WHAT A SURPRISE;WHAT A SHOOTER!

JT
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Thursday, September 09, 2021, 14:04 (17 days ago)

This just may be the most all-around accurate shooting sixgun I have ever experienced in the past 65 years. It is not a modern gun; it is not American-made. It is an Italian PIETTA Percussion Sixgun .44 1858 Remington 12". I bought it brand-new a couple weeks ago. Then I proceeded to degrease it, remove all the oil, put proper grease where it belonged, cleaned out the barrel and put in a light coating of Ballistol wiped down with a clean patch, and before I ever shot it swapped out the factory nipples for stainless steel Slix Shots. I used a .454"round ball, Speer CCI #11 percussion caps, a lubed wad between the powder and ball, and my homemade lube over the end of the ball filling out the cylinder. This lube is 50% beeswax and 50% vegetable oil. Here are the results from this morning:

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JT
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Thursday, September 09, 2021, 14:05 (17 days ago) @ JT

Wow! Just .. WOW!

Jim Taylor
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Thursday, September 09, 2021, 14:40 (17 days ago) @ JT

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I expected the speed, but NOT that accuracy!

WB
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Thursday, September 09, 2021, 19:51 (17 days ago) @ Jim Taylor

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NEITHER DID I. NEVER TOUCHED THE SIGHTS

JT
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Thursday, September 09, 2021, 20:08 (17 days ago) @ WB

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accuracy

stonecold
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Friday, September 10, 2021, 10:04 (16 days ago) @ JT

What distance? I have enjoyed your black powder posts and pictures.

THANK YOU. 20 YARDS

JT
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Friday, September 10, 2021, 12:51 (16 days ago) @ stonecold

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It’s so nice to find a gem like that. Good shot you are.

Sid R
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Monday, September 13, 2021, 09:24 (13 days ago) @ JT

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Top left load is running 1000fps!!

backroadsrambler
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Thursday, September 09, 2021, 16:22 (17 days ago) @ JT

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two of the targets in the bottom picture

Gary Reeder
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Thursday, September 09, 2021, 16:40 (17 days ago) @ backroadsrambler

are over 1000 fps.

AND BECAUSE OF THE BRASS FRAME

JT
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Thursday, September 09, 2021, 17:03 (17 days ago) @ backroadsrambler

I DON'T GO OVER 30.0 GRAINS (BY VOLUME)

Amazing! Are you going to try conicals?

Amede
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Saturday, September 11, 2021, 10:08 (15 days ago) @ JT

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NO. RBs ARE FINE

JT
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Saturday, September 11, 2021, 13:06 (15 days ago) @ Amede

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