It is a little different than normal in that the diameter of the bullet for the top two grease grooves is the same diameter as the nose. Apply for an acquisition form from your state or territory weapons registry, using your local dealer's details as the registered owner and disposer. General Membership: First Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the clubhouse. So I can read any issue I've purchased on my computer, laptop, iPad or smartphone. Out of respect for Ernie Stallman and his contribution to our sport, on the Friday prior to the match I pulled him off to the side, described the HedgeHog Cleaning Round, and told him what I was hoping to try during the match. My custom Remington Rolling Block and C. For you Silhouette shooters, no more fumbling with a cleaning rod, patches, or brushes in the middle of your relay when time is of the essence; for you Long Range shooters, no more struggling to move your elevated cheekpiece out of the way or run your rear sight down so you can put a cleaning rod through the barrel.
Note: Please do not use this technique in any type of formal competition without securing the permission of the Match Director or sponsor first. The wood to metal fit is flawless, like it is all one piece. And for a few dollars I acquired a Lyman No. With the smokeless powder ammunition I think that the harder the bullet the better. The longest range I can test loads at on my own property. And lastly, long-range target shooters want our bullets to be consistent.
It's really handy when your somewhere and need to pass the time. With the added capital and abilities of Wolfe Publishing, circulation has increased dramatically. However, a secret written ballot was taken immediately after the open discussion, to either approve or disapprove the use of the HedgeHog in future Long Range matches at Lodi. Both have nominal weights of 200 grains when cast of Lyman's No. And the satisfaction gained from doing all this yourself is immeasurable. It didn't take me long to realize that with the peep sights it was equipped with, I could get my home-cast bullets grouping within a couple of inches at 100 yards. Call Wolfe Publishing's office and see if there is anything they can do about your irritation.
Keeping the fouling in a barrel soft and moist is the reason why we use a blow tube after every shot. Mike's current favorite cast rifle bullets for shooting from 100 to 1000 yards include. First off, forget the linotype alloy. Black smoke shoots out of the exhaust pipes and the giant three-bladed prop spins and spins and spins — but no ignition. In practice the most popular rifles are those built on Winchester Highwall, Ballard, Remington Rolling block, Sharps, and Hepburn actions.
Updated September 5, 2016 Matches temporarily suspended due to lack of participation. I've enclosed some of my favorite loads as samples in the accompanying chart, but I'll give these details. Those sound like faraway targets, but consider that the Long Range matches are fired at paper targets placed at 800, 900, and 1000 yards! Shooters since the beginning of the Black Powder Cartridge era, dating from the mid 1800s, have been searching for a way to minimize or eliminate the effect that fouling has on our shooting. For Creemoor matches 800 900, 1000yds. No more need to change your shooting position or leave the line to clean your rifle during your relay.
Just a thin layer was left coating the bore. No internal scope adjustments for windage or elevation are allowed. The spring-loaded inner sleeve of that die helps ensure the alignment of bullet to cartridge case. Therefore, for my bottleneck, smokeless powder shooting only linotype alloy is used. A very hard bullet doesn't obturate to seal the bore at blackpowder pressures, and therefore gas cuts past its base and leaves melted lead plated inside the barrel. Cleaning the barrel had changed the point of impact and sent the bullet whistling over the target.
Right now I am loading cast bullets for a wide variety of rifles and shooting them at targets as close as 100 yards and as distant as 1000 yards. Whenever you're looking at a C. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our use of such cookies. I full-length size the brass, mainly because I have more than one rifle in each caliber and want to ensure easy chambering in all of them. That way it can be seated far out of the cartridge case, making more room for powder. See the following diagram for an illustration of how the cartridge is configured. It takes those same 500 gr.
Any metallic sights that are period correct, pre-1896, are allowed. Also, since a cast bullet fired from a bottleneck, smokeless powder cartridge is subjected to higher pressures, I believe they should be of gas-check design. For instance, my Lone Star Rolling Block and Shiloh Sharps Model 1874. It burns very consistently without needing any sort of case filler and has a small enough granule size that it powder measures well. Before using these rounds in competition, I further check them with a Sinclair concentricity gauge.
Squads consist of a two-shooter relay. No gas checks are allowed. I have used a HedgeHog Cleaning Round after every 3 to 5 shots on target with excellent results. Mounts must also be period correct with windage and elevation adjustments incorporated into the mounts. After firing a HedgeHog Cleaning Round into a fouled barrel, 90 to 95% of the fouling was removed.
That suggestion cured the erratic ignition problem. No click adjustments are allowed. Well, with the plane finally finished and ready to fly, Jimmy Stewart the pilot of the ill-fated flight must get the engine started and fly everyone to safety. I've never missed an issue and never had a problem with renewal. Four different steel animal silhouettes chickens, pigs, turkeys and rams are set out at four different distances 200m, 300m, 385m, and 500m. Since my standard target load consists of 90 grains of Swiss 1 ½, the amount of powder that I was using for this test round represented a little less than 25% of a standard load. My most recent shooting interest has been in bolt-action military rifles, so in my rifle racks sit U.