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I think that I may have found a new hobby

Postby Hack » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:52 am

Black Powder Silhouette Shooting

Now this looks like fun, if I could only see the targets at those ranges.

http://www.grandviewoutdoors.com/big-ga ... o-hunters/
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Re: I think that I may have found a new hobby

Postby squatch » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:25 pm

Now there is a good excuse to buy a Sharps 45/70!
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Re: I think that I may have found a new hobby

Postby Hack » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:40 pm

I don't think that I could hit anything at 500+ yrds without a scope. At that distance, a 13" target has got to look smaller than a postage stamp. And these guys are hitting them with black powder rifles, which don't exactly have flat trajectories.
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Re: I think that I may have found a new hobby

Postby squatch » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:34 pm

That is why they make those Lyman Creedmore sights! I had no idea just how good they were till yesterday.

But I know what you mean. At 500 yds I have a hard time seeing houses.


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Re: I think that I may have found a new hobby

Postby Farva » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:28 pm

you should check out a mosin nagant its not a black powder gun but they are cheap ammo is really cheap and it packs a nice kick!
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Re: I think that I may have found a new hobby

Postby Hack » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:06 pm

Farva wrote:you should check out a mosin nagant its not a black powder gun but they are cheap ammo is really cheap and it packs a nice kick!

I shot one and honestly I do not like the action. You really have to muscle the bolt. I much prefer my Henry lever action.
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RIP: 1988 Troop 2.6L 5spd. Burnt valve(s). Damaged frame. Parted out. Sent to crusher.
RIP: 1998 4WD Rodeo, Auto, 3.2L -- Ruined by Daughter #1 with Russian assistance. Parted out. Sent to crusher.
RIP: 1989 Troop 2.6L 5spd --- Stripped of all good parts. Body and rotted frame sent to the crusher.
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Re: I think that I may have found a new hobby

Postby Farva » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:19 pm

Hack wrote:
Farva wrote:you should check out a mosin nagant its not a black powder gun but they are cheap ammo is really cheap and it packs a nice kick!

I shot one and honestly I do not like the action. You really have to muscle the bolt. I much prefer my Henry lever action.


If you sand the action down and clean it up they work really well i did some work to mine and honestly its smoother then most bolt actions i've fired, but hey to each their own, i loved my ak47 and was extremely reluctant to buy an Ar15 but, one day i got a deal on one and im pretty happy to be honest..
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Postby N law » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:30 pm

I have HAD a Mosin (lost it in a canoe accident in which all of my guns sank :D ) that is WAS pretty notchy with the action. It wasn't too bad considering the age, but it was still quite a chore and the kick is enough to limit the number of rounds you want to send. Its hard to imagine fighting for your life with one of those, let alone the black powder gun.

The long distance black powder shooting sounds like blast. In a world where everything seems to be getting quicker and faster with better technology all of the time, it sounds like it would be a great way to slow down and relax. I've seen the record distance shots with high power scopes and everything, but these seem like more trial and error. I wouldn't be opposed to trying it sometime.
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Re: I think that I may have found a new hobby

Postby squatch » Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:25 pm

N law wrote:I have HAD a Mosin (lost it in a canoe accident in which all of my guns sank :D ) that is WAS pretty notchy with the action. It wasn't too bad considering the age, but it was still quite a chore and the kick is enough to limit the number of rounds you want to send. Its hard to imagine fighting for your life with one of those, let alone the black powder gun.

The long distance black powder shooting sounds like blast. In a world where everything seems to be getting quicker and faster with better technology all of the time, it sounds like it would be a great way to slow down and relax. I've seen the record distance shots with high power scopes and everything, but these seem like more trial and error. I wouldn't be opposed to trying it sometime.


Ive been blessed with the opportunity lately to shoot several single shot rifles. I've always been single action revolver fan. It just reinforces how much fun it is to shoot slow and make every shot count. Yeah I like to unload a few mags from time to time rapid fire. But tight groups one shot at a time is quite addictive! it also keeps you honest. It's much harder to do when you really have to set up each and every shot..

Last week I shot Hack's Pietta Old Army black power revolver. What a hoot. I'm not sure what I liked most. Watching the fire ball that comes out of the gun, Or PO'ing everyone on the range with the smoke cloud! The accuracy was way beyond surprising! :D Lot's of drama and almost no recoil. Great fun.
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Re: I think that I may have found a new hobby

Postby Farva » Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:46 pm

Unfortunate for me the ranges here in south florida restrict black powder guns =[
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