110
Posted By 4570inMD
Can't go wrong with a Kimber barrel even if it...

Can't go wrong with a Kimber barrel even if it has the rifling on the outside.

Now we need to see pictures of the bluing.
Forum: Black Powder May 2nd, 2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,376
Posted By 4570inMD
Another option is to taper from the ram rod hole...

Another option is to taper from the ram rod hole to the nose cap, as was done on my 1759 JP Beck. It leaves plenty of stock to grip and reduces the weight out to the muzzle.

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4570inMD
Forum: Black Powder April 29th, 2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,376
Posted By 4570inMD
From what I've seen, your progress looks great....

From what I've seen, your progress looks great. Keep up the good work; your patience is really paying off.
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