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Black Dawg cartridges

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by duelist1954, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. duelist1954

    duelist1954 Well-Known Member

    I'm working with an Armi Sport 1874 Sharps rifle for a Guns of the Old West article, and yesterday I shot it with Black Dawg Goex .45-70 cartridges.

    This was my first time shooting them, and I really liked them. They seem to be loaded with actual B-P. They weren't quite as accurate out of the Sharps as my B-P handloads, but they were considerably more accurate than the Ten-X ammo I was also shooting. Accuracy-wise they were about the same as Remington 405-grain soft point factory smokeless ammo. But the Black Dog was about 200 fps faster than the Remington stuff.

    I didn't know what to expect when I bought it, but it seems like pretty good stuff for B-P shooters...

    ...thought you'd like to know
  2. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

    kwhi43@kc.rr.com Well-Known Member

    I bought about 300 rounds from Cabela's when they were 15.00 for a box
    of 50 45 Colt. I shot some in my Ruger Blackhawk and the wife's Uberti. Very
    impressed!!. I called Goex to see what they were loaded with. They told me
    37 grs of their "Cowboy" grade Black Powder. They sure have the recoil.
  3. duelist1954

    duelist1954 Well-Known Member

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