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Old 04-05-2014, 10:05 PM   #1
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Dragoon 6 Round Range Report

Dragoon 6 Round Range Report
I know that only 6 rounds isn't much for a range report, but I didn't have much time.
The Pietta Colt Dragoon 3rd Edition shot great. I was very impressed, it was my first time shooting BP. It didn't kick as much as I thought it would, but the power is awesome. It shot through one piece of plywood, a backing piece of particle board and so far into the stump behind both that I could even see the balls in the hole. Very impressive I thought.
The rep with Dragoons is that they shoot high and that proved true, my first shot is high, so I adjusted and got 3 1/2 to 4 in. group by aiming lower.
Here are pics of the target, Dragoon and the powder and lead balls I used.
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File Type: jpg Dragoon Target 2.jpg (2.54 MB, 13 views)
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:12 AM   #2
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I will take quality over quantity any day. Great shooting!
And your photography is excellent.
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The rep with Dragoons is that they shoot high and that proved true, my first shot is high,.
The reason for that is they are letting the gun roll in there hand before the bullet leaves the barrel . You can grip a SA gun 6 different ways and print 6 different POI . Position of little finger and or thumb make a big different . And by the way great shooting
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I will take quality over quantity any day. Great shooting!
And your photography is excellent.
Ditto. Love the photography.
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Very nice pics & great shooting COWBOYBUCK.

I have a .50 cal. BP rifle, but have never shot a pistol.
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That ought to do the trick.
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:48 PM   #7
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Just to clarify: 777 is not black powder it is a BP substitute. Other subs like Pyrodex require much more thorough cleaning than BP and this may also.

That said the shooting is worthy of applause keep it up.
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Thank you all very much. It was fun to shoot. Photography is kind of a hobby.
The Triple Seven as the best stuff I could get, there is no BP to be found around here.
I will try to watch letting gun roll.
Gunjunkie, I love your Festus signature.
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Thank you all very much. It was fun to shoot. Photography is kind of a hobby.
The Triple Seven as the best stuff I could get, there is no BP to be found around here.
I will try to watch letting gun roll.
Gunjunkie, I love your Festus signature.
For years I always used the same Lincoln quote that you use. I just changed to this one a few weeks ago.
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The Triple Seven as the best stuff I could get, there is no BP to be found around here.
Gunjunkie, I love your Festus signature.
You can make your own Black Powder it is easy . There is 20 how to on you tube .

Note the little finger position and firm grip will stops the SA roll . This is not my pic



This is my pic

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Great shooting, there, Buck, and thanks for sharing. T7 has a rep for being a little hotter than black or even Pyrodex. I'm still trying to see if one of our shops will order in some black powder for me, but, if not. I'll order some from Track of the Wolf and drive over to Minnesota to pick it up. In the meantime, I'll shoot whatever I can find. My Encores will be fed Blackhorn 209, but that needs hot 209 primers for ignition, so not too practical for my traditional stuff. In the meantime, my hunt for a Ruger Old Army in stainless continues. Almost forgot how addictive shooing muzzle loaders can be.

Speaking of which, here's two TC Hawkens I traded for and outfitted with TC peep sights. Can't wait to get to the range. Top one is an early, four digit serial number in 45. Bottom is a later six digit serial number gun in 50. Both have 1-48 twist bores, but that doesn't concern me at all. From experience, I know it's just a matter of playing with each individual gun as to what it likes to shoot.


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You can buy 5 to 50 lbs of real Black Powder shipped to your door without any special lic . This is not the cheapest place to buy it from but they normal have it in stock . The last time I ordered BP I had a few people go together and split the shipment . The Hazmat fee is the same cost for 5 or 50 lbs.

http://www.buffaloarms.com/Content.a...Black%20Powder
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Thank you all for your help and advice. I will try that grip and look into the BP. North Country gal, I can check with the place where I bought my Dragoon for a stainless old Army if you want. You all have some nice guns.
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I'll echo everyone's comments - good photos and shooting.
+1 I have to get one of those!!
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Thank you all for your help and advice. I will try that grip and look into the BP. North Country gal, I can check with the place where I bought my Dragoon for a stainless old Army if you want. You all have some nice guns.
The Old Army is not hard to find but you will need to go to the bank and get a loan if you want to buy one . This one is #475 no prefix . I got it new unfired with orginal box and paper work and I only shot these 12 rds to test fire it only .



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Thank you all, I really like the Old Army.
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If you want the best 1858 Remy BP revolver ever made this is the best . The progressive rifling is a copy the original Remy which was the top BP 6 shooter ever made in history .

http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product...oducts_id=4098

http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product...oducts_id=3533

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