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wellfedirishman
11-10-2010, 8:34 AM
I took the Sharps (Uberti/Pedersolli) out this past weekend for some BPCR shooting.

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm138/wellfedirishman/Black%20powder/IMG00544.jpg

The bullet is a home-cast 500 grain Lee pointed slug. It is lubed with Lee Alox and also a liberal application of TC Bore Butter prior to chambering.

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm138/wellfedirishman/Black%20powder/IMG00545.jpg

The load was fairly light (50 grains Black Powder equivalent of Pyrodex).

Results at 100 yards were ok. There is still some work to be done for load development, but this is good enough for ringing steel.

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm138/wellfedirishman/Black%20powder/IMG00547.jpg

I think I smoked out half the range with Pyrodex smoke and sulphur fumes :)

FS00008
11-10-2010, 8:48 AM
Awesome!

Flyin Brian
11-10-2010, 8:50 AM
I like it. Those groups look great to me!!

Someguy925
11-10-2010, 8:53 AM
Oh, that looks like fun.

What's the purpose of "buttering" up the bullets?

Tallship
11-10-2010, 10:03 AM
The rifle's meant for a 70 grain load, so going up to that level won't be a problem. Then you can REALLY make some smoke.

HiPower823
11-10-2010, 10:20 AM
Awesome!
+1 that looks like so much fun

Barbarossa
11-10-2010, 10:35 AM
Wow that's a cool firearm.

wellfedirishman
11-10-2010, 5:49 PM
Oh, that looks like fun.

What's the purpose of "buttering" up the bullets?

I found that a liberal coating of Bore Butter on the bullets helps keep the fouling soft and easy to remove from the rifle, and it seems to help accuracy too.

See, liberal and bullets and rifle can go in the same sentence without the world ending :)

Haggar85
11-10-2010, 7:34 PM
smells like victory!

Dutch3
11-11-2010, 7:00 AM
See, liberal and bullets and rifle can go in the same sentence without the world ending :)

Roger that!

That is a very nice rifle. :D

6mmintl
11-12-2010, 8:50 AM
vincent, now bring that to Chabot for the 200 meter silouette match 1st Sunday of each month, I shot my 1878 Sharps borschardt last week for 1st irons in a howling rain stome (under cover ).

We also shoot the sacto BPCR matches 1st sat.

Let me know if you need any help with load data, wiping after each shot, match details.

wellfedirishman
11-12-2010, 2:22 PM
Thanks Frank for the offer of help. I am Michael though :-)

I will need to see how it shoots at 200 meters. Chabot sound like fun, I have not been there yet.

What distances do you shoot BCPR at Sacramento range?

vincent, now bring that to Chabot for the 200 meter silouette match 1st Sunday of each month, I shot my 1878 Sharps borschardt last week for 1st irons in a howling rain stome (under cover ).

We also shoot the sacto BPCR matches 1st sat.

Let me know if you need any help with load data, wiping after each shot, match details.

Killawhale415
11-12-2010, 3:06 PM
Looks like you had some fun.
I dont think a sharps rifle can be any higher on my list, I want want so bad!