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 Shooting My '51 Navy Replica

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PostSubject: Shooting My '51 Navy Replica   Shooting My '51 Navy Replica EmptyJuly 14th 2013, 1:28 pm

About 40 years ago I bought an Italian made replica of a Colt 1851 Navy revolver. I never shot it much and always used cast conical bullets when I did. The shots were usually all over the place and I thought the EuroArms revolver was a POS.
I loaded it with some cast round balls and 20 gr. of 3FG about 3 weeks ago and never got around to shooting it until today. It has been raining quite a bit with high humidity so I figured I'd better empty it. I put a target up and shot all 6 bullets offhand at 35 feet. I couldn't believe the group. It put all 6 in a 4" mainly horizontal group. scratch  I wasn't even trying to pick a spot, just shooting at a black circle.

Without trying I stumbled on to a very accurate load for that old $47.00 pistol.
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PostSubject: Re: Shooting My '51 Navy Replica   Shooting My '51 Navy Replica EmptyJuly 14th 2013, 1:31 pm

Laughing  dont you just love it when something GOOD happens right out of the blue?!
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PostSubject: Re: Shooting My '51 Navy Replica   Shooting My '51 Navy Replica EmptyJuly 14th 2013, 2:36 pm

The amazing part is that I hit the target at all. The rear sight on those Colt pistols is just a notch cut in the top of the hammer. the front sight is an elongated 'button' that looks like an upside-down golf tee.

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PostSubject: Re: Shooting My '51 Navy Replica   Shooting My '51 Navy Replica EmptyJuly 14th 2013, 6:41 pm

Glad you found a good load for your gun.

That reminds me, i have an unfired Walker replica from Christmas 2010.
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PostSubject: Re: Shooting My '51 Navy Replica   Shooting My '51 Navy Replica EmptyJuly 15th 2013, 9:30 am

Pato it's not so much the 'load' you found but the fodder you send off through the tube .

I have 4 c&b revolvers and all of them prefer balls.
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