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#2598766 - Mon Feb 27 2012 01:42 PM Re: smooth bores? [Re: blackpowder]
Joe the Logger Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 05 2011
Posts: 3764
Loc: North Eastern,Pa
Gotcha ! One of my joys every fall is taking a walk with an original smooth rifle I picked up years ago at a sale. I had it checked out, and it is safe to fire. I load 3/4 oz. 7 1/2 shot, twin veggie wads, all over 40 grains FFF. Thats really mild, but the squirrels don't seem to know. I have even had a few quite comical shots at grouse with it ! Getting a 44 inch barrel on a grouse quick is a hoot !
"Be nice, until its time to not be nice" (Patrick Swayze...Roadhouse)

#2598767 - Mon Feb 27 2012 01:43 PM Re: smooth bores? [Re: blackpowder]
Ron pa Online   content

Registered: Wed Dec 08 2004
Posts: 2425
Loc: pa
With my Eye`s going south on me, I like the one sight deal on a Smoothie. I gave my .62 to my Son. Just couldn`t handle the recoil with my bum Shoulder. Now, I would like to try a .54 Smoothbore. Don`t think it would be a little easier in the recoil Dept??

#2598846 - Mon Feb 27 2012 03:07 PM Re: smooth bores? [Re: Ron pa]
blackpowder Offline

Registered: Sun Dec 26 2010
Posts: 1364
Loc: blooming valley pa. in nw pa 1...
grouse are a tough customer indeed! i have shot a couple, but have missed alot more than i care to talk about. my gun has a 31" barrel. which makes it a dream to handle in thicker cover. i remember wheh my good friend bought his first 3 1/2" 12 gauge. we went goose hunting and the first group of geese that came over he fired 3 shots and i shot once. when the smoked clear mine was on the ground, and his wasn't. we left after that. things like that have been so much fun. it always makes it better when everyone you hunt with is using modern guns. the beagle i had before the one i have now, i had for 15 years and the only gun i ever shot rabbits with over her was my trade gun. those were good old days!

#2598915 - Mon Feb 27 2012 03:56 PM Re: smooth bores? [Re: blackpowder]
Matt / PA Offline

Registered: Fri Aug 25 2000
Posts: 1277
Loc: Minersville , PA
I wouldn't say that I'm a "Die Hard" smoothbore guy but I do like them...... I have a nicely built .62 "Faber-ish" Early VA smooth rifle that knocks the stuffing out of em'
Built around a nice 42" Getz barrel.

With roundballs I would have no problem shooting to 75 or 100 yds with it, but of course the rear sight sure helps. The deer pictured with it was shot at about 50 yards no problem.......

Really want to take a gobbler with it this spring and have the load already worked out.

#2599106 - Mon Feb 27 2012 06:48 PM Re: smooth bores? [Re: Matt / PA]
blackpowder Offline

Registered: Sun Dec 26 2010
Posts: 1364
Loc: blooming valley pa. in nw pa 1...
GREAT!!!!!!! now that why i started this post, to see what everone else was doing and how they were doing it. gotta love them big chunks of lead! congrats!!!!!!!

#2599431 - Mon Feb 27 2012 10:42 PM Re: smooth bores? [Re: blackpowder]
BerksCoflinter Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 2004
Posts: 4129
Loc: Berks Co., Pennsylvania
I always envied my shooting friends their smoothbores, so I built one using Brad Emig's 24 guage colonial kit. It is a beauty! And, I look spiffy toting it, but edible wildlife remain safe in their environment since I'm unable to hit squat with it!
5C, 2G, 3D, 5B Lifetime NRA,

#2599483 - Mon Feb 27 2012 11:09 PM Re: smooth bores? [Re: blackpowder]
Joe the Logger Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 05 2011
Posts: 3764
Loc: North Eastern,Pa
You can't just say you look spiffy with it without a picture, can you ? LOL! Most game is more than safe when I am toting any muzzy ! If I would have lived in colonial times, I would have been the best knife fighter on the frontier !
"Be nice, until its time to not be nice" (Patrick Swayze...Roadhouse)

#2599494 - Mon Feb 27 2012 11:12 PM Re: smooth bores? [Re: BerksCoflinter]
410-er Online   content

Registered: Sun Oct 29 2000
Posts: 5651
Loc: 5B/northern lanc. co.
The only smoothbores muzzys I have are 3 origional doubles.Great for small game and shot but can't get a RB to group.Only tried the 11 ga.Great big hunk of lead.Didn't try the 20 or 14ga.Think I'll stick to the rifled barrels for deer.
The answers to all of life's questions are found in the Bible!

#2603279 - Thu Mar 01 2012 10:13 PM Re: smooth bores? [Re: blackpowder]
Mad_Jack Offline
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Registered: Tue Oct 31 2000
Posts: 278
Loc: McDonald, Allegheny Co, PA
I miss my Brown Bess and my Tulle.:( But, I have a 28 ga smooth barrel that I swap out on my rifle stock. I'm still trying to get my sighting for roundball but I've harvest lots of small game and a fair share of those clay flying thingies using shot loads.thumbs I had a removable rear site on my It was a serpant rear site for a rifle. I drilled a hole for the tang screw to fit through(I needed a slightly longer tang screw). I put the serpant head facing the butt and moved it right and left for windage. Once the windage is found I marked a dot on the serpant nose so I could line it up with the tang screw tightened. The elevation I filed very little for.;) You'll have to do you're own trial and error sight in. You could also fashion your own sight.
'Mad Irish' Jack O'Donnell
I started hunting as a youngster. Yeah, I saw BAMBI. I got over it!

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