Billy Dixon didn't get them all

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SOURDOUGH
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Billy Dixon didn't get them all

Post by SOURDOUGH » Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:42 pm

This was taken today, March 17th, about 12 miles from Adobe Walls.


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Re: Billy Dixon didn't get them all

Post by PanaDP » Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:06 pm

Well shot! Care to share any information on the conditions and rifle used?
-Chris

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Re: Billy Dixon didn't get them all

Post by SOURDOUGH » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:07 pm

The conditions were nice Texas Panhandle day. Shot from about 60 yards with 45-70, Goex cartridge powder, 540 round nose bullet. Rifle is an original Borchardt that started out as a military rifle. Rifle had passed through J P Lower's shop in Denver as it is marked on barrel. Before I got it the barrel had been shortened to 30in and front sight replaced with a rocky mountain blade. The sling swivel was removed sometime in the past. The barrel still is marked Old Reliable with the Sharps Bridgeport Conn markings. Stocks are replacements that can be banged around.
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Re: Billy Dixon didn't get them all

Post by pete » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:50 am

SOURDOUGH;
That's cool to be able to hunt close to a spot that can be historically verified and to know you're in the same area with a bp rifle is extra special. I have hunted a couple of spots in Colo. that fall into that category and it adds to the experience. Is there a ranch or outfitter's name you can provide? Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Billy Dixon didn't get them all

Post by Mike Johnson » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:14 pm

Nice buff. Fascinating that it is taken in such a historical location
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