Back in the single shot game

pacecars

Senior Member
It has been a while since I sold my Contenders and Encores and concentrated on revolvers but it appears I have jumped back into the single shot pistol game with both feet and forgot how deep the water was! I think I have most things covered from deer to Elephants with my recent acquisitions. I have an Eabco BF falling block pistol in 6.5 BRM (.30-30 necked to 6.5mm and improved) which has been used on deer to Elk, a T/C contender frame with a 12” Gary Reeder barrel in .257 Raptor (.204 necked up to .257) which is primarily a deer and varmint round and for the big stuff a 14” T/C Custom Shop barrel in .375 JDJ. All three have or will have a 2x6 powered scope on them. I am looking at maybe also getting a .223 barrel from SSK with a 1:7 twist since they have a stainless 14” barrel with mounts in stock which makes it around $300 cheaper than a custom barrel. Should I grab the .223 or just use light bullets in the .257 Raptor?
 

rosewood

Senior Member
The .223 is probably the most enjoyable barrel to shoot.

Rosewood
 

pacecars

Senior Member
I am going to try to resist a little more. I am going to stop buying and put the money away to plan for an African handgun hunt in 2025
 

GregoryB.

Senior Member
Now I need to buy some reloading supplies and get out my 14 inch 223 barrel . Got it with the gun as a spare barrel 10 years ago and have never installed it.
 

rosewood

Senior Member
Now I need to buy some reloading supplies and get out my 14 inch 223 barrel . Got it with the gun as a spare barrel 10 years ago and have never installed it.
You will love it. I recommend H322 powder, less muzzle blast than H335 and you actually get more velocity with a 45 grain bullet even though it is a faster powder. Mine will do 1/2 MOA if I can hold it steady.

Rosewood
 

GregoryB.

Senior Member
You will love it. I recommend H322 powder, less muzzle blast than H335 and you actually get more velocity with a 45 grain bullet even though it is a faster powder. Mine will do 1/2 MOA if I can hold it steady.

Rosewood
Thanks for the info. We give that powder a shot when I set my bench back up next month.
 

pacecars

Senior Member
Here is the Eabco BF Stanfard Hunting Pistol in 6.5 BRM after I mounted the Bushnell Trophy 2x6 scope



 

pacecars

Senior Member
They remind me of my first Contender in the 80’s
 
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