In this video I unbox the Uberti Remington New Model Army in .44 Caliber, from Taylor’s and Company. I show the packaging, the brand new, oil soaked revolver, then what it looks like after a quick cleaning and wipe down. It appears to be very well made. This model is all steel and has a […]
In this video I compare smokeless pistol powder (CFE pistol) to Black powder pistol powder (Swiss 3Fg). I show the granules up close, discuss characteristics and differences, then show how a small pile of each (.5 cc) reacts to the flame from a match. This is not a scientific discussion, this is for education and […]
In this video, I demonstrate one method of building a finished muzzleloader using the Beta-pattern “90% kit” from Atomic Rifling and Creative Operations LLC. TheIdahoanShowIdaho was one of the last continental US states to be settled and, more so than some parts of the US, the culture of Idaho still retains a frontier spirit of […]
Finding out the original black powder ballistics for the 50-110-300 WCF and the 50-100-450 WCF. According to the literature Rob found on the 50-110, the 300 grain bullet should be doing 1605 FPS with a muzzle energy of 1720 and a 100 yard energy of 1040, on penetration of seven-eights inch pine boards. Lead penetrated […]
This video goes into the merits of Hodgdon 777 black powder substitute powder. When shooting black powder or black powder substitutes, wads are often used between the powder charge and the base of the bullet. With black powder, lubed felt wads are often used. Here is a good and inexpensive way to make our own […]
Well, we’ve got a great load for the 445 Super Magnum for hunting – 2150 fps with the 240 grain Speer Deep Curl bullet. But for straight wall black powder load hunting season, we’re in need of getting that load ready using the Lee 300 grain wide flat point smasher penetrator bullet, hard cast, of […]
Some backyard fun with the Seahag Munitions, Sea Dog. Ghost RiderI’ve been shooting for about 40 years and reloading for 25. I had 9 years in Law Enforcement. I started making boom-stick YouTube videos in 2017. I’ve added cameras, a new laptop, better editing software and a green screen studio to make my vids as […]
In this tutorial we show you how to load rounds for your Cimarron Uberti and similar single action revolvers. This is a basic overview which will get your 45, 357 or 44 caliber gun up and running in no time. We focus on the 44-40 in this instance. Do you want to learn how to […]
This time we go through and shoot a classic western revolver, the Cimarron Firearms Outlaw Remington 1875 replica made by Uberti. From smokeless to black powder, we put this revolver through its paces and see just how well it holds to specs and shoots. mannyCAOur channel’s goal is to educate, enlighten, and entertain people in […]
Continuing our series on how YOU can accurize your revolver, we do an in-depth profile on this iconic black powder revolver. Why are percussion guns given a bad rap? Because a few simple steps are left out of the production gun process.
We do a shoot and see with our Remington 1858 Pietta Cap and ball percussion revolver we opened the cylinder throats and chamfered the forcing cone. Did we screw up the pistol or is accuracy improved?
We take a break from work and putz around with an iconic firearm from the past. The 1859 Sharps Carbine Pedersoli reproduction is a blast (literally) to shoot and load. This .54 caliber behemoth with a 475 grain bullet and 100 grains of black powder combine to get your attention. Twenty bone jarring shots and we're lucky we didn't hurt anything. Join us as we enjoy a day afield! It's like your here with us, but not really since we have limited parking.
A quick tip to save you holy black shooters some pennies! So you can shoot more.
Most of the time this class of firearms are forgotten because of their tedious shooting techniques. We say never mind that and demonstrate the techniques which WILL get your black powder percussion revolver shooting like a laser beam. Funny how many of these things have WAY undersized throats and little to no forcing cones! A little work is all you need, knowledge is free (sometimes) and weighs nothing!
Happy Halloween..!! The 38 Special - let's go one better - also loaded was the 357 Magnum. And here's the range testing on a very windy day in Northern California.
Happy Halloween..!! The 38 Special was originally loaded with black powder in 1898. The 357 Magnum came out in 1935 and was never intended to be loaded with black powder or substitutes. Let’s go ahead and do that using Hodgdon Triple Seven FFFg powder and see if there is any utility there… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting […]
Getting my 1860 Army Pietta ready for hunting season. I replace the factory standard nipples with these Slix-Shot which seems to make it much more reliable, although it doesn’t appear to add or significantly subtract from the velocity. Also testing it for expansion and to see how many pairs of blue jeans it will go […]
The barrel makers informed me that the 500 S & W barrels were not as accurate as some of their other calibers suggesting that 2″ groups at 50 yards would be the best that I could get. Hodgdon Triple Seven powder offers us our own hunting seasons, so let’s see if we can beat that […]
Triple Seven Black Powder Substitute In The 500 S & W Magnum
The first shooting of black powder or black powder substitutes in cartridges had many questions 1) safety 2) performance 3) fouling 4) clean up and 5) fun factor. This video answers all the above… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader and Shooter since 1969.
The true power of the 1847 Colt Walker using conical bullets, this is a torture test and should not be tried at home. The Colt Walker held up to the torture test with no perceivable problems. All loads was with Triple Seven within the black powder maximum range. Leverguns 50Most of our videos are about […]
Is the Colt Walker more powerful than a 357? It is if you use the TKO. The 357 produces a maximum TKO of 13 with a 200 grain bullet but the 45 Colt Walker produces a maximum TKO of 16 with a 220 grain bullet. In this video we checked the difference between the Colt […]
Here is the completed rifle. I'm still waiting on bullet molds, but they are coming!
This is a rifle scratch built, not a kit….a gift for one of my uncles who wants to go on a buffalo hunt, based on a bet made years ago! The bet still stands, and I’m betting (no cash) that he can do it.. Terms? One shot only, and the buffalo must fall within 2 […]