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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 03:54 PM
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My old style FP broke on the target range, after years and years of use. Bought the gun new in '97.
FA took care of it, and I only had to pay ship'n one way from my local FFL.
Got some springs and other common replacement parts too, along with a spare FP and screw-in bushing.

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Thanks for passing along. Keep an assortment of screws & smaller adj sight parts on hand here. Springs are a good idea & FP assbly.

FA snapcaps are excellent BTW. Need to order some other things & more snap caps. Deciding when on few extra cylinders but will at some point am sure.

Would be cool to have a fixed sight model.
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I like the adjustable sight models because you can change out the front sight to suit your needs.
Had Clements make a front sight with a brass bead for poor light/dark background.
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http://www.clementscustomguns.com/gunpictures.html

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That looks very functional and very nice, thinking of that on 475 as a good match and will post an image sometime.

Have both Express Brass Bead sight & Target sight guns. Yes, a brass bead would be good instead of my standard target sight. Have one gun that is scoped, the original grip on that stays AS IS, due to its forward weight.

Have reduced my loads in recent years regardless. Though rarely went above 45k psi anyway.

Have been thinking of trying Bullseye or Clays lately.
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This is the only FA83 that had custom barrel on, the others stay AS IS as far as barrel. Anyway, the brass bead target sight would look good on any, but first project was thinking about this one, functionally. Then my Packer, actually these are only 2 with target sights, except for scoped.
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I think that the original barrels mitigate recoil better. This one is a little forward heavy. But for lighter bullets and slower powder, this does fine for me, and like gun for what it is.
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Tell me about the grips. Very nice!
The 2 powders you speak of-Are these for high end or plink'n loads.
I use H110 for top end, and Unique for plink'n level.
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This 475 started out as a 454 FG. After I had it a few years, around 2000, sent to Jack Huntington for the conversion, and he also fashioned the custom Walnut grips for me and lanyard ring. I call it my FA Howdah gun. Yeah, the wood has sort of a faint tiger stripe to it. This winter, have a number of grip frames I want to start experimenting with, learn how to make my own panels BTW.

Yes, 454 plinkin or lighter hunting loads, wanting to experiment more... Bullseye, Clays etc. Have used others but like to experiment. Unique sounds good!

For heavier, have used alot of 110/296 plus some AA9, 2400 but want to try IMR4227 too.
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Never loaded 475.
My 4 3/4" bbl, .454 loves 9gn of Unique with a plated 255gn bullet.
I use SP primers for this load.
You should give Unique a try .........
I stopped using BE years ago.
Give these a go--
https://www.xtremebullets.com/45-255...55fp-b0500.htm
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FA 475 is a wonderful caliber and will keep using alot. The heavy bullet balance is both superb & flexible, even if just use lower velocity. Heavy has always been pleasant for me too but limit heavy charge shooting in one sitting, mainly to keep promoting good shooting habits. Will try newer longer lighter bullets soon at milder velocity. Offhand accurate shooting has surprised & amazed me as well.

454 is excellent all around performance OF COURSE. Both calibers are my top 2 favs, but like others too. These 2 can do just about everything except semi auto.

Am partial to high quality 45 SAs, do enjoy the 255g option & availability for 454, great balance & flex, and will try your suggestions! Have liked PowerPistol yet how can I not try Unique, lots of flexibility & performance & a historically successful propellant. Freedom Arms has an important & fabulous successful history in the Single Action world too. Every SA enthusiast needs one or two IMO, my accuracy is unbelievable, they are built to shoot. WT deer at 120yards minimum from a scoped gun & solid rest, hogs too. Would like to compete some day as well, or perhaps a more relaxed shooting event as I get older.
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