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Offline mikedb

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« on: September 22, 2005, 05:45:59 pm »
has pedersoli's quality increased recently ? was thinking about getting a frontier rifle in .36 cal


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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2005, 06:08:04 pm »
I never knew that it's quality had decreased.  I have two Pedersoli's, a shotgun and a rifle.  Both have never made me want to shoot anything else.  There are some that have reported bad times with Pedersoli's.  But when pressed for specifics, it was always "I heard about this" and "I was told that".

Best of luck with whatever you get.

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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2005, 05:14:28 am »
I shoot a 12ga SxS Pedersoli.  Both the locks and triggers were terrible and when I took them apart I found some very soft metal which I hardened and polished.  The nipples were also none too good, I replaced them.  The ram rod was made from soft wood, the ends were not pinned on and came off, getting it out of the bbl. was a chore.

But, it shoots good, Exterior fit and finish was good, and it makes a great "boom" and lots of smoke...

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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2005, 05:52:30 am »
i agree with crowfeather i have a pedersoli tryon plains rifle it is over twenty years old it still has the same lock with all the original internals and the original trigger with the original  
 parts it has never let me down and i got it second hand,i have just replaced the stock not because it was no good but be cause it had the but cut down with a horrible rubber but pad fitted which i removed and fitted a home made recoil pad the new stock is a curly maple one wich i got of the australian importer semi finished with all the hardware minuss the tang lock and trigger and trigger guard as you can see by the pics its not a shabby looking gun.    
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2005, 03:49:51 pm »
has anyone shot the frontier rifle in .32 or .36 caliber or pennsilvaina rifle and what kind of accracy can i expect im looking for a small game rifle?

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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2005, 06:53:58 am »
mikedb, i have a frontier in .36 flint, very happy with both quality and accuracy, 1" groups at 50 yards from a rest. i've also got a pennsylvania in .45 that shoots 1' groups at 100yards from a rest.

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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2005, 09:11:20 am »
hey D.E.C which design do you prefer? and which sights are better

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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2005, 03:56:39 am »
mikedb, I prefer the frontier style, kinda like a southern rifle, but i find the sights on the pennsylvania easier to use. the frontier has a fairly tall buckhorn and the penn has a flatter rear sight

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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2005, 04:47:58 am »
I have two Pedersoli Frontiers in .32 caliber, one caplock, one flint.

The caplock has shot 1" groups at 50 yards. I'm still experimenting with the flint at the same distance, but have had one instance where two shots went in the same hole.

All of this has been with the factory sights. One note, they both initially shot very low, like 12". The front sight on both rifles had to be filed down to sight them in.
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2005, 01:49:46 pm »
does a flintlock ingnite slower than a pecusion cap? thanks

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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2005, 09:18:52 pm »
A lot depends on how good you are at loading your rifle and setting up your lock.  I have seen some shoot where only a very fast timer could tell the difference.

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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2005, 03:40:02 pm »
I'VE NOTICED THAT THE PYRODEX AND TRIP 7 FIRE SLOWER THAN REAL BP AND THAT SWISS FIRES FASTER THAN GOEX (AT LEAST IN MY .36 AND .45CAL. FLINTERS.)THE IGNITION TIME ALSO SEEMS TO REDUCE IF THE RIFLE HAS HAD SEVERAL SHOTS FIRED THROUGH IT. ( YEAH, I KNOW ALL CAPS AGAIN. IT'S HOW WE DO IT AT WORK. )      DEC

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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2005, 04:51:21 am »
Both my Pedersoli .32 flint and my Lyman Great Plains .50 flint are capable of ignition just as fast as a cap.

All I've used so far is Goex FFg for the main charge, so I can't speak to ignition with anything else.
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