Is the Lyman's Great Plains Rifle a Tack Driver ?

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Grenadier1758

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As Mark has demonstrated, so much is dependent on the size of the tacks, the distance one is shooting and the target development one has accomplished.

I have found roofing nails a better target at a distance of 7 to 15 yards when shooting offhand. At least that was the distance I found success some years in the past.

This practice is certainly meaningful when your target is the head of a squirrel.
 
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Is the question, Is this rifle a tack driver?, or is the true question, Can the shooter drive tacks with the rifle?.... ???? 🤔

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Nope...not me.
I can hand that same gun to 2 of my friends & they can shoot all 4 tacks out with 4 shots.
I was never good enough to do that.
Geez...I can barely see them at all anyway...
 

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I don't own one of these rifles but l have seen some seriously good accuracy produced with them when in the hands of good shooters . So much so that l bought my son one in 54 cal. Percussion.
 

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I have never found much eatable meat on tacks, so have little use in driving them anywhere. And I never won a shooting event driving tacks. Found them best suited, if used, to hold a target place. The tacks never seem to be in the scoring zone. But I have had, and still own one 54 caliber GPR flintlock with a L&R lock that will create a ragged hole at 50 yards with 5 shots, and a group in the inch or so range at 100 yards. Really seems to depend on lighting and how well I see the target, likely brought about by my born on date.
 

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I have never found much eatable meat on tacks, so have little use in driving them anywhere. And I never won a shooting event driving tacks. Found them best suited, if used, to hold a target place. The tacks never seem to be in the scoring zone. But I have had, and still own one 54 caliber GPR flintlock with a L&R lock that will create a ragged hole at 50 yards with 5 shots, and a group in the inch or so range at 100 yards. Really seems to depend on lighting and how well I see the target, likely brought about by my born on date.
If a person can shoot well with iron sights then lighting has to be right to shoot a one hole groups at a hundred yards.
 

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The old ones were.
I have had GPR rifles years back and they were accurate rifles. What is the difference in them now? I was pondering buying one and now I am having second thoughts?
 

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I wanna see him do it with that smooth bore. He can even use bigger tacks
 

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Mark enjoys it so much he can even get Mrs BPMS to share is his videos. I cant even come close to getting my wife to even go shoot a 22 with me.
 

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I shot a match a rendezvous with my .45 poor boy rifle yesterday. At 50-60 yards I was dead on and didn't miss a target. At the end of the course they had tootsie pops set up at 10 yards. I couldn't hit one of them, reason being my rifle was sighted in for hunting deer and not at 10 yds. If I were to get serious about match shooting I'd have to shoot paper at ranges from 10 to 50 yds so I could adjust my aim for those distances.
 
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