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    I always found Zoli barrels to be exceptional.
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    Friend,

    you are going to hear all kinds of advice here but the key thing is....which of the muskets you have listed here feels the best for you to hold comfortably and points up easiest in your stance? If it feels natural to you and is something you can load and lift repeatedly without too much fatiguing then go with that one first. There are some exercises you can do to figure this out (this is sure to open a whole other can of worms on here). Foot alignment, hold comfort and sight picture are VERY important. Choose the weapon that fits those first because it doesn?t matter how much of a tack driver the rifle is if it?s uncomfortable cause you won?t be as likely to hold it steady. There?s no rush here take your time and you will figure it out in due coyrse. No one expects you to be Carlos Hath ock out of the gate.

    cheers,

    PapaRob



    Quote Originally Posted by noonanda View Post
    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    Preparing to join, and confirming what repro rifles I have quality based on the Approved roster and I have a few questions. I currently have 4 different rifles, 3 of which I would likely use. I have a:
    1853 Enfield made by Euro-arms (London Armory Co lock-plate)
    1864 Springfield (Navy Arms Lockplate)
    1863 Remington "Zouave" Antonio Zoli (Navy Arms lock-plate)
    1861 Springfield Armisport

    First question. On the 1853, 1864, and Zouave I have tall front sights soldered in the same spot the original sights were at on these guns. Does this require SAC card approval? These sights were purchased from sutlers row during the Fall nationals.

    Second question. Do these all Compete in the same category? I ask because the Zouave is listed under 1. Rifle, while the others fall under 2. Rifled Muskets. I am reading through the rulebook right now as well but figured I'd come to the experts
    R. Harrison
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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaRob View Post
    Friend,

    you are going to hear all kinds of advice here but the key thing is....which of the muskets you have listed here feels the best for you to hold comfortably and points up easiest in your stance? If it feels natural to you and is something you can load and lift repeatedly without too much fatiguing then go with that one first. There are some exercises you can do to figure this out (this is sure to open a whole other can of worms on here). Foot alignment, hold comfort and sight picture are VERY important. Choose the weapon that fits those first because it doesn?t matter how much of a tack driver the rifle is if it?s uncomfortable cause you won?t be as likely to hold it steady. There?s no rush here take your time and you will figure it out in due coyrse. No one expects you to be Carlos Hath ock out of the gate.

    cheers,

    PapaRob
    Thanks for the advice. Funny you should mention Carlos Hathcock. Im a retired Marine and wish I could shoot as good as him

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    Quote Originally Posted by noonanda View Post
    Thanks for the advice. Funny you should mention Carlos Hathcock. Im a retired Marine and wish I could shoot as good as him
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Cobb 1723V View Post
    We don't allow checkering on the Sharps. You could fill the checkering in with wood putty or replace the wood with the correct military type. You may also need a patch box and different sights depending on model. It may be better to just buy one that conforms to our rules.
    The front sight base must be the same size and position as the original. The leaf can be as wide as the base or narrower and as tall as you want. The leaf itself can't extend beyond the envelope of the sight base. Leafs can't be like you typically see on Kentucky rifles.
    no checkering on it, but barrel is currently 29 " so would require being cut down

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    Play with them....

    Quote Originally Posted by noonanda View Post
    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    Preparing to join, and confirming what repro rifles I have quality based on the Approved roster and I have a few questions. I currently have 4 different rifles, 3 of which I would likely use. I have a:
    1853 Enfield made by Euro-arms (London Armory Co lock-plate)
    1864 Springfield (Navy Arms Lockplate)
    1863 Remington "Zouave" Antonio Zoli (Navy Arms lock-plate)
    1861 Springfield Armisport

    First question. On the 1853, 1864, and Zouave I have tall front sights soldered in the same spot the original sights were at on these guns. Does this require SAC card approval? These sights were purchased from sutlers row during the Fall nationals.

    Second question. Do these all Compete in the same category? I ask because the Zouave is listed under 1. Rifle, while the others fall under 2. Rifled Muskets. I am reading through the rulebook right now as well but figured I'd come to the experts

    Shot'em all and see which fits you the best and hits the best.

    I can shoot a straight Stock like an Enfield but to do so I have to practice a lot because it is not fit me well and my cheek weld is in a different place but I know people who swear by them.

    Then decide.

    Even the NON REGULATION ones, if they can be fixed.

    You do not want to toss out a Tack Driver.

    I say a rifle must at a minimum HIT it a paper "Pidgeon" at 100 yards off the bench.

    If it does that then you can have confidence in your TOOLS and know your missies are all you.

    Last time I benched my 1855 on Gary Popes Lead-Sled, One hit at 11 AM on the edge and TWO hits touching at 2 on the edge. So all my misses are me.

    DPB
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