Range report my 'latest' CAS rifle!! (Winnie 73)


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Ferret
October 23, 2006, 07:03 PM
44-40, original Winchester 1873 (manufactured 1893)
Goex Black Dawge factory loaded rounds.
205 gr RNFP
??? powder
Starline Case
10 rounds @ 30-35ft offhand

Now I wanna test this at 50yd offhand and rested.

This is DEFINATELY a partner in crime to my Remmie '58 clones.
Add to the bunch a nice SxS BP Coach gun... and I believe that i am set!!!

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Steve499
October 23, 2006, 07:14 PM
I think your sights need to be lowered a mite, Ferret. Send it to me and I'll fix it!

Steve

Ferret
October 23, 2006, 08:06 PM
I aint touching her... that was on the 'higher' of the two flip sights. The lower one prints just about an inch below POA. I figure that at 50yards the higher one may just about be hitting perfect. Although that grouping will do just fine.

I am gonna have to pull one of the Black Dawge rounds apart and see how much powder is in there. Good things about BP is that I only have FFg or FFFg to choose from and I bet its FFg. So.. its gonna be easy to duplicate the load, and then drop the powder a little to fix the POI.

Gaucho Gringo
October 25, 2006, 04:49 PM
Sounds like you have a jewel of a rifle there. May I ask what length is the barrel? I have always liked the 73, but with my budget I will have to settle for a repro 92. Good lucK on your CAS shoots.

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