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Shooting With Pedersoli’s 1-in-24 Twist .50 Caliber RB-ML Rifle

While the rifle shown here, the Pedersoli .50 caliber No. 209 primer ignition in-line Rolling Block Muzzleloader, may have a very mid to late 1800’s look to it, this rifle is actually somewhat advanced over the vast majority of other .50 caliber in-line rifle models on the market right now.  And, that would be due to the fact that the rifling twist of this rifle’s bore is a snappy 1-in-24 twist … while every other production run in-line .50 caliber rifle comes with a 1-in-28 rifling twist.

So … What Makes The 1-in-24 Twist So Advanced?

At this point, let’s just say that it has long been my contention that we’ve “outgrown” the 1-in-28 rifling twist.  William “Tony” Knight and I came up with that twist back when both the “ultra modern” in-line rifles and saboted bullet concepts were just getting off the ground, during the mid to late 1980’s.  Ever since, the 1-in-28 twist has become the in-line rifle “Industry Standard” – a standard that was entirely based on stabilizing fairly short .44 and .45 caliber handgun bullets … using a plastic sabot … out of a .50 caliber bore.  Since those days … the bullets favored by modern muzzleloading hunters have changed … and so have powders, now much more energetic than the black powder and Pyrodex loads of the 1980’s and 1990’s.  What hasn’t changed all that much, other than the switch to No. 209 primer ignition, have been the rifles – which are still being produced with the 30-year-old 1-in-28 twist.

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46 medals won with Pedersoli guns at the European Championships

A week has passed since the muzzle loading guns went silent in Barcelos, Portugal closing the MLAIC European Championships of this year. 230 shooters gathered from all around Europe to celebrate historical shooting. We were there also of course, and it was so good to see all the enthusiasm the black powder shooters share. Muzzle loading is our language of communication and we are all happy and lucky we can speak it.

The exceptional performance of the shooters amazes us each time we see them compete. Shooting high 90s with guns designed or even manufactured sometimes more than 200 years ago is something that earn respect. We are also very proud seeing so many people choosing our guns. And this is not just the question of accuracy. To score a winning score needs years of training with the same gun, firing that pistol or rifle many-many thousand times. Seeing so many Pedersoli guns at the ranges clarifies we are on the right track, and the conversation with you helped us so much.

But let’s see now what we have, let’s see the gifts our shooters awarded our company, with winning European Championships medals.

We won 5 gold medals, 7 silver, and 5 bronze medals in single events:

Discipline Shooter Nationality Score Gun
GOLD
VETTERLI MASSING GER 100 Bristlen Morges
MINIE BARBAULT FRA 94 1857 Württembergischen
COMINAZZO VENTE FRA 93 LE Page
MANTON LOTSPEICH GER 39 Mortimer
LORENZONI VIGOROUX FRA 46 Mortimer
SILVER
MIQUELET DEBERITZ SUI 94 AN IX
MINIE RUFENACHT SUI 94 1857 Württembergischen
PENNSYLVANIA MASSING GER 97 Swiss Match
COMINAZZO ANSAMAA FIN 93 LE Page
MARIETTE LAMBERT BEL 96 Remington Pattern
MANTON LANG GER 39 Mortimer
LORENZONI LOTSPEICH GER 44 Mortimer
BRONZE
LAMARMORA NYITRAI HUN 96 1857 Württembergischen
MIQUELET NORDHAGEN NOR 93 AN IX
PENNSYLVANIA JURZA SVK 97 Cub Dixie
MANTON CRIX GBR 39 Mortimer
LORENZONI WILLMS GER 42 Mortimer

 

Please take a closer look to the performance of Vladimir Jurza from Slovakia. He won the bronze medal with equalling score of 97 with one of our cheapest guns, the Cub Dixie, proving that no matter the price, Pedersoli guns always deliver match grade quality!

Pedersoli muzzleloaders in the hands of excellent shooters score another 8 gold, 11 silver and 10 bronze medals in team events:

TEAMS
WOGDON
FINLAND 2/3 L.P+L.P
GERMANY 2/3 LP+LP
SLOVAK 2/3 LP+LP
EL ALAMO
BELGIUM 1/3 Ped remingt
PORTUGAL 1/3 Ped remingt
PETERLONGO
GERMANY 1/3 Ped remingt
MAGENTA
FRANCE 1/3 Mauser
GERMANY 2/3 maus+maus
FINLAND 3/3 maus+maus+maus
KOSSUTH
GERMANY 2/3 swiss m+swiss m
HUNGARY 3/3 swiss+swiss+mort
AUSTRIA 1/3 jaeger
AMAZON
SPAIN 1/3 gibbs
RIGBY
SPAIN 1/3 gibbs
PFORZHEIM
GERMANY 1/3 B.Morges
SLOVAK REP 1/3 B.Morges
HUNGARY 2/3 B.Morges + Tryon
HALIKO
NORWAY 3/3 AN IX+AN IX+ AN IX
FINLAND 2/3 AN IX+AN IX
GERMANY 3/3 AN IX+ AN IX+AN IX
LUCCA
FRANCE 1/3 MORTIMER
SWITZERLAND 2/3 MORTIM+MORTIM
ENFIELD
FRANCE 1/3 MAUSER
GERMANY 1/3 MAUSER
HAWKER
GERMANY 2/3 MORTIM+MORTIM
FRANCE 2/3 MORTIM+MORTIM
BATESVILLE
AUSTRIA 1/3 MORTIMER
SPAIN 1/3 MORTIMER
FRANCE 1/3 MORTIMER
TOTAL TEAMS 8 11 10

 

Dear Shooters! Congratulations to all the participants. Thanks for keeping the flame alive! And we are especially proud of the Pedersoli shooters! Well done Ladies and Gentlemen!