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March 2019 single action "old west" revolver 10 shot challenge

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by lionking, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. J-Bar

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    Quite respectable! Well done!
     
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  2. LRDGCO

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    72265F9A-9B85-418D-86A7-CF2FC5E95573.jpeg BF309BE8-FAAA-4352-8CA0-488D8F587BD0.jpeg And one more, also not very impressive :(

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    S&W Schofield replica 45 Colt
    26 grs Olde Eynsford and cornmeal filler
    200 grs RNFP
     
  3. lionking

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    yeah a Schofield . Got a say I like starting handgun challenges more than rifle challenges just seems there is a different mentality and rifle challenges get difficult to manage.
     
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  4. 1KPerDay

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    4/18/19
    Pietta Remington NMA "Sheriff" 5.5"
    30 gr 2f Goex
    CCI #10 caps
    ESS winter green lubed felt wads
    Hornady .454" RB
    15 yards 1 handed
    Class 1 Score 75

    2 handed
    Class 1 Score 92-2x
     
  5. 1KPerDay

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    4/20/19
    Pietta 1851 "navy" .44
    30 gr 2f Goex
    Rem #10 caps
    ESS winter green lubed felt wads
    Hornady .454" RB
    15 yards 2 handed
    Class 1 Score 94-4X
     
  6. Armored farmer

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    Hey man,
    That's a good shootin cap gun, well done!
    The wind didnt lay here til almost dark.
     
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  7. 1KPerDay

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    4/21/19
    Pietta 1851 "navy" .44
    30 gr 2f Goex
    Rem #10 caps
    ESS winter green lubed felt wads
    "Blarby" .457" RB loaded off the pistol
    25 yards 2 handed
    Class 2 Score 77
    Had to hold the bottom of the torso and I forgot my prescription lenses. Excuses, excuses :D
     
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  8. lionking

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    Five days left!
     
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  9. Mauser lover

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    You guys smoked me, but I'm putting up my target anyway! I think I even used the right one this time! The tape on the target was my aiming point, in case anyone is curious about the tape.

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    Pietta Remington 1858 pattern, target model
    .457 round ball, .357 Mag case full of Pyrodex (27 grains or so)
    Shot it 4/20

    I shot a grand total of seventeen shots from this revolver on this trip, went home and cleaned for a couple of hours... This was only the second time I've taken this gun out, how clean do you all get your cap guns? I took everything apart (yes, everything) and cleaned it meticulously. If that's what I'm supposed to do I'm getting a conversion cylinder and shooting smokeless! Too much hassle!

    Where do you guys all get the real black powder? Is there a place on the 'net that sells it in reasonable quantities for reasonable prices? Assuming of course that I overcleaned my revolver...
     

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  10. 1KPerDay

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    Cap and balls aren't convenient for sure. I personally do what you do, because I have a few shooters and don't use them often enough to feel good about leaving the frames dirty. Some regular shooters fill the frame guts with grease and don't clean them but once a season; and just clean the barrel and cylinder after each day's shoot. Others just squirt ballistol into the bolt, hand, and hammer openings and clean the barrel and cylinder.

    Ballistol is excellent for this purpose IMO, and a 1:4 - 1:10 mix of ballistol to water makes "moose milk" and is an excellent blackpowder cleaner. The water helps dissolve and suspend the corrosive stuff and the soluble oil prevents rust. A couple times I've sprayed down the cylinder and barrel of my pistol with moose milk and left it for a few days until I had time to clean. Absolutely no signs of corrosion.

    I did the hot soapy water method for many years but moose milk is much preferred. I use canned air or a compressor to blow the small crevices clean.

    More good advice here https://www.thehighroad.org/index.p...f-actual-shooting-3-hours-of-cleaning.850339/
     
  11. Armored farmer

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    Nothing like waiting til the last possible day.....but here are some 'old west' cap and ball targets:
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    Remington Target model 1858
    29gr 3f
    9mm casing full of cream of wheat (filler)
    .454 cast round ball
    T/C bore butter over chambers
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    I bought this gun used this spring at the Alvin York Memorial shoot in Pall Mall, Tennessee.
    This is it's first outing.
    I fired 5 practice shots and tweaked the sights, then fired this target for score, two hand hold.
    With some practice I expect to compete in the nmlra Illinois territory shoot this spring.
    Class 1
    Score 82-1x
     
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  12. Armored farmer

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    Remington Target model
    29gr 3f
    9mm casing full of cream of wheat
    .454 cast ball
    Bore butter over the chambers
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    I had some trouble keeping it together on this one.
    Class 2
    Score 72
     
  13. Armored farmer

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    Honestly, one of my favorite handguns is this 1858 Remington sheriff's model. It's a joy to shoot and carry, but a bit more difficult to load thanks to the shortened loading lever.
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    Remington NMA sheriff's model
    29gr 3f
    9mm casing full of cream of wheat
    .454 cast ball
    Bore butter over the chambers
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    Score 70
    The gun shoots better than this, but I was in a hurry and should have been working instead of popping caps.
    Thanks to lionking.
     
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  14. Saleen322

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    I wanted to try it once more. I had to change the elevation from the 9mm cylinder but if I would have gave it a click or 2 left, it would have been centered. This is the Ruger 9mm/357 Mag with the 357 cylinder. Two shots were close with one in but I marked the other out.

    4/30/2019
    Class 1, 15 yards
    Score: 97-2X
    38 Special, 158 SWC-3.5 WST

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  15. Olon

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    Nice revolver. Never shot a Schofield but they always catch my eye.
     
  16. Corpral_Agarn

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    Question about your revolver:
    Who made it and how old is it?

    Does it get dirty quickly to the point of binding the cylinder?

    I have a Uberti from 2007 that gets gummed up super quick.

    I really enjoy the design and have been thinking about getting one in 38 special.
    Curious to know if they are better now.
     
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  17. 1KPerDay

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    Saleen swoops in for the win! Nice!
     
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  18. Birdhunter1

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    139FD739-F733-4A9D-8713-133684D77AB6.jpeg My 10 year old son: class 2, score of 17
    Class 1 score of 31.
    45 Colt Ruger Blackhawk 7.5” barrel with 200 gr Missouri Bullet co LSWC on top of 7.2 gr Trailboss
     

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    00158802-A2DF-468E-B9F2-F1DA0A0F6746.jpeg Me, class 2 score of 80. Same pistol as my son shot but with 250 gr Speer #4484 Hollow points on top of 21.0 gr H110
     
  20. LRDGCO

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    It’s a late model Uberti. I shoot a pair of them for SASS, frontier cartridge duelist. I haven’t had any trouble with binding really. I use lots of lube in the cartridges, pack the cylinder arbor hole with lube and about half way through a match will give it a good spray of Balistol I think that without that, it might get cruddy and sticky. Definitely more prone than my R&S cap and ball pistols.
     
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  21. LRDGCO

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    I really like them. Love the grip and the top break. Cocking is tricky as contact with the trigger during cocking stops the cyl moving, so the top scorers are pretty unlikely to shoot them. Since I’m at no risk of being a top scorer anyway.... ;-)
     
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  22. Corpral_Agarn

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    Thanks man.
     
  23. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Congrats, nice marksmanship for the first time out!
     
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  24. lionking

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    Alright friends another challenge is over, lots of entries lots of great scoring. Where is the 44-40 love? lol
    winners are congrats to
    Class 1 15 yds , Saleen 322 score 97-2x using a Ruger Blackhawk .357 with .38 spcl load.
    Class 2 25 yds, Saleen 322 score 91-3x using Ruger .32 magnum with .32 S&W long load
    Class 3 ......lol members with optic scoped guns didn't want to come out and play lol... no entries

    A shout out to 1kperday, came in 2nd place Class 1 using a black powder cap and ball Pietta 1851 .36 with a score of 95-3x

    Very interesting thread some things I learned was a black powder is fully capable of being as accurate as a cartridge gun, also learned that with my progressive lenses shooting outdoors is easier than lower light indoors, and that I need more single action revolvers!

    there is now a rimfire challenge in the general section for those interested thanks everybody
     
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  25. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    ^^^Ditto!^^^
     
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