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Offline scooby

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Some Plinking Conicals
« on: November 05, 2016, 11:11:08 AM »
Will be in the mood soon to shoot some Pickets from the Walker and some heel base round noses from a Navy. Ran off a small dose this morning.




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Re: Some Plinking Conicals
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2016, 02:44:19 PM »
That Picket mold looks really nice.  Where did you find that one Scooby?

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Re: Some Plinking Conicals
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2016, 05:53:32 PM »
Hi Mike! Say, it is a Pedersoli and I got it from the Possibles Shop. For an Italian example, it is very well made and lines up square. Finish is very clean. Worth what i gave for it. Maybe i just got lucky though??? Sure did not get lucky with the Paterson mould I recently received. Worst example to date. By the way, I sure do enjoy chatting with proprietor of the "Shop" on the phone.
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Re: Some Plinking Conicals
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2016, 06:37:29 PM »
I would not have guessed it was made by Pedersoli.  I've only seen a couple of the molds they sell up close and none of them looked as good as the Picket mold you have.

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Re: Some Plinking Conicals
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2016, 09:03:10 PM »
Be interesting to see how the Pickets load and shoot.
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Re: Some Plinking Conicals
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2016, 09:40:08 PM »
I have shot them from a Walker on two previous occasions Hawg. I had no trouble loading them and they shot pretty good. I used to have some pics posted that were taken during my first outing with them. The pics are now gone. I might see if I can find them and reload them to fit this forum so you can have an idea of what took place.

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Re: Some Plinking Conicals
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2016, 10:14:23 PM »
Cool beans. I was wondering how they did since there's not much bearing surface for the rifling.
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Re: Some Plinking Conicals
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2016, 12:47:53 AM »
I was wondering the same thing, Hawg
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Re: Some Plinking Conicals
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2016, 03:30:57 AM »
Hi scooby, those pickets look nice. Remember to not load them backwards.  L@J L@J

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Re: Some Plinking Conicals
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2016, 03:34:19 PM »
Hi scooby, those pickets look nice. Remember to not load them backwards.  L@J L@J

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I would load one backwards in a heartbeat.
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Re: Some Plinking Conicals
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2016, 04:57:14 PM »
Me too. In fact, I will do so on purpose when I take the time to shoot these.

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Re: Some Plinking Conicals
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2016, 04:24:32 AM »
Cool beans. I was wondering how they did since there's not much bearing surface for the rifling.

There is a bit more bearing than on a round ball.  I would guess that if loaded straight, the bearing surface is sufficient to allow reasonably accurate shooting.  The nose shape is what troubles me.  Talk about something that will make a small wound.

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Re: Some Plinking Conicals
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2016, 05:27:47 AM »
There is a bit more bearing than on a round ball.
Kevin

Not sure how you reached that conclusion. It's a straight taper from point to base. I guess it would depend on how much is sheared off on loading.
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