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by Gomez
Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:22 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON New Forum with Email Listserve
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 900

New Forum with Email Listserve

This is to let you know that a new, full service Bulletin Board and Email List Server is available now at http://OldGringo.us. The site and the forums deal with all Big Bore rifles including early large caliber British and European rifles as well as BPCR and vintage American cartridges. Emphasis is ...
by Gomez
Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:21 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON 40-65 smokless loads
RepliesCOLON 91
ViewsCOLON 21948

Ray, Again you are right, not all were profane. I appreciate all those that were intended in a positive way, as was mine. I just find it remarkable that, given my explanations and open apologies, so many seem to bear the grudge. It's remarkable, and sad. Kelly O. Roos, You prove that kicking the dir...
by Gomez
Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:10 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON 40-65 smokless loads
RepliesCOLON 91
ViewsCOLON 21948

Ray, Yes, again you are exactly right. I was way out of line with that post but here's how it happened. As I've said, I've been shoot BP for 45 years but not in competition. I'm just not a very competitive person but now find BPCR Silhouette a ball of fun and the Friendship and Ashland bunch as grea...
by Gomez
Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:25 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON 40-65 smokless loads
RepliesCOLON 91
ViewsCOLON 21948

Ray, First let me say that I agree with your post whole heartedly. Maybe we should start a petition drive to the powder manufacturers for such a product. But, my dear fellow, I'm very concerned for your safety saying such things in public. I once foolishly offered on the Shiloh forum that Goex's Pin...
by Gomez
Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:05 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON 40-65 smokless loads
RepliesCOLON 91
ViewsCOLON 21948

Oh, I so do hate to get into this thread...makes me feel kinda dirty if you know what I mean. But, amongst other things properly black, I load for my 470NE double. Like many contemporary doubles, it was regulated with Federal ammo. Now, I bought a box of that stuff when I was new to the gun to prove...
by Gomez
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:58 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON rimfire
RepliesCOLON 34
ViewsCOLON 9051

Hi Greg,

Actually I'm a member over there but did not get over to shoot this season. I joined with the usual good intentions but...

Hope to see you in the spring,
Rob Dorsey

Visit at: http://OldGringo.us
by Gomez
Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:32 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON 40-65 smokless loads
RepliesCOLON 91
ViewsCOLON 21948

Actually, it appears that there were 3 distinctly different 40-65s, the 40-65 Winchester/Marlin, the 40-65 Ballard "Everlasting" and the 40-65 ne. 40-70 Sharps Straight. The confusion on the Sharps seems to issue from which bullet is used, i.e. a longer bullet restricts the powder charge to 65 gr. "...
by Gomez
Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:36 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON rimfire
RepliesCOLON 34
ViewsCOLON 9051

And here in KY as well. My guess is that the little 22 bullet is sore affected by wind. It's just fast enough to get into the trans-sonic range where wind has it's greatest affect. Does anyone shoot the CB Sub Sonics??? They go out at 1,000 fpm or so. Best and Damn All Chickens, RD http://OldGringo.us
by Gomez
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:43 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON rimfire
RepliesCOLON 34
ViewsCOLON 9051

Bye the Bye, the silhouettes being so small and so "close" , how do I figger sight settings?? Do we now deal with 1/2 MOA? Or 1/4? EEEK.

My old eyes will need my 3X fly tieing glasses.

Best, and Damn All Chickens,

RD
hppt://OldGringo.us
by Gomez
Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:45 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON 40-65 smokless loads
RepliesCOLON 91
ViewsCOLON 21948

Red, Most of us have been through this at one time or another. It's very tempting to try to introduce smokeless into these early BP cartridges for obvious reasons; there's lots of good cheap bullets available, the perceived pressure of much more difficult cleanup, paradigm of loading smokeless and t...
by Gomez
Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:06 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON rimfire
RepliesCOLON 34
ViewsCOLON 9051

Gotta do it! The idea of being able to shoot, both in practice and match, without the hours at the loading bench - now don't nobody get riled, I love to load - will be fun. It also has the potential of gentle, low recoil fun. Robin will love it. But I would miss the smoke and the church bell "clang"...
by Gomez
Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:36 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON rimfire
RepliesCOLON 34
ViewsCOLON 9051

My wife is my spotter in BPCR Silhouette and has really taken to this stuff. She's a good shotgun shot - whoops my butt in clays sometimes and she's not a bad shot in the field - but she's new to rifles. We've got an original Winder low wall musket in like new condition (a non-govt made in 1918) to ...
by Gomez
Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:52 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON 45-90 barrel length?
RepliesCOLON 26
ViewsCOLON 5450

If Pedersoli does a highwall it will probably be nice. I don't like their sights but their barrels seem to shoot well. Interestingly, the Uberti and Pedersoli barrels "slug" very similarly as to land/groove width and groove depth. My Uberti 45/70 highwall has a #3, 32" barrel and it shoots great. BU...
by Gomez
Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:29 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON 45-90 barrel length?
RepliesCOLON 26
ViewsCOLON 5450

Ranch, This season I shot my "Win." Highwall BPCR with 34" heavy Badger barrel (#5 at least) in 45/90. Here's some impressions: If I thought I could crown the barrel well myself, I'd whack off the last 2". The gun is extremely barrel heavy and chickens are a real trial. I've got about 3 seconds from...
by Gomez
Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:04 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Barrel Slug Fest
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 2457

GTC, What you say makes great sense. If I were making a barrel those would be the dimensions. As for your generous offer to help with wire, I've been on the Corbin site and it looks like the biggest they have is .430. Have I missed something? I would take a foot of .500 if I could get it. Best, Rob ...