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Re: Black Powder Fun....1800 style

Post by North Country Gal » Mon May 03, 2021 6:01 pm

Fantastic shooting is right. You've even got me thinking of shooting BP, again. :)
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Re: Black Powder Fun....1800 style

Post by RanchRoper » Mon May 03, 2021 6:47 pm

Go for it!
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Re: Black Powder Fun....1800 style

Post by BigAl52 » Mon May 03, 2021 9:15 pm

Ive seen quite a few rifles sold that would have made a good rifle for NCG. Go for it
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Re: Black Powder Fun....1800 style

Post by North Country Gal » Tue May 04, 2021 10:44 am

My concern, right now, is the availability issue. How hard is it to get percussion caps, lead balls and powder, what with everything else in the regular gun world being such a mess? I used to shoot some inlines with 209 primers, but I suspect getting those would be a nightmare, right now. Way back when we were shooting, we had to drive halfway across the state to get real BP. No issues with the substitutes, though.

The other issue for me is keeping rifle size and weight manageable. Will need to stay with a 32, 36 or a light 45 cal. My days of shooting the big heavy stuff are over.
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Re: Black Powder Fun....1800 style

Post by Sir Henry » Tue May 04, 2021 3:51 pm

Great range report. You would have been a survivor even back then.
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Re: Black Powder Fun....1800 style

Post by RanchRoper » Tue May 04, 2021 6:02 pm

...not at the speed I load it. :)
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Re: Black Powder Fun....1800 style

Post by BigAl52 » Tue May 04, 2021 6:50 pm

North Country Gal wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 10:44 am
My concern, right now, is the availability issue. How hard is it to get percussion caps, lead balls and powder, what with everything else in the regular gun world being such a mess? I used to shoot some inlines with 209 primers, but I suspect getting those would be a nightmare, right now. Way back when we were shooting, we had to drive halfway across the state to get real BP. No issues with the substitutes, though.

The other issue for me is keeping rifle size and weight manageable. Will need to stay with a 32, 36 or a light 45 cal. My days of shooting the big heavy stuff are over.
Lead balls are no problem and caps either in my neck of the woods. The local Scheels has had caps and if you have a Bass Pro or Cabelas around I bet you could find some.
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Re: Black Powder Fun....1800 style

Post by RanchRoper » Tue May 04, 2021 7:50 pm

A .32 would be like plinking I think. Good fun.
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Re: Black Powder Fun....1800 style

Post by bdbrown66 » Wed May 05, 2021 8:05 am

Good shooting!!
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Re: Black Powder Fun....1800 style

Post by zara_puppy » Thu May 06, 2021 12:05 am

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200 yards, iron sights? Tell ya what - I’ve a White Whitetail hunter 97 in .45 cal. A very accurate black powder rifle. Much more accurate than it’s shooter (me). It’s got a 1.5X5 Nikon shotgun slug hunter on top of it. It dumps a 400 grain lead trashcan (as my son calls it) down range at a pretty fair clip. A ton of fun. That said, on a good day I can’t beat that target at 100. WITH A GOOD SCOPE.

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