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Fast forward....1885

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RanchRoper
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Fast forward....1885

Post by RanchRoper » Sat Jan 21, 2023 2:51 pm

28F at the range, and after a long (2 years maybe?) spell of shooting black powder only, I took my 1885 Highwall out for a spin.

45 Colt reloads
7.0 grains Universal
Winchester primers
250 gn LFN

Windy today, but I thought I'd go big or go home. 100 yds off hand. I put a rear tang peep on this rifle when I first got it. Works good, takes some getting used to. Funny thing is, I thought this rifle was very heavy when I first got it, but after shooting my long guns it feels very compact with it's 30" barrel.


10" target, 100 yds off hand, I didn't crop out the flyers :) , I had a few in the wind for sure. But all in all not too bad. Tough to steady that heavy barrel.


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8" steel, 100 yds off hand, fun to hear it ring!



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Shoot safe, RR


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1860 Colt SA Richards Conversion Revolver .45C
1860 Henry .45C
1885 High Wall .45C
1820-1840 Frontier Percussion .50
1790-1820 Frontier Flintlock .50

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Re: Fast forward....1885

Post by North Country Gal » Sat Jan 21, 2023 4:46 pm

Wow! That's just amazing work, RR. Love it. Hey, keep this up and you'll be back in the 20th century in no time.
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Re: Fast forward....1885

Post by Cofisher » Sat Jan 21, 2023 4:46 pm

Again, amazing shooting RR. I am not even in your ballpark. Love seeing your results.
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Re: Fast forward....1885

Post by markiver54 » Sat Jan 21, 2023 4:51 pm

Dang it man!! You certainly have not lost your touch with that Highwall. Great shooting, as usual.
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Re: Fast forward....1885

Post by RanchRoper » Sat Jan 21, 2023 4:57 pm

Appreciate the kind words. These new fangled cartridges may catch on.
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1860 Colt SA Richards Conversion Revolver .45C
1860 Henry .45C
1885 High Wall .45C
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1790-1820 Frontier Flintlock .50

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Re: Fast forward....1885

Post by brm4450 » Sat Jan 21, 2023 5:17 pm

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Re: Fast forward....1885

Post by Shakey Jake » Sat Jan 21, 2023 6:25 pm

Great shootin' as always RR!
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Re: Fast forward....1885

Post by Headhog » Sat Jan 21, 2023 6:29 pm

Fantastic shooting RR! That combination of MB and Universal is one of my favorites, but I like a splash more powder at 7.4 gr. Seems to shoot better in my Marlin 1894 cowboy. Stick with what works for you. :D

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Re: Fast forward....1885

Post by fortyshooter » Sat Jan 21, 2023 7:46 pm

Very well covered target and looks like you picked up where you left off 2 years ago RR !
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Re: Fast forward....1885

Post by North Country Gal » Sun Jan 22, 2023 10:51 am

Question for you, RR. How long a muzzle loading session with your Frontier would it take to fill a bullseye with that many shots? I have a fair idea, but it might be interesting to know for folks that don't shoot black powder muzzle loaders.
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