Coming up for air

The unique revolver-cylinder fed rifle. Chambered in 22 Rim Fire, 44 Mag, and 45 Colt/.410 bore.

Coming up for air

Postby Chiefeis » 16 Sep 2018 20:29

Well it's been a crazy several months (and not really in a good way). But I've been able to make it to the range a couple times with the CJ (mine is the .45/.410). As a comparison I've been at the range with the 9mm pistol so much I have a callus on my trigger finger (not joking).

Got it zeroed (or pretty close) at 100yrds (give or take). Also found I had a cracked stock. A buddy of mine actually bought a new stock for me, but using some woodworking techniques I learned back in my distant youth I think I've repaired the cracked one quite well.

I've found that the CJ really likes Hornady FTX. The 185gr almost breaks through 1/8" steel at 100yrds. The 225gr does just a bit better. I've attached a picture to show what I mean - you can see the polymer tip sticking through the steel.

I also am getting started with reloading. That should be an adventure! :D
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Re: Coming up for air

Postby Ranch Dog » 20 Sep 2018 06:53

That is a heck of a nice group. Unfortunately, the CJs are known for cracking stocks.
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Re: Coming up for air

Postby Chiefeis » 20 Sep 2018 07:47

Ranch Dog wrote:That is a heck of a nice group. Unfortunately, the CJs are known for cracking stocks.


Yep, that they are. But I repaired mine and with the low recoil I am comfortable with that. Plus I now have a spare. I also made a slight alteration to allow better use of a speedloader.

Got my reloading kit in the mail yesterday. A good friend of mine is an experience reloader and has a good setup. Next week I'm headed to his place to get set up with powder, primers, etc and have him supervise me. He also has a chrono and a range so we should get some good data.
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