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    pietta remington

    new to me,so needs bit of time to get to know it,
    only one go so far, It's a .36 target model
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    Last edited by gtpkeeper; 08-06-2017 at 02:56 PM.
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    i fancy trying Paper cartridges is it worth it ? have you tried it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gtpkeeper View Post
    i fancy trying Paper cartridges is it worth it ? have you tried it ?
    Yup. I've tried it with my .44cal ROA, using a perfect copy of a late 19thC cartridge forming tool and Rizlas. TBH, it's a PITA, but makes loading a cinch. However, if you do a TAMS, you'll find that it takes about fourteen times longer to make one than it does to reload the usual way...

    So for me, it's a conversation-maker and not a serious way of reloading any cap & ball revolver.

    tac
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    Quote Originally Posted by gtpkeeper View Post
    new to me,so needs bit of time to get to know it,
    only one go so far, It's a .36 target model
    ]
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4155/3...af4f497b_c.jpg
    and

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4171/3...1c99f4b2_c.jpg

    Very nice too. Do like a short barrel. Tim

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    Looks great. I do like the octagonal barrel on those.

    Keep us posted on how you get on with it, 1858 in .36 is on my want list.

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    cheers guys ill let you know how i get on , if i try it. yes its a nice size bit smaller than the .44 like both anyway
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    1858 Army

    Our club has three of these Pietta .36 target models and for some absurd reason everyone prefers the .44 club guns, either Ruger Old Army or Rodgers and Spencers. I shot the .36 Pietta target model 1858 Army this morning on our monthly BP shoot and it is a much easier to handle gun than than .44 version, or the Ruger Old Army I shot before it.

    Enjoy, I think its an underrated gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coburn View Post
    Our club has three of these Pietta .36 target models and for some absurd reason everyone prefers the .44 club guns, either Ruger Old Army or Rodgers and Spencers. I shot the .36 Pietta target model 1858 Army this morning on our monthly BP shoot and it is a much easier to handle gun than than .44 version, or the Ruger Old Army I shot before it.

    Enjoy, I think its an underrated gun.
    I agree that the .36 is often unfairly overlooked compared to the 44. We see favourable comparisons on score in our club competitions. Overall, I think the 1858 Pietta Remingtons are excellent value for money and great entry into muzzle loading revolver shooting and indeed will hold their own against far more expensive models. I bought my 1858 44 target model in 1997 new for 150, to enable me to continue with pistol shooting and was immediately impressed with its accuracy. In the 20 years since it is still going strong and has seen numerous competitions ( incl. the odd win and my wife used it to win 3 club championships before getting her own!). More recently I have a Westlake Alfa Prog MLR and this now predominates my use in open (any powder) comps, with the Pietta used in open (due to adjustable sight) but nitro-restricted shoots. I must admit that I have never warmed to the post shoot cleaning regime but I always enjoy shooting it!

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    not been out for just over a month, due to op ,recovering etc ,but cant wait to get out with it, 15gr of bp and aprox 14gr of semolina .375 ball e45 on top to keep the bore clean,
    these are 535 at kranks
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    Quote Originally Posted by gtpkeeper View Post
    not been out for just over a month, due to op ,recovering etc ,but cant wait to get out with it, 15gr of bp and aprox 14gr of semolina .375 ball e45 on top to keep the bore clean,
    these are 535 at kranks
    Funnily enough, I'm in a similar situation- on a long(ish) recovery from surgery. Hope the shooting goes well once you're back to the range.

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    get well soon, hoping next week to get back to the range an bp shooting
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