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Old 03-12-2016, 05:46 PM   #1
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hated the way BP fouled my .44.

I didn't know to grease the cylinder pin and the front of each chamber, so 12 shots would make the damned thing almost impossible to cock. I had real trouble as a kid buying powder in 1969, so I hated using 40 grs at a time. I worked up a mix of 3 grs of FFG and 3 grs of Bullseye. I carried the loads in a Remington .38 ammo box, put up in gelatin capsules. :-) I also hated the way the caps came off and fell into the action. didn't know about the "toss it over your shoulder" move. Had to replace those silly assed "sights' before it was possible to hit a quart can reliably at more than 5 yds. Used to ccw that 7.5" think IWB under a hung out shirt, riding my 106cc Sears. :-) Think I managed to hit one rabbit with it. tore it up pretty good. Elmer had a point about the round lead ball ( I think, only one case). I wore it Cavalry style, cross draw behind the hip. Only way I could hide it adequately, and be reasonably comfortable. Those things were very little more than a bad joke. No wonder guys wore 2 and a bowie knife. :-)

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Old 03-13-2016, 08:50 AM   #2
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Having talked to a number of guys that shoot BP in Cowboy Action matches, most have told me that they get around 30-35 rds through the gun before they start to experience problems that only a complete cleaning can solve. The thought of spending 1 1/2-2 hours cleaning your guns every night during an extended match that could last 2-9 days doesn't ring my chimes!
 
Old 03-13-2016, 10:09 AM   #3
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they aint using cap and ball.
 
 
Old 03-13-2016, 11:53 AM   #4
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Nope, they we BP cartridge shooters
 
Old 03-13-2016, 03:02 PM   #5
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Black Powder is fun, but a real PIA, too. I have a.50 Hawken replica and a Pietta Colt copy in .44. They are rarely shot for just that reason.
 
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