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Old September 3, 2009, 11:03 AM   #26
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sundance44s,

THANKS.

btw, i got 100 new (VERY NICE) minie balls in yesterday's post, that are a perfect "slide fit" for my Zouave musket by Ranson - he sized the balls to fit my bore.
(met this fellow shooter on ebay.com, who casts his own for a N-SSA "target rifle".)

fyi, his price is 26.50 per hundred.
(given the current price for lead, that's a deal, imVho.)

off hand, i'd say that we'll be eating a LOT of venison this winter given the long archery/BP season (9/15/09 - 3/30/10) & up to 200 deer per square mile.

yours, PG
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Old July 2, 2010, 02:00 PM   #27
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Sorry for digging up an old thread but what kind of powder charges are yall using in your zouave's? I'm having a hard time grouping mine with minie balls. I bought some round balls so I'll give those a shot. What should I use for patches, never shot them before.
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Old July 2, 2010, 02:19 PM   #28
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These two threads should help you out:

1. http://thefiringline.com/forums/show...ghlight=zouave

2. http://thefiringline.com/forums/show...ghlight=zouave

If .018 pillow ticking is too thick then try .015 patches. The bore size of every brand of gun can be a little different.
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Old July 2, 2010, 02:22 PM   #29
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I shoot a .575 round ball, Blue/White pillow ticking .020 from Wal-Mart and
spit for lube and 55 grs Goex FFF, standard CCI No. 11 caps. This combo
has won many a match in the last 35 years.
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Old July 2, 2010, 02:36 PM   #30
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Awesome! Thanks for the help fellas.
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Old July 2, 2010, 06:51 PM   #31
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My Zoli even says Sears & Robucks on it bought it a kit 30+ years ago, shoots 4505 gr .570 mini balls.
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Old July 2, 2010, 08:10 PM   #32
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Decided to take some pictures. It's a Euroarms that I bought when I was about 13 or 14 years old.





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Old July 2, 2010, 09:32 PM   #33
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This is mine:
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Old July 5, 2010, 11:36 AM   #34
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I don't think they were ever used in combat because they were simply too pretty
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Old July 5, 2010, 11:49 AM   #35
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Oh yeah they were used and used hard.
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Old July 5, 2010, 05:20 PM   #36
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Hey kwhi,

I noticed you said you use #11 caps. Mine has the standart musket cap nipple. Can one change out to a #11 nipple. Haven't had the chance to shoot mine a whole lot yet, but just assumed the musket nipple was put there for a reason. If so, I'm gonna change it out to the same as all my BP pistols. One less thing to have to keep on hand in the BP shootin' box.
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Old July 5, 2010, 05:42 PM   #37
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Log Cabin Sport Shop sells them. I have had one in my Zouave since 1976.

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Old July 6, 2010, 12:28 AM   #38
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