Originally Posted by lazylabs
I am thinking about building a blackpowder that is smokeless capable. I am going to use a #1 action. I was thinking about using a standard size .473 cartridge with a large rifle primer as ignition and having the extractor on the #1 to kick them out. I figure I could make a nipple the shape to match the inside of the case head and cut the cases off around .500 long. If I just cut a flash hole the same as in the case and cut as much away inside the breech plug as possible to allow the blackpowder to get as close to the primer as possible........ Ideas?
Do you guys know of a good peep site setup that I can use on the #1? I am in colorado so I can't use sabot's or scope.
The simple way to do this is to decide on a cartrige and load it both ways. ( 45/70, 45/90, 45/110
work very well in a duel role. Black powder cartriges are legal in most states as long as the rifles
are of pre 1900 design.(They can be modern made it's just the design has to be similar)
The browning 1885 is what I use because it fits this criteria.
I'm not sure when the Farquison action (This is what the Ruger design is based on) was built but if
it was before the turn of the century it should be legal.
I would nor recomend modifying the action if you intend to use it for smokeless powder.
The best sights I have found are the Soul tang sights by Pedersoli. Mine will allow me to go
to 900 + yards on my 45/120.
Just some thoughts
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