December 6th, 2008, 09:29 PM
Good day for makin' smoke
We had a beautiful day down here in Texas, figured I'd enjoy myself and shoot my GPR I built up from a kit earlier this year. After wiping out the bore and snapping a couple caps, I loaded up 55gr fffg with a patched round ball (my plinking load) and proceeded to unwind... kinda funny how blackpowder shooting always is so relaxing.
A couple dozen shots or so later my friend started ribbing me, "Is that all that ol' smokepole's got? Jeez, I thought they were supposed to put out a bunch more smoke than that!" So naturally it was time to up the ante... down the pipe went 110gr ffg with the PRB... gotta love those heavy loads of real black, sure gets heads turning
Well, after all the smoke cleared and the tin can I'd been shooting at couldn't be found anymore (think it went over the berm, couldn't see it through the smoke) I figured I'd done my part keepin the skeeters at bay for this month, packed up and headed home.
All in all a pleasant and enjoyable day.