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Offline Electric Miner

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1st outing with 1875
« on: April 29, 2015, 09:34:49 AM »
Took my new Remington 1875 to the range yesterday.


1st two cylinders of 205 gr LRNFP at 15 yards. It didn't care for them. Switched to 255 gr. It liked them much better.








Moved out to 25 yards, same 255 gr. LRNFP with trail boss.







By then I was feeling sick, so went home.
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Re: 1st outing with 1875
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2015, 01:29:16 PM »
EM, pretty decent shooting for a first time out with the gun! Hope you are feeling better now.

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Re: 1st outing with 1875
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2015, 04:50:58 PM »
Feeling better now, but was throwing up most of the night, and running a low-grade fever. Seems to be gone now.


Anyway, the gun shoots dead on in elevation at 15 yards,  but shoots about 2" to the left.
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Re: 1st outing with 1875
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2015, 06:57:55 AM »
Are we talking .45LC here?

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Re: 1st outing with 1875
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2015, 07:41:29 AM »
Yes, .45 Colt.
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Re: 1st outing with 1875
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2015, 01:15:20 PM »
Dear Friends,
            I have always admired the look of the 1875 Remington. I never owned one, but did get a chance to shoot a friends in Arkansas one day   I liked the feel of it, and shot well with it too.  When I watched, "Open Range," with Kevin Costner and Robert Duval, Duval's comment as they sat on their horses, prior to going into town, and checked their weapons,"Took this off a man who owed me money for some cattle. Always liked a gun with some Heft! Fine Weapon."  I knew exactly what he meant!
I always preferred the "Look,"of the solid frame Remington Percussion  Revolver over the open topped Colt.  It just "LOOKED," more businesslike to me! Since the 1875 has such a strong, "Family Likeness," to the 1875, I can't really explain why I never bought one. I think that in England, they were as rare as, "Hen's Teeth," and when I came here, I got sorta,"Indoctrinated," withThe 1873 SA Colt! (In .44-40 to match the 1873 Winchester Rifle,(Uberti!) I fetched with me from Australia.
            Congratulations, Electric Miner on having such a fine shooting gun!  I had not realized that you had been unwell, but glad to hear you are feling better and "On the Mend!"
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Re: 1st outing with 1875
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2015, 09:23:53 PM »
Yes, glad you are feeling better, EM. I handled an 1975 nickel finish when in Dallas last summer...I was much more impressed than I thought I would be. It was chambered in .44-40 and was nicely ballaned; better than the Cimarron 1873 they had there I compared it with. Congrats on a fine gun,and a good shooter from the looks!
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Re: 1st outing with 1875
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2015, 10:10:13 PM »
Yeah, this one's a keeper.
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Re: 1st outing with 1875
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2015, 02:39:15 AM »
I believe you did a fine job of shooting EM. (T^
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Re: 1st outing with 1875
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2015, 05:32:23 PM »
Shot this twenty-five shot group today with my 1875 Remington "Outlaw". Distance was 15 HS404 paces from a bench using an Outers pistol perch. Avg velocity: 757.8 fps. ES: 62.7 fps. Energy: 255.1.
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Re: 1st outing with 1875
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2015, 05:53:52 PM »
Well now, with you guys shooting like that, I probably won't be posting any pictures of my targets!  (&N

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Re: 1st outing with 1875
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2015, 09:34:58 PM »
Nice target.
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