Pietta Conversion

Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by SilasW, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. old fogey

    old fogey New Member

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    Go with Hawg's or Sharp's 4590 recommendations and don't look back! It's the steel in the frame (not so much the powder in the shell -) that's the determining factor! (If you want it to be "fool-proof", load 35 grains of either Pyrodex or Triple 777 - that'd make a fairly stout load a bp frame could handle!).
     
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  2. nmckenzie

    nmckenzie Well-Known Member

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    That's about what I get with .45 Auto Rim using 2.7gr Trailboss and 250gr hard cast round nose for the Smith 1917 and Webley Mk.VI. It's a very mild load and well under the Webley's proofed max.
     
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  3. dcriner

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    I have a Uberti New Army with a conversion cylinder. I shoot Magtech cowboy action loads in .45 Colt. The muzzle velocity is 761. That ammo is available from the various Internet ammo sites. Much fun.
     
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  4. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

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    Are you telling me ammo can actually be bought already put together and ready to shoot? My goodness...what will they think of next!!!!........:D
     
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    Tailor made cigarettes for those that can't be bothered with rolling their own, I hear they even have filters on the end of 'em so you don't get chunks of tobakky in your teeth. ;)
     
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    Really? I still chew mine. Goodness...the things modern technology can do. Next thing you know they'll be tryin' to replace the horse...
     
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    soundguy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Or sell already brewed tea!
     
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  8. Hawg

    Hawg Well-Known Member

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    Mark my words, the SGHTF when they try to sell already brewed coffee. :D
     
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    The world is a changing place. Mama just told me I could get a spy-glass for my rifle.
    She's such a good woman that come her birthday , I'm gona get her one of them new fancy wringer washers. That and the creek dryed up. That there spy-glass will sure come in handy cause I got me three daughters and been told one of them Hatfield boys been hanging around out back of the barn.
     
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  10. jim brady

    jim brady Well-Known Member

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    Sharps - wasn't that a famous basketball player back in the 70s? (Kareem De Wheat);)
     
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    Jim, what I could tell you about basketball could be put in a thimble with plenty room left.
     
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