Alright! My day pooped me out but I learned a lot about my 58 and what items i need to order for it.
For starters, A new ball,patch,powder load.
90 grains Schuetzen 2f black powder
.575" round ball
.020" patch lubed with mr flintlocks patch lube
Right off the bat, there is nooooo friggin way that .020" patch is doable in the field, I had to use a small hammer to tap the patched ball into the muzzle and then shove it home with the ramrod.
3 shots, not a BAD group, but certainly not the best for this rifle at only 50 yards. My point of impact was really high as well with that larger ball. 3" high to be exact since I use 6 o'clock hold.
Next I wanted to try 90 grains Goex 2f with the thinner .015" patch and .575" ball. Still had to beat it into the muzzle, loaded nice and slick after that. I think the .570" ball will be just about perfect. Just have to suck it up and pay the price Lyman wants for their ball mold.
Here are some of the .015 patches I recovered. Not bad at all! Just to dang tight with the over sized .575" ball.
And these are the .020" patches,
Now for the sights, you can see the single shot in the bulls eye. I adjusted my sight all the way down but feel i will have to remove that sight notch deal in order to get it dead on at 50 yards.
Switching over to my CVA Mountain Pistol .50cal at 20 yards.
50 grains Goex 2f
.490" round ball
.015" patch lubed with the same mr flintlock lube.
Im not sure what the heck is wrong with me for pulling that shot to the left, I did the same thing in the video. That front sight is super thick and the rear sight notch is small. It just blurs all together making it hard for my eye to see clearly.
The next 4 shots though i was extremely happy with.