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Offline MountainDevil54

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First target with my new pistol
« on: February 16, 2021, 11:04:34 AM »
Sat down with the Lyman Plains pistol .54cal today and first start with 40gr 2fg Gearhart-Owen black powder, .020" spit patch, .530 round ball. They loaded nicely without having to hammer them down the bore. Looks like I will need to tap the sight over to the right a bit to center it. 40gr 2fg grouped ok, but then I lowered it to 30gr 2fg and it REALLY came together and shot very well. Next, I'll try 3fg and see how it does.

 I also lapped the bore last night to smooth out any burrs that the lyman barrels are famously known to have.

Target was shot from 25 yards.






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Re: First target with my new pistol
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2021, 12:02:42 PM »
That's pretty darn cool! :tup:
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Re: First target with my new pistol
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2021, 12:28:24 PM »
Wow! Nice shooting.  I really want one of those Ruger Old Army BP pistols.

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Re: First target with my new pistol
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2021, 04:04:50 PM »
Nice! I am pretty sure that is the same one I have but mine is in 45.
I made up a wood 'holder' set up to load it as they are a bit squirrelly (I thought) to hang on to while loading. Fun to shoot!

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Re: First target with my new pistol
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2021, 11:29:19 PM »
i hate the loading stands, they cause way to many pistol stocks to break due to the unnatural pressure point while loading them. I just put the stock against the fleshy part of my upper thigh while loading.

 


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