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#3522369 - 12/30/13 12:11 PM Re: 1851 Confedrate Navy Colt Revolver. [Re: Frank G]
Frank G
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Go for it, it will drive the long gun guys nuts (ha). The members in the club said I can't use handguns any longer, need to swap to a long gun. "You can't hit anything with one" Oh ya, lets see! Ha ha ha....... bust chops, think I'll try a 30-30 lever gun with open sights. Naaaaa no challange.
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#3522763 - 12/30/13 05:04 PM Re: 1851 Confedrate Navy Colt Revolver. [Re: Frank G]
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I'm having a hard time believing a 44 round ball at black powder pistol velocities can do that much damage.
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#3522846 - 12/30/13 05:55 PM Re: 1851 Confedrate Navy Colt Revolver. [Re: Wobblyshot1]
Frank G
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I never would have expected it either. Had I not done it myself or witnessed it being done. The one with the smaller exit would be expected on a close down angle shot. But when I rolled the second over I was shocked. Notice the large exit, the ball had entered just behind the shoulder between spine directly hit the rib cage; you can see a few rib sections.
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#3525589 - 01/01/14 12:30 PM Re: 1851 Confedrate Navy Colt Revolver. [Re: Frank G]
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#3526026 - 01/01/14 06:35 PM Re: 1851 Confedrate Navy Colt Revolver. [Re: mountain man 71]
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I can sort of believe that. The lead they make roundballs out of is very very soft lead. So when it hits something hard, it flattens out big time. At slow velocities, it tares and rips. Thus when you hear of Civil War casualties or stories of soldiers...you will note the same thing. They were shooting 500 grains of lead at slow velocities with 40-60 grains of powder. Probably under 1,000 fps. When a minie ball hit an arm or leg, some soldiers talked about it nearly ripping it entirely off.
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#3526044 - 01/01/14 06:49 PM Re: 1851 Confedrate Navy Colt Revolver. [Re: Crow Terminator]
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 Originally Posted By: Crow Terminator
I can sort of believe that. The lead they make roundballs out of is very very soft lead. So when it hits something hard, it flattens out big time. At slow velocities, it tares and rips. Thus when you hear of Civil War casualties or stories of soldiers...you will note the same thing. They were shooting 500 grains of lead at slow velocities with 40-60 grains of powder. Probably under 1,000 fps. When a minie ball hit an arm or leg, some soldiers talked about it nearly ripping it entirely off.


The entry of the maxi ball into the war was pure carnage, it maimed and crippled more soldiers than it probably killed. I recovered a 50 cal. round ball from a doe I shot with my Hawkens about 15 yrs ago, it hit the scapula on the entry side and stopped at the hide on the opposite side it was half flattened out and twice as big around.

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#3526071 - 01/01/14 07:07 PM Re: 1851 Confedrate Navy Colt Revolver. [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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FULLDRAW,
I went back to the stand today that I took the twins from. I wanted to double check the exact yardage. I also want to be sure that I didn't mislead you on the yardage. My max shot would be 30 yards but both were taken at a down angle shot from a 16 foot stand the first was 12 yards and the second was at 15. I didn't run he calcuations but I would have questioned a shot and that much damage myself if it was at 30. Just wanted to be clear to everyone. Velosity at 90 feet is quite different then at 45 and 36 feet!
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#3528798 - 01/03/14 09:31 AM Re: 1851 Confedrate Navy Colt Revolver. [Re: Frank G]
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Fulldraw -- I've dug Civil War bullets that had hit stuff hard enough that it flattened them out to silver dollar size. If you think about that...they started out just being .577 diameter. And some of their bullets were .69 cal 3 ringers too. I've not found any of those that were fired...but my gosh I can only imagine shooting the rifle that shot those things. It had to of kicked like a mule.
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#3529501 - 01/03/14 06:21 PM Re: 1851 Confedrate Navy Colt Revolver. [Re: Crow Terminator]
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I shot a melon with my 36 caliber at 20 feet and it tore a good third off the back of the melon.

I also shot a five gallon bucket filled with water it tore the back off the bucket.

I was using 25 grains of powder.
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#3589112 - 02/15/14 07:58 PM Re: 1851 Confedrate Navy Colt Revolver. [Re: Frank G]
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Awesome!!!! Congrats!
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