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Bavarian 
32 Cal.
Posts: 22
02-11-07 09:50 AM - Post#371439    


I am wanting a squirrel rifle. Where can I get a good one that shoots PRB's? What rate of twist is good for PRB's? How are Pedersoli rifles?

 
captaincaveman 
40 Cal.
Posts: 336
captaincaveman
02-11-07 10:03 AM - Post#371440    

    In response to Bavarian

check these folks out. http://www.avsia.com/tvm/
I have a southern kit in .36 coming in a couple more weeks. Matt and Toni are great to deal with

Josh

 
cowpoke1955 
58 Cal.
Posts: 2090
cowpoke1955
02-11-07 12:03 PM - Post#371489    

    In response to captaincaveman

Josh,
Your wife is spoiling you rotten, you lucky dog! I can't say much. My wife is a keep also. Let us know how your TVM turns out.

 
Rooster 
32 Cal.
Posts: 15
Rooster
02-11-07 01:15 PM - Post#371512    

    In response to cowpoke1955

Thanks Guys
Im too wanting to put a squirrel gun
together, need help with the most easy'st
to do. I realize there some more difficult
But im in a Wheelchair so its gonn be a little harder. Can any one recomend a kit that will
be the easy'st fer me. Thanks in advanced

Rooster

 
Birddog6 
Cannon
Posts: 6234
02-11-07 02:13 PM - Post#371529    

    In response to Rooster

All depends on how much money ya want to spend. Tip Curtis has some real nice rifles built "In the White" that would make ya a nice smallbore. They are all built, just need the finishing touches & very reasonable for a hand built rifle. I saw several .40 cals. there when I stopped by yesterday. He is on his way to Arizona today I think to a rondy or show, but here is his tele# and email for when he gets back.

Tip Curtis Frontier Shop #615-654-4445

email is: tipcurtis@bellsouth.net



 
cowpoke1955 
58 Cal.
Posts: 2090
cowpoke1955
02-11-07 02:14 PM - Post#371531    

    In response to Rooster

Hi Rooster,
I don't know of any reasonable priced, easy .36 cal. kits. One thing I was thinking, you might pick up a Traditions Crockett rifle. You could take it apart. Rework the stock to suit your needs. Refinish the metal to your liking. Put it all together and you'll have a squirrel rifle that is made for you. The Crockett is .32 and not .36, but this would give you pratice before taking on a more advanced and expensive kit. Midsouth Shooters has the Crockett for $270.22. Here is the link: http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item.asp?sku=00139R26128101 . Just a thought.

 
captaincaveman 
40 Cal.
Posts: 336
captaincaveman
02-11-07 05:38 PM - Post#371627    

    In response to Rooster

Hell no I aint't puttin it together. Caveman + stock + chisels = OH BLEEP!!!! Ed Cain is going to put it together and give it to me in the white. I just don't have the patience for Matt's 11-12 month wait

Josh

 
captaincaveman 
40 Cal.
Posts: 336
captaincaveman
02-11-07 05:39 PM - Post#371628    

    In response to cowpoke1955

Yup I'm spoilled. Definitly gonna keep her

Josh

 
Slamfire 
54 Cal.
Posts: 1723
Slamfire
02-11-07 08:16 PM - Post#371718    

    In response to captaincaveman

My .36 has a 40" twist. I don't know if that's correct for PRBs or its a compromise for conicals.

 
Mike2005 
58 Cal.
Posts: 2183
Mike2005
02-12-07 07:12 AM - Post#371872    

    In response to Bavarian

My .36 has a 1:48 twist. That's a pretty common round ball twist for .40 and below. I use my .36 in competion for many years and shoots well out to 100 yards.


 
Bavarian 
32 Cal.
Posts: 22
02-12-07 01:41 PM - Post#372022    

    In response to Mike2005

So I need not worry if a .36 caliber does not have a 1 in 60" twist?

I had a Thompson Center New Englander that was a .50 caliber with a 1 in 48" twist and it would not shoot a PRB worth a hay. But conicals were a differant story. I could hit the Bulls Eye at 100 yards with it. Accuracy with PRBs was so bad that at 50 yards it would shoot allover the paper, it would not group at all.

 
LeatherMoose 
45 Cal.
Posts: 746
02-12-07 01:48 PM - Post#372030    

    In response to Bavarian

The smaller the ball, the faster the twist. My .36 is 1 in 48 also. Won't shoot a conical worth a durn.
Moose

 
Bavarian 
32 Cal.
Posts: 22
02-12-07 04:30 PM - Post#372114    

    In response to LeatherMoose

Good that's what I wanted to know, as I don't want to shoot conicals.

 
Kenneth 
36 Cal.
Posts: 56
11-22-10 11:53 PM - Post#918195    

    In response to Bavarian

Well, I have this .36 cal Maxi ball mould and I need a rifle in which to shoot the bullets I'll make from it. I see that a 1:48 twist is probably just right for PRB in .36, but likely too slow for a conical. Anyone know of a 36 cal flintlock with a barrel that has a fast twist, say roughly 1:28 or so? Thanks.

Kenneth

 
GoodCheer 
Cannon
Posts: 6061
GoodCheer
11-24-10 09:48 PM - Post#918896    

    In response to Kenneth

Has anybody tried the maxi in the 48" twist?
Just curious. I've got a 48" twist 36 flinter. And I got a 36 maxi mold. Just never have tried 'em together.

 
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