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Dixie Gun Works SideLocks
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 10:49 pm    Post subject: Dixie Gun Works SideLocks Reply with quote

What do you guys know about them ?? I am thinking about getting myself a old "style" percussion and they are the site with the largest variaty I have seen. Smile

I am planing on getting the M1863 Zouave made by Armi Sport they sell for 475$ as my first ML. Its 58 Caliber and I plan on using .575 Mine Ball's like Dixie suggests for hunting. Cool

Goex only though. If I am going to be shooting a Black powder rifle I want to smell the sulfur in the air Wink

What do you all think of this as a general purpose hunting rifle to go after anything that walks North America (assuming I ever get the chance to hunt everything) ??

PS Next one I get after this one will be a Cook and Brother Carbine by Euro Arms its also a 58cal percussion side lock. What do you think about that one too ??

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Dixie Gun Works SideLocks Reply with quote

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Goex only though. If I am going to be shooting a Black powder rifle I want to smell the sulfur in the air

There is an alternative to GOEX black powder. Try eating a can of pork-n-beans and a few hard boiled egges, then load the rifle with Triple Se7en. You still get plent of smoke and a bore that is easier to clean and still have plenty of sulphur smell left over.
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On the serious side, well that was serious Very Happy , Dixie is a great company and they have alot of knowledge to pass on to you. The .58 is a little large for rabbit's & prarie dog's but like you say it's effective on most anything.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:06 am    Post subject: Re: Dixie Gun Works SideLocks Reply with quote

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pork-n-beans and a few hard boiled egges

LOL Very Happy Thats funny but it wouldnt work my stomic is built like a tank pork and beans doesnt effect me much Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Dixie Gun Works SideLocks Reply with quote

I have a Dixie Cub 40 caliber rifle and that thing is death on Fox and coyote, and looks great. I also have a Dixie Tennessee Rifle, 32 caliber, made in Japan of all places, and it is a gorgeous piece, and shoots great with Hornady swaged balls and .015" patch over 20 grains FFF.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Dixie Gun Works SideLocks Reply with quote

HELLOOOOoooooooooo? Sad What? did I scare every one off?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Dixie Gun Works SideLocks Reply with quote

Didnt scare anyone off .... Found out Dixie wont ship to Canada Sad

I'm stuck getting like a Lyman Muzzleloader I guess. Sad

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Dixie Gun Works SideLocks Reply with quote

Crackshot wrote:
HELLOOOOoooooooooo? Sad What? did I scare every one off?

I think popgun may have with his suggestion on the pork and beans and eggs to Dimitri. Everyone is probably worried about what the effect is going to be. Fart Fart Fart

Wouldn't mind having a go at BP hunting. Think I will have a look at the price of a "middle of the road" rifle and if it fits into the budget it just might be a goer. Something sort of nostalgic about a black powder firearm.

Cheers, Vince

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:27 am    Post subject: Re: Dixie Gun Works SideLocks Reply with quote

Dimitri, Lymans are well made rifles, I had a great plains rifle for 6 years, sold to my best freind, he still useing it with great results.
Vince, If you could get a gun to use "beans and boiled eggs, that would be deadly on both ends :(:(

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