Newbie First time at the Range


January 11, 2011, 12:40 PM
Hi every one I am new to BP, I have a peitta 1858 .44 and 1858 .36 also 3 extra cylinders for each gun. I purchased them from cabelas. The wife and me went to the range on sunday, lots of fun, that first shoot, the sound and smoke put a smile on my face like a kid lighting his first fire cracker, every shot fired, I loaded the .44 with 25gr lubed wads & .454 balls, nothing on top #10 remington caps. The .36 17gr, lubed wads, nothing on top and #10 remington caps. I lubed the cylinder pins with canola oil right before we started shooting. the guns did great, fowling was less then I expected, I did wipe down the cylinder pins after 18 rounds and re lubed them with canola oil. The .44 shot a little low, an easy fix. I only shot the .36 the last 6 rounds and it is shooting low and to the right. I have been reading about trying different loads before using a file or any of the other fixes for windage, The wads for the .36 are a very tight fit, would the have a effect on poi. Thank You.

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January 11, 2011, 03:44 PM
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your guns. Sounds like you had a grand time.

The tightness of the wads should have no impact on point of impact.

Shoot The Moon
January 11, 2011, 04:01 PM
Welcome Tinpan 58 - glad you enjoyed making smoke! I'm sure someone will be able to help you with your POI correction - the collective knowledge and enthusiasm here for BP shooting is incredible.

Since you've chosen '58 Remingtons, don't forget to stop by at the 'Official THR 1858 Remington Club' thread and join us all. You only need to post a photo to join!

January 12, 2011, 09:56 PM
great name,and I'm certain your a Eastwood fan,with all those extra cylinders you can learn to speed load as Clint did in the movie,careful!!! caps can ignite from just a little tap ,try conical buffalo bullets with 30 grain pyrodex pistol pellets,no wad bore butter over the bullet,cci magnum caps a great load about 960 fps mv with a 190 grain buffalo bullet ACCURADE AND POWERFUL LOAD:cool::cool:

January 13, 2011, 11:29 PM
Thanks for the info on the wads mykeal, I’ll just try some different loads and get use to the guns before I start putting a file to anything. andrewstorm you got the name thing, couldn’t really call myself clint or preacher, and with my experience I'm more of a tinpan besides i use to be into prospecting. I have been thinking allot about trying those pellets and will probable get around to it at some point as well as the buffalo bullets, as for the caps the range i go to you have to place them on at the line. I did have some of the cylinders loaded about 3 weeks prior to going to the range and they all fired fine. Cabellas just put the .31 pocket on sale for $199 so I ordered one today, should have it tuse going back to the range wed. Thanks for the response I have learned allot from this forum, what a great hobby

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