• Trapper shooting with the Pedersoli Jäger rifle
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    A new short video is posted about living history wekends, trapper shooting by the Capandball guys.  Shooting muzzleloading rifles to various distances from 40-150 meters offhand, without modern shooting gear is a great challenge. The shooter - Balazs - chose one of our Pedersoli Jäger flintlock rifles for these events and for hunting as well. Enjoy the video!   [gallery link="file" ids="128,129,130,131,132,133,134,135"]

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  • 17 simple rules of percussion revolver accuracy
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    Always do everything the same way. While developing your load change only one element one time. Limit your load to the lightest possible still giving a tight group. Use corn meal filler to lift the ball to the level of the mouth of the chamber. Use the same volume of corn meal in all the chambers. Slug your bore and use a ball matching the groove to groove diameter of your bore. Slug your chambers: it should size the ball close to your groove to groove diameter. Slug...

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  • Hunting with the 45/70 Springfield Trapdoor
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    The 45/70 was and always will be an excellent short range hunting round. With exceptional accuracy and good stopping power it is getting more and more popular here in Europe as well. Here is a short presentation of our Trapdoor carbine.  The majority of this video is in Italian, but the last part about the hunting is in English.

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  • 23rd Annual Matthew Quigley Buffalo Rifle Match review
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    [caption id="attachment_111" align="alignnone" width="474"] Dean Andvik, Kindred, ND, winner of the Pedersoli Quigley rifle[/caption] We are really proud that we can support such excellent sportshooting events like the 23rd Annual Matthew Quigley Buffalo Rifle Match held June14-15, 2014 in Forsythe, MT. These people keep the spirit of those great old times alive. Please let me share with you the letter of Mr. Buz Coker, director of the Match.   "Dear Mr. Pedersoli, I would like to thank...

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  • Updates on the low recoil 45/70 short range load
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    On Saturday I took the low recoil offhand shooting cartridges to the range for some testing. Shot the rifle from a sandbag, and it proved quite accurate at 50 m, with managable recoil. At 100 it was poor against my long range cartridges, but at 50 m the bullets hit the same hole. On Sunday we had a 50 m offhand BPCR match that I shot with these BPCR cartridges (34 gr 3Fg Swiss, corn meal filler, cardboard wad, .458" 405 Grain Lyman bullet, soft Minié lube, no crimp). The first 5 shots went...

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  • Short range target load for a Pedersoli 45/70 bore
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    I am just preparing for the weekend with some low recoil 50 meters loads for my Pedersoli Rolling Block 45/70 rifle for offhand shooting. I loaded 28 cartridges with 34 grains of 3Fg Swiss powder + 25 grains of semiola + a cardboard wad + a 405 grain Lyman flat point bullet sized to .458". Overall cartridge length: 68,77 mm, no crimp, fire formed cases. Lube is my soft lube with 0W40 engine oil + besswax + tallow. I usally shoot heavier bullets (Lyman Postel) with heavier loads (55 grains...

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  • The spirit of blackpowder hunting
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    The spirit of balckpowder hunting. What makes this experience special? Check this short film to understand the blackpowder hunters.

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  • The vampire hunters' pistol
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    Now this is something interesting we have hidden in the most secret drawer of the Boss. This pistol is for you if you are travelling to Transylvania. Just don't forget to check the local gun laws, and hunting season for vampires. :)   The caliber is .45, the barrel is rifled for looooong range accuracy. Equipped with an underhammer percussion lock for fast and reliable ignition. Silver bullets and onion are not included. ;) [gallery link="file" columns="2" ids="87,88,89,90"]

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  • The easiest method to choose the right patch for your round ball rifle
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    The patching material is the key to be accurate with a round ball load. A good patch is made of good quality, dense natural material. You can buy good quality patches in your local blackpowder shop, but you can also make your own. Which ever you choose, keep in mind a few things: You must have a tight patch-ball combination It is easy to determinate the minimum thickness of the material: If your bore measures .50” between the lands, and your ball measures .49” the difference is .01”....

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  • Selecting the accurate Minié ball load in 13 easy steps
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    [caption id="attachment_72" align="alignnone" width="474"] Pedersoli 3 band Enfield on display[/caption] Choose a mold that drops 0,001” bigger balls than the land to land diameter of your bore. Size the bullet to 0,001” under your land to land diameter. For slower twist like the 1:72” of the Springfield, 1:78” of the Enfield choose a shorter bullet between 450-530 grains, for faster twists liket the 1:48” of the Enfield 2 band rifle you can go for heavier ones as well. Choose a...

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  • Program about Pedersoli at American Outdoor TV
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    We are very proud we could welcome the team of Amercan Outdoors in our factory. Thank you very much for this excellent program about our vision of making guns.

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  • Shooting the Pedersoli High Wall rifle
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    John Moses Browning's first rifle patent. One of the strongest and most reliable single shot designs of all times. 100 m tests. It's been 4 years now that the High Wall rifles, originally designed by John Moses Browning in 1878-79 and produced by Winchester from 1885 to 1920 became a member of the Pedersoli family. We offer these rifles in two varations and two calibers: Sporting and Classic vesrions in 38-55 and 45/70 calibers. Here is the 100 m test of the 45/70 version. [gallery...

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