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BPCR For long ranges

 
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Old 11-25-2007, 03:56 AM
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BPCR For long ranges

Hi all I was wondering what to do for a bit of fun. I have a Martini single shot rifle action I was thinking of a 45-70 or for sompthing completely diferent mabe a 444 marlin in 444 or necked to .374 shooting heavy cast projectiles in a cut rifled barrel anf using a SMLE action so it would be a 10 shot. I will also be using a long range peep sight on it.

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Old 11-28-2007, 07:03 AM
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No opinions?

Hi all does any one have any ideas on what I am thinking?

What about the 45-70 necked to 375 and using black powder or 777 and conical cast lead bullets the rifle will likely have a muzzle break and I want to shoot it back to 1000 yards.

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Old 12-08-2007, 10:09 PM
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38-55

Hi I am going with a 38-55 does anyone have long range bp loads with heavy cast projectiles I will only be shooting targets at long rangeni want to shoot it at 1000 yards with peep sights

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Old 12-09-2007, 10:06 AM
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Might be a tad light for 1000 yard shooting. If you do some research you will find that the cartridge of choice for that has been for a long time the .45-90 as its a good compramise between recoil and trajectory with a BP load.
The .38-55 though is an awsome cartridge for out to 600 though.
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Old 12-09-2007, 07:01 PM
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45-70 is low recoil with blackpowder, then you can step it up bigtime with smokeless.
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Old 12-14-2007, 11:05 AM
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There are some shooters out there who are doing 1 mile shoots, here is their loading data!
2007 Wasserburger Mile Matcha
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Old 01-06-2008, 03:28 PM
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The 45/90

The 45/90 will be fine for 1000 yd. shots. I use it for 800+ yd. BPCR target shooting and it's real good at that distance. The bullet must be heavy for the bore size and using around 90 gr. of Goex powder. This caliber is also good for most big-game hunting, as it used by many for buffalo hunting. It takes a certain level of dedication to the sport, as it does with any thing you want to do well at.


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