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Offline Rowdy Fulcher

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #340 on: December 31, 2015, 03:11:31 PM »
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plans for 2016 ? I would like to work up a Black powder load for my 73 , would like to try ole E . I would also like to work up a smokeless load and even work with a jhp . I have used Triple 7 in the past and it has done an Excellent job . I'm hoping for more Vintage Hunters . And by having all the loads covered the biggest question is what will I wear .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #341 on: January 09, 2016, 02:40:32 PM »
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I would like to have all three loads worked up for the 2016 Hunting season . The reason being if you want to Vintage Hunt with a 44wcf there will be a load for you . No excuse for not Hunting .
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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #342 on: January 10, 2016, 10:29:49 PM »
 I have an 1866 sporting rifle with a ladder sight (YIPEE!!) on the way. Can't WAIT to start loading and shooting and have about 200 gleaming lead bullets from a recent casting session waiting to go. My usual MO is to get some meat in the freezer with one of my modern guns (because eating comes first) then hunt with one of my Colt repros. But, next season I may deviate and use the '66 instead of a revolver. Too bad I have to wait 10 months to decide!! FWIW I'm sitting here with a steaming bowl of soup made with venison stew meat. To. Die. For!

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #343 on: January 14, 2016, 08:33:08 PM »
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Congrats Cholla on your yellow boy rifle . What caliber did you go with ? Well   Deer season is over for the year , it's time to turn my attention to Coyotes . Planing on working on a black powder load for my 44wcf . Will keep you posted on the results .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #344 on: January 14, 2016, 09:32:35 PM »
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Congrats Cholla on your yellow boy rifle . What caliber did you go with ? Well   Deer season is over for the year , it's time to turn my attention to Coyotes . Planing on working on a black powder load for my 44wcf . Will keep you posted on the results .

It's a 44-40. It's an older Uberti, '90's, but it's been slicked up, hope it's accurate! Has the ladder sight which I'm pumped about as I have a 200 & 300 yd. range at the house so I hope to find a good load and regulate the sights for those ranges. I post pictures as soon as I get it.

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #345 on: January 15, 2016, 06:43:33 PM »
Cholla
A Yellowboy rifle in 44wcf you will really enjoy that .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #346 on: January 16, 2016, 11:43:03 AM »
Cholla
A Yellowboy rifle in 44wcf you will really enjoy that .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #347 on: January 16, 2016, 03:26:49 PM »
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I have finally got my hands on some Olde E . Will be working up a Vintage Hunting load with it . Looking forward to working with the Olde E .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #348 on: January 24, 2016, 04:30:10 PM »
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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #349 on: January 25, 2016, 06:29:11 PM »
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Got a chance to go Coyote hunting yesterday . Didn't see any coyotes , but we watched a bunch of Deer . But Deer season is over for this year . I always enjoy getting out and hunting in the snow .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #350 on: February 20, 2016, 03:42:35 PM »
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Got a chance to work with Old E and things look real good . The Velocities were fast 2f at 34 grains were 1280 fps and the 3f averaged 1390 fps .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #351 on: February 21, 2016, 04:10:16 AM »
i admire your spirit.....and your shooting skills!

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #352 on: February 21, 2016, 11:46:58 AM »
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Today I tried 35 grains of 2f .The velocities were Great . First shot was 1304 second was 1303 and last shot was 1298 . The Old Eynsford powder is working real good .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #353 on: February 21, 2016, 08:49:00 PM »
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Today I tried 35 grains of 2f .The velocities were Great . First shot was 1304 second was 1303 and last shot was 1298 . The Old Eynsford powder is working real good .

 Good stuff, Rowdy. I too find velocity spreads pretty low with the Swiss 3Fg I've been using. I don't weigh my charges but My velocities are similar to yours. I was able to achieve right at 1400 fps with my 220 gr. RNFP loading a heavily compressed charge (2.6cc) of 3Fg, but found loading easier with a little less powder (2.2cc) and that load averaged 1331 fps. Good enough.

 Keep the reports coming!

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #354 on: February 25, 2016, 05:23:43 PM »
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Shot this Coyote at 50 yards . I called him in and the 73 did the rest .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #355 on: February 25, 2016, 08:18:02 PM »
 Good shooting, Rowdy.
 If you like shooting coyotes, you need to visit Texas. It's not at all unusual to hear two, and occasionally three packs carrying on at once from my house. I see them almost daily, but as long as they stay away from the house and the chicken pens, and don't bother the cattle, I leave them alone.

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #356 on: February 26, 2016, 09:33:18 PM »
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Got a chance to burn a little black powder after work . Wanted to try a different 3f load . Wanting to run in the lower 1300's so I tried 33 grains of 3f ,They were in the 1340 range . When I got home I got my #13 to clean up and it was empty so I grabbed a bottle of windex and it actually worked better than my old 13 .

Cholla
I enjoy coyote hunting it's a challenge to call in a coyote . Especially close enough to use a 73 .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #357 on: March 03, 2016, 04:27:21 PM »
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My 73 and a NCOWS pistol by USFA .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #358 on: March 19, 2016, 09:20:23 AM »
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I have been loading old E and using Chey Cast bullets .  This will be the load that I hunt with this fall . I am happy with there performance .My goal is to take a 170 + class Deer with this load .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #359 on: April 08, 2016, 04:33:58 PM »
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The weather has been warming up , who's been out shooting ? And better yet , has anyone been chasing coyotes .

 

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