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Any experience with Deer Creek kits?

Complete, well-made, good value?

Thanks! ...Chris :D
 

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Just finished a .36 underhammer kit from them. It was okay and nothing special interms of quality but then u-h design is sooooo simplistic and that's why I like it. Just getting started shooting but it will cut .66" groups at 25 yds. There were no directions with the kit but didn't need any. I don't know about their other models but haven't heard much positive on threads here. What else do you qant to know?
 

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clodbuster said:
Just finished a .36 underhammer kit from them. It was okay and nothing special interms of quality but then u-h design is sooooo simplistic and that's why I like it. Just getting started shooting but it will cut .66" groups at 25 yds. There were no directions with the kit but didn't need any. I don't know about their other models but haven't heard much positive on threads here. What else do you qant to know?
clodbuster-Glad to hear your H&A Underhammer is shooting so well,
I think the H&A underhammer design is so simple and elegant that it's hard to mess it up too much, but several more experienced shooters
have told me the old ones are better.
As to the other Deer Creek guns I've heard the Mowrey rifles they produce are downright dismal from a couple of different guys I know to be
very reliable.
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Fredj, I have 2 Mowrey arms rifles and they have served me well for about 7 years now. The only problem is that the twist is 1in66 and the first one I got is in .36 and the second is in .38. The .38 is 1in48(I had to get it rerifled). The .36 is highly accurate and my girlfriend will not have any other rifle to walk the woods. My .38 is as accurate as the .36 but the .36 needs a little wiping out after a few shots. I find them to be very tough and reliable little guns.Tryit.
 

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Fredj, I have 2 Mowrey arms rifles and they have served me well for about 7 years now. The only problem is that the twist is 1in66 and the first one I got is in .36 and the second is in .38. The .38 is 1in48(I had to get it rerifled). The .36 is highly accurate and my girlfriend will not have any other rifle to walk the woods. My .38 is as accurate as the .36 but the .36 needs a little wiping out after a few shots. I find them to be very tough and reliable little guns.Tryit.
Tryit- I believe the Mowreys are an excellent design and highly respected, what I'd heard might have been the result of a period of
the present manufacturer workin out the bug's or a jerk employee
as one of my friends experience with his was a nightmare, it was
completely screwed up and he had to return it twice, and got a lot of brain damage from the person he was dealing with at the time, like so much of this stuff a problem gets sets the tone and hurts somebody's reputation
one of my closest friends is one of the best barrel makers in the world
at one point he'd hired a couple of guys who'd just gotten out of the military and he trusted them, they ended up cranking out a bunch of barrels when he wasn't around and selling them on the side under his name, and they were a far cry from the barrels that legitemately come from his shop, as they were just cranked out indifferently in high volume
but they looked like my friends barrels as they had his unique rifling profile etc, sadly some of those barrels are still floating around and it had
a really bad impact upon his reputation amongs't some of the Palma shooters etc.
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The only Deer Creek product I'm personally familiar with was a 1860 Colt replica, that was supposed to have a steel frame, according to the party I talked to. I ordered sight unseen, and when it arrived I found it to be a brass frame. Due to the cheap price I didn't send it back, and decided I'd try to sight it in with a load it liked for CAS(light loads under 27 grains FFG). In so doing and in less than 50 rounds, the cylinder pin broke away from the recoil shield, and went about 5 yards down range leaving me holding the grip and brass frame. Fortunately no-one was hurt, and my ole buddy and I had a laugh at my expense, literally! Would I reccomend them? Aint no way Jose. Made and expensive wall hanger. RR
 

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fredj,

I hope you are right. I bought a Mowrey .54 cal with a 1 in 24 twist a few years ago. It had a loose spot in the barrel and would not group at all. I sent it back and it mysteriously turned into a .50 cal. It would not group either so I sent it back and paid to have a .54 cal 1 in 66 twist barrel put on. It was a junk barrel too. Since then, I put an Ed Rayl barrel on with a 1 in 66 twist and coned muzzle and the thing shoots like a dream now.
 
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