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PostSubject: BP REVOLVERS   March 14th 2009, 12:58 am

ANYONE ON THIS FORUM USE BP REVOLVERS? I HAVE SIX 3 44 CAL REMINGTONS ONE RUGER 45 OLD ARMY AND 2 36 CAL. ALSO HAVE 4 PISTOLS 45 -58 CAL. THE 58 CAL IS A 1/3
BIGGER THEN A NORMAL SIZE PISTOL. IT HAS A DETACHABLE STOCK. AT OUR CLUB WE CAN USE PISTOL OR REVOLVER. I USE BOTH, BUT I'M BETTER WITH THE 45 RUGER.

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PostSubject: Re: BP REVOLVERS   March 17th 2009, 7:07 pm

I have 3 - 44 cals in Army and Navy styles. I enjoy them when I set aside the time to shoot them.

I use a simple load...I just use the pyrodex 30 gr 44 pellet, wad and ball setup. I tend not to shoot them all to often due to the cleanup effort, but when I do shoot them, I adore them.

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Traditions 32 Caliber Crockett Squirrel Rifle - 70 gr Buffalo Ballette, 40 gr FFFG 777
CVA Stag Horn 45 Caliber - Bushnell 1.75x - 4.5x Scope, 225 gr Powerbelt, 2 - 50 gr 777
CVA Optima 45 Caliber - Bushnell 1.75x - 4.5x Scope, 275 gr Powerbelt, 3 - 50 gr 777
CVA Accura 45 Caliber - Bushnell 1.75x - 4.5x Scope, 275 gr Powerbelt, 3 - 50 gr 777
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PostSubject: Re: BP REVOLVERS   December 23rd 2009, 9:41 pm

MS,

I have a Navy Arms 1851 brass framed .44 revolver.

Bought it used and have not fired it yet.

Looks virtually unfired but it's prolly been fired a few cylinders full.

Not sure where to start with it, I have a .50 CVA Bobcat and a .54 Thompson Center Hawken. Years ago I had a CVA .45 single caplock so I am no dummy, just not up to date and not at all familiar with the revolver.

I look forward to more conversation if'n ya'll are williing. I cast multitudes of round balls, REAL, Maxi-Balls, conicals, hollow based (Mimi-Balls) and smokeless projectiles (.30 cal through .45 cal).

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PostSubject: Ruger Old Army Cap & Ball Revolver   January 6th 2010, 7:01 am

I love my Ruger Old Army .45! I had wanted one for years to carry while muzzle loading hunting and when I recently learned they were no longer being produced, I searched and found a new one for sale online. It is amazingly accurate (.457 ball over 30 gr. Vol. 777 fffg topped off with a pre-lubed wonder wad) and simply a kick-in-the-pants to shoot! I always draw attention at the range with all the smoke wafting down the line from the Old Army. Being constructed of stainless steel clean up is not that bad either, in fact, to expedite the process I wipe off the heavy fouling on the cylinder, remove the nipples, and then place the cylinder in the dish washer, comes out pristine! Here are a couple of pictures including a group shot at 25 yards:



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PostSubject: Re: BP REVOLVERS   January 6th 2010, 11:47 am

That's a beautiful looking .45(love to have one like that)!!! They are fun to shoot and yes...they draw attention at the range Smile

p.s. Nice shootin' too!
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PostSubject: Re: BP REVOLVERS   February 3rd 2010, 8:15 pm

The Rugers are wonderful...however...I am a bit partial to the old army grip open tops. For the heck of it, try hunting small game with one!

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Traditions 32 Caliber Crockett Squirrel Rifle - 70 gr Buffalo Ballette, 40 gr FFFG 777
CVA Stag Horn 45 Caliber - Bushnell 1.75x - 4.5x Scope, 225 gr Powerbelt, 2 - 50 gr 777
CVA Optima 45 Caliber - Bushnell 1.75x - 4.5x Scope, 275 gr Powerbelt, 3 - 50 gr 777
CVA Accura 45 Caliber - Bushnell 1.75x - 4.5x Scope, 275 gr Powerbelt, 3 - 50 gr 777
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PostSubject: Re: BP REVOLVERS   February 4th 2010, 7:04 am

I have a 1860 Colt Army .44

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PostSubject: Re: BP REVOLVERS   February 13th 2010, 3:27 pm

Ni-i-i-i-i-ce Colt Rick. Love to see a 25 yard range report on that bad boy.
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PostSubject: Re: BP REVOLVERS   February 14th 2010, 8:25 am

@Marty wrote:
Ni-i-i-i-i-ce Colt Rick. Love to see a 25 yard range report on that bad boy.

I will put that in the works for you. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: BP REVOLVERS   February 14th 2010, 2:55 pm

My buddy and I are gonna do some shooting tomarrow so I am taking my Colt out for a breath of fresh air.
I will let you know how she does. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: BP REVOLVERS   February 17th 2010, 11:42 am

Well I went out Monday and did some shooting. I will say it was pretty cold so I wasn't out as long as I wanted to be but none the less I went out.

For what it is (a replica ) it can be just as deadly as the originals. I started off not shooting that great but changed my stance a bit and calmed not a tad and started to shoot better.





I was shooting a load of 25 grains per shot with a .44 caliber lead ball. (25 grains manufacturers recommendation) and I was shooting at 20 yards.



Here are two of the balls I recovered from behind the target, as you can see they were not all that damaged but if that had been something real I am quite certain it would be hurtin right about now.



To read more click here:http://whitetailwoods.blogspot.com/2010/02/shooting-replica-colt-army-44-you-can.html
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PostSubject: Re: BP REVOLVERS   February 17th 2010, 2:47 pm

Rick,

Smoke out of a pistol is sure an attention getter!

From what I can recall, your deer regulations are kinda confusing and complicated down there in CT, so I wouldn't even guess about other game hunting regs in CT. I'm sure it's not legal to hunt deer with that .44, but are there any critters you can hunt with it in CT?
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PostSubject: Re: BP REVOLVERS   February 17th 2010, 5:39 pm

Marty, deer regulations in any state can be confusing but you are correct. You can not hunt deer in CT with this revolver.

Strictly a back-up/protection weapon. Wink
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