Today was friggin perfect for shooting! Now and then I'd get a gust of wind in my face but it would die down, I'd cock the hammer, squeeze the trigger then go take a picture of the target.
Let me tell you, This Hawken is READY! There's no messing around with it, its ON and accuracy is so-so for the distance I was shooting.
The balls are .570" cast from a Lyman mold and drop at 277-278.8 grains. I weighed out all my balls and kept them within the range listed.
100gr Goex 2f black powder
.020" patch lubed with Bear grease
Swabbed between each shot until bore was CLEAN
Remington #11 Percussion caps
Now on shots 3- 6 ( 6 not listed due to it being an experimental - cant the barrel and shoot test) the sun light was awesome but as time went on, the sun moved behind the tree I was under and gave me bad sight glare. I countered with the blue tape as a sun shade but bright blue against a german silver front sight turns that silver sight blue and fuzzy as I found out! Next time, I will bring the tan masking tape.
This was from 150 yards guys. I don't even want to try it at 100 yards! Its all long range from now on LOL.