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Old May 2, 2013, 03:53 PM   #1
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Range report: Smith Carbine

Got out to the range again - this time with my Pietta Smith Carbine. It's been almost a year since I shot this gun. As usual, she shot just fine.

The first target was shot standing up, freehand at 25 yards.

The second target was shot seated at 50 yards.

I used plastic shells filled with 30 grains of Goex 2F with a lubed .515 Smith bullet.
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Old May 2, 2013, 03:59 PM   #2
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Second target

This is the target shot seated at 50 yards...
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Old May 3, 2013, 05:59 AM   #3
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I see your rifle shoots pretty good Sir. (Offhand and bench rest.) Could you post a picture of one of its shells please. Would like to see what a plastic cartridge looks like for this rifle. Thank you, for your time and effort to post these pixs.

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Old May 3, 2013, 07:57 AM   #4
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Excellent shooting, nice looking rifle. Thanks for sharing!
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Old May 3, 2013, 09:01 AM   #5
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The Smith I had used rubber cases (tubes, actually).




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Old May 3, 2013, 10:24 AM   #6
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The first Smith I ever fired was an original Civil War gun. the owner made his own cases with several wraps of heavy aluminum foil with a heavy card base that he punched out of some really thick stock that he got.

He could usually get 2 to 3 shots out of one before it crapped out, so obviously he didn't shoot it much.
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Old May 3, 2013, 10:30 AM   #7
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Shells

Will post pics of plastic shells and bullets i use. The plastic shells are pretty hardy and so far have lasted through 4 or 5 uses with no problems. I get the from S&S Firearms in NY.
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Old May 3, 2013, 10:34 AM   #8
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