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Offline scooby

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Colt Burgess II
« on: February 23, 2019, 05:54:32 PM »
Had the hankering to burn some black powder on this fine winter day, so I grabbed up the sweet sweet little Burgess rifle once again.

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Re: Colt Burgess II
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2019, 07:47:59 PM »
Dang Scoob. I think I officially hate you now!!! Nah just kidding but I am green with envy
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Re: Colt Burgess II
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2019, 08:56:21 PM »
Great pictures Scooby! I like the Colt Burgess more than a Winchester. I'm not sure why either. Maybe it's just because I'm a Colt man.
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Re: Colt Burgess II
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 06:52:29 AM »
Awfully sweet Scdooby.....except for the bear in the 1st pic.....he's kinds scary.
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Re: Colt Burgess II
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2019, 11:33:53 AM »
Coolest rifle in the whole wide world. 
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Re: Colt Burgess II
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2019, 07:32:21 PM »
Really cool. I was almost gonna buy one a few months ago but then Dixie put the Pedersoli Lightning on sale for $995 and I got it instead of the Burgess. Now Dixie has the Burgess .44-40 rifle one sale for $1050.

Scooby, when you shoot the Burgess with black powder how often do you fully take it down for cleaning? Is it much harder to dis/reassemble than a Winchester '73?

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Re: Colt Burgess II
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2019, 01:21:07 AM »
I have often thought of getting a Lightning. It is a unique rifle.
I got to play with an original a few years back and that prompted me to get the version put out by Pedersoli. Then other rifles got in the way.

So far, I have not tore it down after shooting it. I can get the action pretty clean without doing so. But I suspect that I will tear it down after a few more outings.

When I first got it, I tore it down as soon as I took it out of the box. It is a bit more complex than a Winchester 73, but fully doable. However, I have since forgotten most of the finer details I ran into when dealing with the action, but they were easy enough to figure out.

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Re: Colt Burgess II
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2019, 09:20:45 AM »
I've had a couple issues with my Pedersoli Lightning. Some light primer strikes and a few failures to feed, mostly with smokeless factory ammo. I don't think I have had any light primer strikes with my black powder handloads, Starline brass, CCI small pistol primers and Big Lube bullets. Only a very few failures to feed with my handloads. I have read about fixes for these issues but so far have not had the courage to attempt them. It's irritating but not really a problem for plinking.

I have only put it on paper at 25 yards but it seems very accurate at that distance. It can hit the steel plate at 110 yards pretty easy too.

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Re: Colt Burgess II
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2019, 01:38:19 PM »
Wow Scooby,
nice rifle, nice pics, nice grouping and a fine winter's day. And the guy handling the Burgess looks just as if he belongs out there.