Report from John Taffin on cap n ball pistol accuracy

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Report from John Taffin on cap n ball pistol accuracy

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  • PIETTA Percussion Sixgun .44 1858 Remington 12"
  • .454"round ball
  • Speer CCI #11 percussion caps
  • A lubed wad between the powder and ball
  • Homemade lube over the end of the ball
  • Shot at 20 yards
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He reports: "This just may be the most all-around accurate shooting sixgun I have ever experienced in the past 65 years."
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I would be over the moon if any of my Cap n Ball revolvers grouped anywhere near that good..... 8)
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I am impressed! That is some good shooting for old technology. Well, any technology.
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piller wrote:
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:45 pm
I am impressed! That is some good shooting for old technology. Well, any technology.
ANY technology.
I have one modern sixgun that will do that.
Out of the pistols I have .. and some are quite accurate .. I have one that will shoot like that.
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JimT wrote:
Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:04 pm
piller wrote:
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:45 pm
I am impressed! That is some good shooting for old technology. Well, any technology.
ANY technology.
I have one modern sixgun that will do that.
Out of the pistols I have .. and some are quite accurate .. I have one that will shoot like that.
They are few and far between....My late 80-ish Ruger Bull Barrel .22 will shoot one ragged hole like that, and a 629 with a 6.5" factory power port will do it....A Diana .177, too.
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Pietta cap & ball revolver, huh ?
Hmmm......
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no flies on that!
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While anyone might own such a good shooting pistol, not so many are capable of that level of fine shooting. Nice shooting Mr John T!
I've been toying with the idea of getting some 5.5in 58s and just shooting black at the farm for a year. Rifle too. Got to be especially carefull with shooting black at farm, it's usually dry as a bone there but not this year.
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gamekeeper wrote:
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:39 pm
I would be over the moon if any of my Cap n Ball revolvers grouped anywhere near that good..... 8)
John, the trick to getting a good group is to "fire all 6 cylinders at once" -- those that hit the paper will be roughly the diameter of the cylinder. :wink:

But seriously -- that is some fine shootin'!

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The problem with firing all cylinders at once is that you cannot repeat it with the same gun.
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piller wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:25 pm
The problem with firing all cylinders at once is that you cannot repeat it with the same gun.
You could get away with an unintentional volley from this one.....
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That type probably could. A Colt type wouldn't do so well with all cylinders going off at once. Those pepperbox style could be dangerous for 1 pull of the trigger, then they might need reloading.
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A volley gun would likely be extremely effective up close and personal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qnuu0nMFVA
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convoluted vent channel(s) tend towards hangfires.....

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