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Hi Gent`s,

as i mentioned in the introducing Chapter before i will post some pics about my Rifles.
Starting with my BPCR Rifle
Its a Remington Rolling Block Replica from Pedersoli
Cal.45-70 Gov.
The Rifle aged about 20 Years and i have reworked it like a nearly as possibile original for some times ago.
I use Black Powder only and a heavy 500 - 530 grains softlead bullet cast from a Lyman Mould
Changing barrelsight and Penny Frontsights from time to time with Tangsight and Aperture Fronts
Like to shoot on Shilhoutte Targest but unfortunately we lack of the possibility to shoot them for real so a equivalent from Paper must hold
but enjoy the pics ... Shooting Distance was 100 m with Barrel Sights
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regards Klaus


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Wow... what a canon of a rifle. Look at the size and look at the bullets, they are really huge.

I have never shot anything like that. Must be a great pleasure, how is the recoil? Would love to know more about it. Do you reload these rounds?

Thanks for sharing these wonderful pics :text-bravo:

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This is a monster. Look at the girth of the barrel. And did you say 550 grain bullet :o :shock:

What a pleasure it would be to shoot this rifle. Are you not allowed to hunt with this rifle in Germany? BTW, thanks a lot for the short review :)


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I have never seen this caliber before. Thanks for the review Rolling 45-70 :)

Is the ammo also commercially available in the market. Never seen anything like that


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I have never seen this caliber before. Thanks for the review Rolling 45-70 :)

Is the ammo also commercially available in the market. Never seen anything like that


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Excellent rifle. How long is the barrel? Is black powder corrosive to barrel?

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BTW what is the weight. should be very heavy


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He Gent`s ,
thx a lot for nice your comments

you are joking... because Black Powder was the Basic Propellant all around the World long before...
there is a saying... Black Powder and Pig Lead kills more 2 and 4 legged as any other Propellant...
anyway

my Rifle ist Sporting Configuration about 4,5 kg the Barrel Lenght is 82 cm
This Weight is in the lower part. Target and Real Buffalow Rifles are much as heavy as 7 , 8 or more Kilogramms
The 45-70 Gov. will be available with Nitropowder as normal in some Gunshops.
Blackpowder Cartridges are uncommon and we do load them by ourselfe
Huntig with this rounds is forgotten since Nitropowder was in use.
A lot of Hunters come back to this Cartrigde because the heavy Bullets have the advantage that Meat Destruction is very less and clean pass through shots are the advantage over the high speed rounds.
My Forum Buddys in the States are hunting with this old guns all american big game and some big game in Africa with very good success
if i have wake up your interrest in this you can easily visit http://www.shilorifle.com and enjoy the Shilo Sharps Rifles and the forumsthreads about longrange shooting and hunting with this famous Rifles. Outside the Forum you can visit the Shilorifle homepage and enjoy the the offered Rifles and Equipment
have some fun

Klaus

P.S. it is the biggest fun i have to shoot this kind of rifles with BP no compare with modern guns.will say that modern Guns are boring


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Thanks for the information 45-70. In Pakistan, black powder rifles can be seen more on the walls as decoration pieces but not many in use. Those in use are mostly the old locally manufactured ones and not these new Remington.. But it's really fascinating to shoot a 550 grain bullet. How is the recoil?

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KBW wrote:
Thanks for the information 45-70. In Pakistan, black powder rifles can be seen more on the walls as decoration pieces but not many in use. Those in use are mostly the old locally manufactured ones and not these new Remington.. But it's really fascinating to shoot a 550 grain bullet. How is the recoil?



the recoil is similar to a .303 or 3006 or 8x57 with 180 to 200 grs bullets
the different in recoil is that BP pushed more than it punch back.

But you feel for real that you fire a heavy bullet especially you fire one of the larger rounds like 45 - 90 , 45 - 100 .

visit the link i posted and you will dive into the BPCR World

Hunting and Creedmore Rifle Matches up to 1000 yards or the Wasserburgermile with this Guns are present to see
a little bit searching is needed but you find a huge stuff of information

if you will be able one day to shoot one of this guns and you feel the BP explode in the Cartigde and the heavy Bullet travel downrange , you smell the Blackpowder smoke it can be happen that you will be affected from the Black Powder Virus..... :dance:


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Thanks for sharing. The bullets in 5th pic look like hollow point. Is this a design feature? Or you cat them like this? I am sure it must be fun shooting this killer. :)

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six_shooter wrote:
Thanks for sharing. The bullets in 5th pic look like hollow point. Is this a design feature? Or you cat them like this? I am sure it must be fun shooting this killer. :)
That is probably a cast lead semi wadcutter bullet

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very interesting


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Nice piece! Do you have a special recipe for paper patching?


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