`Well, took my sniders out for some air today; 1871 3 band MkIII and 1878 2 band MkII (cut down wood). 25 rounds thumb loaded with 80 gr vol 2F Goex, felt wad, .570 round ball with patch. This was the first outing for the 2 band since I aquired all the parts to get it going again. Accuracy was better than with the 3 band in a much handier package. Point of aim was only about 8" south of impact as opposed to 16" with the 3 band. I was surprised to find holes in the same target as the one I had the 6 o'clock hold on. Someday, I will get more serious about my loading, you know; weigh my powder, throw some .590 balls, use dies. but hey, it's a kick just making them go BOOM! I'm happy to print on target at 50 yards, and I love hearing the sound rolling through the mountains like thunder. Smoke em if ya gottem. allen
'the butt or the bay'nit or the bullet accordin' to the natur' av the man.'