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« on: December 13, 2005, 06:53:16 pm »



Welcome to BROW - Buffalo Rifles of the Old West

our new board and a place to meet, ask question or share knowledge and experiences about long range shooting matches and about the rifles used in the "old days" to harvest buffalo hides.



Enjoy the board!
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2005, 07:10:54 pm »

Well, it looks as if I'll have another place to visit.

Thanks Marshal for providing the forum.

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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2005, 07:12:51 pm »

This is something I might try to get into - MM seems to have fun doing it and I figure I could give it a try.  You'll probably see more of him here though.  I'll peruse it.....
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2005, 07:35:00 pm »

very cool Marshal.
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2005, 07:58:20 pm »

I have grown to like this part of CAS more and more.  No rush to shoot fast but skill in loading, hold, squeeze and sights is important. 
SSOOOO much fun to see a target fall wayyy out there.  I've used 45-70 and 38-55 for this and it's always fun.
This should be a good board.

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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2005, 08:00:30 pm »

Thanks Marshal!!! Cheesy

Wow! Big bullets, black powder, and single shot rifles!!! It don't get much better than this! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2005, 08:56:24 pm »

Dark side ??  I hope there's a place here for us who can't come home smelling of brimstone  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2005, 09:28:13 pm »

Thanks alot Marshal.  This is something I have been interested in and have always wanted to do.  Glad I have a place to ask questions and find things out.
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2005, 10:36:12 pm »

I'm hoping to learn enough to improve my dismal long range record, the rounds look good in testing, but I think the shooter needs help......Buck Cool Undecided Shocked Huh
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2005, 11:53:20 pm »

Marshall,

Thanks you once again for supplying us with another board and so fast also.

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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2005, 06:36:32 am »

  Marshal--- Wow that was quick! Instant new board! Thanks for gettin this rollin so fast, and also to Joss for being moderator. I'm sure we'll all enjoy this.
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« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2005, 08:44:59 am »

I would like to take the time to reassure everyone that is new to the art and science of the buffalo rifle.

I have been playing with these things for better than 12 years now, and I still learn something new every time the Sharps comes out of the safe.

And what works for the Sharps doesn't necessarily work for the Trapdoors, which I also have several of.

So, if you just want to "play with guns" there is nothing better than the big-bore single shots!

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« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2005, 02:00:33 pm »

Many thanks Marshal! Your kindness and foresight is truly amazing!!
Like Grizzle Bear said, every time you shoot one of the Big Bores you learn something new, and it only gets better!
Best regards and good shooting!
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« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2005, 02:03:33 pm »

Many thanks Marshal! Your kindness and foresight is truly amazing!!
Like Grizzle Bear said, every time you shoot one of the Big Bores you learn something new, and it only gets better!
Best regards and good shooting!
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Thanks, but Joss is the one that came up with the idea and I asked him to check the interest. After that, I just hit some buttons on the keyboard. I am glad you all like this new board, have fun and share your knowledge.
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« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2005, 04:26:21 pm »

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Been known to use a bhps fer long range shoots 45/70, heh, Heh, HEH. Grin

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« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2005, 04:50:49 pm »

OOOPPPSIE! Forgot to say "BIG THANKS, JOSS!"
Please pardon my Faux Paux, my feeble brain is still tuckered from shoveling out from under this morning's snow, that was still on top of yesterday's snow that was...ah, you get the idea.
It does makes one wonder at how the Market Hunters ever got their Buffalo hides to the nearest town or Railhead in weather like this. I've read a few articles in hobbyist shooting magazines about them but don't recall anything on how seasonal they were. Did they stop hunting in the winter and hunker down in town or did the higher price for winter hides make it so they had to go out and do the best they could in raw weather?
Old journals and historical books oft-times tell of harsh winters where even a horse-drawn sleigh couldn't get anywhere on the vast Prairie due to the depth and consisitency of the snow, anywhere from knee deep and higher. Folks today will get frazzled when 1/2" of snow falls and they think the whole world is going to shut down, but think about how hard it had to be for the Market Hunters out on the flats or hunkered down in a Willow break on a frozen river going nowhere.
A supply of fresh meat was no doubt 'catch as catch can'. There had to have been times when all they had to eat was Buff roast and hump meat seasoned with gunpowder. Kit Carson's stories of 'Boudiens' (sp?) always sounded interesting. He told of how his fellow Market Hunters made sausages from fresh-killed Buffalo intestines that were turned inside-out, stuffed with chopped hump, heart and whatever other leftover fat they could find, well-seasoned with whatever spices they had and gunpowder, then roasted on sticks over an open fire.
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Thanks again Joss & Marshal, this is great!
Best regards and good reading!
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« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2005, 11:23:16 am »

SCORRS, STORM, ....why not another one; BROW!

I have a gemmerized Pedersoli Sharps with MVA sight, a Browning 40-65 BPCR and an origonal Argentine Roller.  A lack of long ranges has kept it short, but we are putting in a 1000yard range and a Sillouette range here in Prince George BC Canada.

BTW, in 1990 I shot in a target rifle match near Montreal. In a separate class, blackpowder, a fellow from upstate NY was firing Mr. Hepburn's rifle from THE Creedmore match!  How many degrees of separation?

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« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2005, 11:51:44 am »

Thanks Joss and Marshal.

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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2005, 12:53:48 am »

Great idea!  Thanks, Marshall and Joss.

I have a Shiloh Sharps in 45-70.  It is a Gemmer model, and was built with a 28" heavy barrel.



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« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2006, 10:09:32 pm »

Reckon this will be a good place to spend some time.

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« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2006, 11:03:49 pm »

Howdy Y'all,
Not sure if I actually fit in here. I just got a Buffalo Classic from H&R. I got it as a companion (read long range) to my Marlin 1895. Just got a can of Jim Shockey's Gold bp substitute and not sure what loads I could use. Thanks to all.
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« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2006, 09:32:43 am »

Buffalo Rifles Of the West BROW, yes, how can i resist? The marshall might ewen wonder why I did not enter BROW at an earlier stage. I`we shot a 40-65 for 5 years, but I have unfortunately sold it to a good friend. He shot 97points at 100 yard with it last
weekend, darn that is just 3 nines out of ten shots. I newer could do better than 96! I`ve got a itch for a new High Wall preferably in 40-65. Used to shoot a 45-70 Sharps to, sold to another friend!  This days I am shooting a 54cal Sharps Berdan, replica of course. some of them 59 models might have found their way to the plains and the hunt for hides..?
I`ve got a Spencer rifle on it`s way from Italy to.! And I`ve just got a new replica Colt Root rifle, that is a fun rifle! does any one know if it was ewer used for harvesting buff?

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« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2006, 08:31:54 pm »

When we speak of long range here: at how long of a range are these Buffalo Rifle matches shot?

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« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2006, 05:09:01 pm »

Judge, don't hold me in contempt of court if the following is proved wrong, but it is true to the best of my knowledge. Grin  Most 'buffalo shoots I've shot in run from around 125 to 400 yards. A regulation long range shoot is shot at 800, 900 and 1000 yards. Silhouette is 200 to 500 meters. There are some shoots around that may even exceed these ranges but not many. A few years ago we shot at a buffalo target(very large) at about 1100 yards in Ackley Ia. By the time your bullet gets out there and the "ding" gets back to your ears, you can just about have time to roll a smoke and have it halfway finished! Wink Good luck in your endeavors.

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« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2006, 08:36:03 pm »

Those are good long distances, fer sure, GW. Sounds like it would provide better excuses for missin' than I can come up with on the main match rifle stages!  Grin

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