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Confused - Possible stupid question re: BP cartridges
« on: October 12, 2012, 10:32:21 PM »
Hi All,
Very much a noob regarding western/cowboy shooting, but I've bought a few Winchester/Colt replicas this summer to scratch a 'bucket list' item.

I've done a lot of research, perhaps too much and my brain is overloaded so let me ask the most pointed questions I can.

- I have purchased two new NM Uberti Cattleman revolvers in 44-40 and 45.  Is it perfectly fine to shoot BP rounds?
- In anticipation I box a few boxes of back powder 44-40 and 45Colt from Buffalo Arms - are there any issues using them in my NM Cattleman revolvers?

I also bought 3 Uberti rifles (66, 73, and 76).  Are there any concerns about shooting BA BP rounds in them?

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Re: Confused - Possible stupid question re: BP cartridges
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2012, 11:19:40 PM »
The calibers and the firearms you have just acquired were designed when the only propellant was black powder.  There should be no serious issues using BP in them.  Welcome to western action shooting.

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Re: Confused - Possible stupid question re: BP cartridges
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2012, 11:26:29 PM »
The calibers and the firearms you have just acquired were designed when the only propellant was black powder.  There should be no serious issues using BP in them.  Welcome to western action shooting.

I invite you to join us  on The Darksiders Den and the child board The Dark Arts

Thank you so much for that feedback.
I will definitely look into your invite to the Darksiders Den.

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Re: Confused - Possible stupid question re: BP cartridges
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2012, 05:38:42 AM »
Ya have ta be real CAREFULL shootin BP, It can be ADDICTIVE, the next thing ya know ya will be tryin ta get yer 9mm ta cycle with BP rounds.  :P  ::)  ;D WM
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Re: Confused - Possible stupid question re: BP cartridges
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2012, 02:26:10 PM »
St Charles +1  I've shot BP in my 44-40 Cattlemen, '66, '73, and Henry for a number of years.  The only problem - and it's not really a problem - is getting the smile off my face when I'm done.

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Wildman1 +1.  Once you shoot you new acquisitions with the real gunpowder, you'll be  hooked for sure

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Re: Confused - Possible stupid question re: BP cartridges
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2012, 06:02:34 PM »
That new fangled smokeless stuff is just a passing fad anyway :o

Come on over to the Dark Side. Check out the "Darksiders Den", and the sticky at the top, the "Dark Arts" Lots of good stuff there. DJ's photo illustration on bullet compression will help get you started. Good Luck :)

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Re: Confused - Possible stupid question re: BP cartridges
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2012, 02:02:45 PM »
Take a look at Brimstone Pistoleros web site. Feel free to contact the folks there.  You'll travel far and wide to find better people...and have to settle for second best when you don't find any.
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Re: Confused - Possible stupid question re: BP cartridges
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2014, 05:25:14 PM »
Lots of good info on the darksiders den and its child board.

One of the big things about holy black is that the salts formed when fired are pretty corrosive.  Not so bad you should not shoot it, but bad enough you should clean your guns every time you shoot them.

Plenty of secret formulas out there for the best most fantastic guaranteed to clean your guns and increase your trucks gas mileage and make you able to leap over tall buildings in a single bound.  Having said that good old hot soapy water is hard to beat.  I bo, mine that way the gun parts heat up and dry real fast.  Remember those salts I told you about, well they are problematic because they are water soluable and actually absorb water (thats when they start corroding guns) well that is also why water works so good to clean up BP.
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Re: Confused - Possible stupid question re: BP cartridges
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2014, 04:39:43 PM »
I would agree with those who say it is addictive. Usually you only hear someone say heehaw when the shooter shots clean. I'm Yeehawin' ever time I pull the trigger.
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Re: Confused - Possible stupid question re: BP cartridges
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2014, 06:08:31 PM »
Don't believe them, all those boys are doing is pulling the wool over your eyes.  Shooting BP is boring and those there guns you got ain't no fun either.  Send them to me and I will put them out of their misery. ;D
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Re: Confused - Possible stupid question re: BP cartridges
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Re: Confused - Possible stupid question re: BP cartridges
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2014, 07:37:18 PM »
Hi All,
Very much a noob regarding western/cowboy shooting, but I've bought a few Winchester/Colt replicas this summer to scratch a 'bucket list' item.

I've done a lot of research, perhaps too much and my brain is overloaded so let me ask the most pointed questions I can.

- I have purchased two new NM Uberti Cattleman revolvers in 44-40 and 45.  Is it perfectly fine to shoot BP rounds?
- In anticipation I box a few boxes of back powder 44-40 and 45Colt from Buffalo Arms - are there any issues using them in my NM Cattleman revolvers?

I also bought 3 Uberti rifles (66, 73, and 76).  Are there any concerns about shooting BA BP rounds in them?

Check out the Brimstone Pistoleros webside too.  Put together by some of the greats in BP shooting.
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