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General Discussion / Re: POA & POI
« Last post by Hawg on Today at 04:58:17 PM »
Original .44's were sighted in at 75 yards so yeah they shoot real high at 25. Modern guns used to use the same sight height and they too shot very high. Pietta and to some extent Uberti have starting using taller sights with Pietta's being ridiculously tall, at least from the standpoint of the originals and do hit closer to POA but they're still high. Navies weren't originally sighted in that far and modern guns for the most part still use the original height but they too shoot a little high but not overly so.
General Discussion / POA & POI
« Last post by Hewy on Today at 04:20:34 PM »
I think that most shooters comment about black powder, replicas at least, seem to
shoot high. A main fix is to install a taller front sight or use the old method of Kentucky windage,
and remember where each one your many guns actual hits.
What I'm thinking here is what causes  black powder guns to shoot high.
Pick just about any gun load the prescribed 30 grs of powder, ram home a.454 ball ,set a cap, aim ...... bang ...............yep high !
Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« Last post by Electric Miner on Today at 03:21:42 PM »
Some of it will certainly be used in the smoker. And we have two apple trees to prune this winter.
Projectiles / Re: modifies Lee bullets.
« Last post by mazo kid on Today at 11:56:27 AM »
Pretty much like I would do it!
Off-Topic Discussion / Re: New Toys
« Last post by mazo kid on Today at 11:51:05 AM »
Looks like you have some winners there. I need to make up a suitable backstop/pellet catcher for my use. But, I don't have even 50 feet in my basement. What distance I do have will probably tax my pistol shooting abilities though! L@J :-[
Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« Last post by mazo kid on Today at 11:44:06 AM »
I exaggerated a little when I said it would only last a couple of weeks here! I'm sure you have thought of this, but you could saw/split some of that mesquite into smaller chunks to use in your smoker(s). Up here, we have to buy that in a (expensive!) bag. I have cut some of my apple wood into small chunks for BBQing and such.
Police Models / Re: 62 police question
« Last post by G Dog on October 16, 2017, 09:25:29 PM »
For town, a .36 is obviously adequate but out in the baddies a .44 would be more to the point.
Army Models / Re: .454 or .457
« Last post by G Dog on October 16, 2017, 07:23:20 PM »
I almost always load on the gun so I consistently use .454 on Pietta Remington and 1860ís. Iíll occasionally use .457 on Colt with the pinion loading lever but on a Remington .457 is overly tight and a bent loading lever pin would not be any fun at all.

Extra bearing surface is always good but especially on the shorty Pietta Remington 5.5Ē the use of .457ís is not worth the effort.  Anyway, .457 is for Rugerís.
Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« Last post by Electric Miner on October 16, 2017, 01:11:14 PM »
Mesquite. And this is Arizona.

We do need to pick up another cord, or maybe two. The next batch will be cedar, if we get it from the same source.
Army Models / Re: .454 or .457
« Last post by ssb73q on October 16, 2017, 08:28:34 AM »
Hi Whip, while I use both the 0.454 and .457" balls in my .44s, as soon as I run out of 0.454" balls I will only cast and use 0.457" in my .44s. Something not mentioned is that it takes more force to load the larger ball and can be pretty tough if there is the slightest amount of lead hardening that is common is scrap lead. That's not really an issue for me since I almost always load cylinders off the gun with a stout loading too, either the Tower of Power or arbor press.

My Uberti 1860 cylinder chambers are very slightly tapered where the 0.457" ball is best used, that's not the case with the Pietta's.

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