USFA Pre war


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mec
July 29, 2006, 02:57 PM
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I chose the civilian (gunfighter) barrel length I suppose because I already have a good many revolvers with long barrels. It is a good bit more challenging to shoot than the 7.5" Colts and Uberti Copies. One factor that has improved my shooting with this one is the trapper or heinie round spring I use in place of the flat trigger/bolt spring. It reduced the trigger pull from about four pounds to just under 3.
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I'm hitting just to the left of Point of Aim but this is my fault rather than the sight-in job they did at the factory. From a bench, it hits right on. The load is 8 grains of Unique. I've been reporting this as an 870 fps load with the machine cast 250 grain cowboy bullets but I sent one across the screen at 945 today. I've about stopped trying to predict exactly what a given can of the Newer, Cleaner Unique is going to do. 945 is what I was getting with half a grain more of the Old Dirty Unique from a 9.5" custom ruger barrel.
If a person were in a mood to complain, the USFA front sight is a good bit wider than late first and second generation colts and various Ubertis and the shiney piano varnish over the color case hardening can flair in bright sunlight. It's a fine single action army anyway.
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This holster is lined with fake fleece and does a good job of preserving the finish.

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Lone Star
July 29, 2006, 04:26 PM
Nice gun gun; fine pictures. Congratulations.

Mike Venturino has written very positive things about USFA arms, and he is one of the more honest gun writers.

Lone Star

mec
July 29, 2006, 05:01 PM
Yep. Venturino likes sticking with what he sees.
Jim Taylor came up with one of these in .44 Special he got as a member of the Shootists. That thing is really accurate.

Standing Wolf
July 29, 2006, 09:52 PM
I've about stopped trying to predict exactly what a given can of the Newer, Cleaner Unique is going to do.

Might be worth your while to try Hodgden Tight Group.

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