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Offline ssb73q

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1858 Remington carbine at Midway
« on: March 15, 2015, 05:42:04 AM »
Hi, just a note to let you know that the Uberti 1858 Remington carbine is back in stock at Midway for a good price, $510. You may also be able to get an extra $20 off, look for details. The carbine:

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/633440/uberti-1858-remington-steel-frame-black-powder-revolving-carbine-44-caliber-18-blue-barrel

This is a very good price for the 1858 carbine from a quality dealer.

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Re: 1858 Remington carbine at Midway
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2015, 10:43:21 AM »
any idea what the ballistic differences are with the added barrel length (i'm assuming the cylinder holds the same charge of powder) ?

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Re: 1858 Remington carbine at Midway
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2015, 11:12:27 AM »
any idea what the ballistic differences are with the added barrel length (i'm assuming the cylinder holds the same charge of powder) ?

Hi bigblue, I would guess ~20% more velocity from the 18" barrel compared to the 8" for any given loading. While 20% increase in velocity may not seem much, remember that bullet energy goes as V^2.

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Re: 1858 Remington carbine at Midway
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2015, 06:08:45 PM »
I've seen where several folks have loaded with 30 to 35 grs of triple seven. is that a safe load....i'm only familiar with bp ?

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Re: 1858 Remington carbine at Midway
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2015, 07:33:14 PM »
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Re: 1858 Remington carbine at Midway
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2015, 07:33:43 PM »
Remember that the Carbine can use maximum loads using conical projectiles with much increased accuracy over a 5 or 8 inch pistol whose accuracy is best at 20~27 grains using a round ball. Add the added massive extra stability of a shoulder stock and adjustable sights and one will find that you can actually hit a target @ 100 Yards with a formidable projectile.

Now I'm a pretty good shot with various firearms but I wouldn't even try a 100 yard shot against any larger-than-little critter with my 1858 pistol but I'll hit it and drop it with my Carbine. The accuracy of the 1858 Carbine is quite good, much better than the pistol with better stability and one can take advantage of heavier and/or more accurate loads.

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Re: 1858 Remington carbine at Midway
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2015, 08:02:17 PM »
you can load as much T7 as the cylinder will hold and still allow proper seating of the projectile.
The % reduction warning is not about excess pressure.
But rather in keeping the velocities more equal to a comparable load of BP
I load 30 gr consistently whether it be BP  or any sub.
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Re: 1858 Remington carbine at Midway
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2015, 07:01:21 PM »
Is there a  method for fitting Pietta cylinders to a Uberti carbine?  I understand they are different lengths.
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Re: 1858 Remington carbine at Midway
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2015, 01:14:28 AM »
Is there a  method for fitting Pietta cylinders to a Uberti carbine?  I understand they are different lengths.

http://1858remington.com/discuss/index.php?topic=8838.0
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Re: 1858 Remington carbine at Midway
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2015, 05:59:42 PM »
Y.B.Brad, thankyou for the link! It is a very interesting read indeed!  Thanks to all participants!.
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