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    The Black Powder Cartridge News 2022

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    The Black Powder Cartridge News 2022

    This issue features The Lure of the "Big Fifty", Blowtube Basics, Rational Expectations for Black-Powder Cartridge Accuracy, Charley Trask & His Big Kill, The Performance of the .45 Revolver, The Wyoming Sight Drifter - Improved, SPG Sales Rifle Restore, Accurate Molds - New Sharps .45-70 Bullet Mould, MVA - Rough and Ready Barrel Sight, Center Shot, Match Results, plus more.

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    Large Pistol Primers in Black Powder Loads

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    From the Editor

    A Rising Tide
    column by: Steve Garbe

    I am sure that many of you looked forward to the midterm elections as the obvious way to address some of the insanity that has been rampant in politics today. As I have stated before, I am a “one-issue voter” and that issue is the steady eroding of the Second Amendment by our elected officials. If a prospective or incumbent politician does not support and defend the Second Amendment, then he/she doesn’t get my vote. Some readers would say my view is too narrow, but I’m sticking with it. I’m a Constitutionalist, not a Republican or a Democrat and I make no apologies for that. ...Read More >


    About the Cover

    column by: Steve Garbe

    There’s just something about the Sharps “Big Fifty” cartridge. I think we all have gone through “Big Fifty Fever” at one time or another in our shooting careers and I have to admit to having numerous reinfections of the disease. ...Read More >



    Edwin D. Webber
    column by: Steve Garbe

    It is with an extremely heavy heart that I am reporting the passing of close friend, avid outdoorsman and master gunsmith, Ed Webber. ...Read More >


    The Lure of the “Big Fifty”

    feature by: Mike Nesbitt

    For shooters who are interested in black-powder cartridge shooting with Sharps rifles, the “Big Fifty” cartridge has a real calling. Commonly identified as the .50-90 Sharps, there is really nothing else quite like it. It was introduced with one thing in mind, buffalo hunting, and yet, it did not remain in production to the end of the buffalo hunts. The .50-90 Sharps was actually made for a rather short time and it was sold in numbers far fewer than what is generally considered. Even so, few rifle cartridges achieve the legendary status that is awarded to the Sharps “Big Fifty.” ...Read More >

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