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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-06-2011, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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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!
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-07-2011, 11:04 AM
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Nice rifle, congrats!
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nice rifle, awesome looking furniture.

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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-08-2011, 05:37 PM
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That last pic is great, nice rifle that is a keeper....
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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-08-2011, 06:26 PM
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very nice plains rifle!!
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post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-08-2011, 09:33 PM
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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.
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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!

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Nice rifle, really nice lumber!!
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-18-2012, 12:46 AM
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I'm waiting for FG to get tired of that rifle.
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