First time shooting Blackpowder, TOO MUCH FUN

Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by mesinge2, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Member

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    This is the first time I have every used black powder.

    The gun: .45 Colt / .410 Bore Taurus Judge.

    The ammo: Goex Black Dawge Black Powder 45 Colt 235 Grain LFN

    And the only word to describe the experience is WOW!

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    After 150 of these and a wip down here is the result:
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    Practically soaked it in Breakfree; It came out looking pretty good though, post cleaning image:

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    I don't know why but they seemed more accurate that the Hornady LEVERevolution I have been using. However, accuracy started suffering after about 100 rds. I ran a Windex (a tip from a friend) soaked patch through the bore a couple of times I was fine for 50 more rounds. I think there was a lot of fouling in the shallow rifling of the Judge.

    As the post title implies, This was too much fun.
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2010
  2. quigleysharps4570

    quigleysharps4570 New Member

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    Good to hear that you had a good time. Those cartridges were probably more accurate cause they wouldn't be loaded as hot as the Hornady's I'm guessing.
    I use glass cleaner with vinegar on my blackpowder revolvers and cartridge guns...has always worked well.
  3. The_Rifleman

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    LOL! Black powder in an indoor range? :eek:

    It had to be hellish smoky in there after 150 shots! I hope they had a mega ventilation system; if not, you better get checked-out at the hospital after every black powder range visit! ;)
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    That was my thought too. :)
  5. blackcat_attilio

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    Hi! Welcome in the black powder world! This is only the begining!!!!:D Glad you got fun time!

    BTW, I shoot this Lady......
    .455 cal., barrel over 21"...;)

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  6. mesinge2

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    It actually has the best ventilation of any range I have went to, but it was still like walking into the office in Johnny Dangerously, next time it will be an outdoor range :)

    Now I've got to try some 44 Special loads in my Redhawk!
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  7. Oneida Steve

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    If you can round up a .45/70 rifle, try a full case of BP and a 500ish grain bullet. Great fun.
  8. mesinge2

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    What Blackpowder only revolver do you guys recommend?

    I would prefer a cartridge gun though.
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    all of them:D



    Try some thru a 1911........it's a hoot
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