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50 cal. single shot pistol

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by trog, Apr 9, 2010.

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  1. trog

    trog Member

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    Got back int muzzleloaders last fall. I am shooting a TC grey hawk .50 cal side lock. I am looking at a .50 cal side lock pistol. Anyone have any expernice or opinnions on these pistols. will be used mainly for pleasure.
     
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    they are fun to shoot and with a little practice are accurate.i have caplocks from lyman in .54 caliber.30 grains of 3-f and a .530 ball is a good load for it.25 or 30 with a .490 would work for you
     
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    Thanks for replying badpenny. Ishoot 240 grain conicals (hornady) in my grey hawk. Think a 9" pistol would stablize this bullet?
     
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    I have a Pedersoli 'Kentucky' .54 caliber percussion pistol. It's been accurate and fun at the range. I've only tried it with round ball, but it's grouped well enough with that.
     
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    I think most all of the single-shot pistols have bbl twists for patch and ball - balls are easier to mold than conicals, and cheaper to buy too.

    I got two Lyman Great Plains pistol kits a couple years ago when they were on sale - they are a lot of fun.
     
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    The traditions buckskinner looks like agreat buy. I like laminated wood anyhow.
    Has any one tried one?
     
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    Being a newer model, the Buckskinner hasn't received many reviews. It has been hiding out in the bargin bin and I haven't seen it advertised for sale anywhere else. And not everyone likes laminated wood quite as much as we do! ;)
    If the Traditions Trapper serves as any indication, then the Buckskinner should shoot just as well except that it only has a single trigger.
     
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