Tag: "Muzzleloading"

  • Blackpowder hunting with 4 Pedersolis

    It was just a few days to Christmas… The last week of the working year is always kind of busy, but for this time we had a different project in mind then sitting in the office waiting for the year to end. This was not the first time to hunt together with Pierangelo Pedersoli and his son, Paolo here in Hungary. Each year we managed to organize a short driven pheasant and jack rabbit hunt with my friends, but this year’s hunt was a special occasion. We’ve been working on the legislation of...

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  • The Pedersoli 12 ga Classic Double Shotgun in action

    It is out of question that clay target shooting with friends is an excellent way to spend the day. And of course it adds a lot to the business if it is done with muzzleloading shotguns. In the next video you will find a review of our Classic Doubles 12 ga Shotgun with many good advises how to develop your good load for the old double. Enjoy!

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  • Duck hunting with a Pedersoli muzzleloader and steel shot

     "I had used some larger pieces of driftwood and some bailing twine to tie together a fairly solid frame for a blind, to which I tied a hundred or so willow saplings to build a fairly comfortable and roomy blind.      That blind just happened to be located at the downriver point of a small island in the river.  The chute that actually made it an "island" is about 3/4-mile in length, and most of the upstream section is so shallow that you can wade across without anything more than a regular...

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  • The original service method for cleaning your U.S. rifle musket bore

    Extracts from: Rules for the management and cleaning of the rifle musket, model 1863, for the use of soldiers with descriptive plates. (Washington, 1863) After dismounting the barrel from the stock, the soldier had to follow these steps: „To clean the barrel: 1st. Stop the hole in the cone with a peg of wood; pour a gill of water (warm if it can be had) into the muzzle; let it stand a short time to soften the deposit of the powder; put a plug of soft wood into the muzzle and shake the water...

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  • Trofeo delle Armerie DAVIDE PEDERSOLI 2014

      IL SUCCESSO DEL “TROFEO ARMERIE PEDERSOLI” Quella del “Trofeo Armerie” è una della tante iniziative organizzate dalla Davide Pedersoli per attirare l’attenzione del pubblico sul mondo del tiro ad avancarica. Il giorno 26 di Ottobre si è svolta a Gardone V.T., presso la sede del locale Tiro a Segno Nazionale, la finale della 1° edizione del “Trofeo Armerie Pedersoli”, evento organizzato dell’omonima azienda per favorire l’incontro degli appassionati con la pratica del tiro con armi ad...

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  • The 10 most important safety rules of blackpowder shooting

    Never shoot anything else from your gun than factory made blackpowder. Never load your blackpowder gun directly from your flask. Never drink alcohol or take drugs before, during shooting. And this applies for drugs after shooting as well. Know your target. Know what's behind your target before pulling the trigger. If you have a misfire, wait 30 seconds and start to remove the ball after this time passed. The proper way of removing a dead charge: put the hammer in half...

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  • Making your flintlock ignition faster in 15 easy steps

    A fast lock - and a good shooter - is essential to shoot straight with a flintlock rifle.  Now here is a short collection about fine tuning your lock to make it as fast as possible. 1. Check the ergonomy of the lock: the sparks should fall directly into the center of the pan. You can play with the lenght of the flint adjust this position, but it's better choose a lock with good ergonomy. 2. Check your flint size: put the hammer in halfcock, close the frizzen. The edge of the flint should...

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  • 38 Pedersoli medals at the World Championships - a review by Pierangelo Pedersoli

    We had our fingers crossed for all the shooters participating at the 26th MLAIC World Championships in Granada from 28th September - 5th October. Such a beautiful place to be. The Spanish people are so friendly, and the range's quality is up to the highest standards. The landscape with the Sierra Nevada in the background is just fabulous. As usual, Pedersoli was one of the principal sponsors of the event, and to be honest, we are always very proud to support the MLAIC international matches....

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  • DP Missouri River Hawken meets the sabot

    The Capandball guys are testing Pedersoli guns again. They took one of our Missouri River Hawkens to the range to test it with plastic sabot bullest. Hunting loads of course. Check their report. Happy to see that our traditional rifle performs well with modern bullet concepts as well.

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  • Duelist1954 shooting the Pedersoli Charleville 1766 musket

      Here is another YouTube review of one of our firearms, the 1766 Charleville musket. This film is made by Mike "duelis1954" Beliveau, author of the Guns of the Old West magazine.  Nice job Mike! Many thanks for the review!  

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  • Why not to use unproofed reproduction firearms?

    A friend of mine just found this interesting article about why not to use repros that are not manufactured with high quality standards. You may know that ALL Italian manufactured reproduction must pass the CIP proofing process. This technically means that all of the bores manufactured in Italy must go through high pressure shooting tests. And what is the opposit? Read this article, and think why we are prod to see the CIP proofes on our pistols and rifles....

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  • What makes a percussion revolver shoot straight?

    Did you ever wonder what makes a percussion revolver shoot straight? What is the difference between a cheap and a more expensive repro? Well, here are the answer you are looking for. When I decided to start blackpowder shooting, I knew I want a percussion revolver. All my experienced shooter friends told me to start with a single shot percussion pistol or rifle to learn the basics, but I guess blackpowder shooting isn't really about logical decisions so I bought my first 1858 New Model Army...

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