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. 72 caliber Pedersoli Kodiak Rifle

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Stoney, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    I have purchased a .72 caliber Kodiak rifle, and would like to hear from you if you have any experience with this rifle. Powder charge, ball and patch size, or any other information you may have. Thanks, Stoney.
  2. Manyirons

    Manyirons member

    Theys one here at tha BOSSES shop, believe ya wanta 695-700 ball an as much patch as ya can get fer TIGHT fit. He uses 115 grains usual, ya wanter TIGHT so's no recoil inertia pulls tha ball from the charge on yer second barrel.

    Holder hard, with big loads it DOES come back at ya!
  3. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    I did wonder about the second barrels ball being moved from the recoil. May feel the need to tap her down again after the first shot. I've got some .695 balls coming from TOTW. Can't wait to light her up. :D
  4. Manyirons

    Manyirons member

    Jus mark yer ramrod and check, way tha boss does it is fire ONE barrel 3-5 times, ifin the ball or bullet in tha other barrel dont move, he dont fret it none.

    But he DOES loadem TIGHT! His wife asked why he needed tha gun like that, he said RHINOS.

    She said they're no Rhinos in Ohio.

    PRECISELY!! He said!
  5. edggy

    edggy Well-Known Member

    Stoney, thats one beautiful and powerful weapon. I would love to own one myself.Good Luck
  6. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Thanks edggy, I have a .69 caliber Springfield rifled musket, so the step up in ball size is not that much,I just hope it shoots well. I wonder if I can use it here in Ohio for deer season, I'll have to check to see if it's legal.
  7. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    I have *GOT* to get me one of those! Until that time videos and photos of the smoke are demanded.
  8. Manyirons

    Manyirons member

    SHOULD be alright fer deer, boss has used his.
  9. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    A .72 slug backed by 115 grains of powder? It would be sufficient for giant Irish deer!

    Where are those videos I requested!
  10. mec

    mec Well-Known Member

    One of my favorite Gahan Wilson cartooons has this couple standing in the middle of a street in Manhattan ( had to be manhattan from the buildings) Behind them was a gigantic pacyderm 100 pounds to a side laying dead. the husband is holding his open double rifle up and squinting into the chambers. the wife goes,
    " Oh Herman! I'll never make fun of you for carrying that elephant rifle again!"
  11. carpettbaggerr

    carpettbaggerr Well-Known Member

    " Guess you broke into the wrong God damn rec room, didn't ya!"

  12. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    I'll report back as soon as I get some range time in.
  13. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    You're more a man than I. My Kodiak is the diminutive .58 cal.
  14. Mercerlake

    Mercerlake Member

    I use a .715" Rb patched with .010" linen over 130 gr of FFg. No problem with the ball in the second barrel slipping. But check whatever load you decide to use by firing the first barrel several times and check for slippage. Don't forget to uncap the barrel that you are checking for slippage first, don't want to see you in the obituary column.
    Must work for Rhinos here also as there are none in Oregon. Oregon doesn't allow double barrel rifles for muzzle-loader hunts, however! We do have plenty of opportunities during general rifle season.
  15. frosty

    frosty Well-Known Member

    Muzzleloader rules

    Stoney, I beleive the rule states 38 caliber and up, using 1 ball or bullet per barrel:evil:
  16. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    That's correct, I called ODNR and was told as long as there is only one ball per barrel, it was legal. I still have not had a chance to shoot the darn thing yet, due to a heavy work schedule.

    I think i'm pretty well covered for any beast that roams Ohio, be it deer, big foot, or the return of the mastodons or wolly mammoth.
  17. Loyalist Dave

    Loyalist Dave Well-Known Member

    Bet it does a good job on light trucks an imported cars too!:D

  18. Plink

    Plink Well-Known Member

    Just outta curiosity, has anyone ever chronoed one of them bad boys? That is if the fireball didn't melt the screens!
  19. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

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