Trying shot in a rifled muzzleloading pistol??

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BigAl52

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That was cool Mark. What about some bigger shot like buckshot.
 

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Looked like that was fun. I've got a CVA mountain pistol in 50 cal. Maybe I should try loading with bird shot one of these days.
 

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Fun stuff! I’m not a shot shooter (yet), but I wonder what keeps shot from just rolling out of the barrel? I assume there is some sort of tight fitting wad that you push down after the shot?
 

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I have always wanted to hunt small game close up with a smoothbore pistol but it is not allowed here.
Marks video demonstrate to me it could work which only makes it much harder on me stuck on this bureaucratic island 😭
 
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Fun stuff! I’m not a shot shooter (yet), but I wonder what keeps shot from just rolling out of the barrel? I assume there is some sort of tight fitting wad that you push down after the shot?
Yes, I stuffed it with muslin patch at the 1:42 minute mark. That kept all that shot stuffed in the barrel well. Thanks for watching....
 
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I have always wanted to hunt small game close up with a smoothbore pistol but it is not allowed here.
Marks video demonstrate to me it could work which only makes it much harder on me stuck on this bureaucratic island 😭
Man...I feel for you fellows overseas not being able to shoot anyway you wish.Thanks for watching these wacky fun silly videos...
 

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I enjoyed that video Mark! I'm curious to know how big the pattern was at that distance?

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I enjoyed that video Mark! I'm curious to know how big the pattern was at that distance?

Chris
I can only go by the pop fizzling from the full cans. I'm guessing it is a 4 foot wide pattern. Sort of wish I'd set up cardboard behind the cans now. It was fun though.....
 

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I watched your video and that seems about right. My CVA .45 caliber pistol shoots about a two or three foot wide, very inconsistent pattern at about 15 yards. I once had a Jukar, ~ .69 caliber, flintlock tower pistol which shot a more even pattern but still wide at the same distance.
 
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