Burned a little Black pwd today

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gabob, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. Gabob

    Gabob Well-Known Member

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    My wife was gone today and I had to hang around the house so I took my 1858 Remington(Replica) out on back deck and burned some black powder.
    It still amazes me how powerful and accurate those old time handguns are.. I had tied up some old newspapers into bundles about a foot thick and was using them for a backstop(not that I needed one. there was nothing back there for three miles). With a round nose pure lead bullet and 30 grs of ffg the bullets deformed into unrecognizeable blobs of lead. Recoil was about like a mild .357 load. At fifteen yards if tore the center out of a 2 1/4 inch bullseye.
    A fellow( LEO) hunting on the adjoining land came up and he shot a group that was about 3 inches. That was his first time shooting a cap and ball revolver.

    We had a ball
  2. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    Better be careful not to hit the bird feeder BJ will skin you alive ;)
  3. Bruce FLinch

    Bruce FLinch New Member

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    Sounds like fun! Sometimes the 2.5 mi. drive to the range is such a bother. Would be great to just out to the back yard. :)
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