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Video - Shooting the .72 Gibbs African Hunter

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by duelist1954, Mar 26, 2011.

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  1. duelist1954

    duelist1954 Member

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    In this video I'm shooting a .72 caliber Gibbs African Hunter from Dixie Gun Works.

    It was wicked cold...28 degrees and windy, but I'm dressed for safari...no fool like an old fool.*LOL*

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-C4Q1AWEWk
     
  2. arcticap

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    Wearing the pith helmet was a nice touch, as was hitting your elephant at the end! :)
     
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  3. duelist1954

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    Articap,

    I'm glad you liked it. Thanks!
     
  4. GaryNConcord

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    There was pretty awesome! Where the heck did you find an elephant target?
     
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    Actually I couldn't find an elephant target...but I really wanted one. So I searched for elephant art prints.

    I managed to find a good sized one for a slightly less than ridiculous price. So I ordered two of them.

    One of them got shot pretty ratty from all the filmed shots, and all the shots where I looked too goofy, so they were cut from the final version. That left me one print to drill for the close-up. Good thing I didn't flinch or sneeze, or just plain miss.

    So this video cost $50 bucks in targets.
     
  6. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

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    Here's a video clip from you shooting. Hope you like it
    Phil

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  7. GaryNConcord

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    When I do things like that and the wife gets hold of it, I just remind her that its still cheaper than buying a convertible and chasing 22 year olds. (for both of us:D)
     
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    That's kewl Mike!

    Wish you could rig up something to shelter the video recorder's mic from the wind.
     
  9. duelist1954

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    Phil,

    Thanks for the still pic. I really expected more flame to show up on the video. It must really happen fast.

    Gary,

    I hear ya. I think mine feels the same way. She is really supportive of all my whacky projects.

    Clembert,

    I'm with you. I have been doing still photography professionally for 23 years, but this video stuff is all new to me. I have a lot to learn.
     
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