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Old July 4, 2013, 03:49 PM   #1
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1897 black powder shooting test


Snapshot 1 (04-07-2013 5-11 PM) by Don'tkillbill, on Flickr


Snapshot 2 (04-07-2013 5-15 PM) by Don'tkillbill, on Flickr

Epic failure on the slamfire. Not sure if it was my paper shells/crimps or the shotgun follower. Lots of smoke.

Check out the video. http://youtu.be/dgoHxtBevVI

Man it took a bit of work to clean the shotgun that evening.
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Old July 4, 2013, 04:10 PM   #2
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Did you use real black powder or a black powder substitute?

For me, 80 grains of Goex FFg and 1 1/8 ounce shot breaks trap birds as good as modern shells do.
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Old July 4, 2013, 07:13 PM   #3
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I used a sub. 30 grains of pyrodex rs.

Thanks I'll try something similiar
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