remington 1858 delivered

Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by sewerman, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. sewerman

    sewerman New Member

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    monday 20th the 1858 pietta remingtons that were ordered from cabela's were delivered.

    4 were ordered two for a friend. packed & secured well they arrived unharmed.

    i'm very impressed with the outward appearence of these firearms.
    the fit and finish is surperb rivaling anything i have encountered out of Italy.
    the actions are smooth & lock up good. grips are very nice figured wood.

    though i haven't shot mine my friend has and states his shot point of aim but a little low at 20yds with 20grains FFFG & a .451 ball.

    we will be using these this spring for CAS and hopefully a .454 ball & 25grains will bring up the POI.

    btw the cabela's booklet suggest using a .451 ball. the pietta booklet suggest a .454

    sewerman
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  2. 22shot

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    sewerman

    That is the neat thing about BP shooting; you can mess with all kinds of loads and bullets without presses; siezing dies; loaders; etc.
    Half the fun is working up a load that is best suited for you!

    Have fun!
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2010
  3. Oneida Steve

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    .451 or .454? I would think that a .451 is too small. I've always used a .454 round ball with the Remington reproductions. A slightly larger ball is not a problem. The ball is going to be "shaved" when you load it.
  4. armedandsafe

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    So long as the ball shaves a complete ring when pressed into the cylinder, you are alright. If the .451 shaves a partial ring or a broken ring, switch to the larger ball.

    Pops
  5. Gatofeo

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    Search my posts on the internet: "So you want a cap and ball revolver?" and "Proper use of a cap and ball revolver," posted under my nom de net, Gatofeo.
    They'll give you tons of info. They're long, so print them out for future reference.
    I thought they were a sticky in this section, but I don't see them.
    Anyway, I've been posting them for about 10 years, with occasional minor updates.
    Others have good advice too, but these will give you "one stop shopping."
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    I lke the Lee conical bullet that is made for the Remington. I pour these from pure lead.

    RC
  7. sewerman

    sewerman New Member

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    thanx will check it out...:)

    S.M.
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    Thanks for that tip! Hadn't heard that before.

    tyc
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