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Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by Scratchammo, Jan 21, 2011.
I'm a fan of smooth bores but not their accuracy. Can anyone help me on this?
I'm taking a guess that you want to change a smooth bore to a rifled. There should be gunsmiths in your area. That is where I would start.
I hope he has the drill & understanding.
If you have a "gut" feeling that he should not do it, then don't let him.
Ask questions first, get written estimates, and have in writing what is to be done.
Why not just buy a bp gun with a rifled barrel? They are all over the place and you can have them shipped right to your door in my free states.....
This is like the
I have a gun I don't know what it is it has a star and a crown on it and that is it. What kind of gun is it what caliber is it and who made it and how much can i get on gunbroker for it.
Ok so you like smoth bore rifle and......................
You think their accuracy sucks and......................
Get bigger targets or stand closer.
if its a smoothbore it will shoot better than some give it credit for, the big qquestion i like to ask does it hava rear sight. it will make a difference as you have a consistent alignment with the front sight. I shoot smoothbore 62's and my little canoe gun with a 24 inch bbl shoots more accuirately than my 42 inch bbl. the reason being it has a rear sight on it. learn to shoot that smoothbore and when people start to laught about it as i did at one time you will make believers out of them.
Whtsmoke has it right. I made a rear sight for my 870 years ago (flashing clamped between the stock and receiver with a hole to peep through) and it shot minute of deer (about 10 inch groups at 75 yards) with Brennke type slugs from a smooth, modified cylinder barrel using the front bead. That sight didn't last a season but it demonstrated clearly that a well designed slug can perform very well from a smooth bore if it can be aimed properly.
A tight patched round ball will do even better.
Hawg you have it the ball has to be a good fit and tight for the best accuracy.
I've bought plenty of black powder weapons before & one was actually for ccw during the ammo drought. I've made a few black powder weapons but none were rifled & the design I've had in mind doesn't exist.
BP for Ccw?
There was never enough of a shortage to substantiate that.
Yep, in Norfolk there was such a shortage of ammo that there was a waiting list for backorders. So I made my ammo & used my 5.5" 1858 as my truck gun.
bp for ccw hell yes willfully armed i tuck my 54 caliber single shot in my belt every where i go lol, like you id like to know when this shortage was.
It was late July of 2009. I just came back from deployment & wanted to pick up a 1911 but when I looked I noticed the ammo shelves were nearly empty, the only calibers left were oddballs. I asked the clerk what happened to all of it & he told me people bought the ammo by the case, clearly an Obama scare. I checked every store I knew that sold ammo & they were just not getting them in fast enough, even the black powder components were bought up. That's when I resorted to stump remover, charcoal, fishing sinkers, strike anywhere matches, & a few instructionals. It was WAY cheaper & the libs can't tax kitchen ammo.