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Any BPCR Shooters in Here?


#1

after my eye heals and they do the laser surgery I'm going to be looking into Black Powder Cartridge Rifle target shooting. hopefully out to the 500 yd range.
I know it isn't cheap and it's different from regular shooting.

I've loaded my own ammo but I see I've got to relearn quite a bit. I've also never cast my own bullets.
don't think I'll ever be good enough to compete but would love to shoot at the Quigley.
http://www.quigleymatch.com/

a 45-70 is more realistic but I'm wanting a 45-110(damn that Quigley)


#2

Kind of. I have a fake (er, "reproduction") 1874 Sharps No.3 Long Range Rifle by Navy Arms that I use to hunt with during muzzleloader season. I don't use real black powder because it's dirty and corrosive and useless if it gets wet.

It's fun and a lot more similar to bow hunting.

Depending on the rifle there is a distinct 1/2 second pause after the trigger before it shoots.

It's also exciting when you are fucking around when tamping down the powder in a hot rifle and you get a spark and the tamp (or whatever the rod is called) shoots up in the air. Brings to home the "always point in a safe direction" instruction.