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Pictures speak a thousand words (note marlinowners.com Team .45/70 cap) ;D

- second time ever shooting this rifle, 15 shots last year, now 16 shots this year (1st shot was the fouling shot at the 150m gong, hit it too) :D




75g of FFg Wano / 475gn lubed conical projectile from Lyman mould



Military Walk Up Shoot at Seymour Black Powder Club.
3 distances, all shots off-hand.
5 shots at 125m
5 shots at 75m
5 shots at 50m

all 15 shots to score - total of 89.

I know the rifle shoots 'a bit high' - like all military rifles of that era.
So next year I might practice before hand to get used to the hold-under - and be a bit more steady :)
 

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Was the award for first place? BP is a fun way to spend a day, even more fun when ya get a trophy! Congrats!
 

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Yeah mate - Perpetual Trophy.

This particular shoot is only held once a year - open to ANY military issued Black Powder rifle, muzzleloader or breechloader, chambered in .45cal and above.
 

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As a youngster, I had a Parker Hale Zouave 58 caliber. It was made well and would shoot great. I loved the vernier sight.
Thanks for bringing back an old memory.........great picture.
 

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Sounds fun! I'd love to give a gun like that a try. Especially the old 1849 Rifled Springfield in .69 caliber. Only cause they didn't make it in .70 cal! Something about that just seems like the most funyou can have with a rifle.
 
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