Pedersoli Bess Accuracy?

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  1. Jun 21, 2019 #21

    Stantheman86

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    These things beat you up :) I'm a reasonably fit guy but 50 rounds fired at a "kinda fast" pace , with 100gr charges , plus swinging that 10lb+ musket around , will definitely wear you out.

    People ask me "you only take 50 rounds with you??" I'm like "after about 20 it's time for a break, 50 is a full 2 hours plus of shooting "
     
  2. Jun 23, 2019 #22

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    This thread reminds me that I need a Bess.:(
     
  3. Jun 23, 2019 #23

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    I can keep my eyes open for a good used one if you like...

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  4. Aug 18, 2019 #24

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    Dave,

    I sent you a message
     
  5. Aug 20, 2019 #25

    Cjensen

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    Bess accuracy...@25 yards using patched ball , hole on hole to be expected.
     
  6. Aug 20, 2019 #26

    FlinterNick

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    with a tightly patched well seated round ball you can obtain good accuracy at 30-40 yards, after 50 yards it gets tougher, Hornday's .735 ball with a .0001 talo patch on a clean bore will get your best shot, sometimes scuffing the ball up helps too.
     
  7. Aug 20, 2019 #27

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    Used Bess' are hard to find! Re-enactors pass them amongst themselves; even ones coming up at auction go for a goodly amount...good luck!
     
  8. Aug 20, 2019 #28

    FlinterNick

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    There’s a nice miruko for sale on gunbroker ... has correct period stamps. Great sparking lock !
     
  9. Aug 20, 2019 #29

    springfield art

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    I have one of the desirable Miroku 1861 Springfields; very true-to-original engineering; even the flash pathway is as the originals, making for better ignition than the run-of-the-mill Italians...would love to run across another Bess at auction. There's two auctions near me that have scheduled periodic gun sales, so one's bound to come up! Nice that the Bess has correct stamps!
     

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