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    Default Father's Day Shoot

    I headed out to a friend Cal Pappas' cabin today for a little Father's Day impromptu shoot. I had my 500/450 and Cal brought out his 450#2, 475#2, and 4 bore. The weather was cooperative and we had a great time. After 19 shots from the 450-470s and 8 shots from the 4 bore I was verging on punch drunk. Here's some pictures:

    Cal's 475#2 top and my 500/450 bottom.

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    450#2, 475#2, and 500/450.




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    The "4".



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    Shooting the 4 bore.




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    Checking the targets.


    You'll have to forgive my crappy recoil pad at the momment. Can you say temporary fix! It's headed to Griffin & Howe for a proper job this winter. Happy Father's Day to all the fathers!!!
    Brett

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    Gun info:

    My .500/450 BL extractor is an A. Hollis from 1906.

    Cal's .450 #2 BL extractor is a Joseph Lang from 1906.

    Cal's .475 #2 BLE is a Wilkes from 1928.

    Cal's 4 bore underlever hammer gun is a Hughes from the 1870s.

    Brett

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    wow thats a big bore! whats the velocity? you guys must be nuts.
    Semper Fi!

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    Nice Photos, Nice Rifles, thanks.

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    Very cool pics for sure. If I shot those babies I would need an upper back and neck adjustment to finish the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshall View Post
    Very cool pics for sure. If I shot those babies I would need an upper back and neck adjustment to finish the day.
    Come shoot with me. I'm a chiropractor!!!!

    Brett

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    Quote Originally Posted by greythorn3 View Post
    wow thats a big bore! whats the velocity? you guys must be nuts.
    Different rifles were regulated for different loads. The standard load is 14 drams of black powder with a 1750-1900 grain lead bullet. That produces around 1400-1500fps muzzle velocity. 14 drams is equal to 383 grains of powder FYI. In Cal's 22lbs double that equates to 250ft/lbs at 27fps of recoil. In another friend's 17lbs single barrel 4 bore that equates to 324ft/lbs at 35fps. OUCH!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett Adam Barringer View Post
    Come shoot with me. I'm a chiropractor!!!!

    Brett
    I know, that's why I mentioned it.

    I wear a 5mm lift in my right shoe, I've been told the leg is a bit short. T5 & T6 give me fits. I've broke both collar bones over the years. In 2006 I broke my left humerus, left collar & scapula along with ribs 2,3,4 and 5 at the spine and 2 at the sternum. The minding process has jacked with my nerves in that area. The left shoulder was class three separated and required a Weaver Dunn repair.

    The motocross days are behind me now, occasional chiropractor tune ups are in order. Several compression injury's since 1978 and a job that has me sitting a lot play fits with my fitness. Regardless I slam 600mg of Ibuprofen and hit the trail or the gym a few days a week. Hunting and shooting replaced the racing rush and the body is gradually getting better.

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    How is Mr. Pappis doing these days?

    He was one of my favorite teachers in high school.

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    Big and nice as ever. Pass me your name and I'll tell him you said hi when I head up there this weekend.

    Brett

    Quote Originally Posted by J in AK View Post
    How is Mr. Pappis doing these days?

    He was one of my favorite teachers in high school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshall View Post
    In 2006 I broke my left humerus
    ....and I bet it wasn't funny!!! Seriously though that's a heck of a lot of injuries. Keep working out regularly or the OA (osteoarthritis) will catch up with you in a hurry.

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    Default Doubles

    Brett, nice guns and good shots of the smoke cloud. I like the wood stocks on those oldies. Makes some awsome holes. I really like the stand up rest. The best shooting position for those mule kickers. I see the rest is adjustable with holes in the side but can't see how they are attached? Can you tell me what is under the crossboard? Thanks, Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett Adam Barringer View Post
    Come shoot with me.
    I'd love that...I'm in awe every time you post pictures of those babies.

    Old guns? Got a Winchester 1903 that was built in that same year...but somehow lacks the 'wonder' that the rifles pictures above have...

    I met Pappas at a gunshow recently...seemed like a very nice guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    I met Pappas at a gunshow recently...seemed like a very nice guy.
    As nice as they come!

    Brett

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshall View Post
    I know, that's why I mentioned it.

    I wear a 5mm lift in my right shoe, I've been told the leg is a bit short. T5 & T6 give me fits. I've broke both collar bones over the years. In 2006 I broke my left humerus, left collar & scapula along with ribs 2,3,4 and 5 at the spine and 2 at the sternum. The minding process has jacked with my nerves in that area. The left shoulder was class three separated and required a Weaver Dunn repair.

    The motocross days are behind me now, occasional chiropractor tune ups are in order. Several compression injury's since 1978 and a job that has me sitting a lot play fits with my fitness. Regardless I slam 600mg of Ibuprofen and hit the trail or the gym a few days a week. Hunting and shooting replaced the racing rush and the body is gradually getting better.

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    I had no idea Evil Knevil posted here[spelling?]But anyway that is the first time I have seen a picture of a 4 bore double. I would die happy if I could shoot it once. I mean twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim in anchorage View Post
    that is the first time I have seen a picture of a 4 bore double. I would die happy if I could shoot it once. I mean twice.
    They're a relic....an oddity......a curio.........a spectical. I really intend to buy some more NE rifles. Some day I'm sure I'll buy a bore rifle. I have a feeling it will be an 8 as they are common and the 4s rare and a little rich for my blood.

    Brett

    PS. Here's a picture of friend shooting another fellow Alaskan/friend's single barrel 4 bore rifle. He's in full recoil:


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