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Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by ClemBert, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. PainlessWolf

    PainlessWolf Member

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    Good morning all. We had a couple of days of rain showers and it knocked the fire down enough for the Firefighters to get it to 55% contained. That is a lot for a 100,000+ acre fire. Sheep mountain is 99% contained tho' Paradise Acres on the far side still smoulders at night. Good enough for the Network guy to go up and turn the tower back on. Good enough for me to abandon plans for burying the black powder subs and cartridges in the yard. This has been quite an experience and we are all hurting for the folks who lost their homes. The Insurance guys will pay out and Life will get back to what passes for normal around here.
    regards all,
     
  2. Jackrabbit1957

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    My thoughts go with you. We went through this kinda thing last year with fires to the north and south. Also put up with entire summer's in Montana breathing smoke in the Bitterroot valley.
     
  3. Jason313

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  4. rodwha

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    There’s a fellow who has done so in an 1851. It spreads the shot rapidly. It seems to do ok to about 3 yds, but still isn’t a great pattern in the center.

    I’ve been a bit curious how a smooth bore Colt would work for small game (Walker so as to potentially have enough room for enough powder and shot to be effective enough to maybe 15 yds). Wouldn’t necessarily want a dedicated revolver for that.
     
  5. Patocazador

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    My LGS had a real nice SS 7 1/2" one for $450 but he sold it 2 weeks ago. I considered buying it even though I already have three.
     
  6. Brad_Bradsher

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    Interesting thought on the Walker "repeating smoothbore shotgun", Rodwha (not to get off-thread on the lovely ROA's)...Uberti Walker barrels are $150 from Taylors, so you wouldn't have to dedicate a revolver...Just swap barrels. Might start a new thread on the practicality of boring out/sleeving a Walker barrel for snakeshot work. Bet the single shot guys have experience loading shot into a smoothbore pistol...though even the 20 ga. Howdah users talk about 20 yd max range. Now, back to your regularly scheduled ROA thread!
     
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