a good start with a new smokepole


April 15, 2012, 01:52 PM
P. Davidson 1995 45 caliber rifle. First 5 shots after foul shot. Not amazing group by any stretch but not bad and not a lot of work to do. I'm sure with some work I will get it under 1". Load= 100yards, 65g FFG, .451 ball, 0.015 teflon patch. The aperature rear/front post is mostly to blame. I felt like I was losing the front post in the target at 100, hard to hold on the 1" red dot. I may adjust the aim to a 6 hold. Shots 1 was bottom left, then top right, then bottom left then top right. Then the best part. I stood with everyone watching this 'antique' shoot on the 5th shot. I hit between my 2 groups (3rd up from bottom) free standing, unsupported. Nicely tying together a string of 4 previous shots. I put the rifle down and went home to a bunch of hooting and hollering. (It was pure luck, dont tell anyone)


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April 15, 2012, 02:17 PM
Good gawd that is a sexy beast:eek:
Great shootin too.

April 15, 2012, 02:23 PM
thank u! I couldnt pass it up either. Here are 2 more for u

April 15, 2012, 03:29 PM
Great gun and appears to be a shooter too, great score. Know what you mean about feeling lucky at the range, had a pistol and was shooting at 25yds and a father and son team showed up with an AK47 and started shooting at the 200yd gong and not hitting it, when they went to reload, I took aim and rang the gong with my 1st shot, packed up and left with them looking amazed, of course so was I!!!

April 15, 2012, 04:45 PM
Lol that would have been great to see!

April 16, 2012, 02:20 AM
She obviously shoots great. And the look of the wood of the stock is fantastic.

I'd be totally confused as to how to hold all that trigger guard/hand hold "filligree" though. It also seems like quite the reach to try to get the thumb up over the neck of the stock. Or is the idea that you don't do that with this particular grip frame?

April 16, 2012, 04:50 PM
hrm, I dont really know how I held it, it felt natural. I will have to look at my hand postion as I shoot it and report back!

April 17, 2012, 09:29 PM
I wouldn't normally say this ab out a ML, but that rifle would look good with a hamster.

April 17, 2012, 11:53 PM
Nice shooting! Darn I wish my first rifle looked like that!

April 18, 2012, 03:06 PM
had to google fu a "rilfe hamster." I was not familar with the name and I use to just call it a palm rest. I did have a rifle with a rest and it was ok. That rifle is gone and this one along with my my german schuetzen is rest-free. When I got the German gun I questioned this, as I wrongly assumed all schuetzens had 'hamsters.' It is still pretty comfortable to hold with your elbow tucked into your side. A pic of the other rifle below

April 18, 2012, 06:11 PM
Sweet looking rifle!

April 20, 2012, 08:22 PM
Nice Schuetzen. I like the Tyrolean cheek rest.

April 20, 2012, 09:45 PM
thank you! soft as my pillow!

April 21, 2012, 04:35 AM
How many Zip-Wham pellets ya load in that thing? What brand Shotgun 209 primer ya use? Was ya using a plastic sabot with the new copper-jacketed Turbo Z Xtreme ZombieDropper SWCJHPBMFIC bullet?
Ya need to replace that old-fashioned stock with a new Kevlar Black Diamond CoolTool stock and put a Green Laser 4-97X variable EagleWolfEye scope on it!
Yeah! That's what ya need to do!
That would be sooooooooooooooo totally OSSUM!
And then, ya could hunt the "Primitive Hunting Muzzleloader Season" and get your deer or elk at 900 yards!

Gawd I HATE inlines and all the phoniness and cheating that created and perpetuates them.
Your rifle is what muzzleloading should be about: eliminating variables and practicing marksmanship to find the best combination. Just two eyes, iron sights, a lead projectile, some real black powder and a bit of natural grease to scoot the lead down the bore.
My kudos on doing it right.

And the pair with an AK?
Reminded me of a few years ago at the local gravel pit, when I was shooting my 1858 Remington cap and ball revolver with real black powder and lead balls. A couple of off-duty soldiers showed up, with a 9mm Beretta, and proceeded to "pattern" it all over a paper target at 20 yards.
They glanced over at my target, at 25 yards, and were amazed to see all shots in the black, with some holes piled up on each other.
They came over to see what I was shooting, so I let them try it. They were delighted and intrigued.
I think they went away with a new appreciation for the old guns. At least, I hope they did.

April 21, 2012, 11:07 AM

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