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Offline Rowdy Fulcher

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #300 on: July 24, 2015, 04:29:08 PM »
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Well how did the ole 73 shoot ? and what caliber is it ? Got any pictures ? We love pictures .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #301 on: August 31, 2015, 02:01:16 PM »
Howdy.
Well I have been putting this off for a few years but this year I really want to take some Deer with a few of 45's.  I am all ready to use my new chronograph to work up some loads for my 73 and my 66. I will be using smokeless . It seems that unique might be a better choice that trailboss or bullseye.  What would you feel is a safe but effective velocity ? 1200 fps ?
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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #302 on: September 01, 2015, 05:35:28 AM »
Most states will have a minimum velocity and /or power factor that you need to meet. Contact your state fish and game dept. to ascertain what you need. wM1
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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #303 on: September 02, 2015, 05:07:53 PM »
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 I used a yellewboy carbine in 45 colt to take a nice Doe a few years back . I used Unique powder and a 250 grain bullet , shot her in the neck  . She may have ran 30 yards . She was about 50 yards when I fired . One shot one kill .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #304 on: September 12, 2015, 01:43:58 PM »
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Hope everyone has had a chance to shoot their rifles . Hunting season is close at hand . I plan on shooting this weekend . I like to shoot at several distances . I start at 25 then 50 then 75 and finish up with 100 yards . I hunt in the woods and usually stay at 50 yards or less . The Buck I shot last year was at 65 yards .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #305 on: September 19, 2015, 07:30:59 PM »
Got this boar running in the woods. Shot three times while he was running,all hits, he dropped on the third. Used black powder sub. Distance was about forty yards.
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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #306 on: September 21, 2015, 08:41:33 PM »
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Nice Hog . Thanks for the picture . And welcome to Vintage Hunting .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #307 on: October 05, 2015, 08:10:40 PM »
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The weather is starting to cool down ,are you ready for hunting season ? Have you been out shooting , can you knock a flea off a dogs ear . And never touch the dog . They really appreciate that . I have my Meister bullets loaded and ready . Are you ready for Deer season .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #308 on: October 11, 2015, 06:58:29 PM »
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Got a chance to go shooting . I shot my Vintage Hunting ammo and it shot great . I am ready for Deer season  .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #309 on: October 11, 2015, 07:11:12 PM »
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Let's try it again .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #310 on: October 12, 2015, 11:11:47 AM »
Rowdy, if you don't mind me asking, what size Meister bullets are you using?

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #311 on: October 12, 2015, 06:18:44 PM »
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I am using a .430

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #312 on: October 13, 2015, 07:03:36 AM »
Thanks. I'm getting ready to place an order. Will order a 100 pack and try them.

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #313 on: October 13, 2015, 08:54:32 AM »
You should really slug your bore first, to find out what you need. might save you some $$.

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #314 on: October 14, 2015, 07:32:28 AM »
That's what I keep telling myself.

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #315 on: October 14, 2015, 11:54:08 AM »
Then why not do it? It only takes a few minutes.

Generally though, the 429 or 430 is going to work if it's a newer gun. All newer ones I've checked are .429 bores. If it's an original or an older Uberti it definitely should be slugged.
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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #316 on: October 14, 2015, 01:38:30 PM »
I hesitated (procrastinated) slugging the bore of my 45-70.  Wasn't quite sure what to use.  Finally, I flattened a lead round ball for my 44 cap and ball (0.451" smashed to over .462") and drove it down the barrel with a wooden dowel and mallet.  I wish that I would have done this when I first bought the rifle.  I was getting terrible accuracy, and found out why when I slugged the barrel...I was shooting 0.02" under-bore bullets.  She groups fine now that I'm using the proper sized bullet!
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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #317 on: October 24, 2015, 11:37:57 AM »
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Got a chance to shoot the other day . I was shooting my Vintage Hunting Ammo . The 44wcf is an Excellent shooter . The 200 grain bullet traveling at 1300 fps does a great job .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #318 on: October 28, 2015, 05:59:15 PM »
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Deer season is almost here . I have planned my Hunt down to my wool socks . The ammo is loaded  , my rifle and pistol are READY . I have even sharpened my knife . I'm ready are you ?

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #319 on: October 28, 2015, 06:09:02 PM »
Not as ready as you Rowdy , but I'm working on it. Have you got a bigun located ? Hope ya do! Good luck on your hunt Rowdy.,,,,,DT

 

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