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    I just purchased a lightly used, in need of sight repair, reproduction 1861 Enfield short rifle. I've got, or ordered, most everything to make it go boom. However, I was wondering if I could be pointed toward any Alaska place to get musket percussion caps, preferably RWS? Thanks in advance.IMG_0728.jpg

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    I like the look of those Enfields and might have been tempted if I'd found one at the right price when I was first shopping for a muzzleloader. Love the Great Plains Rifle I did end up with however. That short rifle looks like it would be great for packing around but appears to have the potential for giving your shoulder a working over with a stiff load!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    I like the look of those Enfields and might have been tempted if I'd found one at the right price when I was first shopping for a muzzleloader. Love the Great Plains Rifle I did end up with however. That short rifle looks like it would be great for packing around but appears to have the potential for giving your shoulder a working over with a stiff load!
    I agree, they just have clean lines or something about them that makes me like them. I wouldn't worry about a shoulder working over as the real straight stocked ones would slap you in the cheek something fierce. A friend had an old Navy Arms Enfield repo and that was almost the cheek slappingest gun I ever fired. The worst one was of course a TC Renegade with a great big ole conical boolit on top of 120 grains of FFG. I ended up with a bruise on my cheek that was worse than anything that I ever got from my Golden Gloves days! There is however a big difference between getting whacked with 14 oz of padded leather vs a chunk of walnut. That's probably why if you find one of those 40 year old Renegades they are always in nice shape. No one shot them more than a few times before setting them aside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elmerkeithclone View Post
    The worst one was of course a TC Renegade with a great big ole conical boolit on top of 120 grains of FFG.
    Oh yeah. I have a couple of 58 caliber Big Boars, the 58 caliber version of a Renegade. Try a boom or two with 625 grain conicals on top of 120 grains of powder, and you'll fall in love with big old 58 caliber 280 grain round balls!
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