First new rifle in...decades.

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by Charles Christensen, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    They went back to the traditional "Ballard" cut, on the 45/70, because the cowboy shooters were bitchin' and raisin' hell. But the 444 ain't Cowboy-legal, so they might not have changed it.

    But then again, they changed it on their 44 magnums rifles, and it would make sense to use the same barrel stock. So maybe they did.

    I guess that means, "I don't know". :p
  2. JLA

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    They did microgroove up til about 5 years ago, then supposedly went to deep cut. problem is the lazy twist rate they use on the .44 cal barrels. I wish it was 1:20 but its 1:32 which makes it marginal for 240 grainers at 1800 fps (.44 mag velocity) you can probably get away with 300 grainers with the .444 because it pushes em faster.
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    The advertising says Ballard cut and 1:20 twist. I'll get a good unoiled look this weekend.

    I got the base, rings and scope in and I just put the hammer spur on that I got off eBay.
  4. Alpo

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    Just FYI, that's a "hammer extension". It attaches to the hammer spur.
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    Getting lazy with my wording. I should have known that.
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