Got my new hogleg yesterday!

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Re: Got my new hogleg yesterday!

#11 Post by stumper » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:43 am

Been seriously considering the 50 cal Lyman pistol.
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Re: Got my new hogleg yesterday!

#12 Post by Captainkirk » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:33 am

Flemish Dave wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:43 am
Been seriously considering the 50 cal Lyman pistol.
Only negative thing I have to say about the Plains Pistol is that when you bring it up to point and aim, you may find (as I do) that the muzzle is pointed up. You need to shift your grip downward on the grip to get line-of-sight aligned, but after several shots your mind compensates and shooting seems normal. This might be a issue if you are attempting a cold quick shot and is more apparent after shooting a normal handgun beforehand.
The other quirk I've heard was that the .54 cal versions have a higher than normal problem with the stocks cracking at the bend area...likely due to the heavier powder loads used in a .54 and ball weight compared to the .50 version.(kinetic energy/recoil)
I would recommend this pistol to anyone.
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Re: Got my new hogleg yesterday!

#13 Post by stumper » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:50 pm

What kind of accuracy do u get out of this kind of pistol?
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Re: Got my new hogleg yesterday!

#14 Post by Captainkirk » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:04 am

Flemish Dave wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:50 pm
What kind of accuracy do u get out of this kind of pistol?
Very good. Sub-3" groups @ 25 yds offhand using .495 RB and .010 patches. Yeah, they are a very tight fit, better suited for range work than hunting, but I was mightily impressed with this thing.
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Re: Got my new hogleg yesterday!

#15 Post by Graps » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:49 pm

I might just have to get me a flintlock pistol too.
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