CATEGORIES

ON HUNTING AND SNIPING

Long-range target shooting here in the U.S. has become increasingly popular, at least since the first International Match with the Irish team in 1874.

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Summer 2021

Death in the Desert

This Colt .45 “Peacemaker” was found out in the desert in historically one of the most dangerous places on Earth.

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Summer 2021

A COVID-19 Project

As far as the COVID-19 pandemic is concerned, I can’t find much good to say about it. One thing I can say, though; I had a lot of idle time on my hands. After perusing YouTube videos during this time of lockdown, I came across a company that makes rifle kits – Kibler’s Long Rifles.

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Summer 2021

Smithmoor .22 Offhand Target Championship NSmithmoor Rangen Carpenter, Wyoming – February 20-21, 2021

The Smithmoor .22 Offhand Target Championship held February 20-21, was a great success! It was a two-day match with 50 record shots per day on the 100-yard German Ring Target from SPG Sales (blackpowderspg.com). Wyoming Schuetzen Union rules were used.

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Summer 2021

A .40 Caliber Long-Range Rifle

During a recent stay in New Zealand, we found ourselves in Rotorua, which is the stomping grounds of expert Kiwi rifleman, Laurie Kerr. Laurie has been a friend since we first met at Raton, New Mexico, a number of years ago and we have managed to stay in relatively good communication ever since.

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Summer 2021

BE MORE THAN A Wannabe PART II

Since my first article was published in Issue No. 113 of The Black Powder Cartridge News, I have received several emails and groups from readers.

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Summer 2021

The Hide Hunting Exploits of HARRY “SAM” YOUNG

It’s difficult now to remember exactly where I first read or heard about Hard Knocks by Harry “Sam” Young. The book is an extremely entertaining read and in the Publisher’s Note, it specifically states, “The great lesson of this book is that “truth is stranger than fiction.”

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Summer 2021

Match Results

World’s Largest Black Powder Target Rifle Match Phoenix, Arizona – March 1-10, 2021 BEN AVERY SHOOTING FACILITY

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Summer 2021

The Wyoming Schuetzen Union's “Center Shot”

John Bodine, “Old Reliable”

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Summer 2021

Who Was Albert F. Mitchell?

When somebody hears the words “Sharps rifle,” the first things that probably come to mind are the great buffalo hunts, the “Wild and Wooly West” and tales of long-range shots, Indian attacks, and hunters freezing in blizzards.

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Winter 2020

The Wyoming Schuetzen Union's “Center Shot”

The Leech Cup – Lost . . . and Found

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Winter 2020

Flat Top Follow Up

PRODUCT REVIEWS

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Winter 2020

BULLET HARDNESS for BLACK POWDER CARTRIDGE RIFLES

HISTORICAL INFORMATION ABOUT BLACK POWDER CARTRIDGE RIFLES

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Winter 2020

BLACK POWDER SHOTSHELLS

Easier Than You Might Think

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Winter 2020

2020 SMITHMOOR CUP

The annual championship Smithmoor Cup BPCR Silhouette match was held July 16-17, 2020.

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Winter 2020

Winchester 1885

Special Target or Special Sporting Rifle

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Fall 2020

New Model Sight Drifter

Product Reviews

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Fall 2020

The Wyoming Schuetzen Union's “Center Shot”

The Old Veteran

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Fall 2020

Reaming a REVOLVER

I am sure you probably know guys that can’t just leave something well enough alone; they have to “improve” whatever they are interested in, to the point that the project is basically ruined.

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Fall 2020

The Eprouvette

We are all aware of the modern technology to quantify gunpowder performance such as chronographs and pressure transducers, but have you ever thought about how black powder performance and quality control were measured before our current technology was available?

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Fall 2020

LEARNING to LOAD

.45- 1 10 Sharps the Old Way

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Fall 2020

Bompie's High Wall

Throughout my career, I have worried over all of the guns that I have built and restored, but this particular rifle caused exceptional stress. The work was for my maternal grandfather, a stoic man who grew up riding his horse off into the wilderness to hunt for days at a time. Some people hunt as a pastime, he is a hunter. He is the man who first taught me to stalk game out in the crisp fall woods with a single shot .22, learning how to still-hunt in the Pennsylvania forests.

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Summer 2020

Death of the Apache Kid

As Told by Frank Collinson

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Summer 2020

Deer on the Patio

Adaptable Whitetails

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Summer 2020

Product Review

I*XL Bowie Knife from Sheffield - Mike Nesbitt

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Summer 2020

Ideal Shotshell Reloading Tools

The Barlow Years

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Summer 2020

The Wyoming Schuetzen Union's “Center Shot”

Winchester Barrels

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Summer 2020

The Ideal Match

In February 1903, the National Board of the Promotion of Rifle Practice directed that the first National Trophy Match would be fired at Sea Girt, New Jersey, in September of that year. A paltry 15 teams were mustered to compete.

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Summer 2020

The Wyoming Schuetzen Union's “Center Shot”

Harwood’s Hornet

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Spring 2020

RIFLES & SHOTGUNS from the UNITED KINGDOM

Some Questions and Answers

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Spring 2020

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