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1851 Navy at 75 yards

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by jhon, Aug 5, 2008.

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  1. jhon

    jhon Member

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    After putting about 100 rounds on paper for practice at 25 to 50 yards I moved to the metal disk at 75 yards. I put a camera under the bench because I couldn't see where my misses were impacting with all that dang smoke. I get about 2 out of 6 hits with the rest real close, but I'll get all six on there eventually. The target in the video is on the middle right of the screen. The tree line in the background is 100 yards, but haven't tried my luck out that far yet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T343vQFof0
     
  2. Voodoochile

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    Sweet, I need to try my hand at that range with some of mine.

    Good shooting. :D
     
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    Considering the sights you have to work with, that's good shooting.
     
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    i did it at 100 yards. same thing i can usually hit 2 out of the 6. its pretty cool though to be able to shoot steal at 100 yards.
     
  5. Omnivore

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    Neet!

    One thing's for sure-- you can't do it if you don't try it.
     
  6. DrLaw

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    The Hitchcock Shot

    That was the range that he got the fellow in the famous gunfight in Springfield, Missouri. Were you doing this off the bench or offhand?

    And yes, whichever, it was good shooting with a cap & ball. :what:

    The Doc is out now. :cool:
     
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    If that was Davis Tutt (the guy Wild Bill shot at 75 yards) he wouldn't be too happy right now. Nice work!
     
  8. jhon

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    Thanks! I was shooting off the bench. On some of the video I took you can actually see the balls travel down range, but the youtube compression obscures it.
     
  9. DixieTexian

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    I once hit an old TV one handed at about 60 yards on my first shot with my 1858. I was pretty impressed at how close most of our misses were when we were shooting at that range. If you've never tried it before, an old TV makes a great target if you aren't the one cleaning up the mess. Just make sure to put it at a long enough range that when you finally hit it good, you can be proud of all the glass that shatters.
     
  10. Jim K

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    Whyever would anyone think a percussion revolver wouldn't hit (and kill) a man at 75 or 100 yards?

    I hate to spoil C&B delusions, but those guns are NOT toys - they are deadly weapons.

    Jim
     
  11. Omnivore

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    Lots of my toys are also deadly weapons (or can be used as such). Lesee; Guns, cars, motorcycles, knives, bows, axes, chainsaw...
     
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    Whoops, older age creeping in. :what: You are correct, sir! ;)

    The Doc is out now. :cool:
     
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