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Re: How do you clean your BP gun
Reply #15 - Jul 1st, 2018 at 8:09pm
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Tasbay wrote on Jun 30th, 2018 at 4:25pm:
Had a couple of mine out over the past few months. Took the T/C 50 cal Hawken Wallaby shooting down Cave way, seemed to flatten them! Had the CVA 58 cal out a few times looking for Pigs . Found a few but didn`t get close enough for a shot.
Been waiting for the local range to open 7 days, they have had there issues with forestry logging out back and some Woman moving into the area with the range having been established for 10 odd years, and you can guess she complains to Police, Council and paper about the noise. It was suggested for the guys to pleas use suppressors.... Umm bit hard on a front stuffer.
                   


Am pretty lucky with all that out here - got the BP Range I used to belong to and right next door the Deerstalkers Range - which I now use. Next to that is the Pistol Range and beside that is the Police Range.
With the key I can hop down any time I choose and pretty much shoot whatever I want - 'cept for shotgun which I do in the blackberry patch the other side of the BP range.
Cheap shooting too - NZDA fees are around $60 PA cos I'm old, and the key another $30.
Meet some interesting guns down there too - and people in behind them, lot of AR's these days - think I'm the only bloke shoots black on that range and get an audience when I do - which can be a bit distracting sometimes.

A couple of years back the NZDA crew challenged the BP boys to a shoot-out and got cleaned up - and that despite the modern shooters allowed to use scopes.
They got some really good shooters over there - but an expensive club to belong to - hop over for a chat sometimes.

  
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Re: How do you clean your BP gun
Reply #16 - Jul 2nd, 2018 at 9:50am
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that is hilarious...the old school black powder guys with nary a chronograph in sight clean up against the modern gear Grin Grin Grin
  
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Reply #17 - Jul 2nd, 2018 at 5:19pm
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Micky Duck wrote on Jul 2nd, 2018 at 9:50am:
that is hilarious...the old school black powder guys with nary a chronograph in sight clean up against the modern gear Grin Grin Grin


Have watched those blokes shoot mate - have spotted for them on the two hundred yard range and they are wizards with those old guns.
They put in the practice though - couldn't afford powder costs alone trying to keep up with them.
Two in that club went to the States a good few years back and borrowed a couple of Kiwi's off the Aussie team to win the team shoot.
Didn't please the home team, they'd held that trophy since they beat the Irish a hundred odd years before.
The Yanks did win it back the following year though.
From memory - that was shooting from 100 yards out to 1,000 or 1,200 yards.
They did that with the 45/70 and BP and I remember one of them telling me at the longer distance the bullet rose 40 feet above the line of sight.

You can hit with those things way out - long as you know the distance, and with that 500+ grain bullet it will still go through most animals.

Not that they'd recommend it.


  
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