1,200 Yard .45 Cal Sidelock (Rice Barrels 1:17 Twist)

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Idaholewis

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My new .45 Cal Rice Barrel, and a new personal best Shoot. I fell in love with my 1-24 Twist .50 Cal Rice Barrel, And of course my 1:20 Twist Rice as well. In short, My Rice Barrels are my TOP DOGS :lewis: I ended up ordering a .45 Cal in 1:17 Twist to go with them, A dedicated “Long Ranger“ The Barrel Showed up Friday Morning, I installed a Lee Shaver adjustable front sight, And fitted the Barrel in the same TC Hawken Stock that the 1:24 Twist .50 Cal Rice Rests in. I group shot it Saturday Morning with 2 of Favorite Long Range .45 Cal Bullets, Both BACO Ellipticals (Paper Patch, and Grease Groove) Both bullets Shot AWESOME, about 3/4 to 1” at 100 Yards. I loaded up Monday morning and headed for 1,200 Yards,



The Video

After getting everything setup the Fog Rolled in and had me at a “Stand Stil“ I waited for nearly 2 Hours, it finally lifted and turned out to be a really nice Day






The Bullet i chose for this outing was my BACO .453 Elliptical, Lubed with “Modified“ Bullshop’s NASA Lube



Barrel stil in the White, Has a total of 8 Shots fired through it at this Point (From Sighting in at 100 Yards Saturday Morning) It’s 9th Shot was at 1,200 Yards :lewis:


After the Shoot i came home and Cleaned the Barrel Good, Removed the Front Sight, Under Rib & Thimbles For Engraving & Hot Blueing, I just now got back with it from Engraving, Pictures aren’t the Best here and do it NO Justice, Engraving turned out AMAZING :lewis: The Barrel goes for Hot Blueing in the Morning


With it‘s 1:17 Twist This is a TRUE “HOTROD Hawken“ :) I decided to Name it “Eleanor” for the Shelby GT500 from the Movie “Gone in 60 Seconds”






And lastly, Here are the 2 Bullets from Both Shots in the Video above, The bullet on the left is the Shot that hit Left, it was Damaged badly on the underside from a Rock, and the Bullet on the Right is the one that Hit the Steel Plate, If anyone thinks that these BIG Lead Bullets have NOTHING left on them at 1,200 Yards, You better Re-think that :) BIG Lead continues to be BAD @SS Waaaaaaaaaaaaaay Out there, Smashed Flat as a Razor, That is the Bullet Base you see, even the Sprue Cut :)
 
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wildcat2

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Lewis I would like to see a close up of the lee shaver front site ,his Web site does not even have them on there. I whant to but one on my new build,but I whant to make it on a platform ramp to unscrew to take off when I am shooting it with my vintage scope. Nice shooting there, just love the long shooting with the sidelock .
 

Idaholewis

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Lewis I would like to see a close up of the lee shaver front site ,his Web site does not even have them on there. I whant to but one on my new build,but I whant to make it on a platform ramp to unscrew to take off when I am shooting it with my vintage scope. Nice shooting there, just love the long shooting with the sidelock .
Here are a few Pics, I don’t know why Lee doesn’t list these adjustable front sights on his Website? They are used on his Ferriss Creedmoor Rifles, I have 3 or 4 of them and REALLY Like em, They are an Awesome Adjustable Front Sight at a very reasonable price :lewis: He makes them in Different Heights, For my TC Hawken/Renegade ML Setups i like the 1” and 1-1/8” inch height


 

kw77

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Well it would be very easy with balistics calculators now days to tell how far you could actually shoot that thing. Impressive shooting man!! 👍🏻
 
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She is a beaut! I have mostly only shot inline muzzleloaders, but between you and a few others on this sight I may need to purchase a good sidelock soon.... my need a new gun safe as well!
 

wildcat2

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45/70 tell me more about the shoot at camp atterbury. When is it a annual event, is it any blackpowder gun. I only shoot sidelock and underhammer.
 

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45/70 tell me more about the shoot at camp atterbury. When is it a annual event, is it any blackpowder gun. I only shoot sidelock and underhammer.
black powder cartridge or Muzzle loaders , and is annual , Might contact NMLRA Headquarters
 

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