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Offline Rowdy Fulcher

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #400 on: May 20, 2017, 09:11:30 AM »
Howdy
Thanks for posting your pictures . We all love our 73's and we love hunting with them . And as we have all seen a 44wcf is a effect Deer cartridge .  I want to thank John Kort for all of his hard work and help with the 44wcf .
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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #401 on: May 20, 2017, 11:46:06 AM »
Hummmm ....... Well ...... That second picture is a really funny lookin Deer,  CHT   ;D

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #402 on: July 03, 2017, 07:27:23 PM »
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The Ground hog hunting has been successful . I have taken  two pigs with it so far . The 44wcf has worked Great .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #403 on: July 03, 2017, 09:10:16 PM »
I've killed several deer with a muzzleloader that I've built from parts, not a kit. It's a very satisfying achievement. I wish I was still hunting. It would be neat to use a 73 or 76 to harvest a deer. I love the photos. Congratulations guys.
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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #404 on: September 06, 2017, 07:52:30 PM »
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Who's been working up a load for their favorite 73 caliber . I have an Excellent load with olde E and I also have a good load with Unique .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #405 on: September 07, 2017, 11:56:57 AM »
  I just ordered a pound of Swiss 3f and a pound of d Eynsford 2f for my 38-40's and 44-40's. I have loads for the 3f but am hoping the 2f will work to reduce velocities for CAS shooting.

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #406 on: September 22, 2017, 07:58:40 PM »
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They are both Great powders . I have loads loaded with both . Plan on using the old E for Deer Hunting .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #407 on: December 10, 2017, 08:31:53 PM »
  Been watching this scrub buck for a few weeks waiting on the weather to cool down so he could hang before butchering.

 

 I keep the rifle loaded and THOUGHT the magazine was full of BP loads, but for some reason I had filled it with smokeless handloads. Oh well, it's the thought that counts, right?

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #408 on: December 10, 2017, 10:12:13 PM »
Good job! Good meat for the freezer. I must be getting old, my eyesight getting bad, but that sure don't look like any 73 I've ever seen.  ;)

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #409 on: December 10, 2017, 10:33:30 PM »
Good job! Good meat for the freezer. I must be getting old, my eyesight getting bad, but that sure don't look like any 73 I've ever seen.  ;)

 Well...it's not an 1860 and it's not an 1873, so I split the difference!

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #410 on: December 11, 2017, 08:58:00 AM »
44-40 I presume? I have one just like it. What is your load?

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #411 on: December 11, 2017, 09:11:41 AM »
44-40 I presume? I have one just like it. What is your load?

  That particular load is 9.5 gr. oF Unique. It and the BP load of 2.2cc of Swiss 3Fg are ballistic twins giving practically identical velocities.

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #412 on: December 11, 2017, 04:23:37 PM »
Good harvest. I've got a rifle just like that myself in 44wcf. Mine has never seen anything but black powder.
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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #413 on: December 11, 2017, 06:39:58 PM »
Good harvest. I've got a rifle just like that myself in 44wcf. Mine has never seen anything but black powder.

  Thanks. BP in this rifle has shot very well. I'm still at a loss as to why I had it.loaded with smokeless unless it was at a point when I was out of Swiss 3Fg. Anyhow....I'll remedy that soon.

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #414 on: September 08, 2018, 12:02:48 PM »
Howdy
Deer season is almost here who's ready .

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #415 on: September 08, 2018, 02:47:33 PM »
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Deer season is almost here who's ready .

  Yep! Been practicing with my Uberti Frisco  and already checked the Yellowboy.

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #416 on: September 08, 2018, 09:40:47 PM »
Got tags, got my survivor twins and some quick-moving 2400 smokeless loads, hopefully the middle fork of the Feather River will be down a couple of bucks next month.
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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #417 on: September 09, 2018, 07:21:07 AM »
That stock looks like it's got a story or two to tell. What's the rest of it look like?

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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #418 on: September 09, 2018, 10:57:15 PM »
That stock looks like it's got a story or two to tell. What's the rest of it look like?
I wish I had a great story for the stock. All I know is that it was $60 on GunBroker. The rifle came to me with a bandsawn piece of oak for a stock when I was 11. we'd moved off the family "patch" into town and I missed my gramps fierce. So he gave me this old relic for a toy and to connect me and him while I lived in town. That was in 1979. This last year I started piecing stuff off of eBay and GunBroker, put the  old bastard back into service. Here's a couple more pictures.
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Re: Vintage Hunting with the 1873
« Reply #419 on: September 11, 2018, 08:12:53 PM »
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Looks like we are all getting ready . I can't wait to fry up some fresh tenderloin . I am out of Jerky , but if I can get my sights on a Doe in a couple weeks I will fix that . Just hope the temp don't get mega HOT .

 

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