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    Black Powder Cartridge Summer 2021

    This issue features On Hunting and Sniping, Death in the Desert, A COVID-19 Project, Be More Than a Wannabe Part II, A .40 Caliber Long-Range Rifle, The Hide Hunting Exploits of Harry “Sam” Young, and much more.

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    From the Editor

    The Definition of Success
    column by: Steve Garbe

    In the course of putting together this latest issue, we read with much enjoyment Miles Gilbert’s article entitled “Hunting and Sniping.” Miles has touched on the increasingly contentious issue of modern long-range “hunting” utilizing the latest technology versus the traditional stalking and fieldcraft that many older hunters were taught by their elders. We agree completely with Miles’ thoughts on the subject; indeed, it is one that we have discussed several times in The Black Powder Cartridge News. Chances are that you do too, or you wouldn’t be reading a magazine dedicated to black powder firearms. ...Read More >


    About the Cover

    column by: Steve Garbe

    Our cover for this issue is a bit of an intriguing mystery. ...Read More >


    On Hunting and Sniping

    feature by: Miles Gilbert

    Long-range target shooting here in the U.S. has become increasingly popular, at least since the first International Match with the Irish team in 1874. The current “darling” centerfire cartridge (the 6.5 Creedmoor) is named for the famous venue constructed for that match on 70 acres at “Creed’s Farm,” subsequently called “Creed’s Moor” and now “Creedmoor” on Long Island, New York. Firing lines were established following the pattern at Wimbledon, which is now the well-known tennis court near London. It was 570 feet wide with 20 shooting pits, with ranges up to 1,000 yards. The shooters faced the north so that the sun would always be at their backs. ...Read More >


    Death in the Desert

    feature by: William P. Mapoles, Photos by Suzie Nichols

    This Colt .45 “Peacemaker” was found out in the desert in historically one of the most dangerous places on Earth. The end of the barrel was spotted sticking up out of the dust in the middle of nowhere, 17 miles from Tombstone, Arizona, 16 miles from Fort Huachuca, and only nine miles north of the Mexican border. It was made in 1884, based on the serial number of 111,506. The gun has one empty chamber, two fired shells, and three live rounds in it. The hammer is frozen in the first click or notch. Given the clockwise rotation of the cylinder, it had been carried on the empty chamber, then two shots had been fired, and the owner was in the act of cocking the hammer for the third shot, when it fell to the ground. You get an eerie feeling that the guy died violently when he dropped this gun, because he was in “The Valley of the Shadow of Death.” ...Read More >

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