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by dbm
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:33 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Research Press Journal
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 700

Re: Research Press Journal

Research Press Journal – Issue 4, Autumn 2018. (40 pages) Free pdf download. Contents: Report - Metford Trophy News - The Hepsworth Medal The Woe's of Corporal Peake Firearms History - Firearm Manufacture / Barrel-Making / The Proof Test / Machine-Made Interchangeable Rifles Old English and Modern ...
by dbm
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:35 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON BPCR Forum
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 720

Re: BPCR Forum

Good to see the site live agaIn!

David
by dbm
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:37 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Research Press Journal
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 700

Re: Research Press Journal

Research Press Journal – Issue 2, Spring 2018. (40 pages) Free pdf download. This edition includes reports, pictures and results for March 2018 USIMLT Nationals, 1000 yard World Championships and Oak Ridge LRML match. Contents: Report - USIMLT Nationals - 2018 Report - 1000 yard World Championship ...
by dbm
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:35 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Research Press Journal
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 700

Research Press Journal

Research Press Journal – Issue 1, Winter 2018. (32 pages) Free pdf download. Contents: The Enfield Rifle Long Range Shooting with the Military Muzzle Loading Rifle The Whitworth Rifle: A Brief Introduction Hints for Long Range Riflemen First Hints on Rifle Shooting: Wind Private McVittie Breech-Loa...
by dbm
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:17 am
ForumCOLON Classified Ads: Wanted, For Sale, and For Trade
TopicCOLON Research Press Journal (free!)
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 600

Research Press Journal (free!)

Research Press Journal – Issue 1, Winter 2018 (32 pages). This is a new free download pdf magazine I have launched via my web site and may interest readers here, covering black powder rifles and target shooting. Contents: - The Enfield Rifle - Long Range Shooting with the Military Muzzle Loading Ri...
by dbm
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:38 am
ForumCOLON Creedmoor and Long Range
TopicCOLON Shooting position in Creedmoore matches
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 9845

Re: Shooting position in Creedmoore matches

An overview of the back (or supine) position illustrated with 19th century images and photographs of modern riflemen, on my web site.

David
by dbm
Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:45 am
ForumCOLON Rifles and Shooting Accessories
TopicCOLON Regarding the Gibbs muzzleloader ...
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 1556

Re: Regarding the Gibbs muzzleloader ...

In 1865 the NRA(GB) instigated the first of two competitions held at the extreme range of 2000 yards. They were fired with muzzle loading rifles at Gravesend in 1865 and 1866 and were for rifles not exceeding 15lbs. in weight, with any description of sights. Rests, other than mechanical ones, were p...
by dbm
Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:34 am
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Ammunition: contemporary information
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 1325

Ammunition: contemporary information

A collection of articles with contemporary information relating to ammunition / loading for long range shooting with the muzzle loading and black powder cartridge rifle is available on my web site. Historical reference material rather than hands on reloading guidance.


David
by dbm
Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:38 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Report of Experiments, 1875
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 1217

Report of Experiments, 1875

In the Annual Report of the National Rifle Association for 1875, General Alexander Shaler (President 1875-1877) reported on experiments with powder charges for long range shooting. The experiments commenced during the summer 1875 and were concluded that December. The aim was to determine the proper ...
by dbm
Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:57 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON The Long Range Riflemen’s Reunion, 1901
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 1308

The Long Range Riflemen’s Reunion, 1901

Col. Leslie C. Bruce, a member of the USA Rifle Team that beat Great Britain in 1877, gathered many of the long range veterans together for a reunion in December 1901.

David
by dbm
Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:47 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Rigby, Quicksilver & Bullet Alloys
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 1693

Rigby, Quicksilver & Bullet Alloys

I have uploaded some observations on the use of quicksilver (mercury) to harden bullets, and the development of bullet alloys by John Rigby & Co. - Rigby, Quicksilver & Bullet Alloys.

At the foot of that article are links to other notes on bullet alloys that have been posted.

David
by dbm
Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:06 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON The Science of Long Range Shooting
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 1462

The Science of Long Range Shooting

It’s 1879, and since the 1874 International Match at Creedmoor there have been a lot of changes: Edwin Perry collated and published the latest developments in long range rifle shooting. Kenny Wasserburger discusses the contemporary information on ammunition for the long range rifleman. The Science o...
by dbm
Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:54 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON LONGEST LONG RIFLE SHOT EVER
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 1897

Re: LONGEST LONG RIFLE SHOT EVER

Competitions were held in Great Britain in 1865 & 1866 using muzzle loading rifles and fired at 2000 yards. The only successful rifle (i.e. able to hit the target) was a 15lb .50 cal. Gibbs-Metford fitted with a scope sight.

David
by dbm
Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:59 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Research Projects
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 575

Research Projects

From time to time I receive queries about small arms by those studying the subject. Some of these are on-going data gathering projects leading to published results. I have set up a page on my web site to promote such studies. Current projects are: Calisher & Terry Carbines Small Arms of the Military...
by dbm
Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:03 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Creedmoor Shooting
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 1168

Re: Creedmoor Shooting

More recent updates include a brief overview of long range shooting in the UK with the black powder rifle, information on a new Whitworth hexagonal wad punch and a long range match in Montana, USA, in August: http://creedmoorshooting.wordpress.com/

David