blkpowder50 said:thanks for the info about Lyman.650 would be better. No, no sperm whales, but i am just a fan of heavier bullets.Its my thing. I appreciate your useful info.tenngun said:I think Lyman offer a 6 or 650...you might need custom to get a 700.... Going after naghas or sperm whales are ya?
I ment no insult to you and am sorry I did not know you were shooting African rifles. I have never shot one my self but saw them on the gun deck of the Constitution :haha: I live in the ozarks and nothing around here walks far after being hit with a .50 and I know a lot of boys hunt around here with .45 and smaller. I hit the gym every now and then but have pretty much given up shooting my .54 Leman with 70 grains and prb as it kicks too much. I spect your gun doesn't have an american cresent butt plate an 1 1/4 wide.
blkpowder50 said:its obviously a typographical error. it meant 110-120 grains of pyrodex and a 460 grain minie just doesnt do the trick for me. id like a heavier bullet and i found one in a South African shop online.
Did you ever make the connection between what you did and was done to you as a result of what you did? Or did you just carry on doing it until it got done to you?colorado clyde said:Yep! I use to love recoil. would shoot a .458 win mag all day like it was a .22, would shoot hundreds of 300 win mag rounds prairie dog huntin.
would shoot trap pulling both barrels on a 12 gauge at the same time. heck if I could have lifted it I would have made a shoulder stock for my howitzer.
Then one day I detached the vitrious in my eye. then arthritis set in and both shoulders went to heck.
"accidentally" ?????????? :shocked2: :shocked2: :shocked2: :shocked2: :shocked2: :shocked2:Many Klatch said:I once, accidentally, shot off 1,400 grains of 2F in my Bess Carbine. It was a series of 100 grain blanks loaded one on top of another. This is one reason why I don't do tactical events anymore. The 1,400 grains knocked me back 6 feet and the recoil caused the trigger guard to hit my trigger finger hard enough that it took 7 stitches to close the wound. Luckily I had the good sense to hold the gun next to my hip when I shot it off or it would have taken my shoulder off. However the bruise took 3 months to go away.
On the good side, I now know that my Pedersoli Bess won't blow up with a 1,400 grain blank charge.
I have shot that same Bess Carbine with a 550 grain roundball and a double charge of 240 grains of 2F. I was shooting at a target at 230 yards and needed the extra oomph. That load will move you back and it will kick like a mule but it is survivable. However two or three of those a day is about all I like to experience.
So shoot as much powder as you want and as heavy a bullet as you want. But if you are going to do that, why don't you just get a blackpowder suppository gun like a 45/190 and really shoot a "man's" gun.
You never noticed how far your ramrod wasn't going down the barrel after about TEN loads? :shocked2:Many Klatch said:How to accidentally shoot off 1400 grains of blackpower in blank loads at once.
Step three Couldn't hear or feel anything with all the noise and commotion. Kept loading on command along with everyone else.
tenngun said:Not having ever hunted in Africa I,m none to fimilure with how it goes. Most deer in this country are white tails that dont often run over 200 lbs(90kg) most closer to 100(40/5kg.) Mule deer dont often exceade 300 lbs. Elk(red deer) Run less then 600 lbs(260kg) as a rull and Moose (elk) not much bigger. Brown bear and Bison are bigger but very few are hunted. Smaller round balls do them well in range. Most are killed in the east at less then 50 meters and the west less then 120 meters.
What is most of your game?, and how far are most of your shots?
What do you think of as a traditional muzzleloader?How much did African guns from before thegreat age of classic double cape guns differ from our fusils, and classic pre kentucky european rifles?
I was only teasing about the sperm whales and nagahs.We all shoot what we think is fun. If you get a kick (no pun intended) out of lots of lead then more power to ya.