63 Sporter

Support for the 1863 shooter. Discussions of powders, loads, bullets, etc.
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emito condito
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63 Sporter

Post by emito condito » Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:38 pm

Anybody get a 63 sporter with the 14 or 16 lb barrel? I'd like to hear your thoughts.

Bud Man
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Post by Bud Man » Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:54 pm

I have a 1863 Sporter with a 30 inch 16 pound barrel in .54 caliber, one of the last rifles built by Wolfgang Droege around 1990. It is chambered for 90 grains and is a wonderful shooting gun. Fairly accurate, I have no problem keeping 100 yard groups in about two inches, meaning it shoots better than I do..... :lol:

Recoil is minimal. Good luck with nitrated paper cartridges. Owned it several years, would hate to part with it.

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