I personally DO NOT LIKE Dual Colored Guns! Due to an optical illusion that most of us Humans have, Silver colored guns always LOOK bigger that Blued guns, even though you KNOW they're the same size. I took all the blueing off a Blank Firing Replica of the Colt SA Army one time, and when I put the blued version beside it on the table, MOST people gave their opinion that the De-Blued gun was slightly larger! I KNEW it wasn't, but the optical effect will make it SEEM larger!
Taking the blueing off that pistol, taught me a valuable Lesson! (ie:) "Never Do It Again!" So from that point in my life ON. I have done my best to keep my guns Professional lookng, and touch up the blueing should I catch the gun against a had object when out.! I have a small bottle of Cold Blueing, right before me on the desk as I type this, and should I notice that one of the girls is beginnng to show too much steel, I go to Ana's Bathroom, filch a Q-Tip or three, and go to work to restore them to Pristine Finish!
I have found myself a .50 Cal. Rifle with double set triggers at a very reasonable price at a local Gunsmith! It is a Traditions
Rifle, I believe it is the,"Traditions Hawken," and Hawg would doubtless be able to point out a great many ways in which this gun differ's from an original. I don't really CARE whether a Purist could pick holes in the thing, It looks primative enugh to me, and I tried the set trigger, and it is SWEET!
Just to start out with, I have no loading manuals that would give me a start on how much powder I should put behind a . 490 ball, to get a good killing velocity for one of the larger Ungulates I might happen to meet during Hunting Season. Probably 2016 Hunting Season, Since I really think that this years Hunting seasons are over in this State. I have NEVER gotten Drawn for elk,
As I have heard that getting drawn for Elk in Arizona is not all that common. Maybe you have to KNOW somene? A married couple in my Ward at chirch always go hunting every year, and they have missed the last two Sundays in Church, and since both have important callings, I think they may be out at Elk Camp! If I do get drawn next year, I would appreciate any advice some of you more experienced Hunters may have on the subject of a nice heavy load That if placed right, would make a merciful Kill on a large Ungulate of Elk Size?
The rifle is very nicely finished, and with tax,, is $433, and a few cents total. I have put one Hundred down on it, So when my check comes in on Friday, I can pop down and get that sucker!! I really feel that unlike the !866 Carbine, this one will have the Chutzpah to, "Reach Out and Touch Something!" "Oh Golley!": Just seen it is time to take the poor Dog Walkies! See Yawl Tomorrow I guess!