Originally Posted by RUGER
I'm a big fan. I like your user id too. a No.1 in that caliber is next on my list when I can bootleg enough to pay for it. LOL Of course, I wouldn't mind having one of the Sharps either. Do you patch or grease yours?
Thanks. I did read it and picked up what I needed yesterday afternoon to do this.
No bullet lube in the sharps. It's not an original and I don't shoot black powder in it.
Now my trapdoor is a genuine 1884 made rifle and it would be a death wish to shoot modern powder 45-70 through it so it gets real powder ( no pyrodex or the like) and I've got pre lubed bullets on top of a wad.
I'm still working out the perfect load for that one. I've got the same bullet cast with three hardnesses of lead and sized with three different sizing dies for a total of 9 variations on the same bullet mold.