Rabbit muzzleloader

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  1. RVTECH

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    I have the same rifle but the shorter, 'Zouave' variant and it's accuracy is almost scary - and impresses non-ML shooters who see it and shoot it themselves.
    Good luck with yours!
     
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    As for the adding tin...
    You could add tin...but in my experience , most muzzleloading guns shoot best with a pure lead projectile.
    Andy
     
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    Well I got my templates all made and have gotten started on manufacturing paper cartridges, only have a few so far, and they are very time consuming to make, but it's easy to do while watching TV or youtube.

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    Parchment paper , the type you use in baking is good to use for paper cartridges....
    Andy
     
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    This is just masking paper for painting, but I was thinking about that, since it is silicone impregnated it would make them slightly waterproof, very useful.
     
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    Btw Andy, I wanted to get your opinion on this Zoli M1803 Harper's Ferry Rifle

    If it's a quality maker, good price, etc. It would be handy that it is also a .58.
     
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    Zoil makes a fine rifle....the lines are clean , locks are quality , fit and finish top notch.
    That said...the caliber and sights are not correct for a 1803 rifle....
    I do like the price however.
    Andy
     
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    The rear sight looks like they just took it right off a marlin .22, lol

    Hmm, I will think about it, it's not exactly what I was looking for but I would like to finally get a flintlock.

    Oh yeah it's also in my price range.
     
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    What I do for hunting is make some 'Speedloaders' from sections of 1/2" cardboard tube. I cut several sections to the approximate length to hold 60 grains of powder and a bullet about halfway pushed in.
    Then I cut several 1/2" circles of thin cardboard and glued them onto one end of my tubes. When the ends are dry I fill my tubes with 60 grains of powder and pushed a bullet into the open end. Friction from the .54 cal bullet held it tight and these were my 'speedloaders' for hunting and I kept three in my shirt pocket when hunting.
    Pull the bullet, pour the powder down, seat the bullet and a few percussion caps in my pocket make for a quick reload.
     
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