Black powder cartridge, Schuetzen, the vast array of single shots and vintage arms of every make and model are the subject of the variety of our reader-written stories.
Fascinating stories carved out of personal experience from the firing line to shop projects from the ordinary to the extraordinary, including technical and how-to procedures and processes, makes the reading both instructive and enjoyable. Scroll down and click links to peruse several of these.
Often the stories will pose questions to the The Single Shot Exchange readership for further investigation. Our busy “Letters & Queries” section provides a means for the “back and forth” traffic of exchanging interesting, sometimes esoteric details on gun projects, shooting tips and collectibles. Click here to read a sampling of letters.
Throughout the pages of the The Single Shot Exchange are advertisements for supplies and services to get you started or to keep you in the game. Check out our list (& links) of “Products & Services Suppliers” in the sidebar at the left. Product & Book Reviews are also included in the pages of the Exchange. Scroll down and click the link in the sidebar for a product review from one of our issues.
The Exchange also features an “Upcoming Matches” section with match listings for the U.S., Canada and elsewhere. These are updated every month offering subscribers many venues in which to practice their skill and enjoy the fun of competition.
• Black Powder Cartridge (BPCR/BPCS)
The nostalgic return to the emulation of the riflemen of the past has resulted in an ever increasing number of shooters participating in the long range and black powder cartridge silhouette matches being held across the U.S. and internationally as well.
The Exchange boasts a core of accomplished shooters/ writers who explore the intricasies of these most exacting shooting challenges. Whether it's sighting equipment, loading data, bullet casting, doping the wind, reading mirage and the other myriad variables, our authors share their experience in detail offering both the novice and the veteran valuable information to improve their performance.
A recent article by one technical dynamo in our cadre of writers is “There Is No Magic Bullet” by Lee Shaver. In this article Lee states that “Problems we have with accuracy are at times not the problems we think we have. So how do you figure out what those problems might really be?”
Click here to read Part 1 of this fine two-part article.
Long-time subscriber Tom Ball records a memorable elk hunt in his story “Hunting with Paper Patch Bullets in Sharps 45/120 AKA 45/110.” Click here to read his interesting, detailed account.
In another selection, highly-regarded BPCR expert and book author Croft Barker presents a comprehensive, in-depth look at “Handloading the .50-70 for Antique and Modern Rifles”. Click here for this technically-adept, methodical look at loading and shooting the .50-70, our most historic centerfire.
• The Schuetzen Game
Every collector knows that there is always an exception to the various models and makes of the classic guns of the past. Our writers often explore these nuances in great detail contributing to the ever unfolding story associated with these weapons.
The novice or advanced collector will always find useful information here and perhaps your area of interest will wind up in the Exchange as well. We always encourage our subscribers to contribute stories and articles for the edification of our readers. “Collecting Single Shots: My Pope” by Lorance Newburn is one collector’s story of his quest to own an original vintage rifle. Click here to read this fascinating tale.