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Support for the 1863 shooter. Discussions of powders, loads, bullets, etc.
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Jay Yuskaitis
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Post by Jay Yuskaitis » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:51 pm

Hi folks, Shot my 54 cal 1863 sporter again today. 100 & 200 yards. guess it wasn't too great a day. Hit the target every shot, but groups weren't as good as last time. Could eyes be getting old? Kind of doubt they could be much older. Used Charlie's tubes as usual along with Rapine ringtail & Steve Brooks "Charlie Hahn" bullet. Had I been hunting, would have really scored. Twas a great time, only problem is, the time cleaning the old girl.
Jay Y.

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The battle sight...

Post by Free_Stater » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:18 pm

Have you tried that itty bitty notch on the sight when the ladder is down? I can barely see it, which means groups of 6" at 50 yards. I swear, someone sprayed that notch with invisibility serum or something. The ladder has a much more easily accessed notch.
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Jay Yuskaitis
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Post by Jay Yuskaitis » Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:07 pm

My 1863 is a #3 Sporter in .54 caliber. I use a Steve Baldwin short range Soule Sight & a Shiloh Globe Front. Have had good luck & groups when I do my part. Guess I'm getting to be an "I remember when". Jay Y.

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Post by Free_Stater » Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:35 pm

Oh, you have the purty 1863 instead of the military. I expect that the better sights make all the difference in the world.
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Huh? Whoa, there ....

Post by Todd Birch » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:23 pm

Hey! I've got both a .54 Sporter and a Miitary Rifle in .50, and the MR makes the Sporter looks pretty plain by comparison.

Pretty is as pretty does, and it's in the eye of the beholder.

What does a Brook's 'Charlie Hahn' bullet look like?
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Jay Yuskaitis
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Charlie Hahn Design Bullet

Post by Jay Yuskaitis » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:38 am

The best verbal description of Charlies design is similar in shape to an original 44/40 bullet. Charlie's has a ringtail to fit into his "tubes". Weighs 504 grs. 30-1. Very accurate when I do my part. Jay Y.

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Post by snapcap14 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:08 pm

EMAILL ME AND i WILL SEND A PHOTO OF IT. OR AT LEAST THE ONE i HAD STEVE MAKE FOR ME IT IS HIS FLAT BASE W/ MOD TO FIT CHARLIES TUBES.
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Post by stuebben » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:38 pm

At http://www.neihandtools.com/catalog/index.html, there is a .540 bullet bullet #385 described as "Ch Tube." Perhaps this is it?

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Post by Jay Yuskaitis » Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:10 pm

Hi, Couldn't hook up with that site. Jay

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