Re: Pietta 1858 Remington 44 caliber pistol
I own five .44 cal. 1858 Remingtons and three of them are Piettas, the other two are also Italian made. But that doesn't matter, they all shoot the same thing anyway. I use anywhere from 22 grains to 30 grains, depending on what I'm shooting at. If it's just a paper target or a can or bottle I'll use a lighter load and save some powder for another shot. If I'm shooting a long shot or hunting with one then I'll heavy up the load, but not past max. I find that around 27 grains is a comfortable charge with good hitting power and good penetration.
Yes, I did say hunting. The Remington is a very nice handgun for brush hunting, it will bring down a deer with no problem. One of my Remingtons is the Bison, and with the longer barrel it's almost like shooting a handheld carbine. The 1858 might be a nice gun to shoot targets with, but remember that it is a very deadly weapon. Enjoy your Remington and keep your powder dry.
Last edited by Pustic; 04-10-2010 at 03:13 AM..