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That Missouri-based brass manufacturer picked up on the need for other than run-of-the-mill cases back in the 1990s and began making ones like .45 S&W Schofield, .44 Smith & Wesson Russian, .41 Long Colt, and then to the joy of the BPCR crowd they added some rifle cases to the lineup.
Most of the NRA sponsored BPCR silhouette matches consist of 40 shots for score with unlimited sighters in the allotted time period.
The following story actually happened to a good friend and master class BPCR Silhouette competitor.
Finally we get to the BPCRs. My main bullets for .45-90s are poured in custom Steve Brooks bullet moulds.
(In the other shooting sports in which I have participated such as cowboy action and BPCR Silhouette, for the bucks you spend to fire the first event you could just about buy one each of the above VIMBARs and a year's supply of mil-surplus ammo for each.)
What has made me especially fond of that rifle is when using it in 2006, I managed for the first time to place in the top 10 scoring shooters at the NRA BPCR Silhouette National Championships.
By conservative estimate I feel my shoulder has been pounded by well over 100,000 rounds from BPCRs in the past 30 years.
Then in 1984 and 1985, I was, respectively, invited to my first cowboy-action event and the very first experimental NRA Black Powder Cartridge Rifle (BPCR) Silhouette match.
As a whole, we BPCR competitors today favor double set triggers, but after nearly 30 years with that genre of firearm I'm not at all sure they are an actual advantage.
My chosen discipline is BPCR Silhouette, and I focus my life during Montana's warm months on preparing for and shooting in such events.
A couple of years ago after the BPCR Nationals friends John Venhous, Dave Gullo and I were plinking at it with various types of '03 Springfields.
That saying came about when Darrell first mounted a scope on one of his BPCRs. Instead of shooting it on paper he just came to a match, and well into his first shooting stage I still hadn't been able to see where his bullets were landing.
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