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frontiergander 12-06-2011 10:56 PM

My new Plains Rifle
Got her in trade and she came in yesterday. Custom .50cal Plains Rifle, 28" custom "no name or numbers" barrel with a 1:48 twist and deep groove rifling. L&R lock, sweet double set triggers. Stock is just amazing on it. Sorry that the pics don't do the rifle justice!

250gr Thor Concials @ 50 yards with 90gr American Pioneer 3f. Round balls are next on the list tomorrow!

Crawdaddy 12-07-2011 11:04 AM

Nice rifle, congrats!

BruceBruce1959 12-07-2011 03:23 PM

nice rifle, awesome looking furniture.

frontiergander 12-07-2011 05:25 PM

deerless 12-08-2011 05:37 PM

That last pic is great, nice rifle that is a keeper....

Hunting Man 12-08-2011 06:26 PM

very nice plains rifle!!

Hunting Man 12-08-2011 09:33 PM

FG it kinda has a leman/Hawken look to it. Very nice looking rifle, wood shows very well. Let me know when you get tired of it and don't scratch it.

frontiergander 01-13-2012 03:07 PM

Got that custom .50cal out to 110 yards today, had to move the target back a good deal as it was in the shade and impossible to see. Once i moved it into the full sun, the 3" dot was fairly easy to see even with my eyes.

I got the perfect load for the rifle it seems and this will be my elk load this September once i find what unit i am going to try for.

90gr Pyrodex RS, lubed wad, 250gr REAL. 110 yards

As you can see i am impacting low. I will buy a brass front sight and mod that one as i do have trouble seeing this front sight at times during different light times. Today the front sight looked perfect, most times it has a huge shiny glare which makes finding the action edge of the sight very tough. This one however is sighted in perfect for patched round balls so i will leave it for ronnyvoo shoots if i go this year, and for just fun round ball shooting.

I'll file the new brass front sight to be dead on @ 100 yards and then try 150 and see if i want to make any more adjustments.

A good day!

tomlightfield 01-17-2012 10:10 PM

Nice rifle, really nice lumber!!

Hunting Man 01-18-2012 12:46 AM

I'm waiting for FG to get tired of that rifle. :rolleyes:

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