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Old September 28, 2012, 09:27 PM   #1
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Range Report for my new-to-me Uberti 1866 Winchester

In a previous thread I posted the pollowing: http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=501420

Finally got to the range today to shake down my new-to-me Uberti 1866 Winchester. I just had time to do some informal offhand shooting at 25 yds to familiarize myself with the rifle and to check functionality and accuracy. Hopefully, if I attached the pic correctly, you can see the groups fired today. The center group was the first group fired from the rifle. I was using my handloaded 45 Colt Starline brass with 8 grains of Unique. Half the rounds were Alox lubed and the other was 50/40/10 Beeswax/Crisco/Lanolin. I fired 90 rounds without a malfunction and the rifle was more accurate than I was in my hurried lunch-hour session. All in All, I was very pleased with the rifle's condition, functionality and accuracy. Since I was at an indoor range, I left my Goex rounds at home but hope to run some soon.

Also, I might add that the rifle came with really beautiful wood and fit and finish was pleasing as well. I'm just a real happy camper. I'll try to downsize and post a couple more pics.
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Old September 28, 2012, 09:29 PM   #2
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Nice work!

Thanks for sharing. I've been thinking about getting one of these for a while.
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Old September 28, 2012, 09:33 PM   #3
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Here is the rifle posing with my Ruger Vaqueros
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Old September 29, 2012, 06:26 AM   #4
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1866

Do yourself a favor and take your rifle apart and clean it real good inside.
There have been chips left inside all of my Italian guns that I have bought
new. My last 1866 I bought new this year had a lot of brass chips left
inside. I take apart every gun I buy and inspect it before firing. Overly
causous on my part I guess.
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Old September 29, 2012, 08:14 AM   #5
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In the picture I see the '66, two Vaqueros in a double holster rig, and what appears to be a side-by-side shotgun and a Marlin lever rifle in the background.

Do you shoot cowboy action? If not, by golly you should; you have all the hardware.

Pretty nice wood on the '66.
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Old September 29, 2012, 08:41 AM   #6
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watch those sideplates,they're sharp as razor blades on the edges.
I was able to snag a used '66 last year at a super low price,and I sure love shootin' that carbine.
watch ur overall cartridge length,or she'll lock up tight on ya.

If ur interested in 'upgrades' to your '66,Pioneer Gun Works can fix ya up.Will Shootem is a great Pard to buy from and get to know.
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Old September 29, 2012, 10:42 AM   #7
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Awaveritt

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Old September 29, 2012, 11:25 AM   #8
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Beautimus even.
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Old September 29, 2012, 11:58 AM   #9
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Great shooting, great gun, and a great report, only downside is now I have to go try one of those and possibly add to my collection!!
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Old September 29, 2012, 11:57 PM   #10
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Do you shoot cowboy action? If not, by golly you should; you have all the hardware.
You betcha! I'm a member of the Tejas Caballeros near Austin. 3rd Saturday each month. Y'all stop in if you get the chance.

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Thanks, Doc. As my wife DID say: "Why didn't you make the bed before you took that picture!

Thanks to all for your comments and suggestions.
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