ideal rate of twist (MLP firearms and shooting thread)

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  1. Frogfur

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    What he said ..


    being a black powder shooter I'd say that BP has very little of what would be decribed as kick. I can load 120grs as a maximum in my .50 caliber rifle with very little if any real precieved recoil.
    The thing to remember here concerning BP cartridges is they are loaded by volume,
    NOT by weighed charges as in modern smokless powder cartridges.
    The other thing to remember is that BP is not as picky about charge weights. Wether you load 20grs, or 30grs of black powder in your smoke pole there will not be a huge noticeable difference in performance, or precieved recoil. But would be with modern smokeless propellents.
     
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    Got the hardback around here somewhere...
     
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    When does this thread suddenly "disappear", and show up in our subscription list under the name "Ideal rate of twist"? :hmm: :D
     
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    I was thinking the same thing lol. Lots of good info here though so I think it would be a good addition there, also might get some new blood in the thread, which is always nice. The more the merrier.
     
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    I don't know why they don't move it over to the gun thread. They probably will if it keeps up.
     
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    It is a real firing licensed Beretta... It is manufactured by military in Egypt. BTW, will it need any maintenance before I try firing it? It has been sitting in its box in closet for 6 years !
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    Take this stuff over to the gun thread where it belongs. And yes, it will require some cleaning before firing.
     
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    This is what its really like to shoot the .577 Nitro Express.

    Now you know. Notice the good, and not so good stance.
    * note: they missed the cow way off .
    Looks like they better adjust a little windage and elevation.
     
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    Here is how I asked the mods to merge the threads: I 'reported' one of the posts, in the 'reason' box I asked politely for it.
     
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    Wut?
     
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    Sooo...

    I went up to Nashville last week for some quality family time with the folks. Mom just had a minor surgery and I hadn't been up since christmas, so it was nice to see the folks and help out with some of their chores and all. Between fixing the clogged dishwasher, a bit of light mowing and such I had time to hit the range with dad and get a little trigger time in too.

    Wow, it had been awhile since I shot at a real target and not just random stuff like cans or what all. I stunk up the joint lol :D . I shot to the left consistently with everything (all pistols for this trip) except my full size M&P and my groups were way too open even at <10yards. I need to make a more focused effort to get more shooting in and actually work on fundamentals again.

    To be fair the others I shot were mostly new to me including a rental gun, which was pretty cool, the M&P shield EZ. .380 with a very easy to manipulate slide, grip safety and even a loading lever built into the magazines like you would find on a ruger MK series rimfire. For those with arthritis or other issues making traditional auto loading pistols less than viable, this was a great option that I'm happy to see become available.

    Use it or loose it, at least in my case anyway.

    One cool thing though, while we were there someone bought an integrally suppressed pistol, one of these https://silencerco.com/maxim/# and was plugging away a few booths down. I didn't think much of the lack of volume, figuring he was shooting rimfire or something until dad pointed out the obvious to me. We chatted the dude up on the way out about his new purchase and he was very pleased over all and offered to let us have a go at it, but we were on the way out and had already packed up our ammo, plus dad wasn't feeling great so we declined.

    A few things I noted though;

    A. Silencerco seems to have done a great job on this one, very quiet. Dude said the trigger was spongy, though.

    B. Apparently someone is already making IWB holsters for these things. Lol. Dude has an 8-10 month waiting period before he can take it home, but it sounds like he has the holster already.

    C. The sight radius on the sucker is l-o-o-o-o-n-g. It's like 1/2 a rifle.


    Overall a good trip, I need to make shooting a regular part of my life again instead of just talking guns here. I used to have a membership at a club in TN and would go sometimes twice a week and never less than 4+ times a month. I still wasn't very good, but man I have fun out there.
     
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    Just bought an unfired Colt Cobra yesterday. Perfect condition. I already have a Trooper but wanted a .38 snub nose.
    Nice little revolver.
     
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