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Old March 9, 2013, 05:13 AM   #1
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The weather finally broke here yesterday, sunny and 60+ degrees!
So after two weeks of rain/snow/clouds/cold outside, I got a day to get out in the yard and sling some lead. I bet some of you guys did the same thing so if you shot it and took a picture of it, post it because we know...if there are no pictures it didn't happen!

This was at about 15 yards, using lead balls I cast myself
and powder that I made!
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Old March 9, 2013, 05:50 AM   #2
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Old March 9, 2013, 06:56 AM   #3
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Old March 9, 2013, 11:45 AM   #4
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Did the same thing but at plastic jugs filled with ice. I was about 30 degrees lower than you but still warm compared to what it had been. Target pictures I took for my Navy 36 caliber, first time it had ever been shot and I was kind of surprised and very pleased at its accuracy. The bottom one was for my Ruger Old Army which was my intro to black powder handguns a year ago. No picture of the Walker targets. One jug was completely blown apart. The other one had a nice tight group but 6" to the right of my aiming point.





Just something about shooting in the winter that makes black powder smoke special.
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Old March 9, 2013, 12:34 PM   #5
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Hmm... I neglected to take pics but I swear I shot a bunch of stumps with the ROA yesterday. 35gr 777 and a round ball shoots directly to point of aim at 25 yards..
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Old March 10, 2013, 08:16 AM   #6
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1.target: revolver Whitney cal.36 org. = 50m
2.target: rifle Underhammer Ardesa cal.40 = 50m
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Old March 10, 2013, 12:10 PM   #7
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I salute you black powder, you knows how to shoot them things.
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Old March 10, 2013, 01:14 PM   #8
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I see you and my wife shoot on the same level. Here is one of her 50 yd pistol

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Old March 10, 2013, 09:01 PM   #9
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I was at the TMLRA spring shoot this weekend and my pistol shooting in men's pistol was er, um, disappointing, yes, that's it, disappointing. Mid 80's in my 25 yard targets and 60's at 50 yards. It seemed as if the bullseye in the sights jinxed my ability to hold steady and squeeze the trigger.

So the last day, after I ruined my chances of placing in men's pistol, I entered the 25yd as-issue revolver reentry match a couple of times using my box stock 1860 Colt Army. I knew it shot high so I aimed at the very bottom of the target, not low enough as the first shot was above the 5 ring at the top of the target and a little to the left, so I aimed lower and lower and a little to the right, actually aiming at a spot of ground under and behind the target frame finding an aiming spot on the ground that put the bullets in the bullseye.
So I re-entered with another target remembering my aiming point and shot my best pistol score of the entire shoot, beating out the scores I shot with my custom target pistols with that open top Colt.



I dunno, maybe I learned something. I think that having a non-bullseye aiming point, just a place on the ground that differed very little from the surrounding area allowed me to focus my full attention to sight alignment, and we all know that sight alignment trumps having the front sight perfectly under a bullseye.
It was actually easy to keep the sights aligned as I increased pressure on the trigger until the gun shot when I wasn't worried about the front sight being perfectly under a bullseye.
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Old March 11, 2013, 12:15 AM   #10
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Not a bad target at all for "as issue". Put a taller front sight on.
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Old March 11, 2013, 06:06 AM   #11
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I dunno, I thought about readusting the sights on my 10-ring inline target pistol so I have to aim somewhere below the target frame after shooting that score.

I have heard of bullseye coaches having shooters shoot at targets posted backwards so they can't see the bullseye. The shooters are usually amazed at how high a score they can shoot that way. Your entire focus is now on keeping the sights in perfect alignment while you increase pressure on the trigger until it shoots.

Unfortunately, the NMLRA rulebook states that only slug gun shooters can post targets backwards using custom aiming points on back and chunk gun shooters have to post the target printed side forward but can post aiming bulls over the target.
However, it says nothing about posting a target forwards and having an off the target frame aiming point.

Also, I hesitate to bugger up that pretty 3rd generation Colt 1860 revolver with a homemade front sight.
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