Thread: Competitive Shooting
3/18/2009 12:28am, #21I'm not giving you my opinion, I'm telling you how it is.
3/18/2009 12:31am, #22
- Join Date
- Jun 2004
- south florida
Seriously, watch out for fake M1D's, a lot of people have been taken by that con. Also, be sure to test any black tip 30-06 with a magnet, no steel, not AP.
3/19/2009 9:37pm, #23
Just bought my first blackpowder cartridge gun, a remington highwall in 45/70 govt. I guy I work with got me in to blackpowder cartridge silouette shooting and I am falling in love with it.
If you aren't familar with BPCS, it's using single shot black powder cartridge ammo out of period buffalo hunting guns (1860 - 1910-ish). The targets are life-size steel cut-outs of a chicken, javalina pig, turkey, and ram and the distances at which the targets are fired are 200 m, 300 m, 385 m, and 500 m respectively. In order count for score, the target must be knocked off their feet. The 200-meter chickens are fired from the standing offhand position thus making them the most difficult to hit. Targets at the other three distances are fired with the rifle barrel resting on crossed sticks from either a sitting or prone position. Most shooters fire from a prone position which is steadier than sitting. It's a ton of shooting to test different loads to be able to get any kind of consistant accuracy out of this gun, so if you aren't in to reloading... it's not for you.
YouTube - Kentucky Black Powder Cartridge Rifle
3/24/2009 6:25pm, #24
If you want more details, send me a PM. I'd be glad to introduce to some of the boys.
P.S. You may want to hold off on sending your rifles out for any custom work. Paul Laberge of ARC does excently work for a token payment. I gave him a prime cut of beef to rebarrel and bed my M1A.