Muzzleloading Forum
 
HomeFAQSearchRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Big English 62 Cal

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Hilljack

avatar

Male Number of posts : 181
Age : 66
Location : Central Florida
Registration date : 2014-04-03

PostSubject: Big English 62 Cal   October 1st 2014, 4:19 pm

Here ya go Spitfire, this one will fit your side of the pond...The sister barrel to the one I built went to Africa and bagged an elephant and buffalo...The bullets are .610 900grain and use 120 grains of 2F and the velocity is about 1250 fps...The rifle weighs in at about 11 pounds...The recoil is brutal...Don't quote me but I believe around 105 pounds...

It shoots prb really well with 80 grns of 2F...My son has taken several deer...with this load...Thought it could be interesting...

YMHS
Hilljack









Back to top Go down
View user profile
hawgslayer
Site Moderator &
Site Moderator &
avatar

Number of posts : 3701
Age : 70
Location : Sleepy Hollow IL.
Registration date : 2009-10-01

PostSubject: Re: Big English 62 Cal   October 1st 2014, 6:22 pm

affraid
UNBELIEVABLE Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation Ouch, my shoulder Sad Crying or Very sad

Ray....... :rtup

_________________
Colt 1911 .45 cal
Remington 1911 R1 .45 CAL

KEEPEM IN THE " 10 " RING   

Semper Fi...... '66-'69
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Bear Claw

avatar

Male Number of posts : 9568
Age : 74
Location : Buena Vista, Colorado
Registration date : 2010-09-23

PostSubject: Re: Big English 62 Cal   October 1st 2014, 7:41 pm

After shooting that gun i'd be hoping the elephant runs me over to put me out of pain from a broken shoulder. 900 gr!!

_________________
Pete

"You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity."
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Marty
Site Moderator &
Site Moderator &
avatar

Male Number of posts : 3331
Age : 61
Location : Massachusetts
Registration date : 2009-02-03

PostSubject: Re: Big English 62 Cal   October 2nd 2014, 6:45 am

What is that brass tube next to the bullet...powder measure Question
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Hilljack

avatar

Male Number of posts : 181
Age : 66
Location : Central Florida
Registration date : 2014-04-03

PostSubject: Re: Big English 62 Cal   October 2nd 2014, 9:42 am

No it is a brass 12 ga shotgun shell which I placed there to give the size of the bullet some to gauge against...Also I fire the rifle 4 times in a row and ended up with a mild concussion...It was a hoot when a buddy of mine saw me shoot one of the bullets was conned into shooting it and I substituted a round ball and 80 grns of powder...and when he got all  wound up thinking about me...When the rifle went off he was grimacing and flinching to no end...Boy was that a hoot...

YMHS
Hilljack
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Bear Claw

avatar

Male Number of posts : 9568
Age : 74
Location : Buena Vista, Colorado
Registration date : 2010-09-23

PostSubject: Re: Big English 62 Cal   October 2nd 2014, 9:48 am

One thing to be aware of with hard recoiling guns. It can detach your retina. Not good.

_________________
Pete

"You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity."
Back to top Go down
View user profile
FrontierGander
Forum
Forum
avatar

Male Number of posts : 14636
Age : 33
Location : Boncarbo,Colorado
Registration date : 2008-05-19

PostSubject: Re: Big English 62 Cal   October 2nd 2014, 11:21 am

Suspect that would actually blow the snot right out of your nose when it went off.
Back to top Go down
View user profile https://www.frontiermuzzleloading.com
patocazador
Site
Site
avatar

Number of posts : 5374
Age : 74
Location : central Florida
Registration date : 2012-08-22

PostSubject: Re: Big English 62 Cal   October 2nd 2014, 2:45 pm

I'll stick with my .690 1 1/4 oz. round ball and 75 gr. of 2F out of my 12 ga. It isn't bad at all .. even from a rest.

_________________
Bob

"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." -Thomas Jefferson
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Hilljack

avatar

Male Number of posts : 181
Age : 66
Location : Central Florida
Registration date : 2014-04-03

PostSubject: Re: Big English 62 Cal   October 2nd 2014, 3:30 pm

The only way I could shoot it was from the standing position....And even then it wasn't fun...Always wanted to shoot a big Boar hog but I didn't see any big enough to take the WHOLLUP...The other rifle was built by the Gun Works in Springfield , Oregon...And Joe Williams has the pictures of the African hunt...

YMHS
Hilljack
Back to top Go down
View user profile
patocazador
Site
Site
avatar

Number of posts : 5374
Age : 74
Location : central Florida
Registration date : 2012-08-22

PostSubject: Re: Big English 62 Cal   October 2nd 2014, 5:22 pm

I knew a fellow, he's dead now, who had a .58?? built for him by Richard Smith of Long Hammock Barrels which is about 25 miles from me. He took it to Africa (Zimbabwe) 3-4 years in a row and killed a cape buffalo .. nothing else .. just the buff. He never had one mounted or kept any part of it. He just liked the thrill of having just one shot and making it count .. or else.

_________________
Bob

"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." -Thomas Jefferson
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Big English 62 Cal   

Back to top Go down
 
Big English 62 Cal
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Frontier Muzzleloading :: Muzzleloading Topic :: Traditional Muzzleloading-
Jump to: