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Re: A few comments on primers for BPC rifles

Posted by George Schmitz on Thursday, 21 May 2009, at 8:25 p.m., in response to Re: A few comments on primers for BPC rifles, posted by Jerry Liles on Thursday, 21 May 2009, at 4:44 p.m.

Jerry, I find drilling the flash holes makes no detectable difference. Interesting you're getting out of 215's. I just brought a brick back from Alliance, Ne. a few weeks ago, now I have two bricks of them. I've had very good luck with Rem 2-1/2 primers, wadded of course. Oh well, any primer in hand these days........

While at the match at Alliance, I watched a fellow shoot a total score of 58 with his trapdoor. High score of the 84 round match was a 70. Bob Havens was shooting a trapdoor and took home the "High Trapdoor" prize. Out of a total 80 shooters in the match, Bob also placed 8th overall. Now, the interesting part of all this, aside from the score, is that the rifle he was shooting was a "new" original trapdoor. Came from an estate and Bob says it had never been fired before he obtained it. Looked to me to be an 1884 model with the Buffington sight. Metal was flawless and wood had few dings. The breechblock was absolutely brilliant color cased. The best looking trapdoor I've ever seen, anywhere. As far as a load, he said he was using the same load he had previously used in his Browning 45-70. Go figure.


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