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Re: Scenario: If You could take only two black powder guns camping
« Reply #50 on: October 19, 2018, 07:48:33 pm »
My '63s are both in .50 calibre so Charlie Hahn's tubes are of no use to me. Unless someone makes a .50 calibre ring tail bullet.

If he could convert my breech blocks without having the whole rifle shipped, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
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Re: Scenario: If You could take only two black powder guns camping
« Reply #51 on: October 20, 2018, 09:04:39 pm »
PJ,
I don't want to hijack this thread, but what Hahn does with a Sharps makes it super reliable for prolonged shooting.
I would not expect to get into a prolonged fire fight out camping but that rifle would be impressive.
Also throwing those 400+ grain lead slugs down range gets a bit expensive. I use a Moose Mold .54 ring tail bullet.
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Re: Scenario: If You could take only two black powder guns camping
« Reply #52 on: October 28, 2018, 03:49:11 am »
I'd take my '66 carbine and my saa copy both in 45lc, though taking my '51 navy is a very tempting proposition mainly because thats my favorite handgun.

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Re: Scenario: If You could take only two black powder guns camping
« Reply #53 on: October 28, 2018, 02:23:08 pm »
Well if things are limited to black powder guns then I'd be my 1860 Army 44 revolver (would prefer my favorite c&b, my 2nd Model Dragoon as I like the feel and I'd be better "For wackin' surly critters" with, but the 60 Army is a little more convenient size and weight wise). The 2nd one would be my double twelve short barrel scattergun. Guess I'd tote along various shotshell loadings for different situations, 2's, 5/6's, and 8's.
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Re: Scenario: If You could take only two black powder guns camping
« Reply #54 on: October 28, 2018, 10:47:43 pm »
I guess it would depend on several things: What era am I portraying? If it is any time between 1860 and 1873, I guess I would opt for a M1860 Colt's Army, possibly with a cartridge conversion.  For a long arm, it would depend on what I expected to encounter...large four-legged critters, including griz, I'd opt for a large bore breachloader.  Yes, a Sharps carbine would seem to be the choice, but, frankly, I think I'd rather have a 5th Model Burnside carbine, with brass cartridge cases that seal the breach!  If I was more worried about two-legged varmints, then a M1860 Henry Repeating rifle in .44 rimfire (presuming we are talking about what was really available), although a M1860 Spencer Repeating Carbine would also serve well for both big game and bad guys.
Now if we are talking after 1873, I'd switch to a Colt's Single Action and probably keep the Spencer until 1878, when I'd switch to a .44-40 Colt's and Winchester '73.  After 1886, I'd go with a .45 Colts and a M1886 Winchester in .45-70.
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Re: Scenario: If You could take only two black powder guns camping
« Reply #55 on: February 12, 2019, 09:36:56 pm »
Hard one.  What two guns would I take into the wilderness?  Well, I would choose a 7.5 inch .45 Colt SAA and 100 rds.  My second choice is my 1876 carbine in .45-60.  I'd have a belt full of cartridges and four boxes in my pack.  No telling what I'd run into the wild.
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Re: Scenario: If You could take only two black powder guns camping
« Reply #56 on: February 12, 2019, 11:59:17 pm »
You are going primitive camping with your family (or even by yourself).  You, of course, want protection.  You choose two guns handloaded with black powder ammo.  .Which would they be?

For me:  a 4 3/4 Ruger New Vaquero in .45 colt and a Uberti  1873 carbine in .44-40 would be suitable.

Looking over this question again...

Are we tent camping in bear country?

Anywhere near correctional facilities? (I ask because I do and have camped during prisoner escapes... unsettling at best...)

Are we camping in a 5th wheel or other hard sided camper?

Are we backpacking into the waaaaay back country?

Good discussions all.

 

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Re: Scenario: If You could take only two black powder guns camping
« Reply #57 on: February 13, 2019, 07:24:43 am »
Sorry but my idea of camping out is a Holiday Inn Express and really don't need a fire arm there
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Re: Scenario: If You could take only two black powder guns camping
« Reply #58 on: February 14, 2019, 11:22:44 am »

PLUS ONE to Bunk.

Additionally .... My idea of grub while on Safari is "Fillet Minion" or perhaps "Peasant Under Glass" all served in climate controlled comfort.

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Re: Scenario: If You could take only two black powder guns camping
« Reply #59 on: February 14, 2019, 12:02:28 pm »
and, of course, washed down with a big mug of a good ale...right?
That makes me want to dig a couple of steaks out of the freezer for supper
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Re: Scenario: If You could take only two black powder guns camping
« Reply #60 on: February 16, 2019, 03:20:20 pm »
Looking over this question again...

Are we tent camping in bear country?

Anywhere near correctional facilities? (I ask because I do and have camped during prisoner escapes... unsettling at best...)

Are we camping in a 5th wheel or other hard sided camper?

Are we backpacking into the waaaaay back country?

Good discussions all.

 


I guess it would be all of the above.  But chiefly tent camping “waaaaay back” into the country with bear, cougar, illegal aliens, smugglers, poachers, Bigfoot/Fouke Monster/Skunk Ape, toothless guys that want other men to squeal like a pig; via foot, horseback, 4 wheeler or jeep/pickup.

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Re: Scenario: If You could take only two black powder guns camping
« Reply #61 on: February 17, 2019, 01:08:13 am »
Sorry but my idea of camping out is a Holiday Inn Express and really don't need a fire arm there
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Mrs Marvel still thinks a Holiday Inn is pretty nice....
but a Motel 6 - THAT's camping! bring the UV light to check for bedbugs  :P

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Re: Scenario: If You could take only two black powder guns camping
« Reply #62 on: February 17, 2019, 01:14:40 am »
I guess it would be all of the above.  But chiefly tent camping “waaaaay back” into the country with bear, cougar, illegal aliens, smugglers, poachers, Bigfoot/Fouke Monster/Skunk Ape, toothless guys that want other men to squeal like a pig; via foot, horseback, 4 wheeler or jeep/pickup.

Oh crap.
in that case I wanna couple boxes of invisible fish line, cases of empty tin cans, lotsa ironwood stakes,
braided tripwire, 12 ga alarms , these:


and a blackpowder .45 ACP hicap bloback AR.


oh, and my tame brown bear.
he's my bestest friend.
His name is Gladly.
he's cross-eyed.

Gladly and I will be sleeping high up in a tree whilst all the excitement ocurrs below.

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Re: Scenario: If You could take only two black powder guns camping
« Reply #63 on: February 19, 2019, 01:11:26 pm »
Doug,
Here in the Deep South we have all the beasties you mention in your last post. Plus a few that you may not expect to find in other parts of North America.
This is my reason for posting # 7, (I believe) a Shotgun, various ammo and a large cal. revolver. I assumed all camping was to be rather primitive.

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