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Shooting Distance
« on: January 20, 2016, 02:22:20 PM »
Fellas,

I got an Uberti 1849 Pocket Model (3.5 in" barrel) a few months back and am enjoying shooting it.  But I have a few questions for you guys that have experience with them.  I'm shooting 10 grains at 15 yards, with a felt wad, a small amount of COW for filler and a .321 round ball.

I'm just punching paper, and it seems to group pretty good but about a foot high and a little right.  Do you guys typically shoot them at that type of range, or farther, closer, etc?  I should probably try it next time at 12 grains and compare the results. 

I've also got felt wads (homemade) hitting the target also.  Is that normal or are mine too hard?  Would that affect accuracy in any way?

Thanks,

Glenn

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Re: Shooting Distance
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2016, 03:15:33 PM »
Howdy, Glenn.
At that range, the wads are gonna hit the target. My 44's general spit them about 12 yards or so. They should not affect accuracy as they separate from the ball once they leave the muzzle.
12 grains sounds about right.
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Re: Shooting Distance
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2016, 04:27:00 PM »
Thanks CaptainKirk,

I will try 12 in it next time and see how that goes.  I know many of the other Colt models tend to shoot high at shorter distances.  I would imagine the 1849 is similar in that regard?

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Re: Shooting Distance
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2016, 04:55:19 PM »
Thanks CaptainKirk,

I will try 12 in it next time and see how that goes.  I know many of the other Colt models tend to shoot high at shorter distances.  I would imagine the 1849 is similar in that regard?

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Most pocket models, dragoons and 1851 Navies shoot high & left.  Opening up the sight notch in the hammer usually corrects that.  IME, the 1861 Navies and 1860 Armies with the blade front sight shoot closer to POA if not right on.
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Re: Shooting Distance
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2016, 05:10:55 PM »
Thanks Fingers, that's helpful.  I have read that some folks will open up the sight notch a little.  Do you like to use a file to open the sight notch?  Seems safer than a dremel for a job like that and a rookie like me.

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Re: Shooting Distance
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2016, 05:17:32 PM »
Needle files work fine.        Mark
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Re: Shooting Distance
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2016, 05:27:28 PM »
Most pocket models, dragoons and 1851 Navies shoot high & left. 

My 51 tends to just shoot a little high.



My Dragoon is high and right.



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Re: Shooting Distance
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2016, 07:55:52 PM »
Glenn, Dremel tools can turn an easy task into a disaster with one slip. A needle file will get the job done, as Mark mentioned, with little or no collateral damage.
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Re: Shooting Distance
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2016, 08:32:25 PM »
Fun gun to shoot, even if it does eat caps.

Treso or SlixShot nipples and #10 Remington caps will solve that problem.
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Re: Shooting Distance
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2016, 05:14:16 AM »
Thanks Fingers, I have Treso nipples on it but was using #11 Rem caps, I will try 10's and see what kind of diff. that makes.